THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
NINE, Friday, 8.30pm, M ( 2003)
Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy has given movie fans one of the most thoroughly engrossing spectacles ever to have graced a cinema. Picking up from The Two Towers, The Return of the King sees the original Fellowship still fractured, with Frodo ( Elijah Wood), Sam ( Sean Astin, pictured) and duplicitous Gollum ( Andy Serkis) making their way to Mount Doom. Meanwhile, Gandalf ( Ian McKellen) tries to thwart Gondor’s senile wannabe king ( John Noble). A magnificent conclusion to a cinematic saga that might never be topped.