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The First Looks at Thor, Mighty Thor, and Valkyrie Are Super Cool

It’s taken a while but finally, the first looks at Thor, Mighty Thor, and Valkyrie are here ahead of Thor: Love and Thunder later on this year and they look ridiculously awesome.

Um…whoa. First off, Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor looks perfect. To think she’s gone from playing Padme to this. Ah, I’m freaking out a little. I absolutely cannot wait to see her being a fierce warrior goddess onscreen as the Mighty Thor.

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Why Am I Upset that ‘Morbius’ Got Delayed Again?

I have been so disinterested in Morbius that I didn’t even realize this film had been delayed seven! times. And yet its latest delay to April 1 has gotten me a bit bummed.

After enjoying Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home I am fully invested in the Sony/MCU’S universe now. Of course, I have a theory on why this film had been delayed (they’re having secret reshoots with Andrew Garfield so they can incorporate him in some capacity) but I may be wrong.

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Ranking the Shows of 2021: From Worst to Best

For the first time, I am also ranking the shows I’ve watched this year considering that I’ve seen so many it feels right to do so. So, here goes nothing. Enjoy!

10. The Wheel of Time

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This show really wasn’t very good at all. I came in halfway through after my sister had binge-watched the first four episodes and found it entertaining enough to intrigue me to check it out. Unfortunately, the second half of the show was the worst half and it was quite agitating if I’m being honest. But I did enjoy watching it with my sister. We laughed through most of it and yes, I was mostly watching it for the plot.

The plot:

The Wheel of Time': Daniel Henney Teases a Scary Journey Through the Ways,  More on Lan's Culture in Episode 7 | Decider

But on a more serious note, I don’t recommend this series, that’s for sure.

⭐⭐

9. The Bad Batch

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb

I wanted to love this show and at times it gave me plenty of things to enjoy but this series just felt lazily written more often than not. With convenient obstacles allowing predictable new stages of this show to take place, I was more exasperated than happy while watching this cartoon.

But the animation was beautiful.

⭐⭐⭐½

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Ranking the Movies of 2021: From Worst to Best

It’s been a busy movie year. I’ve seen a bunch of movies, some that have been legitimately enjoyable while there have been a few stumbles along the way. Now it’s the end of 2021 and it’s time to share my ranking. Enjoy!

32. The Matrix: Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections' Review: The Wachowskis Were the Oracles All Along  | WIRED

When I saw the official teaser for The Matrix: Resurrections I wasn’t expecting the best movie ever but I wasn’t expecting a movie that bad.

A few days before the fourth installment hit HBO Max I watched The Matrix with my sister (it was only my second viewing… and it was awesome… again) so I was fresh into this story. Then I watched Resurrections and my head practically exploded.

It’s so bad and as someone who has never been a fan of this franchise, this movie just seemed even worse than I could’ve imagined. The story is an intriguing concept but poorly executed, Yahya Abdul Mateen II is a TERRIBLE Morpheus, and the actors, set designs, and costumes sometimes feel like a high-budget show on Syfy. It’s that bad.

31. The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad' Isn't a Typical Superhero Movie - The Atlantic

There are people who will say this is one of the best comic book movies they’ve seen. I beg to differ. The Suicide Squad is a ridiculously violent, boring island adventure with a bunch of unlikable characters and maybe two standouts. And yeah the villain was actually intimidating…for two seconds. Then he was killed in such a ridiculous fashion that I was left just staring at the screen like, “Really.”

But I’m glad there were people who liked it.

⭐½

30. In the Heights

In the Heights (2021) - IMDb

In the Heights used to be my least favorite film of the year but there are two films worse than it this year for sure. It’s is still one of the worst musicals I’ve ever seen though.

⭐⭐

29. The Little Things

The Little Things' movie review, Denzel Washington thriller - Los Angeles  Times

I wasn’t expecting this movie to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to be as bad as it was either. I love a good whodunnit movie but this film just didn’t cut it. And its conclusion was infuriating!

⭐⭐

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‘Dune’ Might Win Best Picture and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Could Join the Race

I can’t believe this is a post I’m writing but here we are.

Ever since Dune came out it’s been kind of obvious that it would garner a bunch of award nominations thanks to Denis Villeneuve doing something no other director has been able to manage; make a great Dune movie.

It managed to surpass my expectations and showed that the film was adaptable to the big screen after all. So far, the film has not won any major awards yet but with the Critics’ Choice Awards hopefully, just a few weeks away (it was supposed to take place on January 9 but with the sudden outburst of COVID it’s been delayed indefinitely) it’ll be the first test on whether the sci-fi epic has a real shot at nabbing Best Picture next year.

Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog' Is a Gorgeous Western | Time

It however does have some stiff competition against the critically-acclaimed Netflix film The Power of the Dog directed by Jane Campion (The Piano) thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch’s rave reviews for his apparent outstanding performance as an incredibly mean homosexual cowboy. The role has been said by many to be his best performance.

Belfast review - More like Bel-too-fast amirite? - ScullyVision

And then there’s Kenneth Branagh’s under-the-radar Belfast which has started to ramp up as one of the best films of the year.

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Analyzing the Teaser Trailer for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Well, the teaser trailer is here and that means it’s time to start theorizing about what this movie could be about to show us as well as the potential storyline taking place in Doctor Strange’s latest trippy adventure. Enjoy!

The teaser trailer starts off by having Doctor Strange echo the words he told Peter Parker: “The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.”

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The first shot we see of Doctor Strange is here in the broken watch that Christine gave to him as a present. This shot reminds me of a scene from What If…? where we see Doctor Strange lamenting Christine as he holds the Eye of Agamotto.

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One thing What If…? made very clear was Doctor Strange’s love for Dr. Palmer and despite things not working out between them in Doctor Strange it doesn’t mean that he’s forgotten her.

Will Christine be a partial driving force of this movie? It’s very possible.

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