Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Wide Release for Macbeth

“I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more, is none”  
Amen, FassyMacbeth! He's grinning ear to ear with the latest news! A quiet change has been made for Michael Fassbender's Macbeth. Apparently The Weinstein Company had a change of heart recently and has decided to treat The Scottish Play with the respect it deserves and give it a WIDE release here in the States on December 4th. Hallelujah! The cynic in me reckons that due to the excellent reception that Michael and his Universal film, Steve Jobs, received at Telluride this past weekend, got TWC rethinking their strategy on Macbeth.

I made a comment over the weekend that even in limited release in December, Macbeth would help critics and voters remember the brilliance of actor Michael Fassbender and vote for him on account of both Jobs and Macbeth. The Double Whammy Factor (I just made that up!) occurs when an actor receives Oscar chatter for one performance and his talent and worthiness of an Oscar is supported by another brilliant performance in a film released in the same year. So in this case, Michael blew people's socks off with Jobs, and will provide additional receipts to his amazing talent in Macbeth!

Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm going to remain calm as humanly possible regarding Michael's chances for the Oscar this year. In the short time he has been on Hollywood's radar, Michael has churned out several Oscar caliber performances, and has received one nomination from that lot. The man is due. That's not bias speaking, that's the damn truth. Has his time come this year, stay tuned.

I'll be heading off to Toronto later tonight. The drive should take about five hours. I'm going to see 13 films and spend time with some good friends from the Awards Watch forum. If you're curious, check out my Tiffr schedule to see the films I'm going to watch - Check out Theatre of Zen, my Twitter feed, and my Instagram for updates from Toronto!


April said...

Thank god for a wider release for Macbeth! I was considering spending airline miles to get somewhere it would be showing, haha!

Martha said...

This is awesome news! So glad someone over there grew a brain. This production certainly deserves more respect.

Now none of us have to search around for a place.

Have fun in Toronto Simone and be safe.

Hupsakeek said...

Great news. I think you're absolutly right that Weinstein is doing this because of the Steve Jobs succes. And that is a shame. But that's the way it works...

Jhessye said...

Fantastic!!! Have a wonderful time! I just read on your twitter that you saw Elizabeth Olsen!!! Sweet. Thanks for posting!!! Cheers!