Marvel’s What If…? (Season 1)—Review

Over the course of 2021, Marvel has blessed audiences with two films (Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and three live-action shows, with a fourth still to come (WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye). All these (that have come out) were great to phenomenal additions to …

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Squid Game (2021)—Review

The show that has taken the entire world by storm this year has been the South Korean dystopian drama, Squid Game (2021), and its popularity is not misplaced. From Battle Royale (2000) to The Hunger Games (2012), for a while, audiences loved the dystopian, battle-to-the-death storyline, and Squid Game is certainly capitalizing on that and …

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No Time To Die (2021)—Review

Ian Fleming's James Bond character and brand has permeated pop culture for over six decades with many novels and films. Ever since 007's first film outing with Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery as the titular hero, film fans have been clamoring around the Bond franchise. With seven different actors taking on the mantle of …

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)—Review

Sony’s Spider-Verse started back in 2018 with the release of Venom—which I thought was okay, nothing amazing. By far the best part of the 2018 film was the incredible chemistry between Eddie Brock and Venom (played and voiced by Tom Hardy). Venom: Let There Be Carnage expands on the tumultuous relationship in an amazing way, …

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Invincible (2021, Season 1)—Review

With the massive amounts of comic book properties that have been getting adapted lately, it is always nice to get one that surprises and subverts the general audience's expectations. This year's comic adaptation to do that, is Amazon's first season of Invincible (2021- ), based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name. By taking …

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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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