8 items from 2014
With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.
A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point, »
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Ryan Gosling wasn’t always as suave and put together as he is these days. The Notebook star and new dad has come a long way since his days as Justin Timberlake‘s Bff on the Mickey Mouse Club. Throughout his adolescence in the late ’90s, it was obvious that Gosling was a heartthrob in the making — look no further than Young Hercules for proof. Even in the early ’00s when he was spiking (and dying) his hair, taking moody indie role after moody indie role, and dating Sandra Bullock, RyGo managed to be entirely adorable. Let’s take a walk down the greatest memory lane of them all, Ryan Gosling’s, with some deep cut throwback photos from the late ’90s and early ’00s.
See a vintage Gosling (with a buzz cut!) discuss the process of choosing future projects.
[Photo: Fox Kids Network] »
- Kat George
Ryan Gosling turns 34 today – and what better way to celebrate the new dad than time traveling back to 1998 for our very first interview with the Hollywood heartthrob as he trained for his lead role in the TV series, Young Hercules.
While he's been busy melting (and breaking) hearts in recent years, 18-year-old Ryan (apparently) didn't Always have his pick of the ladies. When asked how he'll react when girls start to chase after him, Ryan responded, "I’ll take 'em! Anyone who want to go out with me can come out with me. I'm not picky!"
Watch: Ryan Gosling Has a Baby Named After a Disney Character and It’s Not Yours
Oh, and not to mention – he tries to pick up our Et director!
No dice! Little did he know he would become one of the most sought after men in Hollywood.
Check out this video to see 18-year-old Ryan getting adorably shot down. »
With Ryan Gosling's 34th birthday on Nov. 12, we're looking back on his time in the Hollywood spotlight. He's been winning hearts and weakening knees for two decades, charming fans on screen and off with his witty one-liners and swoon-worthy smirk. Back in the early '90s, he captured the crowd's attention at a talent show before bringing his smooth moves to The Mickey Mouse Club. From there, Ryan became a teen heartthrob, a romantic leading man, and a fan favorite so lovable that people actually petitioned for him to be People's 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. Most recently, Ryan became a dad. Actually, let's rephrase that - Ryan is officially a hot dad. In honor of his approaching birthday, go all the way back to Ryan's adorable days on the Disney channel to see his heartthrob evolution from adorable crooner to Hollywood's hottest Dilf. Source: Getty/Valery Hache/Afp He had the moves early on. »
Removing the sentimental nostalgia connected with the classics (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King; pick your poison) is nearly impossible, and when you do manage to watch these movies objectively, the results can be disappointing. But on the occasion of the latest muscle-driven, super-veiny adaptation of Hercules, I am supremely, objectively confident that I'd rather be watching a sequel to the 1997 Disney film — the Hercules with the tiny head atop a giant neck, the maybe-mullet, and the pronounced chin that could only be drawn by a team of animators. Despite all the adaptations and all the hunky Greek heroes we’ve amassed over the years (yes, I’m aware that Ryan Gosling once played Young Hercules), there will only ever be one man I think of as Hercules. That man is ... Tate Donovan. (Well, his voice, anyway.) The animated version not only happens to be my favorite Hercules adaptation, »
- Lindsey Weber
Spin-offs have been a part of television since the very beginning. These include not just those series that branched off from popular shows focusing on a favorite supporting character but also those that continued following the leads. The latter could be thought of as TV show sequels, like Archie Bunker’s Place. Prequels, however, have not been as big a part of television tradition. There were Saturday morning cartoons offering origins of live-action TV characters like Alf and the Muppets, as well as some jumping onto the “__ Babies” concept for classic animated series like Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones. Around the same time, ’80s drama Dallas got a legitimate prequel, but it was in the form of a TV movie. Outside of shows that were prequels to movies — a current trend in and of itself that has its roots in series like Freddy’s Nightmares (some of its episodes, anyway) and Young Indiana Jones Chronicles — the earliest American »
- Christopher Campbell
In homage to the upcoming "Hercules," movies.com has unearthed a clip featuring a very young Ryan Gosling starring as "Young Hercules" back in the late 1990s. In this funny clip, he gets a wedgie! Stars will definitely do anything to pay their dues including reciting horrible lines. Still, this one is campy and cheesy and just right! The Gos has come a long way!
Before he was making men wear leather jackets they have no business wearing, and women wish their men could just be him instead, and men wishing they could also just be him instead, Ryan Gosling was a fresh-faced kid who had graduated from the Mickey Mouse Club to appear in random episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. But when he was 18 all his dreams came true and he finally landed his very own show. It was called Young Hercules, and it was a goofy prequel to the popular adult series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In it, Gosling played the man who would eventually grow up to become Kevin Sorbo. Yep, this kid obviously grew up to look exactly like this guy: The show only lasted one season, but since this was the '90s...
- Peter Hall
8 items from 2014
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