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A Guide to the DCEU

The DCEU (DC Extended Universe) is a continuity of movies (and TV shows) based on DC comics characters and stories, loosely tied together, a response by DC to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Man Of Steel (2013)  Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)  Suicide Squad (2016)  Wonder Woman (2017)  Justice League (2017)  (also - Zack Snyder's Justice League 2021) Aquaman (2018) … Continue reading A Guide to the DCEU

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Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 (Hall & Williams, 2014) is an animated superhero film by Walt Disney Pictures, which follows 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro as he becomes a superhero and attempts to avenge his older brother Tadashi’s death. The bulk of the movie takes place two weeks after Tadashi’s death, as Hiro becomes convinced that Tadashi’s death… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

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Movie Review: Look Both Ways (2022)

On the eve of her college graduation, Natalie's life diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career. SPOILERS AHEAD Look Both Ways (2022) is a Netflix original movie released on August… Continue reading Movie Review: Look Both Ways (2022)

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Review: The Last Five Years

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPlN6SwjPlw In New York, a struggling actress (Anna Kendrick) and a successful writer (Jeremy Jordan) sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives. The film's song numbers follows the musical's, alternating between Cathy and Jamie with a song or two sung by both. "Still Hurting" - Cathy Depressing but one of the best break-up/grief… Continue reading Review: The Last Five Years

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Movie Review: Infinity War Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8 About Infinity War: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and… Continue reading Movie Review: Infinity War Part 1

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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds… Continue reading Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Throwback Thursday: The Revenant Movie Reflection: Extra Credit

Throwback Thursday, where, essentially I post old writing samples, essays and short stories that I dig up from my pile of hoarded papers and school assignments or from the depths of my computer. So everyone can see how my writing has changed/improved over the years. The Revenant Movie Reflection: Extra Credit The Revenant is a… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Revenant Movie Reflection: Extra Credit

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Movie Review: Set It Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-eRc9PF3TU Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other. Netflix is bringing back the Rom-Com and they are killing it! I love rom-coms, and this one, whilst kind of cheesy and cliche, is a pretty great one. The leads… Continue reading Movie Review: Set It Up

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Movie Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QKg5SZ_35I Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go… Continue reading Movie Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Movie Review: Candy Jar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lXLGwe_DUU An introverted high school girl from a working-class background falls in love with her wealthy debate team nemesis and realizes they share more in common than they thought. Candy Jar is a teen rom-com/drama movie from Netflix. The two leads had some amazing chemistry, and I'm a sucker for enemies to lovers stories. I… Continue reading Movie Review: Candy Jar