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MovieNews | 15 years on… Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


It’s hard to believe but it’s true. The very first POTC movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, was released on this day fifteen years ago. In celebration, we’re looking back on the swashbuckler flick, considering why it was such a success then and is still regarded as a classic today.

At the time of its release, ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ wasn’t all smooth sailing (if you’ll pardon the pun). Journalists expected it to be a flop and it’s no wonder why. Attempts at the pirate genre hadn’t brought box office gold for years, and in the top billing you had Johnny Depp who, while a big name, hadn’t even been heard of by the young audiences that the film was geared towards. Fresh off the massively successful ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, having…

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Yaya Toure’s Agent Predicts ‘African Curse’ for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City | Bleacher Report


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Dmitri Seluk, Yaya Toure’s agent, has predicted an “African curse” will prevent Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola from ever winning the UEFA Champions League again.

It comes in the wake of recent comments from ex-City midfielder Toure, who told France Football (via BBC Sport) that Guardiola “often has problems with Africans” on Monday.

Seluk and Guardiola have endured a frosty relationship during the Ivorian’s spells at Barcelona and City.

On Tuesday, Seluk told Sport24 (h/t Goal.com) Guardiola is “a worthless person” before his prediction:

“The way he acted towards Yaya, a club legend, coming up with various pretexts not to let him play. … He has set all of Africa against him,…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Join the Wildey Theatre for a showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. This movie from 2003 tells the story in which blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

2 hr. 23 min.

The tickets will go on sale and the doors will open at 6:00 pm, movie will begin at 7:00 pm.

TICKETS ONLY $2, Cash or Check only.

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Femicide, a South African curse


It was hardly 24 hours after the conviction of Karabo Mokoena’s killer that we learned of yet another young woman who died allegedly at the hands of her former partner.

Zolile Khumalo, a first-year quantity surveying student at Mangosuthu University of Technology, was allegedly shot dead by an MUT ex-student at a student residence in Durban on Tuesday night. Reports say 21-year-old Khumalo tried to break up with the ex-boyfriend, who couldn’t take it. When the incident happened, she had been avoiding him for two weeks.

While questions abound about how the man managed to go past security at the residence with a firearm, the real issue is what made him think he had the right to take another person’s life because he had been rejected?

Such toxic masculinity has no place in civilised…

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