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Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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Busy Ryan Gosling to Pre-Sell Directorial Debut 'How to Catch a Monster' at TIFF

Heartthrob and meme-inspirer Ryan Gosling is announcing his directorial debut. Gosling plans to write and direct fantasy noir thriller "How to Catch a Monster," starring "Mad Men" regular Christina Hendricks. She plays a single mother of two in a surreal future city that is on the decline. When she gets caught in a dark dreamlike underworld, her teenage son finds a secret road leading to a hidden underwater town.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 29, 2012 2:31 PM
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Warner Bros. Pushes 'Gangster Squad' Release from September to January in Wake of Aurora Shootings

As expected, in the wake of the "Dark Knight Rises" Aurora shootings on July 19, Warner Bros. has opted to push back the release from September to January of Ruben Fleischer's "Gangster Squad." The film features a climactic sequence in which machine-gun-wielding gangsters surprise an audience from behind a movie screen and shoot into the theater.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:43 PM
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EW Lists '50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen'... Made After 1991

Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the "50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen." The list only spans the past two decades, which is unfortunate because, chances are, many of the 50 greatest films you haven't seen were made before 1992...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:58 PM
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First Look: Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are Back and Battered in "Only God Forgives"

After last year's brutal "Drive," director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling joined forces again -- for an even more violent film: "Only God Forgives." Their upcoming feature takes place in the shady world of embezzlement and boxing in Thailand -
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 30, 2012 11:41 AM
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Terrence Malick "Status" Report: One-Time 'Lawless,' 'To the Wonder,' 'Knight of Cups'

Cannes would be happy to have anything from Terrence Malick; the fest bestowed upon him their Palme d'Or last year for "The Tree of Life," which went on to top many ten-bests of 2011 and even landed a coveted spot on Roger Ebert's greatest films of all time.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • May 16, 2012 12:29 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Gangster Squad' Stars Penn, Gosling and Brolin as Cops and Mobsters

The trailer for Ruben Fleischer's based-on-a-true-story "Gangster Squad" (which was rumored to be heading to Cannes), reveals a starry ensemble of A-listers playing cops and mobsters, led by heavily accented scene-chewers Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 10, 2012 11:57 AM
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Is Sean Penn Heading to Cannes with 'Gangster Squad'?

A tweeter purporting to be Cannes Fest Director Thierry Fremaux tweeted (en francais) that Sean Penn is coming to Cannes, spurring buzz that his film, Ruben Fleischer's "The Gangster Squad," in which he stars with Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie and Nick Nolte, will be added to the fest program.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 1:13 PM
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Ryan Gosling Narrates Trailer for '#ReGeneration' - Our Generation is Apathetic, In Crisis, Not OK (Video)

With Ryan Gosling's name attached, "#ReGeneration" will reach farther than most documentaries. One of several of the film's producers, Gosling narrates the Phillip Montgomery documentary about disaffected youth and political apathy and how it has contributed to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 4:28 PM
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First Look: Gosling Looks Badass in Refn's 'Only God Forgives'; Weinsteins' Radius Acquires Film for Multi-Platform Release

The "Drive" bromance of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling continues; they are currently shooting crime thriller "Only God Forgives" in Bangkok, Thailand. The Weinsteins' Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. rights to the film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 1, 2012 3:02 PM
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