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Posts Tagged ‘pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

June 18, 2017

(Honestly, just call it Pirates 5…) About 10 years ago, George Lucas made a statement that soon the Hollywood blockbuster would be dead.  It appears that the opposite has come true instead.  Blockbusters are sinking their claws into us, so much so that I walked out of this fifth film in a massively overblown series […]

Captain Phillips

December 27, 2013

Being based on a true story is not necessarily a bonus for any film, nor is it a requirement to make a film better. However, in some circumstances, it does help, such as here in Captain Phillips where director Paul Greengrass strives hard for a strong sense of realism. This is a movie that is […]

The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

December 28, 2011

I know these movies have made a gazillion dollars, but I was still kind of surprised when I heard a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean was announced. After all, everything was wrapped up at the end of the third. But I underestimated Hollywood’s ability to keep on flogging that horse. On Stranger Tides sees Captain […]