Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

Cinema Review – Mr Holmes

In the twilight years of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has retired to Sussex, where he lives with his housekeeper Mrs Monro (Laura Linney) and her son Roger (Milo Parker). Determined to defeat the ravage of age on his mind, and to remember the details of the final case he took, the one that drove him out of the career he loved so much, Holmes strikes up an unusual friendship with the young child living so close to him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

In the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) finds himself dealing with a Thorin (Richard Armitage) driven mad with greed, the people of Laketown flee from the fearsome Smaug, and the entire company faces threats from within, and without. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past


In the not too distant future, a war between mutants and humans has devastated the world, and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) traces the war back to a single event in the past. The Professor, along with Magneto (Ian McKellen), devises a way for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time, to end the war before it even begins. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

We return to Middle Earth as Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the company of dwarves face the Mirkwood and journey onwards to the Lonely Mountain. Their quest remains the same; to reclaim the dwarf homeland and defeat Smaug, the usurping dragon. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

Warning: Spoilers!

Sixty years before his nephew set out to rid the world of the One True Ring, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) was enlisted as a ‘burglar’ to help the dwarves win back their rightful home from the evil dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). The first leg of their journey tells the story of goblins, trolls, hobbits and a mysterious creature known as Gollum (Andy Serkis). Continue reading

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