The idea of being buried alive is pretty terrifying in itself, but now, the advertising campaign for Buried is really making that nightmare feel real. It all started with the poster featuring Ryan Reynolds’ character, Paul Conroy, a guy who wakes up buried in a coffin 6 feet underground. Then we got the trailer, a video assumingly shot with a cell phone video camera detailing Paul’s captors’ demands in exchange for his freedom.
Now, Buried’s motion poster arrives at Yahoo! Movies. There really isn’t much to it, but that’s what’s so intriguing about the film overall; the whole thing takes place in the confines of Paul’s coffin. The image is cleverly presented using brief titles to lead your attention to the bottom of the page where poor buried Paul is revealed. The pathetic flicker of a Zippo lighter in a mass of blackness is just downright horrifying. This promo adds to the frustration that we’ll have to wait until September 24th to see if Paul finds a way out of this seemingly inescapable situation or, even worse, October 8th for all of you out of the limited release’s range.
View the poster here. It’s pretty creepy I think.
Thanks to Karli at PopSugar for sending us this cute clip of Ryan and Scarlett walking in NYC last night and having a small battle with their umbrella (May 18th)!
About a month ago we reported Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern costume was going to be almost entirely computer generated. According to a source on the film, “The suit Ryan wears on set is a grey tracking motion/performance capture suit with LED lights.” While it’s not the most exciting image, you can click on the above image to view in the gallery!
Credit to MTV for landing the image.
From May 12 – June 5, viewers can visit MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote to make winners of their favorite nominated films, movie moments and actors. Continuing its tradition for being one of the most shocking and atypical awards show on television, the 2010 MTV Movie Awards will feature three all-new and outrageous categories that include “GLOBAL SUPERSTAR,” “BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE” and “BIGGEST BADASS STAR.” For the first time EVER in “Movie Awards” history, voting will go international as fans worldwide will be able to vote for their favorite global stars in the “GLOBAL SUPERSTAR” category by visiting their local MTV websites.
Go vote for Ryan at the above link in the following categories!!
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
* Ben Stiller – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Twentieth Century Fox)
* Bradley Cooper – The Hangover (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
* Sandra Bullock – The Proposal (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
* Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Summit Entertainment)
* Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – The Runaways (Apparition)
* Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
* Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner – Valentine’s Day (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington – Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox)
* Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter – Obsessed (Screen Gems/Sony Pictures)
* Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds – X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Twentieth Century Fox)
* Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel – Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief (Twentieth Century Fox)
* Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong – Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang – Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox)
The first image of Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, the villain of Green Lantern, has leaked online. It is a prime example of why studios should try to keep a tight lid on movies like this. When the photo of Abin Sur’s crashed spaceship landed online, it was interesting, but doesn’t ruin anything. This photo from Sky Showbiz [via AICN] of Sarsgaard as Hammond does. Hammond is a weird-looking character in general so to have his first look without proper lighting, and context, (or perhaps even costume—unless Hammond is a mad genius who likes to dress casual). On the plus side, no one will be able to get a shot of Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern garb since the costume will be almost entirely CGI.
You can read more about the character HERE.
Lionsgate has just released a new teaser trailer for Buried and it’s a great one. You might have heard about Buried earlier this year during the Sundance Film Festival. That’s because the film was one of the most talked about during the festival due to some good word of mouth and its unique premise. If you haven’t heard it, it’s basically “Ryan Reynolds trapped in a underground coffin in Iraq for 90 minutes.” The teaser trailer does a great job of setting that premise up and making sure that you are left wanting more. In other words, it does exactly what a teaser trailer should do.
Buried opens in select theaters September 24th and nationwide October 8th
Richard (Jeff Daniels) is a middle-aged writer with one failed novel behind him, whose patient wife, Claire (Lisa Kudrow), has just driven him out to a winter retreat on the far reaches of Long Island, hoping the isolation will help him get over a severe case of writer’s block. The minute Claire steps out of the car, a character named “Captain Excellent” (Ryan Reynolds) magically appears—a superhero in a pseudo-Superman suit—sitting in the driver’s seat and eyeing the cowering Richard with the insolence of a know-it-all prig.
Right away you know that Paper Man is going to be one of those “Hey, what’s going on here?’ movies. “Captain E,” as Richard calls him, is not real, of course, he’s merely the loquacious figment of Richard’s imagination, and he represents the kind of cinematic quirkiness that some writers, directors and actors find irresistible, but many film audiences tend to shun. And for good reason: Onscreen quirky isn’t easy to pull off. However, the husband and wife co-writing and co-directing team of Kieran and Michele Mulroney seem unaware of that—for with Paper Man they’ve dived with gleeful abandon into the murky pond of quirk, to either sink or swim. Well, at least they don’t drown.
The script (developed while the Mulroneys were enrolled in the Sundance Institute’s writing and directing programs) reworks some familiar themes: mid-life crises, the need for love and human connection, the stultifying pain of grief, and the unpredictability of the creative drive run amuck. Sound heavy? Well, it might have been, had not the filmmakers woven these themes into an essentially lighthearted but oddball plot and rounded up some of our most appealing—and quirky—actors to bring it to life.
Once Claire returns to the city to tend to her demanding duties as a heart surgeon, Richard remains stymied, unable to even come up with a first line for his book—an epic about an extinct species of wild fowl. To fill the time, he becomes obsessed with a wildly upholstered couch (eventually moving it, the end tables and lamps outside his rented cottage), trades quips and philosophical musings with his lifelong imaginary pal Captain E, and rides his bike (kid-sized and pink) into town, where he encounters a forlorn local girl, Abby (Emma Stone), and asks her to babysit for him on Friday nights. Never mind that there is no baby; Abby stays anyway, to make soup and converse with her imaginary friend, Christopher (Kieran Culkin), until Richard comes home and they can begin to discover they are just two lost souls longing to connect. Somewhat surprisingly, considering his endangered marriage, it’s not a sexual connection Richard has in mind. He just needs a friend.
Read the entire review HERE
I’ve updated the gallery with high definition screencaps from the Paper Man trailer.. enjoy!
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Thanks to Popsugar for sending us this cute video of Lisa Kudrow talking about checking Ryan out each day in his skin tight costume for Paper Man!
I’ve updated the gallery with two high quality movie stills from ‘Paper Man’. Enjoy!
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