katikat: (T_Coffee)
I honestly don't know why people don't like this movie. The cinematography is positively stunning, the music and sound mixing too. Michael Fassbender is just breathtaking as both Aguilar and Cal, and his chemistry with Marion Cotillard blows your mind. And the fights! The fights! Simply incredible. I saw it in the cinema and I immediately bought it on DVD once it was out. And I love to listen to the OST with my headphones on because the incredible thump-thump-thump of the basses makes your bones downright vibrate. Just awesome!
katikat: (CBM_XMen)
There's been a rumor going around that X-Men: Apocalypse won't be James McAvoy & Michael Fassbender's last X-Men movie: link. IMO, that would be rocking awesome. I know that most people are all about Jean Grey and Storm and Gambit and whatnot and whonot, but I don't give a flying banana about any of these characters. Professor X and Magneto and the endless push and pull of their affection for each other vs their conviction is the only thing that interests me because I find the juxtaposition endlessly fascinating. So, if these two come back, thumbs up from me!
katikat: (CBM_XMen)


I don't care much for biopics but it has Michael Fassbender in it! I don't think he fits the part physically but with his charisma? Definitely. And it's by Danny Boyle. I'm interested in what it will be like.
katikat: (CBM_XMen)


Wow. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard look amazing. I've never read Shakespeare's "Macbeth", I'm only slowly chewing my way through his dramas, but this looks great!

The 70s!

Dec. 9th, 2013 11:54 pm
katikat: (xmen-charlesblue)
Vulture has learned that after finishing up next summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer will indeed be behind the camera on the new film, making this the director's first back-to-back foray into the X-Men world since he kicked off the franchise with X-Men (in 2000) and X2 (in 2003). But though Days of Future Past weaves together the veteran X-Men cast (including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry) and the younger actors introduced in X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence), and Apocalypse will be a direct sequel set up in Days of Future Past's closing moments, the new film is intended to focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast.

Source

First of all: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *dolphin noises* More McAvoy-Fassbender Charles-Erik combo stuff! And second: If Apocalypse happens in the 70s, a thing that did NOT happen in the X1-X3 universe, you know what that means? X1-X3 are NOT set in stone, especially X3! The future will be once more completely open, nothing will be predetermined! How cool is that? \o/
katikat: (xmen-telepath)


Isn't this the Comic Con trailer? I remember seeing a few seconds of it online after SDCC13 and it seems to be the same stuff.

But whatever, I can't wait for this. The trailer is very character driven, because, as Bryan Singer said, the CGI is nowhere near done yet. But it seems like the movie is pretty much Charles-Erik-Logan driven - me LIKES! But what a difference between XMFC!Charles and this one, it's heartbreaking...
katikat: (Actors_HughDancy)
I haven't been present the last few days because [livejournal.com profile] yami_tai was visiting! I didn't know there were so many wonderful things to see in Ostrava - and I actually live here -_-;; And then we watched the whole S3A of Teen Wolf and also bits and pieces from Children of Dune (James McAvoy!!!) and The Persuaders. Nice!

In the meantime, so many things happened on the internet. Like...

♦ This great photoshoot of Hugh Dancy: link!

♦ An article about Mads Mikkelsen talking Hannibal Lecter and Hannibal's relationship with Will Graham, and also of his own relationship with his older brother Lars: link.

♦ Wentworth Miller came out in a really powerful message: link. Good for him.

♦ Marion Cotillard replaced Natalie Portman as Lady MacBeth in the upcoming movie featuring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth: link. Interesting. I couldn't see Natalie as Lady Macbeth anyway.

I also decided to give a try to Welcome to Night Vale since everybody and their uncle are following it: link.
katikat: (Actors_JamesMcAvoy2)
First thing first: This GIF is fabulous...


Source


It's from the Comic Con XM:DOFP panel! Gosh, it's giving me warm fuzzies!!!

Second: According to Deadline, Fox cast James McAvoy in the Paul McGuigan directed Frankenstein movie as Victor Von Frankenstein along with Daniel Radcliffe as Igor! \o/

Third: First picture of James and Jessica Chastain in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her:

katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass2013_A)


Not exactly cinema material for me, but I might get it on DVD, just for Michael Fassbender *_* Gosh, the man... :_:
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass3)


Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, who played lovers in Terrence Malick's as of yet untitled movie and should've played lovers in Jane Got a Gun from which Michael had to drop out because of a scheduling conflict with XM:DOFP, will be together in another movie, Macbeth, playing the titular characters. It should be a faithful adaptation of the play, with epic battles and elaborate settings: link.

I bet James McAvoy LOL'd a lot when he found out that Michael would be playing Macbeth too! I mean, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who play Old!Charles and Old!Erik, were Macbeths too. And now both James and Michael... That's actually pretty funny.
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass)
Datart was having a sale, so...

Ghost Rider 2 with Nicolas Cage & Idris Elba
Jane Eyre with Michael Fassbender
Knowing with Nicolas Cage
Street Kings with Keanu Reeves, Chris Evans & Hugh Laurie
I Am Number Four
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Mostly, I just really wanted Jane Eyre! I'm also thinking of getting A Dangerous Method with Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen. And Shame maybe too - but only if I can get it cheap. The only movie of Michael's - from the latest/upcoming ones - that I'm not interested in is Twelve Years as a Slave - US history has never interested me, I very much prefer European history...
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass2)
This is a BTS - and unofficial - picture from Terrence Malick's latest and as of yet untitled effort:


Source: link


Yes, it's Michael Fassbender giving a massage to Ryan Gosling! The movie tells the story of two interconnected love triangles - please, PLEASE, let Michael and Ryan play lovers! Please? With a cherry on top? Michael is sex on legs and this... this would make me all... \o/

Centurion

Dec. 10th, 2012 10:24 pm
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass3)
Wonderful, wonderful movie! I mean, it's dark, it's bloody, it's cruel - yet it's really, really good. I'm so glad I own it on DVD!

I think it's good to see both Centurion and The Eagle because they are two sides of the same coin. In the former, you learn what happened to the 9th - in the latter, Marcus decides to go and search for the legion's eagle. They complete each other, they fit together like two puzzle pieces. But if I had to choose... I would go with Centurion. Don't get me wrong, The Eagle is wonderful and it's eye-poppingly slashy. But there's something about Centurion...

I guess it's Michael Fassbender. He's an amazing, fantastic, brilliant actor - and here he really proves it. Quintus was so incredibly likable and brave and smart. I think this is my 2nd favorite role of Michael's, right after Erik in XMFC. And Olga Kurylenko... Wow! I know that people swoon about Angelina Jolie or Michele Rodriguez, Milla Jovovich and others. For me, it's Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton, they are my kick-ass actresses!

One thing I utterly adored was Arianne the Witch. She and Quintus, I really believed their romance. They had known each other for just a few days but I really, truly believed it. They were both so lonely and desperate. And because of that, the ending was utter perfection for me! It made me so incredibly happy, the film's ending. So very, very happy! \o/

Peeps, if you get the chance to see the movie, do! It really is worth it.
katikat: (xmen-charlesblue)
Bryan Singer teased the XMFC sequel with this quote: "As new species are formed through natural evolution, others will become rarer and rarer, and finally extinct. The forms which stand in closest competition with those undergoing modification and improvement will naturally suffer most." Source.



Sir Patrick Stewart said about the XMFC sequel:

Bryan let the cat out of the bag on Twitter, and it included announcing that Sir Ian and myself were going to be in this movie. We are, you know, under contractual oath with 20th Century Fox to say nothing about any prospective X-Men movie including the old team. I use “old” advisedly.

So it’s a kind of awkward position, because lovely Bryan Singer just blurted it all out there. For me the big thrill is knowing that Bryan Singer is attached to this movie, because not only is he a brilliant director, but also I adore him and hope that it might be true and that we do work together at some point in the future. But I’m not being coy. I know nothing about this project. And I’m hoping that might change in the future.

I have not signed a contract yet. I know there is a project in development, but we have no dates. No detailed casting. Thrilled to hear that my dear friend and colleague Ian McKellen is on board, but I’m sorry, you know, you need to understand, I’m not being cute. I know nothing.

Source

It sets my heart aflutter to hear him say "my dear friend" about Sir Ian McKellen. It's so cute!



Hugh Jackman talks about Wolverine and the XMFC sequel: source. I didn't know he was such good friends with Russell Crowe. Interesting. But I hope his bit in the XMFC sequel will be kept at minimum. There are enough movies that focus on his character already.



Sir Ian McKellen talks about Michael Fassbender's stint as Magneto:

What did you think of Michael Fassbender as Magneto in "X-Men: First Class"?
Yeah! I thought he was exactly that: first class. Excellent.

You never thought, Hey, I've got my eye on you. That's my part.
[Laughs] No. No. I thought he was better than me. But, we weren't quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me. And the scope of Magneto, one day a Jewish actor will play it. Clearly, he's Jewish. We first meet him in at Auschwitz and there's scope for all sorts of people to pay Magneto. But, I was just the lucky guy who got to play him first.

Source




Not exactly X-Men related but - James McAvoy won't star in the Julian Assange movie with Benedict Cumberbatch after all. He had to drop out because of a scheduling conflict with XMFC: source.
katikat: (CBM_XMen)
OMG! Bryan Singer just confirmed that we will see these two...



... BUT ALSO these two...



... in X-Men: Days of Future Past: source!

Eeeeeeeeep! Seriously! How awesomely fantastic is that? To see both of these iconic duos in one movie?! *rolls in the pretty* That so, SO made my day! Is it 2014 already? \o/
katikat: (Actors_TomHardy3)


Tom Hardy was cast in Ubisoft's film adaptation of the video game Splinter Cell. He will play Sam Fisher, who's "a special ops agent with a knack for high-tech gadgets and stealth infiltration. Along with his fellow agents in the secretive "Echelon" black-ops sub-division, Fisher neutralizes terrorist threats around the globe." Source.

How awesome is that? First Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, now Tom Hardy in Splinter Cell.It's great to be a fan of these two super hard working actors. I mean, have you seen their workload? Sheesh on a pogo stick! Especially Fassbender. When does the guy actually sleep?

But then there are actors who make you a bit frustrated. Like James McAvoy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Both amazing, fantastic actors. But both have commitments elsewhere - James has a family and JGL his HitRECord company - so they are very picky when it comes to films. Don't get me wrong, 2012 was the year of JGL, 4 films in total in the cinemas! And 2013 will be a very big year for James McAvoy, with 5 movies out! But... I want to know more about their FUTURE projects too and there? Zip, nada. James has the sequel to XMFC and possibly that Assange movie. JGL NOTHING! Seriously, I need something to look forward to! Please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top! *paws sadly*

DVDs bought

Nov. 5th, 2012 09:44 am
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass3)


Yesterday, I ordered some DVDs - and it made the day even more glorious than it was, like a cherry on top! I ordered them for 97, 87 and 97Kč respectively which is cheap, cheap, CHEAP! Centurion I ordered because of Michael Fassbender and Olga Kurylenko. Blind Dating because of Chris Pine who's simply incredible in this. And Push because of Chris Evans (I didn't even know he was in this movie *embarrassed*). Can't wait to see them \o/

Prometheus

Oct. 23rd, 2012 10:54 pm
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass2)


Once more I have to ask, what people didn't get about the film. Reviewers insist that the movie is confusing, that it doesn't give you any answers, that it just opens many questions etc. and so on. I... don't get what people don't get? To me, the movie felt quite straightforward and easy to follow *head-tilt*

Overall, I liked it. Not as exciting as Aliens, but much better than Alien 3 & 4 - let's not even talk about those messes *cringes* What really made the movie for me was the character of David, played by Michael Fassbender. He was simply incredible. Hands down the best performance in the whole movie. I wasn't sure if he was or wasn't a bad guy, even at the very end. Strange.

Another thing I adored was the core crew of the Prometheus: Cpt. Janek, Chance and Ravel. They were really, really awesome. I admired their courage and their easy camaraderie. And was I the only one who felt slashy vibes between Chance and Ravel? I loved their banter and the smile they gave each other before the crash. In my head canon, they were an item *nods*

The special effects were all kinds of amazing. Wow, just wow! The ships, the star map that David entered... Wonderful! The movie is worth seeing just because of that.

Two things I didn't like: the score and Guy Pierce as Weyland. The music was really bland. Maybe because I usually listen to Last.fm's OST channel and I keep hearing Hans Zimmer's (Pirates of the Carribean, The Dark Knight Rises) and Hugh Jackman's (X-Men: First Class) amazing scores, this one felt so very, very bland in comparison. And what was the use of Guy Pierce as Weyland? Couldn't they simply gotten an old guy to play him? :-/

The ending was interesting - the bit with David and Elizabeth, not the weird alien thing - and I'm curious where Scott will take the story next.
katikat: (Actors_MichaelFass3)


I mean, he isn't classically beautiful but there's just something... I can't put my finger on it... to me, he looks incredibly hot. Like wow-HOT! He has that... that... something that many better looking men simply do not have. It's so, so strange...
katikat: (xmen-washing)
Yeah, yeah, these are old pictures but I just discovered them so hush and let me enjoy them! *_*





These make me wish so desperately that the writers were a bit braver and actually made Charles and Erik a couple. Even star-crossed lovers would be enough. Just... something. Because if anybody out there still thinks that Professor X and Magneto are just friends, said person needs to have their eyes checked.

Just gimme my Charles/Erik romance! *grabby hands* Gimme! GIMME!

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