I’ve always assumed that my dream celebrity boyfriend Ryan Gosling was packing, but this deleted scene from “The Place Beyond The Pines” offers definitive proof. In the scene, Gosling’s character Luke is hauled off to jail and told to strip down to his (tight, blue) skivvies (that happens around the 2:30 mark). Bulge alert. Oh and why not just share a GIF too? That’s after the jump… [Total Film] Keep reading »
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 »
“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]
“When I look at the movie, I see this melting pot of all these masculine clichés: motorcycles, muscles, tattoos, guns, and yet when faced with this mirror, which is his child, he sees that none of those things make you a man.”
– Obviously, I am first in line at every Ryan Gosling movie, but when a film prompts my man to talk all smart-like about traditional gender roles and behavior to The New York Times, I get extra, extra excited to see it. I know it’s gonna be a little rough to watch Ryan macking on real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes in “The Place Beyond The Pines,” but I’ll deal. Another tidbit from the Times interview? Apparently, Ryan went a little buck wild experimenting with his character’s (fake) tattoos. “I was trying to create a portrait of somebody who had made a lifetime of bad decisions, and tattoos were the best way,” he said. “[But] I had no restraint. They were crawling up towards my face.” That includes the exclamation point underneath his eye, which director Derek Cianfrance insisted he keep on for filming. I dunno, face tattoos aren’t really my think, but Ryan makes it work. Check out a shot of his (fake) back tattoo after the jump! [NYTimes] Keep reading »
What’s that saying about not shitting where you eat? Well, Ryan Gosling has decided to take his second big ol’ dump with girlfriend Eva Mendes, who he’s cast in his directorial debut, “How To Catch A Monster.” The two met on the set of “The Place Beyond The Pines,” of course, and I guess things are going so swimmingly, gag, that Ryan wants to work with his lady friend again. Mendes will reportedly be playing a woman named Cat, who works at something called the Big Bad Wolf Club, which may or may not be a fetish club in the film. The movie itself sounds … weird. I can’t tell if it’s weird good or weird bad, but here’s what Indie Wire says about “How To Catch A Monster”‘s plot: “[T]he cryptic logline reveals the story to be centering on Billy, a single mother of two, who is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.” Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky have already signed on for the film. Look, I’m not trying to jinx things, but I just hope Ryan has a backup in mind for the role of Cat, just incase things go south with Eva. I mean, movies take awhile to make. What if she starts to get on his nerves or he meets someone else? Once cameras start to roll, it’s hard to turn back. Just looking out for Ryan’s best interests is all. [IndieWire]
I’m just going to leave this photo of Ryan Gosling — in a still from his upcoming movie “The Place Beyond The Pines” — right here.
Be still my heart. The trailer for “The Place Beyond The Pines,” which features my beloved Ryan Gosling with janky prison tattoos and blond hair, has arrived! Contrary to the tone of my previous description, he looks smokin’ hot – that body – and the film, directed by “Blue Valentine”‘s Derek Cianfrance, looks amazing. The crime drama — Gosling plays a motorcycle-riding thug type who’s adjusting to new fatherhood — was well received at the Toronto Film Festival, and while I’m a little bit mad at it for introducing my boo to his current squeeze Eva Mendes (she stars as his baby mama), you can bet I’ll be first in line to see “The Place Beyond The Pines” when it hits theaters on March 29.
It’s become fairly common knowledge that the unofficial awards season kicks off with the Toronto International Film Festival. Critics and film fans alike have all eyes on the Canadian city as studios launch their Oscar hopefuls and indies look for distributors.
With films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The King’s Speech” having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can’t wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off. So, how did they fare? Well, here’s what the reviewers from our sister site, Film.com, had to say…
“The Place Beyond the Pines” — B: Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. There is true beauty in the despair that pervades “The Place Beyond the Pines,” a treatise on the compromises we all make to protect and provide for our loved ones. Read more…
Ryan Gosling made an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this weekend and attended the premiere of his upcoming film “The Place Beyond The Pines.” Oh yeah, Eva Mendes was there too, wearing a turban. At first I thought their body language was kind of cool and distant and I felt ashamed of the excitement I felt about that. And then I was mad when I noticed that they were holding hands and unnnnhghhghgh. Well, at least they didn’t get married this weekend like some other people. Phew!