Gosling's reaction to the mix-up when 'La La Land' was accidentally awarded Best Picture instead of 'Moonlight' at last month's Oscars was brilliant.
Ryan Gosling’s reaction to the much-discussed and dissected ‘Wrong Best Film’-gate incident at last month’s Oscars won him a great deal of respect – but the star has now explained that he was stifling his giggles out of relief more than anything else.
Gosling was on stage with the rest of the La La Land cast and producers at February’s Academy Awards, when a few minutes in to their time proceedings were halted and confusion reigned for a few moments before it was announced that Moonlight had actually won the Best Picture gong.
But the 36 year old star was not just covering up his disappointment when he started giggling at the whole thing.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Explains Giggles At Oscars Best Film Mix-Up
After his Oscar nomination for La La Land, Ryan Gosling is back singing and playing the piano on screen as a musician in Terrence Malick's new film Song to Song, starring opposite Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara.
The cast was in Austin, Texas, this month for the film's premiere at South by Southwest festival, where it was filmed. And Gosling was excited to finally see the finished film. "We made it maybe four years ago now or something," he says, "and so many things happened, it was such a unique process. But it's a Terrence Malick film!"
Malick is notorious for his filmmaking style, in which he shoots a wide range of scenes and then crafts the narrative in the editing room. "My character went through so many different incarnations," Gosling says. "And that's kind of the interesting thing about the way Terrence Malick works. He's sort of finding it as he goes along."
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Embraced Terrence Malick's 'Different Way Of Working'
The actor opened up about his 'Song To Song' experience with Patti Smith at SXSW.
Ryan Gosling has opened up about his 'unique experience' working alongside a variety of musicians on his latest film 'Song To Song', including the punk legend Patti Smith. Shot five years ago, much of the movie features scenes from actual live music festivals.
Ryan Gosling stars opposite Michael Fassbender in 'Song To Song'
Terrence Malick's music-based romantic drama was partly shot at Austin City Limits music festival in 2012, with a variety of musical guests making cameo appearances along the way. It was certainly a lot of fun for these actors to get to spend time with real rockstars.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Thought Working With Patti Smith Was 'Incredible'
A German chef named Ludwig Lehner, who bears only a passing resemblance to the Hollywood A-lister, accepted the Goldene Kamera award this week.
An entirely unconvincing impersonator posed as Hollywood star Ryan Gosling in order to pick a German film award this week, as the result of complicated prank executed by comedians Joko and Klaas.
The actor himself, the recent star of La La Land and who has been cleaning up at awards ceremonies across the world, was expected to attend by the organisers of the Goldene Kamera awards. However, they had been pranked into believing this by prankster duo Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, who had set up a fake talent agency to fool them.
The real Ryan Gosling attending a pre-Oscars event in 2017
Continue reading: 'Fake Ryan Gosling' Accepts German Film Award In Elaborate Prank
The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two aspiring songwriters named Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) become entwined in two overlapping love triangles with a major player in the music business named Cook (Michael Fassbender) - who encourages them to take their music careers further - and a charming waitress (Natalie Portman). As much as their lives are about making it in the industry and becoming world renowned successes, their lives get more complicated by disloyalty, temptation and infatuation with each other, pushing all of them ultimately further away. Can love last when betrayal lies at every corner?
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Both actors were originally set for the musical, but ended up being replaced by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
La La Land is currently dominating awards season with stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling each picking up a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for their lead roles. But while it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing Mia and Sebastian, originally it was meant to be Emma Watson and Miles Teller singing and dancing their way around Hollywood.
Now a report by Page Six has claimed that both Watson and Teller lost out on the roles for being ‘too demanding’ and the film’s award season success has left both stars at war with their agents.
Emma Watson was nearly cast as Mia in La La Land
Continue reading: Why Did Emma Watson And Miles Teller Lose Out On 'La La Land' Roles?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stays at the top in spite of the success of Hidden Figures
It was a close run affair but Rogue One continued its dominance of the box office by staying at the top of the charts for a fourth consecutive week. The eight instalment in the Star Wars franchise narrowly retained the top spot by holding off the Fox production, Hidden Figures.
Janelle Monae Attends The International Film Festival Awards Gala
Continue reading: Rogue One Edges Hidden Figures In The Box Office
Gosling will team up with his 'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle for the biopic, which begins filming in 2017.
Ryan Gosling is to reunite with his La La Land director Damien Chazelle in a biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, in which Gosling will play the first man on the moon.
The 36 year old actor is to play Armstrong in First Man, a project that will begin shooting in 2017. He’s apparently been attached to project for more than a whole year, with rumours beginning in December 2015, but he’s only recently penned a deal for the role.
Josh Singer, an Oscar winner for his script for Spotlight last year, wrote the movie based on James Hansen’s biography ‘First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong’. It is set to centre around Armstrong primarily, but will also tackle the lengthy endeavours that he, NASA and the country had to go through to put a man on the moon in the sixties.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Signs Up For Neil Armstrong Biopic 'First Man'
The official announcement trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and while we still know little about the plot, we do get a glimpse of Ryan Gosling in his leading role as Officer K. We see him approaching the wreckage of what looks like a blimp and then an empty building in which he comes across a gun-wielding Harrison Ford who returns as Rick Deckard. The movie is based 30 years after events in the first movie, the LAPD's Officer K is the new blade runner in town, but his job gets a lot more complicated when he uncovers the truth behind the replicants' existence and sets out to find the long lost Deckard.
Continue: Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement Trailer
Gosling got clocked by Ford while filming 'Blade Runner 2049'.
The accidental punch came when the two actors were shooting a fight scene for the upcoming sequel, where Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
Ryan Gosling was punched in the face by his hero Harrison Ford
The actor caught the eye of a casting director, but no one else was convinced.
Ryan Gosling could have scored a part in ‘Gilmore Girls’, if only he didn’t fluff his audition, according to one of the show’s casting directors.
At the 'Gilmore Girls' Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Connecticut on Friday night, casting director Jami Rudofsky shared an awesome behind-the-scenes story about how a young Gosling very nearly was a Gilmore guy.
Ryan Gosling was very nearly a Gilmore Guy
Continue reading: What Could Have Been: Ryan Gosling Was Nearly Cast In 'Gilmore Girl's
'Blade Runner 2049' is to be released on October 6th, 2017.
The hugely anticipated sequel to the iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner finally has an official title: Blade Runner 2049.
In contrast to existing reports about when it might be released, the film now also has a confirmed release of October 6th, 2017 – precisely one year after the studio Alcon made the announcement on Thursday.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve (who helmed the likes of Sicario and the forthcoming movie Arrival), the sci-fi sequel is set to see Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard from the 1982 original. Hollywood A-lister Ryan Gosling also has a leading role, and he’ll be starring alongside Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ana de Armas.
Continue reading: 'Blade Runner' Sequel Gets Official Title And Release Date
The actor’s ‘Hamlet’ commitments nearly cost him the superhero role.
Benedict Cumberbatch will make his superhero debut in next year in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. But it almost wasn’t to be for the ‘Sherlock’ actor, as his commitments to stage play Hamlet nearly cost him the role.
Benedict Cumberbatch filming Doctor Strange
Speaking to Empire magazine, the film’s director Scott Derrickson said that Cumberbatch was “the only actor we seriously considered” for the superhero role. But unfortunately, Cumberbatch had already signed on to play Hamlet at London’s Barbican in the autumn of 2015.
Reports say the couple secretly wed earlier this year.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are reportedly already man and wife and nobody knew about it! According to the latest issue of US Weekly, the intensely private couple, who welcomed their second daughter in April, wed in a secret ceremony earlier this year.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes reportedly tied the knot earlier this year
A source told the magazine that Eva and Ryan quietly wed sometime a few months ago, in front of a small group of family and friends. “Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple,” a source close to Mendes said.
Continue reading: Did Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Secretly Tie The Knot?
The movie won the People's Choice Award at TIFF at the weekend.
Everyone is raving about the upcoming musical 'La La Land' since it landed the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and there's a good reason why. If history is anything to go by, TIFF awards are usually a good indication of what lies in store for the Oscars.
Damien Chazelle's movie about two creative souls struggling to survive on a pittance and living in Los Angeles has been announced as the People's Choice Award at the Canadian festival yesterday (September 18th 2016), and the world will get a chance to see the new film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in December.
Continue reading: 'La La Land' Could Be An Oscar Contender After Toronto Film Festival Win
Gosling and Stone worked together for the third time in their careers on 'La La Land', and spoke about each other at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
Ryan Gosling has spoken about working with Emma Stone for the third time in their careers, on the new critically-acclaimed musical La La Land – and reckons they get on so well because she could be secretly Canadian!
The two stars spoke in a Q&A session together at the Toronto International Film Festival this week about their new movie, which received three standing ovations when it was screened on Monday night (September 12th).
“I like working with Emma because I think she's secretly Canadian,” the Canadian native joked. “That's why we get along so well – she's wildly apologetic for no reason.”
The musical has brought critics in Venice back to the golden age of Hollywood.
La La Land, the musical comedy-drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has generated some major Oscar buzz after premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Directed by Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, critics are saying the movie harkens back to the Hollywood of old and are predicting it will score multiple Oscar nominations next year.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Stone stars as an aspiring actress who works as a waitress, serving coffees to movie stars in-between auditions. While working she meets jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling) and the pair strike up a romance, which becomes threatened when their dreams start to come true.
Mendes gave birth to her second daughter Amada Lee in April, just 12 days after the death of her brother Carlos.
Actress Eva Mendes is known for keeping her relationship with Ryan Gosling intensely private, so much so that no one knew the couple were expecting their second child until weeks before the baby’s birth. But speaking to Latina magazine, Mendes opened up on the birth of Amada Lee, who shares the name name as her sister Esmeralda Amada.
Eva Mendes welcomed second daughter Amada Lee in April
When asked by the magazine why she chose to name both her daughters Amada, Mendes explained: “My grandmother’s name is Amada, and Esmeralda Amada is the name of our oldest. We had a few names picked out for our new baby, and when she was born, we didn’t feel like those names were her."
Continue reading: Eva Mendes Reveals Why She Gave Daughters The Same Name
The actor loves being surrounded by females.
Ryan Gosling just made his never-ending female fanbase love him even more with his feminist stance, insisting that women are 'better' than men. And having grown-up surrounded by women and now being the father of two young girls, it's easy to see how he's come to that conclusion.
Ryan Gosling has always loved women
In an interview with the Evening Standard recently, he made the bold claim that he thought women were better evolved than men, particularly when it came to learning as young children. He should know having two little girls - 18-month-old Esmeralda and newborn Amada - of his own.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Insists That Women Are Better Than Men
Writer-director Shane Black returns to the comedy-noir vibe of his 2005 hit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with this riotously funny thriller set in late-1970s Los Angeles. It's an entertaining mix of hilarious action mayhem, slapstick and violence anchored by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, who unexpectedly prove to be a superb comedy double-act.
It's 1977, and private detective Holland (Gosling) is searching for a porn star who was spotted alive after dying in a car crash. His investigation leads him to Amelia (Margaret Qualley), who has hired the thug Jackson (Crowe) to keep people off her tail. After beating up Holland, Jackson realises that maybe they should be working together, as other cases seem to be dovetailing around Amelia's politically powerful mother (Kim Basinger). But now Holland and Jackson are being chased by the legendary assassin John Boy (Matt Bomer). And Holland is having a terrible time keeping his bright 13-year-old daughter Holly (Angourie Rice) from getting involved in this dangerous case.
Gosling and Crowe play Holland and Jackson as a classic comedy duo along the lines of Abbott and Costello or Hope and Crosby: bumbling idiots who somehow manage to save the day due to dumb luck and someone smart looking out for them. In this case, their guardian angel is Holly, and young Aussie actress Rice more than holds her own against these A-list stars. Holly is the only person on-screen who has a clue what's actually going on, and Rice effortlessly walks off with the film, giving a knowing performance that's hugely engaging. The other scene-stealer is Bomer, whose slick, overconfident killer is simply screaming to be taken down a peg or two.
Continue reading: The Nice Guys Review
Gosling and his wife Eva Mendes welcomed their second daughter, Amada, last month.
Ryan Gosling has spoken about life with his newly extended family, saying that the experience is magical having welcomed his second daughter last month.
He told ‘Good Morning America’ host Amy Robach earlier this week that he’s enjoying life at home, despite being outnumbered three to one by girls now that he and his wife Eva Mendes had added newborn Amada to their family. “It's heaven,” he said, “it's like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels.”
Ryan Gosling at the premiere of 'The Nice Guys'
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling Speaks About His Two Daughters
The movie hits Cannes later this week.
Cannes Film Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow and definitely one of the movies everyone's dying to see is Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe's 'The Nice Guys'. Directed by Shane Black, this one-of-a-kind crime comedy arrives at Cannes' Grand Theatre Lumiere on May 15th 2016.
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star in The Nice Guys
It's a new venture for Oscar nominated Ryan Gosling, who everyone always expects to appear in super serious movies like 'The Notebook', 'Only God Forgives' and 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'. But here he proves he has got a funny side too in this 70s-set tale of two 'detectives' (Gosling as Holland March and Crowe as Jackson Healy) out to solve the mysterious case of a missing girl.
The couple are already parents to 17 month old daughter Esmeralda.
Eva Mendes is expecting her second baby with her long-term partner Ryan Gosling, new reports suggest. A source told E! News on Thursday evening (April 14th) that the actress is already in her second trimester, but the couple has not yet officially commented on the reports.
42 year old Mendes and 35 year old Gosling are already parents to a 17 month old daughter, Esmeralda Amada. They’ve always kept their private lives off limits to the media, and have not yet shared any pictures of their daughter with their fans.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are reportedly expecting their second baby
Continue reading: Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Expecting Another Baby
The long awaited sequel will star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Robin Wright has reportedly joined the cast of the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel, which is due to begin filming in July. Wright stars as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series ‘House of Cards’ and the actress is currently filming Wonder Woman, in which she plays the titular character’s aunt General Antiope.
Robin Wright has reportedly landed a role in the Blade Runner sequel.
The news was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter, who wrote that Wright was in ‘final negotiations’ to star in the film, There are said to be three major female roles, and Wright has taken one of them.
Continue reading: Robin Wright Reportedly Set To Join 'Blade Runner' Sequel
The long-awaited sequel will arrive in January 2018, a full 36 years after the original.
The long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner has at last got an official release, of January 12th 2018, according to its production company Alcon Entertainment.
The follow-up to the cult classic, released in 1982, is currently untitled but is believed to start shooting in July this year. Ryan Gosling has recently been confirmed as joining Harrison Ford, the star of the original, but it’s not thought that any of Ford’s co-stars from the first movie (Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah) will be appearing in the sequel.
Harrison Ford will be in the 'Blade Runner' sequel, which now has a Jan 12, 2018 release date
Continue reading: 'Blade Runner' Sequel Gets Release Date
Smart and snappy, this comedy is one of the scariest films of the year, using humour to outline the 2008 economic collapse from the inside. With characters who are based on real people, the film shows how economists made a fortune from the financial devastation inflicted on millions of families. And the movie cleverly points out that all of this happened (and people are still getting away with it) because the general public can't be bothered to pay attention.
Things were so booming in the first years of this century that it was easy for the media to divert the attention of Americans away from the dark underbelly of the financial world, creating big scandals out of nothing, spurring rampant buying sprees and making stars of non-entities like the Kardashians. Meanwhile in 2005, investment expert Michael Burry (Christian Bale) noticed that America's mortgage market was turning toxic. So he offered to "short" it, betting against this always-stable market by purchasing credit default swaps. The banks thought they would make a fortune from him, carrying on their dangerous practices. But other experts saw Burry's point, including the nerdy genius Mark Baum (Steve Carell), the shark-like Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) and a pair of newbies (Finn Wittrock and John Magaro) who tip off their reclusive mentor Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt). When the economy imploded, these men became billionaires.
Director-cowriter Adam McKay is better known for silly movies like Anchorman, so he packs this film with raucous cutaways to pop culture references of the period, as well as hilariously absurd explanations of economic issues from, for example, Margot Robbie in a bubble bath or Selena Gomez playing blackjack. This approach actually heightens the horror of what's going on as fraudulent bankers and corrupt government officials conspire to undermine the foundations of the economy. Although the explanations still feel like gibberish to mere mortals, it's at least presented in a way that's entertaining.
Continue reading: The Big Short Review
'The Big Short' tells the story of the outsiders in the finance world who bet against the big banks and won.
In The Big Short Ryan Gosling plays a bank trader who along with a few like-minded individuals, helps predict the financial collapse and the housing market crisis by betting against the big banks. While the film blends both comedy and drama, the actor describes it as a ‘cautionary tale,’ that carries a moral message for all.
Ryan Gosling stars in The Big Short.
“What makes the film special is that although its characters are walking a moral tightrope the film never really is, because the film never celebrates the score that the characters pull of in the end,” Gosling said. For the filmmakers the difficulty lay in finding the balance between telling the story in an entertaining way, but also being careful not to celebrate the end result.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling On The 'Cautionary Tale' Of 'The Big Short'
If you're on the wrong side of the law and looking for someone to send a special kind of 'message', Jackson Healey might just be the man you call. One day his work takes him to the door of Holland March where he leaves his own particular type of message for Holland, a private detective who's currently a little down on his luck.
When an employee of the Department Of Justice finds that her daughter has gone missing, she employs Healey to find her by any means necessary. Out of his depth, Healey calls on the best private eye he knows. Initially very hesitant to work with the guy who only recently sucker punched him, Holland agrees to help find the girl.
As clues are revealed, it looks like Amelia (The missing girl) has somehow become intertwined with the mob who are trying to branch out in LA. As the amateurs hunt down Amelia, the case takes them down dangerous paths they never thought they'd venture down.
The actor has made a rare comment about his relationship with partner Eva Mendes.
Ryan Gosling is looking forward to spending Christmas this year with girlfriend Eva Mendes and their 14-month-old daughter Esmeralda. Speaking to Hello! Canada, the intensely private actor made a rare comment about his relationship with Mendes, describing her as ‘the person I’m supposed to be with.’
Ryan Gosling is looking for to spending Christmas with Eva Mendes and their daughter Esmeralda.
When asked about spending Christmas with his family this year, Gosling said he was excited as his daughter is a little bit older this time around. “This will be our first Christmas where (Esmeralda is) sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting,” Gosling said.
Critics' awards in Los Angeles and London bring out local stars, while Johnny Depp's Mortdecai premieres in Berlin, London and L.A. Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe and Jesse Eisenberg are snapped on their film sets, and new trailers debut for Kidnapping Mr Heineken and Good Kill...
A-list celebrities turned out in Hollywood for the starry Critics' Choice Movie Awards last weekend, including Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley, Ethan Hawke, Rosamund Pike, Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard, David Oyelowo, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams and Chris Hemsworth. Jared Leto even matched his outfit to the blue carpet.
Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling - in the same cast?
Following the critical and commercial success of Moneyball, Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company have put together an all-star cast to adapt another of Michael Lewis' bestsellers. Sources tell Variety that Pitt himself will star in The Big Short, alongside Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling.
Moneyball, an adaptation of Michael Lewis's book, starred the late Philip Seymour Hoffman
Based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the movie will tell the story of the build up to the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis in 2007-2010. Adam McKay is adapting the book for the screen.
Continue reading: 'The Big Short': Is This The Most A-List Cast, Ever?
The video has been unearthed as the romance turns ten.
Once of the world's best-loved romance movies, The Notebook, has just turned ten, marking a decade since the then little-known actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were catapulted into the spotlight with their breath-taking performance and onscreen chemistry.
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.
Gosling's role as Noah was apparently secured fairly early on but director Nick Cassavetes had an extensive hunt for a leading lady to play Allie. In a newly-released audition tape, it's clear to see why Cassavetes and Gosling knew instantly that they wanted the Mean Girls actress for the movie.
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams' 'The Notebook' Audition Tape Will Give You Shivers
Contenders jostle for Cannes Film Festival awards on Sunday, 'Star Wars' offers fans a chance to join the cast, and 'Batman v Superman' starts filming in Michigan. New trailers arrive for action blockbusters 'Transformers', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Kingsman' and 'Life of Crime'...
As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike Leigh's 'Mr Turner' starring Timothy Spall, the Dardenne brothers' 'Two Days One Night' starring Marion Cotillard and Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' starring Hilary Swank. Disappointments have included Olivier Dahan's 'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman and Ryan Gosling's directing debut 'Lost River' starring Christina Hendricks. Take a look over our own top five Palme d'Or Winner predictions.
But for most movie fans, the even bigger news is that 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has started filming at Pinewood in London, complete with a competition fans can enter for a chance to actually appear in the movie. In a video clip for the charity initiative Star Wars: Force for Change, Jj Abrams explained this week that the programme will work with Unicef to help children around the world. Watch 'Star Wars: Force For Change' Trailer.
Gosling's first crack at directing hasn't been the critical success many expected
Ryan Gosling was the guy; plastering the walls of Tumblr pages with endless looping gifs of his chiselled physique. He wanted more, and despite being linked with every film requiring a handsome, brooding lead, he turned his hand to directing and writing with ‘Lost River’.
Ryan Gosling poses for the paps at Cannes 2014
But it hasn’t gone according to plan for the golden boy, who has been replaced at the centre of the GIF universe by Jennifer Lawrence – the Internet’s new ‘look what that person did’ sensation. ‘Lost River’ has been all but panned by the critics at its Cannes 2014 debut.
Continue reading: Lost River: Ryan Gosling Steps Behind The Camera To Critical... Oh
The 33 year-old actor's directorial debut premièred on Tuesday morning at the Cannes Film Festival, and critics have already ruthlessly blasted the fantasy flick.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut 'Lost River' was screened for the first time on Tuesday (May 20th) at the Cannes Film Festival.
The flick was considered as one of the most anticipated at the annual event and as the showing premiered in the morning, critics who attended the packed theatre are already giving their feedback.
But unfortunately for Gosling, his first time working behind the camera has been unanimously panned.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Fails To Impress Critics At Cannes Debut
It seems people care about the Sexiest Man Alive title. A lot.
Adam Levine was voted People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013. If that sounds a bit off to you, you wouldn’t be alone. The announcement prompted mild uproar from People readers and other internet dwellers. Some Facebook and Twitter users offered up their own suggestions for the… coveted honor, including Henry Cavill, Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Gosling. At this point there are even several lists of alternative sexy men, floating out there in the ether. Leonardo DiCapprio, Donald Glover, and even Sir Patrick Stewart have also been mentioned.
The title left more than a few readers disgruntled.
Seriously interntet, we get it. You all like to make lists of your celebrity crushes. There’s no shame in that, but let’s not hurt Mr. Levine’s feelings here. Before we all start writing Change.org petitions (remember when those were for actual causes?) let’s take stock.
Empire readers demonstrated remarkably good taste in movie stars.
From Hermione Granger, nerd extraordinaire, to the sexiest female movie star on Earth, according to Empire readers. Emma Watson was voted the hottest actress in the world by the publication, with Benedict Cumberbatch being voted the sexiest male. This according to the British magazine’s reader poll, released earlier today.
Growing up in the public eye doesn't seem to have had any adverse effects on Ms. Watson.
Other guys, who made overly enthusiastic fans swoon this year include Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill and Ryan Gosling, who only made it to Number 4, strangely enough. In news that surprised absolutely no one, not only did Tom Hiddleston make the top 10, but so did fellow Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, respectively. Empire readers do have a point, after all, world saving abilities are always sexy. And of course, with the upcoming release of Thor: The Dark World and plenty of buzz surrounding Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's no wonder that these are the actors on everyone's mind right now.
Continue reading: Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch Voted Sexiest People By Empire Poll
Another packed week in the entertainment world was dominated by the Breaking Bad finale on AMC Sunday. Walter White's story finally came to an end, but how did things finish? Elsewhere, Marc Jacobs unexpectedly left Louis Vuitton, and Tom Clancy died aged 66.
Respect the Chemistry: After five seasons, Breaking Bad came to its explosive conclusion on Sunday, finishing Walter White's journey from "Mr Chips to Scarface." Check out which episodes our writers chose as their favorite.
Leaving Vuitton: HUGE news from the fashion world this week, with Marc Jacobs announcing his departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on his own collections. Jacobs has been with the house for 16 years, establishing himself as one of the finest designers of the planet. If not the best. Read more about his departure here.
Christina Aguilera flaunted her figure for Maxim's October issue. In the magazine's interview she defined sexy; which is definitely not being serenaded.
Christina Aguilera showed off her curves for October's edition of Maxim magazine.
Christina Aguilera at the Time's 100 Most Influential People In The World, held in April at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Aguilera has been criticised for her weight loss and gain - unfairly- since the birth of her son Max in 2008. However, the pop star was not afraid to show some skin and her curves in photographs for the magazine. Accompanying the tasteful pictures was an interview in which Aguilera discussed how she'd define sexy, what turns her on and who she'd prefer Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Flaunts Curves For October's Maxim
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are petitioning producers of the film adaptation to alter their casting decision. It was announced 2nd September, Christian Grey would be played by Charlie Hunnam and Anastasia Steele would be portrayed by Dakota Johnson. However, fans have other ideas for who should appear in the roles.
Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy are in uproar following the casting announcements on Monday. Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will be playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' raunchy novels.
Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey.
Fans may have their own ideas about who should portray the characters of E.L. James' bestselling series. However, it seems unlikely anything will change despite the outcry. The film's producer, Dana Brunetti, has defended the casting; tweeting in mock surprise of the negative comments. He went so far as to accuse those attacking the casting decision of not being "true fans".
Continue reading: Fifty Shades Of Grey Fans Petition For Casting Changes
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged as one of the potential stars of the upcoming 'Star Wars' reboot, various rumours state
Benedict Cumberbatch won lavish amounts of praise for his portrayal as (spoiler) main antagonist John Harrison/Khan Noonien Singh in Star Wars Into Darkness, and his first proper steps into big screen sci-fi may have earned him a call up to one of the biggest sci-fi jobs in Hollywood. This Brit actor is reportedly in discussions to star in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode Seven, working alongside his Star Trek director JJ Abbrams again, various reports suggest (Film Chronicles were first to reports).
Cumberbatch could be returning to a villainous role in the Star Wars reboot
The star of BBC series Sherlock, which returns to our screens soon, is rumoured to be in advanced talks with Disney and those working closely with the Star Wars project to feature in an unspecified role in the upcoming picture. It is unknown what role Cumberbatch might be playing as the storyline is being heavily guarded by the select few that have been given any insight into the project. Chances are, we won't find out whether Cumberbatch, or anyone else for that matter, have even been approached to star in the film for a good few months, as Disney continue to keeps their clandestine operation running in the upmost secrecy.
Continue reading: Is Benedict Cumberbatch Our First 'Star Wars: Episode Seven' Star?
He may have to fight the suit off its current owner
Marky Mark Wahlberg has been a tough guy in approximately nine billion films, but he’s never been a comic book superhero like Christian Bale and Robert Downey Jr have. And it’s the latter he wants to replace as Iron Man, should he be given the chance.
Downey Jr. as Tony Stark - the Iron Man
"I would like to take over the Iron Man franchise for Robert Downey, [but] it's one of those things where I kind of like playing real people, [so] I've never been asked,” he explained to Yahoo! Movies. "Once I was kind of being talked about for the Robin role in Batman... somebody dodged a bullet!"
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg Wants To Strap On The 'Iron Man' Suit And Fight Bad Guys
So far, the predictions are as far-fetched as reporter's imaginations can go.
Advance planning for “Man of Steel 2” is well underway and that can only mean one thing – Warner Bross and DC are looking for their next Batman. Sure, they could have teamed up Kale-El with, say, Wonder Woman for their next step towards the franchise to end all franchises – Justice League. As it stands, though, the list of contenders is largely male, white and around the age of 40.
Predictions abound as to Henry Cavill's co-star in Man of Steel 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, quite a few actors have been considered for the part – from Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (could you imagine Rick Grimes as Superman?) to trending names such as Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. More outlandish rumors have even pegged Simon Pegg (ha!) and Daniel Dae Kim as being in the running. As of yet, however, no one is actually in the running.
It's just one of those films...
There’s a lot to love in Only God Forgives – or hate, depending on where exactly on the love/hate Nicholas Winding Refn spectrum your sympathies lie. This film is no Drive, by any stretch of the imagination and will not endear the Gosling/Winding Refn duo to any fans of that film. Still, the things that get some moviegoers to demand their money back are the exact same things that make others love this movie.
Continue reading: There's A Lot To Love (And Hate) In "Only God Forgives"
Despite feverish internet rumors that Ryan Gosling will become the next Batman, it looks like it won't happen.
Ever since Zack Snyder announced a Superman/Batman film in the works at last weekend's Comic-Con, the internet has exploded with rumors; few of which have been about the movie and more about who should replace Christian Bale as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.
Ryan Gosling's was a name that surfaced quickly and it's easy to see why: Gosling has great stage presence and, as we saw in Drive, the ability to flip from calm to guns blazing in mere seconds. What Culture say that the 32 year-old "perfectly fits this more brutal and tortured Batman, not to mention that he possesses the suave playboy looks to serve as the cover story." So it's a shame really that it's not going to be Ryan.
Sorry Gosling Fans, It's Probably Not Going To Be Ryan.
Continue reading: Tyler Hoechlin More Likely To Be Batman Than Ryan Gosling: Here's Why
Gosling has played this character before, but are we bored?
When Only God Forgives – one of Ryan Gosling’s moody thrillers – debuted at Cannes Film Festival, opinion was polarized. Some critics were sucked in by Nicolas Winding Refn slick style while others labelled his efforts as dull. If Gosling is more popular anywhere but America, though, it’s in England, and it’s in England that the film next lands.
Only God Forgives, coming to a cinema near you, August 2nd
We expect audiences to arrive at box offices in their droves to catch the latest glimpse of the pin up hero, who’s forging somewhat of a reputation for grumpy violence these days.
Will the hunk be a son of a Jedi?
Rumors are circling the cast of Star War Episode VII – finally, we thought the project had been canned with all the radio silence – and they are focussing primarily on the perennial poster boy Ryan Gosling, who is being touted as a possible contender for Luke Skywalker’s son.
Will Gosling be exciting teenage girls in a galaxy far far away?
Apparently, he and Zach Efron went in for meetings at Lucasfilms last week, and while no role has been confirmed for the former Disney star, Gosling is in line for a major role. This is all down to Latino Review, who have a solid history for breaking this kind of news.
Continue reading: Star Wars Episide VII Cast Rumor: Ryan Gosling To Pick Up A Lightsaber?
Julian is living in Bangkok while running an organised drugs ring under the guise of a Thai boxing club after going on the run for murder ten years ago. When he discovers that his mentally challenged brother Billy has been brutally killed, he and his foul-mouthed, tough-talking criminal mother Crystal swear vengeance. But when he discovers that Billy had raped and killed a sixteen year old girl and been murdered by her father with the approval of ruthless former cop Chang (aka the Angel of Vengeance), things seem a little more complicated. However, under increasing pressure from his mother, Julian sets out to settle the score with the Angel, but after losing during a one on one fight, he must find another way to avenge his brother.
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Will Ryan Gosling choose Star Wars over Batman?
Ryan Gosling attended a meeting with a view to playing Luke Skywalker's son in Jj Abrams forthcoming Star Wars Episode 7 movie, according to the Latino-Review, which 'broke' the news that Harrison Ford would be returning to the franchise.
Disney is keen to land Gosling for the role though missed out on another high profile star.
According to the website's sources, the studio had a meeting with Leonardo Dicaprio who eventually passed on the project to concentrate on Robotech, a forthcoming "sprawling sci-fi epic" where mankind is forced to use technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling To Play Luke Skywalker's Son In Star Wars Episode 7?
Contrary to reports that Ryan Gosling was favoured to take over from Christian Bale as Batman, Teen Wolf's Tyler Hoechlin will reportedly screen test alongside Henry Cavill.
Zack Snyder announced at last weekend's Comic-Con that the Man of Steel sequel would also include Batman as DC Comics edged closer to its Avengers equivalent: the Justice League of America. Stunned fans were treated to a reading from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns comic book - in which Batman and Superman clash - followed by a projected teaser image that combined the superheroes' logos. Shortly afterwards, writer David S. Goyer revealed that the production team were mulling over names such as Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman after a similarly titled project failed to get the green light back in 2002, Yahoo! News reports. However, the focus has shifted to who would replace the gravel-voiced Christian Bale as Batman.
Could Teen Wolf Tyler Hoechlin Evolve Into Batman?
Cosmic Book News claims to have been told that "Regarding the new Batman, Tyler Hoechlin is being heavily considered for the part and will be getting a screen test alongside Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. and Snyder are looking at somebody to play the new Batman with a reputation similar to Cavill's, when Cavill was testing for Superman. It's also said that better known actors could also be testing for the role. As filming is expected to begin in early 2014, screen tests should be happening soon."
Continue reading: Step Aside Ryan Gosling! Tyler Hoechlin Could Be In Line For Batman Role
Hot on the heels of Zack Snyder's announcement that Batman and Superman would meet on screen to gear up for an eventual 'Justice League of America' movie, David S. Goyer has revealed a few titles he has in mind...
After Zack Snyder's Comic-Con announcement that Batman and Superman would meet on screen for the first time in a 2015 Warner Bros. movie and sequel to 2013's Man of Steel, there's now fresh knowledge from screenwriter David S. Goyer that the production team are mulling over a few specific titles. "We're already in pre-production," Goyer told a Comic-Con panel on Sunday. "(The film) comes out in summer of 2015 ... We're actually not sure whether the title is 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman,' but yes, it's that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that's happening," as reported by the NY Daily News. The franchise will apparently eventually build up to match Marvel's Avengers movies with DC Comics' Justice League of America team that should also include Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman.
Zack Snyder Teases Fans With New Movie Concept.
Superman vs. Batman/Batman vs. Superman certainly gets the point across well: two opposing forces fighting it out. But to juxtapose the two characters in such a way seems a bit blunt; not least the question of superiority to whichever superhero's name comes first in the title. Secondly, the 'vs.' part implies the combatants represent antithetical concepts: good vs. evil, light vs. dark, heroes vs. villains, etc.
Continue reading: Is 'Batman Vs. Superman' The Title Of New DC Comics Movie?
Gosling is 10/1 to be the next Batman, whilst The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is favorite to be the next Dark Knight
Since it was announced at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend that Batman will be appearing alongside Superman in the follow-up to this years Man of Steel, the internet has been strife with discussion of who the next Batman should be. One of the leading contenders to done the famed black mask and cape is Ryan Gosling, who is one of the favourites to be the next saviour of Gotham City.
Ryan Gosling would make a good Batman
That said, many disagree that the Drive star should be the next actor to play the Dark Knight, and a slew of other actors are in serious contention to go toe-to-toe with Superman.
Could Ryan Gosling be the new Batman?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling are leading the race to become the new Batman, following the announcement at Comic-Con that both Superman and the Caped Crusader will unite for the first time on-screen.
Following the success of Man of Steel, it is likely that Henry Cavill will return as Superman, though with Christian Bale announcing his departure from the Batman franchise, the race is on for one of Hollywood's hottest roles.
As it stands, bookmakers Paddy Power have Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the 3/1 favourite to play the role, though many would regard it as an odd choice, given his role as 'Robin' in The Dark Knight Rises.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Frame To Become New Batman
Only God can forgive Only God Forgives...
Refn had hinted at some degree of skill and precision with Bronson and to a lesser extent Drive, though Only God Forgives appears to be a backwards step for the enigmatic filmmaker and certainly a career blot for Gosling.
On the face of it, the narrative looks solid. Gosling plays Julian, a drug-king pin of the Bangkok underworld who doubles as the owner of a Thai boxing club. When his brother Billy is suddenly murdered, his unstable mother Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives from London to bring back the body, however, she also wants Julian to settle scores and avenge the killing of his brother.
Continue reading: The Final Word On 'Only God Forgives? Refn's Worst. Probably Gosling's.
Does Ryan Gosling risk alienating his established fanbase with 'Only God Forgives'?
There were audible boos in the auditorium when Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn's latest effort Only God Forgives premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Several of the theatregoers walked out, owing to the explicit violence in the film that tells the story of a Thai boxing club owner who goes on the hunt for his brother's killers.
The ever-capable Gosling - who showed flashes of sheer brilliance in 'Place Beyond the Pines - and Kristin Scott Thomas, one of the world's greatest actresses, appears to be a match made in heaven, though critics are not enamoured by the movie. The problem may lie with Refn's writing.
Peter Debruge of Variety said: "The wallpaper emotes more than Ryan Gosling does in Only God Forgives, an exercise in supreme style and minimal substance from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn."
Continue reading: Is Ryan Gosling's 'Only God Forgives' Too Violent For His Fanbase?
Sequels to Taken and Independence Day get going, Depp promotes The Lone Ranger on both coasts, and new trailers reveal glimpses of against-type turns from Scott Thomas, Rudd, Hirsch and Diaz...
The big news this week is that a reported $20 million paycheque has lured Liam Neeson back for a third Taken movie. There's no word yet on the plot, but does it really matter? Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be back for Roland Emmerich's long-awaited sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, although apparently Will Smith's character isn't in the script.
This week's top cinema releases include the animated sequel Despicable Me 2 and Jason Statham's dramatic thriller Hummingbird. which has been re-titled Redemption for its American release. Meanwhile, British audiences are catching up with Seth Rogen's A-list apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, while Americans have a chance to check out Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as rogue mother-daughter vampires in Byzantium.
E.L James' Fifty Shades of Grey novels have taken the literary world by storm - but do they have any merit?
E.L James, the British novelist behind the polarizing Fifty Shades of Grey books, is the highest ranked author on Forbes Celebrity 100 list, placing at No.42 and beating the likes of crime specialist James Patterson, horror legend Stephen King, Hunger Games writer Suzanne Collins and Harry Potter author J.K Rowling.
E.L James Signing Copies Of Her Hugely Popular Fifty Shades of Grey Books
James' erotic novels Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed have taken the publishing world by storm, selling in their bucket load, catapulting Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey into public consciousness and spawning a soon-to-be-filmed movie likely to star Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling, or...some other bloke.
Ryan Gosling's new movie Only God Forgives divided critics at Cannes.
A new trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's latest collaboration with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives, has rolled out online ahead of its release in the US next month. The film, which caused huge controversy and split critics at the Cannes Film Festival, follows Gosling as a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underwood.
Masquerading as a boxing club owner, Julian is living the high life shifting drugs, though life becomes complicated when he is urged by his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) to avenge the violent and horrifying death of his brother.
Ryan Gosling At The Premiere Of His Last Movie - A Place Beyond The Pines
Julian has been wanted for murder for 10 years and is on the run living in Bangkok. He owns a Thai boxing club behind which he runs deeply organised drugs ring. He may be loaded, handsome, fearless and be able to get whatever he wants, but the one thing he does want he just can't seem to make happen: revenge. After his disturbed brother brutally kills a young prostitute, ruthless former cop Chang (aka the Angel of Vengeance) lets her father execute her killer before mercilessly cutting off his hands to restore order. Consumed by grief and yearning for reprisal, Julian - encouraged by his criminal mother Jenna - sets out to destroy the Angel of Vengeance, but after losing in a one-to-one fight, he realises he must find another way to avenge his brother's death.
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Gosling's new movie was booed at Cannes, though some critics suggested it was amongst the best of the festival so far.
A Gosling film booed at Cannes? Surely not! Well, it looks as though Nicolas Winding Refn's new movie Only God Forgives - about a boxing club owner who is pressured by his mother to avenge the death of his brother's murder - wasn't exactly the audience pleaser that several critics made it out to be. According to AFP, "Boos rang out at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday," with many in the auditorium wincing or unable to watch.
Fortunately for Gosling, he was nowhere near the screening after sending his apologizes for giving Cannes a miss this year. He is currently in Detroit shooting his directorial debut How To Catch A Monster, "Can't believe I'm not In Cannes," Gosling said in a letter read out by Cannes director Thierry Femaux, "I was hoping to come but I'm on week three shooting my film in Detroit. Miss you all. Nicolas, my friend, we really are the same persons in different dimensions. I'm sending you good vibrations."
His absence is a clear blow to the festival, though Gosling wouldn't have enjoyed the reaction that Only God Forgives incited inside the auditorium in France. The violence is said to reach bizarre extremes and although several critics gave it five-star reviews, most conceded that cinema walkouts are inevitable when the film gets a full release. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw wrote, "It may not win the Palme D'Or, but it could win the Walkout D'Or, a gold trophy of a cinema-seat banged up into the upright position. Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives is a glitteringly strange, mesmeric and mad film set among American criminal expatriates in Bangkok." Jordan Hoffman at Film.com quipped, "There's an old expression in musical theater - you don't leave humming the lights."
Continue reading: Gosling Film Booed At Cannes, But Is 'Only God Forgives' That Bad?
'Only God Forgives' is incredibly violent, but won high praise at Cannes.
Ryan Gosling's new movie Only God Forgives has received a slew of five-star reviews following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, though the bankable American star has just 17 lines in the violent thriller. Gosling plays a Bangkok boxing ring owner seeking revenge in Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, which boasts another pulsing soundtrack by Clint Martinez.
In his review of the film, the Guardian's film critic Peter Bradshaw said, "It is ultraviolent, creepy and scary, an enriched-uranium cake of pulp, with a neon sheen," adding, "Only God Forgives will, understandably, have people running for the exits, and running for the hills. It is very violent, but Winding Refn's bizarre infernal creation, an entire created world of fear, really is gripping." Gosling's lack of dialogue allows Kristin Scott Thomas - one of the greatest of her generation - to thrive, and the British-French actress steals the movie away from her popular co-star. She was in attendance at the photo-call for the movie at Cannes, though Gosling chose not to attend. "I can't believe that I'm not in Cannes with you," the actor wrote in a letter which was read out by Cannes director Thierry Fremaux at a press conference this week, "I was hoping to be coming but I am in the third week of shooting my movie. I miss you all. Nicolas, my friend, we really are the same, simply in different worlds and I am sending you good vibrations. I am with you all." Err, yeah, fair enough Ryan.
His absence is a blow to the festival, with organisers probably banking on the popular Hollywood star as one of marquee names.
Was Joss Whedon referring to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, or someone else?
Joss Whedon has hinted that the brother-sister comic book duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch could feature in The Avengers 2. "I've got these two characters, two of my favourite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act," he told Yahoo at the Iron Man 3 premiere, "They're in the movie."
Though he didn't directly reference Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - and other siblings in the Marvel Universe include Aurora and Nothstar - the brother and sister are considered the most likely characters. Andrea and Andreas von Strucker, the villains collectively known as Fenris, are also twin brother and sister. There had been some speculation as to whether Marvel owned the rights to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (given that they're essentially X-Men chatacters) though during an interview with Hey U Guys, studio boss Kevin Feige said, "It's a little complicated. If they want to use them in an X-Men movie they could, if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could. So that's that then.
Despite originating in the X-Men stories, the characters have actually played a central role in many of the biggest Avengers storylines. The question now is of course, who will play the brother sister team? Ryan Gosling? Mila Kunis? Is there anyone left who hasn't yet played a comic-book hero in either X-Men or The Avengers?
Continue reading: Joss Whedon Hints At Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch For 'The Avengers 2'
Mainstream audiences may be disappointed that this isn't a gritty thriller pitting the acting talents of Gosling and Cooper against each other, as it's instead a boldly artful, often moving drama. The three-part structure may soften the emotional punch, but a raw script and intimate direction let the actors find real resonance in every scene.
The title is a loose translation of the Mohawk word Schenectady, the New York town where the story is set. In the first section, carnival stunt rider Luke (Gosling) returns to town and tries to rekindle a previous fling with Romina (Mendes). When he discovers that his last visit produced a son, he decides to leave the circus and settle down, taking a job with a local mechanic (Mendelsohn). To make some extra cash, the two team up to rob banks, which puts Luke on a collision course with beat cop Avery (Cooper), who has a wife (Byrne) and young son of his own. Years later, their now-teen sons Jason and AJ (DeHaan and Cohen) discover a past connection they knew nothing about.
To explore the generational ramifications of these men's actions, the film switches perspective twice, first from Luke to Avery and finally to Jason and AJ. But the script never simplifies anyone into "good" or "bad": these are complex people facing difficult situations the best way they can. And sometimes their choices lead to tragic consequences. With this structure, though, the characters are somewhat fragmented, and only Avery emerges as a fully rounded figure, giving Cooper the best role in the film as he becomes unable to work out what is right and wrong, even though he knows it in his gut.
Continue reading: The Place Beyond The Pines Review
That Anna Kendrick Tweet about Ryan Gosling? Yup, that went viral. For those of you that haven’t seen the tweet, which got re-tweeted like crazy last night, the seemingly butter-wouldn’t-melt Scott Pilgrim actress posted a racy tweet about the actor Ryan Gosling, to her 669,000 followers, who then helped her out a little by spreading the word.
The ‘offending’ tweet (although it seems most people saw the funny side, read “Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered inappropriate.” Move over Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Anna Kendrick’s wit is sharpening and if she’s got any more snappy jokes like that up her sleeve, we reckon she’d be the perfect choice for next year’s Golden Globes. The tweet has already been re-posted over 28,000 times and marked as a favorite tweet over 23,000 times and will have gained Hendrick quite a few new followers.
Hendrick isn’t a very avid tweeter and hasn’t posted anything since last night, though frankly, if you had had such a great response to a single tweet, you’d probably just lie back and bask in your own social media success for while, would you not? When she’s not ‘enjoying herself’ at Ryan Gosling movies, Kendrick is preparing for the release of forthcoming movie Get A Job, in which she stars alongside Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. And presumably, praying for the end of Ryan’s relationship with Eva Mendes.
Anna Kendrick's tweet about Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling went viral this week and shows no signs of slowing up, having been re-tweeted over 7,000 times in less than 24 hours. The racy message has now been shared by Twitter users 20,713 times and has been favourited over 23,000 times.
In case you hadn't heard, the 27-year-old Pitch Perfect actress tweeted, "Ugh-NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in the theatre again. Apparently sitting in the back row and masturbating is still considered 'inappropriate'." The tweet - posted at 10.45am on Monday - lit up the internet and received a slew of replies almost immediately. One user joked, "The hell it is! I do that at Gosling movies and I never get in trouble," while another suggested, "They should put this in the trailers for Gangster Squad to get people to watch. Best testimonial yet." A pretty good idea considering the movie has a dismal score of 34% on Rotten Tomatoes - the New York Times critic A.O Scott said, "Gangster Squad would have been more fun as an animated feature, with fanciful animals in the principal roles." Kendrick - who has over 600,000 followers on the micro-blogging site - has not posted since the tweet in question.
Despite her love for Gosling, she has been in a relationship with the Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright since 2009.
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick's Tweet About Ryan Gosling Shows No Sign Of Slowing Up
Anna Kendrick lit up the internet on Monday (January 12, 2013), tweeting a deadpan and frankly hilarious message about her love for Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling. The 27-year-old has starred alongside the likes of George Clooney, Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Robert Pattinson, though it appears Kendrick is longing for a starring role alongside everyone's favourite leading man, Gosling.
Kendrick tweeted, "Ugh-NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in the theatre again. Apparently sitting in the back row and masturbating is still considered 'inappropriate'". Posted at 10.45am on Monday, the message has been re-tweeted 20,713 times and favourited over 17,000 times. Replies to the surprising tweet began flooding in almost immediately, with one user saying, "HAHAHAHA you're actually amazing omg. I wish you followed your fans cause I would DIE to be followed by you!" Another user - Emily Higgins - had an ingenious idea, saying, "They should put this in the trailers for Gangster Squad to get people to watch. Best testimonial yet." Not a bad idea, considering Gosling's new movie is garnering less than impressive reviews. Finally, Scuba Cat offered the less helpful, "Wow I love you."
Despite the tweeting, a date probably isn't on the cards, given Kendrick has been linked to the Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright since 2009. Gosling also seems pretty infatuated with actress Eva Mendes too. Oh well.
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick's Inappropriate Ryan Gosling Tweet Goes Viral!
This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the complexities of historical events, instead opting for a comic book-style approach that's entertaining but somewhat unsatisfying. Still, this style-over-substance approach at least produces a rollicking police thriller that's often a lot of fun to watch, packed with gifted actors who gleefully chomp through the scenery.
The setting is 1949 Los Angeles, where the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Penn) is launching a Chicago-style mob takeover of the city. The police chief (Nolte) is determined to stop him, but feels surrounded by corruption, so he hires straight-arrow detective John (Brolin) to head up a secret squad that will operate off the books to stop Cohen, whatever it takes. John's pregnant wife (Enos) isn't thrilled by this, but she helps him select his team: techie Conway (Ribisi), gunslinger Max (Patrick), hot-shot Coleman (Mackie) and quick-learning rookie Navidad (Pena). And then there's pretty-boy detective Jerry (Gosling), who courts danger by launching a fling with Mickey's moll Grace (Stone). Understandably, their task doesn't go smoothly.
Billed as the untold story of what really happened, the film ignores quite a few key facts while indulging in implausible plotting and overly colourful characterisations. In other words, it's impossible to believe anything we're watching, which eliminates all of the relevance and resonance that could have filled this story of police corruption, out-of-control capitalism and especially the use of illegal methods to do the right thing. Instead, the film is all shiny surfaces, with flashy production design, too-immaculate costumes and haircuts, and a plot that reduces a complex situation into a simplistic action movie narrative.
Continue reading: Gangster Squad Review
Wrong Direction: It's been a rough week for Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, the pair going their separate ways after a brief relationship. Of course, it's great news for ambitious fans of both stars who reckon they're in with a chance!
Star-Studded Wedding: It's congratulations to Star Wars creator George Lucas and his long-time girlfriend Mellody Hobson, who have announced they are to marry. No date or location has been set, though it could be a pretty big few years for the veteran filmmaker, what with the revival of a certain movie franchise.
Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend Eva Mendes was notably absent from last night’s Gangster Squad premiere in Los Angeles last night (January 7, 2012). Her clothes, however were not. Instead of taking Eva to the red carpet event, Ryan was accompanied by his mother, Donna Gosling, who was wearing Eva Mendes’ clothes. Talking to Associated Press, outside the screening, in her gold brocade coat Donna told the reporter “I’m wearing Eva Mendes tonight.”
Luke Glanton is a stunt motorcyclist who currently works with a carnival where he performs numerous death defying feats for just a small pay cheque. When the carnival reach Schenectady, New York, he becomes increasingly determined to find his long lost love Romina who he idiotically broke contact with for over a year. However, when he finds her, he discovers that she has only recently given birth to a baby boy who happens to be his son, though she was reluctant to contact him about it because of feeling abandoned by him. Realising he can't afford to provide for his new family, he gives up his carnival job and goes in search of other ways to make money. He winds up being persuaded to help out in an armed bank robbery to bring in the cash but is immediately hunted by the police for his involvement. This brings Avery Cross on to the scene; a serious cop with an immense respect for the law who also has a new child to think about as well as his constantly worrying wife. His pursuit to uphold the law leads to criminal discoveries about his police department that he'd rather not be a part of, but things take an even more shocking turn when the long forgotten past of both Luke and Avery are brought up once again.
Directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance ('Brother Tied', 'Blue Valentine') with writing credits also from Ben Coccio ('The Beginner') and Darius Marder in his screenwriting debut, the heart-wrenching and desperate story of 'The Place Beyond The Pine' is set for release on April 12th 2013.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruce Greenwood, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Harris Yulin, Robert Clohessy, Emory Cohen, Olga Merediz, Kevin Craig West & Gabe Fazio
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As Hollywood rolls into awards' season, the head honchos at Universal Pictures and Focus Features are probably busy plotting for 2013 having landed the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount and Mark Wahlberg's company all placed bids for the rights in one of fiercest movie bidding wars of recent times. Despite the general critical mauling of E.L. James book (though massive sales figures), the movie boasts a pretty impressive team. The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have signed on while Terra Nova's Kelly Marcel will pen the script.
But that's all the boring stuff. We want to know who's playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele right? Murmurings around Hollywood suggest Ryan Gosling is pretty much everyone's first choice to play the wealthy protagonist. Universal want Gosling, the producers want Gosling, the fans want Gosling, hell, Gosling probably wants the role himself. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have the Drive actor as 2/1 favourite, though one man threw a pretty giant spanner into the works this week. He's the third favourite with the bookmaker, he plays Superman in the forthcoming movie Man of Steel. He is Henry Cavill.
The 29-year-old British actor - who screen-tested for the role of James Bond before Daniel Craig got the part - discussed Fifty Shades of Grey during a recent interview with Details magazine. When quizzed as to whether he would take the role, Cavill gave a curious answer. Whereas Gosling, Ian Somerhalder and Michael Fassbender have coyly laughed off suggestions of becoming Mr Grey, Cavill said, "Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel." The interviewer observed that Cavill spoke in "the measured tones of someone who knows his way around a Hollywood gag order."
Continue reading: Wait, Has Henry Cavill Signed On For Fifty Shades Of Grey?
'Skyfall', the new James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes, hits cinemas on November 9 and already attention is turning to whether or not the picture could snag a surprise Oscar nomination.
'Oscar bait' is a term often used to describe a movie awash with all the key themes that the Academy so readily rewards. For example, they're suckers for epic dramas (Titanic, Gladiator), romance (Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient) and movies packed full of previous Oscar winners (Traffic, The Kings Speech). Oscar bait movies usually hit cinemas at the same time each year- in November or December, wafting themselves under the noses of the Academy just weeks before nominations are announced.
This year, Sony seems to have thrown 'Skyfall' into the fray as Oscar bait, so does the film have a realistic chance of a nomination? Well, as HitFix.com rightly points out, the movie has attached an Oscar winning director in Mendes, an Oscar winning and three time nominated actor in Javier Bardem and an Oscar winning actress and six-time nominee in Judi Dench. Its screenwriter is a three-time nominee while cinematographer Roger Deakins is a nine-time nominee who is almost certain to scoop the prize come February if industry insiders are to be believed. Deakins - best known for his work on just about every Coen Brothers movie - is revered in the movie business and often considered the finest cinematographer of all time. On top of all this, Skyfall's production designer, art director and second unit director have all been handed nominations in the past: i.e - the movie has all the bases covered.
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A young Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) moonlights as a getaway driver, overseen by his mentor Shannon (Cranston), who has just negotiated a partnership with businessman Bernie (Brooks) and his shady partner Nino (Perlman). But the driver's isolated life is breached when he gets to know single mother Irene (Mulligan) and her young son (Leos) who live in his building. And when Irene's husband (Isaac) is released from prison, the driver offers to help clear an old score so he can start with a fresh slate. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
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Stephen Meyers is an idealistic man working on a political party's campaign for the upcoming American election. On the side of Mike Morris, he is very dedicated and confident that his side, the Democratic Party, will bring home the bacon. However, when a rival campaign leader, Tom Duffy, gives him a call, he begins to realise what a dirty game politics is.
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Fracture has no excuse to be so lazy, given the actors at its disposal and a setup that should have made this an easy slam-dunk. Hopkins plays Ted Crawford, an aeronautics engineer who's found out that his wife Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz) is having an affair with police detective Rob Nunally (Billy Burke). Confronting her at home, Crawford shoots her in the head and calmly waits for the cops to arrive. When they do, it's with none other than Nunally at the lead, who's shocked and enraged at finding Jennifer in a pool of blood and Crawford standing there as though nothing had happened. After a quickly-interrupted beating from Nunally, Crawford later confesses and even waives his right to a lawyer. When it's all dropped in the lap of assistant district attorney Willy Beachum (Gosling), the case couldn't seem more airtight, which is good since Beachum can't wait to slip the bonds of lowly civil employment for a well-paying private sector job.
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Maybe I've seen too many Gyllenhaal movies, but Leland's slightly hunched posture and quizzical facial expression, indicative of a familiar detached dreaminess, recalls indie prince Jake constantly, right down to the casting of go-to indie girlfriend Jena Malone as Becky (who acted alongside Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko). To be fair, I wasn't thinking of Gyllenhaal for every second Gosling was on screen. Sometimes I was musing over his unfortunate resemblance to Screech from TV's Saved by the Bell.
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Controversy has engulfed "The Believer" since its premiere at last year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize but still couldn't find a distributor because it's a frank and frightful portrayal of an angry young Jew who hates his own heritage so much he becomes a neo-Nazi.
An intense examination of faith and a challenge to the notion of blind faith, it has been misunderstood by filmgoers who can't stomach being inside the head of Danny Balint (played by "Murder by Numbers" killer Ryan Gosling). That is certainly understandable -- it's an ugly place full of intolerance and self-loathing.
The film has also been criticized over the possibility that it might find an audience among hate groups who may hear Danny's articulate, even well-argued malevolence and not see that in his obsession he's discovered a new, more profound (if twisted) devotion to his congenital creed.
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