Jerusalem in Imax 3D with a topping of Benedict Cumberbatch — that’s a pretty big dessert of branding. The richly plummy vowels of His Royal Cumberness are mostly window dressing on this magnificently scenic but fatally bland National Geographic docu-history of one of the world’s most beautiful, bloodily contested cities. With one eye surely fixed on the spiritual tourism market, the movie’s focus is firmly on Jerusalem as the “gateway to God” for Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Those looking for a portrait of Jerusalem as the modern, politically polarized city it is today are mostly out of luck.
At 40 minutes long, “Jerusalem,” which is currently playing on giant screens around the United States, feels as though it’s hanging off the edge of some other, bigger project. In venues like the California Science Center, where the film accompanies an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the film bowls »
- Ella Taylor
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The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage.
The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.
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While we wait for Marvel to close out its Phase Two lineup this year with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, the pieces are starting to come together for several of the studio's Phase Three adventures. We reported yesterday that production begins next month on Captain America: Civil War, with Doctor Strange likely to follow later this year and Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the title character. Beyond that, there isn't much we know about the rest of Phase Three, which includes the third Thor adventure entitled Thor: Ragnarok. It brings back Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are currently working on the script, but the project doesn't have a director in place yet. Original Thor director Kenneth Branagh recently spoke with Den Of Geek about a possible return to the helm for Thor: Ragnarok. The director says he may come back to direct, »
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When Marvel announced a third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, it was obvious that Chris Evans was going to be back in the lead role, and that the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were likely to return. But the first piece of fresh casting news on the project was the addition of Daniel Bruhl to the line up.
Back in November last year, he was added to the cast in an unnamed role, believed to be a villain. Furthermore, the rumour was that he would then carry that role over to Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange movie, which is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch. There's been no further word on his Doctor Strange involvement since then, we should note.
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Back in February, new photos from the set of Sherlock's Christmas Special showed Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) in Victorian Era clothing, which lead many to believe that the special will be set in the 19th Century. Entertainment Weekly caught up with series co-creator Steven Moffat, who confirmed that the special is set in Victorian Era London. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"The special is its own thing. We wouldn't have done the story we're doing, and the way we're doing it, if we didn't have this special. It's not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it - as we could hardly conceal - it's Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It's kind of in its own little bubble. »
While the world awaits to find out what really happened in that late-night “fracas” between Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, Monkey is reminded of Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance on the BBC2 show when he taught Clarkson … how to punch.
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It's time again for our sexy spin on the Ncaa's annual March Madness tournament - March Man-ness! Last year, you chose Tom Hiddleston as your favorite guy, and we've got a bunch of new celebrity men for you to pick from for 2015. Small-screen stars like Jensen Ackles and Jesse Williams are up against movie actors Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Christian Grey himself, Jamie Dornan. We've also included a couple of cute crooners, as well as a former son of anarchy, a future superhero, and a huge hunk with a heart of gold. Scroll through to see all the sexy March Man-ness options, and cast your vote at the end of the gallery! »
Sherlock is a thrilling, contemporary reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic that follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson's adventures in 21st Century London. Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man in an old world. Now he's back as he should be: edgy, difficult and dangerous, as Benedict Cumberbatch shows him in a new, contemporary light. Sherlock can tell a software designer by his tie and an airline pilot by his thumb. He has a uniquely analytical brain unlike anyone else in the world – a man who staves off boredom by solving crimes. When a chance encounter brings soldier John Watson (Freeman) into Sherlock's life, it's apparent the two men couldn't be more different, but Sherlock's intellect coupled with John's pragmatism soon forge an unbreakable alliance. Across three »
- Pietro Filipponi
At SXSW, the Sherlock writer confirms Christmas special will see Holmes and Watson depart their usual contemporary setting
Sherlock fans were confounded by the mystery of a recent promotional image showing Holmes and Watson dressed in Victorian garb – a throwback to Arthur Conan Doyle’s original setting for the detective, rather than the usual contemporary setting of the TV show. The speculation deepened when stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were recently seen filming in Victorian costume.
Now the riddle is somewhat unravelled by the show’s writer Steven Moffat, who revealed some details of the forthcoming special of the BBC series. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly ahead of a SXSW panel, he said:
The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Wondered what Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and company were doing in Victorian clothing in the set photos from the upcoming Sherlock special last month? Well, we now have the answer, as Steven Moffat has revealed to EW that the 90-minute special is set to take place in Victorian London.
“The special is its own thing,” said Moffat at SXSW. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
As yet there’s no confirmed air date for the Sherlock special, »
- Gary Collinson
Sherlock's upcoming special will be set in Victorian London.
The show's co-creator Steven Moffat confirmed that the one-off 90-minute episode is entirely separate from other instalments.
Moffat told Entertainment Weekly: "The special is its own thing. We wouldn't have done the story we're doing, and the way we're doing it, if we didn't have this special.
"It's not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it - as we could hardly conceal - it's Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be a separate entity on its own.
"It's kind of in its own little bubble."
The writer confirmed that filming for the special is almost complete, adding that he is very »
The BBC is cooking up something special for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson that should please fans of their monster hit modern-day series Sherlock and Conan Doyle purists who prefer their crime fighting rooted firmly in 19th Century London. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are shooting a Sherlock special set in Victorian times.Series co-creator Stephen Moffat confirmed to Entertainment Weekly yesterday that the iconic detective and his erstwhile companion will indeed return to their original stomping grounds for a one-off special episode of Sherlock, to air on the BBC around Christmas time. So what's the deal? Have Holmes and Watson become time travellers? Is this a nicotine patch-induced fever dream? Apparently not - just a good old-fashioned one-shot."The special is its own thing,"...
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Back in November, British broadcaster BBC One released a photo of “Sherlock” stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman donning Victorian garb that set off speculations of whether the show would explore time travel or simply be playing dress-up.
Now the show’s co-creator, Steven Moffat, confirmed an upcoming special will travel back to Victorian England. Moffat told Entertainment Weekly that the special is independent from the show’s highly anticipated fourth season, which will likely appear in early 2016.
“The special is its own thing,” Moffat said on Monday. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it — as we could hardly conceal — it’s Victorian.”
Moffat alluded to the high stakes involved with the show’s fourth season at the 2014 Emmy Awards. »
- Seth Kelley
When Benedict Cumberbatch was photographed dressed up as original-recipe Sherlock for Sherlock's upcoming special episode, we wondered: Was it time travel? A dream sequence? A masterful bit of trolling? Now, thanks to Steven Moffat, we have our answer: None of the above! As it turns out, the entire special will be set in the 1800s, and none of it is canon. "The special is its own thing," Moffat told EW. "We wanted to do [a Victorian version of Sherlock], but it had to be a special, it had to be a separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble." We look forward to seeing how the Sherlock team will un-update the classic Doyle stories for the old millennium. »
- Nate Jones
Earlier in the year we saw the release of several shots taken during the filming of the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special. They featured both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman wearing some rather antiquated garb while walking down an old-timey Victorian street. Was this a hallucination? A dream? Some Doctor Who related shenanigans? Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat spoke to Entertainment Weekly today and confirmed what many fans had suspected; that the entirety of the episode will »
- Kevin Fraser
We may still have to wait several months for Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), John Watson (Martin Freeman) and the rest of the 221B Baker Street regulars to grace our screens for a new Sherlock adventure, but more details are starting to leak out about the episode. Or at least are being confirmed by co-creator Steven Moffat.Talking before a panel at the SXSW conference, Moffat confirmed fan speculation that sightings of the leads in 19th garb do indeed mean that our heroes will be part of an adventure that takes place more than a hundred years in the past. “The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as »
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The first gallery of snaps from the forthcoming Sherlock special episode showcased Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 19th century attire. Many wondered the importance of their period garb; perhaps the crime-fighting duo were in attendance at a society ball? Or, is the entire episode just a hallucination spawned from the recesses of Sherlock’s ever-creative mind?
According to the show’s co-creator Steven Moffat, who sat down with EW at South By Southwest, the next episode will take place in Victorian London. And, on the basis of his comments, it may emerge as a spinoff of sorts:
“The special is it’s own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it »
- Gem Seddon
We're getting a likely Christmas Special episode of The BBC's "Sherlock" this year, and both set photos and the first still released last year showcased both Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's John Watson in Victorian period garb more akin to those of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
Is it part of a fancy dress party or some flashback? Nope, turns out the entire special will be set in Victorian England and will involve Holmes and Watson investigating a major crime in the 19th century.
So is time travel suddenly involved? Show runner Steven Moffat says no and tells EW straight up that this 90-minute episode is a one-off and standalone thing: "The special is its own thing...we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble. »
- Garth Franklin
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been playing very modern versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in "Sherlock," but a special upcoming 90-minute episode will take them back in time to the Victorian era of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.
Entertainment Weekly talked to "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat before a SXSW conference, noting that fans had seen the show's two stars dressed in 19th century clothes during recent filming. Were the characters dressing up for a party, a dream sequence, or some other reason yet to be explained?
"The special is it's own thing," Steven told EW. "We wouldn't have done the story we're doing, and the way we're doing it, if we didn't have this special. It's not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it - as we could hardly conceal - it's Victorian." He said the standalone »
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