Ashley Pauls

I’m a movie buff, and I love anything to do with entertainment (especially science fiction and British dramas!) I write about current and upcoming films and other entertainment-related news. I currently work as a communications coordinator, and I’m an aspiring novelist. – Ashley Marie Pauls

Movie review: ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ is a silly but fun flick

The comparisons are inevitable.  Last year’s Godzilla Minus One was a remarkable film (one of my favorites of the year). It had a thought-provoking story that combined exciting action with genuine emotion. The human characters had actual depth and moving arcs.  I’m sure it comes as little surprise that Godzilla

Ted Lasso – The TV show I didn’t know how much I needed

I put off watching Ted Lasso for a long time. I’m not sure why. Sometimes I get cold feet when it comes to committing to a new TV show (it takes a lot more time to watch a multiple-season series vs. a stand-alone movie). I didn’t have Apple TV+ and

Hitting the fandom doldrums (and how to find your spark again!)

As geeks, one of the things we do best is, well, “geeking out” – when we see a new trailer for a film we’ve been eagerly anticipating, or buy a merch item that’s been on our wish list for years, we feel that familiar burst of giddy excitement. We want

Celebrating 25 years of geeky fun at Planet Comicon 2024

It’s always a bittersweet feeling when, on the last day of a con, you head out of the building for the last time and start the long walk back to your car, or the bus, or whatever mode of transportation you used to get there.  Your heart is full because

Reflections on Dune: Part Two

I love the story of Dune so, so much — which is not really a sentence I would have anticipated writing when I first tried reading the book about a decade ago.  For whatever reason, I didn’t really connect with Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel back then. Maybe it wasn’t

Dune: Part 2 – Initial thoughts

I feel like a large portion of my Geek experience in recent history has been spent waiting for Dune. First, Dune: Part One was delayed from its planned 2020 release to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Dune: Part Two was delayed from 2023 to 2024, due to the

What I’m looking forward to in 2024

Happy New Year! 2023 had a lot of ups and downs in terms of pop culture, and I’m looking forward to a fresh start and to what’s ahead. This is the year we (hopefully! finally!) get to see Dune: Part 2 and my regional comic con is celebrating its 25th

Year in review: My favorite stories of 2023

10. TIE – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Wonka I know that it’s sort of cheating to do a tie, but I really enjoyed both these films and couldn’t bear to leave one off the list. I loved the animation style of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 3

December felt like a VERY busy month for new content, and before I release my end of year wrap up, I wanted to get caught up on reviewing a few more of the films and TV shows I saw in 2023. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom This movie was…OK. It

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 2

Wonka Initially, I wasn’t really interested in a Willy Wonka prequel. But when I heard that the same creative team behind the Paddington movies was involved, I was immediately on board. Wonka is a thoroughly charming, musical family film that’s the perfect sort of cozy, feel-good movie to watch during

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently

November turned out to be a bit of a whirlwind for our family, though in the best way possible. We adopted a baby boy the day before Thanksgiving, and I’ve been getting lots of snuggles while catching up on streaming content! Each one of these shows probably deserves its own

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