One Big Reason The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise Deserves A Second Chance

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‘One Big Reason’ is a bi-weekly series where I take a look at some of the blockbuster films we love to hate and find one redeeming quality that makes it worth another watch.

Normally I’d choose one film in this series, but this time I decided to change things up a bit.

#Piratesofthecaribbean recently opened with it’s (final?) movie titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While it’s off to a strong start oversees, it’s thus far garnered over $77 million on the domestic market. With an estimated production budget of over $230 million the recent Pirates film is off to a strong start.   Continue reading

Samurai Jack’s Season 5 Finale Is A Bittersweet End For The Samurai Warrior

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SPOILERS ahead for the season finale of Samurai Jack. 

Samurai Jack just concluded with its final episode and boy does it go out with a bang. The animation once again is superb and the characters are still extremely well written. The shows creator Genndy Tartakovsky has brought the franchise back to its former glory and ends the show with a satisfying but bittersweet conclusion.  Continue reading

5 Ways ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Can Sail The Franchise Back Towards Greatness

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It seems like it was just yesterday that I remember walking out of the theater being absolutely floored as to how great the first Pirates of the Caribbean was. The film was clearly lightning in a bottle. Who’d have thought anyone could take an ordinary theme park attraction and craft an engaging story around it? I sure didn’t.

The movie has very little flaws with a great story, characters, and action set pieces. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl introduced us to Captain Jack Sparrow played by the quirky Johnny Depp along with a charming villain named Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Continue reading

5 Defining Moments That Changed These MCU Characters Forever

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Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has given us quite a ride in each of their films. From bringing the team together in The Avengers to introducing us to brand new characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, these films have entertained us from start to finish. However it all started with Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige. Iron-Man was the start of this universe and it has only gone up from there.   Continue reading

10 Hilarious Moments From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

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Spoilers from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are ahead! Proceed at your own risk.

Guardians of the Galaxy was such a massive hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that a sequel would be inevitable. In comes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it is just as fun and entertaining as the first. The sequel brings back all of your favorites including Rocket, Drax, Gamora, Star-Lord and of course Baby Groot.  Continue reading

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Gets An ‘Empire Strikes Back’ And ‘Goonies’ Movie Poster Treatment

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has had some of the best Marvel trailers to date. The marketing for this franchise has been nothing sure of pure entertainment. Who’d of thought that a team consisting of a walking tree and talking raccoon would be the talk of the town? Somehow Marvel has found a way as the Guardians of the Galaxy have become some of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   Continue reading

5 Movies You Didn’t Expect Would Make You Cry

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Movies affect people in different ways. For instance, watching a Rocky film could get you off the couch and influence you to get into shape or viewing a superhero movie could influence you to save lives and pursue a career as an EMT, Police Officer, or a Firefighter. Then there are those films we just watch for pure enjoyment, to sort of escape from reaity for a couple of hours in a local movie theater.

However, there are also those films that surprisingly made us teary eyed for better or worse. These are films that fans didn’t expect to make them shed a tear or two. These movies will make even a grown man cry. Unless you have no soul, this list will make you emotional whether you expected them to or not. Let’s start the list.   Continue reading