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RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)

Raised by Wolves S02E04 Review

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of the second season of an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski. Famed director Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes of season 1. Thus, the series carries many of the genre hallmarks associated with Scott’s science fiction films especially, the Alien franchise, which we will discuss further below.

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PEACEMAKER S01E08 (REVIEW)PEACEMAKER S01E08 (REVIEW)

Peacemaker S01E08 Review

PEACEMAKER

Peacemaker S01E08 is the season one finale of an American superhero comedy drama streaming television series created by James Gunn for the streaming service HBO Max, based on the DC Comics character Peacemaker. It is the first DC Extended Universe (DCEU) television series, a spin-off from the 2021 film The Suicide Squad.

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PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 5 (REVIEW)PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 5 (REVIEW)

Pam & Tommy Episode 5 Review

Pam & Tommy Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!

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THE KING’S MAN (MOVIE REVIEW)THE KING’S MAN (MOVIE REVIEW)

The King's Man Movie Review

The King’s Man is a 2021 spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay by Vaughn and Karl Gajdusek and a story by Vaughn. The third installment in the Kingsman film series, which is based on the comic book The Secret Service (later retitled to Kingsman) by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, it is a prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

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THE GILDED AGE S01E04 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E04 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E04 Review

The Gilded Age S01E04 is the fourth episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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DRIVE MY CAR (MOVIE REVIEW)DRIVE MY CAR (MOVIE REVIEW)

Drive My Car Movie Review

Drive My Car is a 2021 Japanese drama film co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. It is primarily based on Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name from his 2014 short story collection Men Without Women while taking inspiration from other stories in it. Besides Drive My Car, Hamaguchi directed the anthology Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, also released in 2021.

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RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)RAISED BY WOLVES SEASON 2 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Raised by Wolves S02E03 Review

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 3 is the third instalment of the second season of an American science fiction drama television series created by Aaron Guzikowski. Famed director Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the series and directed the first two episodes of season 1. Thus, the series carries many of the genre hallmarks associated with Scott’s science fiction films especially, the Alien franchise, which we will discuss further below.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E08 (REVIEW)STAR TREK DISCOVERY S04E08 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Discovery S04E08 Review

Star Trek Discovery S04E08 is the seventh episode of the fourth season of the scifi TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham (as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock). In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.

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PEACEMAKER S01E07 (REVIEW)PEACEMAKER S01E07 (REVIEW)

PEACEMAKER S01E07 REVIEW

Peacemaker S01E07 is the seventh episode of an American superhero comedy drama streaming television series created by James Gunn for the streaming service HBO Max, based on the DC Comics character Peacemaker. It is the first DC Extended Universe (DCEU) television series, a spin-off from the 2021 film The Suicide Squad.

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THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT EPISODE 7 (REVIEW)THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT EPISODE 7 (REVIEW)

The Book of Boba Fett Ep7 Review

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 7 is the seventh and final instalment of a science fiction action-adventure drama series, created by Jon Favreau based on George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. The seven-part series follows the exploits of fan-favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett (from the original Star Wars trilogy) as he sets himself up as a crime lord on Tattooine, with fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand.

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PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 4 (REVIEW)PAM & TOMMY EPISODE 4 (REVIEW)

Pam & Tommy Episode 4 Review

Pam & Tommy Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!

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THE GILDED AGE S01E03 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E03 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E03 Review

The Gilded Age S01E03 is the third episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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NIGHTMARE ALLEY (MOVIE REVIEW)NIGHTMARE ALLEY (MOVIE REVIEW)

Nightmare Alley Movie Review

Nightmare Alley is a 2021 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, being the second feature film adaptation of Gresham’s novel, following the 1947 version. (Wikipedia)

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THE BEST TV SERIES OF 2021THE BEST TV SERIES OF 2021

The Best TV Series of 2021

The Best TV Series of 2021 is based on the TV series that we have reviewed on Power of Pop in 2021. As mentioned in our Best Films of 2021 piece, the quality and quantity of TV series has been rising in recent times – thanks to popularity of streaming platforms – and of course, the global pandemic compelling most people to stay indoors. Thus, overall, TV series were stronger than films in storytelling and characterisations.

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THE BEST FILMS OF 2021THE BEST FILMS OF 2021

The Best Films of 2021

The Best Films of 2021 is based on the films that we have reviewed on Power of Pop in 2021. Most of these films were watched online, as visits to the cinema were hampered by the damned pandemic. Truth be told, overall, TV series were stronger than films in storytelling and characterisations and we will get to that particular list in a later post.

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THE EXPANSE S06E01 (REVIEW)THE EXPANSE S06E01 (REVIEW)

The Expanse S06E01 Review

The Expanse S06E01 is the first episode of the sixth (and final?) season of an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. Unlike previous seasons, there are only six episodes in this final season, which is a concern for all diehard fans of this beloved series.

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MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)

Malignant (Story Analysis)

Malignant is a 2021 American horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, based on an original story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. The film was released in the cinemas and on HBO Max in September 2021. Malignant is mainly a slasher movie, with faint unexplained paranormal tropes. 

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FOR ALL MANKIND S02E07 (REVIEW)FOR ALL MANKIND S02E07 (REVIEW)

For All Mankind S02E07

For All Mankind S02E07 is the seventh instalment of the 2nd season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA resulting in continued focus on space well into the 1980s.

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