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The best Stephen King movies … ranked!

With It Chapter Two out next month, plus the news that an adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is back on track, we count down the finest big-screen versions of King’s terrifying tales

Cujo arguably has more thrills. Apt Pupil certainly has more chills. But with his sole directorial effort, Stephen King – that great chronicler of retro Americana – somehow made the perfect drive-in movie: a silly, slapdash nightmare of murderous vehicles and appliances attacking hysterical patrons (including a bewildered Emilio Estevez) at a truck stop.
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Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character

Olivia Munn Got Frustrated With How Little Bryan Singer Knew About Her ‘X-Men’ Character
Olivia Munn worked with Bryan Singer on 20th Century Fox’s 2016 superhero tentpole “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which she starred as the villainous mutant Psylocke. The movie was a bomb with film critics and fans, and apparently making the film wasn’t exactly pleasant for Munn. During a recent video interview with GQ (via The Playlist), Munn said that it was frustrating working with Singer and “Apocalypse” screenwriter Simon Kinberg because they knew next to nothing about her mutant character.

“When I was doing ‘X-Men,’ I was actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin brother,” Munn said. “And I had to talk to them about a lot of different things about Psylocke and some other parts of the world that they didn’t even know, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.”

Munn isn’t the only “X-Men” cast member
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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’

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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’
Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK, McKellen first came to prominence on the stage, appearing in a number of classic plays from the likes of Anton Chekhov and William Shakespeare (including an acclaimed production of “Richard III” that he brought to the screen in 1995). His performance as Salieri in the 1981 production of “Amadeus” brought him a Tony award as Best Actor in a Play.

See‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ voted Best Picture of 2000s

McKellen appeared in films sporadically throughout this period, earning his first starring role in “Priest of Love” in 1981. He became increasingly recognizable onscreen throughout the 1990s,
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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK, McKellen first came to prominence on the stage, appearing in a number of classic plays from the likes of Anton Chekhov and William Shakespeare (including an acclaimed production of “Richard III” that he brought to the screen in 1995). His performance as Salieri in the 1981 production of “Amadeus” brought him a Tony award as Best Actor in a Play.

McKellen appeared in films sporadically throughout this period, earning his first starring role in “Priest of Love” in 1981. He became increasingly recognizable onscreen throughout the 1990s, earning his first Oscar nomination when he was 59-years-old: Best Actor for “Gods and Monsters
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X-Men:Dark Phoenix Star Sophie Turner Claims Director Bryan Singer Was Unpleasant

Hey, Marvel fans. We've got some pretty interesting X-Men set news for you guys today. This one is in reference to the big, upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix main star Sophie Turner. She's playing The young Dr. Jean Grey in the flick. According to the folks over at Indiewire.com, Sophie revealed in a recent Rolling Stone interview that she found her experience of working with director Bryan Singer on the "X-Men: Apocalypse" movie to be unpleasant. Sophie made her first appearance as the young Dr. Jean Grey in The Apocalypse movie. In her statement about Bryan Singer, Sophie didn't go into specifics as to what made him unpleasant to work with. Instead, she gave an analogy of sorts. She stated,"There’s a lot of Sansa in me. You go into something and you think it’s going to be a huge dream, and then you figure out, ‘Oh, wait.
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Sophie Turner: Working With Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men’ Was ‘Unpleasant’

Sophie Turner: Working With Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men’ Was ‘Unpleasant’
Nearly two months after Rami Malek spoke critically of working with Bryan Singer on the set of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner is doing the same about her time working with the filmmaker on the superhero tentpole “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner made her debut as the “X-Men” character Jean Grey in the film. In a new cover story with Rolling Stone, Turner is asked about working with Singer and bluntly answers: “Our time together was, like Rami said, unpleasant.”

Singer was accused of sexual misconduct by five men in a report published by The Atlantic in January. The allegations were the latest in a long timeline of sexual harassment and abuse claims made against Singer that dates back to at least 1997, when the director was sued during the making of “Apt Pupil” for allegedly filming minors naked without permission. Prior to the Rolling Stone interview, Turner had not
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Ian McKellen Apologizes for Controversial Comments on Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer's Alleged Abuse

Ian McKellen Apologizes for Controversial Comments on Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer's Alleged Abuse
Ian McKellen is apologizing after he made controversial comments about the sexual assault allegations that have been leveled against Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer.

The 79-year-old actor released a statement on Twitter on Saturday, saying that his comments were “wrong.”

“As part of an extended podcast recently, I suggested that if closeted people were instead open about their sexuality they wouldn’t abuse others. That, of course, is wrong,” he wrote. “My intention was to encourage the Lgbt audience I was addressing, to be proud and open about their sexuality. In doing so, my point was clumsily expressed. I would never,
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Ian McKellen: Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer Committed Alleged Abuse Because They Were Closeted

Ian McKellen: Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer Committed Alleged Abuse Because They Were Closeted
Ian McKellen has taken a controversial stance regarding the sexual assault allegations leveled against Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer.

During a recent live recording of the #QueerAF podcast, the 79-year-old actor was asked to share his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, with the interviewer specifically mentioning Spacey and Singer, both of whom McKellen has worked with in the past.

“With the couple of names you mentioned of people I worked with, both of them were in the closet,” the openly gay actor said. “Hence all their problems as people and their relationship with other people. If they had been able
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Ian McKellen: Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer Allegedly Abused Others Because They ‘Were in the Closet’

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Ian McKellen: Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer Allegedly Abused Others Because They ‘Were in the Closet’
Ian McKellen is making some controversial comments about the sexual assault allegations his former colleagues Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer both face.

“Both of them were in the closet,” he said on a recent live recording of the #QueerAF podcast during National Student Pride 2019. “Hence all their problems as people and their relationships with other people. If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’re being accused.”

Starring as the villain Magneto, McKellen worked with director Singer on several films in the “X-Men” franchise and starred in his 1998 movie “Apt Pupil.” He interacted with Spacey while the accused actor served as the artistic director at the Old Vic Theatre in London, a venue that uncovered 20 accounts of alleged inappropriate behavior during Spacey’s tenure from 2003-2015.

While speaking about the #MeToo movement, McKellen said
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Ian McKellen Says Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey Alleged Abuse Was the Result of Being Closeted Gay Men

Ian McKellen Says Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey Alleged Abuse Was the Result of Being Closeted Gay Men
Ian McKellen shared some controversial opinions about Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer during a recent appearance on the #QueerAF podcast (via USA Today). McKellen has worked with both Spacey and Singer throughout his career but had yet to comment publicly on the sexual abuse allegations against them. When asked about the allegations, McKellen argued both men turned to abuse because they were not out as gay men at the time.

“Most of them were in the closet,” McKellen said. “Hence, all their problems as people and their relationship with other people. If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.”

Spacey came out as gay in his apology after first being accused of sexual misconduct by “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp. McKellen was asked whether or not it was possible for
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Red Sonja Reboot Movie Shelved After Latest Bryan Singer Accusations

Joseph Baxter Feb 11, 2019

While Millennium Films had big plans to reboot Red Sonja with controversy-mired director Bryan Singer.

Red Sonja has been forced to put down her proverbial sword of a reboot movie, due to the insurmountable controversy surrounding appointed film director Bryan Singer.

Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, which had put the Red Sonja reboot movie into development last September, has confirmed that it’s taking the project off its slate, as revealed via Deadline at Berlin’s European Film Market. The film, was, up until now, set to roll cameras for a shoot in Bulgaria sometime in 2019. While Singer has yet to be formally removed, Red Sonja is getting put on the back burner while the studio reassesses things.

The reason for the move is likely already apparent to anyone who’s been following the ongoing saga of the various sexual misconduct accusations levelled against Singer, the latest
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Bryan Singer’s ‘Red Sonja’ Movie Delayed Amid Controversy

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Millennium Films has delayed shooting Bryan Singer’s “Red Sonja” movie this year in the wake of recent accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him.

“The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin,” a spokeswoman for Avi Lerner’s studio said.

Millennium had been planning to shoot “Red Sonja” in Bulgaria this year, but has dropped plans to do so, she also said.

The latest development comes two weeks after Lerner, the longtime Millennium chairman, brushed off a report in the Atlantic in which the “Bohemian Rhapsody” director was accused of inappropriate groping and sexual relationships with four young men.

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen,” Lerner said at the time. “I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality,
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BAFTA Awards Removes Bryan Singer’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nom Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

BAFTA Awards Removes Bryan Singer’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nom Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
Bohemian Rhapsody” may be competing for seven BAFTA Awards at this Sunday’s ceremony, but director Bryan Singer is no longer nominated. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has officially removed Singer’s name from the “Bohemian Rhapsody” nomination for Best British Film following new allegations of sexual misconduct against the director. In a report published January 23 by The Atlantic, five men came forward with claims Singer acted inappropriately with them when they were underage boys.

“In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been suspended, effective immediately,” BAFTA said in a statement.

“BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values,” the statement continues. “This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until
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All Rami Malek Can Say About Working With Bryan Singer Is ‘It Was Not Pleasant, Not at All’

All Rami Malek Can Say About Working With Bryan Singer Is ‘It Was Not Pleasant, Not at All’
Most Oscar pundits agree this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor is going to either Christian Bale for “Vice” or Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The latter has already taken home a Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award, and should he win the Oscar later this month he might become the first actor to do so after publicly distancing himself from his director. Speaking at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (via Vulture), Malek said he was restricted from fully speaking his mind about Singer, but he did share one critical dig.

“In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all,” Malek told the audience during a Q&A. “And that’s about what I can say about it at this point. For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don’t think
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Rami Malek Opens Up About Bohemian Rhapsody Director Bryan Singer: 'My Situation Was Not Pleasant'

Rami Malek Opens Up About Bohemian Rhapsody Director Bryan Singer: 'My Situation Was Not Pleasant'
Rami Malek is opening up about the allegations against director Bryan Singer.

While speaking at a discussion at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg, Malek was asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct against the Bohemian Rhapsody director — all of which Singer has vehemently denied.

“My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I’ve heard and what is out there,” Malek, 37, said. “It’s awful, it’s remarkable that this happens. I can appreciate so much what they’ve been through and how
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Bryan Singer Will Still Direct ‘Red Sonja’ Despite New Allegations

Bryan Singer Will Still Direct ‘Red Sonja’ Despite New Allegations
Bryan Singer will keep his $10 million dollar “Red Sonja” directing gig with Millennium Films despite a recent resurgence of sexual misconduct allegations. A statement from producer Avi Lerner responded to a recent Atlantic exposé alleging years of abuse of underage boys at the hands of the director, including accounts from two previously unreported victims. Four men told The Atlantic that Singer was explicitly sexual with them in the 1990s.

“I continue to be in development for Reed Sojna,” Lerner wrote, misspelling the movie’s title. “And Bryan Singer continues to be attached.” The statement comes on the heels of another announcement, this time by Lgbt media watchdog group GLAAD, which took Singer’s film “Bohemian Rhapsody” out of the running for its annual awards following the Atlantic piece.

Lerner, for his part, revealed in thinly veiled language that he is solely motivated by money.

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed,
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Bryan Singer Is Still Directing Red Sonja Despite Latest Sexual Assault Allegations

Millennium Films has decided that they will continue to work on Red Sonja with Bryan Singer. Just this week, the director had four more men come forward with allegations of sexual assault that occurred in the late 1990s when they were all minors. Singer denies these allegations, along with the several other allegations against him dating back to 1997. Singer was famously fired from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody with only weeks left to go and retained his directing credit despite alleged erratic behavior.

Red Sonja producer Avi Lerner stood up for Bryan Singer in a recently released statement. When it comes down to it, the blockbuster success of Bohemian Rhapsody had a lot to do with the decision. Many people in the entertainment industry have been removed from projects for far less, but Singer seems to be doing okay. Lerner had this to say.

"I continue to be in development
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Bryan Singer Will Keep ‘Red Sonja’ Directing Gig Despite New Accusations

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Millennium Films has confirmed that Bryan Singer remains attached to direct the upcoming “Red Sonja” despite new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him.

Variety on Thursday obtained a statement from Millennium Chairman and producer Avi Lerner that brushed off a report in the Atlantic in which the “Bohemian Rhapsody” director is accused of inappropriate groping and sexual relationships with four young men.

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen,” Lerner said. “I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise.”

The Atlantic article quoted a man who said he was a 13-year-old extra on the Singer film “Apt Pupil” when the director fondled his genitals without consent. One unidentified accuser alleged they had
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Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Bryan Singer will keep is job as director of Millennium Films’ upcoming reboot of “Red Sonja,” despite new accusations by four men who say Singer had sex with them when they were still underage.

“I continue to be in development for Red Sojna [sic] and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” producer Avi Lerner told TheWrap in a statement.

“The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven guilty,” Lerner went on to say.

In 2017, Millennium Films was sued by an anonymous former employee who accused the company of fostering a “discriminatory, harassing and misogynistic work environment.” According to Los Angeles Superior Court records, a notice of settlement was filed in August by the plaintiff,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Loses GLAAD Award Nomination Over Bryan Singer Accusations (Exclusive)

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Loses GLAAD Award Nomination Over Bryan Singer Accusations (Exclusive)
Bohemian Rhapsody” has been removed as a best original film nominee at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, following new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against director Bryan Singer.

The media watchdog told Variety exclusively it has pulled the film from contention for the prize, in a weighted decision that takes a stand for sexual assault victims. Singer has consistently denied misconduct, and called the Atlantic story “a homophobic smear piece.”

“In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded,” GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.

“Singer’s response to The
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