Benedict Cumberbatch Reviews, Interviews & More

'Penguins of Madagascar' Promises Silliness and Benedict Cumberbatch in...

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The Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off from the Madagascar franchise that's meant to focus on the comic relief characters from that series. Namely (as one can guess) the unflappable penguins who often show great mechanical skills and Achilles heels. So DreamWorks is taking a chance turning that side dish into a movie, but it does mean one...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for February 11- 17

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There are mostly new releases this week, and it’s the television seasons that are the must buys. The Criterion Collection is releasing the first title they’re going to intentionally double dip, while one of the most underrated releases of 2013 hits the digital format. New: All is Lost: Robert Redford stars by himself in this tale of a sailor whose ship is wounded in the...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Movie Review

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There was a hope, perhaps only a fool's hope, that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be the lead-footed start to the new trilogy, only for the action and awesome to be more present the in the follow-up films. Alas, after watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, whatever artistic hopes for the series are completely dashed. Yes,...

The Fifth Estate: Movie Review

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Who is Julian Assange? The Fifth Estate tries to answer part of that question using Benedict Cumberbatch. The British actor plays the founder of the website that's become a thorn in the government's side. Director Bill Condon takes us into the organization that puts entire nations under fire, including the mighty U.S. of A.

12 Years A Slave: Movie Review

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I2 Years A Slave is more than a film. It's a visual experience of a very real but obscure time in American history. Directed by Steve McQueen and adapted by John Ridley, the film narrates the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a 19th century free black man from New York who's sold into slavery in 1841. While the film isn't for those...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Even...

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Back in June, Peter Jackson unleashed the teaser trailer to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug upon the world.  And, due to the fact that the teaser was for Jackson’s wildly over-expanded second entry in his The Hobbit trilogy, the teaser itself was huge, crossing the two-minute mark and more or less serving as a full trailer.  And it also marked the first live-action...

'Star Wars Episode 7': Rumors Of Benedict Cumberbatch Joining The Cast Run...

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This little bit of rumor-centric news shouldn't come off as surprising to anybody. Benedict Cumberbatch, a man who's received international fame for a variety of his roles including the latest film Star Trek Into Darkness, now has to address a countless number of questions asking the same thing: will he play a character in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7?

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7?'

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It might have been safe to call 2013 the year of Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only does the in-demand Sherlock star have meaty roles in the upcoming The Fifth Estate and the next Hobbit movie, but he was Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. And though fans may have turned on that movie, they didn't...

News Roundup: 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Promo, Michael Bay Teases...

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Had enough of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. yet? We hope not. ABC and Marvel have just released an extended trailer that offers more footage. We have that promo for you below. Also, bad news for Guillermo Del Toro; he's lost the main star of his next project Crimson Peak. More details on that below. We also have a new photo from the set of Michael Bay's Transformers 4....

Comic-Con 2013: 'Sherlock' Video Features Benedict Cumberbatch Leaking...

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Sherlock, the BBC/ PBS Masterpiece television modern interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, held court on Thursday at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.  And while producers Moffat, Gatiss and Sue Vertue were present, the Sherlock...

'The Fifth Estate' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Take On Julian Assange...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be locked inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but he still remains one of the most popular whistleblowers of our time. Case in point, DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate, an upcoming film that chronicles the early days of the infamous website, and also the relationship between Assange and colleague Daniel...

Star Trek Into Darkness: Movie Review

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J.J. Abrams continues to ineffectively cloak his movies with lackluster secrets and an overabundance of lens flares, but he can still create fantastic action sequences that will keep your attention. Star Trek Into Darkness marks the second time we see the S.S. Enterprise and its crew together in action, but in some ways plays as if the lessons of...

'Star Trek Into Darkness': Klingons First Look

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Back in the halcyon days of 2009, when the world thought that maybe J.J. Abrams could make a decent Star Trek movie and not just a giant cartoon, rumor had it that the original series villains the Klingons would make an appearance, but they were axed before the film was released (they pop up in a deleted scene, albeit with lumpy metal masks hiding their lumpy...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Viral Video: The Villain Leaves A Cranky Message...

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The endless speculation as to whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison” character is really the classic Star Trek villain Khan shows no sign of abating, and this newest viral video on behalf of Star Trek Into Darkness’ PR campaign is not helping matters.  In it, Harrison leaves a cranky message about his personal dislike for Kirk in the...

'Star Trek Into Darkness': New High-Quality Photos And International Poster...

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The marketing team behind J.J. Abrams' second Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, has had a busy morning today. Not only did they release eight high-quality photos, but they've also revealed an international poster featuring a fierce-looking Benedict Cumberbatch. He sort of looks like The Governor from The Walking Dead, minus the eye patch and and wearing...

News Roundup: Bradley Cooper Rescues 'Jane Got A Gun,' New 'Great Gatsby'...

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Bradley Cooper is a very busy man. He's set to star in David O. Russell's next project, and has also been cast in Cameron Crowe's upcoming (and still untitled) film. But that's not stopping him from saving Jane Got A Gun. The western project has gone through a lot of changes this past month; Jude Law was the latest to quit the project. But word is Cooper is stepping to save the day....

'Star Trek Into Darkness' International Trailer: New Footage, Terrorism,...

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Remember how the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer released earlier this month featured a bizarre amount of similarities to Lethal Weapon 2 (seriously, it did...)?  Well, now we have the international trailer for the film, and it’s bursting at the seams with new footage—including a whole sequence straight out of Godfather III.  Seriously, this...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Writer Tells Us the Villain is Still a Secret

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The biggest mystery surrounding  Star Trek Into Darkness is the long standing question about who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. When the first still was released, the name attached to the character was John Harrison, but that didn't seem right. Could he be a new character, or would he be a famous villain from Star Trek's rich history?...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Motion Poster: Benedict Cumberbatch Wants...

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As much as we're anticipating the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, we just want to know one thing. Who is Benedict Cumberbatch really playing? Is he the John Harrison that's been mentioned previously, or is he playing Khan Noonien Singh, he with the wrath and originally played by Ricardo Montalban? Seriously, is knowing the name of the villain a real spoiler, J.J....