|The font name used for the TGiFassy meme is called, Magneto. How appropriate eh!|
Here is a new still of the lumberjack 80's family man on the down low Magneto from X-Men: Apocalypse. I really enjoy Michael's version of Magneto and I certainly hope that there are more opportunities for him on future X-Men movies. Perhaps a stand alone movie for him, like Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. So while Michael is currently in Montreal working on X-Men, I've been engaged in various discussions about the upcoming fall festival season, and concerned about the lack of no US release date for Macbeth.
I posted a Macbeth debate related link here on the blog from the facebook page of FF on Thursday. However, I removed it a few hours later because there appeared to be some sort of corruption in the embedded facebook code that prompts an advertisement page to pop up when you visit the blog, and that's totally not cool. I've noticed that in the past but I thought it was a glitch in the system, but now I realize it's connected when I add one of my facebook links here to the blog, so, I won't be doing that anymore. Anyway, US fans of Michael's Macbeth film are getting concerned by what we perceive to be the step-child treatment of Macbeth by The Weinstein Company. Here is a film that features Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, in a sexy goth version of Macbeth that's been slightly de-Scottished (a word I just made up but you get my point), and which was filmed in early 2014. It's almost August 2015 and with the European release dates announced by Studio Canal for Macbeth, there has been no word on when Macbeth will be released here in the states. It just gives us pause to ask what the heck's going on, why the delay, why the indifference? One glance at the 'In Theaters and Coming Soon' menu at the Weinstein website and you will scratch your head bald wondering where the hell is Macbeth.
There are August, October, and December release dates of select Weinstein films listed, but Macbeth is not on the release schedule yet. I simply ask, why not? If you visit the Studio Canal webpage, they have the release schedule at the top of the page where you can click on the region of interest, and you will find the Euro release dates of Macbeth. I would appreciate if the Weinstein webpage would at least acknowledge Macbeth and have it listed as, 'coming soon'. There is also the argument that Macbeth will not do well with American audiences, so there is no rush for Weinstein to release it now, especially since he wouldn't want it to interfere with the Oscar chances of his preferred films/performances. Well, why would he spend millions of dollars to buy it just to hide it? You don't buy a movie with Michael and Marion just to sit on it, or do you? If that's the case, just allow it to show at a few fall festivals, and put it in very limited hush hush release in Nov or Dec, and let it be. But obviously, someone, somewhere fears the damage that Macbeth could possibly do to other films in contention, so, let's suppress it for a while and pretend it doesn't exist at the moment. Or perhaps, they'll release it next Feb or March when it's safe and won't cause trouble.
|Cultured Americans deserve to see the Fassbender/Cotillard Macbeth this year!|