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Spoilers for WandaVision. I seriously suggest you watch it before reading this. It’s worth it.

I thought I was finished with the MCU. I thought that Endgame was enough for me and that any more MCU content was pointless. I was half wrong. There are some projects in the next couple of years that I look at and still think ‘What is the point?’ But after watching Spider-Man: Far From Home and now this first series of the new wave of MCU television shows, I realise that some arcs like Spider-Man’s and Wanda’s are in need of more development or…


In this I’ll be looking at the problems I have with The Hunger Games film series and how they could have been solved. I am aware that they are obviously based on books by Suzanne Collins but I have not read them, nor do I intend to read them. This is about the films and how they work as a series. If you’re a fan of the books, I will probably annoy you so be warned. Also, warning of the spoilers for the films.

In the series of films that is The Hunger Games, there some major issues with the…


My case for Scrooge (1970) being the best-made Christmas film. Does contain spoilers for both the story of A Christmas Carol and the film It’s a Wonderful Life. Stay Safe.

As we near the festive period, I find myself doing the same thing as most previous years and consult my database to create a list of Christmas films for this year’s calendar. I have some general staples for certain days: Elf is always a great choice on 23rd December and I always make sure to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve (more on that later). But what has…


Some spoilers of the Rebels television show and the Solo film are in this, you were warned.

Ever since the release of The Rise of Skywalker (and a bit before), many Star Wars fans — as well as some casual filmgoers — have been debating to the ends of the earth the value of the Sequel Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, which directors actually love Star Wars, which ones simply took the paycheck. Although these discussions are usually quite interesting to me, they have now pretty much reached a dead end and simply devolve into circular arguments. So instead, I thought…


Spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and possibly all other Star Wars films. These were my direct thoughts from the moment I left the cinema till the day I post this, so warning, it’s a little messy.

The end of the year is coming, and for some, so is Star Wars. Even if you don’t absorb all the media that Disney throws at you about Star Wars, a large number of film goers will be coming to an end in their Star Wars journey with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Some initial thoughts before I go now…


Some spoilers for Endgame and other MCU films. Take care.

Before entering the cinema to see the pinnacle film of the MCU, Avengers: Endgame, I thought I would do the same as I did with Infinity War and instantly write up my thoughts about it. But as I started typing I couldn’t think of my full conclusions that I would be happy posting. I needed time to think, time to digest what will always be Marvel’s biggest film. It’s a film that needs time to settle in your mind. One that tries to conclude eleven years of the MCU. My…


Spoilers for anything and everything Game of Thrones, but especially season eight. You’ve been warned.

This piece was initially going to be part of a Game of Thrones week of posts. It was going to be the fifth in a line up both celebrating the best aspects of the show, while also highlighting my grievances with the last two seasons. But I can’t do that now. I can’t bring myself to write four other pieces for this show. It is with great sadness I do this, because Game of Thrones has been a staple in my watch-list since starting it…


Although I don’t go into plot details or character arcs, I touch on some of the themes of Akira. Not many spoilers at all.

We’ve reached the year in which the events of Akira were set in. Where Tokyo is known as Neo-Tokyo. Where the city is corrupt and overrun with crime. And where kids with psychic powers are being experimented on by the government. There’s an aggravating narrative that’s been perpetrating conversations about the plot and setting for seemingly forever. It’s the idea that a piece of art, whether that be film, television, a novel or a video game…


Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Captain Marvel. You have been warned.

Films split into two parts have their own problems and benefits that we could go into, but today I wanted to talk about how Marvel has managed to actually fill time effectively in between these two parts. Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Captain Marvel more recently, had the unenviable job of satisfying the MCU fan base whilst giving almost no ground on the results of Thanos’ actions in Infinity War. Being able to entertain people enough so that they aren’t angry that they are…


Recently, I was so blown away by the quality of American Animals that I had to talk about it. Some spoilers will be included, be wary.

Documentaries aren’t a cut and dry genre of film. For most genres people will be able to determine whether or not they enjoy them and therefore whether they will enjoy future films in that particular genre. With documentaries, because they are more of a style of filming than a genre, saying that you like all of them would probably be a lie. Personally, I don’t mind the occasional documentary on history or my other…

E.C. Edwards a.k.a. ‘Boad’

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