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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 Javier Bardem Captain Salazar

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’ 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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Disney In Depth: D23 Expo 2015’s 10 Best Reveals
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We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”

Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).

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D23 Expo 2015: Orlando Bloom Returns As Will Turner For POTC5!
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Last seen taking over for Davy Jones, and only allowed to see his love Elizabeth Swan once every 10 years, Will Turner disappeared at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Part 3). Confirmed today at D23 Expo 2015, Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as the blacksmith turned pirate for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment of the franchise.

More on this and catch Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in the image gallery here below.

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Last Minute Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom
Warner Brothers
Release Date: December 17, 2014

In what I like to call a “see it while you still can” style of reviewing movies before they leave theaters, I finally got around to catching Peter Jackson’s final film in the The Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

And honestly, I can say that if you loved the Lord of the Rings movies of Jackson’s, then you might indeed wanna catch this before it leaves theaters. And you need not worry if you skipped the second movie in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, or even the first movie, An Unexpected Journey, at this point. But I would never recommend a fan of the original book to ever see this particular film. The first two…sure…but this one, not so much. It’s complicated. Let me explain.

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Javier Bardem In Talks To Play ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Villain
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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow & Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa

Skyfall and The Counselor star Javier Bardem, who won an Academy Award for his work in the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men, has entered into early negotiations for the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

If things work out Bardem will play the villain of the next movie, which is officially titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a ghost named Captain Brand who thinks Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is responsible for the death of his brother and wants revenge.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King: Extended Edition
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King: Extended Edition
Blu-ray
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, and Sean Astin
New Line Home Video
Release Date: August 28, 2012

You can read Dr. Geek, Ph.D’s review of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition from July 2011 here.

“The battle of Helm’s Deep is over; the battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.”

In Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou the late filmmaking giant Samuel Fuller, a legendary purveyor of uncompromising dramas and adventures that were not afraid of journeying into the darkest realms of the human soul, said, “Film is like a battleground. Love. Hate. Action. Violence. In one word…emotion.” Though he was making a cameo in a movie instead of granting an interview that brief speech perfectly summed up Fuller’s philosophy of cinema, a philosophy that is alive and well in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the third and final installment in one of the most thrilling epic trilogies in motion picture history.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers: Extended Edition
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers: Extended Edition
Blu-ray
Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Peter Jackson, Phillipa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, and Fran Walsh; based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, and Sean Astin
New Line Home Video
Release Date: August 28, 2012

You can read Dr. Geek, Ph.D’s review of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition from July 2011 here.

When you take a look back at some of the greatest second chapters in motion picture trilogies of all time like The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, and (my personal favorite) Evil Dead II it is easy to understand why so many turn out vastly superior to their originals. Since most trilogies use their first story to act as set-up for almost everything that happens next the second is where things really start to take off. In successful film franchises it is also in the second installment where events begin to take darker turns, characters are forced to traverse a metaphorical – and sometimes literal – Hell to reach their personal Heaven, and the endings are very rarely happy or even conclusive.

Because the creators of the series – from the screenwriters to the studio executives with control over the green light to the bravura director and producer(s) who must assemble a crack team of actors and technicians to bring their mutual vision roaring to life – believe that the audiences who made the first movie a smashing success are invested in the ongoing narrative to the point where they will follow it wherever the filmmakers desire. Thus they are granted license to put their beloved characters through a series of traumatizing physical and psychological journeys where the only optimistic outcome is to survive to fight another day, nothing more.

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