Jackie Stewart Weekend of a Champion

WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION and 1: Formula 1 in the 1970s

Weekend of a Champion (original: 1972; update: 2013) – Directed by Frank Simon – Starring Jackie Stewart, Roman Polanski, and Helen Stewart. 1 (2013) – Directed by Paul Crowder – Narrated by Michael Fassbender. I spent some time this week watching two recently released documentaries on Formula 1. Both WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION and 1…

300 Rise of an Empire

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE: Dance Across the Backs of Dead Greeks

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) – Directed by Noam Murro – Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, Yigal Naor, Michael Fassbender, Peter Mensah, and Gerard Butler. Is the world too complicated for you? Do you pine for the simplicity of a past age…

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS: Killing Will Not Bring You Peace

X-Men: First Class (2011) – Directed by Matthew Vaughn – Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Alex Gonzalez, Oliver Platt, Ray Wise, Michael Ironside, James Remar, Glenn Morshower, Matt Craven, Annabelle Wallis Rebecca Romijn, and…

PROMETHEUS: Ridley Scott’s Hobbit: There and Forward Again

Prometheus (2012) – Directed by Ridley Scott – Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson. If you’re coming to this site for the first time, you need to be made aware of something right now: SPOILERS are coming. Lots and lots of SPOILERS. This isn’t one…

HAYWIRE: You Shouldn’t Think of Her As Being a Woman

Haywire (2011) – Directed by Steven Soderbergh – Starring Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas. “You shouldn’t think of her as being a woman. No, that would be a mistake.” This is the line Kenneth (Ewan McGregor) says to hitman Paul (Michael Fassbender) when he’s trying…

JONAH HEX: The Rest of Him Was Too Fat for My Horse

Jonah Hex (2010) – Adapted from DC Comics; Directed by Jimmy Hayward – Starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malcovich, Michael Fassbender, Lance Reddick, Will Arnett, Aidan Quinn, Tom Wopat, Wes Bentley, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Yeah, Tom F*cking Wopat. Still alive, still acting, still playing a Confederate. This is going to be one of…