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Film Franchises That Go On Forever

By Charlotte Court | 31st July 2014

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

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Middle Earth Is Ravaged By War In 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th July 2014

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has...

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'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Gets A Facebook Photo Tease

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd July 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won’t be out for another 6 months, which means it’s just the right time to start dripping teaser photos, trailer snippets and plot bytes to keep Tolkienites’...

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Why Daniel Day-lewis Deserves His Knighthood

By George Percival | 23rd June 2014

Few actors impart an intensity and dedication to the process of characterization as relentlessly as Daniel Day-Lewis. The 57 year-old occupies a position in the acting world that accumulates esteem akin to the likes of...

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With 95%, 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Is The Best X-men Movie. Period.

By Michael West | 22nd May 2014

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average movie fan to enjoy and many were suggesting Bryan Singer...

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'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Navigates Complicated Plot And Entertains, Say Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th May 2014

Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are back, but this time the latter is trying to convince X-Men from the past to help stop a war that is going to occur in the...

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Inside 'Days Of Future Past', "Now I Really Feel I'm Making An X-men Movie"

By Michael West | 10th April 2014

Fox has released the X-Men: Days of Future Past behind-the-scenes featurette as it prepares its promotional material ahead of the movie's release on May 23. Mainly featuring Bryan Singer explaining his reasons for getting back...

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New 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' Poster Released: Are You Excited Yet? [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 7th April 2014

Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation sequel, X-Men Days of Future Past. The dramatic new image features Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, and Fan Bingbing alongside...

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What Would 'Harry Potter' Have Been Like With This Alternative Cast?

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th February 2014

There’s a generation out there who have been practically weened on Harry Potter. The books and the films have become a religion for devout fans of the series, but would it have been the same...

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Sir Ian Mckellen Joins 27 Nobel Laureates In Open Letter To President Vladimir Putin Protesting Russia's Anti-gay Law

By Nick Hill | 15th January 2014

Russia's anti-gay laws are not sitting well with some of the brightest minds in the world.27 Nobel laureates have joined British actor Sir Ian Mckellen in writing an open letter to President Vladimir Putin to...

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Damian Lewis Apologises To Ian Mckellen For Fruity Wizard Comments

By Lauren James | 12th December 2013

Damian Lewis has been compelled to apologise to fellow actor Ian McKellen after comments he made saying he did not want to end up a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.Damian Lewis Has...

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Ian Mckellen Warned Not To Visit Russia Over Gay Propaganda Laws

By Holly Williams | 10th December 2013

Sir Ian McKellen was told by the Foreign Office not to visit Russia over concerns that he may be subjected to scrutiny due to their anti-homosexuality laws.The country, which is ruled over by President Vladimir...

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Can 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Succeed Where It's Predecessor Failed? Review Round-up

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

Having narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and an innumeral amount of orcs, Bilbo Baggins, still in the company of Gandalf and the Dwarves of Erebor, continues his adventure...

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In 'Probably' His Last Outing, Sir Ian Mckellen Stuns In Broadway's 'No Man's Land'

By Michael West | 25th November 2013

Ian McKellen has suggested that his current Broadway show - a double bill of Samuel Beckett'sWaiting for Godotand Harold Pinter'sNo Man's Landwith Patrick Stewart - could well be his last appearance on the famous stages...

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Did 'Thor 2' Make Our Top 10 Best Marvel Movies?

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th November 2013

With the release of Thor: The Dark World in the U.S. this week, we thought we'd take a look back into Marvel's movie history and put together a list of its Top 10 finest moments....

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Should Hugh Jackman Adopt His Wolverine Guise Yet Again?

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th November 2013

Many actors have roles that define their careers. So far, Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter is still his most recognisable work; Roger Moore will always be known as James Bond and Christopher Reeve just is Superman....

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Hobbit Fans Get Treat As Extra Long 'Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer Hits

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th November 2013

Ahead of the second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy’s release, an extended, for-the-fans trailer has been released, giving us a better look at the Desolation of Smaug, which will hit cinemas this December.Martin Freeman...

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'X-men: Days Of Future Past,' Different Generations Of Superheroes Combine [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st November 2013

Following a nastily short, nevertheless exciting, six-second teaser trailer released last week, we finally have a longer trailer to whet our comic book appetites. The emotive, epic trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past sets...

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Patrick Stewart's Lobster Halloween Costume Is The Best Of 2013

By Michael West | 31st October 2013

Game over. Go home all you Walter Whites, all you Miley Cyrus's. The game is up. Patrick Stewart's Lobster costume for Halloween is the best celebrity outfit for 2013. Happy Halloween. pic.twitter.com/ugLBMzAeNF— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)...

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'X-men: Day Of Future Past' Trailer Shows Sequel To Be A Time Travel Epic

By Nick Hill | 30th October 2013

The official trailer for the sequel to the 2011 'X-Men First Class' has been released online. 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' sees the return of the film franchise's biggest characters and includes a few new...

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First Official Trailer For 'X Men: Days Of Future Past' Hints At Herculean Heroism In What Could Be The Next Great Comic Book Movie [Trailer]

By Joe Wilde | 29th October 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past won't be out until May next year, but after you see the first trailer for it you'll wish that you could jump forward and dive right into it now. In...

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' New Trailer - Ready For More? [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd October 2013

The second film in The Hobbit franchise The Desolation of Smaug has a brand new trailer, which sees the Elves and the Dwarves reluctantly unite, Bilbo Baggins captured by The Ring's power and the terrifying...

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"Yes, Married." Sir Patrick Stewart Ties The Knot With Sir Ian Mckellan As The Minister

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th September 2013

In news that will hopefully make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, Sir Patrick Stewart has just gotten married – in a ball pit, if the picture he tweeted along with the brief announcement...

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Sir Patrick Stewart And Girlfriend Sunny Ozell Married, And Get Sir Ian Mckellen To "Make It So"

By Joe Wilde | 9th September 2013

Sir Patrick Stewart has once again become a married man, and the lucky woman this time is Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, his girlfriend over over five years. According to a source who first spoke to...

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Ian Mckellen Goes From Sorcerer To Sleuth In Upcoming Sherlock Movie

By Holly Williams | 6th September 2013

Sir Ian McKellen is due to star as an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the movie adaptation of 'A Slight Trick of the Mind', a 2005 novel by Mitch Cullin.'The Hobbit' star has been signed on...

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Ian Mckellen Steps Into Sherlock Holmes' Shoes To Solve His Hardest Case Yet

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th September 2013

It’s official, screen legend Ian McKellen has signed on to play a retired Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's A Slight Trick of the Mind. The movie is based on a novel of the same name...

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Did You Catch The Wolverine Easter Egg? Film Hints At Future X Men Movie In Post-credits Scene

By Joe Wilde | 30th July 2013

The Wolverine currently stands at the top of the US Box Office, mirroring this success in around 100 other countries across the globe, but despite this successful audience turn-around, not everyone stuck around to see...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Shine At Comic-con, Coogan Launches Alpha Papa, More Gravity Thrills

By Rich Cline | 26th July 2013

Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend featured a staggering array of star power presenting their upcoming superhero movies. Chris Evans and Scarlett wound up the fans while talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Benicio...

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San Diego Comic-con 2013 Highlights: Marvel Dominated With X-men And Avengers

By Elinor Cosgrave | 23rd July 2013

Marvel dominated the San Diego Comic-Con with their X-Men and Avenger's panels. DC's Superman announced the 2015 sequel to Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, would feature Batman.Henry Cavill at the New York premiere of...

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X-men At Comic-con 2013: 'Wolverine The Musical', The Dinklage Hair & "Hideous" 70s Clothes

By Lauren James | 22nd July 2013

The X-Men stars who were present at this year's monumental Comic-Con included writers Simon Kinberg and Omar Sy, as well as Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, director Bryan Singer, Hugh...

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