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Patrick Stewart Wants To Become An American Citizen


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Sir Patrick Stewart has decided to show his support for the American people in the best way possible; by requesting US citizenship so that he may help 'fight' the oppressive policies that are being put in place in the wake of President Donald Trump's election. 

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The 'Logan' star has always been vocal about his political views, and indeed most recently about his feelings towards Donald Trump when he suggested in a Tweet that his recent stay near the White House was causing some sleeping issues. 

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Logan Review

Excellent

Hugh Jackman returns to his signature role one last time (so he says), reuniting with filmmaker James Mangold, who also directed 2013's The Wolverine. But this doesn't feel like any other X-Men movie; it strikes a sombre, gritty tone from the start to take the audience on a dark and rather brutal road trip. So while it feels rather long and repetitive, the movie also has a strong emotional kick.

It's set in the year 2029, when mutants have been wiped off the planet, and no new ones have been born for years. Hiding out in a drunken haze as a Texas limo driver, Logan aka Wolverine (Jackman) has stashed Charles aka Professor X (Patrick Stewart) across the border in Mexico, watched over by albino caretaker Caliban (Stephen Merchant). Then a nurse (Elizabeth Rodriguez) appears asking for Logan's help to transport the young Laura (Dafne Keen) to North Dakota. And Laura clearly has a genetic connection with Logan. It also turns out that she has escaped from a Mexico City hospital, so as Logan, Charles and Laura hit the road, the ruthless henchman Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and sinister Dr Rice (Richard E. Grant) are hot on their trail.

Mangold holds all of this in careful control, never tipping over into the usual whiz-bang Hollywood superhero action chaos (the violence is especially grisly). The story moves at a steady pace that adds an involving note of desperation to each sequence. This also makes the movie feel a bit repetitive and even wheel-spinning at times. Since the baddies are able to stay right on the heroes' heels, it's clear that even a nicely offhandedly sojourn with a farmer (Eriq La Salle) and his family will be short-lived. But the gnawing intensity, while never quite building into proper suspense, gets deep under the skin as it fleshes out the characters.

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Patrick Stewart's 'X-Men' Adventure Ends With 'Logan'


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Patrick Stewart has announced his retirement from the X-Men franchise.

The actor, who plays Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film series, has revealed that his appearance in new movie Logan will be the last time he plays the mutant leader.

Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart has retired from the X Men franchise 

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Sir Patrick Stewart Believed He Was Circumcised For Most Of His Life - Until Wife Informed Him Otherwise


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File this one under bizarre: Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he used to believe that he was circumcised for the vast majority of his life – until his wife told him he actually wasn’t!

The 76 year old screen and stage legend appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, in an episode due to air on Friday (February 24th), to talk about his new movie Logan, in which he stars as X-Men head Professor Charles Xavier for the final time.

Patrick StewartSir Patrick Stewart's conversation on 'The Graham Norton Show' was rather eyebrow-raising

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Studio Boss Admits Fears Over Dark Tone Of Hugh Jackman's Logan


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Studio bosses were initially concerned that Logan, the final film in the Wolverine franchise, would be too dark, according to Twentieth Century Fox Film chairman Stacey Snider.

Speaking at an Q&A session, Snider admitted that there was even a debate that the film, which sees Hugh Jackman’s character now past his prime, would be just “freakin’ boring” for audiences.

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Logan Trailer


In an almost fourth-wall-breaking episode, the latest installment of the Wolverine movie series acknowledges the 'X-Men' comic book series. But this time Logan is far from the superhero his fans are reading about. Age has finally caught up with him - as it does with everyone - and he's no longer as fast or as agile as he used to be. His injuries don't heal as quickly as they used to either, but he's not the only one dealing with the crippling effect of old age. He's currently caring for Professor X in a hide-out, but their lives are about to become disrupted once again with the arrival of a new mutant. Laura is an 11-year-old girl with powers and abilities that match Logan's own. There are dark forces closing in on her, however, and as much as she is capable of taking care of herself, she needs guidance, protection and discipline from somebody who knows her struggle.

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Ian McKellen's Sign At The Women's March In London Was The Best


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The placard held by actor Ian McKellen as he joined the Women’s March in London has been declared the best sign of the day by the internet.

The sign featured a picture of McKellen’s pal Patrick Stewart as ‘Star Trek’s’ Captain Picard facepalming, and pretty much summed up many people’s feelings of frustration and anger towards the Trump presidency.

Patrick Stewart To Provide The Voice Of Poop In Emoji Movie


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Patrick Stewart’s illustrious career spans popcorn blockbusters, long-running movie franchises and Shakespeare plays, but his latest role could end up being his most famous, and for all the wrong reasons.

The 76 year old thespian is to provide the voice of the ‘poop’ emoji in the upcoming, as-yet-untitled emoji movie, alongside the likes of Ilana Glazer, TJ Miller, Maya Rudolph and James Corden who had already signed up for roles.

“So excited to announce the distinguished @SirPatStew as Poop in the #EmojiMovie – in theaters August 4th! #SonyAnimationDay,” Sony tweeted on Wednesday (January 18th).

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Logan Trailer


Not even a mutant can be powerful forever. Logan aka Wolverine is dealing with the effects that old age are having on his ability to heal, namely the fact that his skin now scars easily and he's constantly in pain. Professor Charles Xavier is also suffering; Alzheimer's has taken over his mind, destroying his memories. But the pair don't even have the X-Men to take care of them anymore, as a new supervillain by the name of Nathaniel Essex with his Essex Corporation is destroying the world as we know it. Logan and Xavier's only chance of defeating Essex lies with a young girl named Laura Kinney who is an exact genetic clone of Wolverine in female form.

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Patrick Stewart Urges Britain To Remain In The European Union


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Patrick Stewart has penned an emotive letter arguing for Britain to remain within the European Union ahead of the referendum later this month.

Writing in The Guardian on Thursday (June 2nd), precisely three weeks before the nation goes to the polls on June 23rd, the stage and film legend argued that many who are campaigned for so-called ‘Brexit’ should remember how the European Union came to be in the first place – as a way to heal Europe after two world wars.

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart argued for Britain to remain in the E.U. in an article in The Guardian

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Patrick Stewart Dresses In Drag To Promote New Series (And He Looks A Lot Like Helen Mirren)


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Sir Patrick Stewart caused us to do a double take yesterday, when he transformed into a glamorous woman to promote his new US show ‘Blunt Talk’. The 75-year-old actor appeared in full drag at an event in Hollywood on Monday evening (April 18th), causing many fans to liken him to British actress Dame Helen Mirren.

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Green Room - Teaser Trailer


The Ain't Rights are a punk band looking for their big break and until that comes along, they're willing to tour and play any gig they're offered. When the band is given the chance to play a gig at short notice, they pack their bags and road trip to the Oregon venue.

The band work through their set of songs including a cover of The Dead Kennedys' track 'Nazi Punks F**k Off', some might say an odd choice of song given the current crowd of people they're playing to. As the band come off stage they return to the green room only to discover that they've stumbled upon a gruesome crime scene - a murder to be precise.

Locked in the green room and quickly evaluating their options, it seems that they're now the ones being targeted by the vicious venue owner, Darcy Banker, and his neo-Nazi gang. Held against their will, with no connection to the outside world, it becomes evident that Banker isn't going to allow the group to make it through the night alive.

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Patrick Stewart - Green Room premiere red carpet arrival at Ryerson Theatre during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. - Toronto, Canada - Friday 11th September 2015

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Patrick Stewart - Premiere of 'Blunt Talk' held at the DGA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

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Marina Sirtis, Patrick Stewart and Levar Burton
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Patrick Stewart - Patrick Stewart pictured arriving the Radio 2 studios at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 17th July 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart - Sir Patrick Stewart and his wife Sunny Ozell outside the ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th July 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards held at Grosvenor House - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Red Carpet arrivals for the 02 Silver Clef Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Silver Clef Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - New York premiere of 'Ted 2' at the Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 24th June 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - The UK Premiere of 'Mr Holmes' held at Odeon Kensington - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart - The UK premiere of 'Mr Holmes' - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Sophie Alexandra Stewart and Patrick Stewart - UK premiere of 'Mr. Holmes' at the Odeon Kensington in London - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart and British Consul General Chris O'Connor - GREAT British film reception honoring the British nominees of the 87th Annual Academy Awards at The London West Hollywood - Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015

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Sunny Ozell and Patrick Stewart - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Patrick Stewart - GREAT British Film Reception Honoring British Academy Award nominees at London Hotel - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Jill Soloway - Photographs of a host of stars as they arrived for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony which were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Jill Soloway

Patrick Stewart - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

Patrick Stewart - Patrick Stewart attends Berkeley Rep Dinner At Fairmont at Fairmont Hotel Penthouse - San Francisco, California, United States - Friday 9th January 2015

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Patrick Stewart and Carla Gugino - A host of Hollywood's biggest stars were photographed as they arrived at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2015 which was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, United States - Sunday 4th January 2015

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Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard - A host of Hollywood's biggest stars were photographed as they arrived at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2015 which was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, United States - Saturday 3rd January 2015

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Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard
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Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard

Sweet Hat Bro! Watch Patrick Stewart Wear The Most Ridiculous Of All The Ridiculous Christmas Hats


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He’s captained the Enterprise and founded the X-Men, but the biggest test of Patrick Stewart’s abilities appears to have come when the 74 year old tried to keep a straight face while wearing a particularly festive Christmas hat.

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In the just over 30 second clip uploaded to Youtube by the actor’s wife Sunny Ozell, Stewart can be seen wearing an elf style Christmas hat which appears to have a life of its own as it serenades him with the jingle ‘We Are Santa's Elves.’

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Patrick Stewart and wife, Sunny Ozell dine at Craig's in West Hollywood at West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th November 2014

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Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell - Patrick Stewart and wife, Sunny Ozell dine at Craig's in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th November 2014

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Patrick Stewart - Photo's from the 4th day of Comic Con in New York at the Javitis Center in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 12th October 2014

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William Shatner and Patrick Stewart - 2014 FanExpo at Toronto Metro Convention Centre. - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 31st August 2014

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X-Men: Back Together Again In Days Of Future Past


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Possibly the biggest reunion movie of all time, X-men: Days of Future past isn't just a sequel to 2011's X-men: First Class, but also to the original 2000-2003 trilogy.

Days of Future PastJames McAvoy and Patrick Stewart confront younger and older versions of themselves in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Back from those first three films are director Bryan Singer, writer Simon Kinberg and cast members Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore.

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


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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 had bitten off more than he could chew by having the beloved characters from the original X-Men trilogy joining forces with their younger selves. 

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Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly a hotbed of serious acting talent, but very often, big names simply aren't enough to carry a poor script. Luckily, for 20th Century Fox, writers John Byrne, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman haven't written a poor script. They haven't even written an overly complex script.

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Video - James McAvoy And Patrick Stewart Re-Unite At The 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere - Part 3


The stars of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' arrived for the world premiere held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Among them were James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart who play the younger and older versions of Professor X and were interviewed together on the red carpet, and Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Asmore and Evan Jonigkeit who play Colossus, Iceman and Toad respectively.

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Video - Patrick Stewart Takes Wife To World Premiere Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 2


Patrick Stewart was seen arriving at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York alongside his wife Sunny Ozell. He plays the much-loved character of Professor X in the movie, whose younger self is portrayed by James McAvoy.

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


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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 future. It’s a complicated plot, by all accounts, but one that Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn have portrayed skilfully, with plenty of action in between.

X-Men: Days of Future PastCharles Xavier meets his past self

The critics have kicked off the ever fluctuating aggregate Rotten Tomato score with a very healthy 86%. “Not since 2003's "X2: X-Men United" has this filmmaker tapped so effortlessly into his talent for comicbook gravitas, his ability to mine emotional resonance, pop poetry and (crucially) sly humor…” wrote Variety’s Justin Chang. 

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'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return' Knocks The Sparkle From Emerald City [Trailer]


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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released today in the USA, giving American families a new look at the classic tale of Dorothy,Toto, Kansas and the magical land of Oz in an exciting new animated take. Glee star Lea Michele takes the lead, voicing the sparkly-shoed heroine whilst Dan Aykroyd plays the Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer is the Tin Man and Jim Belushi voices the not-so-cowardly lion.

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Lea Michele Plays Dorothy In The Poorly-Received 'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return.'

The movie is an adventure aimed at the youngest of cinemagoers but even so, critics have found fault with Legends of Oz at the most basic of levels. Directed by Will Finn ('The Road to El Dorado') and Dan St. Pierre ('Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey') and with Bryan Adams scoring, the film should have had all the makings of greatness but instead falls short with a mediocre plotline and decidedly second-rate animation.

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Patrick Stewart Will Star In Starz' 'Blunt Talk', Produced By Seth Macfarlane


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Patrick Stewart is returning to his first regular role on TV since ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ as British newsman Walter Blunt in Starz’ “Blunt Talk”, which will be produced by Family Guy creator, Seth Macfarlane.

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The new show, written and produced by the creator of HBO comedy, ‘Bored to Death’, sees Blunt host an interview show, sharing his seldom-requested guidance while dealing with a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives, children and an alcoholic assistant, according to The BBC.

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


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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 into the director's chair for the latest entry in the long-running superhero series, the new clip also features some pretty neat looking footage from the blockbuster.

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Singer's first two movies starring Hugh Jackman paved the way for the younger cast (McAvoy, Fassbender, Lawrence etc) to take a hold of the franchise, though the filmmaker is delighted to be forging both teams together for Days of Future Past.

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


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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 of New York.

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McKellen, 74, said Gotham's famous theatre scene had "some of the brightest in the world, and certainly some of the most enthusiastic" audiences in the world.

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Should Hugh Jackman Adopt His Wolverine Guise Yet Again?


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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. Will Hugh Jackman always ben known as Wolverine?

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He certainly will be if talk of another film turns out to be true. Often maligned, Jackman’s career has been of the illustrious sort. He’s appeared in taut thrillers, elaborate musicals and epic battles. But his seminal career role is that of Wolverine, and subsequent turns in the X-Men movies that included the angry superhero.

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


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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 out the story, which sees two generations of X-Men required to stop a war before it begins.

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Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman reprise their roles; the latter being the conduit on which the film’s plot is based. He must wake up in his younger body, and find a young Professor Charles Xavier and “guide him, have patience with him.”

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


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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 faces as the ensemble cast combine to depict a time travelling story to save the mutants from their imminent destruction.

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Logan (Jackman) travels back in time to meet a young Prof X (James McAvoy)

The sequel trailer already rises important questions that need to be addressed in the upcoming sequel. The 2 minute long clip heavily features the return of 'Professor Charles Xavier' (Patrick Stewart), a character presumed to be dead after being killed by Jean Grey in 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. A resurrection perhaps?

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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]


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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 it, we get our first real glimpse at our mutant heroes and villains, from past and future, who must bend the space time continuum to make the future a better day for mutants throughout the Marvel Universe.

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The past (McAvoy) and present (Stewart) Xaviers meet face to face in the trailer

Based on the much lauded and incredibly popular (if you happen to be into comic books at least) 'Days of Future Past' storyline from the Uncanny X-Men, the move will unite the characters from the first X-Men movies with those from 2011's X-Men: First Class, with the present day X-Men having to go back in time to prevent the ongoing war against mutants, who are being hunted down by the robotic Sentinels. Are you still with us? Good, because it gets even more complicated.

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Best Wedding Photo Ever? Sir Patrick Stewart Weds As Sir Ian McKellen Officiates


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Sir Patrick Stewart is married; that’s the news. But the truly charming thing about this whole thing is the picture he posted on Twitter of him and his new wife. They’re in a ball pool. Understand? A ball pool, smiling away like nothing else exists. Want to cry.

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Even the caption was brilliant: “Yes, married.” Oh, Sir Pat. The pair were married by Sir Ian McKellen, who revealed earlier on this year – in an interview with Jonathan Ross - that he would be performing the ceremony. The pair have been close friends for years, and shared the screen when they co-starred in the X-Men films.

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


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Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

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 Del Toro and Djimon Hounsou were on hand to chat about Marvel's interstellar epic Guardians of the Galaxy. Tom Hiddleston talked up Thor: The Dark World. And the enormous cast of X-men: Days of Future Past turned up, including acting veterans Ian McKellen and Patrick StewartWatch Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson talk 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Comic-Con, or see Djimon Hounsou and Benicio Del Toro discuss 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Comic-Con. Check out the video of Tom Hiddleston talking about 'Thor: The Dark World' at Comic-Con and see Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart getting a little sentimental during 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Comic-Con Q&A.

In addition, Hugh Jackman and James Mangold continued their globe-hopping press tour, arriving in San Diego to discuss their new X-men movie The Wolverine, the Japan-set adventure that arrives in US and UK cinemas this weekend. Watch 'The Wolverine Press conference here, click to view the 'The Wolverine' trailer or read our The Wolverine Review.

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


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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 Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, with producers Lauren Shula Donner and Hutch Parker.

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Hugh Jackman: Always Ready To Break Into Song.

Hugh Jackman, AKA Wolverine, took centre stage as arguably the most memorable and distinctive character in the long-running franchise. Describing his role as Wolverine as "the job that has defined [his]career...every day [he's] grateful," he added "I thank my lucky stars" before he and X-Men director Bryan Singer engaged in a spot of snuggling.

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The Power Of Social Media And Patrick Stewart's Pizza Slice


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Sir Patrick Stewart caused a veritable storm on social media – and traditional media for that matter – when he tweeted a photo of himself enjoying his first ever pizza slice earlier this week. Everyone was astonished. By now, of course, Stewart has cleared up the case, explaining that he had had pizza before and was referring to the “slice” format, rather than the food itself. What is even more puzzling though is all of the attention that this has gotten, ever since the initial explosion. The actor spoke to New York Magazine about the whole incident, explaining that he was more shocked by the reaction, than everyone else was by the news themselves.

“I'm astonished. You know, we thought it was a cute picture,” he explained “I like doing these things that are kind of unexpected, as far as I'm concerned, and things that have a little bit of a surprise element to them. But we never anticipated what has happened. I just did an interview with BBC, the main evening news program. And it's been years since I've talked to them. And it's all, you know, about a pizza slice.”

The picture could be a testament to the power of social media to bring celebrities closer to their fans. It could be that all people have ever wanted, was bread and circuses – in this case, with some added sauce and pepperoni. Or it could just be a cute photo, as the man originally intended it to be. We’d say the lesson is this: follow Patrick Stewart’s Twitter. It’s hilarious.

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Patrick Stewart Insists Pizza Is Not New To Him - Just The Triangular Kind


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Patrick Stewart reveals that he has in fact tasted pizza before after a misunderstanding on Twitter led people to believe that he'd never had a slice of the Italian junk food.

The 'Star Trek' actor was in fact being quite literal; he had posted 'My first ever pizza 'slice'. Please note: the authentic NY fold' accompanied by a photo and he literally meant that he'd never had a 'slice'. 'It was my first slice, and when it was brought over to me, my first comment was 'There's no knife and fork.' Of course, I was mocked for thinking that I could eat a pizza slice with a knife and fork', he revealed in an interview with New York Magazine after headlines went crazy with wondering how this 72-year-old could possibly have bypassed the delicious food. As much as he was unaware that one traditionally ate the stuff in triangular handheld slices, he did agree that he 'would have had to have stayed locked up in a cellar' to never have tried it all.

However, before you start looking at him like he's an alien, he did decide on pizza as a hangover cure, admitting, 'My fiancée and I were a little hung-over yesterday morning and she said what we need is pizza and a soothing drink - and she was right. It solved the problem.' See! He's just like the rest of us!

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Patrick Stewart’s First Pizza Experience… Really?


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He’s manned the Starship Enterprise, boldly going where no man had gone before. As Professor Charles Francis Xavier, he promoted the peaceful affirmation of mutant rights, mediated the co-existence of mutants and humans, protected mutants from violent humans and protected society from antagonistic mutants. But Patrick Stewart has never had a pizza.

Until now.

Patrick Stewart tucked into his first slice of Pizza recently, and tweeted the proof. He probably didn’t imagine it would make the news, but, everyone in the Western world has had a pizza; it’s a massive, great big thing. He confused us by tweeting: "To clarify: 1) I've never had a "slice" 2) I've been a Habs fan all of 4 weeks 3) I'm also a fan of Bloomberg's soda legislation," which suggests he may have had pizza? But the idea of a 72-year-old actor never having had a slice o’ pie is too delicious, so, we’re running with it.

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Sir Ian McKellen Reveals He's Marrying Patrick Stewart... No, Not Like That


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Sir Ian McKellen is going to be marrying Patrick Stewart! No! Wait! Hold up! Not THAT kind of marrying. Patrick Stewart is going to be getting married – to the singer Sunny Ozell – and Sir Ian McKellen will be officiating the wedding. It’s not the first time that the Lord of the Rings star has overseen a friend’s wedding; he married two men in the UK as well, so he’s well-practised for the Star Trek actor’s nuptials, which are taking place “in the middle of America, somewhere.”

Speaking on the Jonathon Ross show, the presenter asked McKellen “how come you’re legally allowed to do that?” and the reply came, “well, I don’t know.” He went on to explain that the last time he officiated a wedding, for two men having a civil partnership, he was “crying his eyes out.”McKellen then moved on to the all-important sartorial decision of what to wear when officiating a wedding. “Last time I went with a gown, a sort of white gown, that I’d bought in India, it was rather fetching. But you mustn’t upstage the bride.”

McKellen was on the show to promote the new TV sitcom that he’ll be starring in, alongside Derek Jacobi. Entitled 'Vicious,' it follows the story of an ageing gay couple, who have lived very private lives and get through life by being rather vicious to each other. The ITV comedy has already been commissioned for a Christmas special, he revealed during the entertaining interview. 

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Peter Dinklage Signs On For X-Men Movie 'Days Of Future Past'


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The Station Agent actor Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer announced the news on Wednesday (February 13, 2013), tweeting, "Officially like to welcome Peter Dinklage from Game Of Thrones to XMEN Days of Future Past. Very very excited!"

The casting of Dinklage is a strong move from Singer and the team - he won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes in 2012 for his role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones. It's yet to be determined which role he will play in the forthcoming X-Men movie, which is co-written by Matthew Vaughan, the director of the previous movie. The franchise has spawned five movies so far, including the 2009 Wolverine spin-off. A follow-up to that film, The Wolverine, is due out this summer with Hugh Jackman's character travelling to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior. 

Peter Dinklage, The Winter's Tale, New YorkPeter Dinklage Has Signed On For Bryan Singer's X:Men: Days Of Future Past

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Video - Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Carpenter And Maggie Grace Arrive At NY 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere - Part 2


The New York 'Killing Them Softly' premiere was Hollywood star central with numerous movie stars taking to the red carpet including 'Star Trek' star Patrick Stewart with his partner Sunny Ozell, 'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter, Maggie Grace from 'Taken', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' actress Taraji P. Henson and one of the premiering movie's stars Scoot McNairy.

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A Week In Movies Feat: The Hobbit, Helena Bonham Carter, Rise Of The Guardians, Ray Liotta, Ian McKellen, Jack The Giant Slayer And More!


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Kenneth Branagh? That's Sir Kenneth Branagh To You!


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Kenneth Branagh has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. The Oscar-nominated actor, director and screenwriter, is best known for his Shakespearean works though most recently played Swedish detective Wallander in the BBC series of the same name.

Sir Kenneth joins the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Laurence Olivier in becoming a thespian knight. Branagh - who recently starred in the Marilyn Monroe movie My Week With Marilyn - told Sky News that he felt "humble, elated and incredibly lucky," to have received the award, adding, "When I was a kid I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team. I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt and my heart's fit to burst." Branagh spent his early years in Northern Ireland though moved to Reading with his family at the age of nine. 

In today's ceremony, two British servicemen were awarded the Military Cross for bravery. Corporal Carl Taylor from Birmingham ran 80 feet across open ground under Taliban fire to rescue three young Afghan children. Bombardier Mark Carpenter of the Royal Artillery was also honoured, as were four fire-fighters from Nottinghamshire who received the Queen's Gallantry Medal for acts of bravery. 

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Video - Patrick Stewart Doesn't Talk To Photographers


Actor Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation; X-Men; American Dad!) leaves a medical building in Beverly Hills. He smiles at the photographer who is talking to him but he doesn't respond to the question of whether he has anything in the pipeline.

Patrick will be starring in the upcoming Dorothy of Oz, in a star studded cast that includes Lea Michele; Kelsey Grammer and John Belushi. He is also rumoured to be starring in the upcoming film A Good Day To Die Hard as a Russian general

Video - Patrick Stewart Looking 'Cool And Comfortable' In Beverly Hills


Actor Patrick Stewart (Star Trek; X-Men; American Dad!) is seen out and about in Beverly Hills, wearing a checked shirt and shorts. Patrick smiles at the photographers as he passes but doesn't talk to them. He says goodbye as he walks further down the street to his destination.

Patrick Stewart is perhaps well known for his role as Jean-Luc Picard in the hit sci fi series Star Trek. He is also plays CIA Agent Avery Bullock on the animated sitcom American Dad and has had made several guest appearances in fellow animated show Family Guy.

Gnomeo & Juliet Review


Very Good
With its Toy Story meets Shrek approach, this animated romp feels somewhat derivative. It's all snarky dialog and whizzy action. But it's also silly enough to keep both adults and children chuckling.

Gnomeo (voiced by McAvoy), son of Lady Bluebury (Smith), is the leader of the blue Montague garden. Accompanied by his sidekick Benny (Lucas), Gnomeo engages in tit-for-tat warfare with the red Capulets next door. Then he meets Juliet (Blunt), daughter of Lord Redbrick (Caine), and it's love at first sight. Which sends red warrior Tybalt (Statham) into a rage. As they plot a secret life together, Gnomeo and Juliet are assisted by Juliet's frog friend Nanette (Jensen) and the garden flamingo Featherstone (Cummings). But can these star-crossed lovers find happiness?

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Gnomeo & Juliet Trailer


Some gardens just wouldn't be complete without the addition of a garden gnome or two. The gardens on Verona Drive are no exception; the owners of the houses are extremely fond of their little hat wearing friends. What the human residents don't realise is that when all's quiet and there are no humans around, their garden comes to life!

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TMNT Review


OK
On Sunday night, a friend of mine recanted his experience of seeing TMNT, the digitally-animated follow up to the three live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films that were released in the early/mid-'90s. As he put it, he walked into the theater and was greeted by the ingratiating sound of children yelping and hollering with their parents solemnly sitting shotgun. Being nostalgic for his days of Turtle fandom, he sat down and noticed four other men of post-college age waiting in the tangle web of toddlers. There was a sense of comradery there as they all realized, for better or for worse, they were there simply for nostalgia.

This was also my feeling while viewing the first incarnation of Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo to come around in ten-plus years. There was no critical lens through which I chose to watch it; it simply satisfied something that was missing. Everyone has one: Another friend expressed that he had enjoyed Ghost Rider on the basic terms of it's, as he put it, "bad-assery."

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Chicken Little Review


Good
Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can finally get on with making computer animated movies by itself. Gosh!

But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at a CGI kiddie flick, something that was going to happen sooner or later and which, given Disney's recent track record in animation, has had most moviegoers scared silly. Chicken Little takes an age-old fable and hands the story to director Mark Dindal (who directed the best animated Disney movie in recent memory, the under-seen The Emperor's New Groove). Nice start, but... Chicken Little? "The sky is falling, the sky is falling?" In the original story, Chicken Little gets beaned with an acorn and gathers up all his friends to tell the king that the sky is falling. As they trek to visit the king, they are captured by Foxy Loxy and (depending on how gruesome the interpretation you're reading is) are promptly eaten.

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Lady Jane Review


Good
Released and immediately forgotten in 1986, Lady Jane is a fairly staid, somewhat off-center, and very long recreation of the very brief life and times of the 16-year-old Lady Jane Grey, who ruled England for nine days in 1553.

Starring Helena Bonham Carter as the little queen and Cary Elwes as her arranged husband, Jane dutifully takes us through her religious devotion, the difficulties of being married to a womanizer and drunk, their eventual coming around to love one another, Jane's rise to queen and rapid deposition, and eventually, her execution at the hands of Bloody Mary.

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X-Men: The Last Stand Review


OK

We've witnessed, this summer, how fresh blood can rejuvenate a franchise entering its third installment. Weeks ago, Paramount handed the Mission: Impossible keys to J.J. Abrams (Alias) and clicked their heels when the inventive television director breathed new life into a financially healthy but creatively stagnant series.

Fox attempts a similar trick with its valuable X-Men venture, though in honesty the studio had little choice. After conceiving two blockbuster films that delighted both critics and fans, director Bryan Singer walked away from the X universe for the chance to direct the next Man of Steel movie (his Superman Returns arrives in theaters next month). Fox wouldn't let Singer's exit kill its golden-egg-laying goose, so the studio plopped oft-maligned hired gun filmmaker Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) behind the camera and prayed that he wouldn't botch The Last Stand, reportedly the final installment.

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Chicken Little Review


Good
Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can finally get on with making computer animated movies by itself. Gosh!

But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at a CGI kiddie flick, something that was going to happen sooner or later and which, given Disney's recent track record in animation, has had most moviegoers scared silly. Chicken Little takes an age-old fable and hands the story to director Mark Dindal (who directed the best animated Disney movie in recent memory, the under-seen The Emperor's New Groove). Nice start, but... Chicken Little? "The sky is falling, the sky is falling?" In the original story, Chicken Little gets beaned with an acorn and gathers up all his friends to tell the king that the sky is falling. As they trek to visit the king, they are captured by Foxy Loxy and (depending on how gruesome the interpretation you're reading is) are promptly eaten.

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The Prince Of Egypt Review


Good
This was the one everyone had been waiting for. Dreamworks had had its varied successes with The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and the recently released Antz. But The Prince of Egypt was to be the cornerstone of a new animation empire, the first that would match Disney. That is the whole reason Jeffrey Katzenberg was even allowed into this triumvirate anyway right? To recreate that magical formula for animation that he had supposedly perfected at Disney with the likes of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Well. . . better luck next year.

Don't get too far ahead of me now. The Prince of Egypt is a solid and consistent movie. The animation is first rate, the storyline is strong, and at first glance it is missing nothing from the formula of winning animation. Nonetheless, it rises more to the level of recent mid-range Disney successes like Hercules and Hunchback, than the pantheon of Belle and Simba. And its fundamental shortcoming is really no different than that of these two recent Disney releases, which is a basic disregard for the animation formula. In short, these movies seem to ignore the fact that they are first and foremost musicals. And the most important element of a musical is, or course, the music.

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X-Men Review


Good
Well, comic book freaks can take a breather, as another sci-fi fantasy hits the big screen, this time in the long-awaited, highly-anticipated, it-better-be-good X-Men.

Without too much regret, I can say that X-Men will be palatable to fans and newbies alike. It's not a great film, but it will probably follow the arc of the Superman and Batman movies -- tons of sequels of variable quality until an abrupt and dismal end a decade later.

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Dune (1984) Review


Very Good
Did you know David Lynch at one time considered directing Return of the Jedi? Legions of George Lucas fans are probably delighted that he never got the shot, because for better or for worse (probably for worse) it might have turned out like the bizarre sci-fi experiment Dune. I've sometimes been accused of defending Lynch even when he's not working at his best. That's clearly the case here, resulting in a compromised megabudget effort where Lynch attempts to indulge his graphic art sensibility and please a mass audience at the same time. It just doesn't fly.

But Lynch fans might find stuff to enjoy in Dune anyhow. After all, there's a floating bug monster that parlays with Jose Ferrer's space emperor in the early going, flanked by legions of somnambulant slaves in black raincoats that probably inspired the villains in Dark City. This is followed by Kenneth MacMillan's puss-faced Baron Harkonnen floating around on wires, plucking out the heart of an angel-faced boy-toy (who was planting Blue Velvet-style pastel flowers only moments earlier), and sharing some homo-erotic blubbering with his nephew Feyd (played by Sting, who can't act but lends the film his charismatic rock star presence). Even when the plot is difficult to follow -- some nonsense involving a trade war over different planets that all made sense in Frank Herbert's original novel -- there's enough giddy comic book theatrics to keep Dune interesting as it meanders along for nearly three hours.

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Lady Jane Review


Good
Released and immediately forgotten in 1986, Lady Jane is a fairly staid, somewhat off-center, and very long recreation of the very brief life and times of the 16-year-old Lady Jane Grey, who ruled England for nine days in 1553.

Starring Helena Bonham Carter as the little queen and Cary Elwes as her arranged husband, Jane dutifully takes us through her religious devotion, the difficulties of being married to a womanizer and drunk, their eventual coming around to love one another, Jane's rise to queen and rapid deposition, and eventually, her execution at the hands of Bloody Mary.

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Star Trek: Nemesis Review


Bad
Long has held the rule that even-numbered Star Trek movies are good and odd-numbered ones are bad. I hereby propose a new rule be adopted: Say what you will about the odds and evens, but above all else, every fifth movie is utter crap.

Star Trek: Nemesis, the tenth (and God help us, the last) movie in the unstoppable Trek series, offers the thinnest story since Star Trek V took the previous crew to the center of the galaxy in search of God. But at least this one isn't saddled by metaphysical nonsense. All of that's out the shuttle bay doors in favor of good, old-fashioned idiocy, ripped from yesterday's headlines.

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Conspiracy Theory Review


OK
Hitting theaters shortly, with surprisingly little fanfare, is Conspiracy Theory, a very long and very scattered production which introduces the never-before-used plotline that the government is full of bad guys.

I was intrigued at first: as the ads tout, a conspiracy nut (Mel Gibson) suddenly learns one of his theories is true, and everyone's out to get him. And in the process, he has to protect a redhead (Julia Roberts). That would normally be enough for me, but without spoiling the movie for you, that just ain't what the movie is about.

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X2: X-Men United Review


Very Good
The mutants are back in town in the first big sequel of 2003 -- a year that promises at least a half-dozen Brand Name Sequels (nearly all of which, surprisingly, I'm anxious to see). X2 probably won't be the best of the bunch, but it certainly isn't the worst. Like the original X-Men, the sequel is a lot of good, clean fun, full of vibrancy and memorable comic book antics, but ultimately it's a bit of a letdown due to too many squandered opportunities and an exhausting running time.

X2 picks up an indeterminate amount of time after the original ended. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, looking strangely clean cut) is still trying to figure out his past. Magneto (Ian McKellan) is trapped in his plastic prison. And Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) is having bad dreams about something wicked coming on the horizon.

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Star Trek: Generations Review


Good
The seventh Star Trek movie went where no man had gone before, at least not in Hollywood: Attempting to take an old and lethargic movie franchise and reinvigorate it with a new cast -- uniting both the original and new casts in one massive crossover movie.

Generations (having dispensed with the numbering of the sequels) is a fair enough film. It's massively contrived to be sure -- the Kirk-era cast and Picard-era cast were meant to be some 80 years apart -- but considering the difficulty of trying to combine two crews in one movie, Shatner & Stewart turned in a fair enough endeavor.

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Star Trek: Insurrection Review


OK
By 1998, the Star Trek legacy was looking thin. The series had run through all of its big villains, Trek's cast was happily dabbling in other projects, and the memory of Kirk and co. had long since faded happily into the land of reruns.

But you can't keep Trek down, and the crew saddled up for this lackluster experience, the likes of which would typically comprise an hour-long episode of The Next Generation, and not even a season finale.

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L.A. Story Review


Excellent
Steve Martin's treatise on Los Angeles vapidity (and how love can be the same way) is lighthearted yet plenty of fun, even though its satire is often ridiculously over the top -- most notably when Steve Martin's TV weatherman records his segments in advance so he can get away for the weekend. (Choreographed gas station attendants aren't much more subtle.) The fun is contagious, and the movie's worth seeing for its innumerable cameos, fun supporting roles, and clever jokes. If nothing else, it will remind you how funny Martin used to be.

Star Trek: First Contact Review


Very Good
People tend to measure the quality of a Star Trek movie in relation to those near it in the cycle. Compared to episodes before (5 and 7) and those that followed (9 and 10), this eighth installment of the unkillable series is surprisingly watchable.

Jonthan "Riker" Frakes is at the helm this time, taking the Next Generation crew on its first mission without the original series cast. The setup comes fast, as Frakes trots out one of the series' most reliable villains: The Borg. Building from the mythology set up in the series, Picard (a former Borg captive) has a serious axe to grind, and when Starfleet ends up in a skirmish with an invading Borg ship, he defies orders and engages them in battle. The day is won, but an escape pod shoots from the ship, tunnels through time (stop rolling your eyes), and lands on earth. We see the effects immediately: The Borg has completely taken over the planet. The only sensible solution: Follow the Borg through the time hole and try to wipe 'em out in the past.

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I, Claudius Review


Excellent
This popular thirteen-episode BBC mini-series makes for compulsive viewing whether or not you have any interest in the early history of the Roman Empire. Based on two novels by historian Robert Graves, I, Claudius delves into conspiracies, ruthless murders and cover-ups, betrayal, seduction and madness. It's Dallas relocated to the years before Christ was born, when scheming men wore togas and struggled for power while the women got married and stayed in the background -- sometimes in the best position of all when it came to moving their chess pieces around.

Our hero is Claudius, gloriously played by D-d-d-d-derek Jacobi, who twitches his head and stammers over every other word. As a young man, he watches his friends and relations die off, one by one, poisoned by the ruthless and destructive Livia (the queen of pure evil, Sian Phillips) as she grooms her son Tiberius (George Baker) to become the second emperor of Rome.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Review


Extraordinary
Wouldn't it be great if you could just build a rocket ship and fly up, up, and away when your parents tell you to stop peeing in the shower, make you go to bed before A-Team is over, or confiscate your Playboy collection?

If you were Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, all of that would be possible, plus you'd have voice-activated cup holders. Not that you would actually use voice-activated cup holders or even find room for them on your homemade rocket ship. Besides, you'd be too busy battling green, goopy things called Yokians who have kidnapped your parents and are preparing to feed them to their pagan god on a distant planet.

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Star Trek: Nemesis Review


Weak

"Star Trek" films have always faced considerable scrutiny from their detail-oriented fans, so one would think by the 10th big screen outing the shepherds of the series would know better than to make a movie full of flubs.

Yet while "Star Trek: Nemesis" is a formidable, dignified sci-fi adventure when sticking to the substance of its story -- about a baneful young clone of Capt. Picard leading enemy aliens in battle against the starship Enterprise -- the picture grows decidedly flimsier with its many out-sized, out of character and logically porous action set pieces.

Take, for example, the silly dune buggy sequence in which Picard (Patrick Stewart), android Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) and Klingon Lt. Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) go conspicuously gallivanting around the planet of a pre-warp civilization (a violation of Star Fleet's Prime Directive that goes completely unaddressed), being shot at by locals and staging daredevil stunts, a la "XXX."

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Green Room - Teaser Trailer

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Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage Trailer

For some people, the safety of a stable life on the shore is frankly unbearable;...

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The Journey To Le Mans Trailer

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Movie Review

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