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In 'Crossbones,' John Malkovich as Blackbeard is the lure
In 'Crossbones,' John Malkovich as Blackbeard is the lure

John Malkovich as a low-talking, pajama-wearing Col. Kurtzian Blackbeard is certainly the main draw of NBC's new pirate drama, "Crossbones," but he's not the only attraction. Slipstreaming the more hyper-paced and R-rated "Black Sails" on Starz, "Crossbones" may have a similar conceit — pirates are people too! — but its narrative ambitions are a bit loftier, driven more by character than plot. The series premieres Friday. ------------FOR THE RECORD:"Crossbones": A May 30 Calendar section review of the new NBC series "Crossbones" did not list all the show's creators. In addition to Neil Cross, James V. Hart and Amanda Welles are also credited with creating the program. ------------...

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