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Blu-ray Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales‎
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales‎
4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson; story by Nathanson and Terry Rossio.
Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Geoffrey Rush
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date: October 3, 2017

Hard to believe there was a time before Johnny Depp was Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp was a superstar for nearly two decades and then took the role playing the swaggering pirate in a blockbuster based on a Disney theme park attraction. That role earned Depp his first of three Oscar nominations and changed his career path. Here we are 14 years later, and Depp is still chugging along on the high seas in his fifth Pirates film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

This time, Jack is searching for the trident of Poseidon, while an old enemy, Captain Salazar (Oscar winner Javier Bardem) hunts him down. While these films have had their ups and downs over the years, no one can deny Depp’s ability to entertain, and part 5 is maybe the best Pirates film since the original. It is out now on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack and loaded with special features.

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Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites Talk ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of the franchise. In the film, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself the target of Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), an undead pirate who seeks revenge on Jack who had cursed him during one of his pirate hunting expeditions. So in order to avoid being killed, Sparrow joins forces with Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) – the son of Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Turner (Keira Knightley) – and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a horologist accused of witchcraft to find the legendary Poseidon’s Trident before Salazar does.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew of the about the film. First up in these round of interviews are the newcomers to the franchise: Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites. The two talked about their experience watching the first film as kids, what it was like to be in a scene with both Johnny Depp and Jack Sparrow, strong female characters, and what they love about the ride that inspired the films. Check it out below.

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Movie Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Screenwriter: Jeff Nathanson
Cast: Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 129 Minutes
Release Date: May 26, 2017

While it may be based on a theme park ride, there’s no denying that Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise is the very definition of popcorn summer movie fun. Pure escapism. Though the last entry, On Stranger Tides, tried to do something different to reinvigorate the series, the film was a minor misstep. But now comes the next adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

With a pair of new directors in Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), and a new screenwriter in Jeff Nathanson, the franchise sails back to its roots and what makes these films so wonderful. Big on excitement, plenty of great characters, and lots of fun. The only problem is that there isn’t enough rum to go around. Check out the full review below.

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Featurette Tells A Possible Spoiler
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales looks to be a return to form for the franchise. In the fifth installment of the successful franchise, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is going on a high-seas adventure once more and finds himself as a target of a very bitter ghost sea captain (Javier Bardem). But he is not alone. Along for the ride is Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), a young sailor of the Royal Navy. That’s right, Henry Turner, as in the son of William Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

But if you are looking for more insight on the film and the direction which Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning are taking the film, then check out the full story below.

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: A Great Pirate Doesn’t Need Pants
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

This coming Memorial Day weekend will see the return of everyone’s favorite drunk pirate, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film is the fifth installment of Disney’s successful franchise, and although it has been six years since a Pirates film has been released, its popularity has never waned. Trailers have shown why a vengeful Spanish captain (Javier Bardem) is hunting Jack Sparrow.

Now the studio has released a new trailer that should help generate some interest for those who are still on the fence about the film. Check it out here below.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Jack Goes On His Final Adventure
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Never trust Jack (Johnny Depp) to change his ways. The cunning, oftentimes drunk, pirate with a silver tongue has gotten into trouble more times than anyone can count. While it has been over five years since we last saw Jack try to obtain immortality, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales promises to be one of the best films of the franchise.

Disney has released a new trailer for the film, which teases more exciting pirate action than any of the previous marketing material we have seen. In it, we learn why Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) is a pirate-like phantom that is searching for Sparrow. We also get a better look at some of the new characters that will be seen and some of the old ones that will be returning. Check out the latest trailer and poster here below.

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Super Bowl Spot Extended Look
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Disney Pictures has released online an extended Super Bowl TV spot for their upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Watch the extended Super Bowl TV spot here below, along with a new poster for the film.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Teaser Trailer
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During tonight’s Season 2 finale of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, the first teaser trailer for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales debuted.

Watch the teaser trailer here below.

The fifth installment of the Pirates film franchises will the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, along with Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa, Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, with Brenton Thwaites as Henry, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, and Javier Bardem as the new villain, Captain Salazar.

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Watch The ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Super Bowl Spot
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Lionsgate has released a new trailer for their all-out epic film Gods of Egypt that will serve as their Super Bowl spot for the upcoming movie.

Watch Super Bowl spot titled “War” here below.

Gods of Egypt has Gerard Butler leading as the god of darkness Set, who’s usurped the Egyptian throne with aspirations to rule the world, although his style of leadership involves much chaos, conflict, and destruction. Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who plays Jaime Lannister on the HBO series) stars as Horus, is beheld as the only one who can say Egypt from Set’s tyranny.

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Lionsgate Apologizes For Whitewashed ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Oversight
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By now, in 2015, you’d think that studios would have caught on to the idea that they would want to cast a film like Gods of Egypt with actors who are, I don’t know, Egyptian. Just so that the actors can properly reflect the ethnicity of that time period. But after seeing the first posters and trailer for the film, it’s no surprise that there was an uproar over the idea that headlining star Gerard Butler could even pass as a Egyptian. Let’s not forget that Nikola Coster-Waldau and Brenton Thwaites, who also star in this film, are both white as well.

As confusing as this may sound, the film still got made, and with the all the vitriol it’s already been getting with just the first trailer and posters alone because it is so whitewashed, director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have come out to apologize for it. See what they had to say below.

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