Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 2: Dead Man’s Chest

Part 1 here In the time between the first and second films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I served a two-year church mission in Spain, came home, changed jobs a few times (in a period I like to call “career A.D.D.”), and crashed at least two different relationships, maybe three. I don’t remember all that… Continue reading Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 2: Dead Man’s Chest

Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 1: The Curse of the Black Pearl

There’s always a best-movie-of-the-summer, and whatever it was supposed to be in 2003, Jack Sparrow (sorry, Captain) came along and sank it. Naturally, with studios and shareholders being what they are, this created a demand for sequels on all sides, and I for one was thrilled at the prospect. I loved Jack’s antics, Will & Elizabeth’s… Continue reading Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 1: The Curse of the Black Pearl

What “Pirates” needs if they’re reeeeeeeally determined to keep milking this cow.

After a trip to California this last weekend, I snuck out to see the latest Pirates flick, hoping it would be better than the last one (which was the worst of the franchise.) It was okay as a flick, but I didn’t walk out loving it. I don’t know if it’s my age or frame… Continue reading What “Pirates” needs if they’re reeeeeeeally determined to keep milking this cow.

Should-reads: The Accidental Highwayman, by Ben Tripp

Premise: Kit Bristol is a live-in assistant to a rich guy in the 19th Century. When circumstances force Kit to assume his dead master’s mask as costume, he finds himself chased by the King’s men, fairies, and a number of other questionable figures. Setting: England, sometime in the 1800s. Genre: Fantasy adventure Lesson: Be fearless!… Continue reading Should-reads: The Accidental Highwayman, by Ben Tripp