MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 5

by Miller C. Lashbrook I’m possibly the most anticipated episode of Marvel’s What If…?, fans are introduced to the MCU’s zombie universe. This episode has something for every type of fan: horror, jokes, and drama. This episode by far felt the “biggest” in terms of scope. SPOILERS AHEAD During the events of Infinity War, whenContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 5”

MCU Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

by Miller C. Lashbrook Wow, wow, wow! After Black Widow over the summer seemed like average Marvel to me, I managed my expectations for the Marvel movies. But Shang-Chi blew those expectations out of the water. This movie is funny, thrilling, emotional, and wondrous all at once. This is the first movie since Spider-Man: FarContinue reading “MCU Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 4

by Miller C. Lashbrook I have been under the impression that each of the What If episodes has had a thesis at its core. This episode just like the previous asks questions of death. On the surface it is about grief, but really it is about how some people help to be our conscious. TheContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 4”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 3

by Miller C. Lashbrook Each episode of this fantastic animated show from Marvel has done something different. The first episode focuses on the difference that staying in the room can make. The second episode addresses nature versus nurture and the difference one being can make. This episodes thesis seems to be about the impact thatContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 3”

Movie Review: Candyman (2021)

by Miller C. Lashbrook Nia DaCosta’s Candyman is the perfect spiritual successor to the 1992 film with fitting social commentary for today and a visual aesthetic on the level of the best that cinema has to offer. Last October my fiancé and I made a list of horror and supernatural movies to watch leading upContinue reading “Movie Review: Candyman (2021)”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 2

by Miller C. Lashbrook In one of the most perfect ways to honor the man behind T’Challa, episode 2 of What If…? is all about the difference that one good person can make in the universe. Whether you consider the amount of feels that come up from hearing Chadwick Boseman’s voice, the amazing turn forContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 2”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 1

by Miller C. Lashbrook Simply asking what would have or could have gone different is an idea reach with narrative possibilities; coupling it with the the revelation at the end of Marvel’s Loki however brings cool possibilities to the table along with story potential for the main universe going forward. And with rumors abound aboutContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 1”

MCU Review: WandaVision Premiere – Episodes 1 & 2

by Miller C. Lashbrook I never thought that a single show could combine the nostalgia of watching TV Land after school with that of watching cartoons on Saturday morning, but this show has, and for this show to be from the MCU makes it all the more magical. These first two episodes are ambitious andContinue reading “MCU Review: WandaVision Premiere – Episodes 1 & 2”

Comic Review: Thor: God of Thunder Issues 1-11

by Miller C. Lashbrook “Oh my gods!” That is my initial reaction to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s work of art that is Thor: God of Thunder. I am sure that many comic book fans and people with humanities degrees would agree that comic books can be art and often are. But, I am sureContinue reading “Comic Review: Thor: God of Thunder Issues 1-11”