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Trailer Time: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer #1 (2017) *The Final Adventure?*

It’s been interesting that in marketing Pirates 5, Disney has gone out of its way to have as little as Jack Sparrow in its marketing as possible, focusing more on Javier Bardem’s villain (who is still the star of this trailer), Geoffery Rush’s Captain Barbossa, and new characters.  This trailer lays out Salazar’s beef with de-aged Johnny Depp (which looks pretty spot-on) and finally Jack’s current status which is pant-less.  I thought this was a pretty good look at what we can expect and was intrigued by the use of “The FInal Adventure Begins”.  Is this the last Pirates film or the beginning of a multi-part final go-round with the maddening Sparrow?  I think the first Pirates is among the best action-adventure films of all-time.  I think if you combined movies two and three, you’d have had a really good movie instead of an average second film and one of the worst sequels ever in the third film.  On Stranger Tides was nowhere near as good as the first, but it was a step back in the right direction and gave the character back his wits and canniness which the sequels had stripped him of.  He’s supposed to be eccentric, but he’s also supposed to be better than everyone, not a moron.  Well, kind of a moron, but in a savvy way.  More on the plot below.  Sandwiched between Alien: Covenant and Transformers 5/Wonder Woman, it will be interesting to see how much staying power this franchise still has.

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

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 Tells, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp

Trailer Time: Iron Fist Season 1 Trailer #2 (2017 – Netflix) *The Last Defender*

*Text from Coming Soon
The Netflix original series Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth of the epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage which are now streaming, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) to premiere only on Netflix. A fifth series, Marvel’s The Punisher, has also started filming and stars Jon Bernthal.

In Marvel’s Iron Fist, billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Marvel’s Iron Fist cast includes Finn Jones as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, with Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Marvel’s Jessica Jones star Carrie-Anne Moss will also reprise her role of lawyer Jeri Hogarth alongside Netflix’s connector between the shows, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres with 13 episodes on Netflix on March 17, 2017 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

Iron Fist, Netflix

Movie Review: Lion (2016) “Beautiful Story A Bit Long in the Telling”

Dev Patel, Lion

Every now and again when the Academy announces its nominees for Best Picture they manage to throw me a curveball of a film I’ve heard absolutely nothing about (and that’s kind of hard to do).  I remember two years ago when Whiplash got nominated and I thought, what is this?  A movie about a jazz band?  How good can that be?  Phenomenally good.  This year’s curveball was Lion, and while I have my issues with it and it’s certainly no Whiplash, I probably never would have seen this amazing story without the spotlight of the Oscars, so I big them a rare thank you (I know, it’s shocking; don’t worry, I’ll make up for it on Oscar night and the world will return to….what passes for normal now). Continue reading Movie Review: Lion (2016) “Beautiful Story A Bit Long in the Telling”

Trailer Time: Iron Fist Season 1 Trailer #1 (2017 – Netflix) *The Last Defender*

I just finished the first season of Luke Cage, and while it maintains the quality of the MCU on Netflix tradition, it was probably my least favorite of the series.  No knock on it, but that’s how high Daredevil and Jessica Jones raised the bar.  One thing Cage did do, was start to show you how all these people are going to be tied together, and using The Night Nurse (Rosario Dawson) as a catalyst in all four series was a brilliant idea.  If you’re wondering where all these trailers are coming from, the New York Comic Con is ongoing, and while it’s not the trailer deluge San Diego is, we’re getting trailer rain.  Iron Fist’s challenge is the same one Luke Cage faced: he doesn’t have an iconic archvillain.  It looks great, but great heroes need great villains and though the tweak to the Serpent Society they did with Cage was pretty brilliant and well-acted, it’s not Kingpin or Killgrave.

Also revealed at the same panel that gave us the Iron Fist trailer was that Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen Page on Daredevil will also be playing that role in The Punisher show, and the identity of who The Defenders will be facing was revealed.  Well, the actress playing whoever the villain is (and I have no clue who it could be) will be Sigourney Weaver.  This experiment on Netflix has just been a home run for both Marvel and Netflix and I’m looking forward to seeing Danny Rand arrive in the MCU when Iron Fist Season One is posted on March 17, 2017.Iron Fist, Netflix

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