12 items from 2012
Add documentary narrator to the list of things Michael Fassbender is probably better at than you’ll ever be.
The Golden Globe nominated actor who starred in Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, Shame, and an upcoming untitled Terrence Malick film, will now provide narration via his timbre British accent to a documentary about Formula 1 racing entitled 1.
Fassbender was picked for the job because he himself is actually a Formula 1 racing fanatic.
“Produced by Exclusive Media’s documentary feature film label Spitfire Pictures (Academy Award winning Undefeated) with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs, “1” is an action documentary that brings the glamour, speed, danger, and excitement of Formula One™ Grand Prix racing to the big screen. The high octane film includes never-before-seen archive footage, a rich soundtrack and the most impressive list of Formula 1™ interviewees ever assembled, including 12 world champions past and present. Their names include: Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, »
- Matt Granados
Michael Fassbender has signed on to narrate Paul Crowder's new Formula One-themed documentary film "1" at Spitfire Pictures. The action documentary examines the glamour, speed, danger, and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing.
The film includes never-before-seen archive footage along with interviews with the likes of Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill. [Source: ]
Based on the novel "Ditch" by Hal Niedzviecki, the story deals with a young man’s unexpected plunge into adulthood in the digital age. Laura Slade and the jazz drummer Jerry Granelli also star. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Long time Formula 1 enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media's Spitfire Pictures' new documentary film 1, it was announced today by the film's producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.
Fassbender, is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class and Prometheus. For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick's latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got a Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Here's what producers Nigel Sinclair and Michael Shevloff had to say in a joint statement.
"We are honored that Michael has »
Long time Formula 1. enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures. new documentary film .1., it was announced today by the film.s producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.
Fassbender is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-men: First Class and Prometheus. For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick.s latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got A Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-men: Days Of Future Past.
.We are honored that Michael has agreed to lend his voice to our film. He is one of the most »
- Michelle McCue
This coming week offers some special offers for Austin Film Society (Afs) members with discounts to special screenings. Afs Selects series is partnering with the Violet Crown Cinema to present Smashed with a $2 discount on tickets purchased by phone or at the box office during the run of the selection excluding the first show of the day. Find out more about this film later in this article.
To kick off the opening weekend of the inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Afs members can enjoy $5 off the $15 regular ticket price for a sneak peek screening at The Paramount on Thursday, November 15, of a new documentary, 1, featuring interviews with Formula One icons including Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. Using rare archive footage, 1 features the drivers who raced during the dangerous era in the from the 1960s into the 1970s, and fought to improve safety standards for their sport. »
- Debbie Cerda
On Sunday (May 27), the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race -- aka the Indy 500 -- will kick off at Noon Et at Indiana's Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but for the first time in years Danica Patrick -- who is now competing on the Nascar circuit -- won't be in the starting lineup. Neither will racing legend Richard Petty.
Petty is concentrating his energies on the Coca Cola 600, which kicks off Saturday evening in Charlotte, N.C.
"Really, we just never put anything together to go to Indy this year, so it's all the 600. As far as I'm concerned, the 600 is a lot bigger race than the 500 anyway," Petty tells the Sporting News.
So who is worth watching in Indianapolis this year? The Christian Science Monitor recommends keeping an eye on three past winners who will be in the running: Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon. But, cautions the Monitor, »
During the two-hour live finale for "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC Sunday (May 20) night, Donald Trump welcomed the previously fired contestants to the stage (minus Cheryl Tiegs and Michael Andretti, though his dad, Mario Andretti, did drive Donald Trump to the live show) -- including Victoria Gotti, George Takei, Tia Carrere, Patricia Velasquez, Lou Ferrigno, Dayana Mendoza, Aubrey O'Day, Lisa Lampanelli, Teresa Giudice, Dee Snider, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, Debbie Gibson and Adam Carolla.
Find out who won "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Here are a few things we learned:
- Lou had surgery for his hearing impairment. "For the first time in my life I can hear without a hearing aid," he tells Donald.
- Dayana has nothing positive to say about Lisa, but Lisa thinks Dayana's crying impersonation of her was hilarious. "I think she's great," Lisa says about Dayana. "I love being made fun of. I dish it out and I can take it. »
I have to apologize. I would have posted this sooner, but I was incapacitated for a good half hour due to excessive laughter brought on by the sight of the following photo. I can’t really explain why I find it so funny, but it just is. Well, take a look for yourself and then we can discuss…
Okay, so let’s break this down. You have Donald Trump standing next to racing car legend Mario Andretti. Mario is the grandfather of Marco (who was supposed to be a contestant this season on The Celebrity Apprentice) and the father of »
- Dalton Ross
NBC Sarah Palin co-hosting NBC’s “Today” show.
Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential candidate and ex-governor of Alaska, is co-hosting NBC’s “Today” show this morning. How is she doing? Speakeasy is following the show and will bring you news on every segment. Palin’s guest-hosting stint comes at a crucial time in the ongoing morning show wars. “Today” has long been on top in the ratings, but “Good Morning America” is seeking to challenge that dominance this week by »
- Christopher John Farley
Indycar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have announced a first-of-its-kind movie-themed collaboration with DreamWorks Animation for the Company’s upcoming animated feature film Turbo, which is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2013.
DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo is the story of an ordinary garden snail with an impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, Turbo sets out to try to make his impossible dream come true. Ryan Reynolds will lead an all-star cast including Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson.
“The Indianapolis 500 is a one-of-a-kind live event that has fascinated people of all ages for many, many years and Turbo is a character whose biggest ambition is to add his name to its list of international champions,” commented Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. »
- Michelle McCue
Dreamworks Animation have just announced a collaboration with Indycar for a feature length animation set for release next year called Turbo.
Following their great success with the Shrek films, and its recent spin-off Puss in Boots, the Kung-Fu Panda films and the sublime How to Train Your Dragon the studio are looking to the racetrack for their next film which is summed up neatly as thus,
[T]he story of an ordinary garden snail with an impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, Turbo sets out to try to make his impossible dream come true.
Comparisons to Pixar’s Cars will no doubt follow from this announcement but Dwa have a decent line in original content and there’s sure to be a whole host of talent eager to lend voices to this production, not to mention a ton of merchandise. The film already »
- Jon Lyus
Donald Trump and his bevy of B-listers (if we're being generous) are back on "The Celebrity Apprentice." And the premiere brought with it everything we hoped for: Adam Corolla and Lisa Lampanelli disguising their standup routines as banter with fellow contestants, George Takei talking about how smoking hot Lou Ferrigno's body is, and Trump firing a celeb that, honestly, we probably won't miss that much.
After we figured out who the heck all these people actually are, got the skinny on the people we haven't seen since the '90s -- or ever (note to Arsenio Hall, or anyone really: When someone asks what you've been up to lately, don't open with "I ran into Ruben Studdard"), heard a couple of Adam/Lisa quips, and were lulled into submission by George's voice, Trump divided the two teams by gender, per usual.
The men threw around name ideas (The Honeybadgers was my fave, »
12 items from 2012
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