First I have to apologize for my absence. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written here and for that I apologize.
My ‘day job’, which is a job that actually pays me to write, in actual cash that allows me to buy things for my family, has become a bit more consuming of my time lately. I’ve been struggling with my lack of being able to balance my job, my blog, my volunteering and basically my life, so certain things have fallen by the wayside.
I know I haven’t written here in over a month and to be honest, I miss it. I miss the freedom of being able to write what I want to write and when, without constriction, so I know I need to make that a priority going forward. I may not be able to post up multiple items in one day, and I may only get 2 posts up a week, but I’m going to really make an effort to not neglect this little space I worked so hard to build.
Of course the one thing that could bring me back is Viggo Mortensen. I have a deep love for Mortensen, and unlike many of you, it wasn’t his long, flowing locks as Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy that made me fall in love with him. It was somewhere around the time his character Tom Stall, from the David Cronenberg movie A History of Violence, had the hottest, angriest sex with Maria Bello’s character on the stairs of her home, after she discovered he wasn’t who she thought he was all along, that I fell hard for Viggo.
Then came another Cronenberg movie – Eastern Promises – where Mortensen plays the driver/enforcer for a very important Russian mob family in London. Too much plot to detail here, but I tell you, this movie is amazing and Viggo is amazing in it. I ‘met’ him once when I was working the press line with my friend Racheal at The Genie Awards, and I fell even more in love with him.
Which all leads me to why I’m back! I feel like I’m rambling a bit, but it’s been a while.
Mortensen has a new movie coming out called Captain Fantastic and from the trailer I can already tell he’s going to make me love him even more. Mortensen plays Ben who, along with his wife, raise their six children completely off the grid in the Pacific Northwest. Ben’s wife ends up dying and he and his children have to learn to survive and thrive in the modern world, along with his wife’s father (played by the amazing Frank Langella) who hates Ben and basically blames him for his daughter’s death.
I love a good action movie that involves a ton of CGI and super hero’s and Matt Damon, but there’s something to be said for a sweet story of love and family that simply showcases stunning performances.
Captain Fantastic debuted at Sundance to rave reviews, and I can’t wait to see it. Watch the trailer here.