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TROLLS BAND TOGETHER 😊

It’s strange to review a third TROLLS movie. Somehow, we live in a world where cheap-looking 90s toys became an enjoyable, family-friendly trilogy. While BAND TOGETHER attempts to make the “Perfect Family Harmony,” it comes up short due to a serviceable plot and weak character development. And yes, I just said the plot and character arcs were weak in a TROLLS film. 😆 It’s fun watching the TROLLS franchise evolve from being the “New Kids on the Block” to becoming…

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INVINCIBLE S2 PART I 😊

While the first season was the surprise superhero TV show a couple of years back, season two gets bogged down with a lot of narrative debt to pay off. It’s convoluted storytelling that doesn’t have the same emotional impact as the first. Yet, somehow, it’s still fun and, of course, bloody as hell. I’ve realized that reviewing the first batch of INVINCIBLE episodes is challenging without knowing how this season will stick the landing. Usually, audiences will have weekly new…

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RICK AND MORTY S7E7 WET KUAT AMORTICAN SUMMER 😊

When starting the latest R&M, I thought, “Ugh, not a Summer-focused episode.” But then, I took Morty’s advice and “opened my mind” for a semi-enjoyable spoof on one of the craziest action SCI-FI films ever made (which I’m not going to spoil here). I’m still rooting for RICK AND MORTY to return to the main subplot instead of one-off episodes. Yet, I can’t fault the creators for taking small steps to show how Rick’s emotional arc continues to evolve. In…

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MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS S1 E1-E2 😊

This new Apple TV+ show, set in the same universe as GODZILLA (2014), KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017), GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019), and GODZILLA VS. KONG (2021) was somewhat off my radar before it premiered. I blame a large chunk of that on the AMPTP dragging their feet and not agreeing to the strike demands of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA, but I’m still surprised Apple didn’t put more promotions into it. I’m a lifelong Godzilla-King Kong-Mothra fan, and I…

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