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  1. The Sea Is Dope

    Chris Ryan

    Every movie set on the sea is dope. White Squall is dope. The Perfect Storm is dope. Master and Commander is super dope, plus your man Paul Bettany goes out and catalogues turtles. I like expensive failures (Waterworld), expensive successes (T...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. NBA Windows: The Ricky Rubio Spiritual Trade Machine

    Chris Ryan

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. The pieces in this NBA Windows series...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. 73 Questions Answered by the Real Reese Witherspoon

    Chris Ryan

    You're about to start seeing a whole lot more of Reese Witherspoon in the coming weeks. The actress has two big films this fall. Her starring performance in Wild is already drawing Oscar talk, and she will also appear in Paul Thomas Anderso...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Q&A: ‘The Equalizer’ Director Antoine Fuqua on De...

    Chris Ryan

    When it comes to "men with guns," Antoine Fuqua is Hollywood's filmmaker laureate. Since 1998's The Replacement Killers, Fuqua has been making muscular, dark, often morally complex action films and thrillers. Equall...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  5. Q&A: ‘The Honorable Woman’ Creator Hugo Blick on ...

    Chris Ryan

    Tonight, one of the great television shows of 2014 comes to its conclusion. The Honorable Woman, a coproduction of the BBC and SundanceTV, is simultaneously a cloak-and-dagger thriller, a rumination on the destructive power of secre...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview

    Chris Ryan

    The Emmys! They are tonight! You want to sound informed about the nominees! You want to know the relevant story lines going into the evening so the proceedings don't seem shocking and bizarre! You wish there were a series of short videos breakin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. Keep It Like a Secret: The Elegant Wonder of ‘The Honorable...

    Chris Ryan

    If you watch enough soccer, you become familiar with the idea of players passing in triangles. It's one of the tenets of possession-based soccer; in order to keep the ball circulating, three players carve open a defense by passing among the...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Men, Women, Children, Jennifer Garner, and a Sad-Face Emoticon

    Chris Ryan

    No, this is not a scene from the worst Black Mirror never made. It's the saddest Elektra, in GIF form, from the trailer for Jason Reitman's upcoming film, Men, Women, and Children. Garner, who plays a woman with a phone, st...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. The Minor Miracle of John le Carré’s ‘A Most W...

    Chris Ryan

    My favorite line from any John le Carre novel (at the moment, at least; it changes all the time) is from Little Drummer Girl: "Somewhere in every bomb explosion there is a miracle." He was writing about an investigation int...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  10. The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

    Chris Ryan

    Can I interest you in March Madness spiked with second chances? Because that's what we've got on our hands. After a little more than a week of World Cup action, we've seen the defending champions go crashing out, the hos...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  11. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Nobody Needs to Have an Opinion About Jon Singleton’s Money...

    Chris Ryan

    We're going to keep this brief because I don't want to tread too heavily on ground that I am unfamiliar with. Am I familiar with Jon Singleton? Well, I have a soft spot for Higher Learning, and think the Shaft reboot is actually a litt...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

    Chris Ryan

    The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser sits down with Chris Ryan to talk about his debut solo album, Black Hours, as well as fantasy basketball and much more. You can listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  14. Madness in Memphis and Two Glorious Days of Sports Talk Radio

    Chris Ryan

    With all the Kevin Love rumors and conspiracy theorizing about Cleveland and the lottery (theory: Dion Waiters is a Mason), you may have missed some of the news coming out of Memphis. Basically, the inmates are running the asylum Grindhouse. Zach Low...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  15. Grantland Channel Video: Tough Calls With Jozy Altidore

    Chris Ryan

    This episode of Tough Calls asks Jozy Altidore if he would rather play the World Cup in V. Stiviano's visor or Pharrell's hat, if he would eat cat food for the rest of his life if it meant he would win the World Cup, if he would r...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. We Bought a Tank: Looking Back and Looking Forward with the Sixer...

    Chris Ryan

    Something weird happened at the Celtics-Sixers game on Monday night in Philadelphia. I'm not talking about the Sixers winning -- though that has become a rare enough occurrence during the 2013-14 season (some would say intentionally...

    Blog | April 16, 2014