Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Has Jack Sparrow met his match? He’s in London, facing piracy charges, has no crew, no ship and – seemingly – no hope. But, of course, keeping Jack behind bars wouldn’t make for much of a film and so, following a beautifully-choreographed escape through the streets of London, a scene-stealing cameo from Keith Richards as Jack’s worldly-wise father and reunion with feisty former love Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Jack is soon ensconced on the ship of the legendary Blackbeard (Ian McShane), on the hunt for the fabled Fountain of Youth. On his tail is pirate nemesis Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) but, as the journey gets increasingly dangerous, the old foes may find that they need to work together if they are to make it home alive…

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Coraline (2009)

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That author extraordinaire Neil Gaiman wrote the deliciously fantastical story Coraline for his young daughters makes it no less accessible for a wider audience. In fact, Gaiman’s absolute understanding of the hopes, fears and joy of being a youngster imbues his story with vivid life – and when his epic imagination is teamed with that of writer/director Henry Selick (A Nightmare Before Christmas), it results in a sumptuous, stunning film that will charm audiences young and old.

 

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