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IHEARTRADIO: ACTOR NATALIE SHAW + VIGGO MORTENSEN + AUTHOR WILLIE POLL

On the Saturday July 27, 2024 edition of The Richard Crouse Show we meet Natalie Shaw who stars as Cady Heron in the touring, musical production of the show that touches down in Toronto at The Royal Alexandra Theatre from July 30 – August 25, 2024.

You remember the story… Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Then, we’ll meet three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actor Viggo Mortensen. From his film debut in 1985’s “Witness” to the “Lord of the Rings” movies that made him a superstar to his more recent work, like the Oscar winning “Green Book,” he has been a constant, welcome presence on screens for 40 years. Joins me today as the writer, director, star, and composer of “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” a great new Western now available on all major platforms for Digital Purchase and Digital Rental.

Then, we’ll meet Willie Poll. She is the director of education for the Moose Hide Campaign, an organization focused on ending violence against women and children. But today we’re here to talk about her new book for children, “My Little Ogichidaa: An Indigenous Lullaby.”

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CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

I appear on “CTV News at 11:30” with anchor Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend, including the Apple TV+ series “Lady in the Lake” and the new Western starring Viggo Mortensen, “The Dead Don’t Hurt.”

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YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Fast reviews for busy people! Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to snap your fingers! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

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CTV NEWS ATLANTIC AT SIX: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND!

I join “CTV News Atlantic at Six” anchor Todd Battis to talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt” and the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea.”

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL WEEKEND REVIEWS FOR FRIDAY JULY 19, 2024!

I  join the CTV NewsChannel anchor Roger Peterson to talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

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RICHARD’S CP24 WEEKEND REVIEWS & VIEWING TIPS! FRIDAY JULY 19, 2024.

I joined CP24 Breakfast to have a look at new movies and television shows coming to theatres and streaming services.  Today we talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters” and the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt.”

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CKTB NIAGARA REGION: THE STEPH VIVIER SHOW WITH RICHARD CROUSE ON MOVIES!

I sit in with CKTB morning show host Steph Vivier to have a look at including the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

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CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres and streaming including the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

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THE DEAD DON’T HURT: 3 ½ STARS. “both nostalgic and innovative.”

SYNOPSIS:  Set on the western U.S. frontier in the 1860s, this story of star-crossed lovers sees the fiercely independent French-Canadian florist Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) begins a relationship with Danish immigrant and ex-soldier Holger Olsen (Viggo Mortensen). When their lives are up-ended by the Civil War, Vivienne must fend for herself in a rough-n-tumble Nevada town run by the corrupt Mayor Rudolph Schiller (Danny Huston) and his ruthless business partner Alfred Jeffries (Garret Dillahunt).

CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Vicky Krieps, Solly McLeod, Garret Dillahunt, Colin Morgan, Ray McKinnon, Luke Reilly, Atlas Green, Danny Huston. Written, directed, and produced by Viggo Mortensen.

REVIEW: “The Dead Don’t Hurt” is an old-fashioned Western with a modern twist. Told on a broken timeline, this story of frontier life looks very much like a classic horse opera, but places its focus on the immigrant experience and Vivienne’s rebellious streak, rather than on the cliches of the genre. There are shootouts, a saloon that could have been left over from the set of “Bonanza” and a “pig sticker” plays a climatic role, but Mortensen’s second feature as director has a different perspective on a traditional genre.

Mortensen is in fine form, but yields the bulk of camera time to Krieps’s luminescent performance. With Vivienne she up-ends the typical portrayal of women in Westerns. She shares a loving, playful relationship with Olsen, but her independent streak is the what drives the movie. The romance is at the heart of the film, but it is the unconventional portrayal of a woman in the wild west that makes the movie unique.

As a director Mortensen creates vivid, compelling moments that would not be out of place in a more tradition Western, but there are enough flourishes—medieval knight fantasy sequences, for example—and a somewhat ungainly time shifting structure of storytelling, that set the film apart from the John Ford standard.

“The Dead Don’t Hurt” is a reinvention, a reimagination, that is both nostalgic and innovative.