Benedict!

Jan. 15th, 2015 07:40 pm
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My, oh my! Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for an Oscar for playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game: link.

That's so fantastic! First Matt Bomer won the SAG Award and the Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy for playing Felix Turner in The Normal Heart, and now Ben is up for an Oscar! Both for playing gay men. How awesome is that? \o/ I'll be crossing my fingers and toes for him!
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Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play Doctor Strange: link! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Like, seriously, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I hated it when it looked like Joaquin Phoenix would play the part because I can't stand the guy, God, just how much I can't stand him you can't even imagine! But now? I was really happy when I heard that Ewan McGregor or Jared Leto were being eyed for the part, but Benedict? BENEDICT? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Tidbits!

Oct. 1st, 2014 05:05 pm
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♦ Matt Bomer joined Ryan Gosling and Russell Crow in Nice Guys: link

♦ Matt Bomer is also voicing one of the characters in Dreamwork's Bureau of Otherworldly Operations: link

♦ Rosa Salazar was cast as Brenda in The Scorch Trials: link

♦ Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott will appear together in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses: link

♦ Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer won't be back for Magic Mike XXL: link

♦ Dominic Cooper will be back as Howard Star in Agent Carter: link
katikat: (F_LOTR)


The movie was so, so cool! And my favorite bit, as you've probably guessed based on the picture I used, was Legolas, closely followed by Bilbo and Smaug!

Oh my, Legolas was so, so, so cool! And beautiful! And he had more individual scenes here than in the previous LotR movies, and that was awesome for me as his fan! I loved his fight scenes best! But he was generally perfect! Spoilers! )

And Bilbo - Martin Freeman was amazing, so, so amazing in this part - and Smaug who looked absolutely perfect! I didn't think they would be able to make such an incredibly cool looking CGI dragon but they did and it was awesome. And Benedict Cumberbatch's voice... *_* Oh, man...

Other things I loved were Kili and Fili. I just adore their bond. Though Thorin remains a jerk. And Bard the Bowman was quite cool, too. And the scariest bit of all? Spoilers! )

I would give it 8/10. I want to take my mom to see it over Xmas. I really want to see it again, especially Legolas. Have I mentioned how utterly perfect he was?
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Too bad it will be available on iTunes only. Pah :( It looks really, really good.
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Little Favour is a short film staring Benedict Cumberbatch and the trailer... Wow! Looks intense O.O
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○ Tom Hiddleston replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak: link. In the meantime, Benedict started the talks to join the Brad Pitt produced Lost City of Z: link. So, the thing with Star Wars was really just a rumor. Bummer.

○ Ian McKellen will play Sherlock holmes in A Slight Trick of the Mind: link. Eh. I love both Ian McKellen and Sherlock Holmes but this is not my cuppa. Sherlock without Watson? Sherlock with his mental powers fading? A young sleuth? Eh. Just... eh. I really don't like it when authors - this is based on a book - use Sherlock Holmes as nothing more than a springboard for their own creations. Either write about Sherlock and do him justice or build your own world, take the necessary risks and also responsibility for your own writing. This is just lazy.

○ A funny SDCC vid with the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past: link.
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... That JJ Abrams cast Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Wars and that's the reason why he dropped out of Benicio Del Toro's Crimson Peak, because the filming schedules clashed: link. Another web is saying, that he will be playing a Sith, a major part in all three upcoming SW movies: link.

I'm all for it, even though I take it with a bag of salt, this is just a rumor, nothing confirmed. But I would LOVE to see him in SW. It would double or even triple my interest in it. Though I hope he won't be the bad guy, again - he was awesome in STID, so creepy and menacing, but I would prefer him as the good guy, for once. I mean, all his blockbuster parts have been villainous so far. But in the end, I just want him in SW, that would be enough for me, I must admit.
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♦ I don't know if anyone on my flist actually watches The Mentalist but Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman AKA Van Pelt and Rigsby will leave the show towards the end of S6: link. I don't mind at all, I never warmed up to them or their on and off romance - I very much prefer Cho - and I think S6 will be the show's last anyway, that the writers won't manage to reinvent it once the Red John storyline is over. And I wouldn't mind that either, the show ending. It's nice but pretty much, out of sight, out of mind for me.

♣ Tahmoh Penikett got a recurring part in Supernatural's S9, he will be playing spoilers! ) Link. NICE!

♠ And Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing one of the characters in the animated movie The Penguins of Madagascar: link. NICE, too! Right now, he's doing voicework on another animated feature, Magik.
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There will be a 6 issue long comic book series based on Benedict Cumberbatch's STID character: link. Spoilers cut to spare those poor souls who haven't seen the movie yet! ) Isn't it awesome?!
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I don't think I appreciated the movie enough the first time I saw it. The second time around, now that I knew what it was like, it was much, much better. I think that people who expected an action packed thriller were disappointed. I would call it a character study more than anything else. Because nothing really ground-breaking happens in the film. It's all about the characters, their interactions, their lives, their thoughts... It's a slow movie, very... gloomy and sad. Yes, they are searching for a mole but it's done by going through papers and files, connecting the dots, not by shooting or blowing up the enemy.

This is the second movie that Tom Hardy filmed with Benedict Cumberbatch, the first being Stuart: A Life Backwards. And also his first with Gary Oldman, followed by Lawless, The Dark Knight Rises and Child 44 which they are filming now. I'm very happy for Tom because Gary Oldman is his hero :)

You know, the most interesting relationships in this movie were the gay ones. I thought Smiley's obsession with his slutty wife was pathetic and the only thing that really bothered me about the movie. But Peter and his lover, the teacher? Bill and his twink? Bill and Jim? I mean, Bill sold out the whole Hungarian spy ring to save Jim! Tragic stuff all around but quite fascinating!
katikat: (Actors_BenCumberbatch2)


Having seen STID for the second time last weekend, for some reason I started craving Marple: Murder Is Easy again. You know, the episode where Benedict Cumberbatch's playing Luke Fitzwilliam, the guy who helps Miss Marple catch the culprit who has offed half the village already. Gosh, he's so gorgeous in this episode *_* There's something really stunning about him here. And he looks so young, considering the episode is only 5 years old! Gosh... I just love that Luke makes Miss Marple, that he figures out she's lying about who she is and then they strike a friendship and start sleuthing together!

If you haven't seen this episode and you're a fan of Agatha Christie or Benedict, do get your hands on it and watch it ASAP!
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Shooting doesn't begin until February 2014, but a cast is already in place. Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain will star.

"Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven," said Del Toro in a one-on-one interview. "It's an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I've done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie's tone is scary and it's the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies." (...) "This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England."

(...) Tonally, Del Toro said Crimson Peak "has moments that are very visceral, physical violence. You're in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you're like, "Whoa!" And it has a lot of kinky moments."

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Kinky, huh? A kinky movie with Benedict Cumberbatch? :P Gosh, I just hope he won't be playing a sleaze in it like he did in Atonement, that would be awful :( Also, del Toro obviously loves to work with Charlie Hunnam. First he He cast him in Pacific Rim and now in Crimson Peak. Cool!
katikat: (actor-karlurban)
Re-watched ST 2009 again. Wonderful, truly wonderful. I love JJ Abrams' style - it is the man who brought us Fringe, after all!

My favorite bits?

* The sequence that starts with McCoy bringing Kirk on board of the Enterprise. HILARIOUS and epic at the same time. Kirk's allergic reaction. McCoy's pursuit of him! And then Kirk being all smart and getting Pike to sound Red Alert and raise the shields which saved everybody's life.

* Kirk and Old!Spock meeting Scotty! Again, so cool and HILARIOUS! Simon Pegg's always funny but here he outdid himself!

I can't wait to get my hands on the new movie and watch Benedict do his thing again. He's breathtaking there *_*
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My reaction? Benedict, BENEDICT, BENEDICT, BENEDICT, BENEDICT!!! OH MY GOD, HE NAILED IT! Purrfection pure. Gosh... Whenever he was on-screen, I looked pretty much like this: ♥_____♥

Jim, I'm a doctor, not a ...! )

I would give it 9/10. Loved it! And I want to see it again next week, if possible! \o/
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Man, he's so, so gorgeous! I honestly don't get how anyone can consider him ugly.
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Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in a new short movie called Little Favour:

It’s been 7 years since [WALLACE, played by Benedict Cumberbatch] left Her Majesty’s service and 10 years since the American counter-part who became his friend, saved his life on a joint mission in Iraq. He’s migrated his skill set into a lucrative business while managing to keep his secret battle with PTSD under wraps. One day, while finally deciding to try his hand at a functional relationship, his old friend JAMES cashes in his chip and asks a LITTLE FAVOUR. How could he refuse when he owes the man his life?

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This sounds really cool. I'm usually not that much into short movies, they are rarely well made. But I really liked Benedict's previous short, Inseparable. I just hope I'll find a place where I could watch it, unlike Martin Freeman's short, The Voorman Problem :-/
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The Lost co-creator first saw Benedict Cumberbatch on the first season of the British TV show Sherlock — which stars the English actor as a quirky, antisocial yet exceedingly brilliant modern-day version of the detective — and recommended his buddy, Star Trek director J.J. Abrams, take a look at Cumberbatch to play the villain of his sequel.

"When he came to meet us in L.A. for the first time, they had shot the second season, and I begged him for a DVD," Lindelof says. "He gave it to me and said that if I lost it he would have to kill me, at which point I fell deeply in love with him."

(...)

While most of Cumberbatch's roles tend to be dunked in gravitas, Abrams appreciated the balance of his self-deprecating humor off-camera and that seriousness on.

"When someone's going to be playing a role in a movie like Star Trek, you need actors who are going to commit to this as if they're doing the most grounded true-story drama," the director says. "You can't have people going into this in the campy, silly way. You have to really sell it because if you don't, the audience will feel there is a disingenuous, by-the-numbers approach. And Benedict every day brought a respect to the character and the audience."

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There's also a wonderful small sneak peek at a scene from the movie on said site. If you want to watch it without the ad, you can see it here. Yes, it's spoilery, but gosh, his VOICE, HIS VOICE!!!
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This made me seriously LOL! And it's the reason why I want to see the movie subbed, not dubbed!

When Benedict Cumberbatch speaks, industrial bass units developed in partnership with Nasa and the US defence department rumble into life at the back of the auditorium, shaking the foundations of the cinema. The destruction of starships and the levelling of cities sound insignificant in comparison with his stentorian tones.

Long, lingering close-ups of his penetrating, ice-blue eyes also help to hammer home from the start that this is a man to be reckoned with...

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