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TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

25 April 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss Maggie. Director Henry Hobson was able to attract Arnold Schwarzenegger to his low-key zombie project, despite the fact that Hobson was making his feature debut with a budget so small that you could make Maggie two or three times over for the amount that Arnold was paid to appear in Terminator: Genisys. The uniqueness of Hobson’s vision is evident from the first scene, where he is able to establish clearly the particulars of his zombie semi-apocalypse with only the barest minimum of exposition. As society teeters on the edge, both law and medicine struggling to handle the “Necroambulist” virus, Abigail Breslin plays the infected Maggie and Schwarzenegger plays her father, agonizing over the decision of what to do when she turns.

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- Mark Young

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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Watch The Hateful Eight teaser: Quentin Tarantino previews Western

16 April 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Western The Hateful Eight has been unveiled.

The 97-second clip includes no actual footage from the film, but does outline the basic storyline of eight strangers coming together in a blizzard.

Tarantino's dangerous group is comprised of Tarantino's The Bounty Hunter (Samuel L Jackson), The Hangman (Kurt Russell), The Prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), The Sheriff (Walton Goggins), The Mexican (Demián Bichir), The Little Man (Tim Roth), The Cow Puncher (Michael Madsen) and The Confederate (Bruce Dern).

The film will also include Zoë Bell, Channing Tatum and James Parks.

Viggo Mortensen was originally linked to The Hateful Eight as well, but scheduling conflicts made his involvement impossible.

Tarantino revived and re-worked The Hateful Eight last year even after a draft of the screenplay was leaked online.

The Hateful Eight is expected to be released in the Us on November 13 this year. A UK release is yet to be set. »

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Roll the Dice with Mark Wahlberg in 'The Gambler' at Home Now

14 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Big Eyes (Tim Burton-directed drama about artist Margaret Keane; Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston; rated PG-13) The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (WWII-set horror sequel; Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine; rated PG-13) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Unedited) (comedy; Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott; unrated) Far from Men (drama; Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb; premieres 4/14 on Mod to coincide with the Tribeca Film...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19

13 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19 Big Eyes (pictured) Margaret is a painter with a unique touch: Her paintings all are formed with big eyes. Her new husband Walter sees what he wants and goes for it. It’s not the relationship Walter is after, but the ability to take credit for Margaret’s work. Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter (PG-13, 1:45) 4/14 Far From Men A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident, and is then ordered to turn him in to the authorities. Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases April 13-19 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Viggo Mortensen Was Offered Wolverine Role in X-Men

13 April 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We already know that Bryan Singer wanted Russell Crowe to play Wolverine in the first "X-Men" movie. Crowe turned down the role and recommended the lesser-known Hugh Jackman, who eventually won the role and has been playing the superhero ever since. But in a new interview, Viggo Mortensen revealed that he too was offered the part. "I was offered Wolverine for the first movie. I guess it would have been for the franchise then. That was before I got 'Lord of the Rings,'" he explained. "I remember going to the meeting with the director, Bryan Singer, with my son who was a total comic book expert. He was about 10 at the time. Henry came, and Bryan showed us all these models and storyboards, and Henry was instructing the director, saying, 'Oh, you're going to change this thing right here.'" Ultimately however, Mortensen had to reject the offer due to a scheduling conflict. »

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Viggo Mortensen on ‘Jauja,’ Producing, Protecting Directors’ Visions

8 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Viggo Mortensen received a career tribute at Morocco’s Marrakech Film Fest after receiving a similar trib at Argentina’s Mar del Plata two weeks earlier. Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” starring Mortensen, is now a highlight at the 4th Panama Festival.

In “Lord of the Rings,” he protected the Shire and the Fellowship of the Ring. These days, Mortensen is more likely protecting the original visions of some of the world’s most exciting – and challenging – young moviemakers, and bringing them to larger audiences.

Doing so, Mortensen, U.S. born, Argentina raised, New York-bred, of Danish descent, has leveraged wisely his star status and fanboy suzerainties, dazzled with his dominance of not only English and Spanish, but Danish, Amish and Lakota, and played some not exactly super-hero roles, characters who are ineffectual (Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” a Cannes winner), conflicted (David Oelhoffen’s “Far From Men,“ a Venice prize winner »

- John Hopewell and Anna Marie de la Fuente

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On the Hunt: The Films of James B. Harris

8 April 2015 9:46 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

CopAt the ripe age of twenty-six—the two were born within days of each other in 1928—James B. Harris and Stanley Kubrick formed Harris-Kubrick Productions. With Kubrick leading the charge behind the camera and Harris acting as the right-hand-man producer, the duo completed three major critical successes: The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), and Lolita (1962). But where Kubrick’s subsequent work has achieved a supreme, hall-of-fame stature, Harris’s own directorial career—consisting of five excellent movies made across a four-decade span—remains, despite the valiant effort of a few notable English-language critics (Michael Atkinson, Jonathan Rosenbaum), on the relative sidelines. The latest attempt to boost Harris’s reputation: BAMcinématek’s week-long retrospective of Harris’s producing and directing output, selected by “Overdue” co-programmers Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold.Harris and Kubrick stopped working together amidst a pre-production disagreement during the making of what would become Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb »

- Danny King

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Theresa Roberts upped at eOne

7 April 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London-based publicity exec promoted to senior vice president role.

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced the promotion of Theresa Roberts to senior vice president of publicity – production, international & UK film. 

The new role will see Roberts extend her publicity expertise into the company’s growing film production business, whilst still overseeing UK publicity activities.

Roberts’ appointment is with immediate effect and she will continue to be based in London, reporting into film production president Xavier Marchand and eOne Films UK MD Alex Hamilton

The new role will see Roberts drive and oversee strategic global publicity campaigns across the slate from production through to distribution, working closely with film publicity teams across all eOne territories.

Roberts has headed up film publicity for eOne in the UK since 2008 and during that time has overseen the publicity campaigns for films including The Twlight Saga and Oscar winners 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Interview: Viggo Mortensen on new film 'Jauja'

7 April 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

"I've been doing this for a year," Viggo Mortensen chuckles when we ask him if he's been talking to journalists all day. It's an honest and easy response that typifies the candour and natural charm that the New York-born, Danish-American actor exudes whenever he's speaking about his films with the press or anyone else. In this case, CineVue is afforded the chance to have a chat with him about his latest movie, Jauja (2014) which arrives in UK cinemas on Friday 10 April courtesy of Soda Pictures. His year-long trail actually seems a good place to start, with director Lisandro Alonso only recently singing his praises for the monumental effort the actor has put into getting this strange and funny South American-western out there into the world.


- CineVue UK

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Listen: Preview Nick Cave And Warren Ellis' Score For Viggo Mortensen's 'Far From Men'

6 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I don’t really look for movies based on the budget or the nationality or the language. I just want to be in movies that I wouldn’t mind seeing 10 years from now,” Viggo Mortensen recently told The Guardian. And while time will tell if "Far From Men" will still resonate a decade from now, in its corner is a film score by the always great Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. And today you can get a little taste of what they've contributed to the movie.  Directed by David Oelhoffen (2007’s “In Your Wake”) and based on a short story by Albert Camus, the story follows a reclusive teacher (Mortensen) who helps a villager accused of murder (Reda Kateb from “Zero Dark Thirty” and “A Prophet”) escape into the mountains during the Algerian War. Below, you can preview the soundtrack which sounds terrifically moody, with influences and inflections from the setting. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Celebrate Easter with Celebrities Who Look Like Jesus

5 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Today is Easter, one of the holiest and most chocolatey of days for Christians worldwide. So let’s take this to the Church of the Bearded Celebrity (it’s awaiting tax-exempt religion status but I’m sure we’ll totally get it). In terms of the western concept of Jesus that we grew up with, the one that doesn’t 100-percent (or at all) jive with what the dude (his Holy Dudeliness) would have actually looked like, here are the celebrity gentlemen who, at one pre-shave-and-a-haircut point in time or another, most resembled Jesus.

Jared Leto

Jesus and I.

A photo posted by Jared Leto (@jaredleto) on Apr 17, 2014 at 4:32pm Pdt

Christian Bale

Brad Pitt


Viggo Mortensen

Devendra Banhart

John Lennon

Dave Grohl

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- Courtney Enlow

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Stewart 'in Talks' to Be Featured in Subversive Iraq War Homefront Satire

4 April 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »

- Andre Soares

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The Naked Ambition of ‘Eastern Promises’

3 April 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Creating cool fight scenes has never been easier in the current age of filmmaking. Special effects have evolved to the point where the eye can rarely discriminate between what is real and what isn’t, while choreography is much more sophisticated than it was in the past, and there’s no shortage of cash to throw at action films to get everything done just right. So with all of these advances going in modern film’s favor, why aren’t more fight scenes memorable?

Rumors swirled around the Toronto International Film Festival as Eastern Promises debuted in 2007, with word that director David Cronenberg had introduced perhaps the most perplexing fight scene into the collective consciousness of movie fans everywhere. No, I’m not referencing the opening to the film, where a graphic throat-slashing takes place, but a brutal knife fight that takes place later on. A film ostensibly about the »

- Colin Biggs

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Watch: Viggo Mortensen Fights to Survive in Exclusive 'Far From Men' Trailer and Clip

3 April 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Venice Review: ‘Far From Men’ Starring Viggo Mortensen And Reda Kateb Following the success of the Denmark-set drama "Jauja," Viggo Mortensen continues to own the sweeping foreign period piece in David Olehoffen's "Far From Men" ("Loin Des Hommes"). Adapted from the short story by Albert Camus, "Far From Men" is a powerful tale of divided loyalties and colonialist violence during Algeria's War of Independence. The drama was a triple prize winner at the Venice Film Festival last year.  The official synopsis from distributor Tribeca Films reads: "Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide »

- Zack Sharf

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Bleecker Street strikes Amazon deal

31 March 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Andrew Karpen’s ambitious New York-based distributor has struck a licensing deal with the digital giant making Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription platform for its theatrical releases.

Bleecker Street’s slate includes Danny Collins starring Al Pacino (pictured), Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire, Sundance selection I’ll See You In My Dreams starring Blythe Danner, family drama Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen and Bryan Cranston starrer Trumbo.

Prime members in the Us will be able to access titles via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at no additional cost to their membership.

“Prime members love independent films and we’re excited to add these compelling Bleecker Street titles to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, vice-president of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.

“The high-calibre and growing line-up from Bleecker Street brings an impressive variety of films that we know Prime members will enjoy.”

“As we build »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bleecker Street Sets Amazon Deal

31 March 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Amazon and Bleecker Street have struck a multi-year content licensing agreement that will see the Prime Instant Video service be the exclusive subscription home for Bleecker Street theatrical releases that starts with the Al Pacino-starrer Danny Collins, and the upcoming Tobey Maguire-starrer Pawn Sacrifice. Future titles that will hit the service include the Blythe Danner Sundance acquisition I’ll See You In My Dreams; the Viggo Mortensen-starrer Captain Fantastic; and Tr… »

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Viggo Mortensen on having to decline The Hateful Eight role

24 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In less than nine months we’ll all get to see Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated new movie The Hateful Eight and in a recent interview with Grantland, The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen admits that he was once up for a role in the western but that he had to say no due to scheduling conflicts.

Mortensen – who had previously read alongside Harvey Keitel for a part in Tarantino’s inaugural feature film Reservoir Dogs – claims that he met with the director last year to begin negotiations but that it didn’t work out.

“Yeah, we did meet. … [Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year and do rehearsals before that, and I just couldn’t do that schedule-wise. That’s the only reason [I passed on the project],”

It was heavily rumoured last year that Tarantino was considering Mortensen for a lead role but this is the first time Viggo has spoken about it. »

- Gavin Logan

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Viggo Mortensen turned down a role in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

24 March 2015 1:06 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last fall it was rumored that Viggo Mortensen had met with The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino about a role in his new movie, however that was the last we heard of the actor possibly appearing in the Western. Mortensen's Jauja opened in select theaters last week, and while speaking with Grantland, Mortensen confirmed he auditioned for The Hateful Eight. The actor says he had to pass on the part due to scheduling conflicts, and Mortensen also revealed he had auditioned for »

- Jesse Giroux

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Why Viggo Mortensen Passed On Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

23 March 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s probably safe to say that Quentin Tarantino.s upcoming return to the neo-spaghetti-western genre, The Hateful Eight has an obscenely impressive cast. Yet rumors from about six months back teased the possible addition of another key cast member with the powerfully insightful Viggo Mortensen. Unfortunately for the film, that casting never came to fruition. Now, Mortensen, himself reveals the story behind that rumor and why he wasn.t able to hop on board the film. In an interview with Grantand, Viggo Mortensen would finally address the rumor from last year that implied he was meeting with director, Quentin Tarantino about a possible role in The Hateful Eight described as "a ruthless gang leader." While confirming that said meeting did, in fact, take place, Mortensen reveals that scheduling conflicts prevented him from taking the role. As Mortensen explains, [Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year »

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