Ian Mckellen

News, Reviews & Features
  • X-Men: Days Of Future Past

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 13th May 2014

    Have you seen all of the X-Men films? Including the First Class prequel and both Wolverine movies? AND all of the mid-credits and post-credits stings that were tagged on to the end? Good. Then you may proceed. Welcome to X-Men: Retcon. I hope you've been paying attention.

  • Eight astonishing things on the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past poster

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 24th March 2014

    The X-Men don't historically have a lot of luck when it comes to cool poster designs - who could forget 9/3/11? - and that trend continues with this mental new one-sheet for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Featuring: ALL OF THE THINGS.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

    Movie Review | Neil Alcock | 11th December 2013

    First things first: there are no songs, no washing up scenes and no fucking eagles in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, which immediately makes it a better film than its predecessor. The eyeball-molesting increased frame rate of An Unexpected Journey has also been, if not dropped, then less loudly trumpeted for this film, which is another blessed relief. You'd almost be fooled into thinking that Peter Jackson has been listening to his critics, were it not for the fact that Desolation is still an obscenely long, slightly dull, inferior version of a Lord Of The Rings film.

  • If every character on the new Hobbit poster was wearing a fun little hat

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 5th November 2013

    Click here for the large version. You're welcome.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart is one of us

    Movie Feature | Neil | 21st July 2013

    In a world of misery, poverty, hunger, war, despair and Shia LaBeouf, let's take a moment to be thankful for the magical things the human race can achieve with a camera phone, a Panama hat and a pan of rice.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Movie Review | Matt | 10th December 2012

    So we're back to the familiar LARPing territory of Middle Earth then. With wizards and elves and dwarves and huge CGI monsters and big sweeping shots of the New Zealand countryside. The Hobbit may be a different story to The Lord Of The Rings - an independent story that came first, with its own characters and dangers and adventures - but there is really nothing all that unexpected about this journey. Oh apart from the singing. That’s a bit of a shock.

  • Look, it's Bilbo Baggins

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd June 2011

    Hobbit fans, commence smoking of the weed: the first official stills have been released. As a bonus, they're watermarked with Entertainment Weekly logos, in case you forget they are ALL POWERFUL.

  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd January 2005

    Bloody hell... where do you start? The final and most exciting chapter of the most ambitious trilogy ever committed to film is gazing down upon us like the eye of the Dark Lord himself - was there ever any chance that Return of the King was going to be rubbish? I can happily report that you were indeed correct in your assumpti...