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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is, at times, both mighty and ‘meh’

I’ve been pondering over Thor: Love and Thunder ever since I walked out of the theater on Saturday night, trying to decide what I wanted to say in my review. And honestly, I’ve been having a little trouble organizing my thoughts into a cohesive opinion.  I feel like I’m in

Five things I’d change about ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

Although Jurassic World: Dominion was one of my most anticipated summer movies, as I walked out of the theater I found myself feeling deflated. I had a lot of hopes for the movie, but it didn’t quite fulfill them.  There were some bright spots, such as seeing the legacy cast

Top Gun: Maverick – a spoiler-free review

Top Gun: Maverick was not on my list of most anticipated movies for 2022. Until recently, I wasn’t even sure if I’d see it in theaters (I hadn’t yet seen the original movie, either). However, I was intrigued by the aerial cinematography in the IMAX trailers I saw, and when

Blurred Nerds Episode 232

The Blurred Nerds Podcast 232

On this episode of the Blurred Nerds: Media mega companies and streamers: We catch up on all the media company merger & shuffling news such as Amazon eyeing MGM. WarnerMedia & Discovery might also combine forces. What will this mean for HBO Max in a year from now? Speaking of

Movie review: Live-action Maleficent returns in ‘Mistress of Evil’

Many times, the villain in a story is an even more fascinating character than the hero. We wonder why they chose this path, and what compels them to oppose our hero. Maybe their motivations are purely selfish, like Emperor Palpatine, who just wants more power, or maybe they’re more like

Movie review: Returning to Downton Abbey

I can’t remember exactly how I got into Downton Abbey. I think a friend recommended it to me, and I watched the first season while it was still on Netflix. Needless to say, I quickly fell absolutely, completely in love with this show. I’d watched plenty of British period dramas

Movie review: ‘The Lego Movie 2’ is more okay than awesome

Even though lovable minifigure Emmet saved the day in “The Lego Movie,” life in Bricksburg is most definitely no longer awesome. The Lego world that Emmet and his friends live in has become a grim, post-apocalyptic wasteland, that not even Emmet’s eternal optimism can fix. When his best friend Lucy

Movie review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is a charming, old-fashioned musical

My favorite moment from “Mary Poppins Returns” actually wasn’t a moment in the film itself. I went to see the movie with my mom on Christmas Eve, and there was a little kid sitting several seats down from us. After one particular song and dance number (involving a magical bubble

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ fun, but not as fresh as the original

I’ve always felt that the original “Ant-Man” is a bit of an underrated gem within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although it had a much more modest box office haul than Marvel’s bigger hits, it’s a fun (and funny) heist flick starring a perfectly-cast Paul Rudd as the sometimes misguided but

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