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Ian McKellen

A Study in Mortality

by Ann Morrow August 6, 2015

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  “The deerstalker? I’ve never worn one.” So says Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), and he would know. His Japanese host (Hiroyuki Sanada) is disappointed to learn that the most beloved facts about the famous sleuth (no ...

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Cash Monster

by Ann Morrow December 19, 2013

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  Smaug the dragon is the fearsome evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, written before his Lord of the Rings epic and intended for a younger readership. Yet in The Desolation of Smaug, part two of ...

Back There Again

by Ann Morrow December 20, 2012

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  There is a marvelous passage, early in Tolkien’s The Hobbit, where Bilbo Baggins, reluctant host to a company of dwarves who are talking and singing of their lost riches, is suddenly seized with a jealous ...