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Michael Fassbender Wears A Paper Mache Head, Sets Up Some Ground Rules In First 'Frank' Clip
One thing that indie films will always have as an edge over the studio system is the amount of weird that is allowed to go into productions. Without the pressure of a $100 million budget and the need to appeal to every single paying movie-goer on the planet, filmmakers have a bit more creative freedom, and sometimes that results are just plain bizarre.
7 First Time Oscar Nominees And The Journey Each Took To Get There
Oscar time is upon us again, as this year’s nominations were announced this morning, prompting joy and disgust from moviegoers with almost every category. And while the first instinct will almost always be to complain about what didn’t make it – or to complain about Hollywood and awards season in general – let’s take a few minutes to shower further praise on those performers who are receiving their first nominations, and look at the long or short roads they traveled to achieve their successes.
Michael Fassbender Shows Off His Magneto Armor In New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Still
Watching last week's debut trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past we got to see multiple shots of Michael Fassbender as Magneto, returning to the role he played in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Classreal costume.
Michael Fassbender May Play A Gangster In Trespass Against Us
Fassbender has entered into negotiations to front Smith's gangster-centered thriller Trespass Against Us. The screenplay penned by Alastair Siddons follows the trials and travails of the Cutler family, who over three generations live as outlaws, poaching for game, robbing affluent households, and sneering at police authority.
Assassin's Creed Star Michael Fassbender Has Never Played The Game On Which It's Based
The video game company has been moving into feature films with a movie adaptation of their popular game series Assassin's Creed, which Fassbender is set to front and help produce. But if you're thinking the captivating leading man signed on to this project because of his love of the game, you'd be wrong.
When Bad Movies Happen To Good People: 13 Flops We've Kindly Forgotten
There's a difference between the flops an actor makes early in their career, or even the flops that happen once they're well-established, and the flops that seem to happen just as their careers are picking up steam. Just when audiences are starting to get to know and like an actor, or when Oscar buzz or "A-list star" titles start floating around, out comes some awful disaster that's so bad, everyone chooses to simply forget about it and move on
Brad Pitt Quotes Mickey Rourke To Michael Fassbender In Counselor Clip
The latest clip from Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is on its own pretty confusing. What crime are Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender discussing? What is Pitt advising when he suggests “don’t do it”? Why is he talking about Mickey Rourke?
Michael Fassbender And Javier Bardem Get Down To Business In New Clip From The Counselor
In the film Fassbender stars as the titular Counselor, a man living on the border who thinks that he can jump into the drug trafficking business, make a few bucks, and jump right out. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long before the protagonist is dealing with very dangerous people and ends up in over his head.
Toronto Review: 12 Years A Slave Is A Stunning Historical Epic About A Wound That Cannot Heal
Director Steve McQueen, whose previous two films Hunger and Shame have been tightly focused character studies, has made a stunning historical epic about a familiar, shameful subject and makes it new by making it personal
Marion Cotillard Replaces Natalie Portman As Lady Macbeth
Do you want to be married to Michael Fassbender? Wait, before you jump at the opportunity, you probably need the details. First of all, it's only on screen. Second of all, it's a marriage that, by the time the story starts, has already gotten a little strange. Third, it's a marriage that ends in not just your death and his death, but the death of pretty much everyone else around you. Being Mrs.Fassbender might be great, but being Lady Macbeth is a much tougher job
See Cameron Diaz's Terrifying Back Tattoo In New Trailer For The Counselor
The last time Javier Bardem was in a movie inspired by Cormac McCarthy, he took on a terrible haircut and won an Oscar for his troubles. Now as the No Country for Old Men star and author reunite and bring a starry cast with them, everyone seems to have taken the haircut advice seriously to heart. In this new international trailer for The Counselor
Michael Fassbender Double-Crosses The Wrong People In Latest Trailer For The Counselor
Fassbender is a dirty, crooked lawyer who’s about to double cross some wicked players in the international drug trade. Pitt’s seasoned character tries to warn him off. His actions tick off a chilly Cameron Diaz, and endanger his fiancé (Cruz). And if the screws are turned properly, Scott could have his answer to Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country.
Michael Fassbender Flirts With Extreme Danger In Three New Clips From The Counselor
These clips continue to sell the fact that Scott has an amazing cast at his disposal. Michael Fassbender, who worked with the legendary director on Prometheus, will play a Southwestern lawyer who gets in over his head with some shady characters when he dabbles in the drug-trafficking world.
Michael Fassbender Goes Bad In The Counselor Domestic Trailer
Michael Fassbender fronts the film as the titular lawyer, who craves the kind of extravagant wealth that seems only accessible to drug cartels. All the Pretty Horses's Penelope Cruz plays his fiancée Laura, who he wishes to swaddle in wealth. So, he gets involved with Reiner, an enigmatic and dangerous dealer played by No Country For Old Men's Javier Bardem...
12 Years A Slave Trailer Is A Chiwetel Ejiofor And Michael Fassbender Face-Off
Well that's what happens when a filmmaker keeps his star-studded film quiet and presents a first trailer with maximum impact. When we wrote about the film's new, prime release date of October 18 back in June, we didn't even have an image from the film to use. Now we've gotten a look not only at Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role as Solomon Northrup, but at the immense cast supporting him-