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Courant Staff WriterGerry Morrow estimates he has read "The Lord of the Rings" at least 20 times since sixth grade, when a friend introduced him to J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy adventure. While that may seem excessive to some, Morrow is not unusual among hard-core...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) "One Night at McCool's" is a clever, dark and juicy: a night on the town with some twisted people portrayed by a very talented cast. It's a comedy about a St. Louis femme fatale (played by Liv Tyler) and the three misguided males (Matt...
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LONDON -- The epic "Lord of the Rings" film was launched at a glitzy world premiere Monday, Dec. 10 with critics already hailing the mammoth fantasy as a masterpiece. The J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy that attracted at least 100 million readers over the last...
Associated PressDennis McKiernan owes his writing career to J.R.R. Tolkien -- along with a severe car accident that left him in a cast from his armpits to his toes. It was during his recovery in 1977 that McKiernan started writing. His project? A continuation of...
The Hartford Courant``The Fellowship of the Ring," the first in Peter Jackson's ``The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, succeeds mightily as picture-book storytelling, with its constantly exhilarating tapestry of quaint Hobbit houses, dark town streets, Victorian elf chateaux...
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Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Courant Rock CriticBy the time Aerosmith fizzled out in the early 1980s, the doped-up Boston rockers had already blasted through more of a career than most bands even hope for. Fronted by the so-called toxic twins, Steven Tyler on vocals and Joe Perry on guitar, the band...
The Associated PressJohnny Depp poached some unexpected plunder at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was the surprise best-actor winner for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" at Sunday's guild event, Hollywood's last major film honors before next...
Sun Movie CriticNEW YORK - Peter Jackson, the New Zealand director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, almost begs to be described as a hobbit. His hair flies out like untrimmed shrubbery. His endomorphic profile suggests a yen for enormous Shire-style feasts. And he...
Times Staff WriterImagine a Shirley Temple movie written and directed by Lenny Bruce — "Little Miss Marker" or "Wee Willie Winkie" — with key plot points involving pornography and masturbation, and you'll get an idea of what writer-director Kevin Smith has come...
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TIMES FILM CRITICWith an endeavor like "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, it's the numbers that catch your eye first--and how could they not? An unprecedented three feature films shot simultaneously in 274 days spread over 15 months at a cost of nearly $300 million are...
Times Staff WriterFifteen hundred fans of "The Lord of the Rings," Ringers as they call themselves, swept down Highland Boulevard like the horsemen of Rohan charging onto the Pelennor Fields during the climactic battle scene in "The Return of the King." From around the...
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