Tag Archives: Benedict Cumberbatch

Cinema Review – Doctor Strange

Confident that he not only knows pretty much all there is to know, but that he is also the best neurosurgeon in his field, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) finds his world shattered after a car accident leaves him with horribly damaged hands. In search of healing, Strange travels to Kathmandu to find The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), but the path to healing is not as straightforward as he thought, and Strange soon finds himself facing some truths about the world that he had never even considered. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Zoolander 2

Fifteen years after the events of Zoolander, and after the Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too collapsed, killing Zoolander’s wife Matilda (Christine Taylor) and disfiguring Hansel, Derek (Ben Stiller) is lured out of retirement with a chance to be a superstar again, but soon discovers that he is at the centre of a plot that is killing off the world’s most beautiful people. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Black Mass

In the 1970s and 80s James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) became one of the biggest crime lords that Boston has ever seen. Bulger seemingly worked with the FBI to get rid of the Italian Mafia on the north side of the city, before expanding his operation from his native South Boston – or Southie – into the rest of the city. Scott Cooper’s film examines the career of the infamous Irish-American mobster and his inevitable fall from power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Penguins of Madagascar

This time, the penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise are out on their own, and have to stop an evil villain bent on revenge against all penguin-kind. The trouble is that the penguins may have more help than they need, and certainly more than they want. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Imitation Game

During World War II a team led by Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) set up base at Bletchley Park in London to try and break the German Enigma Code, with the hopes of bringing the war to an early end. While Turing is undoubtedly a brilliant mathematician, he is also arrogant, awkward and willingly isolates himself. Although the team is working to break a secret code, it soon becomes clear that Turing is hiding some secrets of his own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – August: Osage County


The Weston family have long since gone their separate ways, but when a family tragedy brings them back to the place they grew up, secrets are revealed and the women of the family learn more about themselves and the lives they have created. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 12 Years a Slave

In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free African American man is abducted and sold into slavery in the Southern US. Northup never gives up on getting back to his family, but must find a way to survive his time as a slave in order to find a way home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

We return to Middle Earth as Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the company of dwarves face the Mirkwood and journey onwards to the Lonely Mountain. Their quest remains the same; to reclaim the dwarf homeland and defeat Smaug, the usurping dragon. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Star Trek Into Darkness

WARNING: Contains one spoiler!

The crew of the Enterprise take on John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) after he attacks Star Fleet and goes on the run. Continue reading

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