The Middle Geeks Episode 39: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Episodes 1-2 Review

We discuss episodes 1-2 of the new MCU Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, starring Iman Vellani!

Ms. Marvel is here! We discuss the first two episodes of the series, discussing how wonderful Iman Vellani is in the main role, how well the series does at portraying Kamala and her family and friends, how well it does on portraying Islam, the change to her powers, and where it can do better in certain fronts.

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Check Out John Cho’s Father-Daughter Dramedy ‘Don’t Make Me Go’

We all love John Cho.

This site is a John Cho-love fest. He’s broken barriers and pushes for change in the industry for Asians in the diaspora. Not only that, he’s a pretty damn good actor too.

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The Cast of ‘The Wilds’ Talk All Things Season 2

Rise and shine, The Wilds is returning and I interviewed Sarah Pidgeon, Reign Edwards, Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Erana James, Mia Healey, Charles Alexander, Alexander FitzAlan, Tanner Ray Rook, Reed Shannon, Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Nicholas Coombe to celebrate! The new season will premiere May 6 on Prime Video.

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Watch the Official Trailer for Season 2 of Prime Video’s ‘The Wilds’

8 girls, 8 boys, two staged plane crashes— rise and shine, we’re still on the island(s). After much anticipation, the trailer for season 2 of The Wilds is finally here! The hit YA series is created and executive produced by Sarah Streicher along with showrunner and executive producer Amy Harris. 

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Here’s Your First Look at ‘The Wilds’ Season 2

It’s official, season two of The Wilds will premiere Friday, May 6 exclusively on Prime Video! First look images show returning cast members Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Erana James, and Sarah Pidgeon still trapped on the mysterious island as well as the new boy castaways. Helena Howard has also been tagged in the social media announcements, meaning she should also be reprising her role.

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Hayley Orrantia is Back to Discuss Her New Movie, ‘Christmas is Canceled’

Hayley Orrantia stars as Emma in the new holiday comedy, Christmas is Canceled, which is currently streaming on Prime Video. She also released a new single for the movie called, “The Same Way.”

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NOC Interview: Reed Shannon is a Voice of the Future

Reed Shannon is the very definition of a performer, and there’s a very good chance you have heard or seen him already. Whether it comes to his acting in the upcoming The Wilds season two, making music like his recent single “Bad Girl,” his stand-up career, or his voice acting as the voice of Cartoon Network and fan favorite Ekko from the hit Netflix show, Arcane, Reed has shown that he is able to do it all and more. 

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Janina Gavankar Talks About Her New Film, ‘Encounter’

After four years since the last time she stopped by, Janina Gavankar returns to the NOC to catch up on the last few years. She and I discuss the projects she’s completed in that time, including the new film starring Riz Ahmed, Encounter, now available to stream on Prime Video.

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Yvette Nicole Brown Talks the New Amazon Original ‘Fairfax’

Yvette Nicole Brown voices the character of Trini in the new Amazon Original adult animated comedy series, Fairfax. All eight episodes began streaming October 29, exclusively on Prime Video. 

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Kiersey Clemons and Skyler Gisondo Preview ‘Fairfax’

Kiersey Clemons and Skyler Gisondo voice the characters of Derica and Dale in the new Amazon Original adult animated comedy series, Fairfax. All eight episodes will premiere October 29, exclusively on Prime Video. 

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‘Madres’ Star Ariana Guerra on How Film Can Tell Stories to Inspire Change

Madres is a bit of an enigma as a film. Billed as a horror movie about a Mexican American couple in 1970 who move to California for better opportunities as the due date for their first born approaches, the film takes inspiration from a very real historical tragedy. In the years post WWII, California farm workers were subjected to hazardous working conditions which poisoned them with the deadly pesticides that were being sprayed over the crops. Madres aims to bring awareness to a forgotten disaster and Ariana Guerra wanted to make sure she was apart of this important story when she accepted the role of the film’s protagonist, Diana. 

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‘The Manor’ Director Axelle Carolyn Wants to Know Why Everyone is So Afraid to Grow Old

Axelle Carolyn has been a lover of the horror genre from the beginning of her career. Ever since her jump from sitting in front of the screen to being behind the camera as a director, Carolyn has honed her craft to tell human stories through the genre that scares us most. For her new movie, The Manor, premiering on Amazon Prime Video as a part of “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” we were able to sit down and talk with Carolyn about life, death, and the fear of growing old.

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Gigi Saul Guerrero on Campy Horror and Respecting Your Elders in ‘Bingo Hell’

In Bingo Hell, co-writer and director Gigi Saul Guerrero creates a world of horror that harkens to the campiness of early ’80s schlock with a tale that feels as old as time itself. But it’s also a labor of love and reverence for the people in our lives that came before but are often never the protagonist of our stories — our elders. 

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The Haunting History of Vampires and Blackness is Captured in ‘Black as Night’

In the film Black as Night, screenwriter Sherman Payne pens a haunting and alluring tale of vampires and their victims through a lens not much often looked through. Crafting a story that centers Shawna, a 15-year-old African American woman, as she battles vampires in a modern day New Orleans against a backdrop of not only the history of Hurricane Katrina but also the generational and systemic trauma of being Black in America. 

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Steve McQueen Highlights Necessary Histories with New Documentaries

Director Steve McQueen’s newest Prime Video documentaries on West Indian and Caribbean life in 20th century London are necessary viewing. In a style similar to Ava DuVernay’s 13th, the Academy Award-winning director stitches together archival footage and thoughtful interviews that spotlight the violent history of some of London’s most vulnerable communities. Subnormal: A British Scandal, Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, and Uprising document the racially motivated atrocities that plagued black and brown neighborhoods across London in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and captures the delicate maneuverings of McQueen’s cinematic eye.

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NOC Interview: Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo Discuss Their New Film, ‘The Voyeurs’

Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo star in the new Amazon Original movie, The Voyeurs. The erotic thriller began streaming September 10 on Prime Video. Audiences will be left with the intriguing question, “Is it okay to watch?”

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NOC Interview: Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith Talk All Things ‘The Voyeurs’

Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith star as Pippa and Thomas in the Amazon Original movie, The Voyeurs. The new erotic thriller will be released September 10 on Prime Video. Audiences will be left with the question, “Is it okay to watch?”

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NOC Interview: Idina Menzel Discusses Her New Film, ‘Cinderella’

The talented Idina Menzel plays the role of Vivian in the Amazon Original movie Cinderella. The new film is a musically-driven bold version of the traditional story you grew up with, following an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow. Cinderella is coming to Prime Video on September 3.

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‘Nebulous Dark’ Can’t Time Travel Enough to Be a Strong Movie

A nightmare-fueled time-traveling plot unravels in Shahin Sean Solimon’s new film, Nebulous Dark, a sci-fi movie about the world’s last human man as he wakes from deep sleep to find the Earth has been conquered by aliens. This sounds pretty straight forward for a plot, but this is only how I could fully understand the film after watching it and reading the synopsis again. If you were to watch Nebulous Dark after only seeing the trailer, as I did, you would find an almost surreal, nihilist nightmare of a film that I can’t tell if it’s poorly edited and poorly written, or if it’s actively trying to attack the viewer on a subconscious level. What I was left with was an art piece that genuinely intrigues me and is unintentionally funny, by a film that takes itself incredibly seriously.

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Watch the Official Trailer for Prime Video’s ‘Cinderella’

Cinderella stars Camila Cabello as the title role, along with Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan. James Corden, Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh serve as the film’s producers and executive producers include Louise Rosner and Josephine Rose. Cinderella was written for the screen and directed by Kay Cannon. The official trailer and poster for the new Prime Video movie has just been released!

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