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Dazed by Election, Americans Flee (to the Movies)

Moviegoers were looking for a little escapism after a long campaign

(Newser) - For the poor, the tired, the wretched masses yearning to be free of the American presidential election , there was an escape this weekend and it was to be found in a dark room with make-believe characters on a big screen. Doctor Strange got the most box-office love for the second... More »

Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic

Big win for Benedict Cumberbatch in a surprisingly strong weekend

(Newser) - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, reports the AP , including Marvel's Doctor Strange, the animated Trolls and Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, effectively waking up the sleepy fall box office. As the superhero in the bunch, Doctor ... More »

Doctor Strange Is a Beautiful 'Headtrip'

Don't miss it in 3D IMAX, say critics

(Newser) - Following up its latest Captain America flick can't have been easy, but Marvel Studios has apparently aced the task. With a 90% approval rating from both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes , Doctor Strange is a superhero movie almost universally adored. Here's what critics are saying:
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Yes, This Is Apparently the Best Dressed Royal Male

Prince Philip comes out highest on GQ's list

(Newser) - British GQ has named Britain's 50 best dressed men, and the royal who ranks highest on the list this year is Prince Philip. (A choice that prompted Vanity Fair to declare, "The Man Named Best Dressed in the Royal Family Is Probably Not Who You’d Expect.... More »

Has Depp Finally Returned to Form?

One critic says role as Whitey Bulger is 'one of his best'; another heartily disagrees

(Newser) - Yes, that's Johnny Depp in those eerie blue contacts and balding blonde wig. The actor transforms into gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass , which follows the crimelord's remarkable rise in South Boston, with a strong supporting cast along for the ride. Here's what critics are... More »

Cumberbatch Is a Dad

'Sherlock' actor, wife Sophie Hunter welcome baby boy

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch has a new announcement to make : The Sherlock actor and new wife Sophie Hunter are "delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," reports the BBC , per a statement from the couple's rep last night. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the... More »

John Travolta Explains That Whole 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

And does a bunch of other weird stuff at this year's Oscars

(Newser) - John Travolta and Idina Menzel presented an award together at last night's Oscars, a year after the Academy Awards ceremony in which Travolta famously flubbed Menzel's name, presenting her as "Adele Dazeem." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live , Travolta finally explained that 2014 moment. He thought... More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Married

Actor marries director Sophie Hunter on Valentine's Day

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have gotten married in a Valentine's Day wedding on the Isle of Wight that was presumably as charmingly traditional as the couple's engagement announcement . A rep confirms the nuptials to the AP , calling it a "magical day." Cumberbatch's Sherlock co-star... More »

Cumberbatch: Sorry for Using the Term 'Colored'

Actor says he feels like a 'complete fool'

(Newser) - Whoops: The seemingly always charming Benedict Cumberbatch has finally put his foot in his mouth, the Huffington Post reports. During an interview on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS last week, Cumberbatch was asked about diversity in acting roles and said, "I think as far as colored actors go... More »

Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby

Sophie Hunter is pregnant, sources say

(Newser) - Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are going to get married a bit earlier than expected—because they're having a baby soon after, sources tell Page Six . "Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it," says a source who puts... More »

Cumberbatch Announces Engagement the Old-Fashioned Way

With a notice in the 'Times' births, deaths, and marriages section

(Newser) - Eight lines have broken many hearts. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and theater director Sophie Hunter announced their engagement today, making the news public with a minuscule eight-line announcement on the births, deaths, and marriages page of the Times of London. Cumberbatch's spokeswoman, Karon Maskill, confirmed the engagement. More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

5 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2013

Even Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg couldn't save these movies

(Newser) - Sometimes even a big Hollywood name can't help you. Forbes rounds up the 10 biggest flops of the year, movies that performed terribly at the box office—often despite having quite a bit of star power involved. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete... More »

Assange Calls Out Actor in 'Wretched' WikiLeaks Movie

Calls Benedict Cumberbatch 'a hired gun,' in January letter

(Newser) - The fight between Julian Assange and the team behind the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, is apparently more personal than we realized. In a letter from January, Assange denies a request to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Assange in the film, noting, "I believe... More »

WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie

The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group

(Newser) - Julian Assange has made clear his distaste for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, calling it a "massive propaganda attack." Now, his site has launched a salvo against the film, revealing a script along with a detailed refutation of its storyline (not to mention some minor details:... More »

10 Stars Who've Officiated Weddings

The latest: Ian McKellen marries Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

(Newser) - Professor X got married last weekend and Magneto officiated. Translation for the non-geeks: Patrick Stewart married Sunny Ozell, and Ian McKellen officiated. But he's not the first celebrity to play the big role in a fellow celebrity's (or a complete stranger's) wedding; PopSugar rounds up nine more.... More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored for Star Wars Role

He joked last year that he asked for a part

(Newser) - There has been no shortage of gossip swirling around the reboot of the Star Wars franchise with many expecting a big announcement. Now Film Chronicles is reporting there might be a new face, saying Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest casting choice for Star Wars Episode 7. Newsy reports: More »

Star Trek Goes Boldly, Triumphs

JJ Abrams' latest wins over critics, if not Trekkies

(Newser) - Four years after he first thrilled audiences and annoyed hard core Trekkies with Star Trek, JJ Abrams is back with Star Trek Into Darkness, and critics are gushing over it, saying it's even more thrilling—and perhaps even more likely to annoy fans. More »

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