Tag: Micheal Fassbender

Steve McQueen’s Hunger – review

Last night I sat down and watched Steve McQueen’s debut film, Hunger. Based on true events in 1981, this film is about the protest for political recognition of Northern Irish republican prisoners. Hunger focusses on Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) who leads his fellow inmates on a hunger strike.

You can see my review here.

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Latest Film Weekly podcast on Fassbender, McQueen, Shame, and JC Chandor.

In this weeks episode: The director and star of sex addict drama Shame talks to Jason Solomons. Plus an interview with Margin Call’s JC Chandor and reviews of the week’s big releases with Xan Brooks.

You can download the podcast here.

Prometheus – official trailer

And here it is. The trailer for Prometheus proper. I must say it look looks fantastic.

In Greek mythology Prometheus was “a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals.Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is credited with – or blamed for – playing a pivotal role in the early history of mankind.” – taken from Wikipedia.

This strongly hints at some of the themes that the film will touch on.

Prometheus – teaser 2

And so it continues … Prometheus Teaser Trailer Part 2

Prometheus – teaser

A little ridiculous really, but here is the trailer to the trailer for Prometheus.

I am sensing a palpable 1979 Alien vibe here! Compare this to the original trailer (a work of art in its own right):

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Prometheus. A film I am really looking forward to. Not exactly a prequel to the original Alien(1979) but set in the same fictional space and unpackages many of the questions that arose from Ridley Scott original masterpiece. Alien is one of my favorite films, it chilled me to the core and hasn’t lost anything over the years. What’s really exciting is that Prometheus has the same pedigree as Alien with Ridley Scott’s returning to direct. From what little I’ve seen of released (and leaked) stills and footage Prometheus shares the same feel as Alien … and so it should should! However, now I’m expecting great things which makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable. Here’s hoping that Ridley can pick up his game after his recent disappointments.