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Rope of Silicon early commercials starring the ascendant Michael Fassbender
W Magazine a horizontal pictorial of Fassy. I am more and more worried he'll be the surprise snub at the Oscars. I really am. May my prophecy fail me!
NY Times a profile of George Lucas on the eve of his supposed retirement from blockbuster filmmaking. But first Red Tails (2012)
24 Frames Octavia Spencer is getting choosy about her roles but Hollywood is still not awash in leading roles for acclaimed black actresses.

Pajiba on Michelle Williams body body body GQ photoshoot.
Guardian offers a guide of 20 pictures to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival which begins... tomorrow!
Low Resolution Carnage cast power rankings
FlavorWire on TCM's ten most influential silent films. See, The Artist is good for cinema. People are looking back. Silent films are so wonderful. I hope you've seen a bunch of them.

Kenneth in the (212) fans "react" to Madonna winning her second Golden Globe. LOL.
Boy Culture I knew Matt would have smart things to say about the Madonna Globe win and Elton John's ridiculous pissiness about it. Matt on Madonna's "ungracious" speech. 

What was narcissistic about Madonna's sweet speech, anyway? She accepted an award and thanked her co-writers and her leading lady. Sure, she forgot to self-flagellate, but...


Guardian Speaking of The Artist. I knew we'd eventually get a story about total idiot moviegoers. Seems some people want their money back because they didn't realize it was a silent movie. Excuse me, I amend. Not idiots, Assholes. Silent films can be just as amazing as sound films.  
In Contention on the costumes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Ultra Culture 14 Things That Armie Hammer looks like in J Edgar. Hee
Paper Mag has the season 5 poster for Mad Men but to give it context they include all the others too.


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Reader Comments (16)

Rooting for something else to win the emmy. Five-in-a-row in this landscape is a little too much.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Good for Octavia. Change needs to be made. Cast ethnic actors in roles that aren't race specific! There's no reason they can't play them. Everything is so WHITE. If I were a filmmaker, I would make it my duty to serve minorities from races, to women, to lgbt. They need fair representation in film!

Damn, Michelle looks AMAZING. Holy smokes.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

And I'd love to get to a point where we could actually have a film about a typical black family and not have it be labeled a "black film." Or a gay protagonist and have it called a gay film etc

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

The stories about The Artist remind me when I went to see Crouching Tiger later in its run and the woman behind me said to her husband, "This movie isn't in English?" She then complained it was silly when people starting "flying."

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel Oak

Yeah, I remember those "Crouching Tiger is in Mandarin with English subtitles" notices. The same stuff happened with Pan's Labyrinth. I remember a guy in front of me in a movie line being informed that it was in Spanish by the box office. His response: "What? It's in Spanish? But...but...I saw it advertised on television!" True story.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ.P.

I feel that Fassy will win the Oscar. he is on top of my predictions. I really want a great surprise likee this to happen.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel B.

Odd that the author of the Mad Men poster piece seems not to recognize that the image (like the one in the S1 poster) is from the show's opening title sequence and that's it's more a Saul Bass homage (see posters for Vertigo and Anatomy of a Murder) than a Robert Longo thing...

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

For a moment I thought the guys in the Guinness commercial were going to make out. God, Fassy has done it all!

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

A friend of mine got really upset because she didn't realize Sweeney Todd was a musical and then Johnny Depp started singing and according to her she thought it would be a 'Tim Burton horror movie' and left the theatre. *facepalm*

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRamification

I don't think Michael Fassbender getting snubbed will be such a shock. It's funny how inflated some people are on the Internet as opposed to the reality. The only time he was cut-to during the Golden Globes was when Clooney shouted him out. Before that, he was never seen and there was no red carpet interview with a significant broadcaster...despite being a best actor nominee.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Arkaan -- it seems excessive until you really have to pretend that ANYTHING is better than Mad Men ;)

January 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

that GQ shoot is frightening. Michelle...

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

although the Fassy one made me hard

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

I know it's like blasphemy to rag on Madonna, but seriously, you didn't think her speech was totally and utterly narcissistic? For real?

It's not that she didn't self-flagellate, it's that the entire subtext of her speech was "I made MY film, I am a DIRECTOR, you should be honoring MY film, thanks for the song award, but did you hear I am the DIRECTOR of MY film? It's called W.E. and I am the DIRECTOR."

It was embarrassing.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel

^ I agree. Sorry it wasn't a good film, gurl. Not to mention she's been acting like a total bitch diva lately. Ugh, I just can't stand her lol. I was okay until she won the Globe for a shitty song. Literally, they played a clip of the song and my roommate and I laughed and was like "lol well she was nominated because she's madonna" and then she won and we were like -___- starfuckingggg. Glenn shoulda had that.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Ehh, I gave up on Mad Men halfway through the first season. Rich white men at a time when rich white men were arguably the least interesting people ever.

I prefer Justified and Breaking Bad.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan
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