the captive trailer

With the announcement of the Cannes 2014 lineup comes a great deal of information on new films from talented filmmakers. Among those is Atom Egoyan, whose latest film The Captive just got a first trailer. Ryan Reynolds stars as a father whose daughter is kidnapped while he quickly runs into a store to get a pie for dinner. The frightening occurrence is just the start of a long, intricate kidnapping plot that involves characters played by Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood.

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Lionsgate Will Release The Voices

The Voices is weird. Really weird, and violent, and even uncomfortable. The film features Ryan Reynolds as a mentally troubled guy who has a solid gig in a bathtub factory, and who finds himself acting out unconscious urges when he falls for a pretty girl at work. Those unconscious urges are often brought to the surface via pets owned by Reynolds’ character. See, the pets, a cat and a dog, talk to him, with the cat speaking in a rough Scottish brogue and the dog in a slow, gloppy and dopey drawl.

Marjane Satrapi, who directed Persepolis, made the film based on from a script by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2). Now Lionsgate has bought US distribution rights, and will put the film in theaters later this year, hopefully without cuts. Read More »

The Voices

After several attempts to go the modern leading man route toplining blockbusters, Ryan Reynolds makes a bold career choice with The Voices. He plays Jerry, a mentally ill man doing his best to live a healthy life. He likes his assembly line job, and asks out a beautiful girl. Things are looking up. Except for the fact he believes his cat and dog are speaking to him. What the cat says is not good, and not only because the pet spits vulgarities in a thick brogue.

Make no mistake. Marjane Satrapi, director of the stunning animated film Persepolis, has not made a version of Dr. Dolittle starring Ryan Reynolds. The Voices twists Jerry’s plight into dark shapes, resulting in a frequently disturbing, frequently hilarious and always surprising film. Read More »

Jack and Jill

It seems like every few months, there’s a new article about how movie stardom just isn’t what it used to be, and how even the biggest names can no longer guarantee a box office smash. Nevertheless, the world’s most popular actors continue to get paid a lot, and not all of them actually make those hefty paychecks worth it.

According to Forbes, the worst value in Hollywood right now is Adam Sandler, whose Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy tanked horribly. He’s followed closely by Katherine Heigl and Reese Witherspoon, and at more of a distance by his pal Kevin James. Find out who the next six are after the jump.

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deadpool game

Ryan Reynolds recently said the long gestating Deadpool movie took some “very small tiptoes forward.” Now, the film’s director has both elaborated on that and given fans another vote of confidence we’ll see the Merc With a Mouth sooner rather than later.

Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool and visual effects specialist who worked on multiple X-Men movies, said screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, G.I. Joe Retaliation) have turned in a brand new draft of the meta-superhero script and pretty much everything is ready to go. They’re just waiting on Fox to give the film a greenlight. Read his quote and more below. Read More »

Deadpool comic

Will we ever get to see Ryan Reynolds in a hard-R rated Deadpool movie? It’s a question fans have been asking literally for years. The script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick leaked online some time ago, and everyone involved is so proud of it, they subtly encourage fans to download, read and champion it. Even so, the film is far from a safe bet for 20th Century Fox, which owns the character. So even though a ton of directors have been attached – Tim Miller is the current one — the film seems to remain as far away from production as ever.

Or, maybe not. In a new interview,  Reynolds teased fans by saying, in recent weeks, the film has taken some “very, very small tiptoes forward.” What could that mean? Read the quotes and discuss below. Read More »

Austin Powers

Mike Myers has a documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, but what’s the latest on the Austin Powers series? Read his response below, along with a bunch of other sequel news including:

  • A sequel to Eli Roth‘s upcoming The Green Inferno is now in development. It’s called Beyond the Green Inferno.
  • Director  Zach Lipovsky explains how the Leprechaun film, Leprechaun: Origins, is a reboot and not a sequel.
  • Billy Bob Thornton isn’t sure when Bad Santa 2 is going to happen.
  • The main voice actors are set to return for The Croods 2.

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Would Russell Crowe do a Man of Steel prequel? Have the Guardians of the Galaxy villains been revealed? How do superheroes take selfies? Is a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series in the works? Which incarnation of Superman is the latest cast into plastic by Hot Toys? Which details about the Deadpool script did Ryan Reynolds reveal? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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