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Michael Fassbender Didn’t Watch Alien Before Prometheus

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender didn't watch Alien before appearing in Prometheus.

The actor has a role in Ridley Scott's forthcoming movie and though it is a prequel to the classic 1979 sci-fi film, he opted instead to watch Blade Runner as part of his research because of the similarities in his part.

"I didn't revisit Alien before we did this. Sometimes I would do that, but in this case I didn't. I watched Blade Runner though, I took a look at Sean Young and Rutger Hauer. I live Rutger Hauer in that. With Prometheus, it stands alone to Alien, the way they put it and a good description is there's DNA strands that link the two. But it's a whole new world. I play a guy called David who's an android, so that's why I watched Blade Runner, there's something in those androids."

The Shame actor also admitted he used to use music to help him prepare for a role but now he is more "relaxed"' in his technique: "I used to use music a lot. In fact, that was my main key at drama school, but I don't really do it any more. Now I think I'm a little bit more relaxed in my technique. Now I just try to focus and relax."


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 4, 2011

MacheteHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
  • Camille: DVD
  • Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
  • El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
  • Ever After: Blu-ray
  • Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray

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Sci-Fi Movie Memorabilia Auction

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies,

Blaster GunHere is another chance to get your own hunk of memorabilia with the Forry Ackerman Profiles in History’s spring auction. Grab Harrison Ford’s blaster gun from “Blade Runner” (for at least $100,000,) an animation puppet from “Corpse Bride” (for $6,000 to $8,000,) or one of the dinosaurs used in “Jurassic Park” ($2,000 to $3,000.) The auction will take place April 30 and May 1 and you can register or order a catalog from PIH.

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AFI’s 10 Top 10

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

If you were busy watching the Boston Celtic dominate the Los Angeles Lakers last night, you probably missed CBS’ latest AFI special. For this year’s countdown, a jury of “over 1,500 leaders from the creative community” helped select the ‘s Top 10 Films in 10 different genres.

You can find the titles announced in yesterday’s 3-hour special after the jump.

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Sean Young Scores a Role in Rehab

Sean Young Drunk

, the actress from 1982’s and 1987’s , has admitted herself into rehab after embarrassing herself over the weekend.  This incident came shortly after an Entertainment Weekly interview in which she declared she was a “comeback waiting to happen.”  Uhhh, it looks like she might be waiting a little bit longer now.

During a ceremony for the awards, the drunken D-lister made a complete ass of herself and interrupted the proceedings with her obnoxious behavior.  According to reports, she spoke rudely in French to and chose to sing a few bars while was performing.  All that led to her climactic outburst during ‘s (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) turn at the podium. 

The director - who was a little slow getting started - was disrespectively urged by the lush to ‘get on with it’.  After telling Young to “have another cocktail”, he attempted to go forward.  Unfortunately, the frustrated Schnabel found it difficult to maintain his composure and later told Sean to go ahead and finish his speech.  Upset that he was going to cut his time short, the audience yelled and encouraged him to stay.  It was at this time the party crasher was kicked out of the hotel.  (For a view of the interrupted speech, check out the video after the jump.)

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