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12.02.11

Is Michael Fassbender the Kinkiest Actor in Hollywood?

In our weekly video feature ‘Flick Picks,’ The Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers debate the new movies opening at a theater near you. See which films get a ‘Yes,’ ‘No’ or ‘Maybe’ from our critics. This week’s lineup: Michael Fassbender vs. Michael Fassbender, in two sex pictures. Plus, is Martin Scorsese’s 'Hugo' really that good?

Shame

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Michael Fassbender, 34, is having a moment in Hollywood, with two movies in theaters generating a lot of heat this Oscars season. Steve McQueen’s Shame is about a Manhattan bachelor addicted to sex. Carey Mulligan plays his dysfunctional sister.

A Dangerous Method

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Fassbender travels back to 1904 to play a famous head doctor in David Cronenberg’s new psychosexual drama. When Carl Jung falls for one of his nuttiest patients (Keira Knightley), he has to rely on his pal Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) for some advice.

Hugo

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It had a slow start at the box office, but the National Board of Review just named Hugo the best movie of the year. Does Martin Scorsese’s first 3D feature live up to all the hype?