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Doctor Strange: Average Guy Movie Review

They say that some roles are written for specific actors, you know...like it's fate or destiny that such and such fits this role perfectly. Well I'm starting to think Benedict Cumberbatch is the example that doesn't necessarily disprove this theory, but declares it utter bullshit instead! Cumberbatch knocked it out of the park as Sherlock, he literally kicked arse as Khan (or John Harrison depending on your point of view) and now he is mystical, maybe even spellbinding as Marvel's Doctor Stephen Strange. Strange is a brilliant yet arrogant neurosurgeon until a horrific car crash severely damages his hands and robs him of his ability to do what he loves. After exhausting every possibility modern medicine can provide he looks to more mystical solutions, which leads him to The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) who shows him there's more to this world than he ever thought possible. With the help of Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Wong (Benedict Wong), The Ancient On

Spotlight: Average Guy Movie Review

Every now and then a movie is made that should be added to a mandatory list, everything on this list should be viewed by every human being in their lifetime...Spotlight would be on that list. In 2001 the Spotlight team of The Boston Globe was assigned by their new Editor - Marty Baron - to investigate the allegations that Catholic Priests in the Boston area had molested young children and that senior members of the church not only knew about it but had gone to great lengths to cover it up. Now I am in no way a religious man, never have been and never will be, but I respect the beliefs of others and their rights as free human beings so the last thing I wanted to see was two hours of church bashing. I am very pleased to say that in this movie there is none of that, the story focuses more on the victims and the Journalists who worked to bring this story to light. That's not to say that the church doesn't take any flack, it does, a lot, but given the nature of the story you w