Friday, November 3, 2017

TGIF 11.3.17

The Guardian - Jan 6, 2012

I'm changing things up a bit in how I create TGIFassy! blog updates. I want to focus more on the man that Michael Fassbender (BBS) is by overlaying quotes on various pictures of Michael from interviews over the years that I find interesting and relevant to current times. With recent events in Michael's life, and until his next film role is announced, I think that we may not see that much of Michael in ways that we are accustomed to. So with that, I just want to help people remember Michael with words he has said to help them recall fondly why they became enamored with the man in the first place.

Help me out a bit. If you have a favorite quote from Michael that you would like to submit for TGIF, please email me the source/link of the quote, and I will also credit you for the quote contribution. Moving forward, I welcome you all to help me make Fassinating Fassbender a group effort. In the past few weeks, FF@FB received nearly 40 additional Likes, and the blog itself has received its highest views this year. So people are interested in the way FF covers current events regarding Michael Fassbender. Let's keep things intriguing and fresh together!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Michael Monday #66


According to Box Office Mojo, The Snowman has so far earned around $31 million worldwide. Not so bad for a film maliciously maligned by the media which was made on a $35 million budget. On a weekly basis, American entertainment writers prefer to focus on the US box office success of a film to determine a film's worth and brand it a flop by that narrow standard; and that's unfair. In any event, I'm still hopeful that Michael can have another chance with Harry Hole because he was so great in that role. Quite a few Fassinators posting at FF@FB really like the movie, and I'm glad they do! Although I won't change my review grade for the film, I will buy the DVD when it comes out - it will complete my Snowman collection of having the book, along with my receiving the Snowman giveaway pack for hosting the giveaway. And speaking of that, the winner was announced over the weekend for the Snowman giveaway contest, and it is Sara E, a huge Fassinator that I met briefly this past summer at the Alien: Covenant premiere in Hollywood! Thanks to all for participating, I hope to be asked to present future giveaways for Michael's movies.

In reviewing Michael's IMDB profile, besides the next X-Men movie in 2018, he hasn't signed up for any other projects yet. It's my hopes that Michael is considering doing something new, something that will challenge him and go way out of his comfort zone. I hope he considers doing some theater work in London, or find a unique opportunity for a limited TV series on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. Fuck it, that's where the meaty new programming is at, and a lot of very well known, and popular film stars are going to TV for diversity in their craft as actors/actresses. And like I said before, being on TV or a streaming service will expose Michael to a broader audience that does not like going to the theater anymore to watch movies. This audience will wait for a film to stream, and it's a more economical option for them too.

And finally, congrats to Michael on successfully and safely completing his latest race car adventure in Italy these past few days. He was there with his parents supporting him as he continues on the Ferrari tour. This is a serious personal hobby for Michael and I hope he never gets hurt in his crashes, and just enjoys the fun of this adventure on his down time.

Friday, October 27, 2017

TGIF 10.27.17


I had to go back into 2013 to find a picture of Michael Fassbender (BBS*) to clear my head of all the WTFs and eye rolling this week and recovering from the twilight zone weirdness of the previous week. My eyes have been red and it's not from crying, and it's not from my allergies; it's from all the eye rolling from two things this week. The first is the overwrought click bait articles and faux outrage from movie critics killing Michael's The Snowman, and lamenting about the fate of his career. It's ok if they don't like the Snowman, but jeez, to go on and on and on about the exaggerated awfulness of it was just too much. Each week there are several "flops" that the entertainment websites fall over each other to write and speculate about which actor/actress can no longer be considered A list, or be the lead of future films. Last week was Fassy's turn to have his life and career be analyzed under a microscope. This will just be interesting fodder for his autobiography one day. He'll look back at 2017, and shrug his shoulders, and then talk about the interesting year when he finally got his Oscar. And he will get it one day. Actors who look as good as Michael and have the amount of talent that he does, do not just fade away after a short string of films that weren't Oscar bait or broke records at the box office.  So people need to chill out and give him some space. He'll sign up for some cool projects in due time.

The second thing that was eye ball rolling worthy was when I received an email from a reader asking me my thoughts on another set of blind items that were much less favorable about Michael. The reader figured that since I believe in the BI that I wrote about last week, they wanted to see what I thought of the other ones written afterwards. Well, the source of the BI is from a website I haven't visited in years. In fact, I stopped reading it because they made up most of the BIs, and unlike the blindgossip.com website, this other website dabbles in fan theories and that's a big no no. And another fact, about five years ago, blindgossip.com called out that other website as liars and unprofessional frauds and they refused to do any business with them ever again. So when a website writes about what a party boy creep, womanizing, doesn't get along with co-workers, drug addict that the foreign born full frontal actor is... don't believe any of that shit! If you do believe it, you already don't like him and are just feeding your own hateful fantasies about Michael Fassbender.

Michael is no perfect angel, who is, that's boring? What he is, is a healthy, normal grown adult man doing what most healthy normal adults do in their lives. He's a good guy that has been consistently praised as being professional on the set of his films, and in his interactions with his co-stars. To think otherwise, you're just looking for stuff to dislike about Michael Fassbender. And although I'm perplexed about his recent decision, I still adore the man and can't wait to hear about the next film he signed on for.




* you know like how BC and AD are used in historical context to mark the years in ancient times? Well, you can figure out what BBS means on your own. I'll use it until I don't need to anymore.

Monday, October 23, 2017

FF Film Review: The Snowman


The film adaptation of Jo Nesbo's best selling novel, The Snowman, failed to live up to its potential of being the nail biting, edge of your seat murder mystery. And this is no fault of Michael Fassbender, starring as the protagonist, Harry Hole; the burden falls flatly on the shoulders of the director, Tomas Alfredson. However, it is not nearly as bad as critics are making it out to be. The Snowman is a functional thriller, with moments of horror that are a bit startlingly, but overall, I felt that the bad editing, sloppy writing, and weak character development has left this film plodding along and making it up as it went. The production quality of The Snowman presented it as a film that could have been shown on the Lifetime channel.

Because I just finished reading the 550 page book on Friday, I went into the screening prepared to see a movie very different from the book. But I was annoyed at just how different things were from the book. People dying in the movie who didn't die in the book, character plots a complete 180 from the book, and again, it was the pacing of the film that felt off. If you did not read the book, you know that The Snowman is about a serial killer who kills women and make snowmen out of them. That's the gist, so as long as you know that, you can follow the film. But for those who read the book, we're left scratching our heads about the rest of the supporting elements for the film that made the book so page turning interesting.

My main concern now is that because this film is being received so poorly, I fear that Michael Fassbender may not get another chance to play Harry Hole again. He was perfectly fine in this role, and I really enjoyed his take on bringing Harry to life as an alcoholic with a brilliant criminal solving mind. Being Harry Hole could be for him what those Tom Clancy films were for Harrison Ford in the 80s, what the Dan Brown films have been for Tom Hanks, etc. With the critical and box office failure of The Snowman, I really don't know if another studio is willing to take a gamble. If they do, will future films just automatically be VOD? But really, all they need to do is find a better director and give the film enough production time to INCLUDE all elements of the damn script into the film. The director admitted earlier this week that 10-15% of the script was not filmed. Who the hell does this? I understand the director had some personal issues to deal with, but why couldn't he have been completely replaced by another director so that the movie could be saved?

Although The Snowman has its problems, if you're a strong supporter of Michael Fassbender's movies, just go see it and judge it for yourself. It's not terrible, and it's not a masterpiece at all. It's a film with some significant flaws, but for all intent and purposes, Michael Fassbender was great in it, and I just hope he gets another chance to visit this character because this could be a legitimate and interesting franchise for him. I'm really bummed out that this just may not happen because too many critics are enjoying lambasting this film.

Grade: C+

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Post Wedding Poll (Update)

POLL CLOSED - Results analysis

Feelings are all over the place about Michael Fassbender getting married from being elated, to 'being done with him'. Ouch!  Here's the chance for you to select how you feel in this poll!

Thanks to everyone for participating in this poll! It was created to capture a snapshot of select fans in the Michael Fassbender fandom of how they felt about the news about his marriage. As expected, a majority of fans are happy, but a noticeable amount are disappointed in the news.

Here's the breakdown:

  •  41.1% of fans voted that they are "Deliriously Happy For Them". This is not surprising as they have wanted this for quite a while, and I reckon they are more ecstatic over the nuptials than the actual groom is. And that's saying a lot. 
  •  24.2% of fans voted that they "Don't care". Some fans can easily claim that they don't care, and of all the categories, this is the one I find curious because to not care about such a huge life change in Michael's life (the personal life of one of their favorite actors), which is related to his career, is a bit odd. I guess fans who voted in the other categories just have more of an emotional connection to Michael Fassbender: the beautiful man, the actor, the fellow human being. 
  •  21.46% of fans voted that they are "Disappointed". I voted in this category and I have no shame in admitting it. Fans who voted this have an emotional investment in Michael because he's more than just a guy who we go see his movies. I think people who voted here have admired him for a very long time, and have a different sense of who he is, have valid questions about the decision he made, and think he should have pursued other options (break up, a very long engagement, find someone else, etc.). While we're disappointed, I hope all of us stay the course and continue to support him and remain dedicated fans to Michael. We have high expectations of him because he has portrayed himself as an intelligent, hard working, and compassionate man. We wish him well, but, hope for a resolution in this situation sooner, rather than later. Something just ain't right about this. 
  •  13.24% of fans voted that they are "Outta here". These fans are livid, they are pissed, feel betrayed, they have harbored resentment towards him for several years since his dating preference has changed, rather dramatically according to them (i.e. a more Hollywood approved spousal material), and they cannot stand his spouse. Some have used extremely harsh language about him leading up to and after the wedding, and they ran out of fucks to give about Michael Fassbender. These fans are done with him. And this is terribly sad to see. I hope they see the errors in the way they think about him, and stop judging him so harshly, and perhaps ease up on the gas regarding his personal life and just enjoy his films.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Snowman Opens Today in US!


I have just about 100 pages left of reading Jo Nesbo's The Snowman, and I will finish it this evening so that I can go see the movie on either Saturday or Sunday. One can't help but read the headlines of the reviews to know that it is not being received well, which has nothing to do with Michael Fassbender's ability of doing his job in bringing detective Harry Hole onto the big screen. According Yahoo News! Director Tomas Alfredson (a main lure to watch this film besides Fassbender), there were major production issues which mindbogglingly left 10-15% of valuable filming not included in the movie. In this day and age, how in the heck can something like that happen is beyond me. It appears that the exclusion of this material has seriously affected the flow of the film and leaving noticeable plot holes, and an overall feeling of the film being disconnected. This is not cool, but, I still want to see the movie to continue my usual stance in supporting Michael's films at the box office. If the movie is really bad, it's a sad waste of great talent. I'll post a review of the film on Monday.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Anatomy of a Blind Item

This blog article published today will not allow comments. As the Editor of Fassinating Fassbender, I need to be fully honest about recent events and the language and the content I am using is well thought out and deliberate. This is my opinion and it is not subject to counterarguments.




Ok, I’m just going to get right to it. On Tuesday, a blind item was posted titled, The New Bogey and Bacall at Blind Gossip. After reading the first sentence, I knew it was about Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. Again, this is my opinion, I don’t have facts or evidence, but I’m great at math and 1+1 does equal 2. Once the comments are revealed (it usually takes about 24 hours before comments are approved and posted), 98% of the readers comments will have their names as guesses. This blind item comes just two days after their wedding in Ibiza and as this blind item has so many details that easily associate it with Michael and Alicia; I am compelled to address this blatant blind item. As a person who visits the BlindGossip website regularly, I have come to recognize the timing of when they post a BI and it’s always just mere hours or a day or two after some information about any celebrity breaks in the mainstream media (MSM) and the circumstances warrants the creation of a blind item about them. And as in the past regarding BIs I strongly believe were to be about Michael and Alicia (but most were just about her), these items were created so soon after similar information was announced via MSM and I just know it is about them. So I feel very confident in focusing on this blind item and drawing parallels to it in regards to their Ibiza wedding.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Michael Monday #65

Michael Fassbender is a married man.
Michael and Alicia Vikander got married this weekend. For a couple that met in 2014 to film The Light Between Oceans, where they played a married couple, their very private, guarded, and coy relationship finally resulted in a wedding. As announced at around 11pm on Sunday evening, October 15th edition of The Daily Mail, this very private wedding was very intimate and not flashy or very expensive like most celebrity weddings. They did things their own way with family and friends. So, no Vera Wang for Alicia.

So now this is done, it's my hopes that the really, really nasty and disrespectful Internet dragging of Michael will end now that he's married. The taunting abuse that both he and Alicia have had to endure at a very, very popular message board that thrives on negativity and gross racial overtones, has pretty much lead to the events that occurred this weekend. Their hands have been forced; Michael and Alicia have to publicize their personal lives to control the narrative of their personal lives. Controlling the personal narrative also helps their career narrative too, and with the Weinstein saga continuing to unravel, I think this weekend was perfect timing for Alicia to get married to her boyfriend of three years as she was Miss Weinstein 2016. There's no denying that. This wedding will greatly deflect attention from this saga and protect her from prying eyes and ears curious about her association with that gross ass, fat pig bastard.

Michael and Alicia's relationship has been brutally mocked, speculated, dissected to pieces, and many blind items have been flagged as them. Well, congratulations haters, Michael and Alicia have given you the finger while exchanging vows, smiling and drinking champagne with friends and family in Ibiza. They called your bluff you stupid idiots and now they are married. Hopefully those nasty obsessive people will finally lose complete interest in Michael Fassbender as he will have moved on with his life in doing something that will be met with disgust from that group. Why keep 'dragging' on about a man who is married to someone they hate, he looks 60 years old to them, he's short, take drugs, is a womanizer, his movies are flops, and they don't even refer to him as Michael Fassbender anymore; they hate him so much, they use pseudonyms in place of his name! How sick and pathetic is that?

I have gone on record as not being a big fan of Alicia Vikander, but I don't hate the woman, I'm indifferent. I've seen her movies and I think she's talented. Do I think she's the woman for Michael? No, he deserves better, much better. And I will go on record with that. But this is not to say I endorse hateful attacks against this girl, that's uncalled for! She and Michael are doing what they have to do with their lives, and let the cards fall where they may. There is so much hatred in the world, so many horrible natural disasters, so much political turmoil going on throughout the world that harms people, our planet and wildlife, and so many attacks against women. So to see other women carry on like this about two rich and famous, young, attractive celebrities, is quite pitiful and shameful to witness. What goes around comes around. You spread negativity and hate, it comes back at you. But if you spread good will and positivity, it will come back to you too.

This coming weekend, I'm really looking forward to continue to demonstrate the exact reason why I'm such a big Michael Fassbender fan. I know there's a lot of negative reviews about The Snowman, but I'm excited about the film. I'm halfway through the book and I know the film will be different than the book, and that's OK, this is to be expected. Some of the positive reviews I have read have been very decent and I expect I will at the least enjoy the film for what it is, and I don't anticipate adding to the negativity about this movie. And this reminds me, please enter The Snowman giveaway. All you have to do is participate in the quiz, post in the thread that you did it, or tag me @FassFass or at FF@FB to let me know you did the quiz and I'll enter you. Simples. The winner will be announced on Halloween, October 31st.

So cheers and good will to Michael with the decision he has made with his personal life and career, and I just want him to know that I'll still be here!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Wedding, Finally? (Updated)



Alicia is wearing a ring!
Photos like this is a reason why I'll always be on Team Michael!

Michael and Alicia and their close friends and family are all in Ibiza now for what is likely to be a wedding, or engagement party. Stay tuned as I post updates and pics from this interesting weekend that culminates after 3 years!

If you love Michael Fassbender like I do, as a real fan, you just want him to be happy and you celebrate that happiness!

Update: As I type this, it's nearly 8pm on Sunday evening in Ibiza, and there was no wedding as there are no new pap shots pictures released. The event appears to have been a fun engagement party as Alicia is now sporting a diamond ring on her finger, but Michael is not wearing a ring. It looks like Michael's family was in attendance, but it was difficult to see if any of his other very close male buddies, celebrities or not (besides Steve McQueen - it was so lovely to see him with Michael) were in attendance, and I don't know if his DMC partners were there either.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Exclusive Universal Pictures Giveaway Contest: The Snowman Prize Pack!

Fassinating Fassbender is excited to share this giveaway contest with readers in support of the upcoming release of Universal Pictures, The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender!

The Snowman, a terrifying thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbo is being released on October 19th. A sociopath who calls himself "The Snowman Killer" has targeted the one person for whom he wants to showoff his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime squad. With cunningly simplistic baits, he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game. To celebrate the release of this terrifying thriller starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, Universal Pictures have a Snowman Killer Blog App and giveaway for FF readers!

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only.




Take the "Help Harry Hole Find The Snowman Killer QUIZ" and try your luck! Please @FassFass on Twitter and tag Fassinating Fassbender on Facebook for a chance to win the limited edition The Snowman Prize Pack! It's October so it's Halloween time, have fun in participating in this fun and creepy giveaway contest for exclusive The Snowman prizes!

 
The Snowman pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Snowman Plush Doll: This limited edition Snowman plush is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It is a replica of the killer's Snowman and features a detachable head and the Snowman logo on the bottom.
1 - The Snowman Official Promo Shirt - An official promo T-Shirt featuring The Snowman logo on the front and the signature design on the back.
1 - Replica Snowman Killer Letter - A replica of the Snowman killer's note, sealed.


The Snowman Blog App:
  • How well do you know America's most notorious serial killers? Take the quiz and help Harry Hole find the Snowman killer by matching serial killers to their dark crimes. 
  • Take your investigative eye to the next level and dive into Killer Files! Learn more about serial killers and their gruesome ways... if you can handle it #nsfw.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Michael Monday #64


While Michael Fassbender was in Los Angeles this week for promo work in support of The Snowman, coming out on October 20th, he did a photo shoot in Beverly Hills and this week's MM photo is from that shoot. I mentioned last week at FF@FB that I ordered the Snowman book from Waterstones in London because that's the only way I could get the book cover with Michael on the cover, especially since the book is a "major motion picture". Said cover is not available in the US yet and I want to try to read it quickly before I see the movie on opening weekend. As per the international package tracker, it's on its way to me and I should get it today, or definitely by Tuesday and I'll start on it asap! I would like to write a review of the book in conjunction with a review of the movie, so stay tune for both!




Friday, October 6, 2017

TGIF 10.6.17

James Corden, Jack Hanna, Ana de Armas, and Michael Fassbender

The reason why I love writing for Fassinating Fassbender is so that I can share with my fellow fans, these exciting opportunities I have to chronicle Michael Fassbender's career and his public appearances. Tonight, I hit another milestone in being able to attend a live taping of a talk show where Michael was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Before I go into detail about the preparation I had to go through, and the pre-show production things I witnessed, Michael was in his usual fine form. He's such a handsome and charismatic man and I am so lucky to be able to attend these events and support him. The show will air Thursday, Oct 5, just hours after it was recorded. It will be available on YouTube on Friday. In a nutshell, Michael talked about his new movie, The Snowman, a clip was shown, and he talked about his Ferarri racing and causing a wild crash in Miami with a team member. If you've never seen the James Corden show, you would be surprised to learn that the guests arrive into the studio from a curtain behind the audience, and they walk down the stairs giving high fives. I sat in the second from the top row, three seats in from the aisle on the left (as viewed from my seat), so I had a great seat and was able to see Michael enter into the studio just a mere 15 feet away. So close!

Just over two weeks ago, I read that Michael was going to be on the show, so I submitted my request via 1iota and got waitlisted. Thankfully, after a week, I got approved to get a ticket to attend the taping. However, the way the ticketing process is set up is that there are Priority ticket holders, the people who requested tickets well in advance, like a month, and then there are general tickets to accommodate an additional 25-40 more people into the studio if capacity permits. It is explained in clear details that although I have a general ticket, I may not get into the taping, and that would be because all the priority ticket people showed up, and they only let in a few of the general ticket holders. Luckily for me, I arrived early enough so that I was the first general ticket holder and with that, I had a 98% chance of getting in. As it all came about, all 30 of us general ticket holders were able to get into the taping. After showing ID and getting a blue wrist band, we were corralled into a seating area to wait for a bit before going into the studio.



Once in the studio, there are audience coordinators who specifically arrange people to sit in certain sections of the studio. They pay careful attention to the numbers of people in a group, and if you're a person attending solo, they have certain spots allocated for us. When the lady was about to tell me where to sit, I noticed 6 seats open in the second row and I asked her if I could sit there, she said a firm, no, and told me to sit in the seat which happened to be in a great spot anyway to see Michael enter into the studio. So, it all worked out and for future reference, if you were to attend the Late Late Show, don't ask to sit in a certain spot, they have it all planned out where they want you to sit. There was a guy who was like the production cheerleader, he gave us the cues to scream, shout, and clap and be as energetic as possible. His job seems like a dream job, a lot of fun.

When the show started, James Corden came out and gave his opening monologue and talked about the show's guest. Ana de Armas is in the new Blade Runner film, and Jack Hanna is a well known talk show guest who comes on with the coolest animals. In the stage photo above from the show, the bird pooped on the stage. Michael was very friendly with a cute baby beaver, and some beautiful rare cats from Brazil. In between commercial breaks, the studio played cool music, and there were some executive type production honcho dudes who came out to talk to both Michael and Ana between breaks. A select few lucky 'VIP' type guests had their pictures taken with James sitting at his desk.

When the final commercial break was completed, James and his guests posed with the animals for their intro promotion clip that comes on TV an hour or two before the actual show airs. It's just a heads up of sorts to promote the upcoming episode and to let people know who the guests are for that evening. After that clip was done, James thanked us all for coming, and both Ana and Michael waved and left the stage. As I previously mentioned, there was NO way, at all, for any type of autograph, or photos of the guest. The prize was just being there breathing the same air as they were and enjoying a great show taping.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to attend tonight's show and it was a fantastic introduction into the process of taping a popular late night talk show. I would only do this again for Michael, or Chris Evans, or if I have a friend visiting LA and we can attend a show together for fun. I have submitted a request to go to the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Halloween, so it would be nice to compare the experiences of both shows.

Again, it's so much fun for me to be able to share this with you all. Everything I do for Fassinating Fassbender is for my friends and readers to have a better understanding of the process I go through to attend the public events where Michael will be a guest at. I look forward to many more of these adventures to share with you!



Monday, October 2, 2017

Michael Monday #63


Yes my friends, I'm going to be attending my first talk show taping this Thursday on The Late, Late Show with James Corden and guest star, Michael Fassbender. This will be Michael's second time on the show this year. The last time he was a guest was back in May promoting Alien: Covenant. After I printed out my ticket, I read the guidelines and important instructions and it's all very interesting. Firstly, I need to make sure I arrive and get in line at the right time because even though I have a ticket, the production team may still decide they have enough audience members and send the rest of the people home. Yikes! So, I will make sure my ass is in line early enough to get in.

I do recall many months ago driving past CBS Studios and seeing a long line of well dressed people. I thought they were going to an exclusive CBS party, but no, they were in line for the James Corden show. One of the guidelines is that audience members must dress up as "upscale/business class" because we may appear on camera, and may be called upon to participate in the show. So I will have to dress very nice too. They will turn people away if they are not dressed right. There are model image examples they give us as to how to dress (women and men).

It will be cold in the studio so I will definitely wear a blazer/jacket outfit. Hmmm, I think I may wear a dress that I bought a few months ago with some boots. Along with the strict dress code, the studio security may hold our cell phones and cameras, so they encourage us not to bring them in. And most importantly, there will be no opportunity for a meet and greet with guests and there will be no autographs, and no gifts for James or his guests are accepted. For this talk show, they just need warm human bodies in the audience to laugh and have fun with. The audience line up begins at 3pm, we are all seated by 4:30 pm, and taping of the show is from 5pm to 7pm.

Although I won't be able to take any pictures of anything associated with this taping, I will make note of the most interesting highlights and share it with ya'll for TGIF!  This is going to be a good week! I'm in 99% improved condition from my month long illness, my boss is in Egypt for 10 days, I see Fassy on Thursday, Coldplay on Friday, and I have a hair appointment on Saturday! And hopefully in between all this, I'll get a call for a job interview. LA is tough, but I'm tougher!

Friday, September 29, 2017

TGIF 9.29.17 (UPDATE)


We're getting closer to the October 20th release date of The Snowman. TV ads and billboards are prominent these days for the movie. When you think about it, the release date of the Snowman, just a week before Halloween, is a good time for this type of film to come out. I don't scare easily (sat through IT last week without flinching once), but seeing images of women's heads on top of a snowman is horrific. It's kind of original too. These women are decapitated in horrifying ways, and then their heads are used as a decoration. What kind of mind thinks up this? And another question, why couldn't the victims all be men instead because, it's called a snowMAN, so why not a man's head on top of a pile of snow? I guess it's just more the sad norm and convenience to make us womenfolk the victims, again. But I digress as I don't want this to come off as disapproving of the film, I want to see it and read the book, but still... why women victims, again?

Well, Michael Fassbender will be in LA next week, on Thursday, October 5th to tape an episode of The Late, Late Show with James Corden. I have submitted my "request" for a ticket to the taping, but I'm on that dreadful wait list. I won't know if I got tickets until next week... and at worse, maybe not until a few hours before the actual taping. If I get tickets, YOU'LL KNOW because I'll post a 'The Carlton' gif here and at FF@FB. If I don't get tickets, I'll go for a sad walk and lament that 1iota just doesn't like me for some reason. They are the free ticket management company for events in Los Angeles and I've tried several times to get free tickets, but, other people tend to luck out, and non-surprisingly the same ones over and over again. Anyway, it'll be funny to see James ask Michael about the rumors of him getting married in October, and it'll be funny seeing Michael have a 'WTF are you talking about?' face and then have a gut busting laugh and then talk about more cool stuff about his life and career.

So, if you like me, please wish me luck, because my luck will be your luck as I'll write an awesome article on the taping if I can attend.

Edited to add: Yeah!! What a great birthday present! I just got notification that I'm going to The Late, Late Show taping next Thursday, with special guest star, Michael Fassbender!! Thank you to all who send positive cosmic Fassy vibes my way!!!