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SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME (2021): New Trailer Starring Tom Holland, Zendeya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei…

Starring Tom Holland, Zendeya, Marisa Tomei ,Benedict Cumberbatch, and directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man – No Way Home; a.k.a. Spider-Man 3 has a rather good looking new trailer. One that has amassed more than sixty six million views since its release, three weeks ago.

Tom Holland has played Spider-Man for nearly four years, and only now am I ready to watch his first movie as the webbed crusader? Wait, I’m sure ‘webbed crusader’ isn’t right. Anyway, I haven’t watched a single Spider-Man movie since Tobey Maguire played the much-loved superhero between 2002 and 2007. As for why that is, the trailer’s starring Andrew Garfield just didn’t feel as though there was enough newness to them, for me – and it certainly didn’t feel as though enough time had passed to consider the new releases worthwhile.

Fast forward to now, it’s arguable that fourteen years is more than sufficient time between Maguire’s films and Holland’s Spider-Man No Way Home, and I probably agree. However, more than the years between the movies, I finally have a Spider-Man trailer that offers me something intriguing enough that I want to watch the story all over again. I’m certain there’ll be a semi-healthy level of newness to enjoy, even if it is only technological, which I’m thinking it’s not.

The thing that has me most curious is the idea of a world where Spider-Man’s identity is no secret to anyone. Then there’s the enlisting of Doctor Strange to get things sorted – lastly, the suggestion that Strange’s involvement is just ‘too dangerous‘.

Based on what many have been saying, I’m sure I won’t regret it starting someday soon by watching Spider-Man – Homecoming. Fingers, toes and everything crossed.

Spider-Man – No Way Home Release Dates: December 17th, 2021 (US & UK)…

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THE COURIER (2021): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Merab Ninidze, Jessie Buckley…

The Courier (2020), Benedict Cumberbatch, RoadsideFlix
The Courier (2020), Benedict Cumberbatch, RoadsideFlix

The Courier is a new Cold War spy movie about Greville Wynne and his Russian source as they try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Directed by Dominic Cooke; Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley star.

I’m intrigued because of Brosnahan and Cumberbatch. However, deep down I’m quite sure that The Imitation Game (2014) will always be my favourite Cumberbatch war/spy movie.

James Schofield, Merab Ninidze, Vladimir Chuprikov, Anton Lesser, Angus Wright, Miles Richardson and Keir Hills also star.

The Courier Release Dates: March 19th, 2021 (US)…

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THE MAURITANIAN (2021): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim…

The Mauritanian (2021), Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, STXfilms
The Mauritanian (2021), Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, STXfilms

In director Kevin Macdonald’s latest thriller, The Mauritanian; Tahar Rahim (A Prophet (2009) is Mohamedou Ould Slahia; a detainee at the U.S military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center.

With additional key cast including Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster; Slahia is detained without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

So excited for this! Talk about a powerhouse cast. That, combined with the very promising dialogue and my love of great courtroom dramas; I can’t wait to see Cumberbatch (that voice!), Foster, Woodley and Rahim on screen together.

I’m also looking forward to watching Cumberbatch’s character navigate this particular moral conundrum.

Lastly, on a side note, had it not been for the voiceover at the end of this trailer, I’d have mistakenly called this movie ‘The Mauritian.’ So, thank you, movie trailer voiceover man.

Zachery Levi, Langley Kirkwood, Corey Johnson, Matthew Marsh, Saamer Usmani, David Fynn, Andre Jacobs, Meena Rayann, Stevel Marc, Robert Hobbs and Arthur Falko also star.

The Mauritanian Release Dates: February 12th, 2021 (US), Netflix…

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1917 (2019): New Trailer From Sam Mendes, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, Mark Strong…

1917 (2019), Benedict Cumberbatch, Universal Pictures
1917 (2019), Benedict Cumberbatch, Universal Pictures

1917 is the latest drama from Oscar winning director Sam Mendes.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden and Mark Strong, it’s a story set at the height of the First World War. Precisely when two young British soldiers are given an impossible mission in a life or death race against time…

Talk about a love story! What a thoroughly intense predicament.

Bring on the award nominations for one of my favourite directors who has been silent for a while but clearly very busy.

I wonder if my guess is correct in thinking that the brother racing to deliver the message doesn’t make it so his friend carries on instead. I’m sure that what ever the truth, this will still be a memorable audio visual experience.

Andrew Scott, Robert Maaser, Anson Boon, Gerran Howell, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, and Justin Edwards also star.

1917 Release Dates: December 25th, 2019 (US); January 10th, 2020 (UK)…

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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016): Good Movie…

Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios
Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios

‘Fun’ and ‘good’ are the words for Doctor Strange; Marvel’s story of a brilliant neurosurgeon who’s drawn into the mystic arts while seeking physical and spiritual healing.

Starring the well-voiced Benedict Cumberbatch, director Scott Derrickson’s film is definitely a superhero movie. And as someone who was in the midst of superhero movie fatigue at time of release, I’m happy to say that the film’s different class of weaponry / enemy really worked to make the experience that little bit different and certainly more interesting.

I don’t know how great a thing this is but the impressive visual effects in Doctor Strange kind of kept my beloved Inception (2010) at front-of-mind, at least half the time. In fact, I couldn’t help but wonder about how much more amazing I’d find Marvel’s move if I hadn’t seen much of the style of effects first in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Arresting visuals aside though, the execution of the growth of Strange’s character from beginning to end; that – particularly how satisfying it was to watch the growth because he needed it is my favourite thing about Derrickson’s movie.

I absolutely took some time aside to fantasise about personally having Strange’s abilities… without the suffering that came before, of course.

Watch it if you haven’y already. It’s worthy.

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MOWGLI (2018): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys…

Mowgli (2018), Rohan Chand.png

Directed by Andy Serkis, Mowgli is another live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved adventure story, the one about an orphaned boy raised by wolves.

Key cast includes Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto…


I’m interested to find out the ways in which this version of The Jungle Book story will differ from the rather good Jon Favreau directed version, The Jungle Book (2016).

Tom Hollander, Jack Reynor and Peter Mullan also star.

Mowgli Release Dates: 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE GRINCH (2018): New Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch…

The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch
The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch

The Grinch stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the grumpy Christmas hating so and so who plans to ruin Christmas for all residents of the village of Whoville.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, this looks very much like a remake of How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) which starred Jim Carey.

I’ll tune in for comparison purposes. I want to find out how The Grinch will fair against How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Another reason to watch is the appeal of ‘grumpy but cute.’ The Grinch is certainly grumpy. He’s also undoubtedly cute and beautifully green. The final reason to watch would of course be, you know, the bass in Cumberbatch’s voice. Clearly.

The Grinch Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR (2018): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt…

Avengers - Infinity War (2018)
Avengers – Infinity War (2018)

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Avengers Infinity War (2018).

The new Avengers – Infinity War trailer is finally here and it’s oh, so thrilling.

Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo; the stars of this next outing from Marvel Studios include Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt…

I’m in to see how well this movie comes together considering the exceptionally high number of key Marvel characters. I’m also curious since I wasn’t completely in love with Avengers – Age Of Ultron (2015).

Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Vin Diesel, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson also star.

Avengers – Infinity War Release Dates: April 27th, 2018 (UK); May 3rd, 2018 (US)…

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