Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen is known for playing one of the greatest wizards in cinematic history as Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (What’s that? What Hobbit trilogy? Nice try – we both know that never happened. Good joke!) But the actor almost had the chance to play another beloved on-screen conjurer: Harry Potter’s Albus Dumbledore. It turns out the reason McKellen rejected the part was because of some beef he had with the original Dumbledore. Hit the jump to find out why Ian McKellen turned down Harry Potter.
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Sinbad Shazam Movie

Since it was April Fools’ Day over the weekend, a lot of stupid things happened on the internet. Thankfully, the prankster holiday wasn’t all garbage with Adult Swim having a surprise debut of the third season premiere of Rick and Morty. But when it comes to online jokes, College Humor may have taken the cake.

If you’ve spent any time reading about movies online, then you’ve probably heard about people claiming to have vivid memories of a movie called Shazam starring Sinbad as a genie. Your immediate thought may be that the movie they’re thinking of is called Kazaam, and it didn’t star Sinbad, but rather NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. But somehow there are still people who legitimately think they’ve seen this movie. Well, College Humor made them all honest by unearthing footage from this lost movie that never actually existed, featuring none other than the real Sinbad himself.

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer - Charlie Hunnam

Taking on the difficult task of opening the weekend after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Warner Bros. Pictures will attempt to wage war at the box office with their medieval action epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Initially, I only had a passing interest in this project from director Guy Ritchie, but this most recent trailer for the movie starring Charlie Hunnam as the titular king has officially piqued my interest. It’s like the fantasy action of Lord of the Rings mixed with the style of Sherlock Holmes with some Gladiator thrown in there for good measure, including Djimon Hounsou in the cast.

Watch the new King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer after the jump. Read More »

american gods opening titles

The old and the new gods will soon butt heads in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods. According to our own Jacob Hall, who saw the pilot at SXSW, their war gets off to a promising, bizarre and evocative start. Exactly one month before the rest of us get to see what co-creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have cooked up, Starz has released the hypnotic American Gods opening titles sequence.

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‘The Dark Tower’ Has Been Delayed Again

the dark tower release date

If everything had gone according to plan, we would have seen Nikolaj Arcel‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower by now. The film was originally scheduled for a January 13, 2017 release date before being pushed back to February 17. From there, it was pushed back to July 28. And now, it looks like the quest for reach Dark Tower has just gotten a little longer, as Sony has delayed the film once more.

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game of thrones season 7 trailer

We’ve reached the point of the year when Game of Thrones is supposed to be returning. Our bodies are ready, our minds sharp, our notebooks for keeping track of character names primed. But due to production delay necessary to film in colder weather (because winter has come and all), we still have a few months to wait. In the meantime, we can all sit back and enjoy this new Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Honest Trailer

This week brought the Harry Potter spin-off prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to Blu-ray and DVD, so fans can repeatedly watch what is intended to the first of a total of five movies that is intended to lead up to the famous wizard duel between Albus Dumbledore and the dark wizard Grindelwald.

The bad news is that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a rough start for this new franchise as the world of magic in the United States from decades ago is filled with mostly boring characters and a story that has quite the contrived connection to the rest of the Harry Potter universe. That makes it ripe for some jokes from the folks at Honest Trailers.

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dragonheart-4

Depending on your tolerance for cheesy fantasy movies, you’ll either be appalled or pleasantly surprised to know that Universal is still pumping out Dragonheart sequels. It’s been 21 years since the original movie hit theaters, but last year’s prequel, Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse, evidently did well enough to warrant keeping this franchise alive. Now we have the first trailer for the latest entry in the saga, Dragonheart 4: Battle for the Heartfire, and this one has enlisted the voice talents of Sir Patrick Stewart to voice the dragon. Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

Because box office is king, we’re getting another Pirates of the Caribbean movie whether we like it or not. The jury is still out as to whether this will be the last film in the franchise or if Disney is just on the verge of relieving Johnny Depp of his nautical duties as Captain Jack Sparrow and handing the film series off to new blood instead. All we know is Jack Sparrow’s past comes to haunt him when a pirate hunter (Javier Bardem) he cursed in his younger years comes back to get revenge on the rum-soaked pirate.

A new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer surfaced online this weekend, and while it features some bits that we already saw in the most recently released theatrical trailer, it also gives us some new moments with franchise newcomers Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites, as well as some information on where pirates fall on the necessity of pants.

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Ben Pearson’s Favorite Movies of All Time

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What’s up, /Film readers? My name is Ben Pearson, and I’m new here. Talking about movies is clearly a huge part of what we do on the site, so a fitting way for me to introduce myself is to present you with my 15 favorite films of all time so you can either appreciate or scoff at my choices. Let’s get started Read More »