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Ryan Reynolds: from buff buffoon to Hollywood heavyweight

A poker pro in Mississippi Grind and Deadpool‘s saucy superhero are the next roles taking Reynolds interstellar like Matthew McConaughey. Meet the man whose effortless charm comes with a very un-starry dose of vulnerability

When Ryan Reynolds was young, he wanted to be Don Knotts. Knotts, for those not in the know, was a boggle-eyed American TV star in the 1960s, best-known for slapstick on The Andy Griffith Show and playing an accountant who turns into a fish in the film The Incredible Mr Limpet.“I wanted to be the zany neighbour on a sitcom,” says Reynolds. “My expectations were on the floor. I thought I would go down to La and do improv comedy and maybe do a couple of acting jobs on the side. Fail miserably and then go back to school.”

Some of that happened. Reynolds travelled from Vancouver to La. He did a sitcom (Two Guys,
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Monsters University

Monsters University

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Cast: (voices of) Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Nathan Fillion, Helen Mirren

Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Rating: G

Release Date: June 21, 2013

Plot: A prequel to Monsters, Inc., it’s college and the gang attends Monsters University. Mike (Crystal) and Sully (Goodman) haven’t become friends yet, and they are forced to work together to make it in scare school.

Who’S It For? Pixar, college and G-rated fans … Yes, once again Disney has attempted to cover all bases.

Overall

A Pixar sequel brings two different thoughts to mind. 1) Oh yeah! Another Toy Story? This is going to be amazing. 2) Oh god, another Cars movie? What a lame cash grab, I thought Pixar cared more than that. Thankfully, with Monsters University we’re in the first category. This film is easy, breezy family entertainment.

Sure, I have a complaint. In Monsters, Inc. Mike says to Sully,
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Alt.TV – 14/7/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Grosse Pointe Blank (Sky Movies Indie)

Black comedy about a hitman who returns to his hometown to carry out a murder and arrives just in time for his high-school reunion. There he encounters the girl he stood up at the senior prom ten years earlier and, while trying to make amends, faces the problem of explaining where he has been and his current choice of profession. To make matters worse, two FBI heavies and a rival hitman are hot on his trail.

9.00pm Big Monster on Campus (Horror Channel)

In return for a chance to join the high school’s social elite, nerd Frank Stein resurrects a fellow pupil by providing him with a new brain. But unbeknownst to the kids,
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Alt.TV – 28/2/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

Apologies for yet another interuption to our regular Alt.TV programming, Glasgow FrightFest beckoned and I had to answer the call. Anyway back to (ab)normal programming:

8.00pm Friday the 13th: The Series (Zone Horror)

An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm. Season One, episode 19.

9.00pm Beauty and the Beast (Sci-Fi Channel)

A princess sets out to protect a fearsome but kindly monster when the people of her village become convinced he is responsible for a string of brutal murders.
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