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Okay, I had no idea that was a famous misquotation until I just googled it. In any case, I cannot wait to hear Michael Fassbender say the line the right way.

I have not seen Mad Max, or the season premiere of Hannibal (I haven't even finished watching S2), or much of anything else, but I have seen this trailer, and it scratches an itch.



There has not been enough scheming, shirtless, half-mad Fassy in my life lately.

(sorry, I meant to write a sober post about literary podcasts, but ended up with this instead)
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I didn't get anywhere near my computer yesterday, but I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgivukkah, or whatever permutation of those holidays you celebrate, if any.

This one is for [livejournal.com profile] alba17

Title: Skin and Blade
Rating: R
Pairing: Erik/Charles
Warnings: the tiniest bit of pain play/blood play
Word Count: ~350
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit

Summary: Erik doesn't need his hands to use a razor.

skin and blade )
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trailer under cut )

Let's just take a moment to think about this cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce. And others.

Yum.
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So, it's been a wearisome week here at Chez String. The week started with a two hour snow-delay at the boys' school and is ending with a Teacher Work Day. In other words: job, what job?

But let's skip the angst and go straight to the trivial, shall we?

mini Jeremy Renner picspam )
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I had another free weekend, for ongoing Familial Reasons, and for those same reasons spent a lot of time on Saturday purposefully trying not to think about stuff. You know the drill: run, movie, TV—though I did manage to have a dinner with a friend this time.

Luckily, A Dangerous Method was still playing in town. And you know, I have to say that, despite the fact that

cut for length, not spoilers )

Ann Patchett's State of Wonder )

It does however, often make me think of this:



I watched a couple of episodes of The Unusuals because there it is, on Netflix, and giggled over the fact that one of Jeremy Renner’s very first lines is, “This isn’t a Bourne movie, you know.”

ETA: I love the South, you know I love the South. What I don’t love? The boys’ school being delayed two hours on the strength of an eighth of an inch of snow that only stuck to the freaking grass.
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I think I can only explain my response to Shame by telling you about the movie I saw Christmas evening with my parents: Pina by Win Wenders, which is a documentary about the recently deceased German choreography Pina Bausch.

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Shame )
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In case you missed this over the weekend:



MF accepting the Best Actor trophy at the Venice Film Festival for Shame.

If you are lucky enough to live in or near NYC, you can get tickets for Shame or A Very Dangerous Method at the New York Film Festival here .

I made the mistake of looking at the line-up, and now I'm kinda dying b/c I won't get to see the Wim Wenders documentary about Pina Bausch.



ah, life in the provinces...
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Just in case you missed the pics of Michael Fassbender fassbendering around the Venice Film Festival, where he had two films premiering—A Very Dangerous Method (in which he plays Jung to Viggo Mortensen’s Freud and Keira Knightly’s Sabina Spielrien) and Shame, in which he plays a sex addict in Manhattan.

Shame )

And of course Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was there too, garnering the best reviews of all.


Simm )
Very much recommended, if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing. Oh, and since MF and BC got a picture, have one of Simm too:



mired in domesticity )

Hope everyone had a good long weekend who had one!
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So, this meme was doing the rounds weeks ago, and [livejournal.com profile] linaerys gave me this great set of questions. Finally, almost a month later, I have answers, though I think they reveal me to be the pretentious and overly serious person I am in my non-fannish life. I usually try to shield y'all from this aspect of me, sorry! Feel free to defriend me now that it's been revealed.

Or, hit me up for questions! I am home this week, and I would love to find out more about you guys:

Comment with "Come at me, sweet thang [or your favorite endearment]," and:
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


Also, if anyone wants to ask me questions, feel free.

Questions from [livejournal.com profile] linaerys
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A few random icons, since apparently MF was not naked or beat up enough for me in XMFC.
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Just in case you missed this floating around the interwebz this morning: the trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I'll sum up the cast of this movie so you'll know not to blink when you watch it: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy, John Hurt (& etc.). Don't blink.



I may have mentioned (several hundred times) how much I like the novel and the 1970s BBC miniseries. But this one looks pretty spectacular--and beautifully cast. I didn't think I could really accept anybody but Alec Guinness as Smiley, but Gary Oldman seems to have inherited the commemorative Guinness frames, so I'm prepared to be convinced. I recently listened to an audio version of it in the car, and I got worried that they would cut the character BC plays down to nothing. But that also doesn't seem to be the case.

And, if case you haven't seen the trailer for A Dangerous Method, here it is. This movie stars Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud. No. Really. And Keira Knightly as Sabine Spilrein. The movie looks slightly OTT (there is caning), but the story is OTT, and fascinating, so I have hope.



Both boys are in outdoor camps this week, so I have been spending a lot of time in the car delivering them and fetching them back. It has cut into my work/writing time, but it's also given me a chance to listen to Smiley's People and the first new Gillian Welch album in 8 years. It is awesome--it was worth the wait.

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