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Remember all of that controversy last year surrounding the choice of People's Sexiest Man Alive? The title went to (then) surprisingly inactive Bradley Cooper, who was between movies and generally not as universally loved as the cover model usually is, instead of the obvious choice Ryan Gosling.
The public unrest over the snub was enough to cause some minor picketing outside of the Time Inc. building in New York City, but finally, the world may have the rematch they're hoping for.
Derek Cianfrance is following up his indie drama "Blue Valentine" with the generational crime drama "The Place Beyond the Pines," which stars Gosling as a bank robbing stunt bike rider and Cooper as the cop chasing after him.
Yahoo! Movies just dropped the first trailer for the Tiff hit, so check it out after the jump!
Even though the premise might scream "Drive" and the poster points to something more lighthearted, »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
It's nearly a new year, so don't you think it's about time you followed some new people on Twitter? By now, Kim Kardashian's tweets are old hat, Lindsay Lohan's flails at public normalcy have gotten lame and Kanye has run out of water bottles to be responsible for.
NextMovie culled the Internet for you to find ten celebrities you may not be following yet — partly because we're straight-up shocked that they're even on Twitter for us to follow. John Cleese, what are you even doing here? Check it out, and follow away.
1. John Cleese
"Yes, I am indeed still alive, contrary to rumor." So John Cleese states on his Twitter bio, raising a deft middle finger to those who think he's as long gone as Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost he portrayed in the "Harry Potter" movies. The Monty Python funnyman, however, is surprisingly earnest in his tweets, »
- Kase Wickman
Ryan Gosling has given up stunt driving cars and being a getaway driver, and now prefers daredevil riding bikes and robbing banks in this first trailer for The Place Beyond The Pines. The film focuses on Gosling as Luke (cool name) a burnout who decides to rob banks to support his son, meanwhile rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) is also looking to make his way in the world and do the right thing. This seems like a small town version of Heat, with both characters clearly looking to collide. The film has received generally positive reviews after playing the festival circuit and it reunites Gosling with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.
The trailer packs a punch in terms of action and emotions, with some clearly stunning performances from both Gosling and Cooper. This could very well be next year’s Drive.
The Place Beyond The Pines is released in the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Looks like Ryan Gosling is really finding his groove in the down-and-dirty world of moody crime cinema. First “Drive”, then “Only God Forgives” (also with his “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn), and now “The Place Beyond the Pines”, which finds Gosling re-teaming with “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance. From the looks of it, it’s one of those no-one-gets-out-alive crime films pitting Gosling against Bradley Cooper, here playing a rookie cop whose career in law-enforcement collides with Gosling’s character’s career as a crook. Heads will butt, and motorcycles shall be ridden. “The Place Beyond The Pines” looks like “Drive”, except instead of cars, Ryan Gosling rides a motorcycle. And has a wicked cool tat on his face. A motorcycle stunt rider starts robbing banks to support his new family. This brings him into confrontation with a rookie police officer and begins a generational feud. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, »
Congratulations to Sam Champion and Rubem Robierd, who married in New York City with family and friends in Sam's apartment Friday night. They're planning a larger party and celebration over New Years in Miami.
How I Met Your Mother will be back for another season, after Jason Segal agreed to sign on for one more year. This of course means that we get to see Barney reform and experience life as a married man, but it also means that we have to go another #%@$@ year waiting to find out who the mother is.
A federal appeals court has blocked the California law that would ban reparative therapy for teens, but fast tracked the hearings on whether the bill is constitutional. »
Feature Simon Brew Dec 31, 2012
Last year, our film of the year was comfortably won by Drive. Drive led the polling in 2011 from the off, and won in the end at a canter. This year, it was a much, much tighter race, and over the course of the two weeks we polled our writers, the lead changed many times. As it turned out, Argo snuck through right at the end, and edged out The Avengers by one single vote. That doesn't make it any less deserving a winner though, as we're about to explain...
Ben Affleck is a man with already one Oscar on his mantelpiece, for his screenplay for Good Will Hunting. By the time the Academy Awards take place in early 2013, there’s a sporting chance he’ll have at least one more. »
In Drive, Ryan Gosling plays a stunt-car driver who abets criminal activity. In The Place Beyond the Pines, Gosling is a stunt motorcyclist who participates in criminal activity - only this time, he's the one robbing the banks. When his character, Luke, finds out that he has a son by an ex (Eva Mendes), he sets out to provide for the little one by any means necessary. Unfortunately for him, a local cop (Bradley Cooper) is set to take him down. The Place Beyond the Pines earned excellent buzz at the Toronto Film Festival, and I can't wait to see Cooper and Gosling together on the big screen, especially since we haven't seen Gosling in a movie in over a year. As an added bonus, the film is a reunion for Gosling and his Blue Valentine director, Derek Cianfrance. The film hits theaters March 29, but get your first look when you read more. »
- Becky Kirsch
Hollywood studs Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper are coming to a theater near you — and all in one movie. The two heartthrobs teamed up for Focus Features’ The Place Beyond the Pines, which features Gosling as a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robbing to provide for his son.
It seems Gosling loved his stint in the fast lane with Drive, asThe Place Beyond The Pines features what looks like similar action-packed, on-the-edge-of-your-seat chase scenes. The flick pits Gosling’s Luke against Cooper’s Avery Cross, a rookie police officer, after Luke discovers the infant son he didn’t know he had. When the boy’s mother, Romina (Eva Mendes), demands Luke provide for them, he takes to a life of crime.
Sporting platinum blonde hair and countless tattoos, Gosling doesn’t have his usual heartthrob appearance, but it looks like ladies will get plenty of shots of his body, »
- Nicolien Buholzer
2013 looks to be a particularly exciting year for feature animation, with new efforts from almost all the major animation houses, some hotly anticipated sequels (hello, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”), features from some of our favorite filmmakers (Chris Sanders, Hayao Miyazaki) and even a brand new Disney princess movie (“Frozen,” which from everything we’ve heard is going to be ah-mah-zing). One of the bigger question marks for the 2013 slate, though, has been “Turbo,” DreamWorks Animation’s story of a speed-racing snail. Well, we’ve now gotten a brief glimpse of the movie thanks to a teaser and new poster (both courtesy of Collider) and we’ve got to say, it could be pretty fun. The teaser starts off with the Chromatics’ “Tick of the Clock,” the same music that memorably opened “Drive” (because a lot of ten-year-olds loved that movie), with some generic animation of F1 racecars »
- Drew Taylor
The first few seconds of DreamWorks Animation’s teaser trailer for this upcoming summer’s Turbo might lead you to believe the studio is ripping off Pixar’s hugely successful Cars, but stick with the video and you’ll find the star of the film isn’t actually an automobile or racecar driver: It’s a snail.
The movie, set for release on July 19th, 2013, tells the story of an underdog snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who gains super-speed abilities and dreams of winning the Indy 500. While the teaser doesn’t show us much, it does give a throwback to a decidedly less-kid-friendly film: last year’s Drive. Turbo‘s trailer features the Chromatics’ Tick of the Clock, and you’ll instantly be brought back to the violent tale which starred Ryan Gosling.
- Nicolien Buholzer
Nicolas Winding Refn sure did the Chromatics a favor when he included "Tick of the Clock" in Drive. A snippet from the song serves as the outro to the RopeofSilicon Podcast and is now featured in the first trailer for the upcoming Dreamworks Animation feature Turbo. Voiced by Ryan Reynolds, Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagne. His obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his careful older brother, Chet. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he's living. As luck would have it, he gets that chance one fateful day after a freak accident when he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Turbo embarks on an extraordinary »
- Brad Brevet
The first teaser trailer and poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming racing movie Turbo have been released. The story centers on a snail who, after miraculously attaining the power of super-speed, decides to fulfill his dream of racing in the Indy 500. I got a kick out of the fact that The Chromatics’ “Tick of the Clock,” which was memorably used in last year’s decidedly violent Drive, opens this trailer, followed by another appropriately titled song from Cake. This is very much a teaser trailer so we don’t see much by way of plot, but the brief bit of racing sequences look pretty impressive and Ryan Reynolds does a fine job with the snail’s comedy. Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Dave's recap of the recent DreamWorks Animation presentation which included footage from Turbo. The film also features the voices of Paul Giamatti, »
- Adam Chitwood
Warner Bros. has slowly been releasing character posters for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby over the last couple of days, but now the poster featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) as the title character has finally become available. Along with DiCaprio are new character sheets featuring Carey Mulligan (Drive) as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) as Nick Carraway. Be sure to check out the previously released posters here and here. Also starring Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke, The Great Gatsby opens May 10, 2013. Hit the jump to view the new posters. Check out the new character posters for The Great Gatsby below (via @wbpictures). Click on any of the image to view in a higher resolution: Here’s the official synopsis for The Great Gatsby: The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City »
- Dave Trumbore
Directed by Judd Apatow
Written by Judd Apatow
Over the past decade, Judd Apatow the writer has made a calculated effort to mature himself, while Judd Apatow the producer indulges in his childish side. The films he’s directed have gotten progressively less raunchy and more introspective, as he’s explored unexpected pregnancies, personal and professional shifts, and modern sexual politics. He does so cheekily, but at his best—specifically in his debut, The 40-Year Old Virgin—Apatow is able to analyze and delve into the flaws and foibles of his main characters, making them relatable and distinctive. With This Is 40, arguably his most personal work so far, he’s sometimes able to balance realism with raunch; however, his tendencies to overextend himself end up making the story aimless, scattered, and meandering.
- Josh Spiegel
Check out six new TV spots for Gangster Squad, out January 11th, 2013.
Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), “Gangster Squad stars Oscar nominees Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “True Grit”) and Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”) as the Lapd’s Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, and Academy Award winner Sean Penn (“Milk,” “Mystic River”) as real-life mobster Mickey Cohen.
Here’s the synopsis for Gangster Squad:
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And »
- Allan Ford
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this morning. First up, the most-excellent Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and the always-reliable John C. Reilly have been set to star in the zombie comedy Life After Beth. Per a report in The Guardian (via The Playlist), Jeff Baena (I Heart Huckabees) will write and direct. Though plot details on the original script are hard to come by at the moment, Plaza describes it as "a really fucked-up movie." Plaza has been killing it in smaller comedic roles over the past few years, not to mention her fantastic work on NBC’s stellar comedy Parks and Recreation, but she proved her talent in the drama realm as well with this year’s Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed. The pairing of Plaza and Reilly sounds like a great match, and production on Life After Beth is reportedly set to start this spring. »
- Adam Chitwood
2013 promises to be filled with lots of Martial Art movies and i have to say 2012 wasn’t the best year for it. The list that we have here include some great movies and we have high expectations to see some great choreography. There might be more movies which we will add to this list, so if you know of any more, please leave a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.
Kham is the last of a family line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand’s war elephants. Traditionally, only the most perfect elephants could successfully defend the throne, and very great care was taken in raising them. After his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants and his calf, Korn, Kham returns to his village to live in peace. But for »
More casting news has come for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, the horror flick How to Catch a Monster, and it is a reunion of sorts. Read on for details, and look for more on this one as it comes. Dig it!
Movie Hole got the early word that Ben Mendelsohn will join Christina Hendricks in the film. Mendelsohn worked with Gosling on The Place Beyond the Pines and, as it would seem, made quite the impression on his co-star.
The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city where Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. She must dive deep into the mystery, if the family is to survive.
- Uncle Creepy
The Wolverine is naturally one of the films I’m most looking forward to next summer. Hugh Jackman returns once more as Logan / Wolverine, complete with adamantium (as well as bone) claws, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.
Following an excellent live chat with Jackman and director James Mangold, we were treated to an awesome teaser poster just over a month ago, and now a beautiful new motion poster has debuted over on the film’s site.
“Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Normally, Ryan Gosling movies sell themselves on the leading man.s ridiculously good looks. And why not, right? If you are going to hire Gosling, you might as well put his mug front and center. But Gosling, on the contrary, isn.t an actor who strictly relies on his looks to get gigs. And he isn.t afraid to demolish his .calling card,. if the right role requires it. Take, for example, Only God Forgives,, Gosling.s reunion with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Most of the imagery released to help generate interest in the upcoming film has shown the handsome Gosling in states of pain and bruising. New images shared via The Film Stage continue the theme. Check them out: The first image was found in Premiere Magazine, with the issue hinting at a May release date in France (thereby suggesting a possible Cannes Film Festival bow for the »
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