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Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Out, Ben Affleck In For 'Focus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 1:19 PM
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Sorry guys and gals, a third reteam for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone following "Crazy Stupid Love" and the upcoming "Gangster Squad" isn't in the cards. But Ben Affleck? That's a pretty nice consolation prize.

Michael Fassbender Joins Terrence Malick's Untitled Intersecting Love Triangles Drama

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 7, 2012 6:49 PM
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Having recently wrapped "Knights Of Cups" in L.A., a story about a man's temptations, celebrity and excess that stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Lucas (at least in its principal cast), recluse filmmaker turned speedy auteur, Terrence Malick is now in Austin, Texas shooting his next picture, formerly known as "Lawless" (Malick was kind enough to let his friend John Hillcoat take the name for his gangster drama that came out late August).

8 New Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone & Josh Brolin In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 18, 2012 12:20 PM
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In an alternate universe, you could have snuck off work this afternoon to take in a matinee of Warner Bros.' all-star period actioner "Gangster Squad." The film was originally set for release on September 7th, nearly two weeks ago, until the Aurora shootings in July caused the studio to delay the film in order to reshoot the film's climax, which took place in a movie theater. That weekend turned out to be the worst at the box office in years, and it's tempting to wonder if the presence of "Gangster Squad" would have lifted things, or if the film might have died along with the rest.

Derek Cianfrance Talks The Pain Of Editing, The Influence Of 'Napoleon' & 'Psycho' & More In 'Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 14, 2012 2:57 PM
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“I'm interested in telling stories about families,” Derek Cianfrance, the director of “The Place Beyond The Pines,” said this week during the Toronto International Film Festival, where his hotly anticipated drama finally premiered to much acclaim. Cianfrance stormed Sundance in 1998 with “Brother Tied,” a picture that was critically acclaimed at the festival, but then vanished afterwards. It wasn’t until twelve years later that he returned with his sophomore feature effort, “Blue Valentine,” a searing family drama about a marriage in irreparable decay, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, which put him squarely back on the map.

A Fetish Club & An Underground City: Christina Hendricks Reveals Details About Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 10, 2012 3:15 PM
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Though Ryan Gosling and Christina Hendricks shared the briefest of tense, violent moments in “Drive” – and in actual production likely not much longer – it seems from Gosling’s recent choices the experience was more than favorable. After eyeing a remake of 1980’s “The Idolmaker” for his first foray behind the camera, the actor instead chose to write a film, “How To Catch a Monster,” which he'd also direct, specifically tailored to Hendricks in the lead. Billed as a “fantasy noir fairy-tale,” the project has already exceeded anticipation levels all around, but recently Hendricks dropped some hints as to what the genre tags entail, and how her character fits into the narrative within them.

Derek Cianfrance Says 'Place Beyond The Pines' Will Arrive In Theaters Sometime In 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 10, 2012 2:15 PM
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Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" was one of the most anticipated films of the Toronto International Film Festival and, meeting lofty expectations, the film made a big splash this weekend in Canada's largest city. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Ben Mendelsohn and standout newcomer Emory Cohen, reviews of 'Pines' were largely glowing (you can read our A-grade review here), a bidding war for the North Amercan rights started almost immediately and the the film finally landed in the arms of Focus Features.

First Footage Arrives Of Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper In 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 12:15 PM
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We've not actually asked him, but we suspect strongly that the favorite film of the last few days of Kevin Jagernauth, our man on the ground at the Toronto International Film Festival, is "The Place Beyond The Pines," director Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to the acclaimed "Blue Valentine," which reunites him with star Ryan Gosling, as well as bringing in Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHann and more, for an epic, decades-spanning crime saga.

TIFF Review: 'The Place Beyond The Pines' A Searing Tale Of Fathers, Sons & The Legacy Of Sins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 7, 2012 10:16 PM
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Of all the films arriving at TIFF this year, few are premiering under such an air of mystery as Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." With only a couple of official images, but no posters or trailers, the tone and scope of the movie remained under wraps. Following "Blue Valentine," would the film be a similarly intimate and narrowly focused story or something completely different? The answer is that "The Place Beyond The Pines" is an ambitious epic that is cut from some of the same thematic tissue as Cianfrance's previous film, but expands the scope into a wondrously widescreen tale of fathers, sons and the legacy of sins that are passed down through the generations.

Ryan Gosling Lines Up Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster,' Christina Hendricks Will Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:53 PM
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That Ryan Gosling has had ambitions to direct is hardly a surprise. He once kicked the tires on a remake of the 1980 Taylor Hackford film “The Idolmaker," and at TIFF last year he plainly stated his intentions. “I wanted to work with George Clooney [on 'Ides Of March'] because he’s an actor turned director and I wanted to see that in action, and I’m learning a lot from Nicolas [Winding Refn] and Derek [Cianfrance] ...I’m just basically trying to treat it as a film school for myself right now before I start making my own films -- not to undervalue the movies themselves, I want to see those movies so I’m making them -- but I’m also trying to get as much out of them as I can before I kind of transition out of this and into that,” he explained. And it looks like he's ready to add writer/director to his resume.

A Hint For The U.S.? 'Only God Forgives' Has Scored An April 4, 2013 Release Date in Denmark

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 11:53 AM
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As the fall festival season takes shape, with Venice and TIFF more or less unveiling their lineups (though Telluride won't reveal theirs until the end of the month), we now have a pretty good idea of what we can expect in the coming weeks. And what we can count out. And one of those films that is looking less likely to appear is Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives." So when will we get it? An internatoinal release date might provide a clue...

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