Posts Tagged ‘Viggo Mortensen’

Review: Green Book

— by BEV QUESTAD — At last, the perfect balance of humor, inspiration, fabulous acting, and enthralling story. It’s a 10/10 movie sure to please everyone during the holidays. Beginning at the Copacabana Nightclub in 1962, Bobby Rydell is singing “Old Black Magic.” There is an alter[...]

Review: Captain Fantastic

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Matt Ross comes out swinging in “Captain Fantastic,” starring the never-looked-better Viggo Mortensen. Mortensen plays Ben, the father of a family of six kids aged 6 to 18 who have long since left society to live far off the grid. During t[...]

Documentary Channel Taking a ‘Trip’

This July, Documentary Channel (DOC) hits the road for its second annual “American Road Trip,” featuring a series of documentary films exploring unique stories from across the United States. The special line-up starts with the U.S. television premiere of “Wild Horses & Renegades” on Jul[...]

Mortensen, Cassel Back for Eastern Promises 2

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Finally, here is a sequel to be excited about. When last we left underboss Kirill (Vincent Cassel) and henchman Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) at the end of David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises,” Kirill believes he and Nikolai have inherited the throne from his[...]

Universal Backs Out of ‘The Dark Tower’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — As of today, “The Dark Tower” project is on hold. Uncomfortable with the ambitious undertaking, Universal decided to part ways with what could have been a most profitable franchise. This does not mean the prolific series will not be produced, however. Anothe[...]

‘The Dark Tower’ is Happening — Javier Bardem NOT Confirmed

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — A few weeks ago, it was reported that Universal Pictures was placing “The Dark Tower” project on hold due to financial concerns. Tuesday, Academy Award wining director Ron Howard confirmed the rumor in a brief interview with Entertainment Weekly. To recap, [...]

‘The Dark Tower’ Films Have Potential to be Hugely Successful

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Last fall, Deadline reported Universal Pictures and NBC Universal’s plans to make Stephen King’s epic Arthurian scifi western “The Dark Tower” novels into a trilogy of feature films and also a network television series. Known as King’s magn[...]

Viggo Mortensen Leaves ‘Snow White’ … For Superman?

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Halleluiah! Viggo Mortensen has left the “Snow White and the Huntsman” project. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed reading the “Huntsman” script, but the moment Kristen Stewart signed on, all hope for the film plummeted. And aside from poor casting choices,[...]

Are Viggo Mortensen and Kevin Costner Joining Superman?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — There hasn’t been any concrete casting news since Henry Cavill was named Superman, but it looks like the actors for two additional roles may have been revealed. THR is reporting that Viggo Mortensen (“The Lord of the Rings” movies) is the[...]

Under Review: ‘The Road’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Upon seeing “The Road,” I’ve stockpiled as much Coca Cola as I could get my hands on. Why such an endeavor? It’s because John Hillcoat’s sophomore film showed me that even when you can’t trust the sanity of your fellow man, you[...]

Go On ‘The Road’ With This Featurette

— by JASON EAKEN — I read Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” in about two days this past summer. The writing is immediate and stark, and it has a very terse quality that really worked. I’m eager to see the movie, due in large part to director John Hillcoat (2006’s[...]

Go on ‘The Road’ With These Five Clips

— by SEAN GERSKI — I have never read Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road,” but I know it’s bleak. In fact, that’s all I know about it. However, since they made a movie based on the book, I decided to look up the movie’s description to get a better feel[...]

Three Clips From ‘The Road’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I remember being disappointed when the release of “The Road” was pushed back from November 2008 to November 2009, but based on early footage and critical reactions to the film, it seems like it was worth the wait. Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy (who also[...]

Poster Peek: ‘The Road’

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — With the holidays comes more than good food, crisp weather and obnoxious family … apparently we also get global devastation, too! Feast your eyes on “The Road,” John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Comrac McCarty’s Pulitzer Prize-winning[...]