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  • Leap Year: this day in the history of Feb. 29

    We don’t mean to state the obvious, but Feb. 29 happens once every four years (usually) – and leap year is here again. That means a whole day's worth of news will tomorrow be added to this date's comparatively small archive. 

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  • Chapter & Verse 'Lord of the Rings' comes to life with a Gollum statue at Wellington International Airport

    To celebrate the upcoming 'Hobbit' films, the team behind the movie's special effects designed a giant Gollum statue which is currently on display at the Wellington International Airport.

  • Leap Year: this day in the history of Feb. 29

    We don’t mean to state the obvious, but Feb. 29 happens once every four years (usually) – and leap year is here again. That means a whole day's worth of news will tomorrow be added to this date's comparatively small archive. 

  • Ten best movies of 2010

    Ten best movies of 2010

    Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.

  • Cameron's 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' poised to be Nos. 1 and 2 all-time

    Cameron's 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' poised to be Nos. 1 and 2 all-time

    After a fourth straight week as the No. 1 box office hit in the US, 'Avatar' is already the No. 2 top-grossing movie ever worldwide. It's No. 7 and rising in the US, too.