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TRAILER: New Orleans-Shot ‘Mississippi Grind’

by Caitlin Brimer on July 23, 2015

1437577639-1401x788-0000515997-1-mississippigrind-still1-unknownMonths after Mississippi Grind’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the first official trailer for the road trip drama by the writer-director duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, It’s Kind of A Funny Story) has been released.

Emmy-nominated Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) stars as Gerry, a desperate gambler looking for any place to put his hope. He latches on to the young, charming and slightly sketchy poker player Curtis, played by Ryan Reynolds, who has a cool indifference about winning.

In order to pay Gerry’s debts, and perhaps curb his self-destructive habits, the two go on a road trip from Iowa to New Orleans, making several stops along the way to confront their past. While road trip movies are well worn territory, Mississippi Grind focuses mostly on the characters. The hot streak of an enigmatic Reynolds stands in contrast to the habitual failures of Mendelsohn, who never turns in a bad performance. As Gerry says, “Some guys are born to lose.”

For Reynolds, this film will be his fourth major New Orleans area production, following after Self/less, which premiered earlier this month, Green Lantern in 2011, and Waiting… in 2005.

Mississippi Grind also features a great cast that includes Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard and Robin Weigert.

From A24, this dramatic road trip will debut on DirectTV August 13 and will open in theaters on September 25.

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596720c5c313c5fe58bcb38d5f5fc127bb31e957f76ea0c27871dd93482b0e63_largeFrequent New Orleans filmer Ryan Reynolds is back on the big screen with Self/Less, plus Robin Williams last film and more are in theaters today.

Self/Less

New Orleans-shot Self/Less stars Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Kingsley plays the man who built New York. He is a self-made man, whose buildings symbolize the strength and power his life once had. When his health begins to deteriorate, he is brought an opportunity of immortality. 116 min. Rated PG-13.

Minions

The yellow jelly bean-like tots of perfection get their shot at the big screen. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob attend Villain-Con and are hired by the super-villainous Scarlet Overkill. Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan lend their voices. 91 min. Rated PG.

The Gallows

Twenty years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone. 81 min. Rated R.

Boulevard

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life. 88 min. Rated R.

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IN THEATERS: ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Woman in Gold’

by Jordan McGuire on April 3, 2015

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Furious 7

The most recent installment of the Fast and Furious series, Furious 7 is more action packed as ever. The whole gang is back together as they go for one more ride. 140 min. Rated PG-13.

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren stars as Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who takes on the German government in hopes of reclaiming artwork that is rightfully hers. Ryan Reynolds and Katie Holmes also star. 109 min. Rated PG-13.

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New Orleans-shot Self/less stars Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Kingsley plays the man who built New York. He is a self made man whose buildings symbolize the strength and power his life once had. When his health begins to deteriorate, he is brought an opportunity of immortality.

This sci-fi action film is directed by Immortals helmer Tarsem Singh. It seems that immortality is a common theme in Singh’s films. He also has directed multiple visually striking films such as Mirror Mirror, The Cell and The Fall. The film is written by David and Alex Pastor.

It’s very refreshing to watch Ryan Reynolds step out of his comedy shell and attack more solemn characters. He has continued the trend by co-starring with the most desirable sixty-nine year old on the planet Helen Mirren in The Woman in Gold. In the trailer above, Reynolds explores his emotionally and physically torn life in Self/less.

Shot in New Orleans, we catch glimpses of the historic cemeteries, beautiful houses on Esplanade and even see the small towns Louisiana has to offer. The film is set to be released July 31. Below is the Self/less teaser poster.

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Jupiter Ascending

Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Mila Kunis star in the latest sci fi epic from the Wachowskis. 125 min. Rated PG-13.

Seventh Son

Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Kit Harington and Ben Barnes star in this sword and sorcery epic. 102 min. Rated PG-13.

The Voices

Affable Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) stumbles innocently into the role of a killer, guided along the way by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog. 103 min. Rated R.

All films will be released February 6.

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TRAILER: Ryan Reynolds in ‘The Captive’

by Christine Samarchi

This isn’t Exotica, but you can only expect some complicated themes from Atom Egoyan in his latest film, The Captive. What starts as a typical child abduction thriller takes curious and unusual turns into a deeper mystery with multiple suspects. Ryan Reynolds stars as the distraught father, the first blamed for his daughter’s disappearance. However, when new evidence appears, […]

Sienna Miller joins the cast of ‘Mississippi Grind’

by Wyatt Gassen

English actress Sienna Miller has joined the cast of the upcoming dramady Mississippi Grind. Starring alongside Miller are Ryan Reynolds, whose role was originally cast to Jake Gyllenhaal, and The Dark Knight Rises‘ star Ben Mandelsohn, who plays a down-on-his-luck gambling addict who befriends a charismatic poker player. The two set out on a road trip in hopes of […]

‘Selfless’ adds Natalie Martinez

by Catie Ragusa

FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment have added a new leading lady to the cast of their new sci-fi drama. Natalie Martinez has joined Ryan Reynolds in Selfless. She will play Reynolds’ wife in the thrilling tale of a terminally ill, elderly billionaire, who discovers that the secret to eternal life lies in a procedure which places his own […]

Full ‘Green Lantern’ trailer to be released with ‘Thor’

by Danielle Tabary

The first sneak peek of Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern hit theaters in November, but a full trailer has yet to be released for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds flick. We’ve seen an extensive amount of footage and promotional materials from competing summer superhero movies like Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class but Green Lantern, scheduled […]