RICHARD III
1995, Park Circus, 104 min, UK, Dir: Richard Loncraine

Shakespeare’s most villainous monarch is right at home in pre-WWII England in this boldly reimagined tale of Richard III’s murderous rise to power. Ian McKellen brings his acclaimed Royal National Theatre performance to the big screen, with stellar support from Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith. Some of Britain’s most iconic buildings are inventively repurposed here; the film’s audacious visual style earned Oscar nominations for art direction and costume design.


THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
2012, Warner Bros., 169 min, USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

This first film in an epic three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's famed fantasy novel follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he leads a group of dwarves to liberate Lonely Mountain from a dragon. Many of the actors from director Peter Jackson's acclaimed LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy reprise their roles here.


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
2003, Warner Brothers, 201 min, Dir: Peter Jackson

The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.


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