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

Messages of hope from our favorite geek stories

Though it is not yet halfway over, 2020 has already been a long, difficult year. A global pandemic led to mass quarantine orders and sparked a time of fear and uncertainty that remains today, as the search for a vaccine continues. People also are grieving the ugly truth that is

TV review: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ a hilarious and heartfelt sitcom

How much do I love the show “Schitt’s Creek”? Well, in the past I’ve been very vocal about my feelings regarding the explosion of online streaming services and my frustration about having to sign up for all of them in order to watch buzz-worthy TV shows. I’m very hesitant to

What Star Wars means to me

I’ve written plenty of blogs about Star Wars over the years, and by this point, I’m pretty sure that anyone who knows me is fully aware of the fact that I am completely obsessed with this franchise. I’m not even really sure of how it all began, of why Star

Why movie theaters are worth saving

I’ll never forget the last movie I went to see before the coronavirus quarantine started. There wasn’t necessarily a movie I was desperate to see that weekend, but I just really needed to get out of the house. I’d just learned my favorite regional con had been cancelled due to

Better Late than Never blog series…goes west: Closing thoughts

Well, it looks like it’s time for the “Better Late than Never blog series…goes west” to ride off into the sunset. It’s been a great journey, and overall I’ve really enjoyed diving deeper into a genre I once thought I didn’t like. I’ll still always have a special place in

Comic book review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren’

The Star Wars saga has already covered — quite extensively — the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader. And we’ve seen that Vader’s grandson, Kylo Ren, also fell to the dark side. But how did Ben Solo — son of two of the greatest heroes of

Why being a geek brings me joy, even in uncertain times

I was planning to spend this weekend getting ready for Planet Comicon, the regional geek convention my dad and I look forward to attending together every year. If you’ve never heard of Planet Comicon, I’m always happy to help promote it — it’s a fantastic mid-sized con that draws about

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