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July 18, 2003

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Pirates of the Caribbean

The Curse of the Black Pearl

Genre: Crime / Gangster / Action
Director: Gore Verbinski
Distributor: Walt Disney

Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Keira Knightly (and more)

Set in the Caribbean Sea in the 17th century, this is the story of a gentleman rogue of a pirate, Jack Sparrow (Depp), who teams up with the daughter (Knightley) of a governor (Pryce) to stop the evil plan of a ship of dangerous pirates (led by Rush) who are trying to reverse an ancient curse that leaves them stuck between life and death, with the light of the moon revealing their skeletons, like some kind of undead monsters.


Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Genre: Animation / Romance
Director: Tim Johnson & Patrick Gilmore
Distributor: Dreamworks

Cast: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Joseph Fiennes (and more)

This movie follows one of the many adventures of the famous Arabian sailor, Sinbad (Pitt) (which isn't one of the seven great voyages documented elsewhere). The adventure starts when Eris (Pfeiffer), the goddess of Chaos, steals the "Book of Peace", and frames Sinbad for the crime. Setting out to prove his innocence (and save the life of his best friend, Proteus the Shapeshifter, voiced by Fiennes), Sinbad travels to the realm that Eris resides in, where he is challenged by terrifying monsters which include a giant scorpion, a giant serpent and the Roc, a 40-foot-tall bird made of ice and snow. Even if Sinbad can defeat all of these monsters, he also has to deal with the effects of Eris' golden "Apple of Discord", which has the ability to turn friends into enemies when thrown in their midst. Zeta-Jones plays Marina, Proteus' girlfriend, who stows away on Sinbad's ship to make sure that he fulfills his mission.


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Stephen Norrington
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Cast: Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Stuart Townsend, Tony Curran, Jason Flemyng (and more)

Based very loosely on the Alan Moore graphic novel epic of the same name, this is the story of a group of characters drawn from famous works of literature, including Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, The Invisible Man, Mina Murray and Dr. Jekyll, banding together to combat criminal undertakings of the highest order near the turn of the 19th century. Rather than remain true to the comic roots, the film also incorporates Tom Sawyer and Dorian Gray, in an apparent effort to keep the cast from being entirely without Americans, and it is set in New York.

Source: IMDB.com/YahooMovies



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