You really only need to say one thing about the opening weekend of Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty': it made more in three days than 'The Hurt Locker' did in its entire run. If there's anything that's going to alleviate getting snubbed for at the Oscars in the Best Director category, it's that.
Dirty Harry would love 'Gangster Squad,' a movie about cops who operate so far outside the law they make Clint Eastwood's signature detective look like a pencil-pushing dweeb. Assembled by LAPD police chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte), and supposedly inspired by a true story, the members of the so-called Gangster Squad operate as judge, jury, and executioners. They don't arrest their targets; they "wage war" against their enemy, mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). In their quest to bust up Cohen's rackets, the Gangster Squad brandishes about a billion guns and not a single badge. Hell, even Dirty Harry waited until the end of his movie to toss his away.
'Gangster Squad' -- featuring an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin -- hits theaters next week, and we're excited to see one of the most anticipated movies of the new year on the big screen. While Warner Bros. released a number of trailers, posters, images and behind-the-scenes footage to get us all pumped, it's now time to bring on the clips -- six clips in fact!
When a film gets bumped around the release calendar because of a national tragedy, it makes it easy to feel a little sorry for a film like 'Gangster Squad.' At this point it's an underdog, and with a cast (that includes Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Brolin and Sean Penn) this talented we hope it works. There's a new featurette hoping to sell people on this new take on an old genre.
One of 2013's first films, 'Gangster Squad,' has had such a troubled production history that it's become an underdog. Originally scheduled for September of this year, it was bumped to January because of the 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooting, and had to go through re-shoots because it had people being gunned down in a theater. But - even though we're in the heart of Oscar season - the film's release is a little over a month away and now there's a featurette for the film.
After being delayed by 'The Dark Knight Rises' theater shooting, and after a round of reshoots that removed gunplay in a theater setting, it looks like 'Gangster Squad' is back into fighting shape, and now there's a new trailer that shows a lot of new footage (and removes the shootout in the theater).
We here at the Weekly Dose of Ridiculous want you to know that we value your integrity as a pop culture enthusiast. That's why we've gathered the most ridiculous stories of the week in one convenient place for your reading pleasure. Get comfortable because it's getting absurd around here with 'Gangster Squad' reshoots, a 'Road House' remake starring Guy Fieri, and 'ALF' is back... in movie form.