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 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

A movie marathon long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

As a longtime Star Wars fan, I’ve written countless articles over the years about my favorite franchise. The world doesn’t necessarily need another Ashley Pauls Star Wars blog entry, but here it is anyway!  This past week, I had a chance to check off an item that’s been on my

TV review: Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

At this point I feel like it’s kind of cliché to say that we’re living in a golden age of television, but truly, we are.  I’ve always been more of a movie girl than an avid TV watcher. Film is my favorite medium in which to experience a fictional story.

So long, 2020: Reflections on pop culture in a weird and wild year

At the beginning of 2020, I was feeling what I’d call “stubbornly optimistic” about the year ahead. 2019 hadn’t been the best year for me personally, and I was excited for a fresh start. There were going to be tons of cool new movies to blog and podcast about. There

Disney announcement recap: What I’m most hyped for

A while back, I blogged about canceling my Disney+ account. Not permanently, of course, but I did feel like it was time for a break. In my first year with the streaming service, I hadn’t watched it as much as I thought I would, and I wanted to try out

’Tis the season…for cheesy Netflix holiday films!

’Twas the month before Christmas, And on your TV An explosion of contentSo bright and cheer-y! Let’s deck the halls with tinselAnd plot twists so cheesyIt’s Netflix holiday season…And time to get streaming! That’s right — the holiday season is officially here, and that means your Netflix feed is now overwhelmed with

Happy holidays from a galaxy far, far away

I firmly believe that every Star Wars fan should watch the infamous “Holiday Special” at least once. It’s not because the Star Wars Holiday Special is some kind of hidden, underappreciated gem. It’s awful — truly, spectacularly, miserably awful. So awful, in fact, that if George Lucas could have used

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