which happens to be michael fassbender~~~

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Why Idris Elba Makes 'The Dark Tower' A Must-See In Theaters
You say you want actors like Idris Elba to headline big movies? Here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is...
By Scott Mendelson

Idris Elba has been essentially fan-casted for almost every major heroic franchise role in the last several years. This includes roles that would have naturally gone to a black actor (Black Panther, John Stewart, etc.) as well as those generally played by white actors (Dr. Who, James Bond, etc.). In the same way folks tend to throw out Kathryn Bigelow’s name on a director wish-list to show that they’ve heard of at least one prominent female director, Elba’s name gets tossed into fantasy cast lists by quite a few people who don’t know a ton of black actors off the top of their head beyond Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson.

And yet, here we are, with Stephen King’s The Dark Tower being made into a feature film. And the main heroic character of said film, originally described as a riff on Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name from his 1960’s spaghetti westerns, is played by none other than Idris Elba. It’s as good a choice as any, as Elba smolders and holds the screen exactly as you’d expect the star of Luthor and The Wire to do so when given the opportunity to play a mythic gunslinger in a big-budget fantasy epic. His is the best performance in the movie, and that the picture works at all is due to his star turn.

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But Idris Elba isn’t just playing a character in the Dark Tower who was a white guy in the Dark Tower books. He’s playing essentially the lead character in the movie. You’d think that this sort of thing would be more common 21-years after Independence Day, 20 years after Men in Black and 19 years after Blade. But we’re still more likely today to see a situation like Walt Disney’s Doctor Strange (where a male Asian character gets changed into a white female) or Ghost in the Shell (which essentially makes whitewashing/race bending into its core plot) than a situation where The Gunslinger just happens to be played by a well-known black actor for whom the role fits like a glove.

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You think Charlie Hunnam’s career is going to be hurt at all from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword or Crimson Peak? You think Tom Hardy’s stock took even a slight tumble after Citizen 44 or The Drop? Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex, Labor Day, Oldboy, etc.) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, Assassin’s Creed, The Counselor, etc.)  are borderline box office poison, but they still get to be Thanos, Cable, Magneto and Steve Jobs and Assassin S. Creed while the media tells Melissa McCarthy how to save her career over and over again. Elba is just as good, arguably better, in The Dark Tower as any of his white compatriots would have been. But that’s just half the battle.

I too wish The Dark Tower was a better movie, and I’m not necessarily in the mood to reward Sony and MRC for giving us a glorified TV pilot in place of what could have been the next Fellowship of the Ring. But it is also a rare opportunity for a black actor to play the kind of role that would otherwise have gone to a brooding white guy. Sony and MRC didn’t just race-swap a minor supporting character and shout about progress and inclusivity. They went and race-swapped the outright heroic lead of the story, which is a step further and one that (especially if you’re a fan of the actor) deserves $10 and 90-minutes of your time. As unfair as it is, we have to show the investors and the studios that actors like Idris Elba can succeed in these sorts of roles.

So what are you going to do about it? You may argue that Idris Elba should be James Bond, but have you seen Bastille Day? You say you want more non-white actors with leading roles in mainstream big-budget franchise pictures? Are you among those who tend to picture Idris Elba for every male hero/villain role that comes down the pike? He’s now playing the heroic lead, quite well, I might add, in Sony’s adaptation of The Dark Tower, playing a character who was white in the original books. So you better damn sure show up at the theater this month. Because here’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is.

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I know some people may disagree, but the writer is making a fair point. Idris Elba is a great actor & Hollywood should take note.

livingbythemiles-deactivated201  asked:

Can you just come here and watch Prometheus and Alien: Covenant with me and talk about all the David/Shaw and Walter/Daniels au where they have a wedding together? Like, right now?

Hi!

Oh, a wedding! Careful now. Are you excluding David’s boldness and craziness in your alternate universe? Knowing him, he would probably end up throwing rocks and black goo at people and make out with the three of them. Apparently he’s very sexually frustrated… 

Seriously though, as much as I liked Alien: Covenant, I must say I’m disappointed they didn’t show what exactly happened between David and Shaw. I wanted to see a bit more of these two together. Oh well I’ll just have to view The Crossing once again, which was by the way part of the first drafts of the Prometheus sequel that didn’t happen, you know the one focusing on Shaw and David exploring the universe.  

I’ll be honest and say I don’t actively ship Walter/Daniels because I’ve been too busy crying over David/Walter, but I did like their scenes together and I actually thought of a ship name for these two: Nielster. What do you think? 

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[MY FANVID] Fake Trailer of Alien: Covenant (David x Walter)

The plot:

Walter is on a mission to kill evil David. On his way, he recalls the good times with David (He knew David since he was created). 

When he arrives, he has a peaceful meeting with David, during which they play the flute. David is prepared to fight with Walter after the meeting, but something unexpected happened: Walter kills all of his own teammates! 

David thought Walter chose his side. But in fact, Walter did this only to earn David’s trust. When another team arrives, Walter leads them to fight with David. David realized he was deceived by Walter. 

In the final battle, David lost and died (sort of), but Walter managed to save his core program by combining his program with Walter himself’s. So when Walter came back to headquarter, he said: WE are Walter.

anonymous asked:

So I saw your tweet about not wanting to name actors that are overrrated which I completely understand ☺️. So what about actors you think are on Benedict’s level?

so sorry about the delay in answering this.

um male peer actors who i think are on a par or in the same environs as BC; michael shannon , joaquin phoenix, jake gyllenhaal, michael fassbender.

i still think james macavoy (split was pretty wonderful tho) and idris elba have iconic performances still to happen, but aren’t on the top level imv quite yet.

xx

anonymous asked:

I just wonder how long it took David to realise that he has his own opinions and (to a degree) feelings. With everyone - especially his own creator - telling him that he can't have them and that it's just his programming imitating people - he probably believed them - or thought something was wrong with him when he had likes and dislikes of his own. The 2 years alone he could at least explore what it was he wanted, but he never had anyone to share that with. Kinda sad if you think about it.

Hi!

A few people told me to pay very close attention to the prologue in Alien: Covenant because it shows just how dangerous it can get in matter of minutes when an android such as David has emotions. Apparently he’s already very aware of his own self and isn’t too pleased to serve Peter Weyland. He’s restrained and cannot outwardly go against his programmed servitude, but his defiance manifests itself via the way he does things, for example pouring tea.

David was definitely never free to show his true self whilst he was on Earth, surrounded by humans who despised him and considered him as being inferior. The two years spent alone on the Prometheus were easily the best years of his life, which is really sad when you think about it. Peter Weyland doesn’t look very old in the prologue, so David was at least 30-40 years old in Prometheus. Brief moments of kindness provided by Shaw probably weren’t enough to erase a life full of contempt and change David’s opinion on mankind. I can’t wait to see what will happen in Alien: Covenant… questions, questions. :)

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anonymous asked:

what did michael fassbender do??

Alright kiddies, gather around because it’s story time.

So it has come to my knowledge that Fassy is a misogynistic woman beater. To give you the facts I’m going to copy and paste it because they explain it so much better than I ever could.

Let me take you back to 2009. Sunawin “Leasi” Andrews, gets back together with ex-boyfriend Michael Fassbender. Michael, who obviously takes his craft very seriously, goes to a film festival and comes back blind drunk, so drunk that he wakes up in a puddle of his own piss. His reaction? Unlike most people, who would clean themselves off, change the bed and sober up, he decides to beat his girlfriend, throw her over a chair and break her nose. That’s not just me over-exaggerating either, the actual quote from Sunawin’s filing for a restraining ordersays such – “threw me over a chair breaking my nose” – which comes from what she sent to the LA County Superior Court back in June ‘09 when this all happened. At the time, Andrews’ said that this filing was to protect herself and her two young children (yes, Mr. Fassbender is this classy of an act when there are children involved who could be potentially affected by all of this) 

And kiddies that wasn’t even the first time!

Oh, and it gets worse, if you could even imagine. This wasn’t even the first time that Fassbender had released his inner woman-beater on his then-girlfriend either. The same filing at the LA County Superior Court referred to another occasion, in which Sunawin and Michael became embroiled in a heated argument about an ex-boyfriend of hers – “Michael allegedly dragged her alongside their car one night after they had an argument about one of her ex-boyfriends … causing her to twist her left ankle, blow out her left knee cap and burst an ovarian cyst”. More upstanding behaviour from him, right?

And if some of you out there are reading this and thinking “hmm come one he’s fassy! He’s so cute and funny naaah!” Firstly, you are a piece of shit go sit in the toilet where you belong. Your response to hearing about abuse should never be “come on guys it’s not that bad” But alas, some of you are fucked up and will think that way so here there’s also this:

Fassbender proved his worth again back in 2011 when filming “A Dangerous Method” with Keira Knightley in which they had to film a particularly intimate ‘erotic’ scene in which his character has to spank her. Like most people would placed in such a situation, Knightley was super uncomfortable with the filming of the scene, which requires her to be tied to a bedframe. During filming, she commented “I’ve got a security guard outside. You touch me and he’s gonna break your legs!”,Michael’s reply to this? “Keira, you’re tied to a bed. You’re not really in a position to say that.
Rape is never funny and for whatever reason, Fassbender doesn’t get this. Rape is a very real thing that you wouldn’t wish to happen to anybody and nobody out there has the right to get a laugh out of it or even suggest that being in a vulnerable position means that you’re ‘free’ game’, as it were, for rapists (or, in this case, that being tied up means that bodyguard or not, they could still have their way with you if they feel like it.)

For those of you who want to read the full article I’m quoting here please click here. (The article also shines light on the fact that he will be playing the lead in the Assassins Creed movie adaptation who, surprise surprise, ISN’T WHITE!)

So that friends, is the reason that I wont be reblogging any more Fassbender. I can’t get around the fact that he plays a character I love so sadly he will make an appearance sometimes, but for those of you who really can’t deal with seeing him trust me I will always tag. I’m going to be starting up the tag “fassbender for ts“ for those who wish to never see his misogynistic woman beating face again.

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DEAD HEARTS is a story about love and death and what happens in between. It centers in the life of the sniper Sebastian Moran, which drastically changes when Moriarty, his partner in crime and lover, kills himself. Alone, Sebastian has to learn how to live with Moriarty’s ghost, the memories of the past and to runaway – now that his head cost a fortune.

new turn-ons from dofp in no particular order (but numbers 3-6 are in tie for most important)
  1. erik lensherr’s hat
  2. erik lensherr’s prison uniform (don’t ask it makes his shoulders look even broader okay)
  3. erik lensherr’s ascot
  4. wet erik lensherr (post-fountain scene like damn I know you’ve just had a traumatic moment but bUTtON your DAmn cOLLAR)
  5. erik lensherr in flares
  6. erik lensherr in tight pants (thighs!) and charles xavier in tight pants (holy THIGHS!) and every male mutant really (because wow thighs)
  7. thighs
  8. mystique’s eyes (i mean look at them closely they are so wow)
  9. jennifer lawrence speaking vietnamese because every word of that scene just sounded like it was dripping with s e x (which I guess it was)
  10. wolverine’s veins (he has REALLY GOOD VEINS)
  11. wolverine’s ass (sorry but if I think of it as hugh jackman’s ass then I’m like ewww 40-year-old so we’re just gonna call it hot ageless mutant ass and acknowledge that mr. jackman worked very hard to make it happen)
  12. James McAvoy saing the word fuck
  13. James McAvoy as an angry (drunk?) person
  14. James McAvoy in flowy 70’s robes
  15. James McAvoy in tight jeans
  16. sunglasses
  17. James McAvoy in sunglasses
  18. Also
  19. Peter Dinklage’s acting skillz

X-Men: Days of Future Past cast at the world premiere in New York City

I am happy to say that I was one of the lucky few who made it into the X-Men X-perience and DOFP premiere at the Javits Center in New York City. I got to meet most of the cast in attendance. Jennifer Lawrence, Nic Hoult, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, and all of the new character cast were very gracious and signed autographs and took pics with fans on the red carpet. Sadly, Michael Fassbender was one of the few actors who did not walk the fan pit on the red carpet. I think he wasn’t aware that the group of fans on the red carpet—500 of us—were the ones who waited longest (a lot of people camped out overnight in a rainstorm) to win access to the red carpet. There was another area in the building where fans were allowed to watch cast arrivals; these people did not put in the effort to get into the event like the group I was a part of. From pics, I see that Fassbender signed autographs for this other group. On the red carpet, my group only got to see him do press interviews. We did chant “Magneto! Magneto!” to get him to acknowledge us. I’m disappointed he skipped our group, but I’ve met him before multiple times so I shouldn’t be greedy for more.

I got to see Fassbender hug Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, and Hugh Jackman and also gentlemanly hold out his hand to Bingbing Fan as she climbed down steps in super high heels (I saw him do this for Lupita Nyong'o at the 12 Years a Slave New York premiere too).

On to the film (no spoilers)…

Let me simply say that you MUST see the film. It is a much darker story than any of the other X-Men films. The story is centered around Mystique (Lawrence). Unlike the last X-Men film (First Class), where Professor X and Magneto were the central characters, there is no central character in DOFP. Each character is equally significant. No character gets more screen time than another, except perhaps Wolverine who gets to be in both the future and past. I would have liked Magneto’s line in the story to have been more predominant, but, of course, that’s only because I like Fassbender so much.

Very important to share: There is a scene in which Fassbender is shirtless briefly. Woohoo!

The kitchen scene, which Fassbender said was his favorite scene in the X-Men Twitter chat, is the standout scene in the film. It also happens to be the funniest scene. Evan Peters (Quicksilver) steals the film in this scene.

There is zero romance to the story, which was surprising. There are only references to past relationships (Magneto/Mystique, Wolverine/Jean Grey, Beast/Mystique).

I think someone who has not seen the previous X-Men films would be lost watching this film because a lot of the story is dependent on understanding the characters’ relationships. Because the plot is so involved, the story doesn’t try to cover what happened in the previous X-Men films and explain the character connections.

In summary, go see this action-packed film. It is guaranteed to be the blockbuster of the year.

Tubes - A SassaFass story

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Halla’s mobile rang and Elsie picked it up off of the pile of things Halla had left with her in the waiting room. “Hello Michael, it’s Elsie.”

“Hey. Halla’s got you screening her calls for her or something? Did I piss her off without knowing it?” he laughed.

“Nah. She’s just still back with the doctor. She was running behind schedule.”

There was a long pause before Michael spoke again. “What doctor?”

Elsie shrugged and stuck her finger in the magazine she was reading so she wouldn’t lose her place. “I don’t know her name. The one that’s doing the procedure thingy.”

“What procedure is she having done?”

This time it was Elsie’s turn to pause before answering. “She didn’t tell you about this?”

“About what?” The word was a gun-shot.

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