Review: ‘Arctic’ is a solid, and solitary, survival tale
The premise for "Arctic " is so simple it's almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive. It's also been done more than a few times in movies, so it's understandable if hearing that invokes a yawn. And yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or even a cute pet or inanimate object to help, director Joe Penna and star Mads Mikkelsen have made a riveting and precisely plotted film worthy of other greats in the genre.
Mads Mikkelsen walked out of Fantastic Four audition
Mads Mikkelsen walked out of his 'Fantastic Four' audition because it felt "wrong".
The 51-year-old Danish actor has a string of hit movies under his belt including 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Doctor Strange' and 2006 James Bond flick 'Casino Royale' in which he played villain Le Chiffre opposite Daniel Craig.
Forest Whitaker brings creepy intensity to ‘Star Wars’ spinoff
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has brought some new faces into the mix in what is billed as the first spinoff movie for a franchise that began in 1977 and is a welcomed but awkward break from the formula.
The most noticeable newbie is veteran actor Forest Whitaker, whose most recent science-fiction role was as Colonel Weber in “Arrival.” In his “Star Wars” outing, Whitaker plays Saw Gerrera, a leading member of the Onderon rebels.
An international ‘Rogue One’ cast for a new ‘Star Wars’ era
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Star Wars" has always had a wide variety of faces and languages in its films, but, besides a few outliers, the diversity was mainly limited to that of the various creatures inhabiting the planets. "The Force Awakens" cracked that seal a bit, but it's the spinoff film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" that really bursts through the arbitrary barrier with a large international cast, including Mexican actor Diego Luna, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, the British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed, Chinese stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, Australian Ben Mendelsohn, African-American actor Forest Whitaker and British actress Felicity Jones .
Disney teases 28 minutes of ‘Star Wars’ spinoff ‘Rogue One’
MARIN, Calif. (AP) — The secretive "Star Wars" spinoff movie "Rogue One" just got a little more tangible.
Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled 28 minutes of footage for reporters on Friday at Skywalker Ranch, teasing the origin story of the band of rebels who aim to steal the plans for the Death Star — the event that sets into motion the plot of the original 1977 "Star Wars."
Take 2: Caught In The ‘Doctor Strange’ Spell
Marvel enters a strange new world in the mind-blowing “Doctor Strange.” The fantasy is unlike anything Marvel Studios has done before. The 14th movie in its ever-expanding cinematic universe embraces the element of mysticism, showcasing the studio’s most ambitious special effects to date. The comic book film is Marvel’s best origin story since 2008’s “Iron Man.” Benedict Cumberbatch casts a spell as brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, the eventual Sorcerer Supreme. When...