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Watch: 10-Minute Mashup Of Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling's 'Drive' & 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 3:28 PM
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Drive Only God Forgives
One of the more interesting bromances in recent memory belongs to director Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling. The pair couldn't stop falling over themselves praising each other through the press runs of the widely acclaimed "Drive" and the divisive "Only God Forgives," and now a new mashup pays tribute to the creative work the pair delivered.

Ryan Gosling Apparently Hated Rachel McAdams While Shooting 'The Notebook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 4:36 PM
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The Notebook
"The Notebook" turned ten years old in June, and for some, it reignited the passion and tears the movie first evoked a decade ago. For others, it was just a reminder of when Ryan Gosling was still an up-and-coming actor, doing the kind of movies he wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole today. Meanwhile, for other folks, mostly those who track gossip history, the movie marked the first encounter between future sweethearts, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. And here's a story that may dampen that narrative a bit.

'The Notebook' Turns 10: Watch 6 Clips From The Film, Rachel McAdams' Audition Tape & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2014 2:21 PM
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The Notebook
Do you remember whose shoulder you were crying on uncontrollably ten years ago when you saw "The Notebook"? The movie that made breakout stars of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams (who officially started dating not long after the movie came out), and turned Nicholas Sparks into a book and cinematic industry, turns ten years old today, so it's time for a trip down memory lane.

Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe Will Star In Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 6:55 PM
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Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
Eight long years passed between Shane Black's first film as director, the sublime "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and his second. But given that his second was Marvel's "Iron Man 3," a billion-dollar global hit, it seemed unlikely that a similar length of time would pass again before the "Lethal Weapon" and "Last Boy Scout" scribe got to make a third. Black was attached to a new film version of pulp hero "Doc Savage" for a while, but things have been quiet on that front for a bit. Fortunately, it seems like Black has something firm lined up, and might have some solid A-list talent circling the project.

The Cannes Field Manual: What To Expect From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘Lost River’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 21, 2014 12:18 PM
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Lost River, Playlist comp
By now in the Five Stages of Cannes Reaction, (1. Reaction 2. Backlash 3. Backlash to the backlash 4. Consensus 5. Moving On To Next Shiny Thing) we’re approaching the end of phase 4 with Ryan Gosling’s Un Certain Regard entry “Lost River.” It is a divisive film, though not as polarizing in the spectrum of opinions it has raised as last year’s Ryan Gosling-starrer “Only God Forgives” which was either the greatest masterpiece known to man or the worst pile of trash ever projected on a screen, depending on who you spoke to. No, there are precious few viewers so far who’re going out on a limb to declare the film any actual good, but there are several shades of vehemence on the more negative end of the spectrum. This writer’s is probably a little sourer on it than Oli, who reviewed it, but that said, we’re in broad agreement on the fundamentals: it’s visually rich but thematically impoverished, and so derivative that it sometimes feels more like a supercut than a movie.

Cannes Review: Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Starring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan & Matt Smith

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 20, 2014 12:08 PM
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Lost River
There's no bigger way for a movie star to paint a giant target on their back than by stepping behind the camera. More often than not, an actor making their directorial debut gets to do more or less whatever they want, and without anyone telling them no, the results can be indulgent and self-serving—there are more films like Mark Ruffalo's "Sympathy For Delicious" than Charles Laughton's "Night Of The Hunter." And far be it from Ryan Gosling to upset that particular narrative.

New Pics From Ryan Gosling's Cannes Contender 'Lost River'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 12:06 PM
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Lost River
Yeah, we know. It's mostly been the Robert Pattinson show as we're heading into the Cannes Film Festival, but today brings a look at another film that already has folks very excited: Ryan Gosling's "Lost River." And a batch of new images have arrived for the movie that will be landing in the Un Certain Regard category on the Croisette.

Ryan Gosling Producing Busby Berkeley Biopic, May Also Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 10:30 PM
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Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley Ryan Gosling
Even if you don't know the name Busby Berkeley, you've likely seen his work (or something inspired by it). During Hollywood's classic era, the director and choreographer created some of the most visually daring, beautiful and gorgeous musical and dance numbers, elevating the form to a level that others would try to match for decades (up to now). So, a biopic about the Hollywood legend, but we're just as surprised as you to learn it'll be Ryan Gosling telling the tale. And pleased.

Marrakech Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn On Disliking Vikings, Realism & What He Learned From 'Fear X'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 9, 2013 2:12 PM
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It’s telling, and maybe also a little paradoxical, that of the huge array of Nordic talent assembled onstage at the Scandinavian tribute last week at the Marrakech Film Festival, the honor itself was accepted (on the delegation’s behalf) by Nicolas Winding Refn. Telling, because it shows just how sky-high the director’s profile is, despite, or maybe because of, the mixed reaction to this year’s “Only God Forgives,” the follow-up to his Cannes-busting “Drive.” A little paradoxical, because it really feels that Refn can be less and less associated with the region of his birth these days: his last truly Danish film was 2005’s “Pusher 3” and his ongoing association with Ryan Gosling, along with his interest in non-European settings and cultures, makes him feel more international-with-maybe-an-independent-American-edge than anything else.

Saoirse Ronan Says She Didn't Get The 'Star Wars' Role She Auditioned For, Calls 'Fantastic Four' Rumors Just That

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
We recently got to chat with the lovely and talented Saoirse Ronan about her upcoming young adult adaptation "How I Live Now" (review here), which is kind of like what would have happened if Terrence Malick had directed "Red Dawn" (more from that interview soon). And while we had the young actress on the line, we had to quiz her about a myriad of upcoming projects she has in the works, everything from the upcoming Wes Anderson joint "The Grand Budapest Hotel," to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How to Catch A Monster," to things that are in a more nebulous state of flux, like Joe Wright's "Little Mermaid" and the hotly rumored "Fantastic Four" and "Star Wars: Episode VII."

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