From comedy to ‘Horror’

Ryan Reynolds moves from comedy to ‘Horror'{nl}{nl}Oakland Tribune{nl}April 15, 2005{nl}{nl}RYAN REYNOLDS says he’s never been a scared or superstitious kind of guy. But when a dead body was discovered at a lake in Silver Lake, Wis., where the new remake of “The Amityville Horror” was being filmed, that freaked him out.{nl}{nl}”It was a very weird moment for all of us,” he said during a recent roundtable interview in Beverly Hills to promote the film. “I mean, wow. I still don’t think they found out just who the person was. It’s kind of an ominous way to start a movie.”{nl}{nl}And with a movie like “The Amityville Horror,” which is based on such a creepy story, it’s no wonder Reynolds and his co-stars wanted to close up shop for the day.{nl}{nl}”What are you going to do?'” he says. “The show must go on.”{nl}{nl}Like the original “Amityville Horror” from 1979, which starred James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger, this film revisits the 1974 true, grisly tale of Ronald DeFeo Jr., who confessed to shooting his parents and four siblings while they slept. He claimed “strange voices” in the Amityville, N.Y., house made him do it.{nl}{nl}One year later, George and Kathy Lutz (Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George in the new film) move into the house with their kids. They think they have their dream home, but it soon becomes a nightmare when unexplained and terrifying events start to occur.{nl}{nl}Reynolds, 28, who appeared in “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” and last year as the action hero in “Blade: Trinity,” says that portraying an adult father figure in a horror film was quite a departure for him. It even made him a bit nervous.

Ryan Reynolds on Smokin’ Aces

Ryan Reynolds on Smokin’ Aces{nl}January 22, 2007{nl}{nl}Ryan Reynolds has been in some violent movies before, Blade: Trinity and Amityville Horror in particular. Smokin’ Aces takes it to a new level though with Joe Carnahan’s stylish blend of bullets and blood.{nl}{nl}Interview: Ryan Reynolds Talks Preventing Smokin’ Aces{nl}”I’ve certainly never been in a movie that’s had this unique brand of unblinking violence before, so that’s sort of new for me,” said Reynolds. “But it’s like any other role. You tackle it in the same way and you try to find the truth to it and I was really caught with this guy who was trapped in this bureaucratic FBI cluster-f*ck, for lack of a better word, and because of that loses someone that is very dear to him. So for me it was just playing the truth of that the whole time and I was sort of alone throughout the movie because my character is sort of a rogue player and he kind of arrives to the party a little late.”

Opportunities knock

Opportunities knock{nl}Ryan Reynolds gets many chances to show ‘what I can do'{nl}{nl}The Vancouver Sun{nl}Published: Friday, January 26, 2007{nl}{nl}PARK CITY, Utah — To some, Ryan Reynolds’ screen presence is a matter of his six-pack abs, but those who see the Vancouver-born actor as little more than macho eye candy are in for a significant surprise this year as Reynolds proves he’s got the right stuff — above the belt.{nl}{nl}For starters, Reynolds is here at the Sundance Film Festival with what is undeniably an “art film” called The Nines directed and written by John August, the screenwriter behind Go, The Corpse Bride, Big Fish and the indie film God. Reynolds can also be seen in Smokin’ Aces, a Vegas-set thriller featuring Jeremy Piven as a mobster turning state evidence which opens today. And over the coming months, Reynolds will be holding down the marquee on Definitely, Maybe as well as Chaos Theory, two movies that contain neither bleeding walls nor vomiting frat boys.

Reynolds plans unusual hit

Reynolds plans unusual hit{nl}{nl}By Erin McWhirter{nl}February 06, 2007 05:04am{nl}{nl}HOLLYWOOD actor Ryan Reynolds is planning to take an east coast road trip on his latest visit to Australia.{nl}{nl}But his unusual motive will send animal welfare groups into a spin.{nl}{nl}”I am going to try and hit a kangaroo. It’s a little malicious I know, but that’s my goal,” the 30-year-old joked at the MySpace premiere of his latest film Smokin’ Aces in Sydney last night.{nl}{nl}Reynolds last visited in December 2004 for the Australian premiere of Blade: Trinity.

Ryan’s single and smokin’

Ryan’s single and smokin'{nl}{nl}Daily Telegraph{nl}By Sarrah Le Marquand, Film Editor{nl}February 07, 2007 12:00{nl}{nl}STILL fighting a bad case of jet lag after flying into Sydney on Sunday, a weary Ryan Reynolds managed to fend off questions about his split from long-time fiancee Alanis Morrissette.{nl}{nl}Despite official confirmation yesterday from the couple’s US publicists that their engagement was call off just days ago, the 31-year-old remained upbeat while on the promo trail for his latest flick, Smokin’ Aces.{nl}{nl}Denying the timing of the break-up made his promotional duties more difficult than usual, the Canadian actor told film editor Sarrah Le Marquand he was holding up fine.{nl}{nl}”I have a pretty firm boundary which is that I’m not going to talk about it so I’m protecting me from any of that stuff as I walk into an interview,” Reynolds said.{nl}{nl}Spending time in Sydney with his Smokin’ co-star Joel Edgerton and with a roadtrip planned next week, Reynolds looks to have settled comfortably into the bachelor world.{nl}{nl}”I’m going up to Brisbane on a motorcycle,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it.” His love affair with locals has been fostered while working with the gum leaf mafia including Melissa George, Dominic Purcell and Isla Fisher.

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