With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never quite manages to recount a story that grabs hold of the audience. It's a stunningly gorgeous film packed with strong, earthy performances from a starry cast playing against type. But there's no momentum at all to the narrative, which is packed with random symbolism that never quite resolves into anything either meaningful or emotionally engaging.
Lost River is a decaying, abandoned city on the edge of a lake created by damming up a river and flooding another town. In what's left of their neighbourhood, Billy (Christina Hendricks) lives in her family home with her sons: a toddler and a teen named Bones (Iain De Caestecker), who helps support the household by scavenging for copper in the vacant buildings nearby. But he's encroaching on the turf of self-proclaimed gangster Bully (Matt Smith), who is intent on exacting vicious revenge. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Rat (Ronan) is caring for her delusional granny (Barbara Steele) and trying to help Bones. And when the new bank manager Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) turns down Billy's cry for help, she takes a job at his seedy underworld nightclub alongside Cat (Eva Mendes).
Aside from some blood-soaked cabaret, what goes on in this nightclub remains rather mysterious, as Billy finds higher-paying work in the purple-hued basement fetish rooms. But then everything in this film is enigmatic, as Gosling deliberately refuses to connect the dots. This gives the film an intriguing David Lynch-style tone, although it lacks Lynch's eerie resonance. There's also a touch of John Waters-style trashiness and Terrence Malick-style natural beauty, plus the clear influence of Gosling's heavily stylised past directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive and Only God Forgives) and Derek Cianfrance (Blue Monday and The Place Beyond the Pines). In other words, almost everything in this film feels like a reference to another movie, but it's expertly assembled to look fabulous from start to finish, with some seriously striking sequences along the way.
Continue reading: Lost River Review
Yes Ryan Gosling still wears sweatpants and you can too!
Ryan Gosling has come to the defence of girlfriend Eva Mendes, after she called sweatpants the "No. 1 cause of divorce in America!” during an interview with Extras. In the interview, Mendes had been dishing about her new found motherhood when she ended up making the comments which have since caused quite a stir on social media.
Ryan has defended his girlfriend's comments on Twitter
“Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke,” Ryan tweeted. “Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.”
Mendes has been opening about mother as well as how she keeps Ryan Gosling happy at home.
Eva Mendes has given her first interview since welcoming daughter Esmeralda six months ago in which the ‘Hitch’ actress describes her new life as a mother. Alongside talk of sleeping patterns, Mendes, who is dating Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling, also dished to Extras about why she thinks sweatpants are the “number one cause of divorce in America.”
Mendes told Extras that since daughter Esmeralda arrived last September she now has a new appreciation for her own mother. “Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more 'I love you so much mommy' texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now,” the actress said.
As a director, Ryan Gosling might be great. But as an actor, he will always and forever be remembered for "Hey, girl."
Last year, Ryan Gosling completed his directorial debut Lost River and, just like most of the things Ryan Gosling does, it's a little bit odd and a little bit confusing. The film is screening at SXSW this weekend, a second chance at a premiere, after the not-so-warm welcome it received at Cannes.
Did Gosling turn things around at SXSW?
The film is also set for a theatrical and VOD release next month, so the freak-friendly atmosphere at South by Southwest Austin should be the perfect space to gather some more favourable reviews. Unfortunately for Gosling, even among the hipster, indie, counter-cultural crowd, his reputation apparently precedes him.
Continue reading: Did Ryan Gosling Turn Things Around For "Lost River" At SXSW?
Ryan Gosling made a guest appearance at the South by South West Film Festival in Texas on Friday (13th March) and discussed his soon-to-be-released film and the 'Hey Girl' memes.
'Hey Girl' has become synonymous with Ryan Gosling but the 34-year-old actor isn't sure where it came from. Gosling was the guest speaker at the South by Southwest Film Festival and discussed his latest film, Lost River, and 'Hey Girl' with director Guillermo Del Toro.
Ryan Gosling at the premiere of Lost River in Cannes in 2014.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Talks 'Hey Girl', 'Lost River' And Detroit At SXSW
Jennifer Aniston wins the Montecito while Amy Poehler takes this year's Hasty Pudding. The Magic Mike XXL trailer promises lots of beefcake, The Cobbler offers laughs, Lost River appears darkly emotive, and animated SpongeBob and Minions adventures look like a lot of fun...
She may not be up for an Oscar this year, but Jennifer Aniston was awarded the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which is currently running in California. She looked sleek and starry as she accepted the award.
Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the globe, a small town has found itself under the thumb of a feared bully (Matt Smith). Single mother, Billy ('Firefly' and 'Mad Men''s Christina Hendricks) has to engage in a dark lifestyle to provide enough for her family to survive, and provide the best life possible for her children. Her eldest son is desperate to help take some of the load off her shoulders, and ends up stealing from the Bully, earning his hatred. All the while, they town lurks on the banks of a flooded town, known to everyone as the Lost River.
Continue: Lost River Trailer
The Hollywood actors are starring in an upcoming thriller set in Los Angeles during the 1970's.
Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling was nearly unrecognizable in a disguise when he returned to the set of the upcoming 1970s-set flick 'The Nice Guys' along with his veteran co-star Russell Crowe, who also looked dressed for the part.
Gosling and Crowe on the set of 'The Nice Guys'
The 34-year-old actor, who became a father in September 2014 after his girlfriend Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl, sported a cast on his left arm, along with an Aloha shirt, gold chain, and a tight white tank top while filming his latest movie. To finish off his 70s look, Gosling was wearing a pair of khakis and a gold watch.
The latest Nicholas Sparks story sees Clint Eastwood's son in handsome cowboy role.
Hold on to your hearts, girls; one of the sons of Hollywood, Scott Eastwood, is set to become the next Ryan Gosling in the latest Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Longest Ride'. Prepare to shed even more tears than you did for 'The Notebook'!
Scott Eastwood is a cowboy in 'The Longest Ride'
Nicholas Sparks has done it again. 'The Longest Ride' is the latest heartbreaking romance tale of his to be adapted to film, eleven years after his debut novel 'The Notebook' (written in 1996) hit screens to much acclaim. To this day it remains one of the top tear-jerkers for film lovers everywhere. Now, it seems, there's competition! The film version of Sparks' 2013 novel 'The Longest Ride' is set to reach theaters this Spring - and it's another weepy one. Of course, all his romance films have had their moments: 'A Walk To Remember', 'The Lucky One' and 'Dear John' to name but a few. But this one really looks set to pull at the heartstrings.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut will receive a limited release in New York and Los Angeles only.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River will not receive a full theatrical release after a slew of terrible reviews. Fans of Gosling, or independent cinema, will be able to see the film on a limited release in New York and Los Angeles despite early reports that the film will be canned completed.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River was panned by critics
Lost River stars Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and Ian De Caestecker and centers on a single mother swept into the fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' (Sort Of) Dumped By Warner Bros
Ryan Gosling appears to be interested in joining Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters 3'.
Ryan Gosling is interested in taking the only major male role in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3, while Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are also being sought for parts. In a leaked email thread between Amy Pascal and talent manager Ilene Feldman - which reads like a love letter to Gosling - it emerges that the Hollywood actor is keen to join the movie.
Ryan Gosling arrives at LAX Airport
"Ryan absolutely loved you," Feldman told Pascal in an email dated October 3, 2014, "Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot. Not it should turn to marriage. He really wants to do something with you."
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Interested In Joining 'Ghostbusters 3'
Could Ryan Gosling be Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'?
Ryan Gosling has met with Marvel Studios executives to discuss the possibility of taking the lead in Doctor Strange - a role that was previously discussed with Joaquin Phoenix. Gosling - who recently became a father for the first time - has until now avoided superhero movies but it seems he may be ready to change his stance.
Ryan Gosling could star in 'Doctor Strange' after talks with Joaquin Phoenix broke down
Gosling, who appears to be ready to get back into acting after a brief foray into directing, has also met with Summit to discuss The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero and is being courted to star in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, announced earlier today.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Meets With Marvel To Discuss 'Doctor Strange'
The hottest couple in Hollywood are officially parents to a baby daughter!
Hollywood's hottest couple are officially parents. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have become a mother and father to a baby daughter after the 40 year-old actress gave birth this past Friday (Sept 12th), Us Weekly reports.
Mendes reportedly gave birth on Friday 12th, September
News first surfaced of Mendes' pregnancy back in July when she was reportedly already seven months along. "She's been ready for motherhood for a while now," an insider said at the time, "and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!"
Continue reading: Eva Mendes Gives Birth To Her And Ryan Gosling's First Child
As Freddie Prinze Jr explains his dislike of Kiefer Sutherland, which other co-stars have struggled to get on?
Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit show 24 in 2010. While promoting his new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels at the San Diego Comic-Con, the 38-year-old explained that he took a hiatus from Hollywood as a result of his difficulty playing Cole Ortiz on 24.
It would seem, then, that actors are often a lot better at their profession than we give them credit for. While viewers watch scenes of love, tenderness, friendship and camaraderie, backstage, certain actors have all sorts of problems with each other.
Continue reading: Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other
Canadian actress Rachel McAdams was surprised when hosts at Today showed footage from her audition for The Notebook.
The romantic film, which has just celebrated its ten year anniversary, was a global hit and launched the careers of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Yet when presented with footage from her audition, McAdams couldn't help but cringe at her younger self acting in a emotional scene.
McAdams played heiress Allie Hamilton in The Notebook
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams Embarrassed By Notebook Audition Footage
Let's get real here.
Hey girl, did you know that Ryan Gosling is about to be a dad? Neither did anyone else until this week, but when he and girlfriend Eva Mendes broke the news, the internet exploded with highly inappropriate amounts of “grief.” Well, it was mostly just Twitter. Well, mostly just overdramatic Gosling and Notebook fans. But in honor of these poor lovestruck souls (you can read some choice tweets below) we’ve compiled a list of five other people you are never going to date – no matter how much you’d like to.
Gosling and Mendes got together in 2011, so he's technically been off the market for some time now.
Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. When asked to choose between this power couple, most people would be fine with either. Jolie is intelligent, charitable, worldly and stunning. Brad Pitt, even after his hey-day is… how do we put this delicately… hot, not to mention a creative and business-savvy force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for them, they seem to have found a good thing – lasting marriage, a whole litter of children and thriving careers to boot. Unfortunately for us, this means that both are off the market for good. The same largely applies to Beyonce and Jay Z, by the way.
Could Eva Mendes be seven months pregnant with Ryan Gosling's child?
Eva Mendes could be seven months pregnant with Ryan Gosling's baby, unconfirmed reports have suggested. As well as expecting a child, the couple could also be gearing up to get married very soon, if reports from OK! Magazine are to be believed.
"Eva is thrilled. She's been ready for motherhood for a while now, and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her," an insider told the US magazine.
The source underlined the potential significance of fatherhood for Gosling, saying "The source continued, "Ryan grew up without a dad, so he always said when he had kids, he'd be there no matter what. This is it for him."
Although their on-screen romance may have seemed perfect, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdam's off-screen relationship whilst filming 'The Notebook' was hardly blissful.
Everyone may rave about Ryan Gosling's chivalrous portrayal of Noah Calhoun in The Notebook but he was hardly as gallant off screen with his co-star Rachel McAdams. The Notebook's director, Nick Cassavetes, spoke to VH1 about how Gosling and McAdams got on whilst filming the 2004 romantic drama. Apparently it wasn't well!
Rachel McAdams starred in The Notebook as Allie.
Gosling and McAdams dated for two years after they had met on the set of the Notebook but it wasn't always smooth sailing for the couple as Cassavetes described. Gosling reportedly demanded McAdams be removed with the set as he was struggling to work with her and even wanted a stand in actress to run lines with. Cassavetes tells of one incident in which the pair was not getting on well and Gosling asked him to remove McAdams from the set. He even requested another actress be brought in so he could practise his lines.
Turns out Gosling and McAdams' legendary 'Notebook' performance wasn't as easy as it looked.
The Notebook has just turned ten, bringing the classic romance movie back into the headlines with a deluge of new interviews and trivia regarding the film. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, who play the couple central to the movie adaptation's story, have long been considered as one of the most powerful onscreen couples.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, the story charts two lovers who fall in love during the early 1940s. Local country boy Noah Calhoun and heiress Allie Hamilton embark on a romance despite a myriad of issues, including the implications of their different classes and disapproval of Allie's parents.
The chemistry between the pair was so intense that the actors dated in real-life after wrapping filming. However, director Nick Cassavetes has now revealed that the two didn't exactly hit it off during filming. "Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," he told VH-1.
An unofficial Facebook page tricked nearly 1 million people into believing the 33 year-old actor adopted a baby after his friend died of cancer.
Fans of Ryan Gosling were left feeling red-faced this past weekend.
The 33 year-old actor was recently at the center of a Father's Day hoax that manage to fool almost 1 million people, this past Sunday (June 15th).
A fake Facebook page, claiming to be Gosling's official site, shared a photograph of the star holding a baby.
Nearly a million Facebook users were fooled by a fake Ryan Gosling account which claimed the actor had tried to adopt a baby.
Well, this is awkward. Nearly one million fans were tricked by a post made on a Facebook account which they thought was run by actor Ryan Gosling. The fake account posted an image of Gosling and a baby along with a 146-word message reportedly written by Gosling. In the message the fake Gosling told the story of “how [he] became a father.”
A million Ryan Gosling fans were fooled by the post on the fake Facebook account
The message reads: “This father's day, I've decided to tell the story of how I became a father. This little guy was only 9 months old when I became his dad. His mom and I were great friends before she passed away from cancer. I promised her, I'd always look after him. So, I had decided to step up and become his dad. He brought me so much joy. He was my everything.”
Guns N' Roses posted a photo of Nicolas Cage wearing a Nicolas Cage t-shirt at their Las Vegas concert. He's not the only celeb who rocks a celebrity t-shirt from time to time.
In what may be our favourite Instagram post of all time, rock band Guns N’ Roses have shared an image of Nicolas Cage…wearing Nicolas Cage. The band posted the image, which features the iconic actor wearing a cowboy hat, blue blazer, copious beads around his neck, a pair of sunglasses and…finest of all, a t-shirt featuring an image from one of his famous fan-made memes.
Nicolas Cage may be one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, but over the past few years it’s the collection of memes and fan videos dedicated to him which he’s become best-known for. Cage’s habit of totally surrendering himself, body and soul, to a role has led to a few onscreen outbursts which fans go freaking nuts for.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage Wears Nicolas Cage Meme T-Shirt To Guns N' Roses Concert
A video showing the two young Mouseketeers has emerged online and it’s too cute for words.
A young Ryan Gosling taking acting advice from former ’N Sync-er Jc Chasez? No, this is not another Ryan Gosling fantasy we’ve dreamed up to make him seem even more adorable, it actually happened and we’ve seen the video to prove it.
Ryan Gosling got his start on Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club'
Long before The Notebook star Ryan was Hollywood’s leading heartthrob and JC was dancing in sync with Justin Timberlake, these two budding stars were getting their first taste of fame as members of Disney’s 'Mickey Mouse Club'. Yes, in 1993 a 12 year old Ryan was a Mouseketeer on the children’s series, alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. But during his two year stint on the show, young Ryan didn't get as much screen time as some of his fellow cast members, allegedly because the “other children were considered more talented.” Clearly, the Disney environment wasn't the best place for Gosling’s brooding charm to first make an appearance.
Critics have had a field day bashing 'Lost River' at Cannes.
Ryan Gosling is an actor-turned director for the gloomy Lost River, the film that premiered at Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The Drive star takes the reigns of an A-list cast for his directorial debut, which was shot in Detroit but is set in the fictional wasteland of Lost River. Billy (Christina Hendricks) is a struggling single mother with two sons, the teenage Bones (Iain De Caestecker) and a toddler.
Ryan Gosling Paints A Dark, Detroit-Dhot Drama For His Directorial Debut.
Matt Smith plays the aptly-named local psycho, Bully, who drives around down in a gold sequinned jacket bellowing into a loudhailer, intimidating Lost River residents and clashing with Bones. Billy gets offered a compere job in a freaky cabaret club where the entertainment is based on torture and mutilation.
Continue reading: “Lousy” ‘Lost River’ A Bum Note For Ryan Gosling?
Ryan Gosling may produce, direct and star in the Busby Berkeley biopic for Warner Bros.
Ryan Gosling Could Produce, Direct and Star in the Busby Berkeley Biopic
The studio has already optioned Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley by Jeffrey Spivak for an adaptation to be produced by Gosling and Marc Platt, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair have previously worked together on the 2011 crime thriller Drive.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling: Hey Girl, Let's Make A Busby Berkeley Biopic
Most of us know that Zooey Deschanel and Jared Leto are pretty musical, but there's a bunch of other celebs who also have musical skills on the side!
Those celebs are a talented bunch, sometimes even more than they let on! Lots of them are also skilled musicians on top their acting and directing day jobs. We bet you’ll never believe that some of these famous people have the time to play an instrument on top of all the other projects they’re always involved with.
Clint Eastwood made his name as an actor in movies about the Old West, before going on to become one of the most renowned directors in the movie biz. However, we bet you didn’t know that he’s also a skilled composer and has composed the film scores to accompany a selection of the movies he has directed, including Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River.
Clint Eastwood often composes the scores to his movies
Continue reading: 10 Actors Who Are Also Talented Musicians (Hint: Not Just Jared Leto!)
He may be Oscar-nominated but Matthew McConaughey wasn't first on the list.
Matthew Mcconaughey may have pulled off the performance of his career in Dallas Buyers Club but the actor apparently had to convince the movie's directors that he was the right guy to take on the role of entrepreneurial AIDS victim Ron Woodroof.
Matthew McConaughey Was Far From First Choice To Play Ron Woodroof.
Looking at the series of cheesy rom-coms that McConaughey has padded out his career with, it's fairly easy to see why director Jean-Marc Vallee was at first sceptical about casting the classically handsome, all-American beefcake actor. "I wasn't sure about Matthew at first," said Vallee to THR. "Mr. The Most Handsome Man With Muscles? Then I met him and found a man who really wanted to change perceptions and have new challenges in his career."
Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses sharp comedy to explore the messy business side of cinema. Both smart and very funny, it may not tell us much that we don't know (mainly that it's almost impossible to get a film financed unless it's a blockbuster with bankable stars), but it reveals things in ways that make us wonder about the future of the movies.
The film follows actor Alec Baldwin and director James Toback as they head to the Cannes Film Festival to secure funding for their planned Iraq-set riff on Last Tango in Paris. They meet with a variety of experts who tell them that their hoped-for budget is three times too high for a movie starring Baldwin and Neve Campbell. So they talk to Chastain, Bejo and Kruger about taking over the lead role. They also consult with a range of prominent filmmakers including Scorsese, Coppola, Polanski and the Last Tango maestro himself, Bertolucci. But the more time they spend with the people who control the money, the more they wonder if their movie will ever get made.
It's fairly clear from the start that Last Tango in Tikrit is a joke project, but everyone takes it seriously. And as they talk to prospective investors, Baldwin and Toback consider adjusting the film to get more cash by, for example, shooting scenes in Russia or China. It's fascinating to hear these billionaires offer advice on how to get their movie made. And hilariously, no one worries about Baldwin's insistence that the story requires explicit sexual scenes.
Continue reading: Seduced And Abandoned Review
At this point, the rumors are still unconfirmed.
The rumor mill is churning once again and this time it’s got Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. So far the gossip is just that – gossip, but according to Us Weekly, the once happy couple are now not just headed, but have actually reached Splitsville some time ago.
Could Ryan Gosling find himself singe soon?
The ever reliable “unnamed source” reports to Us that Gosling and Mendes briefly broke up up about six months ago, having briefly called it quits on their relationship. This “source” also says that things have been rocky between the high profile lovers ever since.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are facing relationship issues as they fight over the actress's jealousy.
They announced their relationship together by stepping out in the fairy-tale world of Disneyland over two years ago and now the duo's romance is reportedly on the verge of ending.
According to Us Weekly, Gosling and Mendes split up six months ago for a brief period of time and their relationship hasn't fully recovered since.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes: Hollywood's Hottest Couple On The Rocks
JUST DECIDE ALREADY!
Scott Eastwood, the son of Western movie star Clint Eastwood, is the latest in a long line of names to be associated with the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming, ill-fated film adaptation of EL James' raunchy trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. The role has had to be recast after former Grey, Charlie Hunnam, walked out over purported scheduling difficulties.
The New Grey?
At this point in time, been described as the 50 Shades frontrunner pretty much means that you're the only male actor left in Hollywood who hasn't already been associated with the role. The list's too long for us to name them all, but notable rumoured former "frontrunners" have included Ian Somerhalder, Jamie Dorkin, Ryan Gosling and Matt Bomer.
Continue reading: Scott Eastwood Circling '50 Shades' Role? Does Anyone Still Care?
The actress is reportedly having a hard time dealing with the role.
It was going rather well for the Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her team: after what seemed like ages they'd managed to pull off a great casting decision, choosing two actors on the cusp of big-time fame. However, they were not only hit by a 90k strong petition telling them their choice was wrong; they had to say goodbye to Charlie Hunnam, AKA Christian Grey, and learn their Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, had a touch of the heebie jeebies too.
Dakota Johnson Could Be Thinking Of Leaving '50 Shades.'
Sons of Anarchy star Hunnam's exit was confirmed earlier this week due to an "immersive TV schedule" that would prevent the actor from being able to fully prepare for the role of Christian Grey. The film took a hit, author EL James sent her best, and fans began to wonder whether Hunnam had secretly been influenced by the petition launched to replace him and Johnson with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is sexiest movie star according to Empire poll, with Emma Watson landing the sexiest female star title.
The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star isn't the most likely sex symbol of Hollywood, but the Brit definitely proved to be best after he was picked by 50,000 more fans than any of the other movie screen hotties. Perhaps the people of the world prefer the mysterious, intelligent look these days - or maybe it's just the accent as 'The Avengers' star Tom Hiddleston came in at second place.
We're surprised at the outcome as 'Man Of Steel' hunk Henry Cavill and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' cutie Ryan Gosling looked like dead certs to receive the honour, with the latter's numerous onscreen romances (we all remember 'The Notebook') and the former's portrayal of Superman, one of the most charming characters ever created.
The Giving Tree was the inspiration for Ryan Gosling's tattoo.
Ryan Gosling's tattoos. Yeah you've googled them. If you like tattoos and you like curling up in front of a Ryan Gosling movie with a big bowl of popcorn, than you've googled Ryan Gosling's tattoos. But do you know the story behind them?
Well, one of them is a bit of a DIY job in which Gosling tried to draw a monster's hand dropping a bloody heart. The other is a ghostly lady, which looks pretty cool, but there's a real behind the third.
It's the recognizable cover of the children's book, The Giving Tree, which Gosling's mother used to read him as a youngster. The picture book written and published by Shel Silverstein has been translated to numerous languages, though remains one of the most divisive books in children's literature.
Who will play Batman in the 2015 Superman: Man of Steel sequel? Speculation is already rife with actors including Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Joe Manganiello suggested by media outlets as possibilities.
The question on every DC fans lips since director Zack Snyder announced plans for the next Superman film, which will feature Batman, is who will play the caped crusader? Christian Bale, who starred in the Dark Knight trilogy, is definitely out of the running as he has no interest in reprising the role.
Ryan Gosling at a special screening of Only God Forgives at the BAM Harvey Theatre, New York.
Here's what we know about the film so far: Snyder announced at last month's San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel is in the works and will star Henry Cavill as Superman. The script is currently being written by David Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel. The film is due to be released in cinemas in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin next year. Owing to the film's tight schedule, reports are suggesting Snyder's casting decisions will be revealed in the next few weeks.
Continue reading: 'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel: Who Will Play Batman?
Gosling might be ahead in the public polls, but Brolin has the insider vote
So it would appear as though Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin have ascended to the top of the list for the next Batman. The moody pair are apparently both deemed grumpy and good looking enough to play the mega-rich benefactor-cum-superhero when he next appears, probably in Man of Steel 2 when they’ll be fighting Henry Cavill’s Superman.
But who should it be?
Ryan Gosling ready for a fight in Only God Forgives
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Or Josh Brolin - Who Should Be The Next Batman?
Wahlberg and Washington host an all-star New York premiere, Seyfried and Stone face their fans, Stiller shows his epic vision for Walter Mitty's secret life, Johnny Knoxville makes a Borat-style comedy...
The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.
Audiences expecting Drive 2 from this reteaming of Gosling and Winding Refn will be disappointed: this is a stylishly original movie that refuses to play by the rules. It's a very dark revenge thriller that unfolds like a surreal, blood-soaked dream as it spirals toward an ending that can't possibly be happy. And even though it's difficult to identify with anyone on-screen, the film is emotionally riveting.
Winding Refn sets the story in Bangkok, with Gosling starring as Julian, a passive guy who's working for his older drug-dealing brother Billy (Burke). But when Billy kills a teen prostitute in a drugged stupor, a nasty cycle of revenge begins. Detective Chang (Pansringarm) allows the victim's father (Wattanakul) to avenge her death, which comes at a price. So as Julian seeks his own vengeance, he understands that Chang is the real villain here. Then Julian's mother Crystal (Scott Thomas) turns up, refusing to listen to reason as she storms into the situation and makes everything much, much worse.
Using an Eastern sense of karma, Winding Refn throws Julian, Crystal and Chang into a torturous deathmatch. Events unfold with very little dialog, which emphasises the lurid colours and densely shadowed settings. Expertly shot and edited, the film is awash in ambiguity, making it feel like a David Lynch movie in which much of what we're watching is an absurd nightmare. And even as the morality gets increasingly murky, the film never preaches to us. It's challenging, provocative and extremely unsettling.
Continue reading: Only God Forgives Review
Hey UK, are you ready for Ryan Gosling's 'Only God Forgives'?
Ryan Gosling has defended his latest movie Only God Forgives for what seems like the ten billionth time, though admits the shocking violence and unconventional narrative structure will alienate audiences.
Ryan Gosling in 'Only God Forgives;
Collaborating with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding-Refn for the second time, the Hollywood poster-boy plays a violent drug dealer on the hunt for his brother's killer in Bangkok.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Admits Blood-Drenched 'Only God Forgives' Will Alienate
Henry Cavill has a couple of ideas on keeping Superman relevant and realistic.
Henry Cavill has given the first hint at the possible plot direction for the Batman vs Superman movie, telling io9.com that Lois Lane must discover Clark Kent's secret for the franchise to remain realistic.
"...if we're trying to base it [on] reality, there's no way that Lois has these direct interactions with Superman, and then doesn't recognize Clark sitting next to her in the office," Cavill quite rightly asserted at Comic-Con, "If she falls in love with Superman, and she's ignoring a guy who looks just like Superman, behaves just like him, and has the same kind of mannerisms and behavior, then what does that say about Lois? I like this relationship. She saves him just as much as he saves her."
Has Cavill just hit the nail on the head? It's an issue that has plagued superhero movies for years. In the modern age of movies, filmmakers simply cannot treat audiences like idiots any longer. Lois Lane knows Clark Kent is Superman. She does. So let's see it play out on screen.
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