WandaVision (2021)

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Out of the clutches of a hex like no other, we’re glad to be back with this latest episode of UnpauseIt! We were mesmerized by the first show of the MCU’s Phase 4 and joined forces with a fellow family o’ geeks to bring you our thoughts – ALL of them!

WandaVision debuted exclusively on the Disney+ channel and, based on how impossible it was to avoid spoilers on social media every Friday, was a smashing success across the spectrum. With the first episode kicking off on January 15, every week we were brought a new episode to dissect and speculate about right up through the Series Finale (the actual title as well as the definition) on March 5, 2021.

As you’ll be able to tell from our podcast episode, we were left with a slew of questions by the end of this series, and just in time! Falcon and The Winter Soldier is already underway – also exclusively on Disney+ – and we still have a tonnage of MCU projects to anticipate this year. I mean, how are we supposed to get anything done, right? (By the way, raise your hand if you’ve gotten your COVID vaccine yet.)

Many thanks to our good friends, the Doggetts, for joining us on this reaction episode; we’re planning to have them join us for future rundowns as well!

Let us know in the comments what you thought of WandaVision: What were your predictions? Were you right or wrong about them? Favorite moments? Annoying cliffhangers? We want to hear from you, oh fellow geeks.

Mulan (2020) via Disney+

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The motion picture release we’ve been waiting for… and we’re having to watch it on Disney+ because that’s the state of affairs today. Join us as we visit the legend of Mulan via the much-anticipated live action version; we dissect the production, the fighting, the acting, the comparisons, and provide the full spectrum of reactions from two sets of families.

Let us know if you agree, and also what you’re looking forward to next on the entertainment horizon: visit unpauseit.com, or interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Watch the video version (which features a Baby Yoda cameo!) on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

End of a COVID Summer

Anyone have a somewhat weird or different summer when it comes to entertainment? We sure did. Join us as we recap what we were into, what kept us sane, and what we’re looking forward to. Also check out the video of our recording on the UnpauseIt YouTube channel! And let us know what kept you busy on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at unpauseit.com

Flour Power

Elizabeth, this episode’s guest, is a 9th grader who took a 25lb. of flour, turned on the oven, and baked her skills in during lockdown. Her family, all willing participants to try her pastries, may have gained the COVID “19,” but in the end they all gained immensely from Elizabeth’s skills and experiencing growth together. 

To see pictures and links of recipes you can try, visit www.unpauseit.com. You can also watch the video interview at bit.ly/unpauseityoutube. 

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Little Women (2019) + a smidge of Minecraft

The girls are out for an evening at the cinema as LadyDisdayn and Furious Jeb (mom and daughter) head to a screening of Little Women (2019). We chat history (with some obvious opportunities for knowledge seeking), Minecraft, and how we liked Little Women. Join us for this literal ride back to colonial America as we drop in on the March family… in December.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Reactions & Ratings (SPOILERS!)

The UnpauseIt family crew saw and had all the reactions to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker… and now we need to see it again. We think you will too, but first let’s hash out how we took it all in and what we think of it: good, bad, ugly. 

There are SPOILERS in this episode, so you have been warned. This is not, in fact, a TRAP. (Thanks, Admiral Akbar.)

Serenity Forge: Video Games That Go Farther

Video games are part of our world, and many of us don’t even realize how much they can impact our lives. We sat down with Serenity Forge founder Z Yang to chat about what goes into making a video game and why his company puts more into games than a great story and graphics. As parents, we loved learning about how Serenity Forge is creating games that address adolescent mental well-being and real issues faced by teens. Our kids loved learning about free systems they can download to build their own games!

Enjoy this insightful chat with Z about some great new games – The King’s Bird, Half Past Fate, and Once Upon a Coma – you can get today at serenityforge.com. They were just one of the tons of amazing vendors we found at Denver Pop Culture Con

Between Two Tweens: Zelda, Minecraft, and D.C. Dislike

If you can get through our reviews of SHAZAM! and Captain Marvel (infused with disdain of D.C. movies), you’ll get an earful of the kids sharing their experiences playing Zelda, Minecraft, and God of War. As a mom sitting between the two kids, I got TWO earfuls! Let your kids listen so we adults can share in the ignorant bliss of parenting gamers.

Captain Marvel

Come as you are to the UnpauseIt review of Captain Marvel! This latest installment in the Avengers franchise brings us the un-origin-story of Carol Danvers, as well as a look back in time at Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, and a few other factors which figure into the MCU.

This podcast is the audio from our live YouTube broadcast. There are no spoilers in the first half, but they do kick in for the second half–you have been warned! We also include our parents ratings and a few random thoughts about other entertainment projects.

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