Benedict Cumberbatch

News, Reviews & Features
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Movie Review | Matt | 4th May 2013

    Right from the very first scene, which sees Kirk and Bones sprinting through bright red flora to escape from a primitive alien tribe, Star Trek Into Darkness proves to be a film of relentless adventure. It’s non-stop action through and through, and, once this opening chase sets the pace, the film seems to always be constantly accelerating. As such, the film spends all of its time going somewhere; and it goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise’s original mission statement and go boldly.

  • Something about this Star Trek Into Darkness poster seems a little off

    Movie News | Ali | 16th April 2013

    I can't quite put my finger on what's weird about it.

  • If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 21st March 2013

    They should have called this movie Star Tits Into Bra-rkness. Am I right or am I right? (Actual poster at IMP).

  • New picture from Star Trek Into Darkness ruins entire film, probably

    Movie News | Ali | 12th December 2012

    Spoiler alert! Well, it's not actually a spoiler, because we don't know the plot of Star Trek Into Darkness yet. But if it shows what we think it shows, then yeah, the movie's spoiled. Already.

  • Whatever you do, don't Google image-search 'Sherlock manga'

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 15th September 2012

    I heard someone had made a Sherlock manga, so I went looking for it. Now I can never unsee this.

  • Cumberhats: redux

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd September 2012

    Parade's End: it's a big, periody, costumey thing, and by thunder it gives old Benylin Cummerbund of this parish the chance to do what he does best: wear a hat.

  • DVD weekly: spies, trailer trash and Cumberbitches

    TV Feature | Kirsty Harrison | 28th March 2012

    This week's DVD releases are so bloody good, I forgot to stop watching them and missed my deadline. And the clocks went forward which, like, confused me.

  • War Horse

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th January 2012

    At the screening of War Horse I attended, there were people in floods of tears. Floods. Not just quiet, reflective sobbing, but that godless, wretched honking that's usually accompanied by snot and friends who wish they were somewhere else. Me? I didn't shed a single tear – I walked out of there like Moses parting a salty sea. Bear in mind I once got a bit teary because I thought one of my cats was upset with me, and that should tell you a little about me, but everything about War Horse. It's about as manipulative a film has Steven Spielberg has ever made – a movie that's been custom-designed from the ground up to play a sad harp solo on the heartstrings; a story cynically told to invoke as many tears as possible. You'd swear it was bankrolled by Kleenex.

  • Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 2nd January 2012

    (*chants*) Sherlock's got a girlfriend, Sherlock's got a girlfriend! (*ages by five years*) Sherlock's a virgin, Sherlock's a virgin! (*ages by fifteen years, clears throat*) Good evening. Here is a serious review of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, which was transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation last night.

  • The first rule of Fight Club is "the game is afoot"

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 21st December 2011

    Or it's "elementary", or something. What did Sherlock Holmes used to say before it was all about Robert Downey Jr wearing dresses? Look, just click this for a Sherlock trailer and forget I said anything.