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    The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

    The hand-to-hand combat that fills the movie is seamlessly integrated into a make-believe world created by the magicians at Jackson’s WETA workshop. (Photo by Mark Pokorny)

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    Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Are Back in the Trailer for 'Sherlock' Season Three

    Benedict Cumberbatch, the cheekboniest actor to ever simultaneously steal the hearts of the global cinephile and fan contingents, returns to his breakout role as a contemporary Sherlock Holmes in season three of BBC's "Sherlock" on January 1st in the U.K. and January 19th in the U.S. on PBS.

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    Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen & More

    If the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was a bloated 2 hour and 49 minute slog, replete with dull merriment, songs and a distended prologue that threatened to put you to sleep, then in contrast, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is a brisk, engagingly paced 2 hours and 41 minutes which goes ...

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    Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Calls J.J. Abrams A “Dickhead”; Does Dramatic Reading of R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’

    Cumberbitches activate! Benedict Cumberbatch has had a pretty good year. He was the main villain “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and he’s about to be doing the same as the voice of a dragon in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” But about that first tentpole....what about all that lying and thieving h...

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    Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Returns as the Famous Detective in the Teaser for Season Three of 'Sherlock'

    These days Benedict Cumberbatch is a huge star who can be seen in both tentpole blockbusters and arthouse hits, but it was his role as a contemporary take on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's witty BBC series "Sherlock" that served as his breakout

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    PBS Announces a Premiere Date For the New Season of Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Sherlock'

    PBS has just unveiled its slate of programming for the Winter/Spring 2014 season, and with it a U.S. premiere date for the highly anticipated third season of "Sherlock," the hit contemporary adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's work, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as legendary detective Sherlock Holmes...

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    As 'Gravity' and 'Captain Phillips' Hit and 'Fifth Estate' Bombs, Who's a Movie Star, Anyway? UPDATED

    UPDATE: While Benedict Cumberbatch is still proving his stripes as a bankable star, PBS has scheduled the third season of "Sherlock" to premiere on January 19, slotted immediately after "Downton Abbey," which has its fourth season stateside premiere January 5. As the Hollywood Reporter puts it, PBS ...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch Eyed To Replace Tom Hardy In 'Everest,' James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston & More In Mix To Co-Star

    Two filmmakers are currently trying to get to the top of an "Everest" film first: Doug Liman and Baltasar Kormakur. But the question is which one will get there first as one has lost a lead, and the other some financing.

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    Top Ten Box Office: 'Gravity' Force Squashes Newbies 'Fifth Estate,' 'Carrie,' and 'Escape Plan,' Young Audiences Are MIA

    Where did the young audience go? That is the compelling -- and scary -- question for studios as another October weekend falls flat, even with strong turnout from the older demographic. The top ten came in at only $94 million, down from $112 last year, as kids failed to turn out for Sony's disappoint...

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    '12 Years a Slave': The Dissenters

    Steve McQueen's brutal, unsparing look at American slavery has met with near-universal acclaim, but the critics who find fault with it ask questions worth answering.

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