Schlagwort: Benedict Cumberbatch

25. April 2018 / / Reviews
1. Januar 2017 / / Special Coverage

Mit dem Start ins neue Jahr kommt auch die vierte und (voraussichtlich letzte) Staffel der BBC Serie Sherlock ins Fernsehen. Ein guter Grund, um mal alles wieder aufzufrischen.

26. Oktober 2016 / / Reviews
29. Dezember 2015 / / Reviews

Mit Mr. Holmes bringt Regisseur Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Twilight – Breaking Dawn 1 + 2) ein ruhiges und intimes Portrait des fiktiven Meisterdetektivs in die Kinos. Getragen von Ian McKellens Performance ist Mr. Holmes eine erfrischende alternative zur beliebten BBC-Serie mit Benedict Cumberbatch.

10. Dezember 2014 / / Reviews

Zum wahrscheinlich letzten Mal begeben wir uns ins Kino, um nach Mittelerde gebracht zu werden, die riesige Welt, die die Kinozuschauer seit 2001 fesselt. Doch Bilbos Weg neigt sich dem Ende zu und wir wollen mal schauen, ob das ein Abschied in Würden ist.

29. Januar 2014 / / Oscars

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Director Steve McQueen’s third movie 12 Years a Slave is based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup (portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor). A free black man from New York in 1841 who got abducted by two men who pretending to hire him as a violinist. Very quickly Solomon – now referred to as Platt – gets sold to a slaveowner (Benedict Cumberbatch) and is facing the harsh reality of working as a slave.

Riding on a lot of Oscar buzz 12 Years a Slave had me after a few minutes and after the movie was over I had this rare moment when I realized that I actually really love both frontrunners for best picture at the Oscars (Gravity being the other contender).

1. Januar 2014 / / Analysen

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The resolution of Sherlock’s second season is imminent and this article being written so close to the airing of the Season 3 premiere is an exercise in pointlessness. But similarly my Gandalf/Radagst speculation I just want to write down my thoughts before I watch the product.

 Plus, I am super convinced that no matter what happens in the Season premiere THIS is the definitive answer to what happened in the second season of Sherlock).

WARNING!: There will be spoilers for Sherlock’s first two seasons and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Trust me… I have gone through all the episodes frame by frame and I have now discovered all the missing details. Writer Steven Moffat hinted during an interview that he was aware of all the fan speculation but that all the theories on the internet he had come across had missed one important detail that will explain everything about how Sherlock cheated death.

And I can now say that I am 99% sure of what detail he meant and that the answer is trickier than we thought. You see, Sherlock Holmes is not really Sherlock Holmes, it was just a smokescreen to conceal his true identity. His real name, is…

31. Dezember 2013 / / Analysen

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On January 1st the British re-interpration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes will return in the form of the third Season of BBC’s Sherlock. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit) as the title giving detective and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Ali G. Inda House (yes, check it out just to see Freeman as a gangsta!)) as Dr. John Watson. And after the cliffhanger from Season 2 featuring a confrontation between Sherlock and his archenemy Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) we had to wait 2 years to find out what happened in these final moments.

This essay will contain spoilers for Season 1-2 of Sherlock and will go into the depths of my fears for Season 3:

24. Mai 2013 / / Reviews

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Being the sequel to a super fast paced reboot Star Trek Into Darkness wastes no time and throws us right into an Indiana Jones inspired opening. While Kirk (Chris Pine) and Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) have to distract the natives Spock (Zachary Quinto) has to stop a volcano from destroying this civilization. The high adrenaline opening culminates into a situation where Kirk violates the prime directive which forbids interference in lesser developed cultures.

His actions save the day but also make the primitive species worship the Enterprise as a symbol of some godly interference.

It is after this action sequence and the comedic payoff that the title card appears and the movie literally descends into darkness with a moody introduction of the mysterious villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).