Screen Junkies » safe house http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:58:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Safe House http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/safe-house/#comments Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:43:42 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243505 Director: Daniel Espinosa Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick Synopsis: A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked,...

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Director: Daniel Espinosa

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick

Synopsis: A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Release Date: February 10, 2012

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Where Are They Now?: Ryan Reynolds http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/where-are-they-now-ryan-reynolds/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/where-are-they-now-ryan-reynolds/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:41:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226547 Remember Ryan Reynolds? He's still alive!

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Summer 2011. A simpler time. The nation was boogeying to the latest Cee Lo Green recording, and Ryan Reynolds was poised to rul the box office with not just one, but two, surefire hits. However, as Reynolds found out, things don’t always go as planned.

First, there was The Green Lantern. Reynold’s third foray into the comic book movie genre and his biggest role to date. Unlike Thor, which was released a few weeks before, Lantern was not a runaway hit. Poor reviews and bad marketing sealed this film’s fate and it didn’t not earn back its $200 million budget. Then there was The Change-Up. Which also suffered from lame marketing that didn’t highlight the film’s strengths. Reynolds co-starred with Jason Bateman in the gross-out comedy about people getting pooped on. Which is exactly what happened to The Change-Up at the box office, earning only $34 million dollars in three weeks of release like some kind of jerk.

So what’s next for Reynolds after back-to-back summer bombs? The SJ Detectives did a little digging to find out what Reynolds has been up to over the last four days since the summer movie season ended.

Sadly, Reynolds is taking the news pretty hard and has sank into a deep depression. He’ taken to sleeping in the coffin used to film Buried and has grown a beard — a style he has only worn in darker films like The Amityville Horror and Blade: Trinity. He’s also been spotted hanging around the campus where Van Wilder was filmed, attempting to ingratiate himself to the incoming freshmen with the promise of showing them the way to a laid-back, college existence. Perhaps not surprisingly, Kal Penn has also been seen hanging around. At last report, Campus Public Safety had placed a boot on his golf cart.

People Magazine reports that he’s been seen stopping by Sandra Bullock‘s house unexpectedly. Though gossips are speculating a romance between the now single former co-stars, this is clearly a case of one friend supporting and counseling another. Reynolds has had it rough recently and Bullock knows all too well what it feels like to be publicly embarrassed. Lest we forget what Bullock suffered? That’s right. I refer of course to the double whallup of Speed 2: Cruise Control and Hope Floats.

What Reynolds needs to remember is that it’s not his fault. He’s an actor. He did his part by reading the lines and being polite to Kathie Lee and Hoda. Despite the public reaction, word of mouth is that he was very funny in The Change-Up and his head did a wonderful job as the Lantern. What he needs now is a more lighthearted romantic comedy to ease him back into the audience’s good graces.  Then he can move back into action movies. Then a tense hospital/legal drama. This method has worked for Matthew McConaughey for years. And if he can achieve a hit without calling upon Kate Hudson, he truly is a master.

Until that time, he’ll have to be content with being in the physical prime of his life, driving his awesome motorcycle around, getting occasional modeling work, and dating insanely hot women. It will be tough. But he’ll pull through.

 

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‘The Killing’ Star Joel Kinnaman Is Running The ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-killing-star-joel-kinnaman-is-running-the-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-killing-star-joel-kinnaman-is-running-the-safe-house/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 03:52:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209105 He'd better not try to harm a hair on Denzel's head.

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Stars of AMC‘s “The Killing” are putting “The Walkind Dead” cast to shame. First, Mireille Enos got a gig running from the undead in World War Z, and now Joel Kinnaman has joined the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds actioner Safe House.

Kinnaman, who is the son of Timothy Olyphant and Skeet Ulrich (not confirmed), is no stranger to Safe House director Daniel Espinosa‘s style. The two worked together on Espinosa’s breakout film Snabba Cash, and apparently that was the start of a beautiful relationship. Kinnaman has scored himself a plum role in the film as the guy who actually runs the safe house where Washington and Reynolds show up. Does that mean he gets a bullet in the head? Or is he corrupt?? Either way, I’m betting on bullet in the head. (THR)

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Vera Farmiga Handling Ryan Reynolds In ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-handling-ryan-reynolds-in-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-handling-ryan-reynolds-in-safe-house/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:14:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208908 She's a spy!

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The upcoming spy thriller Safe House is already in production, but that doesn’t mean new names can’t be added to the cast – even ones that are hard to spell. So it is with Vera Farmiga, who has signed on as the handler to the character played by Ryan Reynolds, “a young agent assigned to escort a dangerous criminal to safety after they are attacked at a safe house.”

She’s joining Denzel Washington, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick and Liam Cunningham in the Daniel Espinosa-directed movie. She did a pretty good job playing a kind-of-similar character in Source Code, and has made a bit of a niche for herself playing professional, attractive women in thrillers like The Departed. So, good casting, Hollywood casting people! This is why they pay you the big bucks. (Deadline)

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See Your Favorite Stars Standing Around In Set Photos From ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/see-your-favorite-stars-standing-around-in-set-photos-from-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/see-your-favorite-stars-standing-around-in-set-photos-from-safe-house/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:39:22 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=102808 They definitely look "safe," alright.

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The upcoming CIA thriller Safe House promises action, suspense, intrigue, and Denzel Washington looking like a crazy person. Unfortunately, these set photos from the movie only have one of those things, unless a picture of Ryan Reynolds on a motorcycle counts as “action.” The movie, which is set to come out in early 2012, is about the character played by Ryan Reynolds,  “Matt Weston, a CIA agent, who must escort rogue ex-agent Tobin Frost, played by Washington, to safety after assassins destroyed their original safe house.” Anyway, check out the photos, but only if you’re in a safe, secure location unknown by enemy agents. (via Latino Review)

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Fares Fares Will Have His Name In Lights http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fares-fares-will-have-his-name-in-lights/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fares-fares-will-have-his-name-in-lights/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:39:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26198 Man, how many bad guys are in Safe House? And how do they all know the location of this Safe House?

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Man, do all the bad guys know about this Safe House? Just the other day, the T-1000 and some other movie bad guy types signed on to threaten Denzel Washington‘s personal safety. Today, Snabba Cash actor and hilarious name-haver Fares Fares is re-teaming with director Daniel Espinosa for his English-language debut.

Fares will play an assassin hired to take out  Washington and any Ryan Reynoldses that try to get in his way. Fares had better hope he has the cunning required to pull off the mission. The ragtag team of Reynolds and Washington may not look like much, but when they can put their differences aside, that young agent and that experienced old timer might just have what it takes to see the end credits. (Latino Review)

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T-1000 And Friends Invade Denzel Washington’s ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/t-1000-and-friends-invade-denzel-washingtons-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/t-1000-and-friends-invade-denzel-washingtons-safe-house/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:42:37 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25762 There ain't no party like a 'Safe House' party, and look who's invited to the film: Robert Patrick, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham and Sam Shepard.

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There ain’t no party like a Safe House party, and when you throw a Safe House party, you need a whole bunch of somewhat well-known actors. That’s why Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Brendan Gleeson (the Harry Potter movies), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans) and Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down) are joining the cast of the new Denzel Washington thriller Safe House. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa, who directed The Fighter, but not that The Fighter – a different The Fighter.

In the movie, Ryan Reynolds plays a CIA agent who needs to protect criminal Denzel Washington from assassins, after Reynold’s safe house is compromised. Will Ryan Reynolds‘ character secretly turn out to be a superhero, like all the other roles he’s been playing lately? We can only hope the Green Lantern shows up, so Hal Jordan and Alastor Moody can team up to fight T-1000. If that’s what’s gonna happen, I’ll be there opening night. (TheWrap)

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Ryan Reynolds Gets A Girlfriend http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ryan-reynolds-gets-a-girlfriend/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ryan-reynolds-gets-a-girlfriend/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:21:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=18791 French It Girl Nora Arnezeder has signed on to play Ryan Reynolds's girlfriend in 'Safe House.' Not only that but a certain Hollywood heavyweight may join as well.

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Ryan Reynolds is doing just fine. Professionally at the very least. French It Girl Nora Arnezeder has signed on to play his girlfriend in Safe House. Not only does he have this new ladylove, but he may also get a Jeff Bridges.

Arnezeder isn’t known on these shores but is taking France by storm after her performance as an amateur singer trying to save her beloved theater in Paris 36. Sounds like the French equivalent to Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

If the current rewrite works out, the producers will approach Jeff Bridges to play a Deputy Vice Director at the FBI. Possibly one with a secret hippie past? (Latino Review)

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Ryan Reynolds Gets First Bunk in Denzel’s ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-reynolds-gets-first-bunk-in-denzels-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-reynolds-gets-first-bunk-in-denzels-safe-house/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Trippy. It seems Ryan Reynolds's washboard abs are nabbing all the juicy roles these days. Green Lantern himself has emerged as the front runner to play opposite Denzel Washington in Safe House. Washington signed on a few weeks ago as the film's villain, and Reynolds would be the hero, "a young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal to safety after both are attacked at a safe house." Some very talented young actors have been vying for the role, including Shia LeBeouf, Taylor Kitsch, Chris Pine, Sam Worthington, Garrett Hedlund, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, and Jake Gyllenhaal. No final decision has been made, so we can't give Reynolds the crown just yet. I have it on good authority that Universal Studios will be closing down the gym at a local YMCA to award the role. All of the actors will be filed in and a broken pool cue dropped in the middle of them. My money's still on Deadpool. (Deadline)

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Trippy.

It seems Ryan Reynolds’s washboard abs are nabbing all the juicy roles these days. Green Lantern himself has emerged as the front runner to play opposite Denzel Washington in Safe House. Washington signed on a few weeks ago as the film’s villain, and Reynolds would be the hero, "a young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal to safety after both are attacked at a safe house."

Some very talented young actors have been vying for the role, including Shia LeBeouf, Taylor Kitsch, Chris Pine, Sam Worthington, Garrett Hedlund, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, and Jake Gyllenhaal. No final decision has been made, so we can’t give Reynolds the crown just yet. I have it on good authority that Universal Studios will be closing down the gym at a local YMCA to award the role. All of the actors will be filed in and a broken pool cue dropped in the middle of them. My money’s still on Deadpool. (Deadline)

 

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Denzel Washington Running to ‘Safe House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/denzel-washington-running-to-safe-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/denzel-washington-running-to-safe-house/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Birdie.Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Safe House, an original spy thriller set in South Africa, but let's not make this a racial thing. The script, written by David Guggenheim, "follows a young U.S. intelligence agent who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner (Denzel’s potential role) after his titular safe house comes under attack — think of a mix between Collateral and Three Days of the Condor." Sounds more like a mix between Bulletproof and Spy Hard. Guggenheim sparked a bidding war with the script this past winter.A spy thriller wouldn't be my next project choice for Denzel, but I don't commission 10% of his salary to tell him what sets to show up on. The overall concept for Safe House seems stale though, and I can't understand why studios would clamor over one another to secure it. Maybe Denzel knows something I don't. Like where I put my car keys. I gotta get out of this trunk before the sun sets. The desert gets chilly at night. (Vulture)

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Birdie.

Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Safe House, an original spy thriller set in South Africa, but let’s not make this a racial thing. The script, written by David Guggenheim, "follows a young U.S. intelligence agent who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner (Denzel’s potential role) after his titular safe house comes under attack — think of a mix between Collateral and Three Days of the Condor." Sounds more like a mix between Bulletproof and Spy Hard. Guggenheim sparked a bidding war with the script this past winter.

A spy thriller wouldn’t be my next project choice for Denzel, but I don’t commission 10% of his salary to tell him what sets to show up on. The overall concept for Safe House seems stale though, and I can’t understand why studios would clamor over one another to secure it. Maybe Denzel knows something I don’t. Like where I put my car keys. I gotta get out of this trunk before the sun sets. The desert gets chilly at night. (Vulture)

 

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