Doctor Strange

I have never read a Doctor Strange comic and I know nothing about the character, so I wasn’t pushed one way or the other about the Benedict Cumberbatch movie (coming this November). Until I saw the teaser trailer. “I don’t believe in fairytales about chakras or energy or the power of belief,” grumbles Dr. Stephen […]

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Elvis & Nixon

I’ll be scribbling some thoughts about the Golden Globes on Monday morning, and there are reviews of Sicario and Spectre to come … in the meantime, enjoy this trailer for Elvis & Nixon, which looks fantastic. Michael Shannon is nobody’s first choice for a comedy, and the idea of him playing Elvis sounds like miscasting, […]

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Star Trek: Beyond

I didn’t even know there was a new Star Trek film coming: I quite enjoyed the first one, and have no memory of the second one at all (I know Cumberbatch was in it, but can’t recall much beyond that). The new movie features Idris Elba as the villain, and was written by Simon Pegg. […]

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