Story dwarfed by commercial imperatives in first of Tolkein trilogy
First, let’s acknowledge—shall we?—that despite the level of craft and application on display, and notwithstanding the fact that it will soon occupy every cinema from here to the outer suburbs of Ulan Bator, this is in fact less a movie than a...
Heartfelt insight into what's important.
Shoe designer Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) can't put a foot right. After spending 8 years developing a runner called the 'Spasmotica', he's told by his boss Phil (Alec Baldwin) that it's the greatest failure of its kind. Fired from his job and...
Delayed debut not worth the wait.
An unreleased movie is like a kind of commodity, one whose value goes up and down depending on the vagaries of circumstance. Main Street, which hadn’t previously been fast-tracked for theatrical release, increased in worth on February 28 of this...
Elijah Wood plays Frodo Baggins, who's a hobbit, a gentle home-loving creature, slightly height-impaired, with pointy ears and feet that are very hoof-like. Frodo sort of inherits the ring from his uncle Bilbo (Ian Holm), who's had it for sixty...
While some people think this surpasses the original, I don't.
Continuing right on from where we left off, the Fellowship which has gathered to protect the Hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), on his quest to destroy the One Ring has become dispersed. Frodo and his hobbit gardener Sam (Sean Astin), are lost...

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