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‘Gangster Squad’ Director Ruben Fleischer Says Cutting Shooting Sequence Was The "Appropriate And Responsible Thing To Do"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 12:52 PM
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Shooting tragedies in this country are becoming a chillingly common occurrence of late. Responses are tricky: how to balance the desire to be respectful, with not going overboard and becoming overprotective? The question of censorship hit in July, after the shooting tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The 1940s period picture “Gangster Squad” starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling landed at the center of the fallout for a sequence in the film's trailers that showed Mickey Cohen (Penn) and his men in the middle of a firefight in a movie theater. The connotations of purposely gunning down moviegoers, like the disturbed real-life shooter, no doubt left many feeling that "Gangster Squad" was suddenly in poor taste. Warner Bros. rightly decided to begin pulling the trailer from theaters, and then considered what their next move should be.

50 New Photos Of Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone & More In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 3:01 PM
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So, you know how everyone around your office loves "Mad Men" and now drinks scotch, orders fancy cocktails, wears old school suits and pencil skirts, and suddenly loves French pop? Well, will "Gangster Squad" be the next pop culture event to send everyone raiding their grandma's attic for vintage goods?

Watch: Sean Penn & Josh Brolin Square Off in New 'Gangster Squad' TV Spot, Plus Featurette & Stylish B&W Cast Photos

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 12, 2012 10:25 AM
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Having taken the low-key route through reshoots, delays, and retooled marketing, Ruben Fleischer's period actioner “Gangster Squad” has come roaring back to life in the last few months, dropping an action-packed trailer, posters, and a fitting soundtrack to match. Eager to make up for lost time, that push now continues with a new featurette, TV spot, and image gallery to beckon audiences back to 1940s Los Angeles.

'Gangster Squad' Soundtrack Includes St. Vincent, Peggy Lee, Hoagy Carmichael & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 1:44 PM
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After a release date delay and some reshoots, "Gangster Squad" is back on the case next month and in addition to the old-timey hats, clothes, cars and guns, there's going to be some old-timey music too.

The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2012 10:22 AM
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There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.

Ryan Gosling's Face Beaten To A Pulp In New Pic From 'Only God Forgives,' Looks More Handsome In 'Gangster Squad' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 10:04 AM
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Some actors and actresses worry endlessly about their image, and how they will appear in each of their projects. Some are resistant to altering the good looks that got them to the top, but for Ryan Gosling, that's not quite the case. As we patiently await Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming "Only God Forgives," one thing is certain: Gosling will get beaten up.

New Character Posters For 'Les Misérables' & 'Gangster Squad' Take You Back In Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 1:53 PM
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The question this winter will be -- how far back in time do you want to go? The mid-1800s Europe (with a bit of song to go with it?) or California in the '40s and '50s? And which stars do you want to hang out with? Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway or Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone? Well, luckily it's not a "Sophie's Chioce" situation and you can see both, and some new artwork is here to entice you and pry some holiday money out of your wallet.

Watch: Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn Shoot It Out In New Trailer For 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 11, 2012 8:10 PM
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We're not sure if we'd go far as to describe it as 'troubled,' but "Gangster Squad" certainly hasn't had the best luck. The period actioner, directed by "Zombieland" helmer Ruben Fleischer, was one of Warner Bros' great hopes for 2012, with an A-list cast assembled including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn. But after the Aurora shootings in July, the studio made the decision to pull advertising for the movie, delay the release from September until January, and reshoot the ending (which was originally a gunfight in a movie theater).

New 'Gangster Squad' Poster Burns A Hole In Sean Penn's Stomach

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 2:20 PM
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It seems that with "Gangster Squad" pushed back for reshoots following the tragic incident this summer in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. has decided to retool the marketing campaign a bit as well. And thus a new one sheet arrives that strives for an old school crime flick, but instead looks like a cheapie studio VHS cover.

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.

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