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  • Movie review: 'Alien: Covenant' feels lost in space

    Movie review: 'Alien: Covenant' feels lost in space

    Director Ridley Scott returns to the film franchise he helped start with "Alien: Covenant," which is technically the eighth "Alien" film (if you count the two "Alien vs. Predator" spin-off movies). This latest film could have easily been called "Prometheus 2," picking up where the last Scott-helmed...
  • Watch: Michael Fassbender and Jimmy Fallon face off in Air Guitar Battle

    Watch: Michael Fassbender and Jimmy Fallon face off in Air Guitar Battle

    Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender channeled his inner rock star in an air guitar battle with Jimmy Fallon last night on “The Tonight Show.” The hot and hunky German-Irish actor hit the “air stage” and slayed Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic heavy metal hit “Crazy Train.” We know he’s a versatile actor...
  • Movie review: 'The Light Between Oceans' a beacon of melodrama

    Movie review: 'The Light Between Oceans' a beacon of melodrama

    Director Derek Cianfrance has a real knack for capturing gritty realism.  His last two films - "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Blue Valentine" - seemed to center on people who were neither good nor bad, just flawed individuals living out their existence in the grey areas of life.  Often these...
  • Universal brings Steve Jobs to Blu-ray and DVD

    Universal brings Steve Jobs to Blu-ray and DVD

    The story of famed Apple founder Steve Jobs has already been brought to the big screen with 2013s Jobs, but sadly received mostly negative reviews despite actually being a good movie. The latest aptly titled Steve Jobs comes from director Danny Boyle and features a great cast including Michael...
  • Movie review:  Latest, bloodiest 'Macbeth' to date, takes certain liberties

    Movie review: Latest, bloodiest 'Macbeth' to date, takes certain liberties

    Most people who make it through high school are familiar with Shakespeare's famous play "Macbeth," and it seems to be a role that most "serious" actors will attempt at some point in their careers. The tragedy, about a Scottish General who, inspired by a prophecy and goaded by his wife, ascends to...
  • Take a blood soaked journey through the west for love in ‘Slow West’

    Take a blood soaked journey through the west for love in ‘Slow West’

    Really good westerns are few and far between these days. It seems they are becoming a relic of the film industry, but every so often a decent one comes along that gives fans of the genre hope. The latest, Slow West features a great cast including Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, and Ben...
  • Michael Fassbender is the enigmatic singer 'Frank'

    Michael Fassbender is the enigmatic singer 'Frank'

    There are movies that come along that just look too bizarre for words. These are often some of the best films out there if you are willing to open that door and find out what it is all about. When the trailer and stills for Frank starting hitting the web it immediately grabbed people’s attention...
  • Darth Fassbender?

    Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, Adam Driver Eyed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    If you thought the Star Wars: Episode VII rumors were flying around at a fast pace before, it's only picked up as production inches closer. The difference is these stories are coming from reputable sources with hard info, not random blogs following a hunch, and after word broke recently that Jesse...
  • Hold onto them hats and glasses, because this here's the most violent ride in the wilderness...

    'The Counselor' review: Brad on a Wire

    The Counselor Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz Opening: 10/25/2013 The Plot: A successful lawyer decides to invest his money into drug-trafficking. The returns are quick and enormous, as are the consequences for mixing...
  • Movie review:  'The Counselor' is all talk

    Movie review: 'The Counselor' is all talk

    The Counselor (opening today) begins with a semi-steamy scene between Michael Fassbender (simply referred to throughout the film as "Counselor") and his girlfriend, Laura (Penelope Cruz). The frankness in which they share pillow talk may surprise you. But it only takes another few minutes before we...
  • Movie review:  '12 Years a Slave'  an unflinching look at American ugliness

    Movie review: '12 Years a Slave' an unflinching look at American ugliness

    Powerful and difficult to watch at times, 12 Years a Slave (opening today) tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in the early days of the United States who is abducted and sold into slavery. Through his eyes, we are forced to see the brutality - the inhumanity - that existed in...
  • First Footage from 'X-men: Days of Future Past'

    First Footage from 'X-men: Days of Future Past'

    For months it's been pretty obvious that Bryan Singer is paying a lot of attention to what his counterparts at Marvel Studios have been up to. When Joss Whedon revealed he wanted to use Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Singer quickly wrote the character into X-men: Days of Future Past...
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    Movie Review: 'The Counselor' Starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt

    When Cormac McCarthy, arguably this country's greatest living author, takes it upon himself to write anything it's a big deal. But when it's his first original screenplay, after years of watching others adapt his sordid underworld tales to great success, the anticipation for it is understandably...
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    Movie Review: '12 Years a Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender

    A film as unflinching and powerful as Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is enough to force a reevaluation of other cinematic interpretations of slavery in the Antebellum Era south. The wistful southern charm of Gone with the Wind and the indulgent vengeance of Django Unchained are rendered wholly...
  • Gritty New Trailer for 'The Counselor' Starring Michael Fassbender

    Gritty New Trailer for 'The Counselor' Starring Michael Fassbender

    A sizzling, somewhat offbeat teaser for Ridley Scott's The Counselor lit up the Internet a few weeks ago and looked like nothing the director has done in ages. While he's certainly been spotty over the years, even fans of Prometheus have to admit his direction wasn't it's strong suit, it appears...
  • '12 Years A Slave' Enters the Oscar Race with a New Trailer

    '12 Years A Slave' Enters the Oscar Race with a New Trailer

    While most of the attention is focused on Comic-Con and all of the latest blockbusters that will be hogging up multiplexes for the next few years, the fall season is right around the corner and that means the most obvious Oscar contenders are starting to emerge. Without a doubt, one of those that...
  • New Trailer and Images From Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

    New Trailer and Images From Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

    When acclaimed crime novelist Cormac McCarthy was first revealed to be writing his first original screenplay, it was obvious that a number of directors would step over their mothers to direct it. But it was Ridley Scott who got the jump on everybody, picking up The Counselor right out of the gate...
  • Back when they were so young and innocent

    It's a 'Star Wars' reunion as Ewan McGregor joins 'Jane Got a Gun'

    It looks like producers on the troubled western Jane Got a Gun have finally had enough of the casting woes, and have decided to use the Force to fix everything once and for all. The problems they've had are well documented, but in particular it's been difficult casting the role of the main villain...
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    Michael Fassbender to lead 'Macbeth' for 'director Justin Kurzel

    Numerous actors have undertaken Shakespeare's Macbeth on the stage and small screen, with varying degrees of success. When it comes to film adaptations, however, the results have mostly been less than stellar. That's why it's a big deal when a version with some actual promise begins to take shape by...
  • Jude Law next to exit 'Jane Got a Gun'

    Jude Law next to exit 'Jane Got a Gun'

    And the Jane Got a Gun drama continues. A day after director Lynne Ramsay up and quit the western just as production was set to begin, she was replaced by Warrior director Gavin O'Connor. With everything supposedly back on course, filming was set to begin again tomorrow. Those plans are now thrown...
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