the mauritanian trailer

STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shailene Woodley star, with varying levels of believable accents, as the attorneys who cross swords on the courtroom over Slahi’s case. Watch The Mauritanian trailer below.

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spider-man 3 cast benedict cumberbatch

The Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, AKA Spider-Man 3, is about to get a little Strange. A new report reveals that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange is now a part of the film, suggesting that Strange is stepping into the mentor role for Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker previously occupied by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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doctor strange 2 begins filming

Hey, did you remember that Sam Raimi is directing a new Doctor Strange movie? We could all use some good news right about now, so let’s turn our attention to just how wild, fun, and totally off the walls a Raimi-directed Strange sequel might be – especially one with a title like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And while Marvel’s release dates are all in flux at the moment, Raimi’s sequel is reportedly about to begin shooting very soon. Get the details below, courtesy of star Benedict Cumberbatch.
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doctor strange throwback video

Benedict Cumberbatch walks into a store dressed as Doctor Strange… It sounds like the set-up to the most wholesome joke, but we get to see the end result of thanks to a Doctor Strange throwback video shared by director Scott Derrickson on Twitter.

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the courier release date

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Star Trek Into Darkness) starred in a true-life Cold War spy drama called Ironbark, which features one of the most notable performances of the actor’s entire career. Now that movie has a new title: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have changed its name to The Courier. Read on to find out when you can (hopefully) see it in theaters. Read More »

Iron Strange

Earlier this year, concept art from Avengers: Infinity War emerged online with Benedict Cumerbatch as Doctor Strange wearing Iron Man armor with the Eye of Agamotto replacing an arc reactor in the chest plate. The art depicted a deleted scene in which Tony Stark lent Stephen Strange his armor in order to protect him from the torture needles of Thanos’ Black Order henchman Ebony Maw. But now we have an actual Avengers: Infinity War set photo of Doctor Strange wearing Iron Man armor. Read More »

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Release Date

Almost all the news about movies nowadays is about release dates being pushed back due to the shutdown of production during the coronavirus pandemic and also the closure of nearly all movie theaters around the United States. Marvel Studios recently made some big changes to their schedule over the next couple years, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back again, this time into the spring of 2022, and Spider-Man 3 has shifted too. Meanwhile, Thor: Love & Thunder has been bumped up just a bit. Read More »

Frankenstein Stage Production

In 2011, the Royal National Theatre in London staged a production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. And this was no normal take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale. To change things up, Cumberbatch and Miller would alternate their roles, with each actor having an opportunity to play both Dr. Frankenstein and his creation. The productions were filmed, and have been previously broadcast in movie theaters, but now, the National Theatre’s YouTube page will stream both versions on two different dates.

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Ironbark review

Dominic Cooke’s Ironbark is a sturdy, Dad-core period thriller destined to impress fathers everywhere.

As the Cold War rages in the early 1960s, Soviet and American relations are so tense that the U.S. can’t risk sending an agent to make contact with a spy inside the Russian government. So the American and British governments team up to recruit a typical English businessman named Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) to make contact for them, all in the hopes of preventing all-out nuclear war. Read More »

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Sesame Street 50th Anniversary

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as the beloved characters from the Children’s Television Workshop look back on 50 years of memories on Sesame Street before the show’s big anniversary celebration. Plus, watch as real stuntmen react to action sequences from Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and others, and check out Benedict Cumberbatch going undercover on the internet to address questions and comments about himself. Read More »