07:58 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 06/25/2013 04:55PM
Get ready to see some very good-looking people doing some very bad things.
The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott (Prometheus), stars Michael Fassbender as a respected lawyer who gets involved in an illegal business deal that careens out of control.
Penélope Cruz plays his love interest, while her real-life husband, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz play shady characters.
Originally posted 06/08/2012 03:30PM
How's this for a Father's Day conversation piece: an Alien reboot with Daddy issues?
In the film Prometheus, questioning where humans come from, scientists Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) board the spaceship Prometheus bound for a planet far from Earth that's depicted in cave drawings. The crew includes amiable Capt. Janek (Idris Elba), corporate suit Vickers (Charlize Theron) and android David (Michael Fassbender, courtly and fiendish in equal doses).
Thanks to director Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien, we know not to trust the droid. In fact, once the film's first hour puts the pieces in place, it's obvious how the second will unfold. Having taught us the Alien vocabulary of squidlike predators that infest humans, then burst out as even more horrific monsters, Scott can hardly be surprised that we know what's coming.
Originally posted 05/15/2012 10:30AM
When it comes to romance, Michael Fassbender doesn't necessarily mix work and play – even if his current girlfriend is his former costar.
"Nothing happened while we were filming," he tells GQ magazine in its June issue, confirming his relationship with Shame actress Nicole Beharie, 27. "We started talking more on the promotion thing. So, yeah, it just sort of unfolded like that."
The two first garnered buzz after they were photographed in New York City.
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