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What I’m looking forward to in 2024

Happy New Year! 2023 had a lot of ups and downs in terms of pop culture, and I’m looking forward to a fresh start and to what’s ahead. This is the year we (hopefully! finally!) get to see Dune: Part 2 and my regional comic con is celebrating its 25th

Year in review: My favorite stories of 2023

10. TIE – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Wonka I know that it’s sort of cheating to do a tie, but I really enjoyed both these films and couldn’t bear to leave one off the list. I loved the animation style of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 3

December felt like a VERY busy month for new content, and before I release my end of year wrap up, I wanted to get caught up on reviewing a few more of the films and TV shows I saw in 2023. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom This movie was…OK. It

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 2

Wonka Initially, I wasn’t really interested in a Willy Wonka prequel. But when I heard that the same creative team behind the Paddington movies was involved, I was immediately on board. Wonka is a thoroughly charming, musical family film that’s the perfect sort of cozy, feel-good movie to watch during

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently

November turned out to be a bit of a whirlwind for our family, though in the best way possible. We adopted a baby boy the day before Thanksgiving, and I’ve been getting lots of snuggles while catching up on streaming content! Each one of these shows probably deserves its own

Movie review: The Marvels

It’s been a while since I walked out of a theater after watching a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and found myself feeling absolutely delighted.  As a reviewer, I don’t like to focus on the negative, but at least for me, too many of the recent Marvel movies have missed the

The MCU is hitting a rough patch…and why that’s not a reason to panic

Before 2020, the Marvel Cinematic Universe reigned supreme at the box office. Avengers: Endgame was the blockbuster to end all blockbusters, an epic, special-effects packed extravaganza with genuine emotion. It was a thrilling conclusion to years of story build-up and character development. Watching it in the theaters opening weekend was

Movie review: The Creator

The Creator is one of those movies that, the moment I finished watching it, I immediately felt compelled to start talking/writing about it. That’s not to say this is an instant sci-fi masterpiece, or something that dramatic. It didn’t take my breath away the same way that Blade Runner 2049

Movie review: A Haunting in Venice

I remember when I first saw the trailer for A Haunting in Venice in the movie theater. The spooky opening first had me believing it was a horror film, and I thought, “Oh man, this looks scary; I don’t know if I could handle this in the theater.” Then up

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