A stylish and entertaining gangster movie with a superb, star-filled cast. Posted 04.23.13 by reelz
A quick peek into what lies ahead this year.
Now that 2012 is behind us (and the Mayans were wrong), 2013 is rolling ahead as scheduled (and like most of us assumed it would). That means a whole new year of movies are scheduled to open, starting this Friday. However, to help us prepare for the coming onslaught of sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, YouTube user M Walls has put together a 2013 movie trailer mashup (via ScreenRant) that includes footage from Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Lone Ranger, World War Z, After Earth, Oblivion, Gangster Squad, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Star Trek Into Darkness and reveals a taste of what audiences have to look forward to in the coming year. watch the video >> Posted 01.03.13 by Ryan
The gang's all here. Again.
Were it not for the senseless and tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, this past July, the upcoming mobster movie Gangster Squad would have already been released, but a scene depicting mobsters firing into a movie theater audience prompted Warner Bros. to delay the movie instead, putting screenwriter Will Beall to work coming up with a new ending. The time away was apparently a good thing for Gangster Squad, which has returned with its most effective trailer to date. the latest in arresting trailers
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In the wake of the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colo., last month Warner Bros. ordered reshoots on their upcoming mobster movie, Gangster Squad, so they could replace a scene where a group of mobsters shoot into a crowded Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a scene that was deemed too similar to the July 20 massacre. The studio then delayed the movie until 2013 while screenwriter Will Beall came up with different scenarios for the movie's ending. Apparently, Beall has come up with an agreeable alternative, with reshoots scheduled to begin on August 20 according to The Hollywood Reporter. what will be changed? >> Posted 08.12.12 by Ryan
After the tragic events of last week's shootings in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. has been scrambling on how to handle the release of their upcoming mobster movie, Gangster Squad. The movie, which follows Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin as the leaders of a 1940s police task force sent to take down East Coast mobsters like Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), depicts a scene where a team of mobsters shoot into a crowded Grauman's Chinese Theater — a scene that has been a part of the movie's promotion since the first trailer but became too problematic for the studio in light of the senseless shooting that claimed 12 lives.
With a September 9th release date still in place, the studio's first move was to order reshoots and cut the offending scene. The latest decision is to push the release of Gangster Squad to next year. When will Gangster Squad be released? >> Posted 07.25.12 by Ryan
In Ruben Fleischer's upcoming Gangster Squad, a group of mobsters shoot up a packed theater from behind the screen. Before this weekend no one gave the scene a second thought but after Friday's Colorado theater massacre studio Warner Bros. is cutting the scene and is ordering reshoots to fill the hole. While the move is not unprecedented (studios have often altered movies after real-life tragedies) the move raises eyebrows as the movie has long wrapped up production and is set to open in less than two months.
It's unclear at this point if the reshoots will involve the movie's main cast, which includes A-listers like Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Nick Nolte.
Immediately following the shooting early Friday morning, Warner Bros. pulled the Gangster Squad trailer, which included the theater scene, that was attached to The Dark Knight Rises, according to Variety. Warner Bros. also pulled TV spots for The Dark Knight Rises over the weekend. The studio also declined to post weekend box office numbers "out of respect for the victims and families."
So what do you think of the studio's decision? Overreaction or is it the right move? Posted 07.23.12 by Chris
Today's Hot New Trailer
In the late 1940s glamor reached its epitome in Hollywood, but all that glitz had a tarnished underbelly. The newest trailer from Gangster Squad showcases the grittiness of the mob scene in the same era, and the contrast is stark. It's clear from this trailer of the upcoming movie based on actual events that the LAPD was more than willing to let go of their usual set of rules as they fought to keep East Coast mobsters like Mickey Cohen out of their city. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.11.12 by Mandy
It's been a while since we heard anything about Gangster Squad, basically since a couple photos arrived online in January. Last month, however, Warner Bros. decided to bump Gangster Squad out of its October release, handing the date instead to Ben Affleck's Argo and leaving Gangster Squad in limbo. Now that Warners has released the first trailer for the movie, we're not sure about the studio's reasoning.
Gangster Squad was based on the LA Times article "Tales from the Gangster Squad," written by Paul Lieberman, which tells the true story of how a special task force of LAPD officers was assigned to secretly target East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (Sean Penn) who had moved into the city. Led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), the "Gangster Squad" includes Michael Pena (30 Minutes or Less), Robert Patrick (Flags of Our Fathers), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), and Giovanni Ribisi. However, the trailer revolves mostly around Brolin, Gosling, and Penn, particularly in the love triangle that involves the latter two and Emma Stone. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.10.12 by Ryan
Up until now, "spy" photos of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone walking around in period clothing at L.A.'s Griffith Park Observatory was the only peek we've had at the Gangster Squad adaptation. The LA Times solved that problem, offering a look at the squad and a close-up of stars Josh Brolin and Sean Penn in action.
Based on The LA Times's seven-part series of articles "Tales from the Gangster Squad" written by Paul Lieberman, the movie follows Gosling and Brolin as two Los Angeles police officers who lead a special task force assigned to keep East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (Penn) out of the city. Brolin says his research into 1940s police work revealed that cops back then were "pretty brutal." read brolin's comments and see the photos >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
It's become rather commonplace for a "spy" set photos to arrive online for movies in production, though usually it's for a highly-anticipated comic book adaptation like The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers. However, set photos were also recently revealed for the adaptation of the complicated sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas as shooting began in Glasgow, Scotland.
The latest movie to be the recipient of "spy" photos is Warner Bros.' adaptation of Gangster Squad, which follows Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin as two Los Angeles police officers who lead a special task force assigned to keep East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (played by Sean Penn) out of the city. Gosling is one of the subjects of the set photos, along with Emma Stone, who plays a "sharp-tongued siren" caught in a love triangle between Gosling and Penn. Several websites (Celebrity-Gossip and Celebuzz) caught the pair as they shot a couple scenes at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles. more on Gangster Squad >> Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan