7 items from 2016
A few days after being honored at the Critics' Choice Awards, Ryan Reynolds had his acting career forever solidified in the form of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The ceremony took place on Thursday, and after being introduced by his Just Friends costar Anna Faris, the Deadpool actor revealed his cute support system for the big day: his wife, Blake Lively, and their two adorable children. Ryan profusely thanked Blake in his speech. "I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me," he said. "You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You've given me two of the most incredible children I've ever hoped to have. . . . You made me the father of my dreams when I thought I only had fun uncle potential." Afterward, the picture-perfect family »
- Quinn Keaney
Just Friends premiered back in 2005, but it's still considered somewhat of a holiday classic to this day. While it's not in the same vein as other festive movies we love to rewatch every year, like Love Actually, It's a Wonderful Life, or The Holiday, its humor (and cast) allows it to stand the test of time. In addition to Chris Brander being one of Ryan Reynolds's best roles, Anna Faris is also hilarious and brutal as singer Samantha James. But while the movie is amazing, the bloopers are truly on another level of funny. From Anna's physical comedy to Ryan struggling to deliver his lines without laughing, the film's gag reel will make you deliriously happy. Related:Ryan Reynolds's Sexiest Movie Roles »
- Caitlin Hacker
Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.
1. “Under the Sun” (available November 11)
Directed by Vitaly Manski, the documentary follows a year in the life of a family in Pyongyang, North Korea as their eight-year-old daughter, Zin-mi, prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the Day of the Shining Star.
2. “The Ivory Game” (available November 14)
Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary sheds a light on the seedy underbelly of elephant poaching in Africa and black market ivory trading in China.
3. “Just Friends” (available November 14)
On a lighter note, who »
- Liz Calvario
It’s been less than a year since production began on Danny Draven’s Patient Seven, and now a trailer and an official poster have been revealed for the anthology horror film.
Take a peek at the trailer and poster located at the bottom of this story. An exact release date has yet to be announced for Patient Seven, but we will inform our readers on further updates.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (August 3rd, 2016) – In October of 2015, genre distributor Terror Films announced that principal photography had begun on an Untitled Horror Anthology, now titled Patient Seven. The structure of the anthology includes a wrap-around, written by Barry Jay Stitch (The Chosen) and directed by horror veteran Danny Draven (Ghost Month, Reel Evil), which intertwines 7 award winning, short films by filmmakers from around the globe. The filmmakers include: Nicholas Peterson, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen, »
- Tamika Jones
Just in case acting doesn't work out, there are professional sports! While taking some off time from her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, Anna Faris decided to look into some other career options—just in case, you know, her successful acting career and radio job don't work out. The Just Friends actress shared a video on Instagram showing her trying out something new: professional wrestling. In the video, Faris and husband Chris Pratt receive help from professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Dave Bautista. Faris has to awkwardly bend over so that her Jurassic World-starring hubby can flip her over and raise her onto his shoulders. We're not insanely jealous, you are! Faris »
JC Spink and Chris Bender are dissolving their 18-year-old management-production company Benderspink, which has been involved in “The Hangover” trilogy, “We’re the Millers,” “A History of Violence” and “Zombeavers.”
The duo said the split is amicable in a statement issued Tuesday: “We started Benderspink in our late 20s almost 18 years ago. We could not be more proud of what we’ve achieved together and are excited for this next chapter in each of our lives.”
The statement did not elaborate on what they will do next.
Spink focused mostly on management while Bender focused on producing. The company was formed in 1998 after the two had worked as assistants at Zide-Perry Productions, where Bender received a co-producing credit on “American Pie.”
The duo, who met at Bucknell University, had a long-time first-look deal through New Line that launched in 2001. They delivered mid-budget titles such as “Horrible Bosses” and “The Butterfly Effect” franchises, »
- Dave McNary
At this point, a movie studio would have to torch its headquarters, donate its merchandising revenues to charity, and produce a seven-hour art film performed in Ukrainian sign language to do something that truly qualified as a subversive gesture. Until then, viewers should gladly submit to the gleefully self-skewering pleasures of “Deadpool,” a scabrously funny big-screen showcase for the snarkiest of Marvel’s comic-book creations — a disfigured and disreputable mercenary who likes to crack wise, bust heads and generally lay waste to the idea that he’s anyone’s hero. As a vehicle for the impudent comic stylings of Ryan Reynolds, this cheerfully demented origin story is many, many cuts above “Green Lantern,” and as a sly demolition job on the superhero movie, it sure as hell beats “Kick-Ass.” And given the resurgence of fanboy interest following a well-received trailer at last year’s Comic-Con (plus the benefit of Imax »
- Justin Chang
7 items from 2016
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