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Watch 'The Mindy Project' sneak peek: Five Things to Like

As someone who considers herself stuck in the first half of a rom-com — as though my life is a DVD that refuses to skip over the damaged area so I never reach the montage where the positive changes happen that leads me to the happy ending — I am pretty much the target audience for Mindy Kaling’s new Fox comedy, The Mindy Project. You can watch the full Sept. 25 premiere below now, courtesy of Hulu. Kaling stars as Mindy, a single 31-year-old OB/GYN who’s always been obsessed with romantic comedies and has reached her own self-improvement montage — which, if all goes well, will obviously last for seasons. Here are five reasons I’m already a fan: READ FULL STORY

Charlize Theron: Keeping the Fassbender Package Punchline Watch alive


Did you think the end of awards season meant no more inappropriate jokes about Michael Fassbender’s Little Mickey? If so, you were wrong. Leave it to fellow 2012 Oscar snubee (and new mom) Charlize Theron to revive that most illustrious institution: The Michael Fassbender Package Punchline Watch.

At this weekend’s Human Rights Campaign gala, both Prometheus costars were in attendance. During her acceptance speech for the Ally for Equality Award, Theron told Fassbender (who presented the award to her), “Your penis was a revelation. I’m available to work with it any time.” We can only assume she was talking about his work in Shame and not just making a general statement. READ FULL STORY

Nominated for Nothing: Why 'Shame' should be recognized for more than the nude scenes


Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Persona, Breathless, Hoop Dreams, The Bourne Supremacy, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. This year, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

The Film: Shame, Steve McQueen’s haunting drama about a tortured New Yorker named Brandon Sullivan (a revelatory Michael Fassbender), a sex addict whose life begins to unravel even more when his equally self-destructive sister Sissy (a fragile Carey Mulligan) arrives in town. Yes, there are explicit sex scenes (plenty of them) and yes, there are shots of the breakout actor’s highly-publicized package (plenty of them), but it’s the harrowing story of a man struggling with his demons and an unforgivably snubbed performance by Fassbender that made it one of the most talked-about films of 2011.

Michael Fassbender has a really good time being Michael Fassbender -- PHOTO

A few photos from the London after-party for the premiere of A Dangerous Method have been making the rounds on the Internet. And, based on the images, it appears Michael Fassbender very much enjoyed himself at the event. (I’m particularly fond of the one in which he’s tinkering around on a piano, but the waltz with co-star Viggo Mortensen is pretty amazing in its own right.) UK tabloid The Sun initially reported that the actor “was politely asked to leave ” and “was becoming a bit of a handful for the other guests.” (Insert “handful” joke here.) But according to GQ‘s Olivia Cole (GQ hosted the bash) via her Twitter, the drunk Fassbender tale (which claimed he ” lit a cigarette indoors and that was the point it had gone too far”) was “complete fiction” and that ” no one was asked to leave early.” Despite these photos, I tend to believe Cole here, as no one in their right mind would ask Michael Fassbender to leave early.

Libby Gelman-Waxner Answers Your Questions...about Fassbender, 3-D, and Fassbender in 3-D

First of all, I would just like to say that I am totally thrilled to be answering questions from my devoted readers, who are simply the most culturally aware, emotionally available, and physically attractive people on earth. I’m not claiming that people who read other critics are small, misshapen creatures with wasted lives, but only because, like my readers, I have perfect manners.

Hello Libby — I see every new release that comes into theaters, I love cinema, but for the life of me, I cannot understand the love of Hugo. Sure, it was shot beautifully, but I felt it was choppy, as if a multitude of stories were being told at once, with no single thread coming to an acceptable conclusion. Am I crazy?

Anthony Covino

Dear Anthony,

I enjoyed Hugo, especially because it was set in the most gorgeously art-directed, turn-of-the-century Parisian railroad station; it was like an enchanted French food court, from a time before Pinkberry. Hugo himself was such an adorably tousled waif that for a second I thought he was Amelie’s kid sister, but he got to live in the train station and keep all of the station’s clocks running on time, which is a perfect form of child labor for a cinematic fairy tale. Was the movie choppy? I would say the film was a touch leisurely, but even when the plot took a hairpin turn and began depicting the birth of cinema, I was happy, because I knew that the director, Martin Scorsese, was blissing out. READ FULL STORY

Fassbender Package Punchline Watch: Mourning the 'Shame' star's Oscar snub properly

We’re all mourning Michael Fassbender’s Oscar snub (and the loss of whatever classy, clever joke Billy Crystal was going to make). But I find looking at Best Week Ever’s 50 Reasons The Oscars Don’t Matter Anymore — which includes 50 photos of “Faszy (Hungarian for ‘penisy’)” — therapeutic. I mean, in at least 40 of those pictures he’s fully clothed, which he’d most likely have been on Oscar night. In 47 of those photos, he’s not even reclining. He’d have to sit upright through the Oscars. Plus, no way a TV camera would make his eyes look as blue as they do in shots 50 and 48.

If I focus on photos 14 and 7 (some fairly lame fencing shoot) and photo 31 (I’ve never understood combining that amount of heavage with those tiny sleeves), I think I can get through this.

P.S. We’re all still hoping Fassbender presents at the Oscars, right? Or at least shows up in some kind of pre-taped video where Billy Crystal, looking for ideas on how to make the Oscars edgy, goes to him for advice on baring all (but they decide since it didn’t work for Michael, he won’t)?

Read more:
Oscars 2012: 16 Snubs that Bug You
EW’s special coverage of Oscars 2012
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Fassbender Package Punchline Watch: The 'Shame' star talks on-camera bathroom habits with Clooney

Newsweek‘s annual Oscar Roundtable is a particularly lively conversation this year, with Michael Fassbender, George Clooney, Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton, Christopher Plummer, and a potty-mouthed Charlize Theron. Naturally, it gives us another installment of our Fassbender Package Punchline Watch leading up to tomorrow’s Oscar noms. The video below picks up with Swinton talking about whether there’s a law on erections on film sets. “Let’s go to the pro,” Clooney says, pointing to Fassbender. “How many erections are you allowed?” Theron jokes, while the group laughs. Though we don’t get an answer to that, Fassbender does confirm that he really did pee on film for Shame. “That was your fear?” Theron quips, when Fassbender says he wasn’t sure whether he’d be able to perform in front of the crew. “How many takes did you do?” Clooney asks. “Three,” Fassbender says. “Really? Good for you. Hard to stop, isn’t it?” Clooney says. Asked by a writer if anyone else has peed on film before — that is not a question you get to ask everyday! — Clooney stays classy. “I pooped myself,” he says. “It wasn’t on purpose. I meant just now. Literally.”  READ FULL STORY

Fassbender Package Punchline Watch: David Letterman asks 'Shame' star if the role was 'hard'

As award season continues, hopefully with an Oscar nomination on Tuesday for Shame‘s Michael Fassbender, we expect George Clooney’s Golden Globes joke about the actor’s private parts won’t be the last we hear. So we’re creating the Fassbender Package Punchline Watch. We begin with last night’s Late Show With David Letterman appearance. It was Fassbender himself who cracked a penis joke when asked how difficult it must be to play a role as dark as a sex addict:  READ FULL STORY

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