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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.

Edgy New Poster For Derek Cianfrance's 'Blue Valentine'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 10, 2010 1:46 AM
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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Exclusive: Doug Liman Says Ryan Gosling Not Part Of Still-Developing 'All You Need Is Kill'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 9, 2010 10:46 AM
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Reason #7,530 why the offer story is generally lame nine out of ten times. Other than the fact that it's usually false or completely incorrect, it tends to be nothing more than a memo piece of information that leaks far too early; a twinkle in some studio head's eye and a "wouldn't it be nice?"-type thought that's not based in any kind of concrete reality — it's just an idea and when this info leaks, the talent doesn't know about it, neither does their agent and the studio hasn't even gone out with a formal offer yet. Sometimes when a formal offer does go out and when it's delivered from a reliable trade paper, the information can be a bit more substantial, but often times a wishlist or offer story is to be treated with suspicion and/or held away so as not to let the redolent turd reach your nose.

Rumor: Javier Bardem & James Franco In 'Wrath of the Titans'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 9, 2010 3:01 AM
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That's The Clever Title For 'Clash Of The Titans 2' In Case You're Not CleverThere have been a lot of rumors of actors being "considered" for roles lately, and usually it's a result of one intrepid producer making a highly optimistic wish list. Every movie has these wish lists - no one ever comes out and says, "I want to cast Patrick Dempsey," but someone's got to end up with him. And so we have names being thrown around for the megabudgeted sci-fi pic "All You Need Is Kill" and the anticipated-by-no-one sequel "Wrath of the Titans."

Sony Pictures Picks Up George Clooney's Political Thriller 'Ides Of March'; Hits Theaters Dec. 2011

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 2, 2010 1:57 AM
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Sony Pictures have acquired North American distribution rights to George Clooney's upcoming political thriller "Ides Of March" with plans for a limited, Oscar-threatening December 2011 release before going wide in January 2012.

'Blue Valentine' Producer "Dumbfounded" By NC-17 Rating, Says They Won't Change Film For Appeal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2010 8:21 AM
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In case you forgot, "Blue Valentine," the prickly relationship drama starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, was recently slapped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA much to the confusion of, well, everyone. While the MPAA keeps the reasons for their decisions secret, most believe it is due to a scene where the troubled couple, played by Williams and Gosling, have an argument in the midst of having sex. Yes, it's a very uncomfortable and bracing scene but certainly nothing risqué about it. Regardless, the notoriously sex-afraid, violence-happy MPAA got their knickers in a twist and gave the hardest rating they could against the film.

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