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Watch: David Cronenberg & Michael Fassbender Discuss The Creative Process In 'A Dangerous Analysis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2014 10:05 AM
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This year’s “Map to the Stars” marks the second straight time David Cronenberg has worked with former “Twlight” hearthrob Robert Pattinson and the third time with Sarah Gadon, who first appeared in “A Dangerous Method” alongside the director’s previous muse, Viggo Mortensen. In the run-up to that 2011 historical film, Cronenberg took part in a short video – along with co-star Michael Fassbender – where he revealed his thoughts on the creative process.

First Look: Michael Fassbender & Kodi Smit-McPhee In Western 'Slow West'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2014 8:35 AM
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Slow West
This year, you'll be getting Michael Fassbender delivered in a variety of flavors. We've already seen him in blockbuster mode with the hit "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," later this summer he's at the center of the bonkers indie comedy "Frank," and should post-production finish in time, he'll get Shakespearian with "Macbeth." And oh yeah, there's one more too: "Slow West." And the first image from the film has arrived.

Watch: Tell Everyone Everything In New Trailer For Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 1:28 PM
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Frank
Ever since it premiered at Sundance, we've been openly sharing our love for "Frank" and that's because it's one of the most unique comedies of the year and, particularly if you're a music fan or musician, a picture that'll have a bit of extra resonance. But even if not, it's got a killer ensemble all doing top-notch work in a movie that nails its big ambitions.

Michael Fassbender’s Next Film Is ‘Trespass Against Us’; Brendan Gleeson, Sean Harris & More Join Cast

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 30, 2014 9:25 AM
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The Counselor, Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is an actor in an ideal position right now. He’s got the pick of the litter in terms of scripts and projects, and they are all being delivered to his doorstep. Is he an A-list star that can open a movie big? Not yet, but that likely doesn’t concern him right now (that’s his agent’s problem). What matters to the actor is that he’s working with the Terrence Malicks and Ridley Scotts of the world and he is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood at the moment.

Watch: Discover The Idiot Shriek In New Clip From Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 3:46 PM
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Frank, Sundance
What more do we have to tell to convince you to see "Frank" when it opens later this summer? We called it a “terrific and sublime experience" when we saw it at the Sundance Film Festival, and have brought you trailers, interviews and the single “I Love You All” and more from the movie. And today, we have another two-minute clip, and yes, it's an excuse to remind you this is coming and you need to see it.

The Best & Worst Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 27, 2014 2:42 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Well, knock us down with a feather. We'd been positively fearing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" from afar. It had a been a while since the franchise peaked, and on paper, the giant cast list seemed to promise another "X-Men: The Last Stand"-style mess at best. Plus director Bryan Singer's last film, "Jack The Giant Slayer," was by some distance the worst of his career, and early marketing materials made it look like 'DOFP' had a tiny scope that belied its budget (the second most expensive in Fox's history, after "Avatar"), and made it seem like some kind of mid-'90s vision of the future.

Review: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy & Hugh Jackman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 21, 2014 10:13 AM
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
The perils of time travel plotting, and maintaining continuity and story logic, within the framework of an already-fantastical superhero universe, are not enviable for any filmmaker. But credit the folks behind “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” for not only negotiating the tricky liabilities of rewriting history, but also creating a world (and story) where if the timestream logic crumbles, it ultimately matters little.

Watch: Wolverine, Beast & More Off Their Powers And Magneto Destroys A Stadium In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Clips

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 14, 2014 10:31 AM
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
The day of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is soon, everybody. It'll be everywhere next week, and in this day and age (rather than some alternate, sideburn-filled '70s past) that means lots and lots of clips and snippets and featurettes all over the place for the next few days. So here are some which apparently are technically called “power pieces.” Sounds like Wolverine's euphemism for his, ahem, claws.

First Posters For ‘Macbeth’ Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 14, 2014 8:34 AM
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Macbeth
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and “Snowtown Murders” director Justin Kurzel making a grim and bloody adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”? Yes, please. And please file this at the top of 2015’s Most Anticipated Films list.

Michael Fassbender Looking To Star In Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 13, 2014 8:08 PM
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Michael Fassbender, Derek Cianfrance
In the neverending battle of commerce versus art, which will rage on forever in cinema because it has to, cinephiles can take small comfort in the knowledge that smart and talented actors will always eventually gravitate to smart and talented filmmakers because the medium is theirs. And intelligent, thoughtful filmmakers will often, not always, but often be attracted to engaging material. Thus the combination of Michael Fassbender and Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine,” “The Place Beyond The Pines”) is already one that is cause for much excitement in these here Playlist parts.

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