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07.05.2011

As the fourth PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN plunders over a billion box office doubloons from the pockets of the population, a fifth installment is getting ready to embark with star Johnny Depp reportedly prepping his mascara once again.

Obviously the studio always wanted/planned another one -- a fifth high seas adventure of Captain Jack actually officially raised sails back in January, when Disney hired franchise regular Terry Rossio to pen yet another voyage of Sparrow and his fellow freebooters.

But while Depp himself was recently hesitant and seemingly concerned about the integrity of the series (as he told THR in May: "We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me."), and has been jamming his schedule with other potential projects, he either really adored the "specialness" of the latest POTC script or he was knocked dizzy by cartoonishly large sacks of money.

The Wrap states Depp is "close to signing a deal" for a fifth movie (the site also claims Depp has personally banked as much as $350 million from playing the swaggering swashbuckler in the series thus far). And since the actor and his character are essentially the franchise (to the possible dismay of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom), no doubt Disney is catering to his every need and whim.

Other recent rumors claimed that a "wish list" of directors for the fifth installment included Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Chris Weitz and Alfonso Cuaron (assuming POTC4 helmer Rob Marshall won't return), and there was also previous speculation that 5 & 6 could be made back-to-back.

Depp has DARK SHADOWS and THE LONE RANGER in the pipeline before he once again braids his hair and seeks gold and rum.

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3:09PM on 07/19/2012

He must..

be getting paid some good money.
be getting paid some good money.
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6:47PM on 07/07/2011
Naaar. The last one wasn't bad, but it definitely showed signs of sequel fatigue. They should stop now before it gets stale. But we're talking about Hollywood here. Disney won't stop until they can find a franchise that will make them more money.
Naaar. The last one wasn't bad, but it definitely showed signs of sequel fatigue. They should stop now before it gets stale. But we're talking about Hollywood here. Disney won't stop until they can find a franchise that will make them more money.
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1:28AM on 07/07/2011
The fourth one wasn't horrible but it wasn't great, I do want to see a 5th however because of where the end of the 4th was leading things, I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it but I think the next one has potential.
The fourth one wasn't horrible but it wasn't great, I do want to see a 5th however because of where the end of the 4th was leading things, I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it but I think the next one has potential.
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6:58PM on 07/06/2011
Dear God, NO!! I know these P.O.S. are making money, but the first movie is the only one that was any good. The second was bad, the third was worse, and the fourth should come with a warning label about drowsiness while operating heavy machinery.
Dear God, NO!! I know these P.O.S. are making money, but the first movie is the only one that was any good. The second was bad, the third was worse, and the fourth should come with a warning label about drowsiness while operating heavy machinery.
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4:26PM on 07/06/2011

How about a serious movie about pirates

These movies aren't for me (they seem more for my 7 year old son who eats them up), but I'm not going to bash them, or insult people who do like them.

That said - I'd like to see a serious, gritty movie about pirates. Something like Deadwood meets Das Boot. Seems like there's some potential there.
These movies aren't for me (they seem more for my 7 year old son who eats them up), but I'm not going to bash them, or insult people who do like them.

That said - I'd like to see a serious, gritty movie about pirates. Something like Deadwood meets Das Boot. Seems like there's some potential there.
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2:13PM on 07/06/2011

STOP MAKING THESE SHITTY MOVIES...

PLEASE. Everyone is the same stupid shit. You walk around like a stupid drunk. Fight some stupid pirates that nobody cares about. Fight more pirates, nobody cares about. Walk around drunk again. Some boring action, more boring action. A stupid plot, more stupid plots. These movies sucked since the first one came out. After that they got worst, and worst, and worst. Change it up a litte, have him go through the bermuda triangle and he get's time warped into our years and he doesn't know how to
PLEASE. Everyone is the same stupid shit. You walk around like a stupid drunk. Fight some stupid pirates that nobody cares about. Fight more pirates, nobody cares about. Walk around drunk again. Some boring action, more boring action. A stupid plot, more stupid plots. These movies sucked since the first one came out. After that they got worst, and worst, and worst. Change it up a litte, have him go through the bermuda triangle and he get's time warped into our years and he doesn't know how to get back. But he brings these sea monsters and evil pirates into our time too. And the sea monsters are destorying citys and shit and the pirates are kidnapping women to do these experiments on to make them slaves or something. And He has to fight this and get back to his time before the clock runs out. Of course he will make it back because this will be a fuckin stupid PG-13 retarded ass hollywood film. But in my version he won't he'll die. And so will the world. THE END.
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11:54PM on 07/06/2011
MORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS NOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
MORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS NOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
5:58PM on 07/07/2011
sounds like a typical fun weekend for me minus the pirates: fight drink & be stupid
sounds like a typical fun weekend for me minus the pirates: fight drink & be stupid
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12:26PM on 07/06/2011
i liked pirates 4 !!! its the begining of a new trilogy!!! ( just like the first one in 2003) depp is awesome in this role !!! they must do a 5th and 6th one with a strong story and script and a good director!!!
i liked pirates 4 !!! its the begining of a new trilogy!!! ( just like the first one in 2003) depp is awesome in this role !!! they must do a 5th and 6th one with a strong story and script and a good director!!!
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12:23PM on 07/06/2011
I'm sorry but Sparrow WAS NOT in Stranger Tides... Depp played a totally different character ! IT WAS NOT JACK ! Jack's a selfish bastard, a pirate-Deadpool... NOT this soft pussy ready to die for someone else from the 4th POTC !
So FIRST THING FIRST : BRING JACK BACK !
I'm sorry but Sparrow WAS NOT in Stranger Tides... Depp played a totally different character ! IT WAS NOT JACK ! Jack's a selfish bastard, a pirate-Deadpool... NOT this soft pussy ready to die for someone else from the 4th POTC !
So FIRST THING FIRST : BRING JACK BACK !
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6:18PM on 07/08/2011
You're right...why should a character progress and evolve.

I mean, Han Solo continued to be the selfish self loving pirate he was when we first met him, right?
You're right...why should a character progress and evolve.

I mean, Han Solo continued to be the selfish self loving pirate he was when we first met him, right?
10:44AM on 07/06/2011
I'm one of the few who liked "Pirates 4". Didn't love it though. I've found all the "Pirates" movies to be pretty solid. They will never be listed under my favorite movies but they always entertain me. And how can he NOT do another one? If he gets paid as much as he does? At least Tom Hanks produced "The Pacific" with his $50 mil from "Angels and Demons". What has Johhny done? Bought islands and weed.
I'm one of the few who liked "Pirates 4". Didn't love it though. I've found all the "Pirates" movies to be pretty solid. They will never be listed under my favorite movies but they always entertain me. And how can he NOT do another one? If he gets paid as much as he does? At least Tom Hanks produced "The Pacific" with his $50 mil from "Angels and Demons". What has Johhny done? Bought islands and weed.
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10:42AM on 07/06/2011

$$$

Cha-ching cha-ching motherfuckers!

Looks like Depp's buying another island.

Stranger Tides made crazy bank, no way they're letting that go.
Cha-ching cha-ching motherfuckers!

Looks like Depp's buying another island.

Stranger Tides made crazy bank, no way they're letting that go.
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10:27AM on 07/06/2011

It Will Need 2 Things

A stronger story and a WAYYYYYY better supporting cast. You can't expect Depp to carry the entire film on his back like he did this time.
A stronger story and a WAYYYYYY better supporting cast. You can't expect Depp to carry the entire film on his back like he did this time.
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10:14AM on 07/06/2011
I welcome more movies! Depp loves the character, obviously the movies make boat loads of cash. So why not continue it. Even though people on here seem to not want to see more, the world consensus is that they do want more! I'm all for it. The movies are fun to watch that's all.
I welcome more movies! Depp loves the character, obviously the movies make boat loads of cash. So why not continue it. Even though people on here seem to not want to see more, the world consensus is that they do want more! I'm all for it. The movies are fun to watch that's all.
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9:41AM on 07/06/2011

@IndianaJoe

you mean Depp actually likes playing a character that has earned him $350M?...wow
you mean Depp actually likes playing a character that has earned him $350M?...wow
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9:28AM on 07/06/2011

Johnny Depp

You can't really blame Depp for playing a character that he really loves to play. In an ideal world, work should be fun and he has a blast playing Sparrow. But after the disastrous "Stranger Tides", they need to take a step back and inject some life into the series. There are endless story possibilities, but they need to focus and get a better director and a writer who is excited about the material.
You can't really blame Depp for playing a character that he really loves to play. In an ideal world, work should be fun and he has a blast playing Sparrow. But after the disastrous "Stranger Tides", they need to take a step back and inject some life into the series. There are endless story possibilities, but they need to focus and get a better director and a writer who is excited about the material.
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9:11AM on 07/06/2011
Terrible.
Terrible.
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6:34PM on 07/06/2011
like your avatar
like your avatar
9:06AM on 07/06/2011
I still like the characters and feel with a good story, script and a director with a far better understanding of how to handle the material then Rob Marshall showed, it could be fun.A return to form, if you will.After all James Bond has been in 22 films so far, why so hard to imagine Jack Sparrow in 5?(and yes, Sparrow is NO James Bond)
I still like the characters and feel with a good story, script and a director with a far better understanding of how to handle the material then Rob Marshall showed, it could be fun.A return to form, if you will.After all James Bond has been in 22 films so far, why so hard to imagine Jack Sparrow in 5?(and yes, Sparrow is NO James Bond)
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8:51AM on 07/06/2011

oh come on

Seriously Depp? Another one? Come on. This guy is getting very close to heading down a dark dark road that the likes of Eddie Murphy have already been treading for the past decade.

STOP THE MADDNESS!!
Seriously Depp? Another one? Come on. This guy is getting very close to heading down a dark dark road that the likes of Eddie Murphy have already been treading for the past decade.

STOP THE MADDNESS!!
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12:02PM on 07/06/2011
Except Depp's movies make over a billion dollars
Except Depp's movies make over a billion dollars
1:07PM on 07/06/2011
Only the ones directed at kids and thats only becuase there is no way for these kids to go see them is for a parent to pay for them. Don't get me started on the bloated ticket pricess for 3D.

And finally if you really want to use a movies earnings as to wether or not it is good then the amount of contradictions will be boundless.
Only the ones directed at kids and thats only becuase there is no way for these kids to go see them is for a parent to pay for them. Don't get me started on the bloated ticket pricess for 3D.

And finally if you really want to use a movies earnings as to wether or not it is good then the amount of contradictions will be boundless.
8:40AM on 07/06/2011

I've got it...

Jack Sparrow vs. Morgan Adams!
Jack Sparrow vs. Morgan Adams!
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12:22PM on 07/06/2011
I loved CUTTHROAT ISLAND... Yes, it was me !
I loved CUTTHROAT ISLAND... Yes, it was me !
8:35AM on 07/06/2011
If I was Johnny Depp, I'd be asking for $50 million for the next PIRATE movie. They only make money cause of him.
If I was Johnny Depp, I'd be asking for $50 million for the next PIRATE movie. They only make money cause of him.
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8:05AM on 07/06/2011
Hire a new director and writing team and I'll be down.
Hire a new director and writing team and I'll be down.
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7:02AM on 07/06/2011
Make some more, who cares.
Make some more, who cares.
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6:54AM on 07/06/2011
I am up for a 5th as long as Marshall is not attached to it. I never post links, but Pirates fans have to check this out - it's on the Yahoo homepage today. 5 photos of a Pirates home cinema. [link]
I am up for a 5th as long as Marshall is not attached to it. I never post links, but Pirates fans have to check this out - it's on the Yahoo homepage today. 5 photos of a Pirates home cinema. [link]
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5:48AM on 07/06/2011

Possibilities & ideas

-Cap. Jack Sparrow teaming up with or fighting against Cap. William Kidd (Kidd's arguably one of the most famous pirates not in the series yet)his treasure is allegedly one of the most famous ever as well. Kidd's treasure would act as a metaphor for the insane amounts of money these films have made. Cast Russel Crowe as Captain Kidd and give Depp another big named actor to riff off of. (plus Crowe was great on the high seas in Master and Commander)

-Sparrow against, or teaming up with Anne
-Cap. Jack Sparrow teaming up with or fighting against Cap. William Kidd (Kidd's arguably one of the most famous pirates not in the series yet)his treasure is allegedly one of the most famous ever as well. Kidd's treasure would act as a metaphor for the insane amounts of money these films have made. Cast Russel Crowe as Captain Kidd and give Depp another big named actor to riff off of. (plus Crowe was great on the high seas in Master and Commander)

-Sparrow against, or teaming up with Anne Bonny and Mary Read (Read pretended to be a man nearly her entire life except once- be funny to make that one time she actually acted like a lady was when Sparrow charmed the pants off her)- also two female pirates that sailed under the same flag. Cast Tilda Swinton as the cross dressing Mary Read, and Demi Moore as the fiercely independent and strong willed Anne Bonny in a role that puts her back on the map.

-Sparrow versus or teaming up with Henry Morgan- who's arguably the most famous buccaneer of England but extremely debonair and well liked- turn the idea of Morgan being such a "nice debonair guy" on it's head and make him a completely useless tool who's reputation is bullshit. Cast Rhys Ifans for the role.

-Jack Sparrow versus Francois L'Ollonais...L'Ollonais was the cruelest most brutal French buccaneer that ever lived while conquering a ton of Spanish towns- cast Jean Reno for the role.

-Jack Sparrow and the fictitious "one-eyed" willy from The Goonies in a team up where they sail on Willy's ship the Inferno adventuring and what not. lololol. (or at least cameo "one-eyed" willy for all of us Goonies geeks as an easter egg.)
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11:41AM on 07/06/2011
I just hope if they choose to involve more known pirates they explain why they weren't members of the Brethren Court.
I just hope if they choose to involve more known pirates they explain why they weren't members of the Brethren Court.
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5:34AM on 07/06/2011

double post

see above*
see above*
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5:27AM on 07/06/2011
Arghh what about at the end of the trailer for the 4th one where Depp is like "Did you all see that? Cause I wont be doing that again."

Lies..... damn f*cking lies.
Arghh what about at the end of the trailer for the 4th one where Depp is like "Did you all see that? Cause I wont be doing that again."

Lies..... damn f*cking lies.
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5:21AM on 07/06/2011

Yay

Let's get Geoffrey Rush on board and crank out another ten for all I care, I'll see them all.

Still far more imaginative, fun and well performed than Transformers
Let's get Geoffrey Rush on board and crank out another ten for all I care, I'll see them all.

Still far more imaginative, fun and well performed than Transformers
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2:57AM on 07/06/2011
Unless Gore Verbinski comes back and Disney gives him free reign to do whatever he wants, I'm not wasting my time with this shit.
Unless Gore Verbinski comes back and Disney gives him free reign to do whatever he wants, I'm not wasting my time with this shit.
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2:54AM on 07/06/2011
Pirates 4 was a huge letdown but i think it was the director, probably too overwhelming for him, just get a new director, sure why not Cuaron or just get Verbinski back. I do like Burton but just because Depp likes working with him, POTC is way out of his league.
Pirates 4 was a huge letdown but i think it was the director, probably too overwhelming for him, just get a new director, sure why not Cuaron or just get Verbinski back. I do like Burton but just because Depp likes working with him, POTC is way out of his league.
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2:49AM on 07/06/2011
Do it! and bring on board (into the story) more historical Pirates from that era. + Mermen!
Do it! and bring on board (into the story) more historical Pirates from that era. + Mermen!
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2:27AM on 07/06/2011

Also...

my idea for another pirates epic. Do the Magnificent Seven with Pirates. A small island hire a group of misfit pirates to help protect the island from a gang of truly villainous buccaneers. Thats a movie i'd like to see. More true action, less magic.
my idea for another pirates epic. Do the Magnificent Seven with Pirates. A small island hire a group of misfit pirates to help protect the island from a gang of truly villainous buccaneers. Thats a movie i'd like to see. More true action, less magic.
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6:16PM on 07/08/2011
Hm...that sounds a lot like Seven Samurai to me...
Hm...that sounds a lot like Seven Samurai to me...
2:24AM on 07/06/2011

sure, why not?

I loved the first 3 movies (with exception of mini-Jacks). But Rob Marshall is a terrible director. Like Shayamalan, he's riding off the success of his first movie has with each passing project, progressively getting worse. Hire a new director. Any of the ones listed in the above article would do a better job.
I loved the first 3 movies (with exception of mini-Jacks). But Rob Marshall is a terrible director. Like Shayamalan, he's riding off the success of his first movie has with each passing project, progressively getting worse. Hire a new director. Any of the ones listed in the above article would do a better job.
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2:20AM on 07/06/2011
What a shame. From great actor to complete sell-out!
What a shame. From great actor to complete sell-out!
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1:50AM on 07/06/2011
Wait...an article about POTC that isn't clearly biased towards hating it or overtly cynical about the continuation of the franchise that provides points of view other than Depp is doing it for just the cash (as he has claimed over and over again)? Something doesn't feel right...
Wait...an article about POTC that isn't clearly biased towards hating it or overtly cynical about the continuation of the franchise that provides points of view other than Depp is doing it for just the cash (as he has claimed over and over again)? Something doesn't feel right...
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1:48AM on 07/06/2011
Haha, of course he is.
Haha, of course he is.
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1:34AM on 07/06/2011
I liked the fourth one, so I'm game.
I liked the fourth one, so I'm game.
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1:21AM on 07/06/2011

Bring it on!

I liked the 4th WAYYYY better than 2 and 3. It wasn't perfect, but it sure was fun to watch! I'm totally game for a 5th!
I liked the 4th WAYYYY better than 2 and 3. It wasn't perfect, but it sure was fun to watch! I'm totally game for a 5th!
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1:17AM on 07/06/2011

Is this news?

With them already writing a script and the previous movie making a Billion dollars I figured it was going to happen no matter what. Just please, please no Tim Burton he's ruined enough movies I don't even want to know how bad these already terrible movies would be if he was the director.
With them already writing a script and the previous movie making a Billion dollars I figured it was going to happen no matter what. Just please, please no Tim Burton he's ruined enough movies I don't even want to know how bad these already terrible movies would be if he was the director.
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1:07AM on 07/06/2011

I'm for it...

But all I ask is that they deliver a satisfying picture this time. The first was the best, upon multiple viewings, the 2nd and 3rd are actually really good. I'll even go so far as to say great. The 4th just didn't have that magic there. The spark was gone, everything was by the numbers and the performances from everyone just felt phoned in.

Someone make me feel like a kid again with the next installment.
But all I ask is that they deliver a satisfying picture this time. The first was the best, upon multiple viewings, the 2nd and 3rd are actually really good. I'll even go so far as to say great. The 4th just didn't have that magic there. The spark was gone, everything was by the numbers and the performances from everyone just felt phoned in.

Someone make me feel like a kid again with the next installment.
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12:42AM on 07/06/2011
Hey Disney. Here's my pitch. Captain Jack is transported to modern-day times, an alternate future where the first four pirates films exist. Now he must take down an evil pirate time lord who has a magic time-bending peg leg or some shit. Call it LAST ACTION SPARROW.
Hey Disney. Here's my pitch. Captain Jack is transported to modern-day times, an alternate future where the first four pirates films exist. Now he must take down an evil pirate time lord who has a magic time-bending peg leg or some shit. Call it LAST ACTION SPARROW.
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12:58AM on 07/06/2011
Or... he has to enlist the help of Gore Verbinski and Orlando Bloom to take down Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall (who are of course assisted by Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz) to stop them from making a terrible fifth movie.
Or... he has to enlist the help of Gore Verbinski and Orlando Bloom to take down Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall (who are of course assisted by Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz) to stop them from making a terrible fifth movie.
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12:36AM on 07/06/2011

Always ready for more Pirates, but...

...with Rob Marshall still on board and Ted Elliot gone, this is not going to be one to look forward to any more than your standard one-and-done actioner.
...with Rob Marshall still on board and Ted Elliot gone, this is not going to be one to look forward to any more than your standard one-and-done actioner.
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12:17AM on 07/06/2011
I'm not against the Pirates franchise, but don't those movies make enough money to warrant throwing lots of money to attract an incredible team of writers?
I'm not against the Pirates franchise, but don't those movies make enough money to warrant throwing lots of money to attract an incredible team of writers?
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11:56PM on 07/05/2011

Another day..

another fucking sequel.
another fucking sequel.
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