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Sam Worthington To Be The Next James Bond?

4/26/2012 11:24am EDT
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington is the actor most likely to step into James Bond's shoes when Daniel Craig hangs up his Walther PPK, according to Britain's leading bookmaker.

Craig is currently shooting scenes for his third outing as the suave superspy in Skyfall, which is due for release in 2014, and shows no signs of retiring from the role.

However, when he eventually moves on from the 007 franchise, Avatar actor Worthington - who was born in Britain but grew up in Australia - is hot favorite to take over the coveted part, followed by English actor Tom Hardy and Shame star Michael Fassbender.

A spo...

'Shame' Banned From Release In Singapore Theaters

4/24/2012 11:33pm EDT
Michael Fassbender's provocative movie Shame has been banned from release in Singapore after director Steve McQueen refused to cut an explicit sex scene.

Officials at the country's Media Development Authority (MDA) ruled the critically-acclaimed film, which garnered Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards nominations, could only be shown to moviegoers aged 21 and over if the key segment, featuring a threesome, was edited.

However, McQueen refused to cut his film just to please the censors.

A representative for local distributor Cathay-Keris Films tells AFP, "They did not request for the entire...

Michael Fassbender & 'Shame' Co-Star Nicole Beharie Are Dating

3/18/2012 6:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is dating his "Shame" co-star Nicole Beharie, according to a report.

The actor plays sex addict Brandon in the Steve McQueen drama, while Beharie's character tries to bed him - but he is unable to perform in the bedroom for her.

But their awkward scene together hasn't stopped a real-life romance from blossoming, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.

The publication reports the stars strolled around SoHo in New York hand-in-hand recently, although representatives for Fassbender and Beharie have yet to comment.

Michael Fassbender Is Still Good At Identifying Famous Men's Junk (Video)

1/18/2012 1:51pm EST
Michael Fassbender
MTV News' Josh Horowitz quizzed Michael Fassbender on famous celebrity penises on the red carpet at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. The actor did a proficient job of identifying which appendage belonged to which star.

Check out Fassbender laughing off the contest in the latest edition of "After Hours: Members Only 2: Fassmember Rises:"

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Fassbender stars in the upcoming film "Haywire." The German-born actor has also starred in "Jane Eyre," "A Dangerous Method" and "Shame."

'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

1/17/2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...

'The Tree Of Life' Tops Online Film Critics Awards

1/3/2012 10:00am EST
The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's complex The Tree Of Life has been handed another honor - officials at the Online Film Critics Society have named the movie their Best Picture of the Year.

The film, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, picked up seven awards on Monday, including Best Director for Malick, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain and Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezski.

Other winners included Michael Fassbender (Best Actor for Shame), Tilda Swinton (Best Actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor for Beginners).

Meanwhile, W...

'Top Ten Films Of 2011' - 'Two Jews On Film' Reveal Their Top Picks (Video)

12/29/2011 1:00pm EST
Top Ten Films Of 2011
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 2011 was a year filled with very eclectic films. We had movies about the end of the world, ('Melancholia' and 'Take Shelter') traveling back in time,('Midnight In Paris') homages to the early days of film-making, ('The Artist,' 'Hugo') as well as movies about some of our favorite sports, ('Moneyball' and 'Win Win').

We found ourselves laughing hysterically at a comedy about girl bonding, ('Bridesmaids') had our hearts touched by a few family films, ('We Bought A Zoo,' 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close') and a couple...anything but...('Tree Of...

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' And 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations

12/20/2011 1:17pm EST
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive look set to lead the 2012 London Film Critics' Circle awards after landing six nominations each.

Both movies have been named in the coveted film of the year category, alongside silent movie The Artist and The Tree of Life.

Gary Oldman is up for actor of the year for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, against other contenders including George Clooney (The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame), and Ryan Gosling (Drive).

Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Anna Paquin (Margaret), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), a...

'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...

'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

12/13/2011 2:31pm EST
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...

'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

12/2/2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...

Two Jews' Review 'Shame' And Both Are Addicted To Steve McQueen's Erotic Drama (Video)

12/1/2011 3:00pm EST
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: A good looking man in his thirties sits on a New York City subway starring intensely at a married woman seated across from him. It's obvious to the viewer that he's hitting on her and it's just as obvious, that's she's enjoying it.

The man is Brandon (Michael Fassbender) and he is a sex addict. Thanks to Steve McQueen's brilliant direction, we get to be a voyeur into Brandon's depraved but always fascinating world.

Brandon lives in a sterile New York City apartment...Everything is neat and orderly...which is a sharp contrast to his everyday...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shame,' 'Outrage,' & More

11/28/2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Writer/directors helm dramas of various sorts in the relatively quiet week following Thanksgiving. This week you’ll have the chance to see the Steve McQueen drama “Shame” about a sex addict, the Takeshi Kitano crime drama “Autoreiji,” the Alrick Brown romantic drama set in war torn Rwanda “Kinyarwanda,” and the Julia Leigh erotic drama “Sleeping Beauty.”



Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a thirtysomething New Yorker who lives a careful private life, in order to satisfy his sexual addiction. His world is turned upside down though, when his younger sis...

Michael Fassbender Perplexed By 'Shame' Rating

11/19/2011 9:45am EST
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is baffled by the restrictive rating on his saucy new movie Shame in America, because he is convinced many gory horror films are given lower classifications.

Fassbender stars as a sex addict in the picture, alongside Carey Mulligan, who plays his self-harming sister, and censors in the U.S. branded the movie an NC-17 - meaning no one under the age of 17 will be allowed to view the film.

The actor has now defended the movie's raunchy scenes, insisting they are far less shocking than the gory footage seen in many popular horrors.

He tells The Huffington Post, "(It's) ...

Carey Mulligan Angry With 'Shame' Rating

11/10/2011 1:24pm EST
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has blasted movie censors for slapping a restrictive rating on her new film Shame; insisting officials are punishing producers for including "unattractive" sex scenes.

The British actress stars alongside Michael Fassbender in the drama about a sex addict and his self-harming sister. The hard-hitting film features several raunchy scenes, prompting censors in the U.S. to impose an NC-17 rating on the movie.

It means no one under the age of 17 will be allowed to view the film - but Mulligan is angry as she feels the rating would have been less restrictive if the sex scenes w...