Ryan Gosling hasn't saved any lives on the streets of New York lately, or gotten the bottom of the whole Area 51 aliens debate that we know he'll solve one day. So, in the mean time, let's take a look at these Wait! What? Internet reports that he almost became a member of the Backstreet Boys. more »
The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city. Set squarely in classic-noir territory, the bombastic crimer applies a pre-Production Code amorality to this world of vice, though its gleeful depiction of violence backfired once already, forcing the removal of a scene featuring Tommy guns blazing in a crowded movie theater due to the shootings in Aurora, Colo. A six-month delay should heal all wounds for this Warners release. more »
To paraphrase Clemenza from The Godfather: Move the picture. Keep the scene.
In the wake of the mass shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., an industry insider tells Movieline that Warner executives are expected to decide today whether to reschedule the release of the Ruben Fleischer-directed film about the L.A. police departments war against the organized crime in the 1940s and 50s.
And the insider says odds the picture — which stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin — will keep its Sept.7 release date are pretty long. more »
There's good news and bad news from Warner Bros. about Gravity and Gangster Squad, two of its most anticipated fall releases. Which do you prefer first? The bad news? Why, of course!
There's so much swagger on display in the first trailer for Ruben Fleischer's period crime drama Gangster Squad that I hardly know where to start. Maybe Sean Penn's growly Mickey Cohen, the East Coast mobster who's come out west to reign as a god over all of Los Angeles? Or Josh Brolin's stoic turn as the head of an off the books secret cop squadron trying to shut Cohen down? Or Ryan Gosling soft-talking his way into Emma Stone's underoos then blowing away baddies with the moral turpitude of the best tough-guy antiheroes?