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'Haywire' review - A superb action film that's destined to be a cult classic

Have you ever seen a classic Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee movie? Remember the surprising speed and spontaneity of the fights Lee or Chan would have? When those men fought, you could feel the pain. Haywire’s Gina Carano exudes the kind of authenticity of the great action stars of old. And she should, being an actual award-winning mixed martial artist. Thanks to an adept script by Lem Dobbs (The Score) and creative directing by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), Haywire might be the grittiest action thriller since Taken

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'Shame' trailer - Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict in new Steve McQueen film

Michael Fassbender is fast becoming an actor to watch. If you didn’t see him as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, you should check it out on DVD. In Shame, he reteams with writer/director Steve McQueen who helped him gain some indie cred back in 2008 with Hunger. The story revolves around a sex addict (Fassbender) who has an intricately controlled pattern of sexual indulgement. Unfortunately, it begins to unravel when his sister, played by Carey Mulligan, comes to stay with him indefinitely. The film must have a lot of sex in it, as the rating is NC-17.

Shame hits select theaters Dec. 2, 2011. 

If you’ve seen Hunger let me know how it is. I haven’t had the chance to check it out. 


Chase scene from Centurion is intense (clip)

I somewhat dismissed Centurion, as it looked like a lot of gore with little else. This clip has me rethinking that judgement (a bit). There are some great shots and Michael Fassbender's acting somehow impresses me even when he's running for his life. The one thing I never understand: why do movie characters always run in the road? Hide. The clip is below.

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Good casting! Michael Fassbender may play young Magneto in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

I am so happy Brian Singer is back in charge of the X-Men franchise. Without him, X-Men: The Last Stand was a disappointment, and don't even get me started on Wolverine, which is one of last year's worst movies. I don't know how people could like that movie. The new film is tackling the origins of the X-Men, something the ill-fated Magneto movie was going to do before its cancellation in favor of more Wolverine movies. 

Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to play a young Magneto, according to the Coventry Telegraph. He'll star alongside James McAvoy, who plays the young Professor X. It's a great casting move. Fassbender is the only bright spot in this week's disastrous Jonah Hex movie. He also looked like the only person having fun with his role. You may remember Fassbender from his roles in 300, Inglourious Basterds, and Band of Brothers. He's a talented guy, and his star seems to be on the rise. Though he's no Ian McKellen, he has the hurt to make a good Erik Lehsnherr. Here's a clip of him from the movie Hunger.

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