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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in December 2017

Although Netflix is adding a solid selection of titles in December, the changing of the months means we also have to say good-bye to some shows, whether their licenses have run out, if they’re moving to a new streaming service, or if they’re just being temporarily removed. In December, Netflix will lose Black Snake Moan, Terriers, Young Frankenstein, Nightcrawler, The Queen of Versailles, Amores Perros, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and 11 seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia among others. If you were planning to watch or rewatch any of …
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1 of Your Favorite Disney Movies Is Disappearing From Netflix Next Month

December is the month of giving, but that hasn't stopped Netflix from taking away some of our favorite shows and movies. While there are some great titles heading our way next month, we'll also have to part ways with a number of classics, namely those scary movies you binge-watched in October. See what's leaving below. Related46 New Titles Are Coming to Netflix in November to Help You Survive Thanksgiving Dec. 1 All I Want For Christmas Bedazzled Black Snake Moan Compulsion Cousin Bette Hoffa La Viuda Negra, season one Picture Perfect Practical Magic Rebelde Scary Movie 2 Scary Movie 3 Super Size Me Terriers, season one The Crucible The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus The Man from Snowy River Touch, season two Toys Two Girls and a Guy Waking Life Young Frankenstein Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, seasons one-two Dec. 5 Holes Dec. 9 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seasons 1-11 Dec.
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Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Is Back on the Books with a New 2019 Release Date

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Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Is Back on the Books with a New 2019 Release Date
Hot on the heels of the news that A Cure for Wellness and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is taking the helm of 20th Century Fox's long-developed Gambit movie, the X-Men spinoff officially has a new release date. In a fitting move for one of Marvel's more romantic, smooth-talking mutants -- who'll be played by bonafide heartthrob Channing Tatum, no less -- Gambit is now set to arrive in theaters on Feb. 14, 2019. While that once would have been a somewhat insane and off-limits time of year to release a tentpole superhero …
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July 2017 Box Office Marks Third Straight Month in Decline

July 2017 Box Office Marks Third Straight Month in Decline
After July 2015 and 2016 saw increases from one year to the next, July 2017 took a step back, down 12.2% compared to 2016 with calendar grosses reaching $1.2 billion from 221 films compared to $1.37 billion last July. Leading the way was Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming, which topped all releases bringing in $280 million in July, earning Sony the #1 spot for the month with six films grossing nearly $390 million. Overall, this marks the third month in a row to show a decline compared to 2016 with the summer movie season struggling and showing no sign of improvement in the month of August with the season currently pacing 11% behind 2016. Overall, August is likely to become the sixth month out of the first eight in 2017 to show a decline from one year to the next with 2017 currently -2% behind 2016. Digging deeper into July, we'll start at the top with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which delivered $280 million since its July 7 release. The film is now approaching $300 million domestically,
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Hakeem Kae-Kazim to Play Zeus in BBC and Netflix Series ‘Troy’ (Exclusive)

Hakeem Kae-Kazim to Play Zeus in BBC and Netflix Series ‘Troy’ (Exclusive)
Hakeem Kae-Kazim has joined “Troy: Fall Of A City” and will play Zeus in the upcoming BBC and Netflix mortals and gods epic. The siege of Troy drama is shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, and Kae-Kazim will star alongside Louis Hunter (“The Fosters”), Christian Schoombie (“Quarx”), David Gysai (“Containment”), Lex King (“Dominion”), and Bella Dayne (“Guerrilla”).

British Nigerian actor Kae-Kazim came to prominence in his role as George Rutugunda in the Oscar nominated film “Hotel Rwanda,” and went on to star as Colonel Ike Dubaku in “24.” His movie credits include “X-Men,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and on TV he has been in shows including “Criminal Minds,” and “Gotham.” On cable he is Mr. Scott in Starz’s pirate drama “Black Sails.”

As Zeus in “Troy: Fall Of A City” Kae Kazim will be in the bulk of the eight episodes. The series, in which the story is told from the perspective of the besieged Trojan
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Disney CEO Bob Iger on Han Solo movie: “It’s gonna be fine”

With all of the crazy news surrounding the Han Solo movie these days, it’s hard to accurately gauge how this movie will turn out. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller actually being fired from the project (apparently because they believed they were making a comedy), and being abruptly replaced with Ron Howard, and even rumors that Han Solo star Alden Ehrenreich took issue with the creative direction of the film… how are fans not supposed to panic?

Well, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, there is absolutely nothing to fear. Speaking to Screen Rant, the CEO had this to say: “First of all, we have a great cast, we have a great script and we have a great director. It’s gonna be fine. I’m very excited.”

See Also: Lucasfilm were right to hire a new Han Solo director, but it’s their fault, not Lord and Miller
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Video: 5 Best Sword-Fights in Movies

Sword fights. Everyone loves a good sword fight. They combine the best thing about chess – the strategy and fitness of a well-timed and executed move – with the ferocity of a wrestling match. Plus, they’re normally really well scored. They’re like a dance off with more equipment and less impressive footwork. With that in mind, we thought that it’s important to take a couple of minutes to go through five of the best sword fights in movies.

5. Aragorn Vs The Nine Ringwraiths – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

While the Hobbit films were somewhat “less than stellar” there’s no doubt that Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films were, on the whole, quite good. The Fellowship of the Ring especially. There were a lot of things in that film that worked really well – Saruman’s new orcs, the Balrog, the secret council, but the thing that really sold the film was the battle between Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and the Ringwraiths. It may have been short, but it set the tone for the film and it ends with an evil ghost getting a flaming torch to the face. What more does a film need than that?

4. Captain Jack Sparrow Vs Captain Hector Barbosa – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Geoffrey Rush, playing the role of Hector Barbosa, described this fight as an epic battle between two immortals and is it ever. The choreography is pure Flynn-like. It’s over the top and quicker than a ship at full mast. Intercut with this scene is another sword fight: Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) versus the undead crew of the Black Pearl. Plus, bringing back what we said about being really well scored, Hans Zimmer is on point with the theme for both this fight and the entire scene. The series may have gone off the map in later films, but The Curse of the Black Pearl really was treasure.

3. Hector Vs Achilles – Troy (2004)

Okay, so this one is definitely a controversial choice. Classics Students hate this film because it’s not the Illiad; Lord of the Rings fans hate it because Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is a coward in it; and cinema-philes hate it because… Well, its quality is debatable. But, 2004’s Troy is notable because: every single actor seems to be chewing the scenery in every single scene and it has Eric Bana and Brad Pitt fighting with spears. Taking place the day after Hector (Bana) killed Patroclus – Achilles’ cousin-in-this-version-but-lover/protege-in-the-Illiad, it features some of the best choreography in a film that’s pretty much built upon its sword-to-sword choreography and the bankability of Brad Pitt. The fact that most of the fight is actually one that’s between two spear wielders – something which is rare in the medium, for some reason – only makes the whole thing even better. Plus, Pitt’s Achilles really lays on the smack talk. Hard.

2. The Bride Vs The Crazy 88 – Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)

As the titular Bill (David Carradine) says in Kill Bill Vol. 2, Uma Thurman’s character wasn’t really fighting eighty-eight bodyguards during this fight. According to the Kill Bill Wiki, there are only forty-four of them. Still, that’s a considerable number of bodyguards for one woman to fight by herself and Thurman does it stylishly. She’s called the world’s deadliest woman throughout the film, but it’s this scene in which the thesis is tested. It’s one of the most stylish scenes Quentin Tarantino ever shot and we’d argue still holds up compared to his later work. There’s so much to say about this fight but we’ll just let the fact that the Bride fought forty-four bodyguards (as well as two bosses) and won speak for itself.

1. Luke Skywalker Vs Darth Vader – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

There were a lot of options that we could have gone with for our ultimate battle of the blades. Hell, there were a lot of options we could have gone with from the Star Wars franchise. But, after going through all seven films again, we’ve decided that the top of them all has to be what was – for a long time – the final battle in the Star Wars trilogy. While not as technically flashy or quick as some of the fights from the prequel trilogy, the fight between Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones) more than makes up for it in terms of both emotional impact, thematic appropriateness, and score. And wow, what a score it is. John Williams is known for his scores but we think this just takes the cake.

Are there any sword-fights you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
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Podcast: Over/Under Movies Sinks ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ & Shines On ‘The Weather Man’

Welcome to another edition of Over/Under Movies, the podcast in which we choose one overrated film and one underrated film — similar in tone, genre, style, or however we may see fit — and we discuss them.

I’m joined by my co-host Oktay Ege Kozak for another entry in our Director’s Series, where the films we discuss don’t necessarily match up thematically, but the through-line lies in the films’ director.

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Original Pirates of the Caribbean Had a $2M Snack Budget

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Original Pirates of the Caribbean Had a $2M Snack Budget
After the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales number one debut this weekend, it has been revealed that the budget for snacks alone was $2 million dollars on the first installment of the franchise. The number one weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was enough to bring Disney's monster franchise up over the $4 billion dollar mark worldwide, even with less than stellar stateside numbers and the effect of the Manchester terrorist attack on the European box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl debuted in 2003 and became the fourth highest grossing movie of that year after critics estimated that it would be an epic, over budget box office bomb. But what did the crew eat? What about the craft services? Fans the world-over have been asking that question for the past 14 years and now we finally have an answer.

The Hollywood Reporter recently
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Pirates 5 Wins Memorial Day Weekend Box Office with $77 Million

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Pirates 5 Wins Memorial Day Weekend Box Office with $77 Million
Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, most box office analysts predicted that Disney's family-friendly adventure Pirates of the Carbbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales would have no trouble taking down the R-rated comedy Baywatch at the box office. The only question was how much would these Pirates beat the lifeguards by, and today we have our answer. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales easily took the top spot with $62.6 million over the three-day weekend and $77 million over the four-day holiday weekend. While it was certainly an easy win, it also proves that this franchise has lost some of its luster.

Box Office Mojo reports that this pirate adventure opened in 4,276 theaters, pulling in a solid $18,018 per-screen average. While a $77 million opening would be huge for most movies, it is actually the second worst debut in Pirates franchise history, just behind the $46.6 million debut of the first movie,
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'Pirates of the Caribbean': What's Really Missing from 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

'Pirates of the Caribbean': What's Really Missing from 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl surprised a lot of people.  Few were predicting that a high seas adventure, based on a theme park ride, with zombie pirates and a quirky side-kick named Jack Sparrow would actually work.  But a 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, more than $650 million at the worldwide box-office, and an Oscar nomination for Johnny Depp proved otherwise.

Since then however, the magical formula that made that first film sail so successfully seems to have eluded the franchise. Rake in millions of dollars though they continue to do, critic and audience members alike seem...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens to $270 million as Baywatch sinks at the box office

The fifth instalment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set sail this past weekend, with Dead Men Tell No Tales opening to $270.6 million worldwide.

The film claimed $62.2 million domestically, the lowest opening for the series since the first instalment Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opened with $46.6 million back in 2003. Neverthless, this pushed Disney beyond the $1 billion mark for the year in North America, while the film added a further $208.4 from international markets, including a whopping $67.8 million from China, and a record-setting $18.1 million in Russia. It is expected to pass the $300 million mark today.

See Also: Three Ways to Fix the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

It certainly wasn’t plain sailing for Baywatch at the box office this weekend though, with the R-rated comedy debuting to a disappointing $22.7 million in North America. Given that Paramount Pictures has plans for a sequel, the studio
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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) is easily one of the best Hollywood blockbusters of the last twenty years. That film by director Gore Verbinski mixed a fun and sprawling plot with incredibly entertaining and surprisingly three-dimensional characters. It is an immensely re-watchable movie with its quick-witted dialogue and memorable action set pieces. It was a huge surprise back in 2003, and Disney didn’t know it at the time, but they had a gigantic blockbuster franchise on their hands. Even though the second and third installments, Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and At World’s End (2007), are polarizing films, I was, and remain, a huge fan of both. They continued the adventures of all the great characters from the first installment and each felt incredibly different in tone and style. Then there was the garbage fire fourth installment, On Stranger Tides (2011), which felt completely like a cash
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Pirates: Dead Men Tell No Tales Directors On Trying To Catch Lightning In A Bottle Again

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It’s been nearly 15 years since the first Pirates of the Caribbean film hit theaters. Against all odds — and against the expectations of pretty much everyone around — Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl managed to be a cool pirate movie, and a huge sensation across the board. The rest is franchise history. They followed up that freshman effort with Dead Men’s Chest, At World’s End, and finally, with On Stranger Tides.

It’s 2017, and it’s been a full six years since the last Pirates film. While the series has definitely had its critics — with many believing the first film was the only real good one — there’s no denying the global appeal of these movies. They’ve either managed to crack $1 billion worldwide, or at the very least get close to it. There’s something there that’s worth capturing.

Related: Pirates Star
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Pirates 5 on Target for Massive $285M Worldwide Box Office Opening

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Pirates 5 on Target for Massive $285M Worldwide Box Office Opening
Critics be damned, it looks like Disney has another hit on their hands with Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow and audiences around the world are as eager to see him as ever, as the latest Pirates adventure looks like it is going to clean up this weekend at the box office. While there is a wide gap in projections, it looks like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales could be taking in as much as $285 million globally this Memorial Day weekend.

According to Deadline, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 could bring in anywhere between $230-$285 million globally for the four day weekend. That is a pretty wide margin from the low end to the high end, but if the movie can do anything in the $250 million range worldwide, that would be a huge win for Disney. The last movie in the franchise,
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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)

Since the release of the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), the series has never really been able to recapture the magic of the film that started it all. Though they have always been entertaining, the characters always seemed to be supporting the huge action sequences and special effects. Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge looks to have taken note, as the latest entry does well to not only develop the characters, but connect them to the previous entries. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and the motley crew are joined on board by two new faces – Henry Turner (Brendon Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), who are a welcome addition to the cast, as they bring an adventurous energy that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly brought to the original. Their back stories work well to add more depth, although
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Today in Movie Culture: Deadpool Defends 'Logan' in Honest Trailer, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Recap and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Takedown of the Day: Logan is so good that Honest Trailers has trouble making fun of it and can't even get Deadpool to say anything mean about it:   Franchise Recap of the Day: In anticipation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Hal Rudnick of Screen Junkies recaps the first four movies:   Vintage Image of the Day: In anticipation of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, here's a classic behind the scenes shot of Keira Knightley on the set of the original installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in 2002:   Movie Parody of the Day: Witness Darth Vader fandom within the...

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Pirates Of The Caribbean

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When Disney announced that they were making a multi-million dollar blockbuster based on a Disney land ride, the whole world rolled their eyes. Then Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released, spawning a three billion dollar grossing franchise and giving the world Captain Jack Sparrow. While the series may have gone down in people’s assumptions with each installment, Johnny Depps fifth outing as the incorrigible captain, Salazar’s Revenge (or Dead Men Tell No Tales for our American friends) is expected to be a welcome return to form, being one of the front runners for top grossing movies in 2017. So, while we wait for that movie to set sail, here are five things you never knew about the pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 1. The iconic Captain Jack Sparrow could have been very, very different. When he was cast as the character, Johnny Depp had
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'Pirates of the Caribbean': Watch the Trailers for All 5 Films in the Franchise

'Pirates of the Caribbean': Watch the Trailers for All 5 Films in the Franchise
The five-part franchise began in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl. The first three films followed the adventures of William Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

Based on a Walt Disney-themed ride, the movies take place in the 17th century, where pirates are free from the ruling powers of the British Empire, The Spanish Empire and The East India Company. The themes in the movies touch upon old legends centered around the sea. Along the way, the pirates run into fictitious creatures and ancient curses on their...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (aka Dead Men Tell No Tales) movie review: yo ho no

MaryAnn’s quick take… The franchise finally overstays its welcome with this cacophony of CGI spectacle, a contrived and confusing plot, and a newly cruel and stupid Jack Sparrow. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the original trilogy…

I’m “biast” (con): …but started to lose a little patience with the fourth film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Okay, make it stop. This amusement-park ride has gone on long enough. It is no longer any fun. I’m feeling a bit nauseated, in fact.

I adored the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy: they were smart, fun popcorn flicks that worked as clever updates on the classic Hollywood swashbuckler, all adventure and movie-movie romance and total, wonderful nonsense. With the third installment, 2007’s At World’s End, the series even managed to whip up some satirical zing, in its plot about gig-economy independent-contractor pirates versus
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