Awesome Friday March 3rd Update: The Snyder Cut and WandaVision

Justice League

Howdy friends.  It has been a quieter two weeks around AwesomeFriday HQ, but we have a closer look at the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and WandaVision aired its antepenultimate and penultimate episodes.  Woo, big words.  

I’d like to once again thank each of you for the support, I appreciate each and every one of you. 

The Snyder Cut:

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the #SnyderCut trailer (with 70+ high-res captures)

WandaVision Coverage:

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 7: A villain revealed!

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 8 dives into Wanda’s personal history

Awesome Friday: February 16th Update

So last time I wrote one of these Patron updates I said that I was planning on keeping to a bi-weekly schedule and at the time I totally meant it. But then I went through a difficult period at the ol’ day job and then I got super sick (but not, as two tests confirmed, with COVID) so here I am playing catch up.

Since mid January I’ve been able to view and review a whole bunch of films. Netflix and Apple account for some of them, and then I was able to cover the 2021 Victoria Film Festival as well. Despite getting sick before I could really get going with the festival, I did manage to conduct an interview with filmmakers Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli as well, which was a genuine pleasure even if I couldn’t breathe while we speaking.

As always I am ever grateful for your support. I know I say that every time but you know what? I mean it every time.

Links to recent posts:

Film Reviews:


Interview:


A Perfect Planet Coverage:


WandaVision Coverage:

Awesome Friday: January 19th Update

WandaVision

Hello friends!  It has been two weeks since I posted here, these updates work better for me as bi-weekly, but if you liked getting one every seven days please let me know. 

January is off to a busy start, with four film reviews, continuing coverage of A Perfect Planet, and starting this past week coverage of the new Marvel series WandaVision.  Disney gave me access to the first three episodes and I am very much digging that so far. 

So far I have mostly been writing about things that I have seen but here’s question for you, dear supporters: What kind of things do you want to see? Rankings? Interviews? Trailer breakdowns? A return of the podcast?  Let me know in the comments or on twitter. 

In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for their ongoing support.  It truly does mean the world to me. 

Links to recent posts:

Film Reviews:

A Perfect Planet:

WandaVision:

Awesome Friday: January 6th Update

Happy new year friends!  Apologies for the late update, but the holiday season got away from me a little bit. 2020 was a mixed bag on most fronts, but it turns out it was a great year for movies, with the lack of big tentpole screenings opening up doors to so many more indie and mid-level films, the results speak for themselves. The biggest piece I’ve written lately is my year-end best-of list.  There are eleven films in my top ten, as well as several honourable mentions, as well as six performers I loved in 2020. 

Additionally, there are a few reviews to catch up on since the last time I updated you, including one of 2020s best films and the start of weekly reviews of the latest BBC Earth documentary series. 

I have a few irons in the fire for 2021 and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.  Thanks once again for your support on this adventure!

Awesome Friday: Dec 22nd Update

Tenet

Greetings friends! Another solid week of writing here at Awesome Friday HQ.

Since last time we were here I’ve had the opportunity to review two films from the Whistler Film Festival, I finally saw Tenet, and the season finale of The Mandalorian underwhelmed me.

Once again I’d like to thank each of you for your readership, and if you are a patron I’d like to thank you for that too. I really like doing this and I appreciate every penny that helps me keep doing it.

This week coming I have a few pieces coming, but also it’s Christmas so from me to you: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Jubilant Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Festivus, or whatever you celebrate I hope it’s a good one.

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Awesome Friday: Dec 15th Update

WolfWalkers

Greetings friends.  Apologies for not having updated last week.  Real-life, man.  It’s a thing!

Since the last update, your patronage has helped me write eight pieces.  Four reviews from Disney+, Netflix, and AppleTV+ (including a review of WolfWalkers, one of the best movies of the year) plus recaps of the last two episodes of The Mandalorian (the most recent of which was the best of this season so far).

I’m also attending this year’s virtual edition of the Whistler Film Festival, which for me started with one of the best Canadian films I’ve seen this year. 

It’s been a pretty good two weeks, is what I am saying. Thank you again for your ongoing support, I greatly appreciate it,d and I love you all. 

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Reviews:

Review: ‘Godmothered’ has its heart in the right place

Review: ‘Mank’ is a love letter to old Hollywood

Review: ‘Wolfwalkers’ beautiful Irish fairy tale is one of the best animated features of 2020

Review: ‘Safety’; The first Disney+ sports movie is a safe bet

Whistler Film Festival:

Heads up Canada: Whistler Film Festival is on!

WFF Review: ‘Souterrain / Underground’ is one of the best Canadian films of the year

The Mandalorian:

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 6: ‘The Tragedy’ is a fun ride to a predictable ending

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 7: ‘The Believer’ couples good action with good character development

Awesome Friday – Nov 29th Update

Funny Boy

Three items for your reading pleasure this past week, and I hope you enjoy them! An updated classic from Disney+, Canada’s Oscar contender, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

Awesome Friday: Nov 22nd Update

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

Hello, again, my friends. This week I wrote four things for your reading pleasure, and each of those pieces is to tell you that I liked something. Lego and Star Wars made a fun holiday special, Kurt Russell is back as Santa, and Chadwick Boseman’s final performance is simply full of life.

I hope you enjoy them!

Awesome Friday: Nov 15th Update

The Mandalorian

Greetings friends! This week on Awesome Friday I covered four new things for your reading and viewing pleasure. The latest Ron Howard movie, a documentary about the Mercury Seven, the return to screen for Sophia Loren, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

I hope you enjoy!

Awesome Friday: Nov 8th Update

The Child

Greetings friends! This was a slower week on Awesome Friday, but your support helped bring three pieces this week.

First, I had the pleasure of speaking with Canadian horror director Amelia Moses about her new film Bloodthirsty, which screened as a part of Blood in the Snow Film Festival. This was the second time I’ve spoken to Amelia, and she was a blast to speak to both times.

Blood in the Snow Inteview: Amelia Moses on her film Bloodthirsty

Second, last years festival darling Saint Frances is headed to a VOD release in Canada this week and I got to take an early look.

Review: ‘Saint Frances’ is an honest look at adulthood

And third, a recap and review of the second episode of the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. If you missed Baby Yoda last week, I have god news for you this week.

Recap & Review: The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 2: ‘The Passenger’ is all The Child, all the time.

Every pair of eyeballs on my work and every cent of support is greatly appreciated and I thank you all for it. If you are already a patron, thank you. If you are not, and you like what you’re reading, please consider becoming one. Thank you.

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