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Viggo Mortensen

Do you get claustrophobic? Do you have a fear of getting buried alive and/or drowning? Then Thirteen Lives may not be the most relaxing viewing for you. For the majority of this cave-rescue film, I ha…
When I heard the teaser that David Cronenberg was making a return to "body-horror" in his latest film, I, like many, knew exactly what that meant. From the hallucinogenic crawly bugs in Naked Lunch, t…
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 unt…
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,…
The Reflecting Skin is one of the most peculiar, striking films I have ever seen, and a week after watching it, I still can't shake the story of little Seth Dove or find words to describe it. Everybod…
My favorite thing about Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is that I finally figured out that R. Wynn and A.O. Wynn are not related. During the first two movies, I kept thinking they must both be m…
Just when you think director Peter Jackson is in over his head with the extravagant special effects, numerous characters, and the large scope of J.R.R. Tolkein's book, he proves you wrong. Every momen…
I've been reminded of Titanic several times over the last few years while picking up stories here and there about the production of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. One factoid in particular gave me a l…
Viggo Mortensen has talked about having taken certain roles just to pay the bills, and it's usually not hard to tell which ones they are. They're generally in movies you've never heard of, like Americ…
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 int…
A Walk on the Moon is in many ways the ultimate Viggo Mortensen movie. It takes place during the summer 1969, and focuses on the changing dynamics of the Kantrowitz family. While Marty (Liev Schrieber…
In the opening scene of A History of Violence, the Stall family is awakened by the screams of young Sarah. Tom (Viggo Mortensen) reaches her first, and as he scoops her up, she explains that she saw a…
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