‘Fun’ and ‘good’ are the words forDoctor 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.
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.
Directed by Francesco Patierno,Naples ’44 is a documentary about a British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II. Based on Norman Lewis’s acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity, Benedict Cumberbatch and Adriano Giannini lend their voices to bring Lewis’s words to life…
The visuals in this trailer have me very intrigued indeed. They’re, in parts horrific, hugely disturbing but also undeniably beautiful all at the same time. I can’t wait to see it all together. I’m also looking forward to hearing Cumberbatch bring his vocal talent and presence to the cause
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, The Current War is the story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland star…
I find this trailer somewhat over stylised. Nevertheless, there’s just too much impressive talent involved. And I definitely don’t just mean the actors. I can’t wait to see how people battled for market share back then compared to the tech giants of today.
I wonder if The Current War will come close to replacing The imitation Game (2014)as my favourite Benedict Cumberbatch movie. I think not but I’m open to pleasant surprises.
Ekow Quartey, Tuppence Middleton and Matthew Macfadyen make up additional supporting cast.
Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba are back for the next Thor movie instalment. Directed by Taika Waititi, in Thor – Ragnarok, Thor, the hammer wielding god of thunder, lightning, storms, etcetera, must face the Incredible Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela (Blanchett)…
I haven’t watched any Thor Movie’s since Hemsworth’s first because Thor generally isn’t my favourite Marvel superhero. However, this undeniably cool new trailer may just have pulled me right back in. There’s also another reason… my favourite acting queen! Cate Blanchett, of course.
Directed by Marc Francis, Max Pugh and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me is a documentary that follows a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns whose lives are focused on mastering the art of mindfulness with well-known teacher Thich Nhat Hanh…
Walk With Me seems ideal for fans of mindfulness and those who are sort of a little curious about it but haven’t bothered to find out more because it looks like a lot of hard work. ‘Isn’t sleep and general relaxation enough though?’, some in the latter group may or may not have wondered, probably.
According to the all knowing internet, ‘Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique’.
I’ll eventually tune into this one – if only to find out whether the beautiful bass in Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice will prove as distracting as this trailer suggests.