Carrie Rickey: It is not overstating the case to say that what The Lord of the Rings represents to young men, Twilight represents for young women. One is a heroic quest, the other a heroinic one that links sex and death with undying love.
Carrie Rickey: In The Skin I Live In, the principal character, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas, chilling), is a plastic surgeon. Hear him hold forth at a medical conference on the subject of face transplants: "We take shapeless masses and give them expression. We mold the musculature."
If Shakespeare did not write the plays attributed to him, who then? According to Anonymous, an airless, bilious, endless pageant of pseudohistory, it was Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, who hired playwright Ben Jonson to circulate the earl's unsigned plays to producers when an upstart actor named William Shakespeare claimed credit for them.
Carrie Rickey was born in L.A. around the time the Jennifer Jones/Laurence Olivier movie Carrie hit screens. Hence her name. Since then she's seen more than 12,000 films without losing her love of movies -- or wordplay. But don't envy her job too much. She has to sit through the likes of Battlefield Earth just so she can warn you not to.