Articles Tagged 'The Imitation Game'

Colin Firth and Jude Law star in Genius.

‘Genius’: 10 Films That Explore The Brilliant Mind

Genius opens in theaters today, starring Jude Law as the writer Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as legendary editor Maxwell Perkins. It depicts the relationship between genius and mentor, though by the end viewers might wonder which is which: It adds to a long history of movies that have explored the nature of genius, from 1936’s […]

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ and Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’ (Pics: Working Title/Studio Canal)

So How Did Our Oscar Nominees Respond?

Yesterday, the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced and some of our favorite British talents found themselves firmly on the guestlist. And of course, this is the sort of thing that creates its own news hurricane, so quotes had to be sourced from everyone involved, as soon as possible. So, how did our […]

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Benedict, Keira, Rosamund and Eddie: the Oscar Nominations 2015

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards are in, and it looks set to be another exciting night for British talent, with mentions for most of the biggest British talents who had been expected to appear on the list (with the possible exception of Selma‘s David Oyelowo). The Imitation Game did particularly well, being nominated for […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Secret of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Success: “I Meditate a Lot”

There’s a rather good interview with Benedict Cumberbatch in the Wall Street Journal, which brings us up to date on his recent projects—playing Richard III in the sequel to The Hollow Crown, and researching Doctor Strange by reading a stack of old Marvel comics—and unmasks a surprisingly spiritual side to the arch-rationalist behind Sherlock. “I […]

Brad Pitt

WATCH: Brad Pitt Teaches David Oyelowo’s Name in Song

Whatever you may think about Brad Pitt as an actor, or celebrity, you can’t deny his name is easy to get right. It’s just two syllables, with some soft consonants and a long vowel in the first half and a short, sharp second. Brad. Pitt. Brad Pitt. Braaaaad. Pitt. Easy peasy. He possibly hasn’t had […]

Alan Turing

Five Things to Know About Alan Turing

As The Imitation Game continues to win fans and plaudits, and critics slyly nudge one another and hold pretend Academy Awards whenever Benedict Cumberbatch delivers an interview on the subject of the film’s subject, Alan Turing, we present a little light background reading on a very particular British genius. To start with the basics, Alan […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

Is Benedict Cumberbatch Romantic Lead Material?

Oh now here’s a question. During one of the astonishingly huge amount of press interviews Benedict Cumberbatch has given to promote his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, he expressed the thought that he hasn’t ever played the romantic lead in a romantic movie about romance. The way he said it to Vulture […]

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Step Out in NYC

Just in case there were any die-hard Cumbergangers who refused to believe in Benedict’s engagement to the award-winning director, playwright, actress and singer Sophie Hunter on the grounds that they have very, very rarely been seen in public together; last night they made a very public debut at the New York premiere of The Imitation […]

Keira Knightley’s Benedict Cumberbatacch face (Pic: Radio Times)

WATCH: Now Keira’s Doing Benedict Impressions

We should all have seen this coming. If you call a movie The Imitation Game and it is not about people doing impressions of one another, entertainment journalists will take the opportunity in every promotional interview to start playing literal imitation games with the stars of the movie. So yesterday it was Benedict Cumberbatch rattling […]

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