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'The Two Towers' draws dedicated fans

The opening of the blockbuster film "The Two Towers" had Shaan Katzeek camped at the 20th Century Twin Theater 22 hours before the movie started. Wednesday marked the debut of second of three movies based on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. The saga of the plucky hobbit Frodo and his intrepid cohorts drew a line that rounded the corner of the downtown block by 11 a.m. Wednesday, eight hours before the film lit up the screen.
Juneau Symphony goes to the movies

The Juneau Symphony will present their final concert of the 2010-2011 season, "The Symphony at the Movies,"at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in the JDHS auditorium. They will play selections from various film scores and other famous works used in the movies over the last 100 years. The evening will feature several soloists including William Todd Hunt, Dwayne Corbin and Youth Solo Competition winner, Alan Young. There will also be a guest conductor appearance by Janice Hurley and the evening will end with the Symphony's 2011 raffle drawing.
Fall season preview

Here's a look at what many local arts organizations have planned for the upcoming season. All schedules are subject to change.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Who can blame him for being cranky? For one thing, Mr. Band-Aid Face (Arnold Vosloo) has not aged well. And there's also the fact that he was buried alive for the relatively minor offense of boffing the wife of (and, OK, killing) the pharaoh.
Harrison Ford returns to his signature role

When Harrison Ford attended Wisconsin's Ripon College, he drifted over to the theater department from the philosophy department and stuffed a pillow under his shirt to play Mr. Antrobus in Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth," a wartime fantasy about struggle and survival. He also sang and danced a bit in "The Fantasticks" and played Mack the Knife in "The Threepenny Opera." His summer stock credits included "The Night of the Iguana" and "Damn Yankees."
Indiana Jones' blockbuster release

'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
Indiana Jones box set swings onto DVD

'Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection'
Juneau Empire Online Preview: 'The Mask of Zorro' is difficult to resist 8/13/98

You can try to resist ``The Mask of Zorro,'' but it won't work. This good-natured if slightly overcooked swashbuckler revives old-fashioned derring-do and melds it with a post-Indiana Jones wryness.
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Now Playing Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, Wolf Kahler Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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