Attention Ryan Gosling fans! Have you seen the actor’s latest movie, “The Place Beyond The Pines”? Of course you have. Chances are you’ve seen it twice, like I have, in which case you’ve noticed that in addition to being a totally fantastic film starring America’s favorite leading man (along with Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper, and directed by Derek Cianfrance), the film has a killer soundtrack. In addition to the movie’s score by Faith No More’s Mike Patton, the soundtrack features tracks by Vladimir Ivanoff, Arvo Park, Bon Iver, and Ennio Morricone — and one lucky reader will receive a copy of the soundtrack on both CD and vinyl, along with a “Place Beyond The Pines” T-shirt (um, need) and Klipsch In-Ear Headphones. Find out how to enter, after the jump! Keep reading »
But not quite, of course. Sure, I ran 12 city blocks — in heels — to stand next to him in front of Whole Foods. Yeah, I’m working on a rom-com screenplay about my crush on him. And I definitely am alone in having to suffer through a Goservention. But still, it has come to my attention that I — okay, and tens of thousands of regular folks — am not the only one who has a major boner for Ryan Gosling. Quite a few celebrities — including otherwise straight men — have a special place in their hearts (and spank banks) for the Gos. Read on for some unadulterated Gosling worship… Keep reading »
“I loved the whole film and was engaged every moment of the way. But what I want to talk about is the first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section. The first image we see is Gos’s toned six-pack, framed tight so that his head is cut off in order to focus our attention on the full spread of idiosyncratic tattoos and the impressive opening and closing of a butterfly knife, a skill Gosling mastered — he is the king of eccentric character behavior — as the character anxiously paces; in the same take, the character (we later learn his name is Luke) sticks the knife overhand into the wall and walks out the door shirtless; we still haven’t seen his face but we know it’s the Gos: the hair, the head, the strut … I mean, come on giiiiiiirl. … The rest of his section is more of the same beautiful Gosling brooding and motorcycle riding. … The rest of the film is great, but the following two sections can’t hope to burn with the same intensity of the Gosling section, they’re not designed that way. It’s not the actors’ faults, it’s just that Gosling was cast as the shooting star, and he sucked up all the oxygen. I could watch that first section over and over and over and over.”
– James Franco‘s review of “The Place Beyond The Pines” on Huffington Post is basically a love letter to my boo Ryan Gosling, whose performance he wants “to make love to.” Enjoy my sloppy seconds, James! [Huffington Post]
Sure, it looks like it could be called “Drive 2: Bangkok Nights,” but another movie — directed by “Drive”‘s Nicolas Winding Refn — where Ryan Gosling plays a silent, brooding type looking for a fight? Yes, please!