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    Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' With Michael Fassbender & Chiwetel Ejiofor

    It's official -- and in case you haven't noticed -- Benedict Cumberbatch has arrived. The "Sherlock" star already spent 2011 in some pretty high profile fare like "War Horse" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," earned big praise for his turn opposite Jonny Miller i...

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    The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest On-Screen Sherlock

    Who is the greatest on-screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes? It's a complicated question -- acting can be difficult enough to quantify even without the challenge of taking on the most frequently portrayed fictional character in the history of film and television. Each Holmes has had to compete ...

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    Danny Boyle's Amazing 'Frankenstein' Stage Play Coming To American Movie Theaters This Summer

    In an impressive bit of synergistic strategizing, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Fathom Events will be screening a taped version of last spring's "Frankenstein" stage play for two nights in June. What makes this such a slick move is that it's perfectly tapping into a number of Zeitgeist-ca...

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    'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch On the Sleuth's Sexuality and How His Own Stock Has Increased

    The BBC's "Sherlock," the popular and critically acclaimed modern day take on the iconic British sleuth, returns for a second season this Sunday on PBS (9pm ET) in the US. The three new feature-length episodes -- which find Holmes butting heads with his female counterpart Irene Adler (...

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    Sherlock Meets Bieber And Fifty Shades of Grey

    Downton Abbey is not the only buzz-worthy upscale/downscale gem from PBS’s Masterpiece this year. Season 2 of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the 21st century version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ultra-rational hero, begins on Sunday with “A Scandal in Belgravia.” The ...

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    Preview the First Seven Minutes of the New "Sherlock" Online

    "Sherlock," the delightful BBC series that updates Arthur Conan Doyle's characters for the contemporary era -- Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a brilliant "high-functioning sociopath"; Watson (Martin Freeman) a wounded Afghanistan vet; people sometimes mistake them fo...

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    What Was That About Khan? Benedict Cumberbatch Lands Villain Role In 'Star Trek 2'

    So, remember when the Internet was convinced that KHAAAAAAAAAN would be the villain in "Star Trek 2" because Benicio Del Toro was intially tapped to play the role, and then Edgar Ramirez and Jordi Molla were being tossed around to replace him after he bounced? Well, gue...

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy—movie review

    When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings. That wouldn’t be honest, but at least I can begin on a positive note. From the casting of Gary Oldman as veteran MI6 agent George Smiley ...

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    Geronimo! Five Actors Who Could Lead A David Yates-Helmed 'Doctor Who' Movie

    Given our reboot-happy culture, it was only a matter of time before long-running BBC science-fiction series "Doctor Who" got the movie treatment, despite the fact that it's still on the air, and gaining a bigger international audience than ever before. But this afternoon's news tha...

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    Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch & Claire Foy In Trailer For British Drama 'Wreckers'

    Is there an unlikelier star to have emerged in the last year than Benedict Cumberbatch? The gangly British actor, who broke through to film as the rapist in "Atonement," isn't your picture of an average leading man, but thanks to his lead in the BBC's "Sherlock," and an O...

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