This MCU Journey: “Iron Man” to “Endgame”

by T. Mack

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During the Summer of 2008, my husband and I, along with our friends, had a strict schedule. Each week in May, June, and July, there was a new film release for us to see. We were all young and childless with what now feels like endless expendable income and boundless hours of unencumbered time. I made a chart and each Friday night, we met up for dinner and a show. It was a glorious summer. And it all began on May 2, 2008 with an iffy little venture starring an alcoholic star looking to make a comeback. Continue reading

Fandom Funnies

by T. Mack

When you just want to live your life but that one friend won’t shut the hell up about Game of Thrones!!! For the record, I’m that friend! #TheNorthRemembers #WinterIsHere

 

Winter is Here!

by T. Mack

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The long night is over for Game of Thrones fans, who had to wait more than 595 days for the return of the series’ final season. On Sunday night, the show returned in all its epic glory and did not disappoint. There were awkward meetings as some characters came together for the first time in the history of the series. There were heartfelt reunions as other characters came back together for the first time in years. There were several key revelations, a couple of good chuckles, one horrifying scare, and a kick-ass dragon ride!

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A whole lot was crammed into a single hour of television. I am not complaining, though. We’ve been waiting two years for this and with only 6 episodes this season, we have no time to waste. The episode was, in my opinion, a terrific start to the final season.

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If you didn’t get a chance to see it, or are just wondering what all the hype is about, check out the HBO special below, “Inside the Episode” for details and the inside scoop on Season 8, Episode 1. (Watch at your own risk, for the video is dark and full of SPOILERS!)

Did you watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones? What was your favorite part? Which was your favorite reunion? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Netflix’s ‘Love Death + Robots’ is Beautiful Captivating, + Incredible

by T. Mack

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Netflix has become a powerhouse source for content. From Oscar-award winning films to critically acclaimed television series and even stand-up specials that become pop-culture phenomenons. Netflix is building a reputation for producing (or at least acquiring the rights to distribute) content that is intriguing and worth talking about.

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One of their latest offerings is Love Death + Robots, an animated anthology series for adults in which each short episode tells a story of — you guessed it — love, death, and robots… or some combination of the three. Continue reading

American Gods: A Double Review

by T. Mack

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American Gods is a book by Neil Gaiman, first published in 2001. It is also a television series based on the book which aires on the STARZ network. Both iterations tell the story of Shadow Moon, a felon who is released three days early from prison due to a family tragedy. On the way to the funeral, Shadow meets Mr. Wednesday, who offers him a job as a chauffeur, valet, and overall manservant. This encounter sets in motion events in Shadow’s life that are amazing, devastating, tragic, and triumphant. It sends him on a journey of discovery, whether he wants to go or not. In the end, Shadow could end up a hero, a martyr, back in jail, or the King of America.

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