Ridley Scott postpones ‘The Counselor’ in the Wake of his brother’s death

The rippling effects of Tony Scott’s untimely suicide continue to make themselves known in the first days after the incident. HuffPo is now reporting that Ridley Scott, Tony’s younger brother, has decided to postpone the production of The Counselor. It’s a completely understandable and supportable decision, if still a disappointment. The two brothers shared a close relationship and banded together to form the production company... Read More

What is it about robots that makes them so robotic?

This is the only aspect of Prometheus that makes me interested at all. Am I the only one who doesn’t understand what all excitement is about?  I can’t seem to forget that I found Ridley Scott’s last five films (Robin Hood, Body of Lies, American Gangster, A Good Year and Kingdom of Heaven) mostly uninspired, despite their stellar casts.  Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Shame

Shame is, by far, one of my most anticipated films of the year.  Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are synergy incarnate.  Finally the trailer has arrived, and it’s breathtaking.  Read More

First Images From Steve McQueen’s Shame, Starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan

When Hunger was released in 2008, it violently grabbed my attention and has remained one of my favorite films of the last few years. Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender together generate the sort of synergy rarely seen between an actor and director. So I was extremely happy when I it was announced they’d be working together again on a film named Shamed, also costarring Carey Mulligan. Finally, we have some stills from the film, and while they... Read More

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre shouldn’t particularly be good movie material. If the descriptions of Mr. Rochester and Eyre were followed closely, it’d be hard for any filmmaker to find an audience. No one wants to watch uglies fall in love. So it can be forgiven that the Cary Fukunaga choose the handsome and brooding Michael Fassbender as Rochester, and Mia Wasikowska as the ‘plain and simple’ Jane.  Fortunately, Fukunaga,... Read More

I want to rub this poster all over me – Shame

The first poster has surfaced for the new film, Shame.  Why is Shame so special?  Yes, it does share its title with a particularly poignant Bergman film from the sixties.  But also because Steve McQueen is directing.  And Michael Fassbender is starring.  Yes, it’s true.  And if this film is anything like Hunger, it’s going to be one of my favorite films of the last few years. There’s not much about the project that has been... Read More

Centurion

Neil Marshall won a lot of favor with The Descent, and quickly lost it all with the ridiculous Doomsday. This made his next, and fourth film somewhat important. He could be relegated to the likes of Shyamalan, or he could rebound like Danny Boyle after he churned out flops like A Life Less Ordinary. Which path did he choose with Centurion, which both wrote and directed? Well it seems I forgot a third option: following up a turd with a mostly mediocre... Read More

Eden Lake

If you’ve seen Hunger, you can understand why I feel such allegience to Michael Fassbender. He’s outrageously talented and I look forward to all of his films. His upcoming project with Neil Marshall is particularly exciting. I haven’t gone through his back catalog yet however. And I should. So when my friend Miss Topanga from Breathing Movies reviewed the film Eden Lake, and recommended it, I rented it post haste. Eden Lake... Read More