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Prometheus Receives Mixed Reviews
Prometheus Receives Mixed Reviews

Ridley Scott’s new movie, Prometheus, has been receiving some mixed reviews.

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Prometheus received its premiere and press screenings yesterday, and the reviews for the film have been a little mixed, although generally positive.

There have been no outright slatings of Scott’s return to the world he created in Alien, but not everyone has been completely impressed or satisfied by the new movie.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said, “Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting. In place of scariness there is wonderment; in place of tension there is hugely ambitious design; in place of unforgettable shocks there are reminders of the original’s unforgettable shocks. There are also some shrewd and witty touches, and one terrifically creepy performance from Michael Fassbender, who steals the film with the chilling, parasitic relentlessness of that first gut-bound alien.”

The Hollywood Reporter had Todd McCarthy calling it, “A visual feast of a  sci-fi movie… Technically, Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly…”

The Daily Telegraph’s Robbie Collin summed up his opinion on Twitter, posting, “Prometheus is, um, absolutely nuts. Not perfect by a stretch but there are ideas here you wouldn’t expect a studio to touch with a 10ft pole.”

The movie also stars The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce.

Charlize Theron Discusses Prometheus Co-Star Michael Fassbender’s Manhood
Charlize Theron Discusses Prometheus Co-Star Michael Fassbender’s Manhood

South-African born actress Charlize Theron spills the beans to Mtv on ‘Prometheus’ co-star Michael Fassbender's manhood.

Michael revealed all in the production of 2011 film ‘Shame’, which prompted MTV to ask Charlize just how much of his masculinity would be on show in the new Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller ‘Prometheus’. Charlize cheekily replied with a totally serious expression, ‘Oh my god. I don’t think [his pen*s] was available. It was shooting the sequel for ‘Shame’ so we couldn’t get it for ‘Prometheus.”

She continued to personify her co-star’s manhood throughout the hilarious interview. ‘It’s a hitch pen*s’, she explained with a laugh. ‘The pen*s attaches and works separately; it’s a whole working entity.’ She confessed that she would’ve liked to have seen it had it not been busy all the time with work and such.

This is not the first time the shameless ‘Monster’ actress has made jokes regarding Michael’s film flashing. Earlier in the year she was presented with the Ally for Equity award from The Human Rights Campaign by Mr. Fassbender and proceeded to talk about his ‘Shame’ appearance in her speech, joking that she was impressed that he chose to ‘play it big’ and that she was ‘available to work with it any time’.   

Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character

Michael Fassbender is set to appear in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus later this year, where he will play the android David. Michael admitted that he believes that David could develop his own human personality. 

Fassbender explained, “You’re essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behaviour. It’s programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment. So, what happens when you programme that and the programme then starts making its own connections and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy?”
 
He added, “What I thought was very interesting was that you have this guy who was on his own for two and a half years while everyone else was in cryostasis, so what did he do to amuse himself? The idea that there is something of a little boy there, and that he has to rely on his imagination to keep himself occupied, imagination is a very human trait.”
 
Michael continued, “The way that [screenwriter] Damon [Lindelof] wrote it, people treat him as a robot and there’s a bit of contempt towards him because he has all the answers. He’s hyper-intelligent. His physicality is more advanced than human beings.”
 
Prometheus is released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.
Michael Fassbender talks fame
Michael Fassbender talks fame

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender is one of those actors who has really come into his own as he has aged and developed as an actor. Michael is currently one of the most sought after actors in the business but the 34 year old has admitted that he is glad that he has achieved fame later in life, rather than becoming famous at a young age.

Fassbender explained, “You know, I spent a lot of time out of work. Now I’m trying to make hay while the sun is shining.” Michael then discussed how he thinks he would have coped if he had have found fame at a much younger age. He added, “I wouldn’t change anything. The fame thing, the honey traps, I don’t know that I would’ve handled it well at 23. I would’ve gone ape s**t.”
 
Michael Fassbender can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace, in the Ridley Scott Alien prequel Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1 and in the US on June 8. Michael Fassbender is also set to work with Ridley Scott again later this year for the movie The Counselor, which will be released next year.
Steve McQueen slams Michael Fassbender Oscar snub
Steve McQueen slams Michael Fassbender Oscar snub

Hollywood director Steve McQueen has slammed the Academy for snubbing Michael Fassbender at this year’s Oscars. Steve directed the movie Shame in which Michael Fassbender stars in the lead role and Steve has claimed that, the only reason Michael Fassbender has not been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, is because Hollywood is scared of sex.

McQueen explained, “In America they’re too scared of sex, that’s why he wasn’t nominated. If you look at the best actor list you’re saying, ‘Michael Fassbender is not on that list?’ It’s kind of crazy. But that’s how it is, it’s an American award, let them have it. He’s a once in a generation actor. He’s an actor who can transform and transcend, and you actually believe him, so that’s the kind of guy he is.”
 
He added, “It’s all about the script, if Michael’s the right person for the character and if he likes the script. What I like about our relationship is it’s not tied, it’s not a marriage, it’s friendship and it’s done out of respect of each other’s talents and each other’s love of film.” Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender also worked together on the 2008 movie Hunger and Steve admitted that he would love to work with the actor again in the future.
Viggo Mortensen discusses A Dangerous Method role
Viggo Mortensen discusses A Dangerous Method role

Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen stars in the movie A Dangerous Method as Sigmund Freud but it is a role that he initially turned down. Viggo admitted that he was unavailable at the time but then when he was asked again, he was still a little hesitant. However, his previous work with director David Cronenberg persuaded him to give it a go.

Mortensen explained, “When he was first trying to set the film up he did come to me, but I was unavailable at the time. But I was a bit surprised - I didn’t picture myself playing Sigmund Freud at any age. So, it gave me something to think about. Then it came around again the following year when Christoph Waltz, who was then going to do the part, decided he wanted to do another movie instead - Water for Elephants, I guess it was… I said, I could do it but I hesitated a little.
 
He added, “But being that it was David, I trusted him, and I’ve had great experiences working with him before and I know the importance he puts on casting. So, I thought, well, he must have very good reasons for it.” A Dangerous Method also stars Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley and is set to be released in the UK on February 10.
Michael Fassbender puts work first, always
Michael Fassbender puts work first, always

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender has revealed that he has always put his work first in his life and that he always will. Michael even claims that his work takes priority over his relationships and that he would gladly walk away from a relationship if it was to benefit his working life.

Fassbender explained, “To be honest, relationships as a whole for me in this industry have been a difficult thing to maintain. It goes with the territory. I would be prepared to walk away from relationships because of my job. I wanted to give this everything and go for it 110%, so I guess my work has taken precedence over that.” Michael once tried relationship counselling with a former love.
 
He added, “It was something I thought I would try out and I do think it’s a very helpful process, if there is an improvement at the end of it.” It was recently rumoured that Michael Fassbender is being lined up for the titular role of the Darren Aronofsky movie Noah, which is expected to begin filming later in the year, with the view to release it in 2014.
Keira Knightley talks sex faces
Keira Knightley talks sex faces

English actress Keira Knightley has revealed how she wanted to perfect her role, in the David Cronenberg movie A Dangerous Method, so much that she spent days sat in her bathroom, perfecting her sex face. Keira also discussed the spanking aspect of the movie, claiming that she did not want to do it but realised that it was important to the movie.

Knightley explained, “It was a huge part of what Sabina was doing a lot of the time. So I asked psychoanalysts about it and they said, ‘Sex and anything like that is trying to release energy, trying to release pent-up emotion’. So I worked with that and sat in my bathroom and pulled faces at myself for about two days, trying to figure out what it was going to be. Then I got on Skype with David and went, ‘I’ve come up with this’, or, ‘I’ve come up with this’, and he went, ‘That one!’”
 
She said of the spanking scenes, “I went, ‘I love you, I love it, but I really don’t know if I want to do that. I’m really not sure about it’. And he went, ‘Well, I think it would be a tragedy if you didn’t do the part because of that so if you want them out then we just won’t shoot them or we’ll find a way that will make you comfortable doing it’. I realised they were integral to the piece, that it was really important to see them and show that within the study of that relationship.”
 
Keira concluded, “That kind of made me go, ‘Oh, OK, all right, as long as it’s not some weird sort of sexy scene thing’.” You can catch Keira Knightley starring alongside Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen when A Dangerous Method is released in the UK on February 10.
Keira Knightley almost missed out on A Dangerous Method
Keira Knightley almost missed out on A Dangerous Method

English actress Keira Knightley has revealed how she almost missed out on her role in the David Cronenberg movie A Dangerous Method. Keira claims that she was a bit worried about the scenes where she is topless and gets spanked and raised her concerns to the director, who admitted that he was willing to remove the scenes from the movie.

Knightley explained, “When I first read it I loved the script and really wanted to play the character, but I didn’t want to do those scenes, and I phoned David Cronenberg and said I was going to have to turn the role down. He said he really wanted me to play the part so he would take the scenes out but I said, ‘Whoa!’ because I knew they were incredibly important to the story.”
 
She added, “He said he didn’t want the scenes to be sexy or voyeuristic; he wanted them to be clinical and a complete exploration of what she was feeling. So we kind of came to an agreement with Michael Fassbender as well because he had questions about the scenes, too. I wanted it to be as shocking as possible without going over the top.” A Dangerous Method is set to be released on February 10.
Michael Fassbender thought Shame would be fun
Michael Fassbender thought Shame would be fun

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender has revealed how he thought that doing the movie Shame would be fun but it actually ended up being one of the more difficult movies that he has worked on. Michael also admitted that he felt like he had a connection to his character in the movie and not necessarily in a good way.

Fassbender explained, “I must admit, I initially thought it might be fun. You hear ‘sex’, and you think… sex. But this was definitely the hardest job I’ve done. I can usually shake a character off, but I couldn’t shake Brandon. He had no sensual enjoyment in his life, and since we filmed the movie so quickly, I found myself living in his skin. Keeping him close to me was exhausting, cold, horrible.”
 
He added, “As Brandon, I never ate. He had one container of Chinese food in his fridge. All that sex and he didn’t have any pleasure. That sad container of noodles tells you more about Brandon than any nudity.” You can currently see Michael Fassbender portraying the character Brandon in the movie Shame, which is now playing in both the UK and the US.
Michael Fassbender talks X-Men: First Class sequel plot
Michael Fassbender talks X-Men: First Class sequel plot

Shame actor Michael Fassbender has revealed what he would like to see from the possible sequel to the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. Michael stated that her hopes that the friendship between Magneto and Professor X (James McAvoy) will be kept alive, as the two have always remained friends despite their differences.

Fassbender explained, “You know what’s interesting about Magneto and Professor X from the comic books as well, is there’s such a complexity to their relationship. It’s not just like clear-cut enemies, they’re best friends as well. In the comic books, even after they’ve had this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after the students at certain points.”
 
He added, “I think there’s always that complexity in their relationship and we want to keep that alive as possible, because that’s I think a really interesting thing, the conflict there. I get where Magneto is coming from, that’s for sure, having read the source material, the comic books. From what we know with human beings, history has told us that we’re a pretty destructive race, so you can see where he’s coming from.”
 
Michael concluded, “It’s always interesting for me to have the villains doing positive things as well as negative or destructive things. I just think it’s more realistic.” Michael Fassbender has previously revealed that he is excited by the prospect of an X-Men: First Class sequel and he believes that it will definitely happen.
Michael Fassbender cannot watch Shame
Michael Fassbender cannot watch Shame

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender has revealed that he has to cover his eyes when it comes to watching some of the scenes in his movie Shame. Michael has quite a few scenes in Shame which could cause someone to be embarrassed and it seems that these scenes have certainly left Michael feeling a little embarrassed.

Fassbender claimed that he found it difficult to watch himself time and time again with any film but that Shame really did make him have to cover his eyes. He explained, “I mean, how many times can you watch yourself, and especially with something like Shame. I had done the film so I was aware of what was in it, but the way they edited it, I kind of watched the last third like this.”
 
Michael Fassbender can next be seen on the big screen in the movie Prometheus. The Ridley Scott directed movie, which is essentially a prequel to the Alien series, has been had to find anything out about but Michael claims that the trailer for the movie is perfect. Prometheus also stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson and is set to be released on June 8, 2012.