Black Sails Off to a Strong Start

Back in the day, there was no deader genre than a pirate story. Pirate movies were too expensive to make, and they didn’t make any money back. That all changed of course with Pirates of the Caribbean, and now Black Sails is going great guns in the ratings as well. 

Disney Ride Space Mountain to Become a Graphic Novel

The Pirates of the Caribbean series showed that you actually could turn a Disney ride into a movie, and there are a number of Disney attractions that are also up to be made into film. We’re not certain if a Space Mountain movie is in the works, but we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if we found out one was in development.

Did The Lone Ranger Cost Jerry Bruckheimer His Disney Deal?

Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history. His track record includes Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Rock, Armageddon, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and many other huge blockbusters. (Not to mention he reinvented himself with CSI on television.) But Bruckheimer’s hit a cold streak lately, and after many years of hits, he’s lost his deal with Disney.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Moving to 2016

Do we really need another Pirates of the Caribbean movie? A critic even joked that The Lone Ranger was essentially another Pirates flick, just in the West this time. But apparently there will indeed be another Pirates, just not as originally planned.

Disney mimics Skylanders with new gaming platform

Disney has launched a new gaming concept, Disney Infinity, that's remarkably similar to Activision's Skylander.

The big winners and losers at the movies in 2011


Another year is already behind us, but the box office results were pretty clear by the end of December.

Gore Verbinski clinches Microsoft-Hollywood deal



With The Pirates of the Caribbean series, Rango, and the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger, Gore Verbinski is currently one of the hottest directors in the world.

How The Lone Ranger was saved

The big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger came very, very close to getting cancelled by Disney.



Is 3D in trouble... again?

With the disappointing box office results for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean and Kung Fu Panda installments, reports that 3D is in trouble have flooded a number of industry publications.

The swords and mermaids of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise had high expectations set for it, and it met most of them.

Johnny Depp reveals he can't see 3D

The Pirates of the Caribbean star won't be able to appreciate the technology of his latest flick.

Oh Captain: Jack Sparrow

Ship’s captains have been an important part of genre fiction for a long time. Thusly, in our first genre feature series, we’re looking at ship’s captains. Today’s captain is Jack Sparrow of the Black Pearl.

Disney signs 3D deal with Imax

After successul runs with films like Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol, Disney has penned a new deal with Imax to bring three new 3D titles to the huge screens next year.