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Doctor Strange (2016)



After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

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Doctor Strange ((2016))



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After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Beautiful Words - Benedict on Sherlock (via Doctor Strange)

So this is what Benedict said in a Berlin interview X when asked about similarities between Sherlock and Doctor Strange. Which is quite telling because Sherlock must be the exact opposite of what Benedict has to say about Stephen Strange (special thanks to @ebaeschnbliah for pointing this out):

“I didn’t find it too similar. This guy is a New York bred and born superhero. And he is a neurosurgeon who while, like you say, arrogant and smart, is also somebody who’s very trapped by the material success of his profession. (…) He drives fast cars and has fast relationships and yet it’s all very hollow. He lives in a beautiful apartment with a stunning view but no one to share it with. He drives a rather beautiful and very fast car (…) but there is no one in the passenger seat (…). But he’s alone. What he becomes at the end is someone who chooses that aloneness in order to do what he has realised is his calling, to become a sorcerer. Yes, I think there are huge amounts of differences.”

So according to Benedict Sherlock is:

  • not interested in material success
  • does not have a (fast) car
  • does not have fast relationships
  • his life is not hollow
  • he has (when driving) someone in the passenger seat
  • he is not alone
  • he does not choose being alone

We all know who he shares his flat with. We all know who sat in his passenger seat the one time we saw him drive a car. We all know Sherlock never chose to be alone, he felt forced to do so by Moriarty. I think Benedict has managed to give a beautiful characterisation of Sherlock even while talking about a completely different character. 

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5 Horror Movies By Women That You Definitely Have Time To Watch Before Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for horror lovers like myself. Though, if you’re like me then you’re looking for the scariest stories, movies, and shows to satisfy your craving for (fake!!!) horrific experiences all year round. Also if you’re like me, then you’re easily scared and don’t know why you keep doing this to yourself, but you’re not going to stop anytime soon.

For those who can relate, here’s a list of 5 horror movies made by women that you’ll definitely have time to cram into the next few days since they’re all under 30 minutes! Best of all, you can watch them online right now.

Listed in order of least to most scary:

1. Summer of the Zombies (A Zomedy) | 2012 (11 min)

As the title implies, this is a horror comedy set after the zombie apocalypse. But it tackles an issue that hasn’t been raised yet in the mainstream zombie depictions: zombie veganism. It made me lol while I was sitting alone in my room which doesn’t always happen. The perfect short to calm yourself down with after a good scare.

2. The Halloween Kid | 2011 (7.5 min) 

This is another fun horror movie with some cheerfulness to it. This one will empower you to embrace your inner creepiness and be thankful for those around you who appreciate the paranormal. After all, it’s not your fault if  you can see things that not everyone else can see.

3. Cargo | 2013 (7 min)

Transitioning us more into the scary half of the list, but still with strong heartwarming elements is Cargo. The story of how a father protects his daughter during the zombie apocalypse will make you want to want to hug your loved ones tighter, you know, before they’ve turned into face-eating zombies.

4. Conventional | 2015 (9 min)

This short is written and directed by Karen Gillian (aka Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy), and she stars in it, too! It’s an interesting and extremely eery perspective, especially coming from someone who knows what it’s like to be one of the “attractions” at a convention.  

5. The Herd | 2016 (20 min) 

Warning: this movie will make you squirm. I like to go into horror films knowing as little as possible to keep myself from developing expectations. So I didn’t read the description of this one before pressing play, and I think doing that made the whole thing even more shocking. What I will say is it’s definitely the most terrifying short on this list.

For more Halloween movie magic created by women check out the Ax Wound Film Festival happening this week, here’s a list of 34 films they featured at last year’s event