You've seen the locations. You've (hopefully) seen the movie. And now, New Yorkers, you are invited to live out at least parts of Michael Fassbender's acclaimed Manhattan odyssey on Saturday during Movieline's Walk of Shame. [UPDATE: We're livetweeting along the way! Read on for details...]
Breaking Dawn sparkled to the top slot yet again on the quietest weekend of the season, but just take a gander at the healthy size of Shame's art house opening! Meanwhile, the latest offerings from Martin Scorsese and Alexander Payne enjoyed a boost. But I've got to ask: What happened to the Muppets' mojo?
Spirits were bright Wednesday night in West Hollywood when Fox Searchlight celebrated the season with their annual holiday party -- really, just an excuse to fete Oscar candidates Win Win, Tree of Life, Shame, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and The Descendants like debs at a coming out ball. Movieline caught up with Fox Searchlight's hopefuls at the early awards-season shindig.
To call the newly unveiled, NSFW redband trailer for Shame hot is an understatement, since it quickens the pulse in a delicious way that leads to much more than just sheer titillation. Watch as poor sex-addicted Michael Fassbender is wracked with torment as he rides the NYC subway, silently eye-fucking a gorgeous stranger on the train. However often they say men think about sex in a given day, this guy does multiplied by a thousand... and it's wearing on his weary, helpless soul.
Crank your man crush meters to 11: Brad Pitt is said to be set to produce and co-star with Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Twelve Years a Slave, according to a Playlist report (plucked from Screen Daily and verified by Pitt's production company, Plan B). The period drama is based on the life of Solomon Northup, an educated black man who was tricked into slavery in the 1850s and marks Fassbender's third collaboration with director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame). [The Playlist]
For the past few weeks, Movieline's own S.T. VanAirsdale has been listing Michael Fassbender as one of the top five front runners for next year's Best Actor Oscar for his work in Steve McQueen's* upcoming erotic drama Shame. Finally, a trailer for the acclaimed film has surfaced, giving evidence again for why Fassbender -- who played X-Men: First Class's Magneto -- is so worthy of your crushes, why he ran away with the Best Actor Award at this year's Venice Film Festival and why all of those early rave reviews for Shame were warranted.