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'Alien: Covenant' Review: 'Prometheus' Sequel Proves Ridley Scott Still Got It + Great Dual Michael Fassbender

Alien: Covenant review: Michael Fassbender plays android brothers David and Walter in this effective sequel to Ridley Scott's muddled Prometheus. 'Alien: Covenant' review: Recapturing 'some of the excitement, awe, and horror' of 1979 original Before we get to Alien: Covenant, a rant about its predecessor, Prometheus. The problem with Ridley […]


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'Alien: Covenant' Review: 'Prometheus' Sequel Proves Ridley Scott Still Got It + Great Dual Michael Fassbender



'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review: Weaker Film Despite 'Artist' Bryan Singer & Profound Themes

X-Men: Apocalypse with Oscar Isaac a cartoonish presence as the supervillainous title character. 'X-Men: Apocalypse' review: Step back for series, but latest 'X-Men' movie 'works well enough' There's a three-way brawl going on in the Marvel universe, but it doesn't involve Spider-Man, Captain America, or Deadpool. Instead, the combatants are […]


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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review: Weaker Film Despite 'Artist' Bryan Singer & Profound Themes



Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited

Golden Globes' historic gif moment: Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio. 2016 Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate together again There was plenty of “diversity” at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, held on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners were male, female, white, […]


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited



Online Film Critics: Rooney Mara (Absurdly?) 'Supporting Actress,' Kristen Stewart In

Online Film Critics Awards: Rooney Mara (pictured with Cate Blanchett) strangely listed in the Best Supporting Actress category for 'Carol.' Rooney Mara listed as supporting actress in Online Film Critics Society Award nominations The nominations for the 2015 Online Film Critics Society Awards have been announced. Although as much a […]


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Online Film Critics: Rooney Mara (Absurdly?) 'Supporting Actress,' Kristen Stewart In



Los Angeles Film Critics: Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling Tops

Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs': Los Angeles Film Critics' Best Actor. Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling: Los Angeles Film Critics Awards The Los Angeles Film Critics Association's 2015 winners were announced on Sunday, Dec. 6. LAFCA is one of the two most influential critics groups – i.e., those whose decisions […]


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Los Angeles Film Critics: Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling Tops



'Steve Jobs' Movie: Michael Fassbender Career-Making Performance in 'Riveting' Biopic

'Steve Jobs' movie poster. 'Steve Jobs' movie: 'Riveting, high speed' biopic starring Michael Fassbender at his best On the outside, computers are clean, symmetrical slabs of molded polycarbonate; pleasant, or at least inoffensive, to look at. On the inside, however, the part most consumers don't see, is a bento box […]


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'Steve Jobs' Movie: Michael Fassbender Career-Making Performance in 'Riveting' Biopic



'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) Review: What Other Superhero Movies Lack

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review: Bryan Singer has a surefire hit with latest 'X-Men' sequel (image: Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past') With yet another spring and summer movie season overstuffed with superhero extravaganzas, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series, which debuted in 2000 and […]


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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) Review: What Other Superhero Movies Lack



Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]


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Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio



Racist '12 Years a Slave' Posters? + Bette Davis & Joan Crawford Shower Curtains Are Watching You

“Racist” 12 Years a Slave Italian poster? That's Brad Pitt – instead of lead Chiwetel Ejiofor – in Steve McQueen's 12 anni schiavo. But is this poster truly racist, as social media hysteria would have us believe, or merely another instance of lack of truth in advertising? Along with David […]


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Racist '12 Years a Slave' Posters? + Bette Davis & Joan Crawford Shower Curtains Are Watching You



TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Release Date: 2013 Oscar Race Heats Up

Twelve Years a Slave release date set (image: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Quvenzhané Wallis, Kelsey Scott in Twelve Years a Slave) Twelve Years a Slave will be released in North America on December 27, 2013, domestic distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced. Directed by Steve McQueen, who also co-wrote the film's screenplay […]


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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Release Date: 2013 Oscar Race Heats Up



'That's My Boy': Adam Sandler Biggest Box Office Bomb? + Tom Cruise Rock and Roll Movie Flops

'That's My Boy' with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. 'That's My Boy': Worst Adam Sandler box office flop? June 17, '12, update: The R-rated father-and-son comedy That's My Boy will quite possibly become the biggest box office bomb in Adam Sandler's career since the lowbrow comedian became a (mostly domestic) […]


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'That's My Boy': Adam Sandler Biggest Box Office Bomb? + Tom Cruise Rock and Roll Movie Flops



'Prometheus' All-Star Cast Beaten by 'Most Wanted' Animals

Madagascar 3 movie: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted June 10, '12, update: Weekend box office: The Prometheus movie monsters have been beaten by Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted's cuddly talking animals. And if studio estimates are accurate, Prometheus was – surprisingly – more than $10 million behind Madagascar 3. Assisted […]


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'Prometheus' All-Star Cast Beaten by 'Most Wanted' Animals



'Prometheus' Reviews: No 'Alien' But Entertaining Within Limitations

Scene-stealer Michael Fassbender, Prometheus The consensus seems to be that Ridley Scott's Prometheus is no Alien. And it's no Blade Runner, either. But most critics have found Scott's latest foray into science-fiction to be perfectly enjoyable within its intellectual and cinematic limitations. Most reviews have been positive, but without being […]


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'Prometheus' Reviews: No 'Alien' But Entertaining Within Limitations



'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions

Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie Philosophical question: if God created the universe and all its creatures, did he also create the title character in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien? If so, then for what purpose? To make Sigourney Weaver a star? “How far would you go to get your answers? […]


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'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions



Irish Film Awards: Winners Michael Fassbender & Saoirse Ronan

Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close John Michael McDonagh's The Guard, reportedly the most successful independently made Irish production ever, won four top prizes at the 2012 Irish Film and Television Awards, held this evening in Dublin. The story of a tough, cynical, hard-drinking cop who goes after three drug dealers, […]


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Irish Film Awards: Winners Michael Fassbender & Saoirse Ronan



Robert Pattinson & Michael Fassbender: Berlin Film Festival Movies

Robert Pattinson, Bel Ami A week or so ago, we wondered if the Robert Pattinson period drama Bel Ami would be screened at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. If so, would it be listed as a Word Premiere? The issue revolved around the fact that earlier this month Bel Ami […]


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Robert Pattinson & Michael Fassbender: Berlin Film Festival Movies



Jeremy Irvine & Donald Sutherland + Michael Fassbender & Kenneth Branagh: London Film Critics Awards

Jeremy Irvine Jeremy Irvine, the star (along with the titular character) of Steven Spielberg's World War I drama War Horse, arrives at the 2012 London Film Critics Awards. Irvine was a contender for Young British Performer of the Year, along with John Boyega for Attack the Block, Yasmin Paige for […]


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Jeremy Irvine & Donald Sutherland + Michael Fassbender & Kenneth Branagh: London Film Critics Awards



Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations

The Artist: Jean Dujardin as George Valentin BEST FILM THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM MY WEEK WITH […]


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Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations



Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win

Tabloid with Joyce McKinney. The Detroit Film Critics Society's surprising Best Documentary pick, Errol Morris' Tabloid, offers a glimpse into “The Case of the Manacled Mormon” a.k.a. “The Mormon Sex in Chains Case.” Long before the Internet, the British yellow press and their voracious readers enjoyed collective orgasms that lasted […]


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Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win



Michael Fassbender 'Shame' Trailer: Sex Is in the Mind of the Beholder

Steve McQueen's Shame follows the horrific, lurid, disgusting, vile, filthy, putrid life of a … I'm not sure if can even type this: s*x addict. Michael Fassbender plays a predatorial New Yorker who thinks about sex all the time – even on the subway! – unlike normal people who think […]


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Michael Fassbender 'Shame' Trailer: Sex Is in the Mind of the Beholder



Glenn Close & Michael Fassbender, Tate Taylor & Cary Fukunaga: Academy's Governors Awards

Glenn Close: Potential Best Actress Oscar contender at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Glenn Close: Potential Best Actress Oscar contender at Academy's Governors Awards Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close, a likely 2012 Best Actress Oscar contender for her performance as a woman passing for […]


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Glenn Close & Michael Fassbender, Tate Taylor & Cary Fukunaga: Academy's Governors Awards



'Shame' & Michael Fassbender Oscar Chances: Academy Preferential Voting System Helps

Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, Shame SHAME, Michael Fassbender, the Oscars: The Academy vs. NC-17 Movies One thing that bears remembering when it comes to the Academy Award nominations is that thanks to the preferential voting system in place, it is perfectly possible – in fact, it's perfectly likely – for […]


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'Shame' & Michael Fassbender Oscar Chances: Academy Preferential Voting System Helps



'Shame,' Michael Fassbender and the Oscars: The Academy vs. NC-17 Movies?

Now that Steve McQueen's psychological drama Shame has received an NC-17 rating from the censors at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), some are concerned that the film's two leads, Michael Fassbender (right) and Carey Mulligan, may be penalized by the generally conservative membership of the Academy of Motion […]


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'Shame,' Michael Fassbender and the Oscars: The Academy vs. NC-17 Movies?



'Shame' Banned to Most Teenagers in the US, UK - But Not in France

Michael Fassbender, Shame Steve McQueen's Shame, a look at a man suffering from what some refer to as “sex addiction,” has been screwed with an NC-17 rating by the censors at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). That means no one under 17 is allowed to watch Shame at […]


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'Shame' Banned to Most Teenagers in the US, UK - But Not in France



Shamefully Prudish 'Shame' & Risqué 'The Human Centipede' Posters

I'm not sure exactly why the above Shame poster would feature an empty bed. True, it looks like the poster bed from this Steve McQueen movie about a horrific disease known as Sex Addiction has been used – and used a whole lot. But to the best of my knowledge, […]


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Shamefully Prudish 'Shame' & Risqué 'The Human Centipede' Posters



'Shame' Reviews: Raves for Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen

Michael Fassbender, Shame Steve McQueen-Michael Fassbender's SHAME: Sex Addiction at the Movies Directed by Steve McQueen (no relation to the star of Bullitt and The Getaway), and written by McQueen and playwright Abi Morgan, Shame was screened at the Venice and Telluride film festivals. Its next stop is the Toronto […]


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'Shame' Reviews: Raves for Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen



Sex Addiction at the Movies: Steve McQueen-Michael Fassbender 'Shame'

Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, Shame Shame, writer-director Steve McQueen's follow-up effort to his acclaimed IRA drama Hunger, has been getting all-around excellent notices for the film itself, for McQueen's stylistic choices, and for Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan's performances as a pair of troubled siblings, one of whom gets to […]


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Sex Addiction at the Movies: Steve McQueen-Michael Fassbender 'Shame'



'X-Men: First Class' Box Office: Least Attended 'X-Men' Movie

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class June 10 Directed by Matthew Vaughn, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, and Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class scored $4.02 million at the North America box office […]


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'X-Men: First Class' Box Office: Least Attended 'X-Men' Movie



David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski: Venice Film Festival

Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method Roman Polanski's Carnage, starring Oscar winners Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly; David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, with Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, and Keira Knightley as the woman in-between; and Aleksandr […]


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David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski: Venice Film Festival



'Sucker Punch' Bombs: Zack Snyder Movie Beaten by 'Wimpy Kid'

Jena Malone, Oscar Isaac, Abbie Cornish in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch April 1, '11, update: Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, and Robert De Niro, Neil Burger's thriller Limitless topped the North American box office chart on Thursday, March 31, grossing $1.22 million, according to Box Office Mojo. That'll […]


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'Sucker Punch' Bombs: Zack Snyder Movie Beaten by 'Wimpy Kid'



Robert Pattinson & Chris Pine: 'Akira' Casting Possibilities

Robert Pattinson in Allen Coulter's Remember Me (top); Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (bottom) Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield, James McAvoy, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. Those are the names included in a Deadline.com piece about performers who have been “considered” […]


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Robert Pattinson & Chris Pine: 'Akira' Casting Possibilities



THE CROWD, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH, BONANZA: Packard Campus Jan. 2011 Schedule

Hayao Miyazaki, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, Ingmar Bergman: Packard Campus January 2011 Thursday, January 6 (7:30 p.m.) THE GAY DIVORCEE (RKO, 1934) An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage. Musical, comedy, romance. Directed by Mark Sandrich. With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice […]


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THE CROWD, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH, BONANZA: Packard Campus Jan. 2011 Schedule



Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer Anna Kendrick (pictured above, with Eli Roth) was nominated for the best supporting actress SAG Award for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, in which she plays opposite George Clooney. As expected, Kendrick lost to Precious' Mo'Nique, who'll surely end up with an […]


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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards



Irish Academy Awards: 'Hunger' Tops

With six wins, Steve McQueen's Hunger was the big winner at the 2009 Irish Academy Awards. The story of Irish republican prisoner Bobby Sands' last days, Hunger won trophies for best film, best actor (Michael Fassbender, as Sands), best supporting actor (Liam Cunningham), original score (David Holmes), production design, and […]


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Irish Academy Awards: 'Hunger' Tops



Michael Fassbender Curious British Critics Awards Loser

2009 Evening Standard British Film Award nominations: Jan. 13, '09 2009 Evening Standard British Film Award winners: Feb. 1, '09 ("*" denotes the winner in each category)   Director Steve McQueen's widely acclaimed (in the UK) Hunger – which has been all but ignored by American critics and assorted US-based […]


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Michael Fassbender Curious British Critics Awards Loser



Jehovah's Witness Movie for the Oscars + François Ozon Non-Traditional 'Angel'

Charlotte Rampling, Sam Neill, Romola Garai, Michael Fassbender in 'Angel.' François Ozon's 'Angel': Not traditional at all François Ozon is interviewed by The Times' Kevin Maher, who wonders what attracted the director of the unusual 8 Women and Swimming Pool to Angel, an English-set period drama that opens in the […]


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Jehovah's Witness Movie for the Oscars + François Ozon Non-Traditional 'Angel'