4 items from 2008
Hollywood, please. Leave The Fountain's soundtrack alone!
Somehow, in the course of my writing, I neglected to ever watch the Frost/Nixon trailer, something now rectified thanks to it being attached to Australia. I was into it right up until a familiar theme started playing ... and then I just felt an inexplicable disgust. I wondered what, exactly, Ron Howard (or whoever at Universal put together the trailer) was thinking. Why on earth would you use The Fountain for that movie? What about the music is appropriate for the mood and story you're trying to convey? (A similar problem plagues Mansell's Lux Aeterna piece from Requiem for a Dream -- for every trailer that uses it beautifully, like The Two Towers, there's one that just cheeses it up, like Babylon A.D.)
I confess, I have a weird, protective feeling towards this soundtrack. It's one of my favorite films and scores, »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Chicago – Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen posed for a HollywoodChicago.com red-carpet portrait on Oct. 29, 2008 prior to receiving a career achievement award at the U.S. premiere of “Good” on the closing night of the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.
Mortensen has appeared in “Appaloosa,” “Eastern Promises,” “A History of Violence,” “Hidalgo,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “28 Days,” “Psycho,” “A Perfect Murder,” “G.I. Jane,” “Vanishing Point” and “Crimson Tide”. Our exclusive portrait of Mortensen is below.
Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen on Oct. 29, 2008 prior to receiving a career achievement award
at the U.S. premiere of his new film “Good” on the closing night of the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
7:01 p.m. update on Oct. 30, 2008: Joe »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Actor John Noble, who played Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, has told MTV that he would not be interested in returning to play his character in The Hobbit. No way, no how, no McCain! If they said, ‘Would you come and… »
May 16, 2008 Review by Brian Tallerico
Following the pattern of The Empire Strikes Back and The Two Towers, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is significantly darker than its predecessor. How dark you may ask? While it never reaches the blackness of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End's pre-title hanging of children, this is a Disney movie that opens with the assassination attempt of the title character (Ben Barnes) at the hands of his government. Where are the talking badgers?! Seriously, Prince Caspian, possibly the hardest ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
4 items from 2008
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