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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,
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Briefs: Stupid Vine Kid is Terrible, Observing A Straight Pride Parade, And Kids React To Game Boy

Birthday shoutouts go to Michael Weatherly (above), who is 46, Kevin Bacon is 56, Joan Osborne is 52, and Anjelica Huston is 63.

Daniel Radcliffe is not interested in playing Gray Harry Potter

Wes Bentley is joining Ahs: Freak Show for a two-part Halloween episode.

Aclu, Nclr, and More Groups Drop Support of Enda

Maybe ‘that’s so gay’ is actually ok for young people to say. Call me an old fart, but I’m going to have to vote “no.”

So someone named “Nash Grier” has almost 9 million Vine followers, and he’s apparently loved by tween girls everywhere because of his dreamy blue eyes (or at least, that’s what I learned spending ten seconds on his twitter feed). So would it surprise anyone that he likes to scream out homophobic slurs about HIV? Of course not. I’m not embedding the Vine because it autoplays, and I don’t feel like
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Briefs: Kevin Keller Meets Blaine Anderson, Rosie Heads To "Smash," and Anderson Talks Madonna

Birthday shoutouts go to Rugby God Dan Carter (above), who is 31, Matt Lucas is 39, and a very special Birthday shoutout to Ae Reader Carlos! Follow him on Twitter! In ratings news, The Following has stabilized, and The Carrie Diaries was up 25%. Sb Nation acquires Outsports. When my eight-year-old son taught his class about Harvey MilkAre Jeremiah Brent And Nate Berkus having A baby? No. Chris SprouseSuperman artist, drops Orson Scott Card project.The long-awaited Archie Meets Glee comes out this week, and the synopsis includes this tantalizing tidbit: "Kevin Keller, Archie's first openly gay character, meets Blaine, who's been "zapped in Riverdale and Kevin is immediately intrigued by this new bow-tie wearing student." Hey ... Kevin + Blaine = Klaine! Just kidding! Just kidding! Just kidding! Please don't hurt me.

Next up for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be Afterlife With Archie, about a zombie apocalypse hitting the town of Riverdale.

It's the Tony Award episode.
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Briefs: A Pro Soccer Player Comes Out, "Two Men In Love," and Fire In The Sky!

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Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Beyonczilla stomped into New Orleans to destroy the Super Bowl, but only managed to knock out the lights for a few minutes."

Thanks to Miz Liz for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Chord Overstreet (above) is 24, Melissa Manchester is 62, Jason Ritter is 33, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is 32. Towleroad has a compilation of clips from the Meteor strike in Russia. I'll wait for instructions from Morgan Freeman.In ratings news, Glee was down a smidge, while Zero Hour was the lowest series premiere ever on ABC.Here's your first look at the rump-filled poster for Continental, about the bathhouses of the 60's and 70's.
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"The Pirate Movie": Pillaging, Plundering, Plank-Walking

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has re-issued a new DVD release of director Ken Annakin's 1982 musical comedy "The Pirate Movie", starring Kristy McNichol and Christopher Atkins :

"...dreamy young lovers frolic about in this uproarious update of Gilbert & Sullivan’s 'The Pirates Of Penzance', filled with virtuous maidens, savage cutthroats, swordplay, buried treasure, a dashing 'Pirate King' (Ted Hamilton) and a modern 'Major General' (Bill Kerr), plus plenty of pillaging, plundering and plank-walking fun..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Pirate Movie"...
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Picture This: Caption This Movie Scene!

Welcome to our Monday feature Picture This!, the companion piece to Wednesday's Still Got It!.

For this feature, we'll present a still from a famous film and ask you to to caption it. So get your creative juices flowing and turn up the snark-o-meter, and take your best shot!

This week it's a scene from the greatest movie musical of the 80's, the inspirational, allegorical, unintentionally hysterical The Apple!

* Point of reference, here's the complete top ten: 1. The Apple, 2. The Pirate Movie, 3. Voyage Of The Rock Aliens, 4. Xanadu, 5. Grease 2, 6. Little Shop Of Horrors, 7. Shock Treatment, 8. The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking and Annie (tie), 9. The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, 10. Can't Stop The Music. Honorable mention - Yentl.

Take a bite and take your best shot. We'll reveal the winner next Monday!

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AfterElton Briefs: Cher Has Arrived, "Smash" Struggles, and Guess Who's Playing Elizabeth Taylor?

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Happy Birthday to Christopher Atkins (above), who turns 51! Okay, time to name your top five Chris movies! Here are mine: 5. "Mortuary Academy," 4. "It's My Party," 3. "The Blue Lagoon," 2. "A Night In Heaven, "1. "The Pirate Movie".Also celebrating birthdays are Tyne Daly, who is 66, Christine Ebersole is 59, Jennifer Love Hewitt is 33, Ellen Page is 25, Charlotte Church is 26, and faboo ally Mary Chapin Carpenter is 54. What are your Mary favs? Here are mine: 5. "Down At The Twist And Shout," 4. "I Feel Lucky," 3. "Shut Up And Kiss Me," 2. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her, "1. "Passionate Kisses". GOProud Requests Meetings with Five Presidential Candidates as Part of Formal Endorsement Process. Yeah, good luck with that.Oh Hell No. No, No, No, No, No, And ... No!In ratings news, it was another worrying week for NBC's Smash, which was down another 18%. As Deadline reports, "While 2.3 is still a respectable demo rating at 10 Pm, the drops of
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Your International Talk Like a Pirate Day Primer

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Ahoy, mateys. If you haven't heard, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Aye, it's a real holiday – John Baur and Mark Summers began International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Itlapd) in 1996.

Needless to say, such an important holiday needs to be honored with more than just an eye patch and a few "argh"-punchlined puns. Thankfully, a vast array of pirate movies offers ample fodder to prepare you to impress your fellow scurvy-sufferers… and we've compiled their best hints.

Yo ho!

Make a First Impression

"Three shillings, forget the name."

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003)

Impress your mates right off the bat with this line. It's easily one of the most memorable scenes from any of the "Caribbean" films and Jack Sparrow's first line ever. He steals the guy's wallet after paying him off. We don't recommend you do that part.

Attire

"Put this
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Somali Pirates Plan On Boarding A Theater Near You

Is there any more exciting film staple than pirates? Pillaging, raping, kidnapping, cannon-firing, parrot-owning, Sicilian-beating, Keith Richards-loving, one leg missing, singing and dancing pirates! And now we can add real-life pirates to the list thanks to those pesky Somalian rapscallions who've been terrorizing the coast of Africa for the past several years. Per Variety, Columbia Pictures has hired Billy Ray to write a film based on the five-day hostage drama that played out earlier this year. More specifically, the film will center on Captain Richard Phillips whose life story rights as well as the rights to his upcoming book were optioned by Columbia. Phillips was held hostage by pirates before being rescued by Navy Seals. Spoiler alert! Ray's most recent work as screenwriter includes State of Play, Breach, and Flightplan. He also has a Westworld remake and the potential Ryan Reynolds vehicle Motorcade on his plate as well. This project is easily a year or more
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Fan Rant: Is Any Old-School Star Safe From Reality Television?

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Perhaps all possibly iconic roles should come with a warning: If you get too popular, too much of a heartthrob or superstar, there's a good chance that the spotlight will fade and you'll have to make your "comeback" on a reality show. Oh, how the mighty can fall.

We've had everything from The Surreal Life to The Two Coreys, and now we're getting Confessions of a Teen Idol. Heard of it? The upcoming VH1 show has some completely unsurprising faces, including: Eric Nies (who is now a hippie-looking life coach!?), everyone's favorite No-Match-For-a-Cool-Rider Adrien Zmed, and Jamie Walters, who has morphed from Shout star to head-shorn, tat-covered musician. But the big surprise on the list, at least for me, Christopher Atkins -- also known as the man who led The Pirate Movie and showed off his stuff with Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon.Filed under: Casting, Celebrities and Controversy
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