5 items from 2015
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Ella Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar, Sam Spruell, Valerie Koch, Paul Brightwell, Alessa Kordeck | Written by Michael R. Perry | Directed by Marjane Satrapi
In the smallest of small towns, Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is the enthusiastic, socially awkward newbie in the packing division of a bathroom manufacture. Behind this innocent facade lurks a dormant, damaged mind waiting for a spark.
Work brings Jerry in contact with the office hottie – Fiona (Gemma Arterton). However, she’s evidently way out of his league. A point he discusses at home with his talking pets: the loyal dog Bosco and angry, scottish cat Mr Whiskers. This is a brilliant, underhand way to introduce Jerry’s illness. Reynolds plays it straight to get the most comic effect out of: Bosco, who always tries to convince Jerry he can be a good man; and Mr Whiskers »
- Stuart Wright
The Voices (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Marjane Satrapi and starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Ella Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar, Sam Spruell, Valerie Koch and Gulliver McGrath If popular entertainment is an accurate gauge of the moment’s cultural zeitgeist, 2015 must [...]
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- Victor Stiff
There’s dark comedy, and then there’s “The Voices.” Marjane Satrapi’s fourth directorial outing blurs the line between fantasy and reality to create a sympathetic psychopath. Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is just an average joe working in a bathtub factory. Lonely but charming, he seems just socially awkward enough with his crush on out-of-his-league co-worker Fiona (Gemma Arterton) and genial relationship with this psychiatrist. But with Jerry’s roommates being his benevolent talking dog and murderously evil talking cat, it quickly becomes apparent that things are not what they appear. I spoke with Marjane Satrapi about bringing this twisted tale to life. Hitfix: What was it about this script that made you think, “ want to make a dark comedy about an accidental serial killer who talks to his pets”? Marjane Satrapi: Well, you have this script that you can’t give any movie references [when talking about it]. You can’t say, »
- Donna Dickens
SundanceTV’s Babylon has been one of the best new series that 2015 has given us so far, and we’re not surprised (I mean, the show does come from Danny Boyle after all). The dynamic between Commissioner Miller (James Nesbitt) and Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) has been incredibly interesting to watch, as the two of them continue to go back and forth with their differing opinions. However, that won’t be the case in this Thursday’s episode of Babylon, when Miller decides to give Liz and her new ideas his full backing, a decision that certainly troubles Finn (Bertie Carvel), as it leaves him worrying about his future. In this exclusive clip from Thursday’s all-new episode, Liz announces that Metwork is a go, news that Mia (Ella Smith) responds to quite enthusiastically, while Finn couldn’t be less happy. “We need to discuss sponsorship opportunities,” Liz tells them both. »
- Chris King
A likable factory worker gets lead down a fantastical, murderous path in the first trailer for The Voices. Ryan Reynolds leads an all-star cast including Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton, and Jacki Weaver in this indie thriller from director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year. As you can see in this first footage, Ryan Reynolds takes on a bizarre role unlike any in his career thus far.
Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a seemingly normal man trying to succeed in his new job at the Milton Bathtub Factory. He lives in a normal apartment-the type you would expect from a young bachelor-with his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers. Yet something seems off. As the new guy at work, Jerry is asked to help plan the company picnic, and he meets Fiona, an attractive English girl from accounting. Jerry immediately takes a liking to Fiona »
5 items from 2015
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