Monday, September 18, 2017

Michael Monday #61

Let's hope Fassy's smile make me smile this week. I need it. My non-debilitating but annoying as hell illness is going into week 3.

Friday, September 15, 2017

TGIF 9.15.17

Michael Fassbender is now in Austin, TX for another Ferrari Challenge. And as per this hot pic of him prepping up, he's in fine form. I reckon that the second most favorite thing in Michael's life, after acting, is racing. After all, he admitted he was an adrenaline junkie... but specifically in this case, a posh adrenaline junkie cuz he's a Ferrari boy through and through.

Some media outlets are still running the Ibiza in October not such a surprise event story, but there is still nothing official from Michael or his people, and those are the only people I trust in regards to confirming such life changing events in his life, personal or otherwise. Meanwhile extremists on both ends of the fandom have lost the plot and are forgetting that Michael is a fellow human being on this planet and deserves decent respect as he's a good person and deserves a break from meddling intrusions about his personal life.

If you've lost respect for me as a long time blogger of Michael Fassbender because of last week's post, that's ok, because I guarantee you that I have been a fan of his much longer than you have, and I will remain a fan of his much longer than you will ever be. I'm here to stay because I first and foremost enjoy Michael Fassbender as an actor. I'm not a fan of his because of who he's dating. His personal life does not have an affect on me, nor should it, but apparently it does for others, and hence, them being upset with me. This too shall pass, and you will go on to another actor who is dating your favorite actress. Michael Fassbender is just a temporary flavor of the month for some of you because of who he's dating; and the others temporarily hate him because of who he's dating. Both sides are pathetic and not real fans.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Michael Monday #60

I'll be laying low for most of the week. I had to go to Urgent Care on Sunday and I'm going to be ok, I just need to take my medicine and chillax. But, I did have fun at Ohana music festival on Saturday, it was very tiring though. I love the music, but not the crowds. There have been no additional updates from my Friday TGIF post, so I still stand my ground on my thoughts.

As each new September 11th comes around, my time in NYC back in 2001 comes back to me each year, but the disbelief is still real. My thoughts are with all those Fassinators affected in Florida by Hurricane Irma.

Friday, September 8, 2017

TGIF 9.8.17

Michael Fassbender at TIFF 2012. 

I went home to Michigan for Labor Day weekend, and I was so busy spending time with family and friends that I did not monitor any news about Michael Fassbender. So you can only imagine my surprise when I read the news on Tuesday morning that Michael is going to marry Alicia. The details about the future nuptials were so outrageous and unbelievable that all I could do was laugh. The people behind this rumor jumped the shark, said, 'fuck it!', and went 'full retard". I believe in an attempt to create more good will PR for Alicia, in light of one of her movies getting poor reviews, and to support her at TIFF this week, someone went full retard and pulled out of the air, this fairy tale about them getting married next month.

As a few of you know, I'm closely following the story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I think their story is lovely and in these times of turmoil, a good real life, REAL love story is something that people can legitimately support and send them well wishes. So I do understand the feelings of those set of fans whose sanity and will to live is dependent on Michael and Alicia getting married, starring in more movies together, having 2 kids, and raising orphaned Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, together, 4evah! Gorgeous celebrity people in love is sexy and awesome, and it's fun to support them. But I fear that the PR on Alicia's side went too far by fabricating gossip about an upcoming marriage between these two. An important step was missed here: The engagement ring. A bright, shiny, Harry Winston diamond platinum engagement ring photo to show off on the cover of People magazine. Someone failed basic PR 101 'How to create believable engagement/wedding rumors'. Or, they could have bought an engagement ring from Avon (I sell Avon btw), and Alicia could have worn it at TIFF just to start up rumors. Simples. But no, they went full retard without receipts. Never go full retard with a rumor if it can't pass the believability test, especially when an important step to support the validity of said rumor was ignored. Engagement ring first. Then the extravagant wedding plans leaked later. Duh!


Alas, soon we should be reading articles clarifying that it's just crazy rumors and that Michael and Alicia are enjoying their loving relationship as it is. And also, they're both too busy and committed to their careers to get married now.

Normally, I would be in Toronto attending TIFF, but this year I'm not. For the first time since 2004, I feel bad missing out on the action there, but I'll be there again next year. And as a homage to TIFF, the film festival that has nourished my Fassinating fixation on Michael, this week's TGIF photo is from TIFF when he was there to support 12 Years a Slave.

Friday, September 1, 2017

TGIF 9.1.17

I'm off for weekend to enjoy the Labor Day holiday back home in Michigan!  But in the next couple of weeks, expect to see Michael Fassbender out and about in promoting The Snowman. August was a slow month for us Fassinators, so Michael has a lot of making up to do in September. There will be no Michael Monday next week. Enjoy the long weekend!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Michael Monday #59

Over the weekend, I watched the Alien Covenant Blu-ray with the Director's Commentary. Ridley Scott provided a lot of valuable information about the scenes which added rich context and layers to the film. If you have the Blu-ray, I highly recommend you turn on Ridley's commentary. He not only talks about particular scenes, but he provides historical context to how he came up with certain subplots, and he revealed a lot of intriguing information about the evolution of the different species of alien monsters, as well as the evolution of Walter which was a scaled down, but improved AI over David. I think it will help you appreciate this film even more. Ridley and his crew knew what they were doing with Prometheus and Covenant, and I just hope he's able to make his third film in the way he envisions to close up the story line leading up to Ripley and her crew.

To any Fassinators in the Houston, Texas area, I wish you and yours the best of luck as you manage the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Friday, August 25, 2017

TGIF 8.25.17

Now that the official TIFF guest list has been announced, I must admit I am relieved that Michael is not making the fall festival rounds this season. Whew! Yes, I'm selfish in knowing for a full year that I would not be able to attend; I am so glad I won't be missing his appearance in Toronto. Even with Michael being in Canada, near Montreal to be specific, it would have been convenient for him to swing down to the festival, especially since what's her face is going to be there with two films. I don't believe Michael's role in X-Men Dark Phoenix is going to be big, so he may be in Montreal for a short time before he begins promotional work for The Snowman (October 20th).

In all the years I have been covering Michael, 2017 has been his slowest film production year since 2007. But this should come as no surprise because Michael mentioned in several interviews, in early 2016, that he was going to take a much needed six month break from filming so that he can focus on other things. It's not that people don't want to hire him, or that there are no scripts being sent his way, it's the opposite; he's calling a time out for himself. After what I believe to be a most disappointing awards season over a year ago (his career high work in Macbeth and Steve Jobs - both released in late 2015), all but went unrewarded by the big awards. Along with the demands and stress of being an in demand actor, Michael needed time away from scripts to re-calibrate and focus on things that make him happy, and work on other aspects of film making, such as producing. When Michael's next lead or supporting role is announced, I'm sure it's going to be something he can really sink his teeth into and have fun with and just let the awards dice roll as they will. As a matter of fact, I'm quite looking forward to Michael taking on a hot supporting role in a film that turns out to be a surprise hit.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Michael Monday #58

When Michael sat for this photo, he knew what he was doing, and he accomplished his mission.

  • Clean shaven
  • Low cut black t-shirt
  • Seductive smirk
  • Thighs open invitingly
This is a straight up Michael Monday photo! Thanks Michael!

Friday, August 18, 2017

TGIF 8.18.17

Michael by Bruce Weber 2016

It's been an embarrassingly sad week being an American. Thankfully, I experienced two highlights this week: I bought a copy of the Alien: Covenant Blu-ray on Tuesday, and I made a re-commitment to meditate daily after I get home from work. Let's face it, Michael Fassbender can only bring so much joy into a Fassinator's life. He's human and has his own things to deal with, so we can't always rely on him as a release from the real world. As an example, on Wednesday, when every other post on my twitter feed was about the fuckery going on in the country, especially the double dose of what the fuckery out of DC, I tweeted a lot of Michael Fassbender images that day to balance the negativity - and as a treat to my followers to give them a break from the negative news. I can't stress enough the restorative powers of smiling Fassy images, but again, he's only human and can only alleviate so much stress. Enter, meditation. If you're interested in chilling out your mind, download the Insight Timer, a free meditation app that I have been using for about 3 years. If you want an invite from me, just send me an email and if it's mutually agree, we can friend each other. As a Buddhist, I embrace the benefits of regular meditation, but unfortunately, especially since I've been living in California, I just haven't had the time, or just forget to meditate, and because of this, I'm feeling the effects of not giving myself time to meditate. I also need to get back into a yoga class, especially after dropping nearly $200 at Athleta recently, on YOGA clothes... but I digress.

During these strange days, many of us look to our favorite artists for escapism. And what better way to escape from the Twilight Zone of USA 2017 than watching a movie with two Fassies, on a dark planet, and alien monster things ripping humans apart for fun?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Michael Monday #57

Just when I thought Michael was completely laying low somewhere exotic, drinking bloody mary's and eating sushi, he pops up in Wisconsin, of all places this weekend, driving in another Ferrari Challenge. There are a few pics of him with fans, but I don't really like posting those. So here's one taken from Nathan Sol on his Instagram. A lucky shot by some dude at the right place at the right Fassy time. Looks like Michael is driving fine as he made it in the top five of a race this weekend.

Friday, August 11, 2017

TGIF 8.11.17

Michael at Cannes 2015

Are you one of those people who are neat freaks obsessed with collecting your music and movies as digital downloads only in one neat digital file location? Or, are you one of those people with a cluttered house due to all the plastic containers holding your favorite entertainment media? If you're like me, you're in the latter group and are counting the days until next Tuesday to buy the Alien Covenant Blu-ray. But I may not watch it immediately. I'll wait until the following weekend so I can watch Prometheus and Covenant back to back, in their extended versions. How about that? I bet you didn't even think about doing that before I mentioned it. Copy Cat! :-)  I have no idea what Michael Fassbender is up to at this very moment, but I hope he's chilling out and relaxing a bit, on his own terms, far away from pap, as he gets ready to promote The Snowman coming out in October.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Michael Monday 56

Q: You have a bit of a reputation for being a Hollywood wild man. How did that start?

MF: "I don't know. I suppose it makes for a more interesting read than Michael Fassbender, normal guy". - Time Out Dubai 2014

Friday, August 4, 2017

TGIF 8.4.17

It's been one of those weeks when I do an innocent Google search on Michael Fassbender, and I come up with shit that is NOT Michael Fassbender! And please, rest your brains, I'm sure Michael wants a child one day, his own sexy blue eye mini me, but it will be with someone who is not on the, let's just say, media radar at the present. When people start talking about families and baby stuff to support their magazine cover interviews, out of the blue, I just roll my eyes because this is in the first chapter of the PR manual, 'How to sell an upcoming movie to the public'. I'll leave it at that.

So as you may be aware, the digital format of Alien Covenant was released on August 1st. In less than two weeks on August 15th, we'll be able to buy our tangible copy of the Blu-ray disc and all the goodies that come with it. I have on my calendar to go to Target after work (maybe even during lunch), to buy it there because the Blu-ray version to be sold at Target will be more David focused with a supplement booklet of David's macabre creations on his lonely planet Frankenstein lair. And for those of you who did not go to the theater to watch Covenant, you can read the FF review, or go to the reputable Roger Ebert website where they give a huge thumbs up review!

It looks like Michael's The Snowman will not make any fall festival appearances, and like I said before, that's perfectly fine (however, it still may be a late addition). In a way, I'm relieved because I just cannot make it to TIFF or any film festival this fall because of other commitments and logistics. And that's another reason why I'm using a photo of Michael from the TIFF 2016 Soiree where he was the guest of honor, and I was in attendance in the audience. When I look back at this time last year, I'm proud of my rare Stan level* determination last year in taking a day off from work to drive to Toronto starting at 7 am in the morning, arriving there around noon, to get there in time to park, eat, freshen up and change into Soiree attire. Then immediately after the talk was over, I ran to my car and was on the road by 9:45 pm. Arriving home around 2:30 am, and at work at 7:30 am. That's time management like a mofo! And, I repeated that the following Saturday so I could see Trespass Against Us at TIFF! If you think about it, Michael could have been the Soiree guest this year and I would not have been able to attend, and that would have sucked extremely bad.

*I don't like using the word Stan in reference to myself. I'm sure loads of people think I am a stan, but Stan is short for Stalker Fan. Such a fan regularly stalks a celebrity and is intrusive in their personal life, know too much personal information about said celebrity and their schedule, hang out at their hotel, lurk around the celebrity's private home, have delusions of grandeur about their relationship with the celebrity, and often poses a security threat to the celebrity. I'm none of that. In this instance, I jokingly use 'stan level' based on my determination and perfect execution of time to see my favorite actor in the world at a public event honoring him during a very limited time frame I had available. :-)

Lastly, I've been reading about how so many A/B list celebrities have been doing so well in their transition from movies to TV shows. Quite a few have been nominated for Emmys - Nicole Kidman is just one A-lister to note. So this brings me to create a poll asking fans if they would like to see Michael take on a TV movie role or a limited series on regular TV or cable TV. As we all know, Michael's career as an actor started from being on TV shows in the UK, and now a decade later, with top stars returning to TV or doing TV shows for the first time, it has become not only profitable for them, but it is exposing them to an audience that may not have seen the celebrity in their movies. I can't tell you how many times I've read a tweet from someone saying that they just saw X on X tv show, and now they need to check out their films. TV shows are a perfect form of advertising one's talent to an audience that is otherwise ignorant of said celebrity's film career. So, maybe this is something that Michael could consider. I'm still waiting for him to do a play on the West End.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Michael Monday #55

I am beautiful, no matter what they say.

A list came out last week from a doctor using the so called Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, it is a theory on the mapping of a human face to find perfection. Well, this top ten list completely failed to have Michael 'The Most Perfect Male Profile on Planet Earth' Fassbender as one of the beautiful ten men in the world, but instead, listed a whose who of pop culture A-listers that anyone from a 3rd grader to someone in convalescent care hooked up to oxygen would know who they are, courtesy to a steady diet of People and Us magazines. Matt Boomer didn't even make the list, so you know some massive lazy fuckery is abound. I'm not going to bother repeating the men's names here, but I will say that 7 of them don't belong on the list.  Michael Monday proudly honors the man beauty of Michael Fassbender! Here here!

Friday, July 28, 2017

TGIF 7.28.17

Both the Toronto Int'l Film Festival and Venice Film Festival made announcements of the films that will screen at their respective festivals. Venice released their entire roster, and The Snowman was not listed, and so far, it's not on the schedule for TIFF. There's still a chance for it to screen in Toronto, as that festival slowly rolls out its film schedule over a course of several weeks through mid-August.  So there's still time. But, in the event Michael's Snowman doesn't make it on the fall festival round, that's ok, not every film released in the fall/winter is shown at the film festivals. Alicia's movie with James McAvoy will screen at TIFF, so, to capitalize on the good PR their relationship creates, it makes you wonder if Michael will indeed have his film screen there. However, we won't know for sure until another week or two when the rest of the TIFF lineup is announced. Like I wrote last year, while I was still home in Michigan, I took advantage of attending TIFF for the Fassy Soiree, but this year, I'm taking a break from TIFF due to logistics. Even if I really wanted to go to Toronto in the event Michael was attending, I can't because I'm going to see my other husband celebrity crush, Eddie Vedder at the Ohana Music Festival on September 9th.

Anyway, I haven't seen Shame in a long time, and this is the film that really put Michael on the map. He won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 - starting off the Oscar season talk that year that he would be nominated, and you know how that ended. Shame is a hard movie to watch regularly, unlike say, his Jane Eyre. Hunger is hard to watch too, and I refuse to watch Eden Lake ever again.