Saturday, December 3, 2016
The moment we've all been waiting for this year, Assassin's Creed is almost here and tickets are available for purchase in many cities! I got my ticket for the December 21st 7pm show at AMC Century City. I was so early in jumping on buying my ticket this morning that only six other people were ahead of me and they bought tickets in the first row. I'm dead center in the back; a perfect strategic location to watch the entire screen and Michael in all his assassin glory!
Especially if you live in an area where theaters reserve seats (I have mixed feelings about this, but in this case, I like reserved seating), you need to get your ticket asap!
Go here to buy your ticket - http://tickets.assassinscreedmovie.com/
Additionally, as I posted on my Instagram yesterday, in select theaters, there will be a Virtual Reality experience with Assassin's Creed! Take a look here!
Friday, December 2, 2016
I don't know what city is the next stop for the Assassin's Creed promotional tour, but Michael looked really great in Berlin. He looks like a philosophy college professor taking his class on a field trip. Very clean cut and fresh looking. More Assassin's Creed posters are popping up around LA, and some are featured at bus stops. I thought of vandalizing one to steal the poster, but I don't want to get arrested in my new hometown.
It's December now, this year flew by fast and it's going to be fun doing my year end review. Michael had a fantastic year, and although he's not in the Oscar race this year, that's ok because he and I need a break from that crazy circus. This year's front runners have already been given the stamp of approval from the prognosticators before all performances have been seen. It's all a mad marketing game that's so unfair and frustrating. But I still entered into a contest to go to the Oscars, so, we'll see.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Michael is in Berlin, Germany, his birth country, promoting Assassin's creed with the lovely Marion Cotillard. With the international cast, I know Assassin's Creed is going to parkour kick but in foreign markets. But I'm starting to wonder, in this case, is the American audience the reverse and now called the 'foreign' market for this international film? Hmmm, makes you wonder.
More pics at FF@FB!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Michael Fassbender is sponsoring a Giving Tuesday fundraiser today for his favorite charity, Migrant Offshore Aid Station Foundation (MOAS). They are trying to raise 20,000 Euros in one day, which equals the cost of the daily operations of MOAS. I just made my small donation, and I am spreading the word to you in hopes you're able to do the same. When Michael was asked a question about which charities he supported at the TIFF Soiree, without missing a beat, he said MOAS, so it is an organization that is near and dear to him.
Go to this link to read about the fundraiser and to watch the short video by Michael Fassbender:
Go to this link to read about the fundraiser and to watch the short video by Michael Fassbender:
Monday, November 28, 2016
This photo of Michael was taken in October 2008 in Northern Ireland, a month after the first time I met him. And I've been a fan ever since. I'm excited for the new fans who will discover Michael, or really take notice of him when Assassin's Creed open in a few weeks. In the month that I have been in Los Angeles, I have seen the remaining evidence of red carpet premieres at theaters in the area, and I hope my work schedule permits me to see what will happen around town for an Assassin's Creed premiere. I'm well aware that an AC premiere may not ever occur here, but instead be focused in other cities like New York or London, so only time will tell. But I'll do my best to be on top of things to provide coverage of any Fassy premieres in Los Angeles. If you have any tips or info, please email me.
Update: Michael and his Assassin's Creed co-star, Marion Cotillard are in Sydney promoting the film. Review new pics and videos at FF@FB!
Friday, November 25, 2016
The year is slowly coming to a close and it has been another very productive year for Michael. This year alone, he has played a mutant, a lighthouse keeper, the sexiest gypsy known to mankind, and an assassin. I will have watched all four of his 2016 released films in the theater, even driving 250 miles to watch one. That's dedication! I had Thanksgiving dinner with friends from work at our boss' house in Beverly Hills, and as I drove back home, I noticed lots of signage for Assassin's Creed. Driving around at night on a holiday lends a different perspective of looking around LA instead of being so focused on vehicles inching along the road with you. I passed two Assassin's Creed billboards on La Cienega Blvd in route to Eastbound I-10 - I don't know if this is typical in LA, but it was exciting to see Michael's new film billboard advertising featured on both sides - diagonally across from each other - on such a busy avenue, commanding your attention to go see this movie!
Michael will be putting out all the stops in promoting this film and he will be on the American morning and late night shows to talk about it in a matter of weeks. Michael has always shown an enthusiasm for all the films he promotes, but it would be interesting to see how he goes about promoting AC because he's not only starring in it, but he's producing it as well (with DMC Film), and that will give him even more of a reason to put in overtime in promoting Assassin's Creed to ensure its box office success.
FF@FB is really coming along really well. In just the past week, it has received a lot of Likes, and it's looking like we could hit 1,000 likes before year's end. Please help us reach this goal by sharing the link to FF@FB. And with my new life here in Los Angeles, although I'm still adjusting to my new job and dealing with the commute, my focus on FF is still 100% and it's my hopes that now that I'm LA based, I can get some initiatives going that will help FF further develop and bring more exclusives to FF readers. Everyday I see new social media accounts opening up promoting Michael Fassbender. Twitter and Facebook have the audacity to 'inform' ME of new Michael Fassbender subject accounts that may be of interest to me. Really? These are new fans (or people wanting to make money from adverts on these websites) who are just discovering him and are now wanting to toss their hat into the busy ring of Fassbender fan sites that have been around for 10 years. The Internet is huge and there's room for everyone, but a new fan page has a lot of catching up to do to demonstrate the dedication and sincerity that comes with managing a fan page for a popular actor like Michael Fassbender. Some of these web pages are already in bed with advertisers, and in my opinion, that's not a fansite, it's a money making web page capitalizing on the name of a popular celebrity. You have your FANsites, you have your FANblogs (like FF), and you have WEBsites that uses the name of a celebrity to get you to visit the page and to click on their ads.
Expect more of these sites of open up as Michael's celebrity stock goes up another notch or two with the success of Assassin's Creed. And expect the fandom to swell a bit more with new fans because of Assassin's Creed.
Monday, November 21, 2016
We are now exactly four weeks away from the world premiere release date of Assassin's Creed, December 21st. In this short window, Michael will surely be all over the place promoting his new franchise of the world's most popular video game. Even if you haven't played the game, but are a huge Michael Fassbender fan, you are excited to see this movie. As I mentioned before, although I'm not a gamer, some of the most entertaining films I have enjoyed over the past decade have been video game movie adaptations. The perfect blend of sci-fi, espionage, and fantasy is what makes my favorite video game movies great. It's my belief that AC will step above the genre and really make an outstanding film that will have an intriguing and developing story plot for an exciting franchise for us to enjoy for years!
Friday, November 18, 2016
The new Esquire interview with Michael Fassbender was done in Toronto at TIFF while Michael was there for his Soiree and promoting Trespass Against Us. Apparently he stayed at the lovely Ritz Carlton, which is funny because I spent a little time at the hotel because the lobby is always buzzing with beautiful people and media folk. Had I know Michael was staying there, I might have lingered around a bit more. But alas, we were like two ships passing in the night. Cedric Buchet, the photographer of the Esquire interview, captured Michael in a light that really shows him as a versatile leading man, ruggedly pretty handsome, smart, suave, and a bit wary of the side effects of his fame. Even though Michael's name may not be as familiar as say, Brad Pitt, Michael still needs a buffer zone from the insanity that his presence can cause when people who know him, demand his attention right then and there.
Can you imagine having the mindset, bordering along the paranoia realm, that while you're walking about in public, you need to have your head down, and ducking between objects in public just to avoid eye contact with strangers who will bother you? The grass isn't always greener on the other side. I dream of having enough wealth where I don't have to worry about paying rent or bills, travel to exotic places when I want, and treating myself to a day spa regularly. But to have the kind of wealth and fame where it is almost part of your job to be pleasant to total strangers... that's enough to make any normal person feel stressed and a bit neurotic. But in all, I think Michael Fassbender is handling everything well.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
|Michael Fassbender is our Sexiest Man Alive!|
And he has something to say about those who stalk him in person and online:
...A woman directly across from us started waving her phone around in the air, as if this were still how a person managed to acquire a cell signal.
He stopped midsentence to take note. "She's filming me right now and pretending that she's not." I looked over, but the woman avoided eye contact.
Fassbender was loath to grumble about the unrelenting invasiveness of fame, both this morning and now, but it was easy to see that it exhausted him. "It's kind of creepy—people know where you're sleeping and shit," he said with a sigh. - Esquire, Nov 15, 2016
I hear ya Michael and I'm so glad you're wise to the sneaky stupid fan schemes to record your personal moments without your approval and know things about you that they shouldn't know. And I also caught your 'I look 50 years old' jab from another interview. Son, you don't look 50 years old, you're beautiful and sexy at 39. I like Michael giving a subtle 'the finger' to some people.
Read the Esquire interview, a nice timely article to support Assassin's Creed opening next month!
Monday, November 14, 2016
Only a few things made me smile in the past several days, so this week's Michael Monday photo has the perfect amount of background darkness and gloom, but with a slight cautious smile. I'm exhausted from my exasperation but life goes on. I have been amazed by how some Michael fans are completely unfazed with world events and continue to stalk his every move. It's like they don't read the news and know what's going on in the world that affects their life, but dammit, they notice from a sneaky fan camera phone picture that there's two beverage glasses on a table that Michael is sitting alone at that particular moment. Apparently Michael is in Mexico, for whatever reason, and people are giving eye witnesses the Spanish inquisition about who he's with, why he's there, what he's eating, etc., I'm so damn glad I have a life where I'm too busy with a multitude of other pressing concerns than to know every move Michael makes. It just gets to a point where when you know too much about him, it's just gross and it's not cool. Yes, there's no doubt at all that I'm a major fan of Michael Fassbender, but he has his life away from the camera, I have my life, and there's a lot of more important stuff going on in the world than to masturbate over two glasses on a table at a restaurant that Michael was sitting at while being stalked by some stupid sneaky fan.
Friday, November 11, 2016
As we try to come to terms with the hot mess my country put us all in on November 8th, I would like to help people remember that good always prevail in the end. Continue to treat people with respect and you have to love yourself and love others. When times are very dark and we enter into the unknown, that is when the good people really shine. Meanwhile, let's do all that we can to rise above the insanity and try to correct the situation. Don't cry and stay mad, now it's really time to correct mistakes and look forward into the future.
I'm glad that Michael Fassbender is such a great actor because now more than ever, we'll need to use his art to escape from the madness of the world around us and dream and hope for a better future.
Monday, November 7, 2016
|Stay calm and grin like Fassy!|
Let's start the week off right with a gloriously happy Fassy picture! The four years long (seems like it) US presidential election campaign will finally come to a close on Tuesday, and I will be grinning ear to ear, just like Michael Fassbender, once Hillary Clinton is declared the winner and first female President of this country that pretends to be the leader of the free world, but yet has never been brave or open minded enough to elect a female President!
I know that many of you are very nervous about the election, especially those of you who are not citizens and cannot vote in this election. However, what happens here in the US does have an impact, good or bad, on the rest of the world. That is why it is so important that enough Americans vote for the most professional, mature, intelligent, compassionate, and politically seasoned and savvy person to become our next President. That person is Hillary Clinton; if this needs to be stated again for clarity. No, she's not perfect, but who is, especially politicians? By nature, ALLLLLLLL politicians lie, exaggerate and mislead to various degrees and extremes, for legit reasons, and not so cool or legit reasons. She's been in politics longer than I have been alive, so yes, she has some shady political funk on her, like MOST politicians the world over! You think she has been acting like an Avon lady all this time? She's a female politician in a male politician world!
Oftentimes, she had to do things just like most male politicians to get ahead and get some things done! But at least she is trying to be a beacon of light and hope to the world if she is elected. It has sickened me beyond measure to see the level of misogyny espoused by the Republican candidate, his equally pathetic and confused supporters, the media, and both men and women who dare to be "undecided". This election has proven to me once and for all, that the most feared and horrific type of human being on this planet, is an intelligent, strong, independent, educated woman with power. Real Power! Such a woman forces weak men to question their self-worth and masculinity, and she also poses a threat to a lot of women who believe that men should be the only ones in charge as they believe that women are less intelligent and more emotional than men and they believe that women need to just make other humans and cupcakes. Well I say fuck all that, and fuck the people who will not vote for Hillary Clinton!
Vote on Tuesday and show the world that we do care about the progress of our country and our standing in the free world to help the rest of the planet find solutions to the multitude of serious problems we need to deal with together. We cannot counteract our evolution as a compassionate society by electing a sexist, imbecile sociopath as our President... that would be the end of our country as we know it! Vote for Hillary and proudly tell to everyone within earshot, I'm With Her!
/end off topic political rant
Friday, November 4, 2016
I think whenever Michael Fassbender is near a car that can drive really really fast, he's really, really happy! I wish from here on out, he has access to a really fast car every day so he can be this happy. I love this picture of Michael in this car because it simply reminds me why I adore him so much! This is definitely a great picture to end a good week for Fassbender news.
Although I only watched a small portion of the World Series Wednesday night, I did learn that Assassin's Creed had an advertising during the ratings record breaking sport event. So that was brilliant timing, especially considering that the movie is just 6-7 weeks away from opening on December 21st. And because I'm now living here in LA, I'm wondering if there will be a premiere of AC here in Los Angeles. I'm flying back home to Michigan for Christmas on the 22nd, so I want to watch the movie in LA before I take off for the holidays.
Speaking of Los Angeles, Michael was spotted at LAX today, he's in my CITY now! I can actually envision, without the influence of fantasizing, seeing him out and about in LA, if I'm lucky to be in the same vicinity or event. I look forward to sharing exclusives with FF when Michael is here in LA, my CITY! :)
|Michael is visiting LA, my city!|
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
British GQ will not shame itself for the year 2016 by not featuring Michael Fassbender on one its covers this year. Better late than nevah! Thankfully, in relation to the release of The Light Between Oceans in the UK this week, British GQ's November issue goes on sale on the 7th with an interview with Michael.
As timing would have it, the US election is next week (I mailed in my absentee Michigan voting ballot and I of course voted for Hillary Clinton), and Michael perfectly sums up the primary hot embarrassing mess about one presidential candidate.
“I think people are angry and that’s why Trump got such a huge following. They feel disenfranchised and this is their way to strike back. But is he the answer they are looking for? Feels to me like he’s someone who got us into this mess in the first place, with the bankers and so on – he’s just part of the problem.”
I love how Michael doesn't hold back on his opinions, and I couldn't agree more.
Read a portion of the article here, and buy the magazine if you can - it will be available in most major US cities in a few weeks.