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The 10 Best Character Entrances of All-Time

If you’ve spent any time on YouTube at all, you know people are desperate for subscribers.  The last 10-30 seconds of almost any YouTube video are a needy cry for help from whatever channel you’re watching, but if you’re a movie fan, and you want consistently awesome and inventive lists, you need to subscribe to CineFix.  They turn out random Top….Whatever lists on a regular basis and they’ve come up with some great ones.  This particular one highlights the best character introductions; the first time you see a character onscreen and know they will dominate the film and fill your mind with catchphrases for years to come.  I liked this idea so much, I will not actually watch their video until after I publish this post because I made my own top 10 list below based off the same idea.  So if they copy my ideas, it’s certainly not my fault. Continue reading The 10 Best Character Entrances of All-Time

Trailer Time: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Teaser #1 (2017) *We Want Our Jack Back!!!!*

Very interesting move of Disney to release the first trailer for the next Pirates film and there’s no Jack Sparrow to be seen in it.  Instead, the trailer, darkly atmospheric, features Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar, who is looking for Jack, and Bardem is in full-on villain mode (hopefully he can Skyfall it and bring this franchise back to the glory of the first installment.  I wonder if Depp was kept out of the first tease because of just how much burnout he has with audiences now?  There’s reason to be hopeful.  The directing team did the fantastic Kon Tiki so they know how to shoot a high-seas adventure.  Geoffery Rush and Orlando Bloom will also be returning to the series.  Read below for the official plot synopsis.

Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26th, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Sails to 2017 and Plot Details *SPOILERS*

Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 or Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales has sailed back another  year from its planned release date of summer 2016 (as it previously had backed away from summer 2015).  Disney has given it a solid release date: July 7, 2017.

Assuming the personnel haven’t changed Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg of Kon-Tiki will be directing.  Jeff Nathanson‘s writing it and he did the script for Catch Me If You Can, which was the last Spielberg film that didn’t make me nuts at some portion.

Bleeding Cool claims to have the plot outline.  If you don’t want to know, bugger off here and know that it’s got witches, the Bermuda Triangle and a new female foil for Jack…which means Penelope Cruz is probably still sitting on that island if anyone wants to go get her.

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Johnny Depp’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies

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Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands.  We’ll look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today.  We’ll also rank their 10 greatest movies and give them the same treatment to compare what they have been doing to their very best work.  (A quick side-note: if an artist is/has been a regular on a TV show we’ll also grade the seasons individually; artists need 10 projects to qualify).

Johnny Depp, 21 Jump StreetIf there’s an actor more maddening and frustrating to movie lovers than Johnny Depp, I can’t come up with a name.  Depp is, undeniably, monumentally talented.  He’s preternaturally gifted at physical comedy, drama and every nuance to be found between the two.  From his first film Friday the 13th, to his breakout stardom on TV in 21 Jump Street, Depp moved from teen idol to eclectic indie film star.  He was rather notorious for never doing blockbuster films.  Then, in 2003, a movie based on a ride at Disneyland of all things catapulted him into mega-stardom and, simultaneously, began a chain of events that have laid low his entire career. Continue reading Johnny Depp’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Sails to 2016 and Plot Details *SPOILERS*

 

Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 or Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales has sailed back a year from its planned release date of summer 2015 ( told you some of those movies were moving).  With Star Wars Episode VII already moved to Christmas 2015, this probably explains Disney‘s moving of Ant-Man from November 2015 to July 2015 (two weeks after Superman vs. Batman).

The reason for the delay is rather refreshing: they want to get the script just right.  Imagine that.  Jeff Nathanson‘s writing it and he did the script for Catch Me If You Can, which was the last Spielberg film that didn’t make me nuts at some portion.  Bleeding Cool claims to have the plot outline.  If you don’t want to know, bugger off here and know that it’s got witches, the Bermuda Triangle and a new female foil for Jack…which means Penelope Cruz is probably still sitting on that island if anyone wants to go get her.

 

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First of all, there’s going to be a new female lead, a sparring partner for Jack Sparrow. She’s nothing like him, mind you – despite being suspected of witchcraft, she’s actually a woman of science. Expect some sexual chemistry, but also expect it to be a touch one sided…

There’s more to her character, but the best stuff is very spoilery.

As for witches, they’re central to whole conceit. There are some other, actual witches involved. If Tia Dalma, from the second and third films, makes another appearance, it’s a minor one but it’ll be very easy to leave her out. These new witches have somewhat less of a hoodoo flavouring.

Keeping up the supernatural flavour, there’s also going to be a ghost in a leading role. It’s this character, a former member of the British military now sided with Barbossa on a revenge mission, that gives the film its title.

And just in case you miss the other half of the equation, the dripping wet Orlando Bloom or Keira Knightley roles, they’ll this time go to a couple of pretty young Brits from farming families. They’re pure subplot fodder, however, and if anything gets the chop it will be these two.

I can tell you that the film starts with a rather awkward wedding and climaxes with a riff on the myth of the Bermuda Triangle.

All in all, it seems to be just the sort of thing you’d expect from a Pirates movie.

I love the first Pirates film.  I dislike the second Pirates film.  I think the third Pirates film is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.  I liked the fourth Pirates film, which apparently many did not.  Well, it made a billion dollars so someone liked it.  I’m fine with these continuing on now that they made one to make me forget the gaggle of mini-Jacks in the third.  I’m encouraged they’re taking the time to get it right.  Pirates 5 will now open in summer 2016, which still has real estate left to claim if anyone else wants to blink.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Johnny Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow