Benedict Cumberbatch

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 The God of Thunder has graced the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, quickly becoming a mainstay across numerous films. Whether appearing as an Avenger or starring in his own standalone series, I have always enjoyed Thor’s presence. Yet, with Thor: Ragnarok, the inability to form a cohesive plot […]

Editorial: ‘Sherlock’ faces hardest problem yet

Editorial: ‘Sherlock’ faces hardest problem yet

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor What has happened to “Sherlock?” Seven years ago, the show was a breakout hit and immediately garnered praise from both critics and the public. It was slick and stylish, innovative in its effects and absolutely delightful in how it managed to transpose the classic Doyle crime stories into […]

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor With gorgeous visuals and an improvement in acting, “Doctor Strange” delivers another win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), though with several tropes that are starting to run stale. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a skilled but arrogant neurosurgeon with a devil-may-care lifestyle. That is, until he gets […]

Cumberbatch brings Frankenstein’s monster to life on stage

Cumberbatch brings Frankenstein’s monster to life on stage

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, “Frankenstein” took the proverbial stage in Pittsburgh to round out its run over Halloween weekend. The 2011 play is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Nick Dear; it was broadcast in area theaters last week as part of the National Theatre […]