Despite Getting One Of The Lowest Audience Scores In The MCU, “Doctor Strange 2” Made A Ton Of Money This Weekend
Since this weekend was Mother’s Day, I would have assumed the hottest ticket in town was an off-off-off Broadway show called Brunch! or, Do You Ever Wear That Smart-Looking Sweater I Gave You Dear?. As it turns out, it was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (aka Doctor Strange 2). A whole lot of people went to see Benedict Cumberbatch do his best superhero voice in a fancy red cape and Paulie Walnuts hair, but some of those same people might describe Doctor Strange 2 as more of a Doctor Stinker #2, if you ask them.
Elizabeth Olsen stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the newest Marvel movie that’s going to make trillions of dollars at the box office this weekend. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released today and Elizabeth has been doing the promo rounds as the big Marvel people do. One such activity is a digital cover story for Harper’s Bazaar UK where Elizabeth talks about how she isn’t one of those celebrities who complain about being famous because being in the public eye means things are going well. And she’s telling the truth; she’s just a celebrity who complains about having super famous siblings.
Sam Elliott–who currently stars on the Yellowstone prequel, 1883, dragged Power of the Dog and its director, Jane Campion, for doing a shit job of representing the beauty of rancher culture that Sam loves. IndieWire says that Sam sat down for an interview with Marc Maron‘s WTF Podcast and the topic of the current Oscar-contender and SAG-snub, Power of the Dog, came up. The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee has been nominated for all the Oscars. But if you ask Sam Elliott, it should be sweeping the Razzies since it’s a pile of horse shit to him.
Vanity Fair released their 2022 Hollywood Issue covers and baby they are pretty quirky. Featuring eight of Hollywood’s big names, the covers show off hyper-colorful and slightly bizarre worlds where Kristen Stewart hovers in the sky, and Idris Elba chills in the back of a car that’s also a pool, and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has a pet tiger, and Nicole Kidman… um… opens a gate? Has a really bad wig? Not too sure what’s so fantastical about hers, but you get the point.
Jesse Plemons Talks About The Time That Benedict Cumberbatch’s Method Acting Pissed Him Off On “The Power Of The Dog” Set
Benedict Cumberbatch went full method for The Power Of The Dog and he almost killed himself via nicotine poisoning three times. But it’s all for the
Oscar ART! And while Benedict’s acting is getting great reviews, his process didn’t go over well all the time. Benedict plays Phil Burbank in The Power of the Dog–based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel about a 1920s Montana rancher–and he’s described as a “brutal ranch owner” so, of course, his assholery spilled out onto the rest of the cast. Co-star of the film, Jesse Plemons, who plays his brother, says that Benedict pissed him off when he basically called him fat. Well hey, at least Benedict didn’t lean into the ginger angle too.
If this year’s Golden Globes flop is any indication, big glitzy awards shows might not be as important as they once were. That opens the door to just about any old body to swoop in and declare they’ve predicted the Oscars. W Magazine has just published their annual Best Performances issue and unlike the GGs, they were actually able to get all the big-name celebrities into hair and makeup, including Oscar-hungry Lady Gaga. So you better believe she was ready for her close-up when W Magazine called!