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Sinister 2 Review

29 August 2015 12:42 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Tom Wood


Sinister 2

Directed by Ciaran Foy

Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.

Starring James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon

Synopsis – A mother and her twin sons find themselves tormented in their farmhouse by the mysterious Mr Boogie, all whilst Deputy So & So continues his investigation from the previous installment.

Upon hearing of a sequel to Sinister, I was as excited as a child on Christmas Day. Being more of a Splat Pack fan, not many supernatural films have caught my attention like Sinister and continue to gain it through to a second installment.

The film simply has the same storyline of the first, where a family are being haunted by a supernatural being. Very basic indeed; But, that’s not always a bad thing and is what I love about Horror films, the more simple something is, the better it can be. Take a look at The Exorcist, »

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Mikkelsen Up For "Doctor Strange" Villain?

28 August 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Hannibal" star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in the upcoming Scott Derrickson-directed "Doctor Strange" film at Marvel Studios.

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

Tilda Swinton will play Strange's mentor the Ancient One while Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to star as Baron Mordo who becomes Strange's nemesis.

Mikkelsen's role is unknown but sources say he will be another antagonist to Strange. The most other notable villain from the comics is the powerful mystical being Dormammu who has been rumored for the film before.

Jon Spaihts penned the script and Kevin Feige will produce the film which begins production towards year's end ahead of a November 4th 2016 release. If he joins, it will be Mikkelsen's second big film of the period as he's »

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Doctor Strange villain role could go to Mads Mikkelsen

28 August 2015 12:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mads Mikkelsen up for Doctor Strange villain role? Mads Mikkelsen in early talks for Doctor Strange villain role – but who is he playing?

Not content with just starring in a Star Wars film, Hannibal alumni Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks for a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie. Mikkelsen will appear in Gareth EdwardsStar Wars: Rogue One movie in 2016, and now will play an unnamed part in Marvel’s Phase 3 flick.

Variety are reporting the news that Mikkelsen will assume one of the villain roles in the movie, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as Stephen Strange.

Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »

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Doctor Strange: Mads Mikkelsen to play a villain

27 August 2015 10:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mads Mikkelsen is set to jump from Star Wars: Rogue One to Marvel's Doctor Strange, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch...

Production starts later in the year on Marvel's next production, Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing this one, which has long since now cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Further members of the cast include Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

And now another name can be added.

The latest to join the Marvel cinematic universe is Mads Mikkelsen, best known for his starring role in Hannibal, and for his villain role in Casino Royale (although check out The Hunt if you haven't, a really strong, impressive piece of work).

Mikkelsen is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Variety now reports that he's set to take on one of the villain roles in Doctor Strange. The exact role hasn't been identified at this stage. Note that at one stage, »

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Mads Mikkelsen In Talks For Doctor Strange

27 August 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While the trippy and... ahem....strange world(s) of Doctor Strange may add up to this latest project from Marvel Studios to take on the label of ‘Marvel’s biggest gamble’, the second instalment of the studio’s Phase Three may have hit on a great solution to get audiences’ bids on seat for director Scott Derrickson’s (Sinister) exploration of the mystical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: populate it with an amazing cast of actors. Of course, the titular Master of the Mystic Arts will be played by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, with Tilda Swinton taking on the role of his mentor, The Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor cast as his fellow student and eventual nemesis, Baron Mordo. Now, we can add another name to this already impressive list, with Variety reporting that Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to take on a as yet unnamed villain role. »

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'Doctor Strange' Wants 'Hannibal' Star Mads Mikkelsen as a Villain

27 August 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: Civil War officially wrapped this past weekend. That means Marvel is ready to begin work on Doctor Strange. An exact production start date has yet to be announced. But the main cast is almost complete. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character. He is joined by Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who boarded the project earlier this year. Now we have word that another mysterious being is being added to the cosmic line-up.

Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen seems to be ditching his cannibal ways for Disney. It was reported earlier this month, during the studio's big D23 presentation, that the actor had joined the Rebel Alliance for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now comes word that he is taking on a role in Doctor Strange. While Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed the unexpected, that he will actually be playing a hero in Rogue One, it seems that he'll »

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Mads Mikkelsen in talks for Doctor Strange villain

27 August 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from his casting in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it seems that Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen could be set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Variety reporting that he’s in talks to play a villain in Doctor Strange.

See Also: Description of Doctor Strange concept art shown at D23

This isn’t Mikkelsen’s first brush with the McU, as he originally signed on to play Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World, before a scheduling conflict forced him to drop out, with Christopher Eccleston then securing the role.

Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK and November 4, 2016 in the Us, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo.


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Doctor Strange Wants Mads Mikkelsen, Get The Details

27 August 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mads Mikkelsen has previously had connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he was once in line to play Malekith The Accursed in Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World. That deal wound up not working out, with the actor committing himself to the brilliant NBC series Hannibal, but now it looks like the guy might have a second shot at the comic book movie world. Variety has gotten word that Mads Mikkelson is now in early talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange. Unfortunately, at this time the trade doesn't have any information about the specific character that Mikkelson would play, and Marvel didn't comment on the news, but there is word that he could be playing a villain in the movie. This is definitely an interesting situation. Chiwetel Ejiofor is officially on-board to play Baron Mordo in the movie »

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Doctor Strange Eyes Mads Mikkelsen For Villainous Role

27 August 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Variety just dropped a very exciting bit of casting news, as Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is apparently in early talks to play a villain in Marvel’s Doctor Strange opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who will fill the shoes of the Sorcerer Supreme.

Who he’d be playing is being kept under wraps, but considering Baron Mordo has been taken by Chiwetel Ejiofor, he could well be Strange’s best known enemy, Dormammu. In the comics, the character is a demonic entity whose head is permanently engulfed in flames… so maybe expect a few liberties taken there if that is indeed the role Mikkelsen is up for!

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Marvel has been after the actor since he was forced to pull out of playing Malekith in Thor: The Dark World (a role which eventually went to Christopher Eccleston), and it looks like they’ve finally got their man now. »

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Mads Mikkelsen Eyed For Doctor Strange Villain

27 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Variety, Mads Mikkelsen has just entered talks with Marvel Studios to potentially join the cast of Doctor Strange. There is no word on which character he might portray, but the source suggests it will be another villain to rival Benedict Cumberbatch's Sorcerer Supreme alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo. Although there is no offer on the table yet, "one is expected shortly" as there is mutual interest for the Hannibal star to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You might recall that Mads Mikkelsen initially signed on to play Thor: The Dark World villain Malekith the Accursed. However, the actor had to drop out of the Marvel sequel due to scheduling, and that role was evidently given to Christopher Eccleston. However, perhaps things will work out on Doctor Strange. If so, Mikkelsen would join Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo), and Tilda Swington (The Ancient One). Directed by Scott Derrickson, »

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Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Is Courting ‘Hannibal’ Star Mads Mikkelsen as Villain

27 August 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As audiences prepare to bid farewell to “Hannibal,” its star Mads Mikkelsen is being courted for a villainous role in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Mikkelsen has not received an official offer yet but there is mutual interest in having him join the McU. A representative for Marvel had no comment. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star as Dr. Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie, which is slated to start shooting in November. Disney will release the film on. »

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‘Doctor Strange’ Eyes ‘Hannibal’ Star Mads Mikkelsen to Play Villain (Exclusive)

27 August 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Variety has learned exclusively. While sources say no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly. Marvel had no comment on Mikkelsen’s involvement.

Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are on board to co-star. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie from a script by Jon Spaihts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce.

Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, The Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under The Ancient One in the comic books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.

Mikkelsen’s exact role remains under wraps, »

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Review: Sinister 2

25 August 2015 7:59 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scott Derrickson’s 2012 shocker Sinister was a surprise hit, telling a grim story about a true crime author moving his family into a crime scene and eventually opening up a Pandora’s box of evil in the form of a film projector and a boogieman that lived inside of it. It was an in your face film, didn’t pull a single punch and gave one grim ending that left a lot of viewers holding their mouths in shock. As we all know, when a film does well, talks of a sequel typically come up, and faster than you can say “Sinister 2″, there was the inevitable announcement of well,…Sinister 2. How would a sequel to a film in which every major character is killed off fare? Would taking a minor character from the first film, and fleshing out said character be enough to make an interesting continuation? More times than not, »

- Jerry Smith

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"Doctor Strange" - 'Baron Mordo'

25 August 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the origins of Marvel Comics' 'Baron Mordo' on the news that Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor will co-star as the evil sorceror in Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange", directed by Scott Derrickson, with Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Stephen Strange' and Tilda Swinton as 'The Ancient One':

"I am doing 'Doctor Strange'," confirmed Ejiofor, "and I’m incredibly excited about it."

Created by writer Stan Lee and co-plotter, illustrator Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, Mordo has magical abilities derived from years of studying 'black magic' and the mystic arts...

...including hypnotism, mesmerism, thought-casting, and illusion casting.

He can separate his astral form from his body, allowing him to become intangible and invisible to most beings.

He can project deadly force blasts using magic, can teleport inter-dimensionally and manipulate many forms of magical energy, including tapping extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power existing in dimensions tangential to »

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Doctor Strange: Chiwetel Ejiofor confirms involvement

24 August 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are leading Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange movie...

With Captain America: Civil War now wrapping principal photography, the next Marvel cinematic universe project to go before the cameras will be Doctor Strange.

The movie starts shooting shortly, with Scott Derrickson directing. The cast for the film is led by Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, and we know too that Tilda Swinton is to play The Ancient One.

Now we have the formal confirmation that Chiwetel Ejiofor has signed up the Doctor Strange cast too. This had been rumoured, but now the actor himself has confirmed it to be true.

Ejiofor is expected to take on the role of Baron Mordo in the new movie, and chatting to EW to promote his upcoming movie Z For Zachariah, he touched on joining the Marvel cinematic universe.

"I am doing Doctor Strange, and I’m »

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Sinister 2 review

24 August 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 2012 horror hit Sinister gets a sequel, but does it retain the power to terrify? Here's Mark's verdict on Sinister 2...

Nb: This is a spoiler-free review of Sinister 2, which includes plot details about the end of the first film. If you haven't seen the original Sinister, proceed with caution.

How many horror sequels exceed the scare factor of the first film? You can probably count them on one hand and unfortunately, despite offering stronger characters and a more emotionally resonant story, Sinister 2 falls among the far more numerous cases of diminishing returns in horror franchise history. It's deeper, but not scarier.

For those who are unfamiliar with Sinister, the first film was a unique spin on the found footage horror genre, in which Ethan Hawke's true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt literally found footage of grisly murders that had taken place in his new house and copycat »

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Doctor Strange: 8 Things You Need To Know About The Ancient One

23 August 2015 5:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Marvel’s phase three is going to get very interesting indeed with the release of Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, in November 2016. It’s set to reinvent the McU, adding the much anticipated cosmic element, and opening up a world of possibilities.

And while we know a lot about this titular hero and the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch in the role, the most exciting casting development is the recent appointment of Tilda Swinton as the uber Eastern magic master, the Ancient One.

Fans of Strange’s adventures will already be familiar with the character, who, for all intents and purposes is – pardon the glaring typification – the Mr Miyagi to Strange’s Karate Kid; an integral part of Strange’s origin who blasts the traditional boundaries of being that familiar mentor figure.

What Marvel intend to do with the Ancient One is also incredibly interesting; just through the casting of »

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Does Marvel Studios have a director problem? Why A-list filmmakers are fleeing the MCU

23 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Remember that time last year when the humble Cornetto ice cream cone briefly became a revolutionary symbol? (Revolutionary, that is, within the narrow spectrum of blockbuster cinema.)

On May 24, 2014, the day after Marvel Studios announced that writer-director Edgar Wright had stepped down from helming Ant-Man after years in development, Wright tweeted a rapidly-deleted image of Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto, bearing a single-word caption: "Selfie".

The message was clear - Keaton famously regretted his decision to give up independent filmmaking and work for MGM in 1928, calling it "the worst mistake of [his] career" because of his loss of creative control. The Cornetto, being a reference to Wright's blood-and-ice cream trilogy, clarified beyond the shadow of a doubt Wright's disillusionment with his studio masters.

More than a year on, Wright is still yet to speak publicly about what led him to jump ship from a project he had spent eight years developing, »

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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 17-21, 2015)

22 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hitman: Agent 47

During a rare moment of quiet amid the glass-smashing, brain-bashing mayhem of “Hitman: Agent 47,” a character offers the wise observation that we are all a bit more complicated than our internal circuitry might suggest. Applying this logic to the movie itself, it’s fair to conclude that while Aleksander Bach’s directing debut is indeed the junky, incoherent shoot-’em-up we feared it might be, to dismiss it as just another late-August studio craptacular doesn’t quite do it justice. But what to call it, exactly? The 47th best action film of 2015? A feature-length Audi commercial, or a promo reel for the Singapore Tourism Board? The most unnecessary artistic contribution ever made by someone named Bach? Fox is surely hoping that “surprise box office hit” might be a plausible alternative, though the best one will likely be able to say on that front is that where disastrous franchise relaunches are concerned, »

- Variety Staff

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Friend's 'Hitman,' Eisenberg-Stewart 'Ultra' Bomb: Weekend Box Office Estimates

22 August 2015 8:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sinister 2' poster. 'American Ultra,' 'Hitman: Agent 47' and 'Sinister 2': Weekend box office bombs American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, and Sinister 2 are the new entries at the North American box office this weekend, Aug. 21-23, '15. All three of them are expected to underperform – with American Ultra having a particularly disastrous bow, especially for a movie starring Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and former Twilight star Kristen Stewart. Whether you blame it on a glut of movies targeting the same audience, a lack of major box office draws, or poor reviews, only one of the debutantes is expected to score more than $10 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters by Sunday evening. 'Sinister 2' According to early estimates found at Deadline.com, Ciarán Foy's Sinister 2 will lead the pack of newcomers with »

- Zac Gille

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