Cover Story: Year in Film & Music: Beware the Big Foot

The business of movies continues to overshadow the films themselves

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On the cinema side of things in our annual Year in Film and Music issue, we look back at the year's releases and focus on the closing burst of holiday movies. Articles and interviews include director P.J. Hogan answering how a director can shift from a Julia Roberts comedy to a live-action version of Peter Pan. Past Quentin Tarantino collaborators Bruce Willis and John Travolta want to know what the Hollywood maverick's plans are post-Kill Bill. Make-believe columnist Miss Average Midwest declares her love for the trash musical From Justin to Kelly. The forces behind the women's drama Calendar Girls, director Nigel Cole and real-life calendar girl Angela Baker, discuss the true meaning of charity. There are columns on a limited-edition photo book celebrating the Bill Murray romance Lost in Translation and a recent nine-DVD package on the gooey Alien monster.

Happy holidays! See you in line for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

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