Top Two Titles Coming to Netflix – March 2018
By: Chris Crespo
Jessica Jones: Season 2
Coming to Netflix March 8, 2018
It has been two years since the debut of the first Marvel scripted show (or movie, for that matter) with a female lead character, and now in March it is time for the follow up to the very successful season one of Jessica Jones. Based on the comic book series Alias, Jessica Jones is the Marvel-Netflix version of a film noir story, with private detective Jessica (Krysten Ritter) using her superpowers to help her with her job of tracking people and photographing them from a distance. Of course, just like in season one, this new season will surely see her dealing with her short lived (and failed) tenure as a superhero, but now with the added the layer of dealing with the fallout of her most recent battle with super evil mind controlling Kilgrave (David Tennant), who is also returning in some capacity for this all new second season.
What made the first season so exciting and interesting was how it tackled some topics and themes that other shows can’t and it did so in very fascinating ways, so hopefully season two will continue that tradition of exploring ideas that are fresh and new when it comes to entertainment revolving around super powered beings. As long as the supporting characters are used wisely, with just enough development to make them interesting but not so much that we take away from the reason we are here to begin with, this should be Netflix’s best Marvel show since…well…since the last Jessica Jones series.
Coming to Netflix March 16, 2018
Debuting in 1974, a dog character named Benji has kept appearing in movies in a number of films written and directed by the same person, a fella named Joe Camp, who built a whole story around a cute mixed breed rescue dog. He produced and distributed the movie on his own, it was a huge success, and he found himself with an interesting career of making Benji movies for the next few decades, which even includes one starring Chevy Chase called “Oh! Heavenly Dog” from 1980. And now, thanks to Blumhouse Productions, a new Benji film is set to be released on Netflix, written and directed by Brandon Camp, son of Joe Camp, so at least the Benji family business is being passed down to the next generation.
Are the Benji movies amazing feats of cinematic mastery? Absolutely not! But they are fun little movies perfect for families and young kids, and to be honest the bit of love I have for nostalgia does make it nice to see a whole new Benji adventure for today’s kids, and maybe this will have them go back and check out all the other movies that have come before. I mean, come on, look at that cute little mutt, will ya?