Toronto International Film Festival Wrap Up: Part 2 – The Warm

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl in RUSH | ©2013 Imagine Entertainment

It’s time to re-evaluate what happened at the Toronto International Film Festival by dividing up the films into three categories. So here are the winners, losers and something in-between so just for fun I’ve broken them down into buzz terms, HOT, WARM and COLD. Part 2: THE WARM (BUZZ+CRITICAL REACTION+AUDIENCE COMMENTS) THE FIFTH ESTATE Warts and all Julian Assange / WikiLeaks story starring Benedict Cumberbatch. CONSENSUS: While it’s nice to see Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS) not directing another TWILIGHT movie this was a mixed bag. Most applauded that he asked more question than he answered and praised Cumberbatch’s layered […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Peter Weller, Alice Eve Writers: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof, based on characters created by Gene Roddenberry Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Paramount Release Date: May 16, 2013 Giving any kind of plot summary of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS runs more than the usual risk of spoilers. What can be said? Well, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the very dedicated crew of the Enterprise extricate themselves by the skin of their teeth […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PARADE’S END director Susanna White talks about the HBO mini-series

Benedict Cumberbatch in PARADE'S END | ©2013 HBO/Nick Briggs

HBO’s five-hour miniseries PARADE’S END, based on a series of four novels by Ford Madox Ford, concerns the relationship between upper-class, deeply ethical Christopher Tietjens, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, his adulterous wife, played by Rebecca Hall, and the suffragette he falls for, played by Adelaide Clemens, before, during and after WWI. Running this Tuesday through Thursday, PARADE’S END has been adapted for the screen by famed dramatist Tom Stoppard, with all episodes directed by Susanna White. White, an Englishwoman, got her start as a director on an episode of the BLEAK HOUSE series and has subsequently gone between feature films, episodics […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Lara Pulver Talks the New Season of SHERLOCK

Lara Pulver as Irene Adler in Sherlock on the BBC | (c) 2012 BBC

The literary figure Irene Adler lives up to her surname – she is the only woman ever to addle Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes. With that sort of power, it’s no wonder the character turns up to bedazzle and bedevil Holmes in SHERLOCK, a contemporary take on the sleuth developed by writers/producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for the BBC. Season Two begins nex Sunday, May 6, on PBS at 9 PM in the U.S. (Season Two previously ran on the BBC starting New Year’s Day). Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his companion, Afghan war veteran John Watson, soared […]Read On »

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TCA News: PBS says expect a Series 3 of SHERLOCK

SHERLOCK - Series 2 | ©2012 PBS/BBC

The current Second Series of the BBC/PBS co-production of SHERLOCK has been breaking records in the U.K. and even though PBS won’t air the episodes until May, talk of a third series is inevitable. While speaking at the PBS session for MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! which airs SHERLOCK under that banner, actress Lara Pulver who plays Holmes foil Irene Adler in Series 2, spoke about the show’s impact her native U.K. “It’s resonating hugely within the British audiences, which is very exciting and there’s more scope for these two characters [Holmes and Adler],” admits Pulver. As for whether Benedict Cumberbatch will return […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WAR HORSE

WAR HORSE movie poster | ©2011 Touchstone/DreamWorks

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis, Celine Buckens, Eddie Marsan Writers: Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Micharl Morpurgo Director: Steven Spielberg Distributor: Touchstone Pictures/DreamWorks Release Date: December 25, 2011 Thematically, temporally and emotionally, if BLACK BEAUTY and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN had a cinematic offspring, it probably would be WAR HORSE. Using the Michael Morpurgo novel that also inspired the current Broadway hit of the same name, WAR HORSE is the story of Joey, a horse with a lot of heart and ability, and Albert […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY movie poster | ©2011 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Simon McBurney, Mark Strong Writers: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, based on the novel by John Le Carre Director: Tomas Alfredson Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 9, 2011 John Le Carre’s novel TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY is one of the most revered espionage tales ever. Its protagonist George Smiley is the anti-Bond, a British secret agent who wears glasses, has a dodgy marriage and, though he’s no stranger to violence, spends less time dodging […]Read On »

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The AX Interview: SHOWRUNNERS STEVEN MOFFAT AND MARK GATISS ON ‘SHERLOCK’ AND ‘DOCTOR WHO’

© 2010 PBS | Benedict Cumberbatch in MASTERPIECE MYSTERY: SHERLOCK

It seems everybody has taken a turn at depicting Arthur Conan Doyle’s proto-detective Sherlock Holmes. Steven Moffat, who recently worked on the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming feature THE ADVENTURES OF TIN-TIN, and Mark Gatiss, both currently on the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO starring Matt Smith, have brought Holmes into the twenty-first century while remaining true to the spirit of the original with their new three-part BBC/PBS series SHERLOCK, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, with Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. The show is already a hit in England and just finished up its run on the network’s MASTERPIECE MYSTERY […]Read On »

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