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Attention all Hobbits, wizards, dwarves, elves and fans of Middle Earth: New Line has just forged the definitive "The Lord of the Rings" Blu-ray collection from the fires of Mount Doom.
Sure, the three "The Lord of the Rings" movies -- "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" and Best Picture Oscar winner "The Return of the King" -- have been released on DVD in both theatrical and extended editions for years, and the theatrical versions were released on Blu-ray just last year. But this is the first time that the full extended versions of director Peter Jackson's epic trilogy have been released in high-definition with lossless audio, and, yes, it was worth the wait. Get More »
"Lord of the Rings" may have turned him into a movie star, but at the end of the day, Viggo Mortensen is an actor, or better yet, a chameleon. His intense, committed and often unrecognizable performances have put him in the top tier of talent working today -- so when a project with his name on it rolls around, the movie deservedly jumps to the top of must-see lists.
Mortensen will next take on David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," but LA Times already has news on his follow up. Teaming up with Hossein Amini, screenwriter of the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman" and Ryan Gosling action drama "Drive," Moretensen will help shepherd an adaptation of the novel "The Two Faces of January," a thriller set in Greece. Get More »
Back in the 1970s, David Cronenberg solidified himself as a master of horror, specifically of the venereal variety. While his taste for fantastical, bodily mutilation seems to have subsided in recent years, his work has always contained a hefty helping of impassioned creepiness.
All caps, and with at least two exclamation points -- there's just no other way to say the Kryptonian General's name. Terence Stamp saw to that with his portrayal of the maniacal villain in "Superman II," way back in 1981.
And now it looks as if the evil General will clash with the Man of Steel once again in Zack Snyder's "Superman" reboot -- this time in the form of Viggo Mortensen, according to Heat Vision. Get More »
The days of "Twilight" days are numbered, and its doe-eyed heroine is focused on what lies beyond this modern-day fairytale.
And from the looks of it, it might be… another fairytale.
The buzz around Tinseltown is that the 20-year-old actress is a major contender for the title role of Snow White in the soon-to-shoot "Snow White and the Huntsman," a serious spin on the classic children's tale.