Monday, August 17, 2009

Centurion Update and Basterds/TIFF Countdown

I found a new Centurion image at this blog (which was posted nearly a month ago. Doh!) which features both Michael and Olga. I wish there was more out there about Centurion as I don't know much, I can't even speculate. All I know is that I want to see it because it's about ancient Scottish badasses and Michael's in it.

In my weekly photo deep dive, I uncovered two more Cannes photos of Michael I have never seen before. Try very hard to ignore the damned watermarks.

On Friday it's 'Inglourious Basterds' day! Me and Fassy convert Laurie will go see the movie. I'm getting very excited. I'm reading lots of great things about Michael as Lt. Archie Hicox. Basterds will really make him a household name, so I hope he's prepared for the next level of stardom.

I'm not good at movie reviews, so I will try to just give my brief opinion about what I liked about Basterds, but especially focusing on Michael. I like all of Quentin's movies to be honest with you, so I don't think I'll be unimpressed with IB. I'm just picky and greedy and want to see a lot of screen time for Michael - considering that there are about 100 people in this movie, I just don't want to see him buried under a wild plot that is multi-character layered. And according my friend in Toronto, he was greatly impressed about Michael's performance. Here's what he said:

"Speaking of which, I saw your boy Michael Fassbender in Inglourious Basterds today. He's magnificent! He speaks German and does a upper crust sounding English accent (to add to his American and Irish accents) - such a great talent. Another great movie and performance just the year after Hunger."

Cool beans! And the tiff Official Film Schedule countdown is underway. Just as soon as I learn on Tuesday the time that Fish Tank will screen, my final travel plans will be arranged. I just hope I can also see 'The Road', but my priority is Fish Tank, with The Road an uncomfortably close second place. That's just how bad I want/need to see it too.


Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like IB will raise Michael's profile here in the north of Ireland anyway. The posters on the buses don't feature him at all. The UK paper The Guardian also had a feature on IB in its media Guide at the week-end which didn't feature Michael at all either. Hope to catch IB this week myself. Looks like it could be fun.

Simone said...

That's poor marketing! You'd think there would have been a poster that's regional specific and featuring Michael Fassbender for the UK/Ireland.

Once you see IB, please post your review here. Thanks!