Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)—Review

The Marvel content during the pandemic has all been very good, but, other than WandaVision, neither the shows or Black Widow have reached the level of what I would consider top-tier MCU. That has officially changed. As a huge fan of comic book, wuxia, and Kurosawa films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings …

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021, Season 1)—Review

Editing Note: This was written two months ago, but is only now being published. If there is any weird/out of place statements involving timing, that is why. Marvel and Disney have done it again. With WandaVision's (2021) incredible success on Disney+ earlier this year, hopes were high for Marvel's future presence on the streaming service. …

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“Ring Shout” by P. Djèlí Clark—Adaptability Review

A show that I thoroughly enjoyed last year, even though I never wrote a review for it, was HBO's Lovecraft Country (2020) which was based on a book by the same name by Matt Ruff (2016). Part of what made that show so good is that it combined dark, Lovecraftian fantasy with history, and in …

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)—Review

One of my favorite films of 2018 was John Krasinski's theatrical directorial debut, A Quiet Place. With fantastic characters, an incredible premise, and some of the most suspenseful sound design ever presented in film, A Quiet Place blew audiences away and was a true "must see in a theater" event. When A Quiet Place Part …

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