UNDERRATED Viggo Mortensen in ‘Captain Fantastic’: This 2016 indie, about a father raising six kids off the grid in the impossibly idyllic Pacific Northwestern wilderness, shines as a sort of wish-fulfillment fantasy for a certain outdoors-oriented mind set, which almost makes up for its over-the-top...
On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Captain Fantastic, the story of a family led by Viggo Mortensen, who decide to live their lives completely off-the-grid in the wilderness, sustaining themselves completely by nature. Show More Summary
New on Blu-ray “Captain Fantastic” (Universal DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98; also available on VOD) Viggo Mortensen gives one of the best performances of 2016 in writer-director Matt Ross’ family drama “Captain Fantastic,” playing Ben Cash, a leftist backwoods survivalist raising half a dozen kids...
Viggo Mortensen flashes a smile alongside Matt Ross while attending the photo call for their latest film Captain Fantastic held during the 2016 Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on Monday (October 17) in Rome, Italy. While promoting the flick, writer-director Matt, 46, expressed his love for Viggo and how he only wanted [...]
Viggo Mortensen is dapper in a blue suit while attending the premiere of his latest film Captain Fantastic held at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on Monday (October 3) in Paris, France. While promoting the flick, the 57-year-old actor opened up about the infantilised behavior that sometimes happens on set of big budget films. “It can. [...]
Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen covers the October 2016 issue of GQ France. Wearing fall fashions from brands such as Valentino and Marc O’Polo, Mortensen is photographed by Terry Richardson. Mortensen promotes his new movie, Captain Fantastic. Show More Summary
Vicente Amorim, the director of such films as the 2008 Viggo Mortensen drama GOOD and the 2011 thriller DIRTY HEARTS, is currently in production on MOTORRAD, a horror film that is said to have elements reminiscent of ALIEN, PREDATOR, and the works of John Carpenter. Inspired by a dream producer L.G. Show More Summary
Oh, Viggo. You saw the post we ran yesterday about celebrities in Breton stripes and you felt left out: Please allow me to welcome you back in with open arms. Read More...
Viggo Mortensen suits up in black for the big premiere of his new movie Captain Fantastic held at Somerset House on Wednesday (August 17) in London, England. The 57-year-old actor was joined on the red carpet by director Matt Ross. Captain Fantastic follows a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical [...]
Viggo Mortensen waves to photographers as he makes his way out of the Today FM Studios after promoting his latest film Captain Fantastic at the Anton Savage Show on Tuesday (August 16) in Dublin, Ireland. The evening before, the 57-year-old actor attended a special screening and Q&A for Captain Fantastic at the Lighthouse Cinema. PHOTOS: [...]
Actor Dominic Monaghan recently posted a series of pictures on Instagram with Billy Boyd and Viggo Mortensen that made Lord of the Rings fans feel like the gang was getting back together at Rivendell. We fought in a war. #neverforget...Show More Summary
It can seem like Viggo Mortensen went off the grid after donning his Aragorn crown. Mortensen’s highest-grossing movie since “Lord of the Rings” is the one he made directly following the trilogy’s end in 2003: the western “Hidalgo,” which topped out at a decent $108 million worldwide. Show More Summary
Viggo Mortensen throws voters a third option – Celebitchy Donald Trump just gave Omarosa a job – Dlisted Yard Crashers has a new host – Starcasm Melania Trump really, really liked Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech or was it coincidence? –...Show More Summary
The ageless actor discusses his award-worthy turn as a hippie father in new film Captain Fantastic, male versus female nudity, and the 2016 presidential election.
by Julia Raban Raising the perfect family is tough, but Ben (Viggo Mortensen) in Captain Fantastic seems to have it figured out. In an idyllic Washington State forest—filmed south of Seattle, at the foot of Mount Rainier—he raises his children on the land. Show More Summary
In the admirably anarchistic family saga Captain Fantastic, a father named Ben (Viggo Mortensen) makes a valiant stab at keeping his six children out of the clutches of our corporate-capitalist oligarchy and the mindless consumerism it promulgates. That’s why Ben and his wife have moved their brood to the forests ... More »
Delightfully odd, Captain Fantastic touches upon thought-provoking themes in an entertaining, touching and funny fashion, while it's effortlessly elevated by a captivating Viggo Mortensen.
After mostly taking a pause on Fourth of July weekend, specialty distributors appear to be kicking in with summer alternatives for the second weekend of the month. Bleecker Street is heading out with Sundance debut Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen. Show More Summary
There’s a moment early on in “Captain Fantastic” when Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), while driving his six kids around in a lovingly refurbished old school bus, catches one of his teenage daughters reading “Lolita.” For Ben, a fount of erudition and progressive thinking, this discovery is not cause for...
Viggo Mortensen attempts to raise a wolf pack of philosopher-kings in this indie about a father's efforts to keep his family outside mainstream society.