I spent the weekend couch-deep in “Stranger Things” and, so far, I’ve spent most of the rest of the week combing through the endless online articles reviewing the nine episodes and posting Season 3 theories, then sharing with fellow binge-watchers my own feelings on those reviews and theories.
But, after the second or third time I blurted out something about the evolution of the Upside Down or one of the many reasons to love Sean Astin’s Bob, one of my co-workers politely asked me to shut my trap. It turns out, despite what the Internet would have you believe, not everyone has the time or inclination to barrel through a season in a couple of days. And these poor souls have to contend with schmucks like me accidentally spoiling their experience. Even headlines can be potential landmines.
So, while my original plan this week was to go over Season 2 and reveal some of my thoughts about the show’s direction going forward, I decided against it. Instead, I’ll share some entertainment news that’s guaranteed not to ruin anybody’s time in Hawkins.
— Another once-popular film franchise may be resurrected, though there’s no word on if its star would return with it.
Deadline reports that the production company, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, that owns the rights to 1994’s “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” is interested in making “a new movie in the spirit of the original.” The plot would likely focus on Ace Ventura’s long-lost son or daughter taking over for the goofy pet sleuth. While Morgan Creek is interested in Jim Carey reprising his role as Ventura, the actor is not yet involved in the process.
— Pharrell has a new project in the works, but it’s not an album. Instead, he’s signed on to produce a horror flock, which will be written and directed by Tracy Oliver.
According to Vulture, Oliver — who became the first black woman to write a movie that grossed more than $100 million (“Girls Trip”) — will adapt a young adult novel. “Survive the Night” focuses on teen girls who attend an all-night underground rave. After one of them dies, the others attempt to escape through the undoubtedly disgusting subway system.
— I love hot sauce. And thanks to the popular YouTube series “Hot Ones” — where the host, Sean Evans, interviews celebrities while they both eat progressively hotter wings— I’ve discovered plenty of spicy sauces. Evans has also opened up my eyes to plethora of tongue-scorching creations, from chips to curries. In a recent episode, he demonstrates how to pair hot sauce with various types of food, including ice cream.
One thing even he hasn’t tried though is Tim Horton’s latest coffee concoction, the Buffalo Latte. Yeah. A latte made with buffalo sauce. I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but gross. No thanks. The beverage is only available at Tim Horton’s Buffalo, N.Y., locations.
In a press release marking the flavor’s debut, Stephen Goldstein, a regional president for the company, said “Tim Horton’s and buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why not take these two Buffalo staples and combine them.”
So many reasons, Stephen, so many.