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2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 23 Review

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Arrow and The Flash both returned this week, and both had pretty big episodes paired along side Legends of Tomorrow. There was a return of an old friend, the face off against an old enemy, some new foes, a musical, and sex dreams. The Arrowverse is a wild, wacky, sad, exciting place.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse reviews right here.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 22 Review

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The Legends were the only ones on an adventure in the Arrowverse this week. The most ridiculous show on TV was flying solo. Next week, it will have some company. But for now, that is all you will find here.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse reviews right here.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 21 Review

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Well, a lot of the Earth-One CW heroes are on spring break, but Earth-38 is still going strong. There was also a Legendary return this week. The slate was emptier than usual, but we still had character growth, surprises, fallout, and secrets revealed.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse reviews right here.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 20 Review

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Just Supergirl and Arrow this week. Both had their merits, and demerits. Character performances were the highlights, with story coming in second. The Arrowverse is gearing up to end their seasons soon, and the stories are reflecting that.


You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

Shazam! - Review

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Earlier this month, Marvel brought Captain Marvel to the big screen. Now DC brings their Captain Marvel (rechristened "Shazam" by DC, and many other names by characters in this movie) to the big screen. It is a film that is heavy on the humor, has a lot of heart, but doesn't quite land emotionally.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 19 Review

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This week we had a future set episode, secrets revealed, a finale, and one of DC's most iconic characters come to the Arrowverse. Quick thoughts this week, but you can read them all below.


You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 18 Review

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This week we had a serious cliffhanger, an inevitable showdown, a team back to basics, and big season-changing reveal. This is the last time we will have this exact line up in a long time (maybe ever). You can read my reviews of the 4 shows below.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

Captain Marvel - Review

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Marvel's first standalone female superhero has finally arrived. Captain Marvel is a nostalgic 90's romp that is maybe too familiar for its own good. There is a lot to love in the movie, but not a lot of new, groundbreaking events to set it apart from the rest of the universe that has been building since 2008.

There will be minor spoilers ahead.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 17 Review

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This week had space travel, big changes for characters, standoffs, and baffling character decisions. This is the first full slate (sans Legends) that we have had in a while. Read below to see how each episode stacked up!

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

Paddleton - Review

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A lot of "dealing with cancer" movies focuses solely on the person with cancer. What makes Paddleton great is that it is also about how it can impact the people who love the person with cancer. Paddleton stars Mark Duplass and Ray Romano as friends and neighbors. When Michael (Duplass) gets cancer, he decides to take a cocktail that will end his life.
That premise provides much of the emotional depth that the film has. Paddleton really shines during the "road trip" portion of the movie. There is humor to be found, but seeing how strong the relationship between two plutonic male friends is, provides a refreshing angle not often seen. The Shawshank Redemption and Trainspotting are the only two that really come to mind. Whereas if you think of female-friend movies, there are dozens of them. That alone makes Paddleton worth seeking out.
Movies that make you think, or contemplate things, always resonate better than ones that don't. If you had incurable cancer, would y…

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 16 Review

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Supergirl is flying solo this week, so that is all that you will find below. It was a pretty big episode though. A lot of set ups for things to come.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse reviews right here.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 15 Review

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This week, we had a series regular leave, a long time villain get more powerful, and a director who is used to timey wimey stories lay out another strong one. There will be a short hiatus after this week for some of the shows, so you'll have time to catch up if you haven't!

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Review

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The Lego Movie was one of the most delightful surprises of 2014. A film that seemed like a giant commercial on the surface, turned out to be a sweet, funny, poignant masterpiece. The follow-up, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part doubles down on the premise of the first. It gives more of the same, which in this case is a positive.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 14 Review

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Supergirl took the week off to watch the Super Bowl, but the other 3 shows gave us anniversaries, documentaries, heists, funerals, ambushes, and reunions. Some really great stuff was in store for us this week, which you can read about below.

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 13 Review

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This week we had road trips, revelations, closure, death, and some Inception type stuff. There were lots of dramatic character moments, and some humor to boot. You can read all about it below!

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 12 Review

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The Arrowverse is properly back now! Last week saw the return of The Flash but we have Arrow, and Supergirl returning as well. This week also marked the return of Black Lightning and that corner of the DC universe! All 4 episodes had things to love! Read my reviews below for more!

You can read all of this season's Arrowverse* reviews right here.

*Yes, I know Black Lightningis not in the Arrowverse officially. But neither was Supergirl...until it was. I am including it here for convenience sake.

The Punisher - Season 2 - Review

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Frank Castle's second solo outing just hit Netflix, and if one thing is abundantly clear, it is that he will never know peace. The second season tried to do something a bit different, but still fell into the same troublesome tropes that previous Marvel seasons have.

Glass - Review

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Glass is the culmination of a 19 year story. It was a trilogy that no one saw coming after Unbreakable and Split. M. Night Shyamalan is a bold filmmaker, and even if his stories don't resonate with everybody, there is no denying that he goes all out every time.

There will be spoilers throughout.

2018-2019 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 11 Review

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The Arrowverse is back! The Flash flew solo this week, as the first one to welcome us to 2019. There were some familiar tropes to superhero fans in this episode, but hopefully with a different outcome.

The Last Laugh - Review

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It's not a good thing when you get exactly what you think you are going to get out of a movie due to what service it is on. But The Last Laugh is Netflix's newest original film, and it is as formulaic and stale as you would expect.

Doctor Who - 2019 New Year's Day Special - Resolution - Review

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Every Doctor needs a Dalek story - and every Doctor usually gets it their very first season. Jodie Whittaker's first season did not have one...until now. The New Year's Day Special brought the 13th Doctor face to face with a Dalek, in a traditional story flipped on it's head.

Movie Final - My Favorite Movies of 2018

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2018 was remarkable in terms of cinematic milestones. Some of my favorite movies of the decade will have been released this year. This is the hardest list yet that I have had to put together.


Quick Note: Due to my location and/or financial situation, I haven't been able to watch every movie released this year that I wanted to, so there will be gaps in this list. Some of these films were limited runs that don't play around here, and others I just simply couldn't afford to drive to or go see at the time.
I'm sure at least a few of those would have made the list, but they were not one of the 57 films released in 2018 that I have seen. There will be five honorable mentions, and 10 of my favorite films of the year. After that, I will list every film that was released this year that I have seen, that way you can see what I had to choose from!

Honorable Mention 1 - Sorry To Bother You

When I saw the preview for this movie, I thought it looked great. But the previews do not at al…