Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Opens in theaters Friday, June 8, 2012.
This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts.
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Opens Friday, January 20, 2012.
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.
Opens in select theaters Friday, December 2, 2011.
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A DANGEROUS METHOD. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.
Opens NY and LA Wednesday, November 23, 2010. Coming Soon to a City Near You!
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga – and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe.
Opens Friday, June 3rd.
Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”). In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her – and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered…
Also starring Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Jamie Bell.
Opens March 11th.
AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying tribes known as the Picts.
Quintus, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon.
But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines, evading remorseless Pict pursuers over harsh terrain, as the band of soldiers race to rescue their General, and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.
From writer/director, Neil Marshall, CENTURION is a gripping survival thriller set against a background of conquest and invasion; a pursuit movie in the vein of DELIVERANCE, LAST OF THE MOHICANS and APOCALYPTO. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, David Morrissey, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, JJ Field, Liam Cunningham, and Imogen Poots. CENTURION has a running time of 97 minutes and is not yet rated by the MPAA.
Available now VOD, Xbox and Amazon.com. Opens in theaters on August 27, 2010.
Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Leila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.
Based on the legendary graphic novel, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.
Opens June 18th.
Fish Tank is a gripping slice of life, coming of age drama. It is also an antidote to the proper costume dramas many still associate with British cinema and that some might be sick of. The film is more akin to the “gritty realism” of the angry young man British movies of the late fifties and early sixties, except in this case we have an angry young girl – a very angry and confused 15-year old girl named Mia Taylor (KATIE JARVIS).
Not that Mia doesn’t have a lot to be pissed off about. She lives in a depressing “council estate” (read public housing for American audiences). She has a self-absorbed, non-existent mother (KIERSTON WAREING) who dresses like a striper and literally has zero interest in what her children do. (The only interest she takes in her eldest daughter is trying to get her sent to reform school.) She has no friends and literally has no one to talk to – not even a girlfriend she can commiserate with. On top of that, she is stuck in limbo, with no prospects or future.
Because of this, she is incapable of expressing any emotion other than anger and regularly lashes out at anyone she can, but mostly at her mother and younger sister (REBECCA GRIFFITHS). Mia has no outlet for her emotions except her love for hip-hop dancing – which is her only respite. The only creatures she seems to relate to are the family dog and a horse chained up in the neighborhood, which she tries to free as it seems a symbol of her own trapped self.
So when her mother’s new boyfriend, Connor (MICHAEL FASSBENDER), enters the picture and is just ordinarily nice to her she can’t help but take notice. She at first also pushes him away, like she does with everyone, but then reluctantly finds herself interested in him. Connor is the only positive force in Mia’s life – he encourages to pursue her dancing and to go on an audition. But is Connor just being nice to his girlfriend’s kid, or does he have other motives? His presence also seems to inspire her to reach out and make a new friend in the neighborhood, Billy (HARRY TREADAWAY). Although it is not clear at first whether she is looking for company or trying to make Connor jealous.
A lot of emotionally draining things happen to Mia during the climax of Fish Tank, but to talk about them too much would spoil the few surprises this movie has, as this isn’t a movie about plot. It is the emotional journey of a young girl that draws you in little by little and makes you really care about Mia and cringe every time she does something stupid. But as the drama unfolds, Mia finally comes to term with her life and takes a bit more control and by the end of the film, there is hope that she might actually make it and go onto something a little bit better that what she has known.
Fish Tank is open now in NYC and opens Friday in Los Angeles.
Happy 2010 to all! While 2009 was great for our site we are eagerly looking towards the future and discovering new talent. That being said, we want to take one look back and anoint one special actor as 2009′s top One2Watch4. January’s poll is comprised of all the winners from the monthly polls last year. Your job is to select from among the 12 equally wonderful gentlemen and decide who is deserving of the Blue Ribbon prize. It’s an important task that we know you are all capable of. It may require one more look at their individual profiles or photo galleries. That’s the price we pay for democracy. Thank you and God bless!
Who Should Be 2009's One2Watch4?
- Gerard Butler - January's Winner (47%, 604 Votes)
- Alexander Skarsgård - July's Winner (35%, 453 Votes)
- Henry Cavill - June's Winner (5%, 67 Votes)
- Jensen Ackles - October's Winner (4%, 50 Votes)
- Michael Fassbender - August's Winner (4%, 46 Votes)
- Alex Pettyfer - December's Winner (2%, 26 Votes)
- Jared Padalecki - February's Winner (1%, 14 Votes)
- Taylor Lautner - November's Winner (0%, 6 Votes)
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan - March's Winner (0%, 6 Votes)
- Taylor Kitsch - May's Winner (0%, 3 Votes)
- Joseph Fiennes - September's Winner (0%, 2 Votes)
- Paul Rudd - April's Winner (2%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,279
When you make your first big onscreen splash in a costume consisting of little more than a pair of tight brown leather underpants, most would be forgiven for assuming that you’re in for a long, hard climb back to credible. But even though it has been only two short years since he first foisted himself onto movie-goers as the limb hacking, wisecracking, wedgie sporting Spartan warrior Stelios in 300, Michael Fassbender has managed to establish himself as a formidable acting talent, giving a series of acclaimed performances that have already seen him likened to such luminaries as Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale. Not bad for a bloke who spent most of his first movie not only nearly naked but sporting the sort of hairdo most commonly seen on 1980s heavy metal bands.
Making his on-screen debut in the Steven Spielberg produced mini-series “Band of Brothers” in 2001, Michael began his career working steadily on the small screen, playing characters as diverse as the fallen angel Azazeal in cult TV series “Hex” and would-be bomber of British parliament Guy Fawkes in Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, before leather loincloth infamy came beckoning. But even though 300 might have been his international breakthough, it was with his performance as Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen’s Hunger that he would really make his mark. His staggering intensity, and commitment that saw him lose over 14kgs to convincingly depict Sands’ decline, would be rewarded by a wave of critical acclaim, a memorable lauding as the ‘Brando for Britain’ and numerous acting prizes at a variety of international film festivals, culminating in the best actor prize at the Irish Film & Television Awards.
Michael has since returned to the battlefield in Neil Marshall’s upcoming Centurion, in which he portrays a Roman warrior trapped behind enemy lines in dark age Britain, smoldered as the teen heroine’s off-limits love interest in Andrea Arnold’s kitchen sink drama Fish Tank, and been personally tapped by Quentin Tarantino for the role of Lt. Archie Hicox, a British commando, in his WWII opus Inglourious Basterds. And if that weren’t a diverse enough range of genres, he most recently completed work on the comic book western Jonah Hex, playing the unhinged henchman of chief baddy John Malkovich. Phew!
Not many actors out there are capable of playing the romantic lead, psychotic villain, or colorful supporting part with equal conviction. Add looks to kill and dangerous lashings of Irish charm, and its about as close to a complete package as you are ever likely to find. Odds are on that Fassy, as his fans affectionately know him, will sooner rather than later be joining the ranks of acting legends to whom he is already so willingly compared.
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From the official site: In the first year of the German occupation of France , Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemies as “the basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own…
Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino’s INGLORIOUS BASTERDS weaves together the infamous, the oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII.
Opens August 21st.