Dr. Strange, the 14th (!) entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, boasts an impressive and well-pedigreed cast, amazing visuals, and a complete lack of comic-book-required-reading. This sci-fi, fantasy trip is fun, loose, and whip-smart. Benedict Cumberbatch headlines as the titular hero who is shown the powers of the universe (and infinite other universes) and who must gather his strength and new skills to battle Mads Mikkelsen, the third actor to portray Hannibal Lecter who has gone on to star in a Marvel film. Tilda Swinton rocks full-Bowie to play The Ancient One and steals most of her scenes. The action is tight, the effects impressive, and the music even memorable. Check it out. Also, check out Danny's written review HERE.
Johnny Depp goes off the deep end and under a mountain of make up to play Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, the infamous Boston crime lord, in Black Mass. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kevin Bacon are, supposedly, also in this movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch stretches himself by playing a genius who is also an asshole in the World War II film The Imitation Game. Starring as Alan Turing, Cumberbatch (who also plays a bastard-genius Sherlock Holmes on the BBC show Sherlock) turns in an Academy Award nominated performance along with Keira Knightley (who also earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination), Mark Strong, and Matthew Goode. The film has been nominated for a total of 8 Academy Awards and 9 BAFTAs and is the subject of the podcast this week. Check out what the guys thought of the movie and leave your comments below.