Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 18 May 2011 1 COMMENT

The unexpected fourth instalment of Pirates suggests the series will now run forever.

By Mark Clapham on 13 June 2007 Comments Off

Rated Arrrr.

By Mark Clapham on 12 July 2006 Comments Off

As a sequel to the incredibly excessive ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, the main achievement of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ is that it manages to make its predecessor seem relatively understated by comparison…

By Mark Clapham on 09 December 2003 Comments Off

There’s no real doubt that this is the live-action hit of the summer…

By Stephen Lavington on 17 November 2003 Comments Off

PotC:tCotBP (for brevity) storms across the cinema screen with the bombast, arrogance and total lack of self awareness that one should expect from a film based on a theme park attraction.

By Stephen Lavington on 21 September 2003 Comments Off

It has become almost an annual tradition to lambast the quality of Hollywood’s summer output. Key to this is the guaranteed use of the phrase ‘Summer of Sequels’, with all the associated critique of laziness, complacency….