Blake Lively presented an award to Ryan for ‘Most Anticipated Movie’ for their upcoming movie, Green Lantern at the 2010 ‘Spike TV Scream Awards’. Enjoy the photos in the gallery!
APPEARANCES/EVENTS > 2010 > Spike TV’s “Scream 2010″ – 10/16/10
Why has “Buried” been buried?That’s the question on the minds of many fans and critics this week as one of the most anticipated and highly praised thrillers of the year — it has an 86 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes — has pretty much been covered in dirt.
Locally, the film opened in a whopping one theater on Friday (the AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights).
The studio behind the film, Lionsgate, elected not to screen it for area critics. Even the low-budget “Hatchet II” received better treatment.
“Buried,” the story of a man who wakes in a coffin and spends most of the movie trying to get out of it, stars Ryan Reynolds.
The last wide-release film starring Reynolds was “The Proposal.” It earned $163 million. His next film is 2011’s expected blockbuster “Green Lantern.”
You would think those facts alone would get “Buried” into more theaters.
But such are the mystifying moves of Hollywood.
It’s not that unusual these days for a movie featuring a well-known star to get little or no theatrical release before going to DVD. Pre-release DVD copies of the little-seen “Leaves of Grass,” starring Edward Norton, were sent out last week, for example.
And it costs a fortune — mainly in advertising — to wide-release a film. So studios have to act judiciously.
But for a film with this high-profile a star and such glowing reviews to barely open is mind-boggling.
Yes, it sounds a bit out of the ordinary and maybe it should have been handled as an art-house film all along.
But it probably shouldn’t have been buried.
In “Buried,” the recent Lionsgate release helmed by Rodrigo Cortes, Ryan Reynolds plays a U. S. contractor in Iraq who wakes up six feet underground, entombed in a ransom attempt after his truck convoy is attacked. With only a lighter and a cell phone for illumination and communication, he spends the next 90 minutes squirming inside his claustrophobic confines, desperately trying to inform the outside world of his predicament and whereabouts.
With not even a flashback in the script to take the story outside the dark box, and no freedom to use anything other than close-ups and tight angles, Grau had his work cut out for him.
“We thought we were going to run out of tricks,” he said, “but we kept coming up with new ideas of how to change things and make it interesting.”
In fact, the crew constructed four different coffins with removable walls on a soundstage in Barcelona — each one designed to allow specific shots. But to ensure that everything looked authentic, they were built small. “The coffin is the size it looks,” said Grau, “but you’d be surprised how much space you can find to put a camera — or even a two-camera team — in a meter and a half.”
Grau and his co-camera operator, Pau Esteve, worked “very close” to each other. “He would be shooting Ryan’s eye, I’d be shooting his whole face, in different positions. Both of us would wiggle around in that tiny space.”
While the original intent was to shoot digitally, Grau ended up using 35mm film and Moviecam Compact cameras. “Digital would have been cheaper, but we discovered that it was also going to be more difficult, and wasn’t going to look as good. Film was an artistic decision,” said Grau, who was helped by Kodak and Deluxe.
Grau relieved the monotony of the darkness inside the coffin by alternating between different light sources: the cigarette lighter casts a warm, flickering glow, the cell phone a cool blue radiance. Reynolds uses one, then the other as he struggles, twists and turns, creating varying patterns of light and shadow.
Grau credits Reynolds with an exceptional physical and emotional performance over the course of the 18-day shoot in August 2009. “It was very intense for him,” he said. “Lying in a coffin every day, he ended up full of bruises, splinters, sand on his face and an aching back.
Read the entire article at VARIETY.
Ryan Reynolds delivers an intense performance in one of the most suspenseful films of the year, Buried, playing a U.S. truck driver in Iraq who finds himself trapped inside a coffin with only a cell phone and a lighter.
The 33-year-old actor told Parade.com that filming didn’t just take a physical toll on him, but an emotional one, too. Plus, what fans can expect from his next role in The Green Lantern.
He’s a changed man.
“I definitely felt like I emerged from the box as a different person than the one that went in. For all of the difficulties and the challenges in shooting a movie as different as this, it was a great experience. Anything at the time that I thought was insurmountable or incredibly difficult, the scars and things, are just spoils of war.”
He walked away with scraps, bruises and even a small bald patch.
“All of the physical injuries are like souvenirs. But the emotional stuff is harder. When you’re spending 17 straight days in a heightened state of anxiety and panic, it’s not very good for your nervous system, so you walk away pretty jittery. I definitely struggled with a lot of insomnia when I was working on this film and that was something that was new to me.”
How did he unwind after the grueling film schedule?
“There’s not a lot of ways to unwind properly after a film like this. I never take traditional vacations, usually; I try to turn my vacations into The Amazing Race. So I had planned your standard kind of lay down on a beach somewhere and try to not do anything but maybe read a book, and that didn’t work out so well because what I didn’t think of in advance would be that I would be lying on sand yet again. So I did actually go to the place I was supposed to be vacationing at and I stayed for six hours and then just went home.”
Read the entire article at PARADE.COM!
I’ve updated the gallery with scans of ‘Total’ Film magazine from October, 2010. The first set is about the making of ‘Buried’. The second set is Total Film Comic Book Movie preview.. click the images to view in the gallery.. enjoy!
MAGAZINE SCANS > Magazine Scans  > Total Film – October 2010
MAGAZINE SCANS > Magazine Scans  > Total Film (Comic Book Movie Preview) – October 2010
Ryan Reynolds decided to stop by Jimmy Kimmel’s office, where he was given the task of firing one of the Jimmy Kimmel Live staff members!
Jimmy thought it would brighten the staffer’s day a little since she is a big fan of Ryan’s and it would hopefully make the situation better. Check out what happens below!
source: Just Jared
I’ve updated the gallery with a high quality scan of Ryan in the October, 2010 issue of GQ magazine! Click on the below image to view in the gallery!
Ryan Reynolds has said that he is willing to continue appearing in two competing superhero movie franchises.
Reynolds starred in Marvel Comics’s 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is currently filming a big screen adaptation of DC Comics’s Green Lantern.
He told The AP that while he does not feel proprietary over either franchise at this point, he would enjoy reprising his X-Men Origins: Wolverine character Deadpool for a film in the future.
“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. I don’t have two superhero franchises,” he said. “If the pieces fit together [for a Deadpool movie] in the right way, then I’m there.”
Reynolds continued: “It’s certainly something I’m passionate about, because I’ve known it for so long, and I know the mythology so well. It’s a great character. He’s a true anti-hero, and that’s why I like him.”
The actor added that he hopes the upcoming Green Lantern movie will strike a balance between humour and intense action.
“It’s a real classic kind of guy. It’s the guy who can throw a punch, kiss the girl and tell a joke. That’s something I’d love to see on screen again, and I hoped it’s embraced for that kind of spirit,” he said.
“You can’t be intermittently clenching your jaw muscles in place of emotion. You’ve got to be having a little fun with it too.”
Green Lantern will premiere in US cinemas in 2011.
Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper will soon share more than rugged good looks. They’ll split top billing on a buddy movie that’s being described as an edgier, R-rated version of the Lethal Weapon series.
The actors, both strong candidates for the title of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, will play cops in the as-yet-untitled action-comedy, in which they recruit their fathers – former police officers themselves – to crack a case, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Both leading men have been exploring the action side of Hollywood lately, with Cooper, 35, recently starring in The A-Team and Reynolds, 33, playing the title role in the upcoming superhero picture Green Lantern.
Thanks To my friend at Drew Fuller Fan for donating scans of Ryan in the August 21st, issue of Entertainment Weekly. Click on the below images or link to view in the gallery!
MAGAZINE SCANS > Magazine Scans  > Entertainment Weekly – 8/21/10