Tag: Ian McKellen

Animal Crackers (2017) 5.5

Animal Crackers (2017)

Owen Huntington's life is one continuous loop of work, eat, and sleep. A loop that keeps him from ever seeing his wife Zoe, or his three-year-old daughter MacKenzie. A loop that is sure to kill him. Then, one day, Owen d...

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000) 6.9

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, ...

Scandal-1989 6.5

Scandal-1989

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of t...

Cold Comfort Farm-1995 7.2

Cold Comfort Farm-1995

In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred pounds sterling a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone o...

The Good Liar-2019 6.5

The Good Liar-2019

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find hi...

Swept from the Sea-1997 6.8

Swept from the Sea-1997

The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, eve...

Neverwas-2005 6.6

Neverwas-2005

A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, he encounters a schizophrenic w...

Miss in Her Teens-2014 7

Miss in Her Teens-2014

Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, cour...

Gods and Monsters-1998 7.4

Gods and Monsters-1998

The story of James Whale, the Director of Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), in the time period following the Korean War. Whale was homosexual, and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine...

X-Men-2000 7.4

X-Men-2000

In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Professor Charles Xavier, who owns a s...

Six Degrees of Separation-1993 6.8

Six Degrees of Separation-1993

New Yorkers Ouisa and Flan Kittredge are upper-class private art dealers, pretentious, but compassionate. Their prized possession is a double-sided Kandinsky: one side represents control; the other, chaos. They relay a s...

X2: X-Men United-2003 7.4

X2: X-Men United-2003

Several months have passed since the X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassi...

All Is True-2018 6.1

All Is True-2018

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare....

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-2012 7.8

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-2012

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen...

The Da Vinci Code-2006 6.6

The Da Vinci Code-2006

Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from Director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Pari...

The Shadow-1994 6.1

The Shadow-1994

Based on the 1930's pulp fiction and radio drama series, this movie pits the hero against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city ransom using an atomic bomb. Using his powers of i...

X-Men: The Last Stand-2006 6.7

X-Men: The Last Stand-2006

When a "cure" is created, which apparently can turn any mutant into a "normal" human being, there is outrage amongst the mutant community. While some mutants do like the idea of a "cure", including Rogue, many mutants fi...

Richard III-1995 7.4

Richard III-1995

William Shakespeare's classic play is brought into the present with the setting as Great Britian in the 1930s. Civil war has erupted with the House of Lancaster on one side, claiming the right to the British throne and h...

Dougal-2005 5.2

Dougal-2005

Dougal, a shaggy, candy-loving puppy, embarks on a dangerous journey with a group of friends in an effort to imprison their oppressor, the evil ice sorcerer Zeebad (Zebedee's evil twin). The world is placed in mortal dan...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-2013 7.8

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-2013

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human s...

Flushed Away-2006 6.6

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 ...

Restoration-1995 6.6

Restoration-1995

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of a spaniel dear to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of ...

Stardust-2007 7.6

Stardust-2007

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, ...

The Golden Compass-2007 6.1

The Golden Compass-2007

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure ...

McKellen: Playing the Part-2017 7.4

McKellen: Playing the Part-2017

Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen....

Apt Pupil-1998 6.7

Apt Pupil-1998

Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker (Sir Ian Mackellan) is a Nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go t...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies-2014 7.4

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies-2014

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from...