Ian McKellen crashes a Hobbit screening, fans go wild

Whatever you think of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, something tells me you would have enjoyed it more had Gandalf stopped by. That's what happened to fans who saw the midnight opening of the movie in New York City's AMC Theater in Lincoln Square. » 12/17/13 6:40am 12/17/13 6:40am

Check out Magneto's new duds in X-Men: Days of Future Past

To clarify, it's the new outfit of the young Magneto, as revealed in Entertainment Weekly. While the chest armor looks a bit Batman-ish, it's still a nice mix of Magneto's comics outfit combined with the costume Ian McKellen wore in the original X-Men movies. Plus I think the dark purple is very nice. What do you… » 11/01/13 11:40am 11/01/13 11:40am

Sir Ian McKellen is your newest (and oldest) Sherlock Holmes

Ian McKellan will reteam with his Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon for A Slight Trick of the Mind, in which McKellen will play the retired detective Sherlock Holmes. Based on a novel by Mitch Cullin, Holmes must solve his greatest mystery of his career without Watson, and with declining mental faculties. » 9/05/13 10:40am 9/05/13 10:40am

Ian McKellan is about to marry Patrick Stewart

Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds, Sir Ian McKellan will be marrying Sir Patrick Stewart... to Stewart's fiancee, jazz singer Sunny Ozell, in their upcoming wedding ceremony. Because McKellan will be officiating it. I'm sorry, did you think I meant something else? » 3/19/13 8:43am 3/19/13 8:43am

Science fiction and fantasy icons look downright dashing in 19th…

Who would have guessed that Robert Downey, Jr. would look as rakish in a Russian General's uniform as he does in a suit of powered armor? » 5/07/12 2:38pm 5/07/12 2:38pm

Patrick Stewart Explains How Shakespeare Prepares You For Science…

Star Trek and Dune's Patrick Stewart just appeared on U.S. television in Hamlet, alongside former Doctor Who star David Tennant. And someone asked Stewart why his training as a Shakespearean actor prepared him to do science fiction. » 4/29/10 9:00am 4/29/10 9:00am

It's Not Too Late To Escape From "The Prisoner"

The remake of the 1960s' trippiest program, The Prisoner, starts airing tonight — and instead of an acid trip, it feels like you've taken one of those psychoactive drugs that makes time slow almost to a halt. » 11/15/09 1:00pm 11/15/09 1:00pm