Author: moviesaddicted

9.3
TV Shows

The House of the Dragon third episode begins with a time jump, whether we like it or not. More than 2 years have passed since the events of the second episode. Alicent Hightower, the new Queen, finally gave King Viserys a male heir, Aegon. Everyone is excited to celebrate the young prince’s second birthday. Who else has something to rejoice about? HBO. If a raven hasn’t already delivered the message, House of the Dragon’s massive viewership numbers more than doubled last Sunday, from roughly 10 million to over 25 million. So, many people are at the House of the Dragon’s…

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The Northman 2022 Review Asserting that “The Northman” is Robert Eggers’ most accessible film is almost deceptive. Prior works of the director, such as “The Witch’s” puritanical hallucinations and “The Lighthouse’s” desolate mermaid fetishization, eschewed traditional macabre American folklore for unconventional, ambient freakouts. “The Northman” replicates the best qualities of these films, albeit to a lesser degree. It demands that the audience deconstructs oppressive patriarchal values, toxic masculine heroism, and the folly of vengeance by dragging them through an extreme devotion to familial honor. Eggers’ brand of psychological shock is bolder and more potent in this work than in his…

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7.3
TV Shows

Today we discuss The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 2 Review The Rings of Power Episode 2 review expands Middle-earth. Elrond will see you in all your old haunts, and Galadriel wishes she’d brought a pool noodle. Here’s episode 1’s recap. Let’s recap episode 2 else. SUNDERING SEA – Galadriel had just jumped off a ship bound for Valinor. She’s in the Sundering Sea in episode 2. Good for her; I’d have drowned. She finds a makeshift raft with survivors. They bicker over letting her on, then freak out when they see she’s an elves. Then…

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7.1
TV Shows

The Rings of Power Episode 1 Breakdown: The Rings of Power, Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings prequel series Has finally arrived after years of development and build-up. The series, which was already one of the most expensive productions before filming began and has been renewed for a second season, is ambitious in scope, with showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay directing the pilot and second episode and the pilot episode ‘A Shadow of the Past provides a reasonably solid return to Middle-earth and its ambition with spectacular visuals and a strong cast, even if the pacing sometimes falls…

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Top Gun: Maverick Review Now and then, in “Top Gun: Maverick,” Pete Mitchell (Maverick) is summoned to a meeting with an admiral. Pete has stalled at the rank of captain after all these years in the Navy — more than 35, but who’s counting? He’s one of the best fighter pilots in history, but the United States military hierarchy can be a risky political business, and Maverick is anything but a politician. He is likely to salute, smirk, and toss his career like a stack of poker chips into the middle of the table. He’s completely committed. Always. The first…

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5.1
Disney+

She-Hulk Attorney At Law Episode 3 Breakdown Good day to you. This week on Marvel Standom, Marvel Standom’s Alec will be taking over for Marvel Standom’s Kirsten. It’s great to put faces to names finally! Let’s move on to the twerking now, shall we? She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has delivered on the promise it made before the show’s premiere by including at least one post-credit sequence in each of the series’ first three episodes. The post-credit scene at the end of the premiere was possibly the funniest point of that particular episode. In it, a jubilant Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany)…

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5.9
Netflix

I Came by Movie review (2022) Thrillers can be challenging to write about without giving anything away, but I Came By appears to be especially difficult. Not because the plot is particularly twisty but because the surprises it contains are crucial to the overall effect. It benefits from the sense of the authorial hand of writer-director Babak Anvari, making a few solid and thoughtful decisions about both narrative and style that aren’t exactly typical of the genre and which end up providing the most food for thought. Viewers with the background to admire them properly will most likely enjoy it.…

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Me Time Movie review (2022) At the very least, you have to give it to Kevin Hart for keeping the middle-brow, upper-middle-budget studio comedy going on his terms. Following the torturous “The Man From Toronto,” Hart stars in another Netflix bromance caper, “Me Time,” alongside Mark Wahlberg. Consider it a grown-up version of “Risky Business,” in which a respectable Mr. Mom-type earns an unaccompanied week at home. after a longtime stay-at-home dad to support his successful wife’s career. Insert as many booze, poop, and masturbation jokes as you like. In “Me Time,” they arrive in droves—predictably, a few land,s and…

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Samaritan movie review 2022 The popular superhero genre appears to be economically dictated by a natural monopoly, in which two brands (Marvel and DC, now owned by Disney and Warner Bros., respectively) lead the pack in terms of film adaptations. Even though there are a variety of stories contained within these cinematic universes, the overall impression I get is that they are very similar and unified. Because of this, it is encouraging to see Samaritan, which is essentially a small business, competing against Walmart, which is what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become. Samaritan is a film that does not…

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7.8
Netflix

The Sandman Season 1 Review The telling of tales is akin to having recurrent nightmares. They emerge from the depths of our subconscious and, at first glance, appear to be the same. However, upon closer inspection, you may find that the specifics change with each new telling. The Sandman is the show for you if you enjoy pondering things like dreams and storytelling, as well as general ponderous musings about gothic things, because holy cow, this show is deep. The good news is that this atmospheric and engaging series is the stuff that dreams are made of. The bad news…

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