Viggo Mortensen

Fresh Horses

If you find yourself driven to distraction waiting for new Viggo Mortensen movies to come out, watch Fresh Horses. If you’ve ever cursed Hollywood for not recognizing Viggo’s talent and good looks until he was in his late 30’s, watch Fresh Horses. If you’ve ever spent an entire afternoon lamenting Molly Ringwald’s lackluster career, and …

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28 Days

I know I said I would watch Viggo Mortensen muck out stalls in my Hidalgo review, but I never quite factored Sandra Bullock into the deal. It’s like being duped by a tricky genie who grants your wish, but throws in a surprise—”Ha-ha! You forgot to say that Sandra couldn’t be there, smartypants!” Okay, okay, …

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The Road

The Road

The Road is easily the bleakest, most nightmarish movie I’ve seen in a long time, but it’s also the most touching.  As readers of the Cormac McCarthy novel know, we are dropped without explanation into a post-apocalyptic world where a Man (Viggo Mortensen) and his Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) are struggling to survive.  Food is beyond scarce, some have …

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American Yakuza

Forgive me if I slip and call American Yakuza “American Yazuka”, but I’ve been calling it that for weeks. “When are we going to watch American Yazuka? Is American Yazuka here yet? I wanna watch Viggo in American Yazuka!” Even after being corrected, I persisted, as though I had a bizarre disability like that kid …

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