Pirates Of the Caribbean, X2, & Much More

Every week, Vern Seward takes a look at Appleis latest offerings at the QuickTime Trailer site, letting your know whatis new.

Lots of trailers to get through this week so letis just dive right in:

Johnny Depp has played some interesting and often quirky characters over the years. From his portrayal of the dependable Gilbert in Whatis Eating Gilbert Grape, to the soulful Frankenstein-like Edward in Edward Scissorhands, to the nervous Constable Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, his roles have seldom been run of the mill. If the movie has Depp in it you can be sure thereis an odd angle that deserve a closer look. This Summer, Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate in search of treasure in Pirates of the Caribbean. Deppis character in the trailer looks odd, more like a custom party pirate with too much mascara than a real pirate but if anybody can pull off being a odd matey, Johnny Depp can.

X-Men Fans will be pleased to watch the new X2 clips, offered in several languages. If youive been to the movies in the last month then youive likely already seen this trailer but itis fun to watch anyway, especially the bit at the end with the cat.

Reese Witherspoon reprises her role as the blond shop-a-holic Harvard Law grad Elle Wood in Legally Blond 2. This time she sets her sights on D.C. and our justice system. Should be a fun romp.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a fish-out-of-water, coming of age movie that might do well between the blockbuster releases this Summer. Lizzie McGuire, played by Hilary Duff, is a clumsy high schooler on a trip to Rome where she is mistaken for a Roman pop star. This Disney movie should be fun for the Lizzie McGuire fans in your household.

Uptown Girls teams a cash strapped pop star, played by Brittany Murphy, with a fastidious little girl, played by Dakota Fanning. Murphy gets to play her quirky side and Fanning looks oddly like a blond Wednesday of the Addamis Family movies. Looks like fun.

The Angels are back, this time with Bernie Mac. If thatis not enough, Charlieis Angels: Full Throttle offers you Moore, Demi Moore, as an Angel gone bad. Lots of explosions, lots of kicks, lots of skin tight leather, and plenty of camp. Oh behave!

Remember the Chi-Lites or Issac Hayes (before Chef)? How about Jerry Butler or Wilson Pickett? You may not remember these names, but you likely know their music, which defined an era and created a class of music called Soul that gave birth to much of what is popular today. Only the Strong Survive pays tribute to these great singers, many of whom are still performing today. The older among us will find it hard to watch this trailer without getting flooded with many fond memories.

Last, but not least, we have Blue Car. Meg has had a tough life that gets more complicated when a teacher give her more attention than she finds comfortable. Megis outlet is her poetry but it may not be enough. Looks like an interesting movie.

Thatill do it for this week. Those of you with broadband and fast processors may want to stop by the Matrix Web site where you can down the latest and last trailer for the Matrix: Reloaded in the largest format weive yet seen, a whopping 1000x540 and 94 MB of Matrix coolness.