views updated May 11 2018

Stardust ★★★ 2007 (PG-13)

Tristan (Cox) wants to win the love of cold-hearted Victoria (Miller) by promising that he'll retrieve a star that's fallen into the magical realm bordering their village. But he discovers that the star has transformed into the lovely Yvaine (Danes)—and Tristan isn't the only one who wants the prize. Among the others are Lamia the witch (Pfeiffer) and cross-dressing pirate Shakespeare (De Niro). The mix of epic magical fable, swashbuckling adventure, romance, and “Princess Bride”-style irreverence doesn't always mesh, but eventually settles into an involving and satisfying tale. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. 128m/ C DVD, HD DVD . GB US Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O'Toole, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Ricky Gervais, Nathaniel Parker, David Walliams, Kate Magowan, David Kelly, Sarah Alexander; D: Matthew Vaughn; W: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman; C: Benjamin Davis; M: Ilan Eshkeri; Nar: Ian McKellen.


views updated May 14 2018

star·dust / ˈstärˌdəst/ • n. (esp. in the context of success in the world of entertainment or sports) a magical or charismatic quality or feeling: a gang of Hollywood stars anointing us with sparkling stardust.


views updated May 08 2018

Stardust A NASA mission, due to be launched in 1999, to return samples from the coma of comet Wild 2.