viggo mortensen

Hey-o! A late post for the podcast this week. Sorry about that. This week, Trey talks The Host, while Trevan and Eric talk G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Gatekeepers. Lastly, Eric takes on On The Road on his own.


When it is at its best, the film finds the perfect symbiotic balance between Kerouac’s prose and the solemn beauty of the open road, where the adventures of a young dreamer plant the seeds of not only one man’s future, but an entire generation of literary hopefuls.

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Two critically acclaimed entries into the 2011 Oscar race make their way to DVD and Blu-ray, but one is significantly more successful than the other in the drama department.


David Cronenberg delivers a character study centered around three people central to the birth of psychoanalysis. Michael Fassbender stars as Carl Jung, who would expand on the ideas of Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) to create analytical psychology. Jung’s breakthrough comes through his relationship with Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a mental patient whom he is able to help by applying Freud’s methods.


Mortensen is out of this world. Watching him pluck the petals off a yellow rose and devour its crunchy interior is something you won’t soon forget.


For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I have little doubt that #50 on AFI’s list of the best American [...]