Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, film producer, screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and had minor roles before landing the role of Michael Bergen on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001. Reynolds starred in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Waiting... and The Proposal. He performed in dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold, Life, starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, Safe House. In 2016, he starred as the title character in Deadpool; the film received critical and commercial acclaim and set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy. For his performance, Reynolds received numerous accolades, including nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, he reprised the role in Deadpool 2. Reynolds was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
He is married to actress Blake Lively. Ryan Reynolds was born on October 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, his father, James Chester "Jim" Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" Reynolds, a retail salesperson. His grandfather, Chester Ambrose "Ches" Reynolds, served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1940 to 1944. Reynolds was raised as a Roman Catholic; the youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, until dropping out. Two of his elder brothers work as police officers in British Columbia, one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member. Reynolds' career began in 1991, when he starred as Billy Simpson in the Canadian-produced teen soap opera Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. Between 1993 and 1994, he had a recurring role in The Odyssey as Macro. In 1996, he had a supporting role as Jay "Boom" DeBoom in "Syzygy", the thirteenth episode of the third season of the X-Files, co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In 1996 Reynolds played Bobby Rupp, boyfriend of murdered teen Nancy Clutter, in a two-part miniseries In Cold Blood, an adaptation of Truman Capote's nonfiction novel of the same name. He appeared in the anthology The Outer Limits episode "Origin of the Species" which aired on November 14, 1998. Beginning in 1998, Reynolds starred in Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen, throughout the show's four season run, he starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder in 2002 and appeared in The In-Laws, with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, in the Canadian production Foolproof in 2003. Although he had performed in comedies, Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity; the same year, he made a cameo appearance in Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse. Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror. In 2005, he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting... and appeared as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris.
Additionally, he played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces. Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe, he appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys. Reynolds portrayed Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in a supporting role in the prequel X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in 2009, he had spoken of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer as far back as 2005. 2009 saw Reynolds portray Andrew Paxton, opposite Sandra Bullock, in The Proposal, Mike Connell in Adventureland. In 2010, Reynolds starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In June 2010, Reynolds was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Reynolds portrayed the Hal Jordan version of superhero Green Lantern in Warner Bros.'
Film Green Lantern, released on June 17, 2011. The film did not fare well either financially or critically, but his role made him one of the few actors to headline films based on both Marvel and DC characters. In 2011, he co-starred in the comedy The Change-Up, as well as narrating the documentary film The Whale. In 2012, he portrayed an agent alongside Denzel Washington, he had starring roles in two Dreamworks Animation feature films, The Croods and Turbo, both released in 2013. His next role was portraying Nick Walker in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' R. I. P. D. Which was released in 2013. Reynolds went on to star in low-budget films, The Voices and The Captive in 2014, as well as Mississippi Grind the following year; this was followed by a supporting role in the financially successful biographical film, Woman in Gold, before he returned to the thriller genre with Self/Less in 2015. In 2016, Reynolds found critical and commercial success with Deadpool, a movie, in development as early as 2000.
After portraying Wade Wilson / Weapon XI, without the name Deadpool, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he became involved in the development of a Deadpool film. Deadpool featured a reboot of the character, ignoring the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, establishing a new back
Addams Family Reunion
Addams Family Reunion is a 1998 American direct-to-video supernatural children's film based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Directed by Dave Payne, the film was intended to serve both as a reboot of the franchise, as a pilot for a new proposed television series produced by Saban; the film starred Tim Curry as Morticia and Gomez Addams. The film's plot focused on the eccentric, macabre aristocratic Addams family mistakenly arriving at the wrong family reunion and encountering a man who seeks to commit murder in order to inherit a fortune. Payne had intended to give the film a dark, edgy tone, but Saban had interfered with the development, insisting that the story be aimed at entertaining children and lack much of the black comedy and anarchic satire of the previous entries in the franchise. Saban, wanted Payne to imitate aspects of Paramount Pictures' popular 1991-93 duology, the 1964 TV series, rejected any original idea developed by Payne and the film's screenwriters.
As a result, the film was poorly received by critics, who panned the film's screenplay, special effects, production design and much of its acting, while singling out Tim Curry's performance for praise, calling Curry the best part of the film. Discovering that his grandparents have developed "Waltzheimer's disease", a disease, turning them "normal", Gomez organizes a family reunion, hoping that some branch of his enormous family tree will find a cure; the company arranging it misspells his surname and reunites him with the Adams family instead, including Dr. Philip Adams, who plans to poison his father and rearrange his will. Gomez hopes. A couple who are headed to the reunion are given the wrong address and end up in the Addams family mansion, where Granny and Cousin Itt are staying. Following the success of the theatrically released films The Addams Family, released in 1991 and its 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values, Saban negotiated to purchase the home video production rights to the Addams Family brand in order to take advantage of the direct-to-video market.
Because of the underwhelming commercial performance of Addams Family Values, as well as the death of Raul Julia, who had played Gomez Addams, Paramount Pictures decided not to produce a third film, resulting in Saban deciding to reboot the series. Addams Family Reunion was coproduced by Saban with Warner Bros; the two studios planned to produce a new series called The New Addams Family, intended to produce a two hour pilot film for the series, which became Addams Family Reunion. Addams Family Reunion was scripted by Rob Kerchner, who had experience writing numerous direct-to-video sequels, Scott Sandin. Dave Payne, whose directorial experience came from making direct-to-video low-budget horror films for Roger Corman, was hired to direct. According to Payne, Saban had purchased the rights from Charles Addams' estate, he felt he could start fresh and create a dark fantasy film, comparing the approach he wanted to take as director to the Coen brothers. However, Payne says, Saban wanted him to imitate Barry Sonnenfeld's films and the 1964 TV show, any original idea proposed by Payne and the screenwriters was rejected.
In addition to the film lacking the previous entries' black comedy, Nathan Rabin said that Addams Family Reunion has little of the anarchic satire of the Sonnenfeld films. The producers wanted to bridge the gap in continuity between the Paramount films and the new series, reached out to Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd to reprise their roles as Morticia Addams and Uncle Fester, but both declined. Director Dave Payne, denies that Huston and Lloyd were considered for the film's casting. Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman were too old to reprise their roles as Wednesday and Pugsley Addams; the only actors to reprise their roles from the Paramount films were Carel Struycken as Lurch, Christopher Hart as Thing. Recast as Gomez and Morticia Addams were Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah, with Pat Thomas as Fester and Nicole Figuere as Wednesday, a role she would reprise for The New Addams Family TV series, the only member of the film's cast to do so. According to Payne, he and Curry both felt that Gomez should be played "weird", in contrast to the Latin lothario Raul Julia had created for the Paramount duology.
Much of the film's cast, including Alice Ghostley, Ray Walston, Clint Howard, Ed Begley Jr. had appeared in numerous direct-to-video movies. Addams Family Reunion was shot in California on a 30-day schedule. Ed Begley Jr. arrived on set unprepared for his first day of filming as a tennis pro, explaining that he had no idea how to play tennis, resulting in the director shooting around Begley's inability to play the sport, the actor was difficult to costume, because, as a dedicated environmentalist, Begley would not wear any animal-based clothing such as leather. The show's famous theme song was performed in a doo-wop rendition by the group Strate Vocalz, which Yahoo! Described as bein
John Allen Astin is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is best known for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family, reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family and the animated series The Addams Family. Notable film projects include West Side Story, That Touch of Mink, Move Over Darling, Freaky Friday, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Teen Wolf Too and The Frighteners, his second wife was actress Patty Duke and he is the adoptive father of Duke's son, actor Sean Astin. Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, the comedic short Prelude. Astin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Margaret Linnie and Dr. Allen Varley Astin, the director of the National Bureau of Standards. At that time and his family resided on Battery Lane in Bethesda, Maryland, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College.
He studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson and drama at Johns Hopkins. Astin started in theater, making his first Broadway appearance as an understudy in Major Barbara, did voice-over work for commercials, his first big break in film came with a small role in West Side Story. During this period, his talent for playing comedy was spotted by actor Tony Randall, leading to guest starring roles on the sitcom Dennis the Menace, starring Jay North, The Donna Reed Show, Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien, the first carried on CBS and the latter two carried on ABC. In 1961, he appeared in the final episode of the ABC police drama The Asphalt Jungle. In 1962–63, Astin starred with Marty Ingels on the unusual ABC sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, which lasted for thirty-one episodes. From 1964 to 1966, he starred in the comedic television series The Addams Family as Gomez Addams, the head of the macabre family, based on cartoons created by Charles Addams, he reprised the role of Gomez in the 1977 made-for-television film Halloween with the New Addams Family and voiced the role of Gomez in the animated series The Addams Family from 1992 to 1993.
In the Canadian-American television series The New Addams Family, which ran from 1998 to 1999, Astin appeared as Grandpapa Addams, with the role of Gomez played by Glenn Taranto. Astin joined the retooled The Pruitts of Southampton for the second half of the 1966–67 season, playing Diller's brother-in-law, Angus Pruitt, he played the Riddler in the second season of Batman He played submarine commander Matthew Sherman on the 1970s television series Operation Petticoat. He made a notable appearance in the popular mystery series Murder, She Wrote, as the villainous Sheriff Harry Pierce, he had a recurring role on the sitcom Night Court as Buddy, eccentric former mental patient and the father of lead character Harry Stone. He played the regular role of Ed LaSalle on the short-lived Mary Tyler Moore sitcom Mary during the 1985–86 television season, he guest starred on numerous television series too, including a Gunsmoke appearance in 1967 as Festus Haggen's cousin Henry, Jack Palance's ABC circus drama, The Greatest Show on Earth and Homeboys in Outer Space.
Astin received an Academy Award nomination for Prelude, a short film that he wrote and directed. He was nominated for an Ace Award for his work on Tales from the Crypt, received an Emmy Award nomination for the cartoon voice of Gomez on ABC-TV's The Addams Family, he voiced the character Bull Gator on the animated series Taz-Mania. Astin served for four years on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America, has been active in community affairs in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, he has continued to work in acting, appearing in a string of Killer Tomatoes films as Professor Gangreen and as Professor Wickwire in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.. In 1996 he featured as The Judge, the ghost of an Old West gunslinger, in Peter Jackson's The Frighteners, he has toured the one-man play Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight, written by Paul Day Clemens and Ron Magid. In a December 2007 Baltimore Examiner interview, Astin said of his acting experience: Astin serves as a member on the board of directors for the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts.
Astin teaches both acting and directing in the Theater Arts and Studies Department at Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater. Commenting on his dual career, he said in 2007, "I don't know one major university that has a known actor teaching every day." He hopes to re-establish a drama major at the university, noting that he is one of only a handful to earn a drama degree from Hopkins. Astin can be seen singing and playing cowbell in a music video from JHU released in December 2009. Astin has five sons. Astin is married to Valerie Ann Sandobal and lives in Baltimore, he practices Nichiren Buddhism as a member of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International. Astin's film and television roles include: John Astin on IMDb John Astin at the Internet Broadway Database John Astin at the Internet Off-Broadway Database John Astin at the TCM Movie Database John Astin at AllMovie John Astin at TV Guide John
A Mother's Gift
A Mother's Gift is a 2001 novel by pop music singer Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears. It is their second book together; the novel is loosely based on Britney's life. Popular reactions to the novel in spaces like Amazon were mixed. In 2012, rumors of a third novel sequel surfaced; the story is about a 14-year-old girl named Holly Faye Lovell from a tiny, rural town called Biscay in the U. S. state of Mississippi. She gets accepted as a scholarship student into the exclusive Haverty School of Performing Arts, the story revolves around Holly's life in Haverty, where she's the poorest student, her relationship with her mother, Wanda; the book was adapted for a 2004 ABC Family television movie titled Brave New Girl. Although the plot was drastically changed, Spears was included as an executive producer of the film. Brave New Girl on IMDb
Kart Racer is a 2003 Canadian feature film starring Will Rothhaar, David Gallagher and Randy Quaid. In the United States, it premiered on television on ABC Family in 2005; the film centers on a boy named Watts "Lightbulb" Davies. Unable to come up with enough funds to purchase his own kart, Watts convinces his father, Vic Davies, to help him build a cart and teach him how to drive; as he follows his dream, he has to race against karting champion David Gallagher and local bully Rodney Wells. Footage of the racing simulator NASCAR Racing 2002 Season by Papyrus Design Group can be seen as they are playing it at the arcade. Watts Davies is a 14-year-old kid who decides to take up go-kart racing, he finds a new pursuit and begins to reconnect with his father, whom he has been clashing with since the death of his mother. Watts has an intense rivalry with his enemy and the town bully. Rodney stops at nothing to make Watts look bad. A little after more trouble, Watts sadly watches as Rodney and his dad buys the kart that he had set his eyes upon.
In an effort to bond with Watts, Vic helps him build a kart together and begins to train him in the fine art of kart racing, in which Watts proves to be a natural. With Vic's help and training, a newly built kart, Watts enters the race. Throughout the film as Vic teaches Watts how to compete, the young driver begins to fall for Dahlia, an attractive and rebellious local girl and a graffiti artist. Kart Racer on IMDb Kart Racer at Rotten Tomatoes Kart Racer at Box Office Mojo
When Good Ghouls Go Bad
When Good Ghouls Go Bad is a 2001 Fox Family television film based on a book written by R. L. Stine; the story is set in the fictional town of Walker Falls, during the Halloween season. It is starred by Christopher Lloyd and directed by Patrick Read Johnson, who co-wrote it. Danny Walker, his father James, who has gotten a divorce from his wife, have just moved to the town of Walker Falls from Chicago so his father can fulfill his dream of re-opening the family chocolate factory. Danny and James are staying with James' father, known by all as "Uncle Fred". Uncle Fred is considered crazy and is a bit childish, but Danny loves him much. Danny dislikes his new life in Walker Falls, it seems no one likes him the football coach Mike Kankel and his son Ryan, the school's biggest bully; the only person who seems to be nice to Danny is Taylor Morgan, the school nurse and James' childhood friend. Danny is surprised by; the people of Walker Falls do not seem to be making any effort at all to celebrate the holiday.
Sheriff Ed Frady takes down the decorations that Danny puts up. When walking home from school and his pal, Leo push him into the cemetery, lock the gate, tell him that Walker Falls does not celebrate Halloween because of the legend of a curse. Years ago, Curtis Danko, an artistic boy, was ostracized by "normal" people; when a competition was held for all the eighth graders to design a sculpture of their personal hero, Curtis kept his project covered during the day came to school at night to work by the light of captured fireflies. On Halloween night, Mike Kankel and his friends were walking by the school when they saw Curtis from the window, at work on his sculpture; when Kankel returned the next day, he noticed. He opened the door and found Curtis's charred skeleton and a message in the ashes, saying that if the town celebrated another Halloween, he would come back and destroy them. Kankel was struck blind for three days after seeing Curtis' finished statue. Everyone in the town believed the threat and, since Halloween has never been celebrated.
Danny thinks it is a silly story, runs home. James is around, so Uncle Fred serves as a stand-in father for Danny; that night, James is planning to announce his "Halloween Spooktacular" idea to raise funds to re-open Walker Chocolates at the town meeting. Uncle Fred and Danny try to tell him that the townspeople will be too afraid to support the Spooktacular because of the curse, but James will not listen. At the meeting, Mayor Churney announces James, surprised to find the people of Walker Falls shudder at just the mention of Halloween. To bring the conversation back on track, his secretary passes out samples of chocolate, James wins them over, but when he reveals his Spooktacular plans, the townspeople are terrified and run out of the building; that morning, there is a commotion outside the house. Halloween decorations are all over town, a large pile of pumpkins has been discovered in the town square; when Uncle Fred lifts a pumpkin as he says "Happy Halloween", the entire pile rolls on top of him, killing him.
Everyone in town is at Uncle Fred's funeral and Danny is sad. As a memento, he lets his grandfather's favorite car shoot down the rest with his coffin. However, because of Uncle Fred's love of Halloween, the magic in the cemetery allows him to return as a zombie; that same magic awoke others from their slumber, including Curtis. The zombies begin capturing all the townsfolk and gathering them to the creepy old Victorian style house chanting the phrase "Statue." Meanwhile and his crush, Dayna Stenson try to explain to James and Nurse Taylor the situation. Uncle Fred reveals his zombie self to Nurse Taylor, both fainting in the process. Zombies break into the house and Uncle Fred explains that Curtis might be behind the zombies awakening and tells them to escape while he holds the other zombies off. He, his son, Nurse Taylor are all captured, one of the zombies stating that Uncle Fred was the main part of the plan. Dayna blames herself for trying to celebrate Halloween. Danny blames himself for being a coward and not standing up for himself.
When everyone is gathered, Curtis reveals himself to the people. As he is about to reveal his statue, he is attacked and torn apart by Kankel. However, because Curtis is a zombie, he manages himself to pull himself together, scare the wits out of Kankel; as Curtis pulls off the shroud off his statue, everyone covers their eyes in fear. Nothing happens. Everyone uncovers their eyes and Curtis' statue is revealed to be of Uncle Fred. Curtis shows Uncle Fred a picture of the two of them, Uncle Fred shaking Curtis' hand, as it implied that Curtis looked up to him. Uncle Fred, still guilty about Curtis' death, wonders why he was a hero to Curtis as it was his kiln that killed him. Curtis turns to Kankel and points to him, naming him as his killer. Kankel confesses that the night Curtis died, he was working on the statue of Uncle Fred and as a prank to scare him, Kankel and his group pushed Curtis into the kiln and locked him in it taunting him; the janitor appeared and Kankel's group ran off. While cleaning the class, the janitor accidentally turned on the kiln not realizing Curtis was in it.
The next day, Kankel went inside the kiln and saw Curtis' corpse as well as the completed statue of Uncle Fred. To hide his crime, he made up the curse as pretending his eyes were burned when he saw the s
Panic in the Skies!
Panic in the Skies! is a television film directed by Paul Ziller premiering on The Family Channel in 1996. The film stars Ed Marinaro and Erik Estrada. During takeoff for a flight to Europe, Flight 115, a Royce Air International Boeing 747 flying from New York to London is struck by lightning. Although the flight continues, the lightning strike has killed the flight crew and disabled the radio communications to the ground. Laurie Ann Pickett, the senior flight attendant, enlists the aid of passenger Brett Young, together, they determine that the autopilot can bring the aircraft in for a landing; the autopilot that they rely on, begins to malfunction, homing in on airfield transponders at random airports that are too small to accommodate the large jetliner. Both Laurie and Brett realize. Veering to a new heading, the airliner turns from its flightpath over the Atlantic Ocean to fly to the Pacific Coast of North America. A small subplot, though not relevant to the malfunctioning autopilot, is a rottweiler that broke free in the cargo hold and becomes a small menace to the passengers.
The dog is befriended and calmed down, as it was only aggrivated due to stress. On the ground, federal officials who have lost radio contact with the 747, start a debate as to when the aircraft should be shot down to prevent a more disastrous crash in a populated area. Tensions begin to come to a head on board the stricken airliner, with a landing at Vancouver, British Columbia, becoming their only option, they crash onto the sea killing all on board. Principal photography on Panic in the Skies took place in Vancouver, British Columbia. While not reviewed by critics in mainstream media, Panic in the Skies did garner some interest from internet bloggers and other film critics. Film reviewer Sergio Ortega noted the "unfortunately bad movie...", was filled with continuity and "unbelievable" aerial errors on the Boeing 747. Panic in the Skies! on IMDb