Lord Of The Rings

Movie sequels and the old 65% rule

Simon Brew Feature Sep 15, 2015

It's not that long ago that a sequel that did 65% of the original's business was deemed a success. Tell that to Spider-Man today...

Why Ian McKellen turned down Mission: Impossible II

Simon Brew News Jul 21, 2015

"You can't say no to working with Tom Cruise", said Ian McKellen's agent. One day later, Gandalf and Magneto came calling...

Remembering Christopher Lee

Simon Brew Feature Jun 12, 2015

We bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Christopher Lee, and salute some of his best roles...

What films should be expanded into shared universes?

James Clayton Feature May 16, 2015

Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...

Richard Armitage interview: The Hobbit; Captain America

Duncan Bowles Interview Jun 16, 2015

We chat to Richard Armitage about The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies and Captain America...

The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

Andrew Blair Feature Apr 21, 2015

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

Middle-earth: ranking Peter Jackson's films in quality order

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 27, 2015

From An Unexpected Journey to The Return Of The King, we rank the six films that make up the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

20 serious movie scenes that are unintentionally hilarious

Phoebe-Jane Boyd Feature Mar 24, 2015

When (why, and how) tragedy becomes comedy – 20 scenes from cinema that induce tears of laughter instead of sorrow...

The importance of editing in the movies

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 16, 2015

What happens when the editor doesn’t get to do their job, from The Hobbit, through to Harry Potter?

Peter Jackson on why he won't do a Marvel movie

Simon Brew News Dec 22, 2014

After completing The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson maligns the fact that the movie industry "has kind of lost its way".