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The Batch is back as Sherlock returns

January 20, 2014 14:17:37 Posted at January 20, 2014 14:17:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Benedict Cumberbatch was enjoying himself at the SAG Awards. I mean that sincerely, no side-eye. Every time I caught a glimpse of him in the audience, he was smiling and laughing, sitting at the 12 Years a Slave table but making time for his August: Osage County co-stars, too. It had to feel nice, being a double nominee as part of the 12 Years and Osage County ensembles—it’s a positive footnote to the year that didn’t go quite as originally planned Full Story

Bendy & Fassy get down

January 14, 2014 16:22:24 Posted at January 14, 2014 16:22:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Certain corners of the internet have been damp down there after seeing this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender getting down at the FOX after-party on Sunday night following the Golden Globes celebrating the Best Drama win for 12 Years A Slave. I would be damp if Chiwetel Ejiofor was in the shot. Full Story

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How responsible are we, really?

December 17, 2013 18:45:37 Posted at December 17, 2013 18:45:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Reader Jackie sent an email this morning about Benedict Cumberbatch that basically boiled down to, “Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be skating along the edge of other people’s bad decisions, so when does that become a problem for him?” (Emphasis mine). Her examples:  playing a white-washed role in Star Trek Into Darkness (Khan, who, it should be noted, has never been played by an Indian actor), the whole Fifth Estate Full Story

Sherlock doesn’t approve

December 9, 2013 21:01:35 Posted at December 9, 2013 21:01:35
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Of John’s comedy mustache. It’s T-minus forty days until Sherlock series 3 premieres in the US, or, as I like to put it, T-minus twenty-two days until we all pirate it (“The Empty Hearse” is scheduled to air on New Year’s Day in the UK). Why do they insist on this window between airings? Do they actually think we’re going to wait three whole weeks to learn how Sherlock survived The Fall? Because while John may say he doesn’t care how, only why, we, the audience, already know why (to save you, John!). Full Story

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The (almost) year of Benedict Cumberbatch

December 5, 2013 15:38:38 Posted at December 5, 2013 15:38:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Hollywood Reporter put Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover a few months ago, declaring him officially part of the A List. Click here to read Sarah’s piece at the time. All signs did indeed point, then, to it being the Year of Cumberbatch, especially since The Fifth Estate was about to screen at TIFF and everyone was already talking Oscar. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s lock of hair

November 14, 2013 17:04:21 Posted at November 14, 2013 17:04:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Samir Hussein/ Getty

Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to the words “eat pussy” come out of Rob Ford’s mouth all morning but suddenly everything seems brighter, nicer, easier to look at. Seth Meyers is apparently strongly considering making it a sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Full Story

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Benedict’s box office boo-boo

October 21, 2013 16:38:02 Posted at October 21, 2013 16:38:02
Sarah Posted by Sarah

So we’ve already discussed today how box office tracking is usually full of sh*t (click here for a refresher), but there is a threshold where it simply doesn’t matter how wonky the numbers are—you can’t deny when a movie sh*ts the bed. Full Story

Good Morning Benedict Cumberbatch

October 11, 2013 15:36:11 Posted at October 11, 2013 15:36:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch was on Good Morning America today presumably to promote The Fifth Estate. Julian Assange borrowed from Sinead O’Connor this week and wrote a hissy fit open letter to Cumberbatch about his portrayal. Thanks for the publicity, Julian. Don’t you know? Or does he know and that’s the point? Too heavy before a long weekend. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Professional Smart Person

September 18, 2013 21:13:15 Posted at September 18, 2013 21:13:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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He’s played real life mathematicians (Stephen Hawking) and imaginary ones (in The Last Enemy), and Very Smart People real and imagined (Julian Assange and Sherlock Holmes), and now The Batch is filming The Imitation Game, a movie about mathematician Alan Turing and his efforts to code-break the Enigma Machine during World War II. Full Story

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Welcome to the A-list, Benedict Cumberbatch

September 11, 2013 19:44:52 Posted at September 11, 2013 19:44:52
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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If 2011 was The Year of The Fassbender, then 2013 is The Year of The Batch. With a blockbuster (Star Trek Into Darkness), another installment of the popular TV show that made him (Sherlock), and a trio of Oscar-y projects that showcase his talents from period drama to modern leading man (12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County and The Fifth Estate), like him or not, you cannot deny this is Benedict Cumberbatch’s year. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch weekend in a week

August 28, 2013 16:32:55 Posted at August 28, 2013 16:32:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Fifth Estate opens TIFF a week tomorrow. Am kind of curious to see how many of Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans show up at Roy Thomson Hall that night. And what level of Twi-Hard they reach. Like will they be breaking into all the hotels in the vicinity? Will they offer up their babies to him to hold? (This happened with Brad Pitt a few years ago. Full Story

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Cumberbatch plays it like DiCaprio

August 20, 2013 14:28:28 Posted at August 20, 2013 14:28:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are shooting Sherlock in Cardiff, Wales. Sherlock evidently had his clothes stolen and is trying to escape in someone else’s. Leonardo DiCaprio? It’s like he’s acting out a scene from Leo’s true life, wearing second hand athletic gear and looking for a dumpster to jump into. Full Story

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Sherlock’s return

August 5, 2013 14:35:22 Posted at August 5, 2013 14:35:22
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s about three months until Sherlock returns on the BBC and/or we all pirate it—no use pretending any of us are actually going to wait till it airs on PBS in twenty-motherf*cking-fourteen—and we have our first teaser. It’s a totally uninformative glimpse of Sherlock playing peek-a-boo with all the main characters and I love it. Full Story

Sherlockiana

July 22, 2013 16:36:11 Posted at July 22, 2013 16:36:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah

That’s an actual word—it’s the name given to the cottage industry that sprung up around Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, of films and television shows and even other stories written by different people. Anything Sherlock Holmes-adjacent is part of Sherlockiana, which means Comic-Con now has a footnote in the Sherlock Holmes encyclopedia, as Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, co-creators and writers of the BBC’s Sherlock, as well as producer Sue Vertue, appeared at Comic-Con on Friday to discuss series three. Full Story