Benedict Cumberbatch Reading an Alan Turing Letter in Celebration of Written Correspondence is Peak Cumberbatch
Be my penpal?
In anticipation of independent U.K. publisher Canongate's annual Letters Live event, (at which Cumberbatch is a frequent presenter, of course) here's Benedict "Pingwing" Cumberbatch reading a letter from Alan Turing to mathematician Norman Routledge.Read More
Last night's Oscars were surprisingly full of poignant messages and emotional musical numbers - but it wasn't all flawless. Here's our list of the best and worst moments of the 2015 Academy Awards!Read More
In the wake of the Oscar nominated film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing's gotten a lot of attention in the public consciousness— but what often gets left out of his amazing story of code-breaking and computer geniusery is that in 1952, he was convicted of "gross indecency" for being gay and was forcibly chemically castrated by his government. A few years later, he was dead by suicide.Read More
It's not a rumor from Deadline this time. There's a press release and everything. It's happening.Read More
The Benedict Cumberbatch Show, for better or worse.
The biopic banner covers every inch of The Imitation Game, ultimately to the point that the film is more concerned with the prestige that comes with the true story/biopic genre than it is with telling a compelling story of Alan Turing’s accomplishments and his tragic downfall.Read More
#BreakTheInternet: Benedict Cumberbatch Does Perfect Impressions of Tom Hiddleston, Bane, Taylor Swift & More
Still can't say penguin though.
Wow, this guy is talented. He should be, like, an actor or something.Read More
But what of Dolphin Tale 2, you cry?
There's a lot to anticipate in the world of geek films between now and January. Trashy trolls! Benedict Cumberbatch! Nightmare-fodder Paddington Bear! Excepting that last one, there's a lot of goodness in the stars for movie-lovers this Fall; here in order of release date are 15 of the offerings I'm most excited for.Read More
Kleenex at the ready.
Benedict Cumberbatch's previous "Look, ma! I'm playing a tech history icon!" movie, WikiLeaks docudrama The Fifth Estate, crashed and burned both critically and commercially, so here's hoping his Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game does better. There's certainly no shortage of talent on display in the trailers (US above, UK behind the cut).Read More