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Ian McKellen

  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    New X-Men Meet Old X-Men for More Talk Than Fun

    Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.

  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Is Everything the Last One Wasn't

    This Hobbit dwarfs its sleepy-eyed predecessor.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    BP Just Wants To Be Loved (And To Not Pay For The Gulf Oil Spill)

    The folks over at British Petroleum want the world to know they feel real bad about that explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010. Last week, the company even took out a nice-sized ad in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, saying as much. ... More >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    Slouching Toward Erebor

    The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Anyone Else Underwhelmed By The Hobbit Trailer?

    Can Peter Jackson top this? I doubt it.​The trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dropped like Boromir after taking a few Uruk-hai arrows yesterday. The first of Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy doesn't hit theaters until ... More >>

  • Film

    December 6, 2007

    The Golden Compass

    Avoiding its anti-dogma roots, Golden Compass veers off-course

  • Home Entertainment

    August 31, 2006
  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Lucky XIII

    The third X-Men is a charm for comics fans

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Cracked Code

    Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Ring It In

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all

  • Film

    December 18, 2003

    Bow Down

    The Return of the King rules

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Violent Femmes

    Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Orc Chops

    The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film

  • Film

    December 20, 2001

    In the Baggins

    We're off to see the wonderful wizards of The Lord of the Rings

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Mystery Men

    Comic-book characters remain two-dimensional in the special effects-laden X-Men

  • Film

    December 17, 1998

    Whale's Tale

    Gods and Monsters traces a gay film director's complex life

  • Film

    June 6, 1996

    Deft and Daft

    A willful heroine warms Cold Comfort Farm

  • Film

    March 21, 1996
  • Film

    February 1, 1996

    Crippled Inside

    Shakespeare's most malevolent monarch is marvelously remade for the movies

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