Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

Chains come in many forms, physical, emotional, or spiritual. The famous phrase “the chains of command” are meant as metaphorical, emphasizing the weight someone who must command others carries with them. In the third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “Adar”, metaphorical and physical chains are being forged, binding … Continue reading Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

Put a Spell on You – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Four “Is This Not Real Magic?”

When the Sorcerer Supreme seeks you out for legal work, you just know nothing is going to go according to plan. Jennifer Walters finds herself in an odd predicament thanks to the returning Wong (while also trying to find her way through the dating pool) in the fourth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, titled … Continue reading Put a Spell on You – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Four “Is This Not Real Magic?”

Return to Middle-Earth – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episodes One and Two

When I was six or seven years old, my mother handed me a worn paperback copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. After devouring the adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, I asked if there was another book from that author. My mother, proud that she had piqued my interest in … Continue reading Return to Middle-Earth – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episodes One and Two

Court’s in Session – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Three “The People vs. Emil Blonsky”

For a legal comedy, there hasn’t been much in the way of actual courtroom antics so far in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The third episode of the first season, titled “The People vs. Emil Blonsky” changes that, with two plotlines involving courtroom cases, with Jennifer Walters smack in the middle of both of them. We … Continue reading Court’s in Session – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Three “The People vs. Emil Blonsky”

A Wise Hunter – Review of “Prey”

Source: IMDB As a child of the 1980s, I have an unabashed love for a good portion of the films released during that decade. One such film that is made up of one-part machismo and two-parts science-fiction horror is the original Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since that time, the Predator franchise has had some serious … Continue reading A Wise Hunter – Review of “Prey”

Something Completely Different – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 11 “Devil’s Deal”

It takes a certain amount of creative daring to switch perspectives drastically this deep into the first season of a series. Credit Dave Filoni for the confidence necessary to shift away from Clone Force 99 for the latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch by focusing on another beloved character from a different Filoni-helmed … Continue reading Something Completely Different – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 11 “Devil’s Deal”

Doing the Right Thing Costs More Than It Should – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Two “Superhuman Law”

Sometimes, doing the right thing costs more than it should. The second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows through on this concept, with Jennifer Walters having to pay a steep price for her courtroom heroics from the first episode. The fallout from her decision to save the jury leads to her being offered a … Continue reading Doing the Right Thing Costs More Than It Should – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Two “Superhuman Law”

Setting up the Next Dream – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Seven “The Doll’s House”

The previous episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, titled “The Sound of Her Wings”, was a breather episode, something to wind down the season after finishing up the story arc of Dream reclaiming his relics. The next episode in the season, “The Doll’s House”, is more of a bridge episode, setting up the pieces that will … Continue reading Setting up the Next Dream – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Seven “The Doll’s House”

A New Hulk – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode One “A Normal Amount of Rage”

When I first heard that Marvel Studios was going to produce a TV show for She-Hulk, I was on-board with the idea, despite knowing there was going to a significant backlash from some segments of the fandom. The latest installment for Marvel Studios’ Phase 4, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, is a light-hearted show based on … Continue reading A New Hulk – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode One “A Normal Amount of Rage”

Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Ten “Common Ground”

The most common thread that most stories concerning war forget to remember is what happens after the war is done. In Star Wars, we haven’t really seen up to this point what happens in the immediate aftermath of The Clone Wars, specifically with the star systems that were once part of the Confederacy of Independent … Continue reading Letting Go of the Past – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Ten “Common Ground”