2 Cents Critic Podcast – Disney+’s What If…?

Tune in for Arthur’s two cents on What If…?, the Disney+ nine-episode animated anthology series that takes the various characters and events we’ve followed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shows us the divergent paths they head down throughout the parallel realities of the multiverse. In addition, Arthur declares that T’Challa and Chadwick Boseman are … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Disney+’s What If…?

My 2 Cents on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

What’s new, everyone? The last time that the Marvel Cinematic Universe released a movie starring an all-new superhero was 2019’s Captain Marvel. Now we’ve got Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which debuts another superhero in the form of Shaun/Shang-Chi himself (Simu Liu, Netflix’s Kim’s Convenience). Starting out as a San Francisco parking valet, he ends … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

What’s new, folks? Last year I read The Loop, a YA dystopian novel by debut author Ben Oliver that kicked off in the future on first-person narrator Luka Kane’s sixteenth birthday. But he couldn’t really enjoy himself while behind bars in the Loop, a death-row prison that the World Government used to run experiments on and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

My 2 Cents on Black Widow

What’s new, folks? For seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the Russian superspy who defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a founding member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. However, none of those MCU entries featured her as the lead. Only until after she (spoilers) sacrificed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Black Widow

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 9, “Witch”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full episode breakdown of “Witch”) What’s new, readers? Let’s get right into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. Chapter 9 of Volume 8, “Witch,” was released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on February 13, directed by Paula Decanini and written by Eddy Rivas. We open with the camera … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 9, “Witch”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 8, “Dark”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “Dark”) What’s new, readers? Let’s get right into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. The midseason hiatus concluded with Chapter 8 of Volume 8, “Dark,” being released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on February 6. Directed by Dustin Matthews and written by Miles Luna, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 8, “Dark”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 7, “War”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “War”) What’s new, readers? Did you have a good Christmas? I mean, as good as it can be during the pandemic. Hopefully, you followed social distancing protocols. Since I’m in quarantine with my mom, we spent our Christmas watching Tenet, which was everything I wanted and more. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 7, “War”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 6, “Midnight”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “Midnight”) What’s new, readers? It doesn’t shock me one bit that top Trump appointee Paul Alexander threw his lot in with the herd immunity tactic, but it still proves once again the casual inhumanity of the Trump administration, especially in light of the COVID-19 death toll … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 6, “Midnight”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 5, “Amity”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “Amity”) What’s new, readers? Disney’s four-hour investor day last Thursday unloaded a deluge of news about their intellectual property. We’ve got the Ahsoka Tano spinoff series, which I hope will pit her against the devious military strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn; Patty Jenkins being the first woman … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 5, “Amity”