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Trailer Debut: R.I.P.D.

The trailer for R.I.P.D., Ryan Reynolds’ latest attempt at a franchise to call his own, has arrived online. Based on the Dark Horse comic Rest in Peace Department, it stars Ryan Reynolds as recently slain police officer Nick Walker. In the afterlife, he is recruited for the titular law enforcement agency, tasked with taking down undead criminals. He’s joined […]

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Safe House sequel in the works

Universal has recruited Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim to pen a sequel to his hit Ryan Reynolds/Denzel Washington thriller. According to Deadline, “it’s far from a sure thing,” but the hit-hungry studio is surely hoping the leads would want to return, even though (spoiler alert) one of them doesn’t survive to the closing credits. Did someone say, […]

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Ryan Reynolds in talks for Highlander reboot

Though rumours are swirling around the web that Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the upcoming Highlander remake, Indiewire insists the actor is merely engaging in “some talks” for the project. The pic is set to be helmed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), taking over from Justin Lin. Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is responsible for the […]

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The wild card – Safe House review

Safe House – Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Rated M. Originally published February 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Safe House arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and Quickflix Pay Per View in Australia June 7, 2012. Safe House has a lot of elements that – stirred together, and sugared to taste – could be expected to produce something of […]

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The wild card – Safe House review

Safe House – Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Safe House has a lot of elements that – stirred together, and sugared to taste – could be expected to produce something of fairly compelling quality. Reliable leads in Denzel Washington (employing his eternally popular […]

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Time for a switcheroo – The Change-Up review

The Change-Up – Starring Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Mann. Directed by David Dobkin. Rated MA. Originally published September 6, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. For a film called The Change-Up, this thing is pretty damn stale. Forget the fact this is a body swap comedy (a genre that went out fashion with shoulder pads and Ken Done sweaters, despite the efforts of Claudia Karvan/Guy […]

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Ron Howard to direct superhero flick 364

It looks like Ron Howard – who made his name on films Splash, Cocoon and Willow – may return to the world of fantasy in his new picture. According to Deadline, Howard is attached to direct a new pitch from screenwriter David Guggenheim entitled 364. You’ll note that the title is the number of days in […]

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Time for a switcheroo – The Change-Up review

The Change-Up – Starring Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Mann. Directed by David Dobkin. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. For a film called The Change-Up, this thing is pretty damn stale. Forget the fact this is a body swap comedy (a genre that went out fashion with shoulder pads and Ken Done sweaters, despite […]

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It ain’t easy – Green Lantern review

Green Lantern – Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Martin Campbell. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Thank goodness emerald green is such a pleasant colour to look at. Had our hero been called the Sinopia Sunlight or the Rusty Blowtorch, then we would have been forced to endure this terrible screenplay […]

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Green Lantern almost starred Jack Black; featured Elmo sex scene

Martin Campbell‘s adaptation of the DC comic hero Green Lantern arrives in US cinemas this weekend (it doesn’t land in Australia until August). Warner Bros has long tried to bring the cosmic superhero to the big screen, with a number of iterations crumbling before Ryan Reynolds scored the role of Hal Jordan, space cop.  GQ […]

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Trailer Debut (#2): The Green Lantern

A second feature trailer for The Green Lantern has arrived (in brightest day), combining elements from the first teaser, the extended Wonder-Con clip, and some brand new footage of a villainous, giant-headed Peter Sarsgaard. Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a fighter pilot who is recruited to be the first human Green Lantern by an […]

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Trailer Debut: The Change-Up

The high-concept body-swap comedy is as old as time itself. The latest stars to undergo the cosmic transformation are Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in the bawdy new comedy The Change-Up. You can probably guess the plot, but for tradition’s sake: Reynolds stars as single lady-killer Mitch and Bateman as exhausted family man Dave. After […]

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Four minutes of Green Lantern debuts online

A bunch of new footage from Martin Campbell‘s upcoming superhero flick Green Lantern debuted at Wondercon over the weekend, and Warner Bros have uploaded half of it online for the rest of us to enjoy. The footage primarily focuses on the DC property’s more fantastical elements, particularly the army of alien Green Lanterns on the […]

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Trailer Debut: The Green Lantern

Warner Bros has released the first official trailer for Martin Campbell’s upcoming superhero flick The Green Lantern (or, Linterna Verde, as its Spanish subtitle indicates). Linterna Verde stars Ryan Reynolds as test pilot Hal Jordan/intergalactic cop The Green Lantern. It also features Blake Lively as love interest Carol Ferris., Mark Strong as the (surprise surprise) […]

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Flick in a box – Buried review

Buried – Starring Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Rodrigo Cortés. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried achieves the rare feat of being both deliriously enjoyable and relentlessly unpleasant. The film – a furious fusion of Phone Booth, Wait Until Dark, 1408 and Cube – is a ninety-minute test of endurance. This claustrophobic thriller has […]

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The Green Lantern character posters debut

Warner Bros have unveiled a batch of teaser posters for Martin Campbell‘s upcoming comic book adaptation The Green Lantern, featuring the main characters in all their half-faced glory. Fans of the comic will recognise the phrase “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight” as the beginning of the Lantern’s oath […]

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Robert Rodriguez to direct Deadpool?

Robert Rodriguez has reportedly been offered the opportunity to direct the X-Men spin-off Deadpool for Fox Studios. (UPDATE: Seems the story got a little out of hand. According to the LA Times Blog, Fox merely sent Rodriguez the script. Perhaps this is indication of a future offer.)Previously: The project has been in active development since […]

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The Green Lantern’s suit to be computer generated?

Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm has a massive scoop regarding Martin Campbell‘s upcoming take on the legendary comic hero The Green Lantern. According to Sciretta’s sources, star Ryan Reynolds will not actually don the famous green suit during the production of the film – it will instead be created through CG. Reynolds – starring as […]

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Bateman and Reynolds get freaky in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds have signed on to star in the latest film from The Hangover scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, entitled The Change-Up. According to EW, the flick is a Freaky Friday-esque bodyswap comedy, in which two friends who accidentally wind up in one another’s person. Hmm, I should have rephrased that. […]

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Ryan Reynolds goes underground in Buried

source: traileraddict.com One of the more exciting films to debut at Sundance this year is the Ryan Reynolds‘ thriller Buried, directed by Spaniard Rodrigo Cortes. Reynolds stars as a U.S. contractor in Iraq who is taken hostage and buried alive in a coffin, armed with only a knife, a torch, and a mobile phone. The […]

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Peter Sarsgaard in to play Green Lantern villain?

source: heatvisionblog.com Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to play the villain in Warner Bros upcoming superhero flick The Green Lantern. Ryan Reynolds is set to play Hal Jordan, the test pilot who happens upon a powerful ring enabling him to join the intergalactic police force known as The Green Lanterns. Sarsgaard is considering the role […]

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Blake Lively cast in The Green Lantern

source: thr.com Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has been cast opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming adaptation of the DC comic The Green Lantern. The 22-year-old Lively beat Keri Russell and Jennifer Garner to the role of Carol Ferris, an aerospace company exec who hires test pilot Hal Jordan (Reynolds). Unbeknownst to her, Jordan is […]

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Betty White: Oscar contender?

source: awardsdaily.com Each year we take great delight in evaluating the various For Your Consideration Oscar ads released by studios. They often range from the deserving to the absolutely incredulous. This one falls into the latter category. Click the pic for a higher resolution image. Disney are pushing Betty White for a Best Supporting Actress […]

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Ryan Reynolds to star as Green Lantern

source: thr.com Everyone’s favourite Pizza Place owner Ryan Reynolds is set to don the power ring and star as The Green Lantern in an upcoming Sydney-based production. Reynolds beat Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto to the role. Casino Royale director Martin Campbell will helm the Warner Bros production. It will be the first […]

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Wolverine sequel; Deadpool spin-off in development

source: variety.com You don’t sneeze at an $87 million opening weekend and you certainly don’t sneeze at the possibility of THREE $87 million opening weekends. Hugh Jackman has announced that he and producing-partner John Palermo are working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jackman will return to star as Logan/Wolverine; the role that made […]

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Deadpool, Gambit AND CYCLOPS (!) in new Wolverine trailer!

source: traileraddict.com We make no apologies for posting three Wolverine articles in three days. The third aforementioned TV spot entitled “Legends” has debuted online, with footage to really get excited about. http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/8922 Was that really Cyclops in that trailer? Why haven’t we heard about this earlier?! I mean, it was confirmed back in May 2008, […]

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