Author: matthewmoorcroft

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 19-20

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 19-20

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 19: The Siege of the North – Part 1 – Highest RecommendationChapter 20: The Siege of the North – Part 2 – Highest Recommendation Directed by Lauren MacMullan (Episode 19), Dave Filoni (Episode 20) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 And we’re here! Avatar‘s first season […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 17-18

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 17-18

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 17: The Northern Air Temple – Strong RecommendationChapter 18: The Waterbending Master – Strong Recommendation Directed by Dave Filoni (Episode 17), Giancarlo Volpe (Episode 18) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 One of the things that’s sometimes hard to remember in world building is the importance […]

  • TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 5

    TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 5

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Starring Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Fawad Khan TV-14 For starters, this review is coming from a perspective of somebody who knows very little, if anything at all, about the Partition. While I have some vague knowledge of the event just from what a Pakistani […]

  • Star Wars Wednesdays: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars Wednesdays: The Force Awakens

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Harrison Ford PG-13 Welcome to Star Wars Wednesdays! Every Wednesday I’ll be talking about/looking at a new piece of Star Wars media, starting with the movies and going onwards into the shows, games, and maybe even comics and books […]

  • Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Breaks Fourth of July Records With $108 million

    Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Breaks Fourth of July Records With $108 million

    By Matthew Moorcroft While it’s been rough for animated films recently, Minions: The Rise of Gru ended up overperforming in it’s opening weekend and letting animation have a much needed win. Let’s break it down. 1 – Minions: The Rise of Gru ($108 million) Initially predicted for $60-80 million in it’s opening weekend, Minions‘ lowball […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 15-16

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 15-16

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 15: Bato of the Water Tribe – Strong RecommendationChapter 16: The Deserter – Highest Recommendation Directed by Giancarlo Volpe (Episode 15), Lauren MacMullan (Episode 16) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 I think there is an aversion to message episodes that I don’t understand in a […]

  • TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 4

    TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 4

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Starring Iman Vellani, Zenobia Shroff, Aramis Knight, Farhan Akhtar TV-14 Shifting locations in the middle of your show is always going to be a hard thing to pull off, but it’s especially difficult when your show’s location is essential to it’s identity like Ms. Marvel. Part […]

  • Box Office Report: ‘Elvis’ Barely Defeats ‘Maverick’ In Competitive Weekend

    Box Office Report: ‘Elvis’ Barely Defeats ‘Maverick’ In Competitive Weekend

    By Matthew Moorcroft In this later then usual report, Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick are nearly neck and neck as the two must now face off into the 4th of July weekend. Let’s break it down. 1 – Elvis ($31.2 million) Props to Warner Bros., whose extensive marketing campaign aimed at older audiences paid off […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 13-14

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 13-14

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 13: The Blue Spirit – Highest RecommendationChapter 14: The Fortuneteller – Strong Recommendation Directed by Dave Filoni Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 The Blue Spirit is an episode that really only could have worked right after last episode as it once again taps into the […]

  • TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 3

    TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 3

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation Directed by Meena Menon Starring Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff TV-14 Ok, I’m fully on board now. Not to say that I completely wasn’t prior to this, as Ms. Marvel has been very clear in it’s high quality since the beginning, but as we move into the […]