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: ‘Enola Holmes 2’ is a delightful sequel

The first Enola Holmes movie — featuring the younger sister of famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes — premiered in the midst of the nightmare of a year that was 2020, in a world still upended by the COVID pandemic when theatrical film releases were few and far between.  Enola Holmes

TV review: ‘House of the Dragon’ one of my favorite geek stories this year

The first season of House of the Dragon ended on a maddening cliffhanger this past Sunday, with a devastating tragedy that will surely send shockwaves across the land of Westeros and plunge the realm into an infamous civil war known in George R.R. Martin’s writings as the “Dance of the

Four things I loved most about MCU special ‘Werewolf by Night’

Before I sat down to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s hour-long Werewolf by Night special on Disney+, I knew absolutely nothing about it. However, it didn’t take me long to realize that I really liked what I was seeing.  The special combines the MCU with a classic monster movie/horror vibe,

TV review: ‘She-Hulk’ isn’t my favorite, but it’s still fun

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a wild ride so far. It has featured some of my favorite storytelling that has ever taken place in the MCU (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, WandaVision, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, to name a few examples) and

TV review: House of the Dragon

I was late to the party when it came to joining the Game of Thrones fandom. I waited to watch the series until all the seasons had finished airing, and I watched it all in one epic swoop in the summer of 2019.  The ending of HBO’s massive hit series

TV review: ‘The Sandman’ offers bold, ambitious storytelling

Have you ever finished a film, TV series, or book and thought, “Wow, that was an excellent story…but I’m not sure if I enjoyed it”?  I recently finished watching Netflix’s big-budget adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s epic DC Comics series, The Sandman, and to be honest, I’m still working through my

Book review: ‘Shadow of the Sith’ is a cinematic Star Wars read

If you’ve listened to me chat about Star Wars for more than 30 seconds, then you’ve probably heard me talk about my love for the sequel trilogy.  I know they were (and still are) somewhat controversial, and not all fans agreed on how they turned out. And you know what?

Five important takeaways from Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’

Until a short time ago, I didn’t watch horror movies. They were too scary, too gory, and – quite frankly – too much for me to handle…or so I thought.  Then Jordan Peele’s Get Out blew my mind (in a good way), and I realized, “Hey – this is some

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