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“Rings of Power” Continues to Chart Its Course

By Janie Walenda One of the most common complaints about this show is that it’s boring. While there is truth in these complaints, “Rings of Power” impressed me the most in its willingness to take its time. Not every storyline needs to be featured every week; we don’t need to rush to introduce every character. I hope that this is a sign of a show that knows exactly where it’s going and how it’s getting there. This week’s episode “The Great Wave” might be the strongest so ...

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Continues To Falter

By Samuel M Acosta While “She-Hulk” has had its share of issues, what I didn’t expect to be a problem was a simple lack of content. Normally, the show throws a couple of plots at you and some succeed while others fail to land properly. Yet, episode five has almost the opposite issue: there is barely any plot to speak of. Filler episodes are a common practice in long-running television shows, but when it comes to limited series, they can be killer. Here, it only continues to lower my ...

‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Loses Momentum

By Samuel M Acosta This week’s episode has both positive and negative elements, but the negatives outweigh the small victories that I saw. Most of the humor here felt cheap, barely worth a small chuckle, and the case that Jen is working on feels unimportant. While there are some cool personal moments that we get to see Jen work through, plus a glimpse at She-Hulk in action, most of this feels adequate at best, which disappointed me after the last episode’s show of promise.  Ep...

Bee and Puppycat: Employment in Outer Space

By Katlynn Rossignol Journey to a friendly little island, which is home to a “young old lady” named Bee. After being fired from her latest job, Bee wishes she had a pet cat, which prompts the magical introduction of Puppycat. It turns out that it takes money to care for a new pet, so it’s a good thing that Puppycat is an employee of Temp Space, an interstellar employment agency. Together, Bee and Puppycat do temp jobs around the universe while also avoiding mysterious entities that ...

D23 Expo Delivers Mountains of Content

By Janie Walenda Last weekend, Disney had its biennial fan exposition D23 for members of its official fan club, also named D23. Aside from the exclusive merchandise, costume contests, and exhibits, this event is known for providing first looks at upcoming Disney projects. While some first looks are exclusive to the expo halls – unless they’re leaked – Disney took this chance to release several trailers and announcements about upcoming Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm ...

“Rings of Power” Episode 3 Ups the Stakes

By Janie Walenda As “Rings of Power” continues to tell its sprawling story, complete with an ensemble cast and multiple locations, its third episode “Adar” begins to bring the plot into focus. Perhaps the most exciting development in this episode, at least from a plot perspective, is the introduction of Númenor, and with that, Isildur. This city and its people were central to some of the stories in the “Silmarillion,” and will be central going forward in the “Rings of ...

‘Barbarian’ Showcases the Depravity of Man

By Cedars A&E Staff “Do I look like some kind of monster?” (Author’s note: ‘Barbarian’ contains mature and disturbing content, most of which is conceptual, which can be triggering for some viewers. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.) I’ve always enjoyed a good horror movie. The thrill of a jumpscare, the feeling of chilling anticipation, and the eventual sigh of relief once the credits start rolling and our characters are finally safe makes for a nail-biting ...

“Thor: Love and Thunder” is Another Unexpected Thor Adventure

By Ella Smith From a classic superhero origin, to dramatic superhero sci-fi, to chaotic superhero comedy, the Thor movies have had quite a dramatic shift throughout the years. After Thor: Ragnarok went in such a drastically different direction than the first two movies, I was interested to see how the newest installment, also directed by Taika Waititi, would continue the series. Going into this movie I expected a humorous, bittersweet conclusion to finish off the Thor movies, say farewell ...

“Pinocchio”: The Hollow Remake of a Classic 

By Anna Harman Disney+ recently released the reimagined live-action and partially-animated version of the classic film “Pinocchio” on September 8th.  While I love Disney and the movies that they produce, I found this film partially disappointing. Personally, I don’t love when movies are remade. I feel that it takes away from the character and authenticity of the original film.  The movie shined the brightest when it recreated scenes from the original “Pinocchio.”...

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Episode Three Shows Promise

By Samuel M Acosta This episode did a lot for the series. Not only did it do work to deepen the story, but it provided a more consistent feeling that I think the show needed going forward, along with finding its own voice. I actually felt like I could begin to invest a bit more into the story and characters. While the humor still is finding its footing, the “Attorney at Law” part of this show is finally coming into play, and honestly, that is where this show is finding its sweet ...