Shame (2011)

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Shame Release Date
December 2, 2011
Shame Synopsis
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.
Shame Credits
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Hannah Ware
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Produced by: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman,
Length: 101 min
MPAA Rating: [ NC-17 ]
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date:  December 2, 2011
External Info: Shame Official Website
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Shame Exposes Itself On Blu-Ray This April Shame Exposes Itself On Blu-Ray This April
While the filmmakers largely embraced the NC-17 rating, it still means there are many theaters that wouldn't show it. If you missed Shame and have been curious about what all the hubbub is about, it's hitting shelves as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on April 17th.
by David Wharton March 27, 2012 discussion comments
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When the Academy Award nominees were announced, Shame was totally absent from the role call. Outraged critics and movie fans alike contributed Shame's snub to the Academy's prudish prejudices, and it seemed that might be the indie's last major hurrah. But just when we thought there was nothing else Shame could yield to shock the world, Fox Searchlight unleashes a shocking new poster which has been deemed too hot for Hungary, which has refused to run the one-sheet promo seen below.
by Kristy Puchko January 27, 2012 discussion comments
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As both a film critic and reporter, I have to sit through a lot of terrible movies. This year I spent hours of my life watching movies like New Year’s Eve, Spy Kids: All The Time in the World, Abduction and Waiting For Forever. But it’s the good movies that make it all worth it, and this year there were some truly brilliant films in release. But among those great titles, what were my favorites? Well…
by Eric Eisenberg December 30, 2011 discussion comments
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A decade spent working as a professional film critic has brought me here, to my tenth annual obligatory best of the year list. What you're getting here is a list of the 2011 movies which I think were the best. This list has the soul of a hero.
by Josh Tyler December 29, 2011 discussion comments
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Much like 2010, this year was packed with not only amazing soundtracks, but also movies that knew how to use songs to perfect effect. From the synth sounds in Drive to the insanely happy tunes in The Muppets, this year in music moments made audiences feel unending joy and devastating sadness, but it all made for great times at the cinema.
by Eric Eisenberg December 23, 2011 discussion comments
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This weekend was quiet at the box office; the deep breath before the plunge. The string of holiday movies start to roll out next weekend, beginning with the latest over-cast super-ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve. But this week, with no new major releases, movie audiences took the weekend off.
by Scott Gwin December 4, 2011 discussion comments
Operation Kino Podcast #39: Shame Reviewed And NC-17 Ratings Discussed Operation Kino Podcast #39: Shame Reviewed And NC-17 Ratings Discussed
This week on Operation Kino we're struck silent in awe of the almighty Fassbender penis. That's right, it's time to review Shame, the latest collaboration between Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen. From there we go into a discussion of the movie's NC-17 rating, and whether it's possible or even necessary to erase the stigma around NC-17
by Katey Rich December 2, 2011 discussion comments
Shame Director Steve McQueen On Coincidences And Ugliness In New York City Shame Director Steve McQueen On Coincidences And Ugliness In New York City
In Shame McQueen once again directs Michael Fassbender in a no-holds-barred performance, this time playing a sex addict who lives an ostensibly successful life in New York City but is completely ravaged by his addiction. Shot entirely on location in New York, using a lot of modern architecture and posh locations, Shame looks like no New York movie you've ever seen
by Katey Rich December 2, 2011 discussion comments
Shame Redband Trailer Shows A Lot Less Conversation, A Little More Action Shame Redband Trailer Shows A Lot Less Conversation, A Little More Action
The film's sexuality is more overt here, but it's almost an afterthought, a barrage of images sifted from the mind of a man who simply cannot shut off his libido or predatory instincts. These play out interspersed across a single scene, dialogue-free, of the silent connection and flirtation between Fassbender's Brandon and a woman on a train. Nothing is explained; the trailer simply lets the images speak for themselves.
by David Wharton November 29, 2011 discussion comments
New Trailer For Shame Features Carey Mulligan's Beautiful Singing Voice New Trailer For Shame Features Carey Mulligan's Beautiful Singing Voice
In Steve McQueen's Shame there's a scene in which Brandon, played by Michael Fassbender, and his boss, played by James Badge Dale, go out to a restaurant to see Brandon's sister perform at a club. This results in an extended sequence in which we watch Carey Mulligan sing a beautiful rendition of Liza Minnelli's "New York New York." While watching the movie at AFI Fest last week, I couldn't help but think about how it perfectly encapsulated the tone of the film.
by Eric Eisenberg November 17, 2011 discussion comments
AFI Fest Review: Shame And Michael Fassbender Hit Hard AFI Fest Review: Shame And Michael Fassbender Hit Hard
I can’t help but fear that because of the film’s overt treatment of sexuality it will be ignored come awards season, simply because it deserves recognition. Michael Fassbender puts on one of the greatest, if not the greatest, performances you will see all year and McQueen’s director is magnificent. Bluntly, Shame is as courageous as filmmaking gets.
by Eric Eisenberg November 14, 2011 discussion comments
Shame Celebrates Its NC-17 Rating With A New Trailer And Clip Shame Celebrates Its NC-17 Rating With A New Trailer And Clip
You'll only find hints of the so-called "objectionable" material in the newly released and clip from Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender as a sex addict whose life is turned upside down when his sister moves in with him. What you will find, however, is a seriously stylish trailer and a bunch of pre-date repartee between Fassbender's Brandon and a lovely lady who has no patience for time travel.
by David Wharton November 1, 2011 discussion comments
Shame, Starring Michael Fassbender, Has Been Slapped With An NC-17 Rating Shame, Starring Michael Fassbender, Has Been Slapped With An NC-17 Rating
Earlier today, while writing about Brad Pitt's casting in the new Steve McQueen film 12 Years A Slave, Sean pointed out that there was a possibility that Fox Searchlight might run into a problem with McQueen's most recent film, Shame. Due to its content - the film is about a sex addict living in Manhattan - many have speculated that the movie might get hit with the MPAA's harshest rating: NC17.
by Eric Eisenberg October 25, 2011 discussion comments
Shame Trailer Offers A Stylish Look At The Film Starring Michael Fassbender Shame Trailer Offers A Stylish Look At The Film Starring Michael Fassbender
Michael "Magneto" Fassbender plays a single, thirty-something New Yorker who has become addicted to sex for its own sake, free of intimacy or commitment (suspension of disbelief...fraying!). His carefree ways are thrown for a loop when his sister Cissy (Carey Mulligan) arrives and announces that she's moving in with him. Also, apparently he has a whole lot of porn on his computer.
by David Wharton October 14, 2011 discussion comments
Climb Into Michael Fassbender's Bed With New Poster For Shame Climb Into Michael Fassbender's Bed With New Poster For Shame
The internet loves minimalist posters. Putting that phrase into a Google image search will bring back hundreds of thousands of results, with artists crafting recognizable one-sheets using only small-but-recognizable details. There aren't any floating heads, big explosions or crappy Photoshop. Now the folks behind Steve McQueen's Shame have put that concept to use in a poster...
by Eric Eisenberg October 6, 2011 discussion comments
Review: Michael Fassbender Takes Over Toronto With A Dangerous Method And Shame Review: Michael Fassbender Takes Over Toronto With A Dangerous Method And Shame
Let's talk about Michael Fassbender. Nobody in Toronto right now, myself included, seems unable to stop marveling at the actor, and once the general public has gotten a look at the two films he brought to this festival, A Dangerous Method and Shame, I imagine the general public will get on board as well.
by Katey Rich September 13, 2011 discussion comments
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The most interesting thing about this announcement is the fact that it comes just a day before the fest is due to begin. Talk about coming in just under the wire. I’m thrilled to see new films from Martin Scorsese, David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog, and Wim Wenders on the roster. As a psychology nerd, Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, an examination of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, is particularly high on my list of must-sees.
by Brian Salisbury September 1, 2011 discussion comments
First Look At Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan In Shame, Plus Many More New Movie Images First Look At Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan In Shame, Plus Many More New Movie Images
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by Katey Rich July 26, 2011 discussion comments
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It’ll follow around a sex addict who’s life is shaken after his little sister moves in. Academy Award nominated actress Carey Mulligan will play the sister while Michael Fastbender, already familiar with McQueen
by Mack Rawden November 29, 2010 discussion comments
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by Eric Eisenberg September 8, 2010 discussion comments
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