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Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The series is done. And it was done just about perfectly. Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” have come full circle and are now neatly joined together into one epic six-part story. As fans of the books and the films know, Jackson made them out of order, along the lines of the “Star Wars” saga, starting with the central triad of films, then working back to the origin. And I’ve gotta say, without a hint of a spoiler, Jackson and company have...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A few months ago a film called “Tracks” had a very limited release in America, telling the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young Australian woman (played by Mia Wasikowska) who, back in the 1970s, went on a 1,700-mile hike across her continent,...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It seems to be a good time for based-on-fact movies about smart British people. “The Theory of Everything” is earning accolades, and will probably garner an Oscar nomination or two, for its story of Stephen Hawking. And now we’ve got “The Imitation...

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Don’t feel bad about not keeping up with pop culture if you’re not familiar with Lee Pace. Oh, the 6-foot, 4-inch 35-year-old actor with big, bushy eyebrows has been keeping busy in theater, TV, and movies for the past decade.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Peter Jackson, New Zealand’s best known writer-director-producer of films that have been happily boggling viewers’ minds for the past couple of decades, appeared to be very relaxed the morning after his newest, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

This year's 'Candles in the Canyon' holiday celebration in Dunsmuir drew about 200 people. In addition to the parade, tree lighting, and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the California Theater showed free holiday films, St. John's Catholic Church...

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:40 AM

When Reese Witherspoon first set eyes upon and quickly devoured Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” she knew it was the right stuff for a movie.

Posted Nov 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM

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Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM

The original “Dumb and Dumber” was a unique comedy adventure. It came out back when Jim Carrey had one of his greatest runs. In 1994, he was in “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask” and the original “Dumb and Dumber.” The first two got sequels, and he later was...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Jennifer Aniston fans who were shocked to see her good-girl image fritter away, quite hilariously, as the sex-addict dentist in “Horrible Bosses” and then take it another step further as a stripper in “We’re the Millers” should watch out! She’s gone...

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Before reaching TV and film stardom, Steve Carell spent a lot of time moving around. He was born in a town west of Boston (Concord), grew up in a different town west of Boston (Acton), moved to Chicago to get his comedy training (The Second City),...

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