Tag: Michael Fassbender

Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past

Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: X-Men: Days of Future Past. JOHN: With Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox is making a clear, calculated bid for Avengers-style grosses at the worldwide box office.  The last X-Men installment, First Class,... Read more »

Hammering Out...12 Years a Slave

Hammering Out...12 Years a Slave
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: 12 Years a Slave. JOHN: Coming out of film festivals like Toronto, the response to 12 Years has been rapturous.  I was eagerly anticipating this one.  I wanted it to wreck me.  I wanted... Read more »

It Will Be A "Shame" If Michael Fassbender Isn't Nominated For Best Actor

It Will Be A "Shame" If Michael Fassbender Isn't Nominated For Best Actor
SHAME Genre: Drama Premise: Brandon, a functioning sex addict (Michael Fassbender), finds his whole life thrown out of whack when his troubled younger sister (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay with him. Behind-the-Scenes: Already infamous for it’s oh-so-rare NC-17 (and proud, dammit!) rating.  This is director Steve McQueen’s second film with Fassbender in the lead – the first was... Read more »
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Movie Review - X-Men: First Class (**** out of 5)

X-Men: First Class.  138 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Matthew Vaughn.  Written by Ashley Miller & Zach Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn. The new X-Men movie, First Class, does what every questionable reboot of a fading franchise needs to do in order to shut up its detractors: it’s good.  Really good.  I think a lot... Read more »