Retired librarian Glenna Nowell's 13th annual list of celebrities' favorite books:
With 100 million copies of the Harry Potter children's books circulating around the world in 42 languages, Janet Bedard knew the timing was right for a college course on the works of Joanne Kathleen Rowling.
LONDON (AP) - Besides capturing readers' imaginations and thrilling moviegoers, the fantasy epic "The Lord of the Rings" has won high praise from religious groups for what they see as Christian values in the story.
...was fabulous." Favorite book: "Of all time? 'The Silver Chair' by C.S. Lewis. I haven't seen ('The Chronicles of Narnia' movie) yet, even though it was made in Aukland." What do you do in your spare time? "I'm a dad and I...
If the Dispatch's top 10 summer movies aren't enough for you, here are 13 more to keep on your radar, starting with six picks by Dispatch entertainment editor John Hansen:
Ritzya Mitchell's 2,000-square-foot, split-level home in Herndon, Va., does not, at first glance, look like a place that doubles as a school.
You've seen the ads. You've read the reviews. You've heard the hype, and you're going to hear even more during Sunday night's Academy Awards.
"It's very good, but it was surprising. It's different from a lot of others because it's got a lot of twists and turns," Kelly Kubik, 17, Hudson, Ohio.
Now Playing Synopsis: Director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe teams with producer James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) to bring the magic of Cirque du Soleil to the big screen in stunning 3D. When a young couple become separated, they must journey through the magical realms of Cirque du Soleil to find one another again. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, John Clarke, Lutz Halbhubner, Dallas Bennett Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Meek U.S. Army soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) takes part in an experimental military program that infuses him with super-human powers, and uses his newfound strength to battle the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) in this comic-book adventure from director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, The Rocketeer). Tommy Lee Jones, Neal McDonough, and Stanley Tucci co-star in a film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley (who previously collaborated on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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