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A Pirates Life for Us: In Defense of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most popular franchises of all time, and yet only one out of its four movies are remembered in a positive light. Gore Verbinski’s The Curse of the Black Pearl was a throwback to old school popcorn blockbusters, a family-friendly adventure full of expertly choreographed action, led by a rebellious hero with some romance. The original hit led to three sequels that broke multiple box office records for the Disney property, yet the Pirates franchise only soured in the mouths of critics. Continue reading…

‘Pirates 5’ Review Round-Up: The Early Buzz May Have Been Premature Disney is practically overrun with film franchises these days, but since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made over a billion dollars worldwide back in 2011, another sequel was inevitable.

David Ayer in Negotiations to Direct Scarface Remake Writer and director David Ayer knows how to make a certain type of gritty, street-level film, evident in his epic takes on war and crime in Fury and End of Watch. Ayer, who is a military veteran, understands the intense brotherhood that exists between Soldiers, cops, and criminals.

Audiences first took notice of Brie Larson’s dramatic talents with 2013’s Short Term 12. Now, after earning her first Oscar and landing the lead in Marvel’s upcoming female-led superhero film, the actress is reuniting with the director who helped bring her into the spotlight. Continue reading…

Hackers Threaten to Release Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Early Hackers claim to have access to Disney’s upcoming action adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and threaten to release it early unless the studio pays a ransom. Launched in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has become one of the most lucrative film series for the studio in recent years, pulling in more than $3.7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Will You Recognize Paul McCartney In His ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Character Poster? Getty Image Paul McCartney swaps out a Yellow Submarine for an amusement park pirate’s life in a new poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. No, it doesn’t feature Macca and Keith Richards rocking out back-to-back while Johnny Deep leers in the distance, but it does feature a proper McCartney makeover. #PiratesLife pic.twitter.com/9GXS5QB931 — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 13, 2017 The buccaneer Beatle is all gussied in his fancy Disney pirate garb in this promotional image shared by the rock legend on his assorted social media platforms.

ABC Releases Trailers For Four New TV Shows ABC has renewed, green lit, and canceled a lot of shows this year. The 2016/207 shows are in the process of ending so it’s time to get some trailers for the new shows that will be coming to ABC for the 2017/2018 year. Collider has posted four trailers, basic crew and cast, and summaries for four of the five shows that have been confirmed thus far. The Gospel of Kevin Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair.

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