Strange things happen on Friday the 13th. Stranger things happen on Friday the 13th when Netflix is involved.
Case in point:
10 new episodes of ’80s-inspired awesomeness formally known as season 2 of the hit Netflix original series Stranger Things arrive on Friday, October 27th.
PSA: Stock up on Eggo’s frozen waffles. You’ll probably get hungry during a 10-hour Stranger Things binge…
While she is super strong and skilled and considered a hero among some, she doesn’t quite meet the standard for a traditional superhero. She doesn’t fly, have x-ray vision or have a otherwordly hammer. And in the age of cinematic superheroes, despite subtle and clearly distinguishable differences, many presume that all superheroes are the same.
That idea is wrong, but that’s an analysis for a different day.
The 2018 version of Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) will challenge that generalized perception by adding a necessary space. Lara Croft is not a superhero with super powers, but a super hero with seemingly relatable abilities.
Well, relatable and attainable in the close, but still far away sense, I suppose.
Like up, up and away…
Captain Jack Sparrow is attempting the impressive cinematic “high-five” (five films in a beloved movie series).
And there’s new proof that this daring adventure will reach new depths.
When Disney first released Pirates of the Caribbean back in 2003, and even further back to when this film was pitched, do you think Disney’s studio executives had any conceptualized idea of the
treasure money the film (and subsequent sequels) would steal take in at the box office?
That global box office currently runs at $3 billion+, just as an FYI.
Pirates are mostly known as ruthless treasure and gold hunters. Yes, pirates were savages who sailed the high seas on ships with swords, adult beverages, beards, bandanas, planks and a chronically low inventory of toothpaste and toothbrushes. And yet, as a result of brilliant casting, creatively endearing writing and boundless imagination, Disney took full advantage of its theme park ride fame and nostalgia to put a modern (yet centuries old) spin on a group of individuals from yesteryear made most infamous from legends, illustrations, hearsay and stories from our parents and grandparents.
You’ve seen The Goonies, right?
Johnny Depp, with help from his fantastic first cast (Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush), composers Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt and the thematically gifted Jerry Bruckheimer, defined (and redefined?) a past world and its pirates with equally gritty, mythical and larger-than-life perceptions for generations of moviegoers.
Thankfully, there is one final chapter up the always clever, smooth-talking sleeve of Captain Jack Sparrow. Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy the brand new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales released earlier today.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters on May 26, 2017.
The first film in this series was subtitled, The Curse of the Black Pearl. After four successful films, and a fifth on the way, Disney may want to edit that original subtitle that set the stage for this blockbuster franchise.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Disney’s Box Office Pearl.