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New Disney lineup released from Disney Expo Brazil!

  • Good Dinosaur- Jan 7th, 2016
  • Finding Dory- Jan 30th, 2016

  • Antman- 2016

  • Doctor Strange- 2016

  • Star Wars VII- 2016

  • Moana- F/W 2016

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5- 2016

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2- 2017

  • Thor 3- 2017

  • Star Wars VIII- 2016

  • Toy Story 4- S/S 2017

  • Frozen(sequal)- 2018

  • Captain Marvel- 2018

  • Cars 3- 2018

  • Star Wars 8.5? - 2018

  • Avengers 3 part 1 & 2 - 2019

  • The Incredible 2- 2019

  • Inhumans- 2019

  • Black Panther- 2019

  • Star Wars IX- 2019

(from Pixar Brazil blog)

Pirates of the Carribean is to pirates what Twilight is to vampires.  

Seriously. 

I dislike it because pirates in the Carribeans were originally french and I love my countrymen, especially when they do clever things. 

I mean, you have to give them credit. Before the famous acts of piracy began in the region, it was just a bunch of french hunters living off the local wildlife and minor raids. 

Then Spain started killing them to take over the place, so the french said fuck it and moved to another island, an extremely defensible one this time, Tortuga. Since they were more or less under siege, they started relying more and more on raids to survive. 

And then a french man who may or may not have actually existed (that’s the thing with piracy, it’s hard to know) got the genius idea of raiding galleons making the return trip from the Carribeans to Spain, which carried lots of trade goods. 

At some point, the english got involved and decided to troll Spain by kicking a lot of spanish ass in the area, taking Jamaica from Spain and setting Port Royal as a pirate trade town, letting the french pirates of Tortuga know they were a-okay, and joyfully raiding spanish ships themselves. 

Eventually the english / french rivalry got back (it always does) and the Jamaica / Tortuga collaboration ended. Then Port Royal was hit by an earthquake, spanish colonies started showing signs of having been sucked dry (you can’t expect to raid a town ten or so times in ten years and see it prosper), governors started frowning upon piracy (wow rude), and piracy became a lot less profitable. 

The movie is like ‘rape pillage and plunder, lol’ except they obviously never do so (it’s disney), while pirates in the Carribeans all obeyed their own code after swearing an oath on the bible, most of which (the codes) punished rape by a death sentence. Boys and women were forbidden on board for that reason (rape), and smuggling them on board was punished harshly (marooning or death) because it was seen both as rape, even if the boy or lady was consenting (since revoking consent once at sea surrounded by celibate pirates was very risky), and as a seed for discord. 

The motto would be closer to ‘no prey no pay’ than ‘rape pillage plunder’. Also there is that ongoing speculation that homosexuality was pretty common (but then, they had no women). 

It was also forbidden to settle dispute on boards. Gentlemen having a problem with each other would be placed on an island with a firearm each until the matter was solved. 

Parleys were not a thing. Parleys are a custom in wars, not piracy. 

Pirates had a curfew. For practical matters but still, the idea is amusing. Touching detail, the one to spot a prey would be the given the best weapon for the raid. 

Actually, what I know of piracy codes practiced on Tortuga is a lot less cruel than laws and customs used at sea by regular ships. Especially punishments. Piracy codes talk about marooning, whipping, and shooting the unlawful dead, but they have no reference to the tortures practiced on french ships I have no idea how to translate. 

Simply put, imagine tying a man to a rope with a pulley for disrespecting his superior, and having his fellow sailors pull the rope to travel the poor man under the ship

Sometimes the sailors were not motivated enough, sometimes the man couldn’t hold his breath, sometimes the captain just told them to stop pulling and live him to drown. 

A lighter punishment of the same kind involved repeated near-drownings but no trip under the ship. 

Sorry but I prefer marooning. 

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Raby Bay Harbour at Cleveland was in the spotlight again on Monday morning as celebrity spotters crowded around the marina hoping for a glimpse of Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom or Johnny Depp.

But onlookers had to be content with watching film crews and deck hands peel off plastic scaffolding which had been hiding the dark hull of the ghostly looking Dying Gull.

The single-mast ship, believed to be former  The Rainbow Gypsy from Bundaberg, will play a lead role in Depp’s fifth instalment in the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Film crew overhauled the boat, painting it to look like the ghost ship which was sinking when Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, emerged in the first movie.

The replica of an 1897 Scottish trawler motored into Raby Bay late Friday night with its hull still under wraps. It will be one of up to 12 different boats used in the latest instalment.

The Hollywood heartthrobs are halfway through filming the fifth in the popular Pirates series.

Although the majority of filming is on the Gold Coast, insiders from the Village Roadshow set told The Bulletin, the pair was likely to make a brief appearance at the Cleveland address.

Screen Queensland chief executive Tracey Vieira was tight-lipped about Redlands’ role in filming.

However, insiders said producer Jerry Bruckheimer decided on Raby Bay so filming could be in calmer waters after some crew got seasick at the Gold Coast.

Depp, 51, is believed to be in the US for daughter Lily-Rose’s 16th birthday but Bloom, 38, was spotted at Brisbane airport picking up his four-year-old son Flynn on Sunday.

Bloom will reprise his role as blacksmith-turned-pirate Will Turner in Dead Men Tell No Tales now just over midway through filming.

The Dying Gull sailed into Raby Bay Harbour a week after Depp hired a charter plane to fly two of his Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, back to the US because they allegedly had been brought into the country illegally.

Raby Bay has hosted A-list Hollywood celebrities twice before.

Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” were previously filmed in Cleveland and Raby Bay.

The federal government spent $21.6 million to secure the production with the state offering an incentive package that included payroll tax concessions.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is slated for worldwide cinema release in July 2017.

A ghost ship, also known as a phantom ship, is a ship with no living crew aboard; it may be a ghostly vessel in folklore or fiction, such as the Flying Dutchman, or a real derelict found adrift with its crew missing or dead, like the Mary Celeste.