New At The Movies: 'Pirates,' 'Scanner'

Johnny Depp in "Pirates" Johnny Depp in "Pirates"

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Kevin Mchally, Jonathan Pryce, Naomie Harris, Geoffrey Rush

Captain Jack Sparrow discovers he owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. With time running out, Jack must find a way out of his debt or else be doomed to eternal damnation and servitude in the afterlife. Making matters worse, Sparrow’s problems manage to interefere with the wedding plans of a certain Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who are forced to join Jack on yet another one of his misadventures.

?A Scanner Darkly? (select cities)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane

In the near future in Suburban Orange County, California, America’s endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor follows orders to start spying on his friends, Jim Barris, Ernie Luckman, Donna Hawthorne and Charles Freck. When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.

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