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Watch the Early Performances This Year’s Best Actor and Actress Nominees Probably Don’t Want You to See

by Matt Singer February 23, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
You know the old saying about how it’s an honor just being nominated? It is. An Academy Award nomination is a win no matter the final outcome on Oscar night. For one thing, it guarantees a major boost in profile and an upgrade in the caliber of roles an actor gets offered. There’s no way, for example, that any Oscar nominee will accept the sorts of roles you’re about to see below.

That ‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel We’re Clamoring For May Be Happening After All

by Charles Bramesco January 18, 2017 @ 9:33 AM
Focus Features
There are the sequels that the public demands, usually framed up in the final scene of their preceding installment, often by an eyepatch-clad Samuel L. Jackson. There are the sequels that are foisted upon us — who could have asked for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which is a very real film? But the greatest sequel of all is the sequel we never even knew we wanted, your Magic Mike XXLs, your Mad Max: Fury Roads. So while it’s doubtful that legions of David Cronenberg superfans were demanding a follow-up to his 2007 gangster drama Eastern Promises, that may be what we’re getting anyway, and aren‘t we all the better for it?

Viggo Mortensen Goes Back on the Grid in the ‘Captain Fantastic’ Trailer

by Charles Bramesco April 28, 2016 @ 8:38 AM
Having already won raves at Sundance and secured a slot in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, Captain Fantastic will arrive this summer with a stellar pedigree. But movies have a funny way...

‘Captain Fantastic’ Review: Viggo Mortensen Raises A Family in the Wilderness

by Erin Whitney January 25, 2016 @ 9:22 AM
Sundance Film Festival
The beginning of writer, director Matt Ross’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ feels like both a naturalistic utopia and a cult of dangerous ideas. Bodevan (George McKay), the eldest of Ben Cash’s (Viggo Mortensen) six children, hides in the woods in camouflage as he waits to attack a deer. After the slaughter, Ben smears the animal’s blood across his son’s face and offers him the heart consume. This is the Cash family’s version of a Bar Mitzvah, Bodevan’s rite of passage into manhood.

‘Bourne’ Star Julia Stiles Returns for ‘Bourne 5,’ Viggo Mortensen Eyed for Villain

by Britt Hayes June 19, 2015 @ 5:47 PM
Director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are reuniting for the upcoming fifth Bourne film, and they’re bringing a familiar face with them. Julia Stiles, who appeared in the first three Bourne films as CIA agent Nicky Parsons, has signed on to reprise her role for the fifth. In addition, Universal also has their sights set on Viggo Mortensen to play the villain in the upcoming sequel.

Viggo Mortensen Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight,’ Also Auditioned for ‘Reservoir Dogs’

by Britt Hayes March 23, 2015 @ 6:58 PM
Magnolia Pictures
Viggo Mortensen and Quentino Tarantino are but two lonely ships passing in the night, like two souls who must love each other from afar because they’re always committed to someone or something else. Mortensen has revealed that not only did he turn down the chance to appear in The Hateful Eight, but he also once auditioned for Reservoir Dogs. Will these two crazy kids ever work it out?

There and Back Again: Revisiting the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy in 2014

by Jacob Hall December 19, 2014 @ 2:35 PM
New Line
There seem to be two paths for monumentally popular pieces of art and entertainment once the initial excitement around them begins to wear off. Either they become a cultural touchstone, and become a part of the fabric of everyday communication, or they become a footnote, a piece of trivia relevant only as nostalgia and an occasional answer at bar trivia. I revisit Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy every few years, because I desperately want it to be the former and not the latter.

See the Cast of 'Psycho' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes February 27, 2014 @ 4:42 PM
In 1998, filmmaker Gus Van Sant released his remake of 'Psycho,' starring Vince Vaughn in the role of iconic serial killer and hotel owner Norman Bates. Though much of the film was a shot-for-shot remake, Van Sant's film also (somewhat) updated Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of a woman who embezzles money from her work only to find herself in deeper trouble when she stops for a stay at the Bates Motel. Sixteen years later, we look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.

'The Two Faces of January' Trailer and Poster: Oscar Isaac Is in Too Deep

by Nick Romano February 10, 2014 @ 9:01 AM
Working Title
Watch what happens when the screenwriter behind 'Drive' is put in, well, the driver's seat in the 'Two Faces of January' trailer. The film -- which stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, and is screening at the Berlin Film Festival -- debuted the first footage and poster for the directorial debut of Hossein Amini, and you can see them both right here.

Marvel Exec Hints at Upcoming 'Ant-Man' Footage, Clarifies Dr. Strange Rumors

by Nick Romano September 13, 2012 @ 11:30 AM
'Thor 2' has already begun filming, 'Captain America 2' is join suit next March, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is under way, and details about the sequel to 'The Avengers' are pouring out. But what about one little project some people seem to be forgetting about? What's going on with 'Ant-Man'?
Director Edgar Wright has been working on a script for this upcoming Marvel movie for years now, and back in June he put together some test footage to show the execs his vision. Then at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, a preview was viewed by those in attendance, but apparently that was a work in progress. Thankfully, though, we can all calm down for a moment because it's probable that we'll get to see this footage Wright has been so diligently putting together real soon.