Buried

Lionsgate has released a new poster for the Ryan Reynolds one-man thriller Buried. You might remember that the independent film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, sparking a multi-studio bidding war.

The story follows a private contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive. He has 90 minutes of air left until he dies, and has access to only a phone and a lighter. The entire movie takes place in the coffin, with Ryan Reynolds providing the only on screen performance. I attended the film’s premiere at Sundance and was blown away (you can read my review here).

Anyone who reads the site knows how much I love minimalistic poster art, and the new Buried one-sheet is definitely Saul Bass-inspired. Check it out now, after the jump.

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Get Him to the Greek

A bunch of new movie posters have been released over the last week. One sheets include a quad poster for Get Him to the Greek, Megamind, international poster for Sex and the City 2, international posters for Predators, a motion poster for Buried, four new one-sheets for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Eat Pray Love.

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Official Teaser Trailer: Buried

Lionsgate has released the first teaser trailer for the Ryan Reynolds one-man thriller Buried. You might remember that the independent film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, sparking a multi-studio bidding war.

The story follows a private contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive. He has 90 minutes of air left until he dies, and has access to only a phone and a lighter. The entire movie takes place in the coffin, with Ryan Reynolds providing the only on screen performance. I attended the film’s premiere at Sundance and was blown away (you can read my review here).

The trailer is a cool tease of the concept, especially for anyone who hasn’t heard of the film thus far. I know I was heavily critical of Lionsgate’s marketing campaign for Kick-Ass, but this trailer and the previously released teaser poster show that the studio knows how to market horror/genre films. Hey, I’ve always been impressed by the posters for the Saw franchise. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Buried

We have a bunch of cool new movie posters today, including Lionsgate’s first teaser poster for Buried (one of my favorite movies of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), an international poster for Get Him To The Greek, four international character posters for The A-Team, and another cool international one-sheet for Toy Story 3. I really love the minimalism of the buried teaser poster, although I believe they should have done without the stupid website url and actually have included the title of the film. Check out all the posters now, after the jump.

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Buried Reshoots?

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Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Lionsgate is scheduling some “additional photography” for the Ryan Reynolds one-man thriller Buried. You might remember that the independent film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, sparking a multi-studio bidding war.

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buried

A bunch of new release dates were announced overnight, including the Ryan Reynolds one-man thriller Buried, the computer animated/live-action hybrid 3D film Smurfs, Jonah Hill‘s big screen adaptation of the television series 21 Jump Street, and Crash writer/director Paul Haggis‘ new film The Next Three Days. Details after the jump.

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edgeofdarknessposterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the art of the new Wall Street teaser, reflect on the business of indie cinema, and offer some of their favorite films and disappointments from Sundance 2010. Special guest Steve Weintraub (AKA Frosty) from Collider joins us this evening.

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buried

Lionsgate has made the first major purchase of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, winning a bidding war to acquire domestic distribution rights to Ryan Reynolds one-man thriller Buried.

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Sundance Movie Review: Buried

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I first learned of Buried after the spec screenplay appeared on the Black List, a listing of the top unproduced screenplays of the year. Written by Chris Sparling, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as a U.S. contractor working in Iraq who wakes up to find that he has been buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. The entire 94 minute feature takes place in the coffin, with no cutaways to the outside world. Aside from his phone, Reynolds is the only actor who appears on screen in the film.

As a former screenwriter, I’m a huge fan of minimalistic one-room thrillers — Hard Candy, Tape, The Killing Room, Frozen…etc. I’ve been looking forward to Buried since it was first announced, and tonight I finally got to screen the movie as part of Sundance’s Park City at Midnight category.

Buried is a cinematic achievement in almost every respect.

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Sundance Film Festival

Since I’m in Park City, a day before the 2010 Sundance Film Festival officially begins, I thought I’d do a round-up of the films I’m most looking forward to this year at the festival. Attending Sundance, you have to put a list together of the movies you want to see the most. Sometimes you’re lucky and you pick something that becomes the buzz of the fest — Super Size Me, Little Miss Sunshine, Rocket Science, or (500) Days of Summer. And sometimes your choices are just dead wrong, for example, last year The Informers was on the top of my must see list. But by the end of the fest, the film was my most hated movie of the year.

So these predictions are in now way definitive. They are very subjective, films that caught my interest. I usually stick to more narrative films (over documentaries) and often see more English language films. I have my little sub genres which I always feel drawn to, for instance, I usually love coming of age stories. And if they are set in the 1970’s or 1980’s, all the better. Minimalistic one-room thrillers also interest me.

This year doesn’t have many obvious breakout choices, but had a lot of solid looking films. If you’ve been actively reading the site over the last month, then you’ve probably checked out a bunch of the Sundance photo and trailer previews and you might recognize a bunch of these films. The following 18 selections are also in no particular order. Lets take a look at my choices for this year’s festival (and it might be fun to revisit this list at the conclusion of the festival, to see how right or wrong I was).

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