A national treasure, a gay icon, a Shakespearean behemoth, a level 4 magnetic mutant and Mithrandir himself, Sir Ian McKellen is one of the greatest actors of all time. At the age of 73, our 5 foot 11 inches undertaker continues to astound, most recently in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Did you know that Sir Ian attended Cambridge University where he studied English, and that he only got a 2:2? NO!? Then you’d better read our Ian McKellen Cheat Sheet!
If we were James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, we would be very, very worried right now
So whilst rehearsing for his production of Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Sir Ian Mckellen nipped outside for some air, sat down and was mistaken for a homeless man by a passerby. That’s the acting power of Sir Ian for you; even when he’s not acting, he literally is
It’s that time of year again! As the seasons turn, our adamant gaze pierces the mists of the future to tell you what you should be seeing next year. And, as usual, it’s mostly superheroes (not our fault the interesting little indie films don’t publicise themselves a year in advance, is it?). This year’s list is in order of release rather than assumed quality, because we keep putting crap films in the top 5 and then regretting it.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a horrendous mishmash of CGI-dependent action sequences and poorly-paced unconvincing drama; but rather like a dwarf in a river-borne barrel, it bobs along rather nicely. Also like a dwarf, it carries quite a lot of extra flab around the middle, but its unassailable charisma and magnificent facial hair…
Our beautiful friends at the Prince Charles Cinema are hosting an Arnie all-nighter this weekend – but we’ve seen Terminator 2 more times than than we care to recall, and it’s time for a change. Here are five Arnold Schwarzenegger films that might not be as good as Conan the Barbarian (which really is cracking), but are certainly different.
Last week, we got a nice little peek at the next instalment of The Hobbit trilogy with some pretty action packed banners. This week, Peter Jackson is filling in the..
This is more like it.