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Dr. Strange Movie Dissected by Cast in New Video Featurette (watch!)

Dr. Strange, the new Marvel movie, is about the strangest superhero yet, a kind of anti-hero who gains his powers by mastering the occult. In fact Dr. Strange is also mystified by his own superpowers. But a new Disney featurette helps sort things out. The film co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton....

Dr. Strange Discovers His Strange Powers in New Marvel Trailer (see!)

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Dr. Strange in the last Marvel superhero movie, is mystified by his own super powers in the latest trailer for the 14th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He toys with mind-bending magic and alternate dimensions. Disney released the trailer and a new poster to mark the cast’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. The film co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton....

Johnny Depp Redeems Himself as ‘Black Mass’ Gangster Whitey Bulger

Johnny Depp returns to form in “Black Mass,” the stylish, sinewy story about infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. His criminal exploits were at the epicenter of corruption, drugs, extortion and murder in South Boston for four decades. “Black Mass” could land Depp in solid Oscar contention along with stellar performances from Joel Edgarton, Kevin Bacon, Rory Cochrane and Benedict Cumberbatch. Director Scott Cooper keeps the focus on the story and keeps it moving in a brisk, workmanlike fashion....

Vanity Fair Reveals Its Hollywood Cover: See Who Made the Cut!

Vanity Fair today (Feb. 4) revealed the cover of its annual Hollywood issue. It’s become as much of a rite of passage in Tinsletown as the Oscars themselves. Or so the magazine would like you to believe. So who made the cut? You might be surprised. The magazine definitely made sure the 10 actors who appear on the extended, three-flap cover are representative among women, men and minorities on the big screen. But men slightly outnumbered women, this year and the crowd definitely skewed a little older than the stars who appeared on 20 previous covers over the years....

Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor Hailed at 12 Years a Slave Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor led a procession of stars at the Los Angeles premiere of “12 Years A Slave,” the Anglo-American film based on the travails of free black man Solomon Northup He was kidnapped and sold into slavery 20 years before the Civil War, but managed to escape and write a book about his experience. Ejiofor plays Northup in the film adaptation directed by Steve McQueen....

Man of Steel: Script So-So, But Great Acting Lifts Film

“Man of Steel” is a stunningly good story… for the first third of the movie. It’s punctuated by great performances from Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, and Amy Adams. Costner’s so good as Superman’s earth dad, he could nab a Best Supporting Oscar nom....