Sorry, Unfriended: Benedict CumberGrinch is the creepiest thing in today's trailer happy hour

Welcome back to Trailer Happy Hour, where life—by which we mean promotional videos released by film and television studios in order to promote their upcoming projects—finds a way. Today we’ve got men brainwashing wolves, dads pitching CNN shows for their daughters, and the natural consequences of playing Card Against…

Benedict Cumberbatch says he won't take on projects that don't pay men and women equally

As reported by the Radio Times, Benedict Cumberbatch has announced that he’s going to start taking a more active stance in the fight for men and women working in film and TV to receive equal pay. Cumberbatch said that he will “boycott projects that do not pay women the same amount as their male co-stars,” and he…

Benedict Cumberbatch behaves badly and acts terrifically in Patrick Melrose

In the second episode of Showtime’s adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, patriarch and noted monster David Melrose (Hugo Weaving) keeps watch over his carefully isolated kingdom. It’s 1967, and the elder Melrose looks out over the expanse of his property in France, taking in the sunshine and the…

Benedict Cumberbatch disagrees with Martin Freeman's pessimistic Sherlock views

Back in March, Sherlock star Martin Freeman suggested that the show’s fans had loved it too much, with their expectations eventually becoming so high that it became “kind of impossible” for Freeman to have any fun making the show. Combined with the poor reception of the show’s fourth season, and it all basically…

The Patrick Melrose trailer introduces us to Benedict Cumberbatch's latest literary egomaniac

Here’s one for anyone who’s ever wanted to see Benedict Cumberbatch play a famous literary egomaniac, except without all those Sherlock clues and mysteries always flitting around and getting in the way. Showtime today released the trailer for Cumberbatch’s upcoming five-episode series Patrick Melrose, based on Edward…

It’s Battle Of The Sexes vs. The Current War as historic feuds face off in Toronto

Our full-length review of Mother! (Grade: B+) will come later; suffice it to say that it’s the most irrational piece of filmmaking that Darren Aronofsky has produced since his black-and-white debut, Pi. So instead, I’ll start with the dumbest movie I’ve seen at TIFF so far, a nasty Z-grade exploitation flick by Ryûhei…

Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon electrify in first trailer for The Current War 

Either because he’s become a hero of the internet or because he was played by David Bowie in The Prestige, Nikola Tesla has become the superstar of the quest to bring electricity to the world, and while this trailer for The Current War emphasizes Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, Tesla’s brief appearance does set…

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving to play Benedict Cumberbatch’s mom and dad for Showtime

Variety reports that Showtime’s new Benedict Cumberbatch project, Melrose, has added Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving to its cast as the parents of Cumberbatch’s aristocratic title character. Based off Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, the series will track the life of St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical…

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