Netflix News: Ryan Reynolds to star in ‘Six Underground’ directed by Michael Bay

Press release – Skydance Media announced today they will partner with Netflix to co-produce and release their upcoming original feature film Six Underground directed by Michael Bay (Transformers) and starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool). The action film is based on an original idea from writers and executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for their irreverent work on Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce Six Underground along with Bay.

Bay, best known for high-concept action films is one of the most commercially successful filmmakers. Reynolds’ latest film, Deadpool 2 is coming off a blockbuster opening weekend and Deadpool is the highest-grossing R-rated movie in box office history.

The film, produced by Skydance Media and Netflix, is targeting a summer start of production for worldwide release in 2019 on Netflix.

This marks the first collaboration between Skydance Media and Netflix for an event level feature film and the first Netflix project for both Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds.

Skydance has a long-standing relationship with Netflix in television where they produce the critically acclaimed and Emmy Nominated series “Grace and Frankie” and earlier this year launched the high-concept, strong IP based sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” on the platform.

 

Smart Ass, meet Bad Ass…the new ‘Deadpool 2’ trailer is here!

Deadpool gets the premium Cable package in this new teaser video and we have it for you below!

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

The UNTITLED DEADPOOL SEQUEL hits theaters everywhere on May 18, 2018!

Witness the restricted trailer for ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson

Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment have released the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard and we have it for you below!

The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. 

The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18.

Review: ‘I.T.’ sees Pierce Brosnon fight firewall with firewall.

i-t-posterIn a world where our entire life exists online, we are constantly in danger of being hacked. Think about it. We bank online, send photos, texts, emails, shop, pay bills, you can now lock and unlock your front door via an app. We take our security for granted. The recent yahoo hack should prove another warning to folks to check privacy settings, though no matter what we do, that vulnerability may never go away. In the new film, I.T., Pierce Brosnan plays a man whose life couldn’t be better, until one man decides he has too much. it_pr-still_06479Mike Regan is about to launch “the Uber for private jets” in a new app roll out. When his company hires new tech Ed, who seems to have all the quick fixes, Mike invites him inside his home to tweak the glitches in his smart home. Unable to understand social cues after a short period of time, Ed becomes obsessed with taking Mike down notch by notch. Nothing is off-limits. Ed put Mike’s business, reputation, and family in harm’s way. His actions prove detrimental, but Mike will not allow his entire life to be destroyed. He has to fight firewall with firewall.it_pr-still_01312
Brosnan is a solid is ever. His commanding presence is never in question and there are some great moments in this thriller in which I believe his former role as 007 give him a more natural physical step. With solid performances from Anna Friel as wife Rose, Stefanie Scott as his daughter, and Michael Nyquist as specialist Henrik, the film’s pace is quick and intense. The real star of this film is hands down our villain played by James Frenchville. His ability to change emotional direction on a dime is something akin to Ryan Reynolds performance in The Voices, combined with the creepiness of Robert Di Nero in Cape Fear. it_02844I.T. will do nothing less than make you rethink the devices in your hand and how you use them. In a present day where a foreign country is hacking a major political party in real life, that’s awful enough. Perhaps, though, we should be more afraid of the troll in a basement with nothing better to do than destroy others.
I.T. is in theaters today as well as on VOD.

TITLE:  I.T.
THEATRICAL AND VOD RELEASE DATE:  September 23, 2016
DIRECTOR:  John Moore
WRITER:  Dan Kay, William Wisher
CAST: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville,  Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Austin Swift
SYNOPSIS:  Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home.”  But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business,and his life.  In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.
GENRE: Thriller
DISTRIBUTOR:  RLJ Entertainment

 

Review: ‘Deadpool’

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Actor Ryan Reynolds has been passionate about bringing Marvel icon Deadpool to the big screen ever since his failed portrayal as Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and, after much demand, Reynolds got his wish. The actor, along with director Tim Miller, have created one of the most faithful adaptations of a comic book hero ever to grace the silver screen. Get your chimichanga’s ready cause the “Merc with the Mouth” is about to blow your mind.

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Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary who spends most of his time extorting bad people and hanging out with Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), a call girl and the love of his life. After finding out he’s been diagnosed with cancer, Wade consents to a top secret program run by Ajax (Ed Skein), a deranged scientist who uses torture to unearth the dormant mutant gene in his human subjects, a gene in which he hopes to cure Wade’s cancer and turn him into a super soldier. The experiment ultimately leave Wilson with accelerated healing powers, but also leaves him badly scarred in the process. In an attempt to right the wrong that has been done to him, Wilson becomes the anti-hero known as Deadpool and unleashes his brand of justice on all of those associated with the program. When Ajax makes things even more personal and goes after Vanessa, Deadpool enlists the help of his best friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) and X-Men Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) to rescue Vanessa and hurt a lot of people…really, really bad.

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Deadpool is a labor of love and you can tell that everyone involved truly gave everything they have to make this a near perfect action comedy. Director Tim Miller sits back and manages the filming and trusts his actors to bring out the absolute best in their characters. Ryan Reynolds is absolutely superb as the titular character. Reynolds quick delivery and dry sense of humor make him perfect for the role and he delivers a portrayal of Deadpool that fans will embrace with roaring applause. The supporting cast of T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skein, Brianna Hildebrand and others are each rather enjoyable, but let’s be honest here, this is Reynolds’ movie and the film lives and dies with his performance.

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Overall, Deadpool is not a film for everyone, especially not for children! The language and violence and graphic nudity will make it a hard sell for some as well, but the film is an absolute blast and one that will entertain those who are not easily offended. I can honestly say, as a Deadpool comic fan, that this is the film fans have been waiting for and they won’t be disappointed.

Stars:

4 1/2 out of 5

After credit scene?

Yes! 2 of them, so stay thru the credits til the lights come up!

Trailer:

Deadpool Wishes You a Merry Christmas with a Brand New Trailer! *NSFW*

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20th Century Fox has released the brand new trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie and we have it for you below!

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The movie also stars Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand and is directed by Tim Miller

Deadpool opens in theaters February 12, 2016

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Review: Sundance Film Festival Selection ‘Mississippi Grind’ starring Ben Mendelsohn & Ryan Reynolds

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Disguised as a buddy, road movie, Mississippi Grind is an intense and intimate story of addiction that reveals the gritty details of a lifetime gambler when he’s paired up with one that’s just beginning. Ben Mendelsohn melts into this fantastic role and he really tears your heart out.

Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) likes to play poker and he’s been on a bit of a losing streak. His luck changes when he’s around the hard-to-read Curtis (Ryan Reynolds). The two embark on a road trip from Iowa to New Orleans and as you may have guessed, learn more about themselves and each other. It could have been cliche and terrible, but all the talent involved from the writing to the directing to the acting, make it a solid movie about another side of addiction, the one that doesn’t destroy you, but those around you.

Yes, I’m a fan of Ryan Reynolds. He may have caught my eye in Van Wilder, but it’s Just Friends that really sealed it. Oh, and he’s actually a great actor. Yeah, he sucked as Green Lantern, but he’s been great in Chaos Theory, Buried and the yet-for-me-to-see Voices (which Liz is still raving about). As Curtis, he’s disheveled yet charming, but not the over-the-top charming that reared it’s ugly head in The Change Up or The Proposal.

Ben Mendelsohn, is the new (dare I say) Gary Oldman. He can do (and does) everything and you’ve probably seen him so many times and you didn’t even know it. Here are a few of my favorite roles:

Summary:

Trespass with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman – watch in on Netflix
A thief who’s plans to rob a family man totally backfire.

Summary:

The Dark Knight Rises
The smarmy guy trying to control Bain.

Summary:

Starred Up – watch on Amazon
A father in prison who thinks what’s best for his son is to toughen him up. p.s. Even though it’s in English, I highly recommend turning on the captions.

My favorite part about this movie is that I didn’t know if I should root for them or not. The characters are so incredibly developed and presented, that you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s the exact type of movie that’s the bread and butter of great actors, but unfortunately, it’s not the type of movie that appeals to a wide audience. Those who seek it out, however, will be treated to an emotionally layered thinkpiece.

Now available on DirecTV, at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York today and October 5th in Los Angeles. It comes to Bluray/DVD December 1st, but I bet you’ll be able to buy it digitally the week or so before.

The NSFW ‘Deadpool’ Trailer Has Arrived!!

deadpool2120th Century Fox has debuted the NSFW trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie and we have it for you below!

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016

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‘Deadpool’ Trailer is Being Released When?!

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We now know when the first red band trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie will be released to the public! TBS has listed Ryan Reynolds as a guest on “Conan” this Tuesday with the explanation:

“Ryan Reynolds debuts the new redband trailer for ‘Deadpool.’ We’re filling up his dressing room with chimichangas in anticipation.”

Now I’m sure the actual Red Band will not be shown on the late night show as, for those of us who saw it at San Diego Comic Con can attest to, it’s quite vulgar. A Green Band version of the trailer will also be hitting theaters with Fantastic Four on August 7th so I would expect that one to be shown on TV and the red band to debut online afterwards.

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016

New ‘Deadpool’ Photos Released!

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20th Century Fox has released three new Deadpool photos in this months Empire magazine and we have them for you below!

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Along with Ryan Reynolds, the film also stars T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax. Tim Miller is directing the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.

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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Deadpool’s Suit for the Upcoming Movie

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Ryan Reynolds has revealed the full suit from the upcoming Deadpool movie via his twitter page. You can check out the suit below!

The official synopsis of the film has also been revealed:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Ryan Reynolds will star as Deadpool along with Ed Skrein, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, and Morena Baccarin as Copycat.

Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.

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Liz’s Review: I hear ‘THE VOICES’ , and I like it

1214378Poster_r2.pdfAs a child I watched Tom & Jerry cartoons. Cat chases mouse, and on rare occasions, Tom would be presented with a small angel on one should and a small devil on the other, telling him to do things. In Marjane Satrapi‘s new horror comedy, THE VOICES, a man life is being controlled by good and evil. Though it’s not an angel and a devil but ironically, a cat and a dog.

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6 New Movies From Ryan Reynolds This Year – First Up ‘The Voices’

The Voices (2)Yes, I’m a Ryan Reynolds fan. I actually get a lot of flack about that from my buddies on The Reel Big Show. He’s not just a pretty face though. He has been very busy in the past few years and now six of his movies are slated for release this year. Mississippi Grind, co-starring the magnificent Ben Mendleson has been picked up by A24 at Sundance, The Voices, co-starring Anna Kendrick comes the theaters/VOD Friday (Liz’s review coming soon) and The Captive comes to Bluray/DVD/VOD March 3rd. Woman In Gold starring Helen Mirren comes out April 3rd, then two other releases, Selfless with Ben Kingsley and Criminal with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Alice Eve. Whew.

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Ryan Reynolds is Back as Deadpool

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Much to no ones surprise, Deadline is reporting that Ryan Reynolds is set to reprise his role as the Merc With A Mouth in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Deadpool feature film. If you will recall, Reynolds played the role of Wade Wilson in Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine which was widely jeered by comic book fans. Interest was sparked in the project earlier this year when test footage of Reynolds as Deadpool popped up on the internet. Read More →