Ashley Pauls

A blog of ice and fire: Thoughts on Game of Thrones seasons 2 & 3+

“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.” If there’s one bit of dialogue you...

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Cash-grab rehash or creative re-imagining? Thoughts on the Disney live action remakes+

While not all of Disney’s live action remakes of their animated classics have been a hit with critics, they do...

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Movie review: Is ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ a worthy follow-up to ‘Endgame’?+

“Avengers: Endgame” is, admittedly, a tough act to follow. How do you continue the franchise after an epic, three-hour film...

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Learning to let go: Quick movie reviews for ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Toy Story 4’+

How do you let go of a dream that you’ve been holding onto for so long that it’s become a...

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Will Ashley survive the Game of Thrones?: Thoughts on the series from a first-time viewer+

At this point, it feels like I’m the last person in all of my social circles who hasn’t watched Game...

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Movie review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ closes out the X-Men saga (for now)+

For better or worse, “Dark Phoenix” marks the end of the X-Men franchise as we know it. It’s a little...

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Return of the king(s): Quick movie reviews for ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’+

What do “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and the new Elton John biopic “Rocketman” have in common? Well, not much,...

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Movie review: Disney’s live action ‘Aladdin’ a colorful confection that’s more entertaining than amazing+

Disney’s animated “Aladdin” has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the very first movie I saw in...

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Batman, Christopher Nolan goes ‘James Bond,’ and balance in the Force: A geek news roundup+

We’ve had a LOT of major geek news within the past week or so, and fans have had plenty to...

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Movie review: ‘Tolkien’ film shows the story behind the storyteller+

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” might be my favorite introductory line for a novel. It’s...

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