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Doctor Strange

Rated PG-13 115 minutes 2016

Arrogance is an art form for Benedict Cumberbatch, which makes him an apt choice to play the Marvel Comics superhero Stephen Strange. A big-headed neurosurgeon, Strange is forced into retirement when an epic car crash breaks all the bones in his hands; in search of rejuvenation, he journeys to Kathmandu to be initiated into the mystic arts by the Ancient One (a berobed, bald-headed Tilda Swinton) and moves on to New York and Hong Kong to battle a supervillain (Mads Mikkelson) with a doomsday weapon that "folds space and matter at will" (onscreen this looks much like the collapsing cityscape of Christopher Nolan's Inception). Rachel McAdams costars as Strange's fellow surgeon and former lover, and her lively scenes with Cumberbatch are worth all the digital effects and then some. Scott Derickson directed; with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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Official Site: marvel.com/doctorstrange

Director: Scott Derrickson

Producer: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Zara Phythian, Alaa Safi, Katrina Durden and Amy Landecker

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