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Warner Bros. Wants Sean Penn & Ryan Gosling For Ruben Fleischer's 'Tales From The Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 7:20 AM
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There is no doubt that "Tales From The Gangster Squad" is very, very high on the priority list at Warner Bros. With names like Darren Aronofsky, Paul Greengrass, Francis Lawrence, Martin Campbell, Greg Berlanti, Scott Cooper and Jose Padilha all being tossed around at various points to direct the film, "Zombieland" helmer Ruben Fleischer landed the gig late last year. But WB isn't done yet trying to lure top talent to their crimeland pic.

We Just Crapped Our Pants: Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn Team For 'Logan's Run'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 8:58 AM
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Ahhh! This is what Ryan Gosling was alluding to. Let's face it, we didn't give a shit about the "Logan's Run" remake throughout its long development history that saw a number of directors -- notably Bryan Singer and more recently Carl Erik Rinsch (who is moving on to do "47 Ronin") -- circle the director's chair. But congratu-fucking-lations Warner Bros., you made us sit up and take notice.

Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Spills Details On "Epic" 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 7:10 AM
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Project Said To Be A Cross Between 'The Deer Hunter' & 'The Godfather'; Hopes To Shoot This SummerIt's hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that "Blue Valentine" premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, kicking off one helluva year for director Derek Cianfrance and the picture's stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film became a favorite at festivals around the world, racked up critical acclaim and awards season recognition. And with the relationship drama making a final hurrah at the upcoming Oscars where the "Blue Valentine" team will be crossing their fingers for Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance is looking to the future and his next project.

Oscarbation: 11 Oscar Nominee Snubs That Agitate Us

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 25, 2011 4:32 AM
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Every year, we wake up for the Academy Award nominations expecting a surprise, hoping the same ten or fifteen movies don't keep getting referenced, honored, what-have-you. Last year, the Academy did a decent job as the field of Best Picture candidates swelled to ten, allowing for more exposure for films from different categories. We're not going to go around endorsing "District 9" as one of that year's finer films, but we were happy it got to sit at the table.

Exclusive: Grizzly Bear Heavy Tracklist For The 'Blue Valentine' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2011 9:43 AM
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Sure, the internet may be ablaze this afternoon with images of Spider-Man and Captain America, but you know what we're more excited about? This. The firmly excellent romantic drama "Blue Valentine," finally shorn of the albatross that was its NC-17 rating, has begun its limited rollout, and is going great guns, picking up a mean screen average and an impressive haul of over a million on only a few screens. a gratifying debut for a film that became something of a favorite of many Playlist team members over the course of 2010.

Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Talks 'Blue Valentine' While Wearing Gloves ("Haters Give Me Strength")

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 29, 2010 6:15 AM
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Actor Talks Becoming 'Blue', The Sweet Nature of Forgiving Girls, And Clooney's 'Ides of March'

Review: 'Blue Valentine' Delivers With A Prickly, Raw & Devastating Punch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 2:39 AM
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This review originally ran during the Cannes Film Festival.

Watch: Ryan Gosling Contemplates Love At First Sight In Clip From 'Blue Valentine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2010 4:20 AM
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With a newly stamped R-rating, and a fresh release date bump, excitement is building for the Derek Cianfrance drama "Blue Valentine."

'Blue Valentine' Will Break Your Heart Two Days Earlier Than Planned, Hits Theaters On December 29th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 4:33 AM
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Now that the whole ratings brouhaha has been resolved and "Blue Valentine" has received the much more reasonable and fair R-rating instead of the reactionary original NC-17 tag, The Weinstein Company can focus on the task at hand: getting asses into seats for what they hope will be an Oscar contender come February.

Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Will Hit Theaters September 16, 2011 Via Film District

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 14, 2010 11:19 AM
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We're bordering on giving Nicolas Winding Refn a *** job with all the myriad reports on his work, but what can we say, we admire the Danish filmmakers work ("Bronson," "The Pusher" trilogy, "Valhalla Rising") and his upcoming film "Drive" is very high up on our most anticipated 2011 list. So we'll keep it brief.

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