Song to Song trailer

Over three years ago, Val Kilmer pulled out a chainsaw at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Music Festival when he was performing on stage with The Black Lips. Kilmer wasn’t a new addition to the band gone mad or anything; he was shooting a scene for Terrence Malick‘s long-awaited upcoming film, Song to Song, previously titled Weightless. While Malick often cuts great actors out of his films, thankfully Kilmer and his chainsaw made the final cut of Malick’s new love story, which stars Ryan GoslingRooney MaraMichael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman.

Below, watch the Song to Song trailer.

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La La Land Featurette

Last weekend, La La Land won all of the Golden Globes it was nominated for, setting a new record for the most Golden Globes won by a single film with seven trophies taken home. There’s a good chance that the movie, including stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will get plenty of Oscar nominations when they’re announced on January 24th too.

In the meantime, more and more people are seeing the musical now that it’s in wide release across the country. That means there’s no better time for a new La La Land featurette to show how director Damien Chazelle blended his love for classic musicals from decades ago with a contemporary romance set in the heart of Los Angeles.

Watch the La La Land featurette after the jump. Read More »

Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange

Even though Marvel Studios ended up picking Benedict Cumberbatch to play the title role of Doctor Strange in the second theatrical release this year, there were several options that were on the table at various times. Actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and Ryan Gosling were once in the running, and now we get to see what it might have been like to have one of those actors wearing the cape of The Sorcerer Supreme.

Concept artist Court Chu has shared two pieces that he created when Marvel Studios was hoping to land Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange. It sounds like maybe their desire was short-lived, or maybe Gosling quickly turned down the role, because he says, ““I worked probably not even a day on some version of Doctor Strange years ago, and back then they wanted Gosling.”

See the concept art of Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange below. Read More »

song to song

Here’s the thing about Terrence Malick: he does what he wants and really doesn’t feel the need to follow typical Hollywood norms. He’ll cut major movie stars out of his movies or reduce them to cameos. He’ll chop plot out of his stories to serve a greater emotional or thematic need. He’ll delay one of his movies just long enough that its presence on a most anticipated movies of 2016 list looks far too hopeful. Naturally, the results are always fascinating and thoughtful, if sometimes frustrating. There is no one like Malick.

And now, the next film from the enigmatic director of The Tree of Life has a new title and has released a new photograph showing off stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael Fassbender.

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ryan gosling neil armstrong

Every year is a good year for Ryan Gosling as long as he continues to look like Ryan Gosling, but 2016 was an especially good year to be Ryan Gosling. He’s probably going to snag his second Oscar nomination for his moving work in La La Land, he turned in one of the year’s best comedic performances in The Nice Guys, and he just finished filming a Blade Runner sequel with Denis Villeneuve. And now, he’s looking to cap this year off by officially joining a very promising project: First Man, which will see him playing Neil Armstrong, the first human being to set foot on the moon.

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blade runner 2049 images

The first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 arrived two days ago and it got the entire internet yammering over what it shows and it what it pointedly does not reveal. Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction masterpiece may have released an official synopsis, but it is holding most of its cards close to its vest. If early word is any indication, the actual plot of the film is going to lead to some heads exploding (or at least inspire some spirited conversation).

Can we glean any exciting details from a new batch of images from the film? Nah. Not really. But we can ogle how pretty this movie looks and admire Ryan Gosling‘s amazing coat.

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blade runner 2049 trailer

A sequel to Blade Runner can’t help but feel like folly. How do you make a follow-up to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 classic, which redefined is genre in ways that are still being felt today, without constantly being stuck in the shadow of its predecessor? We actually have an answer to that largely rhetorical question: you drag Harrison Ford back into the mix and you hire someone like Denis Villeneuve to direct.

While those aspects make it feel okay to look forward to Blade Runner 2049 and not dread it like some kind of cyberpunk plague, it’s going to take a great trailer to get us fully on this movie’s side. So ladies and gentlemen: prepare your judgmental expressions, because the first trailer has arrived.

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La La Land - Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

La La Land is a bittersweet feast for the senses. Damien Chazelle‘s (Whiplash) original dance musical stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as struggling artists and lovers. Thankfully, their love story is registering with both audiences and critics right out of the gate. The film just had a hugely successful opening weekend and won Best Picture at the 2017 Critics Choice Awards.

Below, learn how well La La Land performed at the box-office and the Critics Choice Awards.

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La La Land Featurette

Decades ago, musicals were all the rage in Hollywood. Some of the biggest stars in the world were actors and actresses known for their impressive pipes and mesmerizing dance steps, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Now Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is bringing back that classic style in the modern musical La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and a new featurette goes behind the scenes to show how they’re making it happen.

Watch the La La Land featurette after the jump. Read More »

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La La Land Song

As we’re winding down to the end of the year, there are still plenty of great movies to see in theaters, especially films that are looking for some awards attention early next year. One of those films also just happens to be one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and now we get a wonderful new piece of it.

The first song from the modern musical La La Land has just debuted online, and it’s a beautiful duet titled “City of Stars” sung by the film’s stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It has a classic feel to it, and there are some beautiful moments that feel very candid and natural, helped by the fact that it doesn’t sound like a super polished studio recording.

Listen to the La La Land song “City of Stars” after the jump, and if you’re lucky, you might just see some new footage from the movie as well. Read More »