As Sauron's evil threatens the whole of Middle-Earth, Frodo and Sam edge nearer to Mount Doom while the Fellowship must defend the human city of Minas Tirith in Peter Jackson's third and final instalment of the Tolkein trilogy.
In his first starring role, Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters) gives a sensational performance as D.H. Lawrence in the impressively mounted and acted biopic (Variety) Priest of Love. After the English government burns copies of The Rainbow, Lawrence continues through his exodus around the world, joined by his combative wife Frieda (Janet Suzman). From his destructive sojourn to the American Southwest, to an earth-shaking visit to Oaxaca, and finishing with his erotic adventures in Italy, Priest of Love provides a colorful and insightful portrait of Lawrence's life and art. Featuring an excellent supporting cast of Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith and John Gielgud. Special Features: Christopher Miles: Early Career Featurette Chistopher Miles: Priest of Love and D.H. Lawrence Featurette The Way We Got it Together - A Documentary on the Making of the Film Christopher Miles Interviews Ian McKellen Bloopers Trailers Stills Gallery
One Book. One Ring. One World Reclaim the Ring! Ringers: Lord Of The Fans humorously unfurls the true tale of how J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord Of The Rings has influenced pop culture for 50 years; a powerhouse story that enthralls millions of 'Ringers' across cultures and across time. Narrated by star of the film trilogy Dominic Monaghan this award-winning and groundbreaking film traces the impact of Tolkien's new mythology with eye-popping visuals
Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers-the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rouge absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian ...
Extended version of the last of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson's prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Set in Middle-Earth 60 years before events in 'The Lord of the Rings', the story follows the adventures of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who, at the instigation of the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), suddenly finds himself co-opted into joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to help reclaim the lost kingdom of the Lonely Mountain from the clutches of Smaug the dragon (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch). In this film, Bilbo, Thorin and the other Dwarves have unintentionally released Smaug from the Lonely Mountain and endangered the residents of Lake-town. Bilbo has to make a difficult decision when Thorin puts his desire to find the royal jewel Arkenstone before his loyalty to his friends. Meanwhile, Gandalf discovers that the evil Sauron has returned, commanding a horde of Orcs to attack the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo and his friends must fight for their survival as five armies meet in battle. The rest of the cast includes Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Christopher Lee.
Marvel comics fans rejoice! X-Men (Dir. Bryan Singer 2000): Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen) who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist unveils his sinister plan for the future... X-Men 2 (Dir. Bryan Singer 2003): Mutants continue their struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack in The White House by an as yet undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for a Mutant Registration Act and an anti-mutant movement now led by William Stryker (Brian Cox) a wealthy former Army commander who is rumored to have experimented on mutants. Stryker's mutant work is somehow tied to Logan's mysterious and forgotten past. As Wolverine searches for clues to his origin Stryker puts into motion his anti-mutant program - launching an attack on Xavier's mansion. Magneto newly escaped from his plastic prison proposes a partnership with the X-Men to combat their common and formidable enemy: Stryker. With the fates of Xavier mankind - and mutantkind - in their hands the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever! Daredevil: Director's Cut (Dir. Mark Steven Johnson 2003): When justice is blind it knows no fear. 30 minutes of never before seen footage seamlessly edited back into the film creating a whole new sub-plot featuring a brand new character! Ben Affleck is Matt Murdock a.k.a Daredevil. As a young boy he lost his sight in a chemical accident which left him with his other senses superhumanly enhanced (and some incredible acrobatic skills). Flash forward and Matt is working by day as a pro bono lawyer (with partner Jon Favreau) and by night as a righteous avenger. The plot sees New York supercriminal Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan) calling on Irish assassin Bullseye (Colin Farrell) to take care of some business involving the father of Jennifer Garner's Elektra (with whom Matt falls head over heels in love). Daredevil is a shadowy comic book fantasy that provides plenty of fast-paced high-kicking action. Elektra (Dir. Rob Bowman 2005): Looks can kill. From the pages of Marvel Comics creator of 'X-Men' and 'Spider-Man' comes 'Elektra'. In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance... Elektra (Garner) is a strong mysterious and sexy action heroine; a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds Elektra has severed all ties with the world living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction or destroy her...
Marvel Comics' team of mutant superheroes The X-Men return in a sequel to the blockbuster hit of 2001.
On 29th May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and a Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to conquer Mount Everest the highest place on earth and in so doing became heroes across the world. The climb under the auspices of the British Empire was led by Colonel John Hunt a true British gentleman. This fascinating programme is the definitive account of one of the last truly great 20th century explorers and adventurers for which Edmund Hillary has granted exclusive access to his letters and photographs and shares deeply personal feelings about the triumphs and tragedies of his life including the deaths of his wife and daughter in an air crash in 1975.
Marvel Comics' team of mutant superheroes The X-Men return in a sequel to the blockbuster hit of 2001.
X-Men 2 picks up almost directly where X-Men left off: misguided super-villain Magneto (Ian McKellen) is still a prisoner of the US government, heroic bad-boy Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is up in Canada investigating his mysterious origin, and the events at Liberty Island (which occurred at the conclusion of X-Men) have prompted a rethink in official policy towards mutants--the proposed Mutant Registration Act has been shelved by US Congress. Into this scenario pops wealthy former army commander William Stryker, a man with the President's ear and a personal vendetta against all mutant-kind in general, and the X-Men's leader Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in particular. Once he sets his plans in motion, the X-Men must team-up with their former enemies Magneto and Mystique (Rebecca Romjin-Stamos), as well as some new allies (including Alan Cumming's gregarious, blue-skinned German mutant, Nightcrawler). The phenomenal global success of X-Men meant that director Bryan Singer had even more money to spend on its sequel, and it shows. Not only is the script better (there's significantly less cheesy dialogue than the original), but the action and effects are also even more stupendous--from Nightcrawler's teleportation sequence through the White House to a thrilling aerial dogfight featuring mutants-vs-missiles to a military assault on the X-Men's school/headquarters to the final showdown at Stryker's sub-Arctic headquarters. Yet at no point do the effects overtake the film or the characters. Moreso than the original, this is an ensemble piece, allowing each character in its even-bigger cast at least one moment in the spotlight (in fact, the cast credits don't even run until the end of the film). And that, perhaps, is part of its problem (though it's a slight one): with so much going on, and nary a recap of what's come before, it's a film that could prove baffling to anyone who missed the first instalment. But that's just a minor quibble--X-Men 2 is that rare thing, a sequel that's actually superior to its predecessor. --Robert Burrow
Othello: Trevor Nunn's masterful interpretation of William Shakespeare's Othello stars Ian McKellan as the conniving treacherous Iago. Othello (acclaimed operatic bass Willard White) is a Moroccan nobleman whose marriage to the lovely and loyal Desdemona is untroubled by jealousy or conflict. That is until his trusted confidante Iago who is envious of Othello's happiness begins to scheme against the couple and ultimately incites a jealous rage in the honorable aristocrat. O
Bee Movie (2007): Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) a bee who has just graduated from college is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive Barry's life is saved by Vanessa (Renee Zellweger) a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms he discovers humans actually eat honey and subsequently decides to sue us. Antz (1998): With a superstar cast and breakthrough visual effects DreamWorks' spectacular comedy adventure ANTZ became 'king of the hill' with audiences and movie critics alike. Everyone digz ANTZ! Life is no picnic for Z a small worker with some very big ideas whose chances of landing the beautiful Princess Bala are literally one in a billion. But when Z convinces his soldier ant buddy Weaver to switch places with him his simple life takes a wild turn. From his battles in the termite war to his search for 'Insectopia' Z's adventures land him in a final confrontation with the ruthless General Mandible who has planned to liquidate the colony. Once the most insignificant of workers Z may just turn out to be the biggest hero of them all. Flushed Away (2006): Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust ""society mouse"" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the ""whirlpool."" Sid may be an ignorant slob but he's no fool so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out or rather up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and speaking of trouble the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally making no distinction between mice and rats - wants them iced...literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats Spike and Whitey to get the job done. When they fail the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin - that dreaded mercenary Le Frog.
The Prisoner: The Ultimate Set
Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most influential leaders this century. Perhaps more than any other he alone represented Great Britain at its very finest. Churchill was an aristocrat who possessed the common touch a brilliant orator a great writer and an inspiring leader whose un-yielding courage helped shape the course of world history. The voice of Churchill one of the most famous and easily identifiable in history still today evokes visions of determination for a free world and this film is a vivid portrait which takes you through his life and turbulent years spoken by the great man himself.
Another masked avenger is reincarnated as a big budget movie. Idle playboy Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), schooled in Tibetan mysticism, fights crime in late '30s New York while wearing a natty hat and false beak. He finds time to romance telepathic sweetie Margo Lane (Penelope Miller), whose crusty old scientist Dad (Ian McKellen) has just invented an atom bomb which is in danger of falling into the hands of Shiwan Khan (John Lone), conquest-happy last descendent of Genghis Khan.Director Russell Mulcahy turns out the regulation death traps (a locked chamber filling with water, a bomb timer which ticks away during the climax) and the Shadow breezes through via nifty "invisible" effects. It evokes the conventions and charms of 1930s' pulp fiction in rather more nostalgic mode than Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, and adds little of its own attitude, although a sly camp sensibility (notably in the extremely chi-chi Tim Curry and John Lone as the villains) goes for snickering at the expense of tension. A pleasant, eye-pleasing movie but, after the super-heroic likes of Batman, The Crow and The Mask, the merely mysterious Shadow seems somewhat grandfatherly and remote. --Kim Newman
Brian, Dougal, Florence and friends return in a big-screen adventure of the classic cult TV series.
Ian McKellen stars in this intriguing tale as a man who finds an audio tape telling him that he is about to be murdered!
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