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'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.

Derek Cianfrance Wants To Do A Musical With Ryan Gosling

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 13, 2010 2:15 AM
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Gosling Not Averse To The Idea, Interested In The Challenge Of Becoming A Triple ThreatRyan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance's working relationship has already spawned the highly acclaimed romantic drama "Blue Valentine" with Michelle Williams and is set to continue with the newly-announced Jack London-inspired "The Place Beyond The Pines," which will center on "fathers and guns, and it has motorcycles and guns in it." But it looks like the duo are eyeing more potential projects to collaborate on.

Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn May Team Up Again For An Undisclosed "Pop Culture Franchise"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 9, 2010 9:49 AM
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Actor Says He'd Consider A Role Like 'The Flash' If The Danish Filmmaker Was Directing; Has Discussed 'Wonder Woman' With Him TooEXCLUSIVE: We recently sat down and talked with Ryan Gosling about Derek Cianfrance's very-excellent and now R-Rated relationship drama “Blue Valentine,” and yes, of course our conversation veered off into other topics chiefly Gosling's upcoming collaboration with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn on the action drama, "Drive," co-starring Carey Mulligan. A big fan of the director's gnarly, twisted and previous works like the prison drama, "Bronson," or the near-psychedelic, meditative Viking actioner,"Valhalla Rising," Gosling told us himself that he had handpicked Refn to direct "Drive."

MPAA Decision Overturned; 'Blue Valentine' Successfully Gets Its R-Rating

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 8, 2010 9:11 AM
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So much for all those conversations Playlist writer Drew Taylor just had with Derek Cianfrance, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams about the dreaded NC-17 rating their indie drama, "Blue Valentine," received earlier this year, which threatened to ruin the film's very viable Oscar chances and perhaps more importantly the opportunity to be seen by wider audiences under 17 (we hear teenagers like both Gosling and Williams, but hey, we could be wrong).

Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Says He'd Love To Do A Sequel To Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2010 8:47 AM
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Actor Says Action Drama Is A "Crazy Cross Between 'Blue Velvet' & 'Purple Rain' "Yesterday we sat down and talked to Ryan Gosling about the brilliant, emotionally searing indie drama "Blue Valentine" (seriously -- that movie will tattoo itself on you), directed by Derek Cianfrance and co-starring Michelle Williams. It's a devastating picture about the toxicity that can pollute relationships, one of the best dramas of the year and of course, it's currently embroiled in a rather silly, but serious battle with the MPAA (they've slapped the film with a NC-17 rating for one sex scene that turns into a domestic argument, but it's certainly tastefully handled, is a key emotional arc in the narrative of the film and certainly viler torture porn films have gotten away with more and an R-Rating to boot). Slated for a December 31, limited release, we'll have more from that interview closer to the film's release.

Ryan Gosling Says He Became "Fat And Unemployed" After Getting Fired From 'The Lovely Bones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 9:53 AM
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As movieheads know, Ryan Gosling was initially set to star as the father in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones." However, when the actor showed up 60 pounds overweight and not quite looking like his normally hunky self, he and the director butted heads leading to the actor's very public removal from the project with everyone citing "creative differences" as the problem. Both Gosling and Jackson have more or less skirted the incident in subsequent interviews....until now.

Watch: Ryan Gosling Confronts Michelle Williams In Clip From 'Blue Valentine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 6:34 AM
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So far, the clips from "Blue Valentine" have largely focused on the happier times between the central couple Dean and Cindy played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, but in the latest look to hit the web, things are not going so well.

‘Blue Valentine’ Director Derek Cianfrance Announces Next Project ‘The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 2, 2010 2:04 AM
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Updated: Ryan Gosling Joins As The Lead Update: Vulture reports that the film will star Ryan Gosling, and is aiming to shoot next summer. No plot details yet, but its said to be a "Jack London–inspired" tale. Additionally, HBO has tapped Cianfrance to develop a TV show for the network.

Review: 'All Good Things' Is A Lot Of Very Tedious Things In A Film Better Served As A Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2010 8:32 AM
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It's been a long road for Andrew Jarecki's non-documentary feature debut "All Good Things" to finally get a release. Jarecki bought back the U.S. distribution rights to the film from The Weinstein Company earlier this year after the completed film wound up collecting dust on the studio shelf for over two years. And while The Weinstein Company certainly have a history of not doing right be certain films, this is certainly a case where their instincts to hold the film back were right on the money.

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