Ian McKellen News

Following the posters leading up to the full-length trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which will debut tomorrow, USA Today has released four new images featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Alfrid (Ryan Gage), Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry) and a massive troll.Unlike Peter Jackson's previous Hobbit and Lord of the Ring movies, the main characters in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies have no journey ahead of them."(It) doesn't have any of that.

'Hobbit 3' Posters and Banners Tease Key Action Scenes After a beautifully executed series of 9 character posters released throughout last week, we now get two more posters and three banners teasing key action sequences from the upcoming trilogy ending sequel The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.Gandalf (Ian McKellen) lies amongst the rubble of war, bleeding from the head as Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) comforts him with a kiss in both a poster and a banner. In the second poster, we see Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, who has become obsessed with his reclaimed treasure as the Orcs march towards the Lonely Mountain.

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Miramax Acquires US Distribution Rights to Mr. Holmes, Starring Ian McKellen

comingsoon.net – Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr. Holmes stars Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings" and "X-Men" films) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages). 12 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen

Watch the First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

12:21 PM 7/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won't march into theaters until December 17, but the marketing campaign for the final installment in director Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has already begun -- and now the film's first trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con, has made its way online.

New in Theaters: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Blended’

10:26 PM 5/23/2014 by Logan Falk
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This weekend may see something spectacular happen—the Phoenix-like rebirth (pun only slightly intended) of a franchise with a shaky past, as Marvel takes a potential huge step forward with the X-Men series. To make sure this weekend isn’t too exciting, however, this phenomenon is tempered by the release of another Adam Sandler comedy.

Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Might Shoot Too Often, But At Least It Aims High

3:03 PM 5/23/2014 by Jeff Giles
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It isn't perfect, and it's probably not a very good entry point for anybody unfamiliar with the film series and its comics counterparts, but for a movie that sends an enormous cast hurling around the world and across time, X-Men: Days of Future Past does a pretty darn impressive job of never losing sight of its plot.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past:" Best-Ever "X-Men" Scores Best-Ever Box Office

9:39 AM 5/23/2014 by Senh Duong
Hugh Jackman in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
A couple of days ago, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the sequel to “X-Men: First Class” that unites popular cast members from the entire franchise, scored a near perfect 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. I was thinking it can’t possibly stay that high by the time it opens today; my prediction was mid to high 80s.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Scores 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, But Will It Hold?

9:44 PM 5/21/2014 by Senh Duong
"X-Men: Days of Future Past"
When Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” was released in 2000 and was both commercially successful and critically acclaimed, it launched a franchise that also spawned two spin-offs. The first of which was “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” focusing on the series’ most popular character. The second was “X-Men: First Class,” which goes back to a time when the mutants were younger and figuring things out.

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First Reactions To X-Men: Days Of Future Past Are Superb

wegotthiscovered.com – Press screenings for X-Men: Days of Future Past took place this week in preparation for the upcoming junket, and now, the first reactions have emerged via Twitter, as they always do. As you’ll see below, there seems to be unanimous praise for the film, with every single Tweet exclaiming how incredible and amazing it is.

29 weeks 12 hours ago via theothersenhman
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CANNES: Laura Linney Joins Ian McKellan in ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’

variety.com – Laura Linney is joining Ian McKellan in Bill Condon’s Sherlock Holmes tale “A Slight Trick of the Mind.” The casting marks the fourth collaboration between Condon and Linney, who starred in “Kinsey,” “The Fifth Estate” and the pilot episode of “The Big C.” FilmNation is handling foreign sales. Linney will play Mrs. 29 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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