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The talented Mads Mikkelson stars in IFC Films' "Valhalla Rising," an action adventure helmed by the very capable Nicholas Winding Refn. It's a very limited release and opens at the IFC Center on July 16th, but worthy of exploration, I'm sure. Refn, who impressed with his work on "Bronson," directs as well as writing alongside Roy Jacobson. Also in the cast are Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan and Maarten Stevenson. For years, the fearsome figure known only as One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) has defeated everyone he's encountered, but he's treated more like an animal than a warrior. The only person he has any relationship with is the young boy who brings him food and water daily. Constantly caged and shackled, One Eye has drawn the attention of a new force now sweeping the countryside and displacing the society's leaders: Christians. »
Apple has just debuted the brand new trailer for the upcoming film Valhalla Rising, which will arrive in theaters on July 16. Click below to catch this new video glimpse at Nicolas Winding Refn's new drama.
Valhalla Rising Trailer
Valhalla Rising comes to theaters July 16th, 2010 and stars Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan, Douglas Russell. The film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. »
This is a competition for Valhalla Rising directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan and Douglas Russell. From the producers of The Football Factory and the director of the critically acclaimed Pusher trilogy and controversial biopic Bronson, Nicolas Winding Refn's film depicts the unflinching violence and uncompromising brutality of the Viking Age period. Countering this harshness are the intense and thought provoking themes that raise the bar to what the director calls "science fiction for the mind". Valhalla Rising is visually stunning and contains an atmosphere that echoes Wrath of God and Apocalypse Now. »
- Dan Higgins
Take a look at this new Nicols Winding Refn film before it hits theaters Vertigo Films has provided us with a brand new sneak peek video for its upcoming film Valhalla Rising, which currently doesn't have a set release date as of yet, and is tentatively set for an April 2010 release. Click below to go behind-the-scenes of this new film from director Nicolas Winding Refn.
to check out the restricted sneak peek.
Valhalla Rising stars Mads Mikkelsen, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan, Douglas Russell, Gary McCormack and is currently seeking a spring 2010 release date. We'll keep you posted when we get a concrete release date for the film. »
Summary: A rollercoaster-style treasure hunt for the legendary Fritton’s Gold ensues as the feisty and ever-resourceful schoolgirls of St Trinian’s face their most fearsome establishment rivals yet - the villainous Pomfrey and his sidekicks from the women-hating secret society known as AD1.
Analysis: While it didn't travel much beyond the UK, 2007's reboot of the "St Trinian's" franchise nearly doubled its £7 million production budget in sales in the UK alone - making it one of the top grossing independent British films of the past decade. Reviews were decidedly mixed but generally pretty weak at the time, so the greenlighting of a sequel surprised quite a few.
Despite a critical drubbing, the core audience of young British teenage girls seemed to be satisfied by »
- Garth Franklin
5 items from 2010
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