Benedict Cumberbatch

Film Review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a wilder, more horror-driven effort that upsets the Marvel formula

May 4, 2022

Given how crucial Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange was to the events of both Avengers: Infinity War and last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s easy to forget that he hasn’t had all that much time dedicated to solely earning his own spotlight.  And whilst he earns titular rights in Sam Raimi‘s bonkers sequel – Doctor […]

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The nightmare begins in latest Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer

February 14, 2022

A new dimension of Strange is upon us. With Spider-Man: No Way Home STILL going strong at the global box office, the Marvel hype for the anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is at an all-time high, with Sam Raimi‘s sequel seemingly looking to pick up where Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Strange left off. A […]

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Film Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home is an emotional and extravagant sequel that pays specific service to its devoted fanbase

December 15, 2021

Arguably 2021’s most anticipated film – and safely the most anticipated Spider-Man title in the history of the character, thus far – Spider-Man: No Way Home is the epitome of the sweeping superhero epic.  Already a release that comes with an unreasonably high set of expectations (the are they or aren’t they debate surrounding the […]

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The Power of the Dog marks a triumphant return to cinema for acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion: Sydney Film Festival Review

November 12, 2021

“He’s just a man, Peter. Only another man.” – Rose (Kirsten Dunst) Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons star as Phil and George Burbank; brothers who work as reputable cattle ranchers. George is a simple, upstanding and honest man while Phil is boastful, malevolent and manly. While Phil is happy with their routine of continuing the […]

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Film Review: The Courier is an emotionally fraught thriller balancing its emotional and educational mentality

April 3, 2021

British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) doesn’t have the most suave persona.  And it’s because of this very reason that MI5 and the CIA have collaborated in their bid to maximise the potential of an insider during the time of America and Russian intensifying their nuclear arms race. “You drink too much and you’re not […]

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Film Review: The Mauritanian is a factual-based thriller grounded by Tahar Rahim’s central performance

March 23, 2021

As much as The Mauritanian can boast Jodie Foster (in her Golden Globe-winning role), Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley as its headliners, it’s the central performance from the lesser-known Tahar Rahim that ultimately impresses and grounds the film around him. A factual-based dramatic thriller detailing some of the supposed inner workings of the 9/11 terrorism […]

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The Mauritanian confirms Australia and New Zealand release after Golden Globes & BAFTA nominations

February 23, 2021

The Mauritanian, the new highly anticipated thriller by Kevin Macdonald will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Australia and New Zealand on 24th March. Starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley, the film is based on the best-selling memoir Guantànamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and follows the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being […]

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Film Review: The Current War lacks the true spark to create any real power

March 19, 2020

One of the biggest film casualties of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has been Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s The Current War; a lavish period biopic which was surely due to be Weinstein’s great big Oscar hope of the 2017 season. After premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to a tepid response, Gomez-Rejon was furiously […]

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime’s Good Omens is a black comedy doomsday romp

May 23, 2019

In these current dark and tumultuous times it can often seem like we’re rushing faster towards an impending apocalyptic like end. But fear not, the world continues to turn and we can rest assured that in the meantime watching Amazon Prime’s new series Good Omens will alleviate some of that tension. The show is based […]

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Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War (USA, 2018) is a non-stop juggernaut of Shock and Awe

April 25, 2018

The last ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to this, Avengers Infinity War, and this film is nothing short of a non-stop juggernaut of a blockbuster that refuses to hold back its punches. Strap yourselves in because this may turn into a blithering emotional crazed over-analysed mess… but I promise […]

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TV Review: Sherlock “The Final Problem” Season 4, Episode 3

January 18, 2017

In last week’s episode ‘The Lying Detective’ came the revelation that the Holmes boys have a sister, a shocking bombshell that had eluded us all. Mainly because Mycroft had purposefully kept her existence a secret from Sherlock (and us the viewers). In this week’s episode, those long buried secrets come to the surface, and Sherlock […]

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TV Review: Sherlock “The Lying Detective” Season 4 Episode 2

January 10, 2017

Last week’s episode ‘The Six Thatchers’ (Series 4 Episode 1) received some mixed reviews in the media. Some were praising, others were less positive. The Guardian’s review even resulted in co-creator and the episode’s writer Mark Gatiss rebutting their critique in verse. The episode for most felt like a step away from the format we’ve […]

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TV Review: Sherlock ‘The Six Thatchers’ Season 4 Episode 1

January 2, 2017

Ready the tea and make sure you’ve got your shock blanket handy because BBC Sherlock is back and here to emotionally ruin you all over again with a brand new series. Thanks to streaming service provider Stan, Australia gets each episode of Season 4 within hours of it airing in the UK. Obviously this review […]

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It’s not a game anymore… the brand new BBC Sherlock trailer has landed

December 11, 2016

If you can hear a faint screaming or wailing in the distance, don’t be alarmed, it’s just the collective sound of Cumberbabes and BBC Sherlock fans all collectively freaking out over the new trailer that has arrived for Season 4. BBC One has officially dropped the full length trailer for Series 4 of Sherlock and […]

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Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season

December 1, 2016

Today Stan Australia launched an exclusive sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season, offering only 15-seconds of a scene creating hype for fans. With Stan being home to the popular BBC series, Sherlock‘s fourth season will be available for streaming on January 2, 2017. It will contain three feature-length episodes. Its episode premiere (“The Six […]

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Film Review: Doctor Strange (M) (USA, 2016) is visually and aurally exquisite

October 27, 2016

As we now roll into Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we are pulled to the beginning of one character’s story. Doctor Strange is Marvel’s step back to delivering an origin story for a new superhero but in some ways this film is a giant leap forward in universe building. It’s hard to fathom […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch talks origin story for Doctor Strange, being a part of MCU and challenging the imagination with VFX (EXCLUSIVE)

October 25, 2016

Calling us from his hotel room in Hong Kong, Benedict Cumberbatch exudes a polite charm and grace as he tells us about “the parity of Victoria Harbour” to Sydney with their ocean harbours sharing the same colour blue of the water. There’s an ease in his voice which belies the madness that he’s about to […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch on hand ballet & physicality, working with Tilda Swinton and what he hopes fans will take away from Doctor Strange (EXCLUSIVE)

October 25, 2016

In the first part of our interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, we discussed what it was like being part of the Marvel universe, the origin story of Stephen Strange as well as the visual effects used to bring the film to life. We delve further into what it was like becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, as well […]

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To see or not to see? Hamlet to show encore screenings in September

August 15, 2016

National Theatre Live‘s London performance of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will return to the big screen across Australia in September. Originally recorded in 2015, the Shakespearian classic will show in cinemas for a limited time only. The production was directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. The production also stars  Barry […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch set to steal Christmas as The Grinch takes another stab at the big screen

April 14, 2016

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas this week, Chris Meledandri (Illumination Entertainment) announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the title character in the upcoming remake of Dr. Suess’s beloved holiday classic. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will re-tell the classic tale of the Grinch’s plot to steal Christmas from the endearing residents of Whoville. […]

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The first trailer for Doctor Strange has landed

April 13, 2016

With only a few weeks before Earth’s mightiest heroes clash in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has begun to hype up Doctor Strange by debuting the first trailer for the film. The trailer keeps things simple, introducing Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange and Tilda Swinton‘s Ancient One but not giving too much away. Visually, it […]

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New photos of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange emerge

April 3, 2016

New on-set photos of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange have revealed the character’s new look, alongside that of Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo. It’s not the first time on-set photos for the film have emerged but these news snaps are probably the most important ones thus far for fans interested in seeing how the comic book hero will be adapted for […]

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Cumberbunnies: The Benedict Cumberbatch Easter chocolates you always dreamed of

March 4, 2016

Jen Lindsey Clark and her team over at UK-based Chocolatician seem obsessed with capturing Benedict Cumberbatch’s likeliness in all it’s deliciousness, last year proving themselves as a mix of Willy Wonka and Madame Tussauds with a Belgian chocolate modeled after the Brit actor, called the “Chocobatch”. Now they are taking things a little further with […]

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DVD Review: Sherlock “The Abominable Bride” (UK, 2016)

February 20, 2016

When the BBC brought us Sherlock in 2010 it was a fresh updated consulting detective Sherlock Holmes with his partner Dr John Watson taking on some complex mysteries and solving crimes. With Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, we were taken on a revival of some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories […]

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Justin Bieber dies and Mugatu returns in the first official trailer for Zoolander 2

November 19, 2015

Some terrible madman is going around killing the world’s most beautiful people, including Usher and Justin Bieber, in Zoolander 2, forcing them to leave the world one last selfie with Derek Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) signature look, Blue Steel. Such is life in the Zoolander universe as we once again take a close look at the […]

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Exclusive Episode Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Set to Hit Select Cinemas in January, 2016

November 17, 2015

BBC’s Sherlock is set to hit the big screen on January 2, 2016 with one-off episode, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in this stand-alone 90-minute special set in 1895 Victorian London. Bonus features include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive content featuring cast and crew […]

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Film Review: National Theatre Live: Hamlet (UK, 2015)

November 6, 2015

Over the last couple of years thanks to the wonderful team at National Theatre Live they’ve been bringing some of the greatest theatrical plays from the National Theatre in London to cinema screens across the world. For those who are unable to see these plays in the flesh, seeing them via NT: Live has been […]

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New ‘Notorious Gangster’ featurette released for Black Mass

September 17, 2015

Ahead of the release of Black Mass in early October, a new ‘Notorious Gangster’ featurette has been released to give audiences a glimpse behind into the making of the film. Historical context, actors’ transformations and much more is discussed. Click through to watch the featurette and to find out more about the feature film… Three-time […]

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Disney’s D23 Expo: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Doctor Strange and Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie talk Captain America: Civil War

August 17, 2015

One of the most talked about presentations at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend has been that from Marvel Studios, who helped introduce us to the two films that will kick off “Stage Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) next year: Doctor Strange, preceded by the third Captain America film Civil War. 

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Check out Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in the new Black Mass trailer

May 26, 2015

If you’re a fan of Johnny Depp (and let’s face it, we all are) then you’ll definitely want to check out the trailer for his latest film, Black Mass. Directed by Scott Cooper, the movie is a biopic based on the life of James “Whitey” Bulger, as told by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill in […]

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