“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!
As an expert in all things Ryan Gosling, I have become deeply aware that Ryan’s favorite pose is to shake his first and snarl. Seriously, it is his go-to. And you know what he finds worthy of his surly contempt? Products that feature his name and/or gorgeous face. Click on for 12 photos of Ryan shaking his fist and snarling at chairs, T-shirts, tote bags, baby onesies, and more crap featuring his identity….
America’s Superhero, Ryan Gosling, doesn’t just break up street fights and save people from being hit by cabs, he also won’t stand for other men catcalling his woman. The New York Post reports that when Gosling overheard a photographer who recently shot his girlfriend, Eva Mendes, shout “Hey baby” at her at the Bowery Hotel, he lost his shizz, getting in the photog’s face. “Who are you calling baby?” God, it sounds like a cut scene from “Gangster Squad.” Dying. Anyway, Mendes has to apparently get between the two before things got really heated and eventually Ryan made nice with the photographer, because, you know, he’s a lover not a fighter. The weird thing about this story is that I live right near the Bowery Hotel and had I seen Ryan and Eva there, it’s very possible I would not have been able to contain my own “HEY BABY,” only directed at Ryan instead of Eva, obviously. In other words, this could have been me in this gossip item. Or something. [NY Post]