All posts by Annlyel James

Hello everyone. My name is Annlyel James. I'm a young woman who loves movies of all genres (specifically 'Star Wars' and Marvel movies.) I am also a staff writer for Future of the Force.

Angela Basset Has Just Made Marvel History

It’s very hard for actors to be taken seriously in blockbusters but Angela Bassett’s incredible portrayal of Queen Ramonda in Wakanda Forever was an exception. She has now become the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in a Marvel movie which is beyond exciting. The Black Panther franchise is still the template of the superhero genre at its finest. Ryan Coogler not only beat the sequel curse, but he also showed that his stories truly are, pun intended, marvel-ous.

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Angela Bassett Makes Marvel Studios History!

Last night’s return to the Golden Globes was a somewhat enjoyable evening with lots of exciting outcomes for the actors who won. Ke Huy Quan won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor before delivering an emotional speech that had me tearing up. Michelle Yeoh earned her first Golden Globe win which wasn’t surprising but exciting to see.

Of course, the most exciting moment of the night for personally was seeing Angela Bassett win Best Supporting Actress for her role in Wakanda Forever.

She did such a fantastic job bringing such depth to Queen Ramonda in this film that she totally deserved her win. I’m so excited for her and I hope that she gets an Oscar for her incredible performance.

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‘The Menu’ Is a Must-Watch

There are a lot of movies that often seem similar or predictable. The Menu, from its first scene, catches you off guard with its abruptness, settling you into a story that promises to be an interesting ride.

Its cast is perfectly assembled, Ralph Fiennes is unforgettable in this role as renowned Chef Slowik, and Anya-Taylor Joy once again proves that if she’s starring in a project, it has a chance of being really good.

I won’t go into too much detail about this film because it’s best if you don’t know the plot but I will say this; it’s brilliant, so pleasing to watch, and it made me want a cheeseburger.

I’m giving The Menu 4.5 out of 5 stars and a solid 95 out of 100. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

‘Willow’: An Underrated Fantasy Series That Needs a Second Season

For the past seven weeks, I’ve been watching Willow, a series that I don’t think anyone was asking for yet now that we’ve gotten it I can’t imagine it not existing.

It’s not a show that takes itself too seriously which has been relaxing. It’s like watching a simple sitcom like Stargate with lovable characters going on weekly adventures. I love the diversity of the cast, I love all of the romantic drama, and I’m loving the story. It feels like I’m reading a good old-fashioned YA fantasy novel and that has been the most rewarding element of the series.

Next week, Willow comes to an end and I’m honestly bummed about the prospect of not being able to watch this show anymore. I’m hoping a second season is already in the works because I want to continue following these characters and their storylines.

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Ranking the Movies of 2022: From Worst to Best

2022 has been an exciting year if you’re a cinema lover. There have been some disappointments along the way but for the most part, moviemakers have brought their A-game, delivering flicks with a simple promise that should be the basis of all films; entertainment. Movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar, and RRR reminded us of the majesty of cinema, providing experiences audiences will never forget, while other movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Everything Everywhere All at Once hit viewers in their emotional cores, reminding us of the power of a great, shockingly human story.

I’ve seen a lot of movies this year. making this the longest year-in-review movie list I’ve ever had to rank, so with no further delay, let’s get to this list.

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The TV Shows of 2022: Ranked from Worst to Best

I’ve just recently gotten into watching television shows and it’s definitely been fun. Each month brings new series to enjoy with some series becoming primary highlights of the year. Today, I share my ranking of the television shows I’ve watched this year. Enjoy!

13. The Quest

Just because I have this reality-fantasy series that came on Disney+ in last on my list doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. In fact, I binge-watched it in two days. I was sucked into the simple storylines and honestly, I hope there’s another season.

12. Tales of the Jedi

I liked the concept of this new animated series from Dave Filoni but it just did not capture me in the way I expected. The fact that its six episodes only highlighted Ahsoka and Count Dooku was the most disappointing thing about the series.

Dooku’s episodes were fascinating, there’s no question about that, but Ahsoka’s episodes felt like it barely added anything to her story that’s already been fleshed out so extensively.

I’m hoping if we get more shorts they can be more creative moving forward.

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