Pirates of the Caribbean

What Makes ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ a Classic Adventure Film

Say what you will about the rest of the franchise, but the original is an exemplary film for its genre. Read More

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise Evolves with Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie and screenwriter Christina Hodson will hopefully bring some of that 'Birds of Prey' energy to their Disney spinoff. Read More

Reboots, Late Sequels, and the Impatience of Hollywood

What can Hollywood learn from the success of the new 'Halloween' and the failure of so many franchise reboots? Read More

Are There Movies That Can’t Be Remade?

Watch a video essay that details the factors that make it impossible to remake certain movies. Read More

Disney is Rebooting the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise

Some sunken ships should stay at the bottom of the sea. Read More

Fact Checking The Movies: International Water Law

According to movies like "The Meg," anything goes on the high seas. Turns out it’s not that simple.  Read More

The Best Summer Movie Ever Is ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

To understand why Curse of the Black Pearl was the perfect summer movie, we need to get at the heart of… Read More

The Simple Case for Blockbuster Equality

Everyone has a right to want to see themselves kick ass in the movies. Read More

Fantastic Video Essays by Women and Where to Find Them

Is your video essay watchlist a bit of a boys club? Don't worry. We’re here to help. Read More

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Tops the Lowest-Grossing Memorial Day Weekend Since 1998

'Pirates' is sunk, 'Baywatch' drowned, and the traditional start of the summer has fizzled out. Read More