All this week there's been some interesting articles and interviews with Michael Fassbender as The Light Between Oceans is set to open next week in UK theaters on Tuesday, November 1. The tabloids and entertainment columns are just so ecstatic and relieved to report, and confirm, just how much Michael is happy in his personal relationship with his co-star, Alicia Vikander. You know, because, prying into his private life is the only way to get people interested in him and his movie. Right? As I wrote in my review of 'Oceans' from early September, it's a beautiful film that should just be sold on its own artistic merits, but you know me, I'm just not your average film goer. I tend to be interested in a film because of its theme, not who the actors are dating, but I bitchingly digress...
For you British folk, please check out my review and just go see The Light Between Oceans because it's an extremely well made drama that pulls at your heart. But if you tend to steer clear of weepy dramas, just go see it to support Michael like a true fan would. Don't wait for it to come out on HBO to praise it, just like how people are doing to Steve Jobs right now. Because by then it will be too late and your much needed box office dollars will not count towards its financial success. As an example, I've been rolling my eyes in exasperation, and to the point of developing a migraine due to all the overflowing praise and words of awesomeness coming from people posting on Twitter about just how super kick ass Michael Fassbender was in Steve Jobs... a film they couldn't take their dumb asses to the theater to watch him kick ass, and help make it a stronger box office success, which could have helped him at the Oscars! But instead, they wait half a damn year later to watch the film on cable, only to then curse to the heavens that Leo "stole" Michael's Oscars.
|A day late and a dollar short Steve Jobs praise.|
It's my hopes that these late to the Fassbender party clueless people will at least now be more familiar with Michael Fassbender and give him the box office respect that he deserves. If not for The Light Between The Oceans, then please do it for Assassin's Creed in December! He's starring in that and producing it, and it will be the first film of the Creed franchise. I'm tired of people recognizing how incredible Michael Fassbender is AFTER the fact! He needs and deserves our, and new fan's support now, and while his films are in theaters! I hope Oceans finds success in the UK worthy of the artistic merits of this beautifully bittersweet drama.
Simone's LA move update: I have been in Los Angeles for a full week now and I'm coming along fine. I'm all moved in, I applied for a California driver's license, and I got California plates for my car. And most importantly, I start a new job on Monday!!! This week has been excellent for me as my years of planning have paid off. I attended an excellent Reeve Carney concert on Monday, and I took a fun hike in the San Gabriel mountains on Wednesday, and today, I'm going to see the Guillermo del Toro exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where I also became a member of this week and joined their Film Club. Life is good!