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

Why you should be paying attention to Star Wars: The High Republic

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the release of all the upcoming Star Wars projects on Disney+ — and understandably so. Longtime fan favorite Boba Fett is back (and better than ever) thanks to The Mandalorian, and he’s appearing in his own spinoff series later this year. Ewan McGregor is

Movie review: The MCU returns to the big screen with ‘Black Widow’

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been waiting a long time for a Black Widow solo film — and I’m not just talking about how this film’s release date was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Black Widow made her first appearance in the MCU back in 2010

Why ‘Loki’ shouldn’t answer all the questions it raises

I thought WandaVision on Disney+ was really trippy, but it’s got nothing on Loki. So far the show has delved into time travel, cosmic beings who control events throughout history, and variant copies of the same people from multiple realities — and this is just the first two episodes.  The

Coming back to the movies

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had a chance to go to my local theater to watch the Disney live action Cruella movie. While this was not the first movie I’ve seen in a theater since the COVID shutdown in March 2020, it was a special moment, because this was the

After all this waiting, will the Black Widow solo film feel underwhelming?

On July 9, 2021, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will (presumably) get a chance to watch the new Black Widow movie. I use the word “presumably” because this poor movie has been through quite a convoluted journey on its way to theaters.  This movie was originally slated for a May 2020

Movie review: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ offers monster mayhem and giddy fun

I love movies with rich character development, that dive deeply into the characters’ emotions and motivations. If I’m going to criticize a movie, the first things that usually come up are how the characterization is too shallow and the film focuses too much on action sequences or special effects at

Grief, redemption, and healing from trauma: Reflections on ‘WandaVision’

I won’t say that the final episode of WandaVision made me cry. However, I definitely had a strange watery-ness in my eyes, particularly during the final scenes, as Wanda’s artificial reality comes crashing down, and Wanda and Vision are forced to say goodbye, yet again.  I wasn’t prepared for just

Previously On… Catching up with ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+

Well, my grand experiment to take a break from Disney+ and try out other streaming services lasted all of two months. Eventually, I couldn’t stand the suspense anymore, and I just had to find out what was going on with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new Disney+ show WandaVision. I now

Throwback review: ‘And Then There Were None’ (2015 BBC miniseries)

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is arguably the most famous mystery novel of all time, selling over 100 million copies since its initial publication in 1939. It’s been adapted countless times over the years in many formats, including film, radio, and the stage. Miraculously, I’ve somehow managed to

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