Tag Archive: Chris Sparling


This week on The Film List, I take a look at the Fall TV premiere dates for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.  Want to know when your favorite shows are returning?  (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy)  Want to know what new shows will be on this fall? (Blue Bloods, Hawaii-50, Lone Star)  This is the podcast for you.  I go in detail when to set your DVRs and what shows I’m looking forward to viewing.

I also talk about Homicide : Life on the Street,  Buried,  Shade,  The Sting,  Pirana 3-D, among other shows and films.

Don’t have iTunes?  Click on link below to hear podcast :

THE FILM LIST : SEASON 2 EPISODE 5

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Here is a sneak peak at the new BURIED teaser poster.  A new film that I have a small part in that is written by Chris Sparling starring Ryan Reynolds.  BURIED is set to be released fall 2010.

FOR A BETTER LOOK AT THE POSTER :   http://www.experienceburied.com/

I will be co-hosting a 5 hour block of the jay and jack 30 hr podcast with axel foley on sunday march 21, 2010.  it is for a great cause, you can donate, email lpdonate@gmail.com

Jay and Jack’s 30 Hour Podcast for Autism Speaks: Schedule

March 12th, 2010

Starting on March 20th – 21st

12:00pm: Opening

12:30pm: BSG Talk With Matt & Alirio

2:00pm: Patrick Labyorteaux

4:00pm: Bethany Shady From Geronimo Jack’s Beard

5:30pm: Josh from the Josh Mister Lost Podcast, and Josh from the Lost Flashback Podcast

7:00pm: Damon Lindelof

8:00 – 11pm: Media Junkyard Lost Quizoff, USA Vs. Canada Foosball Campionship.

11pm: Jo Opinionated

12am: Tad Stone

1:30am: Ryan and Jen from The Transmission

3:00am: Jimmy Aquino

4:30am-9:00am: Axel Foyle from the Lost Mythos Theory cast and Health Solo from Lost Revisited Podcasts:

[4:30am Intro – Heath and Axel talking Lost

5:00 – Jon Lachonis (DocArzt.com)

5:30 – Talking about Lost Podcasting – From The Mouths Of Podcasters & Bloggers
Jon Lachonis (DocArzt.com), Donald (Donald is Lost), Katy Gowland (What Katy Said), Jed (Losties with Jed and Cara), Matt (Keys to Lost)

6:45 – Lost Theory Roundtable
Donald (Donald is Lost), Wendy (Lost Revisited), Hurricane of Feedback Len, Dharma Dummies, Anna (Jacob’s Cabin), Denise, (Jacob’s Cabin)

8:15 – Chris Sparling, writer of “Buried” starring Ryan Reynolds

Alex (It Only Ends Once) and anyone else who will stick around]

9:00am: Ralph from The Dharmalars

11:00am: Curt Yanko from The Black Rock Podcast

2:00pm: Mary Jane Carpenter, Ian Knight, Dennis Acevedo, and Mrs. Mary Anne Sage

3:30pm-4:30pm: Damian Holbrook Senior writer of TV Guide

4:30-6:00pm Jorge Garcia

SOURCE : JAYANDJACK.COM

Yes, Buried at the Sundance Film festival was a huge success.  It sold to Lionsgate for 3.2 million, the first film to sell at the festival.  The budget was around 1 million dollars.  I play a small role at the end of the film and I’m proud of my good friend, writer Chris Sparling for his new found success and a perminate say in the Hollywood arena.  You did it brotha!

Here is an article from :  Jevon Phillips, 24 frames blog from the LA Times :

Before “Buried” screened to a capacity crowd, some of which got in by standing in line for six hours, star Ryan Reynolds set the tone by telling the audience: “I hope you enjoy this film as much as I hated making it.” The film was not only an ordeal for the star and filmmakers. Many in the audience commented afterward — verbally and through numerous tweets that smart phone wielders instantly sent — that their hearts were still racing and their hands still felt as if they were gripping the arm of their theater seats. The Brangelina breakup talk filtering through the audience was quickly forgotten as the film began. Ryan Reynolds’ Paul Conroy opens the film in the dark, in a box. A guy who already has to take anxiety medication is not the most well-suited to be in this situation, but that’s where we find the contractor/truck driver. He’s been buried there by terrorists in Iraq, or as one of the characters in the film says, “people just like you and me,” except that they resort to kidnapping for ransom when they’re in dire straits. Inside of this box, which looks to be about 9 to 10 feet long and about 3 feet tall, is the Zippo lighter that Paul brought with him, the anxiety pills, a flask of alcohol, and, as Conroy later learns, a cellphone and a bag left by the terrorists with assorted goodies in it — including a flashlight that doesn’t always work. The film is often mostly lighted, as director Rodrigo Cortes later confirmed, using Paul’s lighter (and light from the cellphone). Reynolds adds a touch of angsty comedy, but this suspense-filled film kept the audience on edge as they listened to Conroy’s frantic phone calls for help and to connect with his family. FBI, state officials, and even people on the ground in Iraq seem to be little consolation as time ticks on and the kidnappers’ demands are not met. It’s a solitary intense Ryan Reynolds, all the time (no cutting back to family — worried or not). And then there was also a stressed-out snake (again, according to Cortes). The crowd cheered and gave the film rousing applause when it ended. Besides director Cortes and star Reynolds, screenwriter Chris Sparling came up on stage in the post-film Q&A. Reynolds’ mind-state inside of the confined space, Cortes’ choice to stick with one actor onscreen the whole time, and Sparling’s inspiration for writing the movie were just some of the many questions brought up. For Sparling, the idea was born of necessity. “I thought: ‘What would be the cheapest movie to make ever.’ I just thought of smaller and smaller locations, and less and less actors.” Cortes also answered a lot of questions, including some from us as he stopped to have a chat, still basking in the post-screening glow.

Ryan Reynolds to star in ‘Buried’

Actor will follow up ‘Proposal’ with indie film

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After starring with Sandra Bullock in romantic comedy “The Proposal,” Ryan Reynolds has lined up a much grittier proposition for his next film.Reynolds will star in “Buried,” playing a civilian contractor who’s kidnapped in Iraq and awakens buried in a coffin in the desert, armed only with a cell phone, a candle and a knife.

Rodrigo Cortes will direct a script by Chris Sparling; production will begin this month in Barcelona.

Peter Safran will produce through his Safran Co. banner with Adrian Guerra of Spain-based Versus Entertainment, which is financing the film. The picture will shoot entirely in Spain, which is home to Cortes, best known for directing “The Contestant.”

Reynolds takes the job after the showy role of Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Proposal.”

He decided to go the indie route as a way to stretch his acting chops in a movie with a claustrophobic premise, and one in which he holds the screen through most of the picture.

Reynolds, the writer and director are repped by UTA.