I Found the Original Pirates 5 Script and…Wow.

Well, no surprise here, but I am back on the same Pirates of the Caribbean research excavation that I just can't seem to quit. --sue me, I'm a nerd. It's been over a year since Dead Men Tell No Tales was released, but recently, pirate lore and historical details have proven a necessary re-entry into my life because of … Continue reading I Found the Original Pirates 5 Script and…Wow.

The Inevitable Jack Davenport Appreciation Post

Well, this was bound to happen at some point. It may as well happen now. Whenever I am asked/freely spout to anyone who will humor me about my favorite actors, I begin by listing off the well-known stars: Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell, Chris Pratt... Always, the final name on the list is Jack … Continue reading The Inevitable Jack Davenport Appreciation Post

My Thoughts on Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

SPOILER FREE REVIEW of Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) TO FOLLOW:    I would like to begin by explaining what Pirates of the Caribbean means to me, as it is integral to the remainder of this review: I saw the first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time in theaters when I was eight … Continue reading My Thoughts on Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

Fan fiction gets a bad rap, and that's mostly because of some of the more...strange products that end up on the internet. While we often see cringeworthy, oftentimes hilarious outcomes that freak out celebrities like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, or even have entire Twitter accounts devoted to some of the more outlandish musings (and let's not forget "My Immortal"), … Continue reading I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

I Might Have a Theory About Who Carina Smyth Is…

Yes, it's another Pirates post. Yes, I'm sorry, but only somewhat. Please bear with me for another month, then I SWEAR I'll shut up. We're a little over a month out from the movie I have been waiting four years for; the fifth (and with any luck, final) Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No … Continue reading I Might Have a Theory About Who Carina Smyth Is…

Reading Too Much Into Trailers #3: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

Post originally appeared on Chapman Club 55's Blog. Hello. My name is Jessica Johnson. And within maybe an hour, MAYBE an hour of meeting me, you'll always discover that I am a psychopath: my nerdom for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, franchise, even nautical history is...a lot. A lot to even handle, sometimes. It's a … Continue reading Reading Too Much Into Trailers #3: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Well, that's a wrap on a pretty insane year all told. I want to look back at 2016, warts and all, the good and the bad. I'm gonna do so in the only way I know how: through a movie reference. My favorite film of 2016 was undoubtedly La La Land (Chazelle, 2016), and my favorite song from … Continue reading Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Post-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 2

It happened. Less than 10 minutes into Fear the Walking Dead's Season 2 finale, AMC made a surprising move and gave us the Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser right away (which might prove pretty ineffective to their ratings, seeing as the teaser immediately went viral once it dropped). So there it is! The … Continue reading Post-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 2

Pre-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 1

I had a very clear idea of what my Sunday was going to be like upon awakening. Little did I know that it would soon become solely about fangirling over what else, Pirates of the Caribbean.  The original plan was to finish watching the 1960 version of The Magnificent Seven, go shopping, do some busy work, then head … Continue reading Pre-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 1

Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

I have been absolutely obsessed with the notion of Me Before You since the trailer premiered in February. Even though I, a cinephile who is studying criticism, should have immediately waved it off as a silly chick flick, I found myself absolutely giddy. May couldn't come soon enough! Well. It's June. New Zealand got Me Before You a month … Continue reading Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards