29 Sep '14, 10pm
Cumberbatch Beats Nazis, Murray Gets Self-Destructive & Witherspoon Hikes 1,000 Miles at San Diego Film Festival
As the biggest movie of the festival, The Imitation Game was the first screening to sell out and it absolutely delivered—though that's largely thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch . Telling the story of brilliant mathematician Alan Turing (who is considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence) during his time at Bletchley Park, leading the mission to crack the German Enigma Code in order to win WWII, the tale is an impressive one and probably isn't all that well known among the general population—which gives the film a little more room to stretch. While the all-star cast is huge—co-starring Kiera Knightly, Rory Kinnear, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Mark Strong, and Charles Dance (shocker, Tywin Lannister's a jerk in this too)—it's the script that ultimately sets the movie back a bit. With so much of Turing's life being heartbreaking and fascinating, the scr...