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20 Actors That Were Almost Cast In The Lord Of The Rings

27 February 2015 1:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As well as being a landmark achievement in filmmaking, Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings has a genuine claim to the title of Greatest Movie Trilogy Ever. Individually, each movie is brilliant in its own right but together they created a critically-acclaimed cultural phenomenon, and the series will no doubt be essential viewing for cinema fans for generations to come.

In amongst the cutting edge-visual effects, pioneering motion capture work and stunning production design that became hallmarks of the series, one of the trilogy’s strongest aspects is in its casting. Opting against including any A-list names, the production instead chose actors that could embody Tolkien’s characters and grow into their roles over the course of three movies.

The approach paid huge dividends as the likes of Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn, Ian McKellen’s Gandalf and Andy Serkis’ Gollum became cultural icons in their own right, »

- Scott Campbell

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Viggo Mortensen’s Jauja is a Very Striking Film

20 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

A father and his daughter travel from Denmark to a an unknown desert in this striking foreign language western starring Viggo Mortensen, Jauja. So according to the trivia section on IMDb Viggo Mortensen contributed to Jauja quite a bit more than just his presence in front of the camera in the leading role. Mortensen is […]

Read Viggo Mortensen’s Jauja is a Very Striking Film on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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New trailer for Jauja starring Viggo Mortensen

19 February 2015 1:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has been released for Lisandro Alonso’s upcoming drama Jauja. Set in the late 1800s, it stars Viggo Mortensen as a Danish military engineer on a grueling journey as he pursues his runaway daughter (Viilbjork Agger Malling) through the wilderness; check it out below after the official synopsis…

An astonishingly beautiful and gripping Western starring Viggo Mortensen, Jauja (pronounced how-ha) begins in a remote outpost in Patagonia during the late 1800s. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from abroad with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When Dinesen realizes what has happened, he decides to venture into enemy territory, against his men’s wishes, to find the young couple. Featuring a superb performance from Mortensen, »

- Gary Collinson

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Kodi Smit-McPhee Cast as Nightcrawler

18 February 2015 3:01 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

X-Men Apocalypse added a new cast member and this time it's for fan favorite, Nightcrawler!

The last time we saw Kurt Wagner he was teleporting around with the X-Men in X2.  Now, we'll get to see the blue mutant again in X-Men Apocalypse.  Director Bryan Singer recently announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee will be playing as Nightcrawler when the movie releases May 27, 2016.

Smit-McPhee is best known for his work opposite Viggo Mortensen in the post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller, The Road.  More recently, though, he played Alexander in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

It's apparent that, in his young career, he's no stranger to big budget pictures.  Whether or not he can pull of Nightcrawler, remains to be seen.  However, it does bring to mind the awkward question that Fox continues to avoid.  Historically, it's already been established in the comics and cartoons that Nightcrawler's mother is Mystique, currently played by Jennifer Lawrence. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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22 Oscar Winners and Nominees Who Started Out on Soap Operas

12 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Everybody's got to start somewhere: For some people it's theater or commercials, but for many, many actors, their first job was on a soap opera. Julianne Moore played dual characters on "As the World Turns," Laurence Fishburne played a teen drug dealer on "One Life to Live" and Susan Sarandon played a murderous drifter on "Search for Tomorrow," a soap that was also among the first gigs for Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, and Viggo Mortensen.

Who else got a boost from daytime drama? Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, and some of the most acclaimed Oscar winners in the U.S., Australia, and even England. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Trailer for Viggo Mortensen's Jauja Experimental Film

11 February 2015 4:47 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a trailer for the upcoming experimental Spanish-language film, "Jauja," which stars Viggo Mortensen. Check it out below. Plot: Set in the late 1800s, the story focuses on Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Mortensen), a Danish engineer who moves to the Patagonian desert with his teenage daughter to work for the Argentine army. When his daughter elopes with a local soldier, Dinesen journeys behind enemy lines in search of the young couple, enduring a metaphysical journey as he struggles to survive the brutal wilderness. The new movie is directed by Lisandro Alonso and is set to be released on March 20th in New York and then on March 27th in Los Angeles. Trailer: »

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Watch: 'Jauja' Trailer Showcases Viggo Mortensen and Stunning Patagonia Landscape

10 February 2015 8:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Against a lush and desolate backdrop, Viggo Mortensen is on a desperate search for his daughter in the official "Jauja" trailer. From director Lisandro Alonso, "Jauja" centers on Captain Gunnar Denisen (Mortensen) as he takes an engineering job with the Argentine army and brings along his 15-year-old daughter. She falls in love with a young soldier and, in the darkness of the night, runs away with him. A sweeping Western set in the late 1800s, "Jauja" has received advanced praise from critics for its haunting imagery and Mortensen's lead performance. The beautifully-compiled trailer, which finds Mortensen racing through plains, mountains and desert, progresses somewhat cryptically, which to those familiar with Alonso's work should come as no surprise. An excerpt of narration proclaims: "In the desert, one is alone." Indeed a running theme here as Denisen is repeatedly battling the elements within immense, overpowering »

- David Canfield

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Watch The U.S. Trailer For Jauja, Starring Viggo Mortensen

9 February 2015 1:51 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After he played Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen could have gone Hollywood and taken any number of action or leading man roles. Instead, he opted to make only the movies he was interested in and has amassed a strange, often impressive filmography. In fact, many of his films have not even seen release in the United States.

For his latest role, which is in Jauja, Mortensen is Captain Gunnar Dinesen, arriving in Patagonia in the 1800s with his teenage daughter to take an engineering job. When the girl runs away with a soldier, Dinesen chases after her, all the way behind enemy lines. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it received the Fipresci Prize.

Although the latest U.S. trailer for Jauja gives little plot information, it does establish the ambience. The camerawork and framing has »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Exclusive: Beautiful U.S. Trailer For 'Jauja' Starring Viggo Mortensen

9 February 2015 7:01 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When a plethora of tools is available for filmmakers to create eye-popping visuals, it's sometimes easy to forget that you don't need involved CGI or special effects to create a memorable experience. Frequently, old school techniques are more than enough to do the trick, and it's that approach that Lisandro Alonso utilizes in "Jauja." Today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer for the film. Viggo Mortensen leads the film, playing Captain Gunnar Dinesen, who has arrived in Patagonia during the late 1800s with his fifteen-year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. When she runs away with a young soldier, Dinesen goes behind enemy lines to try and find the young couple. With long takes and simple, photography-like framing, Alsonso tells his tale in a manner than emphasizes mood and character that's distinct and striking. "Jauja" opens on March 20th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 9 - February 15

9 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

This adaptation of the beloved children's book got mixed reviews, but it's fine if you're looking for a rather harmless family feature. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner co-star as the equally frazzled parents of young Alex (Ed Oxenbould). Check out this exclusive clip!

"Force Majeure"

They say that how you react in an emergency reveals your true nature and feelings. Are you out for number one, or is your family your first concern? A seemingly perfect Swedish family has to face that exact question when an impending avalanche threatens to ruin their ski trip to the Alps.

"Nightcrawler"

If you're already a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal's performance as a creepy crawly »

- Jenni Miller

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Berlin: Ndm Acquires Sharunas Bartas’ ‘Peace’ (Exclusive)

7 February 2015 10:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Launched by filmmaker Carlos Reygadas and his producer Jaime Romandia, sales company Ndm has acquired world sales rights to “Peace to Us in Our Dreams,” the latest title by Lithuanian uber-auteur Sharunas Bartas (“Koridorius,” “Freedom”).

Ndm has also picked up Gabriel Ripstein’s Panorama Special opener “600 Miles,” with Tim Roth. It is also handling Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauaja,” with Viggo Mortensen.

“Peace” adds to Ndm’s growing slate of bold art films from in and outside Mexico, including  Reygadas’ “Post Tenebras Lux” and Amat Escalante’s “Heli,” both of which won Cannes Festival’s best director award two years in a row.

Written by Bartas, “Peace” turns on a daughter who is ignored by her father and whose wife, a violinist, has lost her joy of living, uncertain about her priority: her career or love. In the countryside, the daughter befriends a boy. One day he steals an optical sight rifle from a hunters’ lodge, »

- John Hopewell

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9 Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In

31 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.K. Simmons has been taking awards season by storm. The Whiplash star not only scored an Academy Award nomination to add to his accolades, but he's even hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. But Simmons, 60, didn't become a star overnight. In fact, his résumé includes over 140 projects since 1986, some which sent us running to Netflix to refresh our memories. Without further ado, we proudly present our Nine Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In (some of which he probably wants to forget, too). 1. The First Wives Club (1996)The revenge comedy featured plenty of stars like Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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9 Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In

31 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.K. Simmons has been taking awards season by storm. The Whiplash star not only scored an Academy Award nomination to add to his accolades, but he's even hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. But Simmons, 60, didn't become a star overnight. In fact, his résumé includes over 140 projects since 1986, some which sent us running to Netflix to refresh our memories. Without further ado, we proudly present our Nine Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In (some of which he probably wants to forget, too). 1. The First Wives Club (1996)The revenge comedy featured plenty of stars like Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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Exclusive: 'Jauja' Poster Showcases a Mysterious, Troubled Viggo Mortensen

30 January 2015 10:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After winning a special prize from the International Federation of Film Critics at the Cannes Film Festival, Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" is finally making its way stateside. Starring Viggo Mortensen, the existential film chronicles a father's search for his missing daughter. For those familiar with Alonso's filmography, it should come as no surprise that the director's latest is reportedly spare with dialogue and heavy on imagery.  "Jauja" opens in New York on March 20, and will play at IFC Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Check out the exclusive poster below: Read More: Viggo Mortensen on Learning From David Cronenberg and Living Dangerously »

- David Canfield

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‘Fringe’s’ Anna Torv, ‘Extant’s’ Shree Crooks Join Frank Grillo in Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Stephanie’ (Exclusive)

28 January 2015 4:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fringe” star Anna Torv and “Extant’s” Shree Crooks (CBS’s Extant) are set to join Frank Grillo in director Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller “Stephanie,” TheWrap has learned.

Universal will distribute the genre movie, which is being produced by Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

Also Read: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Torv Join Ryan Murphy’s Sexuality Pilot for HBO

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script, which was voted to the 2012 Blood List. Blum and Kaplan are producing alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle, while Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will serve as executive producers. »

- Jeff Sneider

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New on Netflix: February 2015

27 January 2015 3:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What will February bring to Netflix? "House of Cards" returns for its much awaited third season, but not until Feb. 27. If you can't wait for your Kevin Spacey fix until then, "Now: In the Wings on a World Stage" (2014), a documentary of Spacey starring in a production of Shakespeare's "Richard III," is available on Feb. 1.

And the 2004 "King Arthur," starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley, isn't exactly Shakespearean, but look at how many great actors -- like Mads Mikkelsen, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugh Dancy and Joel Edgerton -- have gone on to much bigger things.

You can also stream "Joe," one of Nicolas Cage's best films in recent years; the overlooked indie "The Brothers Bloom" with Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz; and the barely-in-theaters thriller "The Two Faces of January," starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.

Here's a much larger rundown of what's new on Netflix in February 2015, provided by Netflix. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Ndm Boards Berlin Panorama Special Opener ‘600 Miles’ (Exclusive)

26 January 2015 3:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taking one of the most anticipated Berlin Fest first features off the table, Ndm, the Mexico and Paris-based sales house, has secured world sales rights to Tim Roth starrer “600 Miles,” which co-opens Berlin Panorama Special showcase next week.

A cross-border drama-thriller-come-road movie, “600 Miles” marks the directorial debut of producer-turned director Gabriel Ripstein (“”No One Writes to the Colonel”); Michel Franco, best known as the director of “After Lucia” which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2012, produces for his go-ahead Mexico City-based shingle Lucia Films.

The “600 Miles” deal comes as Ndm continues to roll out Bruno Dumont’s “Li’l Quinquin,” now licensed to the U.K. (New Wave), Italy (Movies Inspired), Spain (Aventura Audiovisual) and Turkey, where the International Festival of Instanbul has also acquired Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” with Viggo Mortensen. ‘600 Miles’ adds to a second high-profile Ndm title in Panorama: Ole Giaever’s “Out of Nature,” a hit »

- John Hopewell

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Bleecker Street Signs with Universal for Home Entertainment

22 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently launched distributor Bleecker Street and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have reached a multi-year output deal.

Uphe will handle all marketing, sales and distribution services for the Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-through and Video-on-Demand platforms of Bleecker Street films in the U.S.

The announcement was made Thursday, the first day of the Sundance Film Festival, by Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen and Eddie Cunningham, president of Uphe.

The deal will begin with Bleecker Street’s “Danny Collins,” starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer, which opens March 20; followed by Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” with Viggo Mortensen; “Pawn Sacrifice,” directed by Edward Zwick with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber; and Jay Roach’s “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren.

Bleecker Street acquired the domestic rights to “Pawn Sacrifice,” about the 1972 iconic Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland, at the Toronto Film Festival in September. It »

- Dave McNary

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Beyond Fright Review: The Two Faces Of January

17 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The art of creating a successful mystery seems to be lost on many of today’s filmmakers and their films. Instead of allowing a solid story to play out in front of you and keep you guessing, a lot of films falling into the mystery/thriller genre tend to utilize the same ol’ twists and turns we’ve all seen time and time again. When a film comes along and offers a story full of suspense and surprise, it’s a surprise and a very refreshing one at that. Luckily, Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini’s feature directorial debut, The Two Faces Of January, is just that type of film, one that keeps you guessing until the very end.

Adapted from The Talented Mr. Ripley author Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name, The Two Faces Of January throws you into a thriller full of twists, double crosses and a »

- Jerry Smith

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Harold Van Lier Exiting eOne; Production, Sales Consolidate Under Xavier Marchand

12 January 2015 7:57 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Just about one year from his initial start date with the company — and just a few weeks ahead of Berlin — Entertainment One Films International President, Harold van Lier, is leaving. Formerly Studiocanal Evp of International Distribution, Van Lier joined eOne with much fanfare in January of 2014 and was armed with a $100M acquisitions fund. Now, eOne is consolidating its international sales operation within its film production business as it looks to focus on internally produced films. The company said today that Van Lier had decided to leave “as a result of the consolidation.”

Two years after its acquisition of Alliance, Canadian giant eOne continues to make changes within its film division. This latest move follows a September rejigger of the global film business which led to the exit of Patrice Théroux, and the entry of Steve Bertram as President, Global Film Group.

In April last year, eOne officially unveiled its »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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