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Further 'Lone Ranger' Fallout: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Delayed Beyond Summer of 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 6:22 PM
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When the news broke yesterday that "Ant-Man," Disney and Marvel's adaptation of the superhero second-stringer directed by unproven mainstream quantity Edgar Wright, would move from a relatively pressure-free early November release date to the prime time summer slalom of 2015, we wondered if some other Disney project might be moving out of that same crowded field. After all, the studio has "Star Wars: Episode VII" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" due out the same summer, plus another installment in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Well, the other shoe had to drop and today it was announced that 'Pirates 5' is being delayed.

'Kon-Tiki' Helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg To Direct 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2013 7:56 PM
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It's hard to find anyone that much likes the second and third films in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise -- though actually, we maintain that both "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" are infinitely more interesting than the majority of blockbusters. But nevertheless, the fourth movie, the even-more-loathed (and correctly so) "On Stranger Tides," proved to be a giant hit, riding international goodwill towards Johnny Depp, and 3D-boosted ticket prices to become a billion-dollar grosser, despite being by some distance the lowest-grosser of the series domestically.

Göteborg Review: Norway’s Oscar-Nominated 'Kon-Tiki' Is A Fun Tale Of High Adventure But No More Than That

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 27, 2013 3:10 PM
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Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 raft trip from Peru to Polynesia, which forms the story of “Kon-Tiki,” the opening film of the Göteborg International Film Festival, is already the stuff of legend – particularly in this part of the world. Heyerdahl’s own 1950 book was an international bestseller (indeed this writer remembers a battered paperback knocking around her childhood home), and the documentary he filmed during the trip itself won an Academy Award back in 1951. Which makes it a pleasing narrative to have this film, over six decades later, achieve a similar feat in getting nominated for a Foreign Language Oscar.

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