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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Opens Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Synopsis: Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Frankenstein

Opens Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Synopsis: Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

'Rings' casts a spell over audience

...sequences and some frightening imagery CAST: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Liv...111th birthday, he is persuaded by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to leave the ring to his cousin Frodo (Elijah Wood...

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Opens Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Synopsis: Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: X-Men and X-Men 2 director Bryan Singer returns to the reigns of Marvel Entertainment's popular comic-book film franchise with this time-traveling installment that finds the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the rest of the mutants working alongside younger versions of themselves to alter the course of the future by reshaping a crucial historical event. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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TITLE: X-Men MPAA RATING: PG-13 CAST: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen. PLOT SUMMARY: Professor Charles Xavier (Mr. Stewart) and his team of mutants, the X-Men, want to use their...

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...within the mutant community, with Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) looking for a positive response and Magneto (Ian McKellen) leading violent opposition. First screening 10 tonight at Augusta Exchange, begins Friday at Aiken, Big Mo ONGOING...

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...trailer, available since April 7 at www.lordoftherings.net. It features footage of such stars as Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Liv Tyler and was downloaded by more than 1.67 million people worldwide in the first 24 hours of its debut. That's...

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Your ballot for the 74th annual Academy Awards

...Diary" Supporting Actor - Jim Broadbent, "Iris" - Ethan Hawke, "Training Day" - Ben Kingsley, "Sexy Beast" - Ian McKellen, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" - Jon Voight, "Ali" Supporting Actress - Jennifer Connelly...

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'Da Vinci' controversy continues as curtain goes up

...opened at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday with a black-tie premiere that brought stars Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen and Paul Bettany onto Cannes' famous red carpet. Beforehand, Howard answered questions about "Da Vinci" protests...

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