Lord Of The Rings

The political messages in blockbuster movies

Andrew Blair Feature
Jul 20, 2016

From Forrest Gump and The Incredibles, through to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Muppets - exploring the politics of big films.

Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

Jordan Adcock Feature
Jun 23, 2016

The world of J.R.R. Tolkien, brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, continues to cast a shadow over fantasy cinema...

The Best Picture Oscar winners that had sequels

Simon Brew Feature
Feb 26, 2016

More Best Picture Oscar winners have had sequels than you may think. This lot, in fact...

Why are movie comedies getting so long?

Andrew Blair News
Feb 24, 2016

Is the movie comedy that pushes two hours and change really a modern problem? And why are so many comedies so long?

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 1 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 4, 2016

Episode one of ITV's new fantasy epic series, Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands, promises a fun ride ahead...

The Hobbit: Peter Jackson lifts lid on behind the scenes problems

Simon Brew News
Nov 20, 2015

“I just started shooting the movie with most of it not prepped at all” says Peter Jackson of The Hobbit...

32 videogames that brought actors back to iconic roles

Rob Leane Feature
Nov 19, 2015

From Ghostbusters 3 to a Firefly reunion, videogames are doing what movies can't...

Lord Of The Rings: Nicolas Cage turned down role of Aragorn

Simon Brew News
Oct 5, 2015

Nicolas Cage on why he turned down Lord Of The Rings, and his thoughts on The Wicker Man internet memes...

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...

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