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Geoffrey Rush
Depp: Riding out 'Tides' on automatic pirate
Depp: Riding out 'Tides' on automatic pirate

Parents, if your child recognizes the name Ponce de Leon and connects it to the search for a Fountain of Youth, thank a teacher. My college-student daughter — a graduate of Howard County schools — asked me how in the world I knew of the explorer, much less his quest, when both arose early in the new home edition of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, rated PG, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $39.99). Besides its educational value for those otherwise engaged, there's little to excite the imagination in this fourth installment in the giga-hit Disney series. Johnny Depp has grown so bored with the well-known quirks of...