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Movie review: Talented cast can't save tired 'Pirates of Caribbean' franchise

Parents need to know that "Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"?is the fifth?Pirates?film?starring?Johnny Depp?as Captain?Jack Sparrow. It focuses on a mission Sparrow?shares with Henry Turner – the only son of earlier franchise stars William Turner and Elizabeth Swann, neither of whom appears much in the film. This time around, an older, drunker (he downs a?lot?of rum) Sparrow faces yet another great enemy: the ghost of a pirate-killing Spanish captain, Salazar.

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Latest ‘Pirates’ movie follows the formula

Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this film, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Disney has hired Norweigan filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg who directed the 2012 film “Kon-Tiki.” They’ve delivered a cookie-cutter “Pirates” movie that follows the formula.

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Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue ‘Baywatch’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. It should be considered a national resource, channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It’s a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like “Central Intelligence” and revved up the “Fast and Furious” franchise. But with the sloppy, incoherent “Baywatch,” that unstoppable force meets its match. The Rock’s charisma just can’t save everything.

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Oscar statues were once painted plaster and other little known Academy Award facts

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