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Falling review – Viggo Mortensen casts a clear eye on dementia | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

In the Lord of the Rings star’s powerful debut as a director, Lance Henriksen plays a homophobic father compelled to move in with his gay sonViggo Mortensen is a formidable creative presence in the movies: taking on complex work as an actor with directors such as David Cronenberg and Lisandro Alonso, investing the star capital […]

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Ian McKellen and More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Actors Call on Fans to Help Save Tolkien’s Home

Ian McKellen and his “Lord of the Rings” co-star John Rhys-Davies are among the actors lending their voices to Project Northmoor, a crowdfunding charity campaign that seeks to raise funds to buy J.R.R. Tolkien’s home on Northmoor Road in North Oxford, England. The home, which is now for sale, is where the author started work […]

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Viggo Mortensen on choosing projects, working with David Cronenberg and moving behind the camera

”’I’m a bad poker player; it would show if I didn’t believe in what I do.”Viggo Mortensen accepted the honorary Donostia award with a speech in perfect Spanish at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this week. The award was presented to him by Agustín Díaz Yanes who directed Mortensen in Alatriste in 2006. The […]

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Daily Podcast: Justice League, AppleTV+, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lord of the Rings, Nutty Professor, Powerpuff Girls, and Tenet

On the August 26, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Justice League, AppleTV+, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lord of the Rings, nutty Professor, Powerpuff Girls, and Tenet. In The News: Ben: […]

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What New Zealand’s Covid-19 Curveball Means For Its Booming Hollywood Productions

As the magical creatures of Middle Earth prepare to resume venturing through Auckland, New Zealand, for Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, the mythical world of Pandora has been bursting into life for James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels in Wellington, just one hour’s flight south. Meanwhile, on the South Island, stars like Viggo Mortensen are […]

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‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Join Productions Granted New Zealand Border Exemptions

In the coming months five more foreign television and film productions will be allowed into New Zealand to film, as they have been officially granted border exemptions.James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels and Jane Campion’s Netflix film “The Power of the Dog” have already been allowed into the country to film due to these exemptions. Joining them […]

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Viggo Mortensen to Receive 2020 San Sebastian Donostia Award

Viggo Mortensen is the first announced recipient of San Sebastian’s prestigious Donostia Award for this year’s 68th edition. In addition to picking up the career recognition award, Mortensen will also present his directorial debut “Falling” for its European premiere at the festival.A three-time Oscar nominee for his work in David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises,” Matt Ross’ […]

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Ian Holm, Shakespearean Actor Who Played Bilbo Baggins, Dies at 88

Ian Holm, the classically trained Shakespearean actor best known to film audiences for his performances in films including the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies, “Chariots of Fire” and “Alien,” has died. He was 88.A rep for the actor has said Holm died in hospital on Friday morning. The actor had been battling Parkinson’s […]

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James Cameron’s Billion-Dollar ‘Avatar’ Sequels Can Resume as New Zealand Gets Back to Work

New Zealand appears to have a firm hold on the Covid-19 situation, as Saturday, May 9 marks the first day the island country has reported no new cases. According to Deadline, some TV and film productions “are already safely underway,” as confirmed to the outlet by the New Zealand Film Commission. That means James Cameron’s […]

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