Passionate about movies, sports and writing, Ryan hails from Bend but lives in Springfield now. He earned his college degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and hopes to one day write a novel. He also enjoys sunsets and long walks on the beach.
HBO has released the first trailer for Ferrell Takes the Field, a sports documentary about Will Ferrell's day playing in five different spring training games for 10 different Major League teams. The comedian did this back in March of you recall and everyone loved it except for John Madden. The stunt was to help raise money for cancer research and it seems HBO Sports was along for the ride to film the whole thing. Ferrell is one of the funniest men alive and HBO already scored a home run with their mocumentary sports doc 7 Days in Hell so why not another. Ferrell Takes the Field will premiere on HBO on Saturday, September 12.
The Revenant Trailer
The first trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant has been released. Set in the early 19th century, the story centers on a hunter, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is left for dead by his fellow men following a bear mauling. After recovering he seeks vengeance on those who left him. This trailer is absolutely stunning visually thanks to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and there are far more action sequences than I anticipated. Add Tom Hardy to the cast and this looks like a frontrunner for next year's Oscars. The Revenant opens this December.
The first trailer for David O. Russell's Joy has been released. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy, a young woman expected to live a standard and ordinary life but instead chose to do something extraordinary that eventually led to her invention, the Miracle Mop, and a billion dollar dynasty. Lawrence is the best young actress working today in my opinion and seeing her work with Russell again after the fantastic Silver Linings Playbook is great to see. Throw in Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper and this looks compelling, funny and poignant. Joy opens December 25.