Posts tagged "Ryan Gosling"

Movie Revue: Conjuring, Only God, RED 2, Turbo

Movie Revue: Conjuring, Only God, RED 2, Turbo
THE CONJURING.  Director James Wan has come a long way from the grisly torture porn of Saw.  Building on some of the horror techniques he used in Insidious, and honing them to even greater effect, The Conjuring is a very stylish and confidently directed scare pic.  The vibe of the film is decidedly retro.  The... Read more »

Movie Review - Gangster Squad (**1/2)

Movie Review - Gangster Squad (**1/2)
GANGSTER SQUAD Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins. Premise: In 1940s Los Angeles, a secret squad of police officers come together to take down big-time gangster, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), who runs the city. Behind-the-Scenes: Warner Bros. originally offered the film to Ben Affleck to direct, but he quickly turned it down.  Zombieland’s Ruben... Read more »

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War
Mark it down: by year’s end, we’ll look back at Feb. 17-19 and realize it was one of the worst moviegoing weekends of the year.  Though it was saved in the end by The Secret World of Arietty and another viewing of Drive on Blu-Ray (which, if you haven’t seen, you need to), the two... Read more »
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Et Tu, Brute? "The Ides Of March" Wants Your Vote Come Oscar Time

Et Tu, Brute?  "The Ides Of March" Wants Your Vote Come Oscar Time
THE IDES OF MARCH Genre: Political thriller Premise: A young, idealistic campaign manager (Ryan Gosling) is thrust into the dark, dirty side of politics when he learns that all is not what it seems with his golden boy candidate (George Clooney). Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the play “Farragut North.”  Clooney co-wrote and directs.  Chris Pine was originally cast in... Read more »

Shut Up and Drive When Gosling's Behind The Wheel

Shut Up and Drive When Gosling's Behind The Wheel
DRIVE Genre: Arthouse Action Noir Premise: A Hollywood stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night (played by Ryan Gosling) gets caught up in a heist gone wrong and exacts bloody revenge on those out to kill him. Behind-The-Scenes: Director Nicolas Winding Refn won the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for... Read more »