X2: X-Men United (2003)

Released: May 2, 2003. Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry. Runtime: 134 min. Featuring one of the most impressive and compelling opening sequences of the franchise, X2: X-Men United just gets better from there. What a cool way to introduce the Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), too. It sets up the plot [...]

X-Men (2000)

Released: July 14, 2000. Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. Runtime: 104 min. Bryan Singer brings some great direction to the first film in the X-Men franchise. He directs some action scenes with a great intensity. Opening with a great scene for the character of Magneto (the film's main antagonist), [...]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Released: December 13, 2013. Directed by: Peter Jackson. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage. Runtime: 161 min. Many thought "The Hobbit" franchise would have peaked with the first chapter, last year's "An Unexpected Journey," but that isn't the case. Some may not find out because this made about $11 million less at the box [...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Release Date: December 14, 2012 Director: Peter Jackson Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Runtime: 169 min Tagline: From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends A curious Hobbit of The Shire, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is confronted by the magnificent wizard, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), who wonders [...]