Looking for new heroes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is arguably one of the most popular franchises in contemporary western popular cinema.   It currently has 23 movies in circulation including Avengers: Endgame, “the top global box-office performer not only of 2019, but the 21st century,” according to writer Tom Brueggemann at IndieWire. Considering the influence these movies have on countless fans around the world, it is important…

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What’s wrong with Promising Young Woman?

The first thing I did after watching the 2020 film Promising Young Woman was look up movie reviews.

Reading reviews is something I often do after watching movies. This time, though, my experience was a little different than usual. It was hard to stop shivering and focus my eyes on the screen. Many reviewers were not seeing the huge problems I saw with the film.

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What makes Avatar so popular?


The television show Avatar: The Last Airbender brought generation Z joy when they were kids. Now it’s returned to the spotlight in an otherwise stressful year. What is it about Avatar that sparks relevance in 2020?  What is Avatar: The Last Airbender?  The show aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. For those who are unfamiliar, Avatar is set in a fictional…

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The enduring appeal of The Office

While I do enjoy the occasional episode of the UK version, the American version of The Office is what really stands the test of time. And test of time, indeed. Fifteen years—that’s almost as long as I’ve been alive!

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