The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- And how much more extraordinary can you get than such legendary literary figures as Allan Quartermain, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and Captain Nemo? Based on the popular graphic novel series, League is set in Victorian England, where someone is plotting world domination. Quartermain (Sean Connery), Jekyll/Hyde (Jason Flemyng) and Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah) join forces to find and destroy this very bad individual. Rated: PG-13
*** Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl -- Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush vie for the scenery-chewing award in this rousing, adventurous, comical and slightly scary tale of the ghostly ship, the Black Pearl, with its crew of very strange mates. Captain and pillaging crew are searching for a piece of gold that will lift a curse. Depp is the inept hero pirate, Orlando Bloom is the hero blacksmith, Rush is the villain, Keira Knightley is the sassy lass. (ES) Rated PG-13
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time -- The beauty of Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy's work is that even though it takes hours of painstaking labor to construct, it's designed not to last. Using ice, leaves, twigs, rocks and bark, Goldsworthy designs intricate patterns in the natural world and then leaves them there to disintegrate. In German filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer's documentary Rivers and Tides, Goldsworthy shares his creative process with the viewer as filmed over the course of a year. Not rated. At the Met, July 12-16.
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Publication date: 07/10/03