Ian McKellen

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    'The Hobbit' Is a Never-Ending Story

    Peter Jackson's first installment of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic unexpectedly covers little ground

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Best of the Fest: Best Worst Film at AIFF

    ‚ÄčThe titular "character" of Michael Stephenson's documentary is Troll 2, the forgettable 1990 horror flick starring Stephenson as a young boy trying to save his family from plant-eating monsters. Actually, that's inaccurate, because Troll 2 is remembered fondly by a legion of nerds who love the mo ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Gay Heroes

    Got any? If so, be sure to vote for 'em at The Advocate's 40th Anniversary Heroes poll. Forty GLBT faces will be selected for the anniv. issue. Some folks on the list: Elton John, Ian McKellen, Harvey Milk, and former OC boy, the Rev. Mel White.

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    New Reviews

    Cocaine Cowboys; Flushed Away; The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause; Umrao Jaan

  • Columns

    June 1, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    May 24 - May 30

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Lucky X III

    The third X-Men is a charm for comic fans

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Cracked Code

    Da Vincis leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    After the Crash

    2006 Newport Beach Film Festival has a tough act to follow

    Revised for the Web!

  • Film

    February 23, 2006

    New Reviews

    Dirty, Doogal, Madea's Family Reunion, Running Scared, Taxi 9211

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Loonies unbound in Grizzly Man and Asylum

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    Smug In Hell

    Amy Freed takes on the Salem Witch Trials

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    When Big Gets Bigger

    X2 is everything its cracked up to beand less!

  • Film

    December 26, 2002


    Jacksons The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Worlds of Wonder

    Rings soars, Monsters whores, Majestic bores