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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at Home

When I watched Top Gun: Maverick in IMAX on Memorial Day a few months ago, I knew I had just seen an instant classic. The film was not only exhilarating with its incredibly made action scenes featuring the actors in real cockpits of real planes having to perform all of these mindblowing stunts but it was a very well-written sequel to the 80s’ classic Top Gun.

It was one of the most memorable movie theater experiences I’ve ever had, with the entire audience not only engaged but equally enthralled in a movie I don’t think anyone was expecting to be that good. When I walked out of that theater beaming with joy I knew that I didn’t want to see it again in theaters (even though I could’ve several times) but I was sure I would watch it again as soon as it was available digitally. Sure enough, now that its digital release is out, I watched it with all of the 4K capabilities that were available to me, and boy did I have a great time.

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Halbrand: Unraveling the Mystery

There are a lot of characters in The Rings of Power. So many, in fact, that we haven’t even met all of them yet in the first couple of episodes. But there’s one character that is one of the most intriguing in the series so far and that is the original character created by J.D Payne and Patrick McKay called Halbrand.

From the very first image that was released featuring Halbrand, it was obvious that he was the new Aragorn-type human character in this story. There weren’t many details to grasp from his character, considering that the writers have steeped his story in mystery. Now that we’ve seen the first two episodes and have met Halbrand my theory on where his story could lead in this show has become more and more apparent. So, let me share that theory.

The theory that I first entertained was that he was, in fact, Sauron in disguise. This would’ve been an interesting dynamic if he had befriended Galadriel only to eventually betray her. Her disdain for him would’ve been even deeper and therefore that connection would’ve become something far more interesting than we originally thought. But I have a better theory, one that doesn’t involve Halbrand being Sauron which would honestly be kind of lame.

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‘The Rings of Power’ Was So Good!!!!

Last night I watched the first two episodes of The Rings of Power and it met every one of my expectations in an absolutely stunning fashion. The beginning starts a little differently than maybe expected but what it sets up is a storyline that makes Galadriel’s dogged determination in this show feel warranted and comprehensible.

The first two episodes are perfect because they made us care about every single storyline and the characters that inhabited these varying sections.

Galadriel is on a mission to find Sauron and she will not be denied. Not until she has found the very evil who took her brother’s life from her.

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‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’: Cameos Are King in Episode 3

Last week’s episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was the very epitome of underwhelming. Thankfully, this week was a lot more enjoyable. For the first time since the show’s premiere, this series felt like the comedy it marketed itself as. It was silly from the start all the way to the end with another post-credits scene that will stick in the minds of all who choose to watch this show.

She-Hulk is not the best thing to arrive in Marvel’s Phase 4 but it definitely has a chance to be its most memorable installment. Plus, it’s nice to see so many people enjoying the series as a whole thanks to its hilarious addition of wild cameos. This show is simply fun and sometimes that’s all we need.

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‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Disappointed Me This Week

I want to love this show and this character and this new chapter being built in the MCU but that second episode just made me pump on the praise brakes. Why? Three reasons.

  1. Despite this show being billed as a comedy, it wasn’t very funny this week. I saw the jokes coming from a mile away and when most of the jokes didn’t land that well.
  2. The fourth-wall breaking felt shoehorned this week rather than feeling natural which was another major denomination to this show’s quality.
  3. It was too short.

The MCU, in order to continue surprising and bringing in new fans, has turned to more genres for their shows and movies to keep viewers interested. And while She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has the chance to be a funny, fun series by its conclusion that second episode made me fear the worst (that it’s actually going to be as underwhelming as my gut first told me when I saw the trailer.)

Jennifer Walters’ dynamic with Bruce Banner in the first episode was delightful but now that they’re no longer together I’m starting to miss that aspect of the show quickly. Hopefully, next week’s episode will restore my faith in this series and remind me why I love She-Hulk.

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Disney+ Day Is Going To Be Awesome This Year!

For the past couple of years, Disney+ has had Disney+ Day. It’s a celebration for the streaming service that offers us great new content, and this Disney+ Day, which drops on September 8, is the best yet.

First up, we have the long-awaited behind-the-scenes look at the making of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I’ve been waiting for this for months because Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen’s return to the franchise was one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

This show was not only a chance to see Kenobi and Darth Vader again but it was a perfect story, inserting an extra chapter into the narrative that feels like necessary viewing. I can’t wait to see this.

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