The K Spot - Keith Sickelmore

Monkey Nut Punch

I am a member of a trio of guys who produce the weekly Monkey Nut Punch Podcast . We talk about all things pop culture, geek stuff, movies & tv, video games and technology. Below you will find a list of our the latest episodes. You can link to them to listen, or find us on all good podcast directors, oh and the bad ones too,  as I added us to just about everything that would allow podcast submission. Enjoy!

In this riveting episode "Screen Shifts & Superhero Sagas," we navigate through the tumultuous waters of the entertainment industry, spotlighting the seismic changes and thrilling developments that are reshaping our viewing experiences. From David S. Goyer's strategic step back in "Foundation" to the star-studded cast reveal of Marvel's "Fantastic Four" reboot, we dissect the decisions behind the scenes and their impact on the future of storytelling.

We also dive deep into the strategic cancellation of "Superman & Lois" by The CW, a move by Warner Bros. Discovery to pave the way for "Superman: Legacy." This decision sparks a broader discussion on how cinematic ambitions are influencing television franchises and what this consolidation means for superhero narratives and their fans.

Join us as we explore Cillian Murphy's reunion with the original "28 Days Later" team for the anticipated sequel "28 Years Later," and reflect on the inspiring appearance of Michael J. Fox at the British Academy Film Awards. His enduring spirit and the power of cinema to unite and inspire are at the heart of our conversation.

The controversy surrounding the 2024 People's Choice Awards, with Rachel Zegler's unexpected win, ignites a debate on the integrity of public-voted awards and the role of social media in shaping public opinion.

Plus, don't miss our "Watch We’ve Been Watching" segment, where we share our thoughts on Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender," "Iron Claw," and why "Stargate Atlantis" is worth a rewatch. And in "Nice Things," we spotlight the little joys and hidden gems that are keeping us entertained.

Tune in to "Screen Shifts & Superhero Sagas" for an insightful look into the shifts and sagas that are defining the entertainment landscape.

Posted: 25 February 2024

Welcome to another electrifying episode of the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast, available at www.mnp.ninja! This week, we're diving headfirst into a thrilling array of topics that are sure to ignite your passion for all things entertainment.

🔥 Season Finale Extravaganza: Jack Reacher Season 2 We kick off with a detailed discussion on the season finale of Amazon Prime's "Jack Reacher" Season 2. Based on Lee Child's bestselling novels, this season has taken us on a rollercoaster of action, suspense, and drama. We dissect the finale's high points, its impact on the series, and speculate on what's next for our favorite wandering hero.

🎬 Spotlight on 'The Holdovers' Next up, we delve into the world of cinema with an in-depth review of the film "The Holdovers." This poignant and thought-provoking movie has captured our hearts and minds. We'll explore the themes, performances, and the unique storytelling approach that sets this film apart.

🌌 Doctor Who News Flash Whovians, gather around! We've got some fresh and exciting updates from the universe of "Doctor Who." From casting news to plot teasers, we're discussing it all. Whether you're a fan of the classic series or the modern iterations, there's something here for every TARDIS enthusiast.

🎤 And More! But that's not all! We've got a treasure trove of topics, including the latest in gaming, tech, and pop culture. Our podcast is a one-stop shop for all your geeky needs.

So, grab your headphones, settle in, and get ready for a ride through the realms of entertainment with your favourite hosts at Monkey Nut Punch. Remember, you can always join the conversation by visiting our website at www.mnp.ninja. Let's punch it!

Posted: 28 January 2024

Welcome to the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of entertainment and geek culture! In this episode, we're unpacking a thrilling lineup of shows and the latest buzz in the Star Wars and Marvel universes.

First up, we're talking about Amazon's "Reacher," the action-packed series that brings Lee Child's iconic character Jack Reacher to life. We'll discuss the show's gripping storyline, standout performances, and how it compares to the books and previous adaptations.

Next, we shift gears to Apple TV's "Slow Horses." This spy thriller, with its intricate plot and compelling characters, has us on the edge of our seats. We'll break down the series' highlights, discuss its unique take on the spy genre, and speculate on what's next.

Then, we're diving into "Monarch" on Apple TV. This show's blend of drama and music has struck a chord with audiences. We'll explore the show's themes, its portrayal of the music industry, and the performances that make it a must-watch.

Lastly, we're rounding up the latest news from the Star Wars and Marvel universes. From upcoming movies and series to behind-the-scenes gossip, we've got all the updates you need to stay in the loop.

Join us on the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast at mnp.ninja for an entertaining and insightful journey through the world of TV, movies, and beyond. You the man, now let's dive into this exciting world of entertainment!

Posted: 14 January 2024

Welcome to the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast, where pop culture, entertainment, and a bit of cheeky banter collide! Hosted on mnp.ninja, this podcast is your go-to destination for unfiltered and lively discussions on some of the most exciting and trending topics in the entertainment world.

In our latest episode, we're diving deep into the gritty world of Amazon's "Reacher," a show that has taken the streaming world by storm with its intense action and compelling storytelling. We'll dissect the characters, plot twists, and what makes this series stand out in the crowded field of action dramas.

But that's not all! We're also taking a sharp turn into the intriguing world of espionage with Apple TV's "Slow Horses." This series, with its unique blend of suspense and dark humor, has captured our attention, and we're eager to share our thoughts on its complex characters and twisted plot lines.

And for the grand finale, we're roaring into the monstrous realm of Godzilla. We'll explore the latest in the Godzilla franchise, discussing how these films continue to captivate audiences with their colossal battles and deep-rooted themes that go beyond mere monster mayhem.

So, whether you're a fan of hard-hitting action, spy thrillers, or giant monster showdowns, the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast has something for everyone. Join us on this wild ride at mnp.ninja, and let's get punching!

Remember, you're the man, and now, let's dive into the world of entertainment with the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast

Posted: 23 December 2023

🎄🎮 Welcome to a special holiday episode of Gaming Face Punch! In this Christmas extravaganza, we're spiking the eggnog and diving headfirst into the nostalgic realm of gaming. 🍻

Join us as we get merry and a bit tipsy, reminiscing about the forgotten gems of First-Person Shooters (FPS) - those games that defined our trigger-happy days but somehow slipped through the cracks of mainstream memory. 🕹️💥

But wait, there's more! We're also taking a whimsical wander down the pixelated paths of Point-and-Click Adventures. Remember those quirky puzzles, bizarre characters, and the absurd humor that had us clicking away for hours? We're bringing it all back! 🧩🖱️

And because it's the festive season and we're feeling bold, we're tackling a controversial yet undeniably present aspect of gaming history - Boobs in Video Games. From the pixelated to the hyper-realistic, we discuss how gaming's portrayal of the female form has evolved, sparked debates, and sometimes left us just plain baffled. 🤔🎮

So, grab your favorite holiday drink, put on your gaming hats, and join us for a jolly good time filled with laughter, nostalgia, and maybe a few facepalms. This is Gaming Face Punch: The Merry Mayhem Edition - where gaming nostalgia meets holiday spirits! 🥂🕹️🎅

Disclaimer: This episode contains adult themes and language. Listener discretion is advised.

Posted: 17 December 2023

This week on the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast, available at mnp.ninja, we're diving into a TV series extravaganza, discussing three thrilling shows that are making waves on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.  First up, we're talking about "Slow Horses" Season 3 on Apple TV. This gripping spy drama has kept us on the edge of our seats, and we can't wait to share our thoughts on the latest season's twists and turns. Next, we shift gears to Amazon Prime's "Reacher" Season 2. The action-packed series based on Lee Child's novels has returned, and we're breaking down everything from its intense fight scenes to the complex character development. Finally, we delve into Apple TV's "Monarch." This new entrant has stirred up quite the buzz, and we're here to dissect its storyline, characters, and potential to become the next big hit. Join us as we compare, critique, and celebrate these three series. We'll discuss what makes each show stand out, their impact on the current TV landscape, and what we hope to see in future seasons. Don't miss this exciting episode of the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast. Tune in, subscribe, and join the conversation at mnp.ninja for this and more on the latest in TV and entertainment! 🎧

Posted: 17 December 2023

Welcome back to the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast! In this episode, we're unpacking a mixed bag of television treats and letdowns. First up, we delve into the brilliant world of espionage with "Slow Horses" Season 3, Episode 3. We'll dissect the intricate plot twists, character developments, and the masterful storytelling that keeps us on the edge of our seats.

Then, we switch gears to the much-anticipated "Doctor Who" 60th Anniversary Special. Expect an honest, no-holds-barred discussion on why this milestone event didn't quite hit the mark for us. We'll explore where it stumbled, and share our thoughts on what could have made it a fitting tribute to the iconic series.

Lastly, we take a deep dive into Apple TV's "Monarch." This show has been creating a buzz, and we're here to break down what makes it stand out, or fall flat, in the competitive world of streaming television.

As always, we bring our unique blend of humor, insight, and candid opinions to the table. So, whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, join us for a lively discussion that's as entertaining as it is informative. Let's get the conversation started on the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast! 🎙️🐒🥊📺

Posted: 10 December 2023

Dive into the latest and most exciting developments in the gaming world with our comprehensive podcast episode.

We kick off with the intense legal battle surrounding Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a deal that could reshape the gaming industry. Next, we shift gears to Sega's nostalgic announcement, reviving classics like Jet Set Radio and Streets of Rage. We then delve into the buzz around Grand Theft Auto 6's 2025 launch, with a special focus on its delayed PC release. The episode also explores the anticipation for Amazon Prime Video's Fallout series, highlighting fan reactions to the inclusion of Dogmeat. Additionally, we discuss Sony's controversial decision to remove hundreds of TV shows from PlayStation libraries, sparking a debate on digital ownership. Finally, we wrap up with a look at the exciting 2023 games release schedule for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

Join us for an episode packed with insights, speculations, and everything gaming enthusiasts need to know!

Posted: 08 December 2023

In this episode, we're taking a critical eye to some of the latest offerings on television, where it seems originality is harder to find than a needle in a haystack.

We start with what should have been a milestone: the 60th episode of Doctor Who's second season. Instead of a celebration, we'll discuss how it fell flat, lacking the charm and ingenuity the series was once known for. Then, we shift to Apple TV's "Slow Horses" Season 3. The disappointment continues as we dissect the newly released trailer for the Fallout TV show, which appears to miss the mark on what made the game series a cult classic. And finally, we'll delve into "The Boys," a series that once pushed boundaries but now seems to be running in circles, struggling to maintain its shock value.

Tune in for a no-holds-barred analysis of these shows, where we ask: where has all the good TV gone?

Posted: 03 December 2023

Join us on the Monkey Nut Punch Podcast at mnp.ninja for a no-holds-barred discussion on Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary. 

In this episode, we're taking a hard look at the journey of Doctor Who over six decades. We'll discuss where the show has shined and where it's fallen short, especially in recent years.

From the changing faces of the Doctor to the evolving storylines, we'll explore what's worked and what hasn't, asking if the show has lost its original magic.

We'll also debate the future of Doctor Who: what needs to change and what should stay the same?

Tune in for a straightforward, critical take on Doctor Who's 60 years in the TARDIS. Listen, subscribe, and join the conversation at mnp.ninja. 

Posted: 26 November 2023