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In Theaters This Week (9/15/2017): American Assassin, mother!

Jennifer Lawrence in mother!

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  This week brings the latest from director Darren Aronofsky and a potential franchise starter to bear against the reign of the evil clown movie.  That is a sentence I was not ever prepared to write.

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mother! Trailer #1 (2017) *Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Darren Aronofsky*

The trailer for mother! starts off with a loving couple (Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence…..kind of a big age gap there even for Hollywood, guys) fixing up their house and domestic tranquility.  However, this is a Darren Aronofsky film and if you managed to survive Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Black Swan, or The Wrestler, you know things are going to get very weird, very quickly, you’ll see a lot of amazing acting and also probably a lot of things you’ll wish you could unsee later.  It’s a weird balance of wanting to see the performances Aronofsky draws out and having some things from Requiem for a Dream wandering the dark hallways of your mind for the rest of your life.  My autocorrect, Darren, also thanks you for sticking a lowercase letter and punctuation mark in the one-word title of your film.  mother! will open September 15, 2017.

mother! Poster with Jennifer Lawrence

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer (2017) “Rough Seas”

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Pirates of the Caribbean has to be one of the most unlikely franchises in movie history.  It’s based on an amusement park ride, had a critically acclaimed first installment and that film made Captain Jack Sparrow as iconic a movie character that modern cinema has produced.  Installments two and three, with the same writers and director, took everything that was good in the first film and completely ignored it, but both films and the fourth installment each made over a billion dollars.  It’s been six years since the fourth film, Johnny Depp has a much different reputation as does Captain Jack Sparrow, but Disney plopped down $230 million to make Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (as a Disneyland fan, by far my favorite title of the series) and they’ve already made it back.  It won’t reach the billion dollar heights of its predecessors, but it will probably make enough for an unnecessary sixth installment, and on we go.  Is Pirates 5 any good though?  Compared to some of the sequels, yes.  Compared to the original, it’s as tired as Jack Sparrow looks during the 135 minute romp. Continue reading Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer (2017) “Rough Seas”

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: 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