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Movie reviewer has possible Oscar nominees on radar

...the rating, but based on my feelings about the ratings board, I can bet I'll disagree. "Blue Valentine" stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and comes out never at a theatre near you unless they work that rating out. "Toy Story 3...

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'Drive' takes a dark, grim turn

...and Spanish zombie movies. I certainly didn't expect to see it in Kenai, Alaska, despite the fact that it stars Ryan Gosling, current go-to-guy for everything from romantic comedies to downbeat romance-dramas. But that's the beauty...

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'Fracture' a good reason to roll your eyes

...American, and far more mainstream, "Fracture," starring a post-Hannibal Anthony Hopkins and relative newcomer Ryan Gosling, seemed just the ticket. I am such a sucker. Actually, "Fracture" wasn't too bad, but you'll note that I've...

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The Place Beyond the Pines

Now Playing Synopsis: In Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a drifter who makes a living doing motorcycle stunts in a traveling carnival. When he discovers that he has an infant son, he decides he wants to be able to take care of the child. He meets an ex-convict who knows how to rob banks, and learns from him how to pull off heists. His actions cause his life to become intertwined with a police officer named Avery (Bradley Cooper), who chases after him during a robbery. The Place Beyond the Pines screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Only God Forgives

Now Playing Synopsis: Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling reunite for this intense crime drama set in Thailand, and following a powerful crime boss seeking bitter vengeance for the murder of her son. English gangster Julian (Gosling) and his brother Billy are the owners of a Thai boxing club that covers for a lucrative drug-smuggling operation. Using the business as a front, they deliver the drugs to London, where their ruthless mother Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas) sits at the head of a powerful criminal empire. Upon learning that Billy has been murdered, Crystal travels to Bangkok to claim his body, and bury the people responsible for his death. Driven by the devastated Crystal to avenge his brother's brutal death, taciturn Julian gets one last chance for salvation in the fight for underworld justice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Ides of March

Opens Friday, Oct 7, 2011 Synopsis: An ambitious press secretary works overtime to land his candidate in office, but quickly becomes a victim of back-room politics in director George Clooney's adaptation of the play by Beau Willimon. Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti star in a film written by Clooney in collaboration with Grant Heslov. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Ides of March

Opens Friday, Oct 7, 2011 Synopsis: George Clooney goes behind the camera for the fourth time to direct The Ides of March, an adaptation of Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers, an idealistic deputy campaign manager for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney) who is in a major political battle in Ohio that could be the key to winning the Democratic nomination for the Presidency. When the opposing candidate's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) offers Stephen a job on his staff, Stephen neglects to inform his boss (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Just as that omission is revealed, Stephen uncovers a dirty personal secret that could sink Morris' political career. The Ides of March screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Drive (2011)

Now Playing Synopsis: A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a freelance getaway wheelman, and he finds his solitary existence taking on new meaning after befriending Irene (Carey Mulligan), the lonely wife of convicted felon Standard (Oscar Isaac), and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Standard gets released from prison and is strong-armed into committing a bold daytime robbery, the Driver offers his services in an effort to help the repentant ex-con cut his ties to the criminal underworld. Things get complicated, however, when the robbery goes unexpectedly awry, and the Driver just barely manages to escape alive. When the take from the job proves to be stratospherically higher than the Driver was led to believe, it quickly becomes apparent that they were set up. Later, thugs threaten to kill Irene and Benicio, and all evidence points to transplanted New York crime boss Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and his hot-headed partner Nino (Ron Perlman) as the masterminds. As the Driver attempts to turn the tables on them, it becomes clear that the chain of command goes much higher than he could have ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Now Playing Synopsis: Sad-sack divorcée Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) finds his second wind in life after meeting a handsome young ladies' man who teaches him how to become a master of the modern dating scene. A devoted family man who married his high school sweetheart, Cal had a great house and a stable job when his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), left him to be with another man. When Emily announces that she's filing for divorce, Cal finds himself awkwardly thrust into the dating scene and begins drinking his nights away at the local pub. Just when it's starting to look as if there's no hope for Cal, confirmed bachelor Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) decides to add some much-needed excitement to the sulking, newly single father's life. Before long, Cal's rough edges have all been smoothed out; he's mastered the fine art of flirting and develops a distinct sense of style that sets him apart from the pack. But just as Cal starts to turn heads, his adolescent son, Robbie, develops a big crush on his teenage babysitter, Jessica. Unfortunately for Robbie, Jessica only has eyes for Cal. Meanwhile, Cal can't help but feel like something substantial is missing from his life, and decides that the only way to set things straight is by listening to his heart. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Ides of March

Now Playing Synopsis: George Clooney goes behind the camera for the fourth time to direct The Ides of March, an adaptation of Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers, an idealistic deputy campaign manager for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney) who is in a major political battle in Ohio that could be the key to winning the Democratic nomination for the Presidency. When the opposing candidate's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) offers Stephen a job on his staff, Stephen neglects to inform his boss (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Just as that omission is revealed, Stephen uncovers a dirty personal secret that could sink Morris' political career. The Ides of March screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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