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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Impossible' and More

The Impossible Summit

This week: Director J.A. Bayona's gut-wrenching "The Impossible" starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated role tells the true story of one family's struggle for survival after the 2004 tsunami that devastated Thailand and much of the surrounding region.

Also new this week is the troubled "Gangster Squad" with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling; Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" with Matt Damon and John Krasinski; and the Blu-ray 3D debut of the original "Jurassic Park." Get More »

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Ryan Gosling Gets His Mug on a Mug, at Long Last

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Ryan Gosling wanted his face printed on a cup as some sort of career benchmark — hey, who are we to judge? — and this week the handsome stud got his way thanks to the tireless efforts of one site.

It all began during "Gangster Squad" promos, when Gosling lamented his fortune at not being printed on movie theater cups like the badasses of "Dick Tracy" did in his youth.

Speaking to, he mourned the lost marketing opportunity, saying "My first gangster movie was 'Dick Tracy,' which I was a really big fan of. I collected all the Burger King cups, had posters and I thought I might get a cup out of this deal. It's not happened ... Doing the marketing for the film now, it's like how is a cup going to come into the picture."

He closed with, "Could we get a Tim [Horton]'s mug for 'Gangster Squad,' please?" Get More »

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The Truth Behind the Real-Life 'Gangster Squad'

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Think for a few seconds, if you will, about your grandparents. Chances are you have some memories from when you were a child, perhaps of your grandfather bouncing you on his knee or your grandmother baking you a pie. Good memories. Now imagine for a moment that someone in Hollywood has decided to make a balls-out action movie with your beloved grandparent at the center of it, guns blazing.

That would be totally bizarre, right? Well, now you have an idea how the granddaughter of real life "Gangster Squad" leader John O'Mara is feeling right now — and she's decided to share those feelings in a brand new blog. Get More »

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Strikes at Box Office

Zero Dark Thirty Sony Pictures

Director Kathryn Bigelow may have been snubbed by the Oscars but she got the last laugh this weekend, as her film "Zero Dark Thirty" earned an estimated $24 million according to to take the top spot at the box office.

That was enough to knock off the Marlon Wayans horror spoof "A Haunted House," which came in second with $18.8 million. "Gangster Squad," meanwhile, fizzled despite an all-star cast that includes Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, bringing in just $16.7 million for a disappointing third place finish.

For a complete rundown of this week's box office top ten, including figures for Oscar favorites "Lincoln," "Les Misérables" and "Django Unchained," head to

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Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling Are 'Knife Guys'

Knife Guys Jimmy Kimmel Live

"It slices through warm butter like it's warm butter."

ABC moved "Jimmy Kimmel Live" up to 11:35 a.m., but apparently the talk show host didn't check the sign-in sheet: the space is apparently reserved on Wednesdays at 11:30 for "Knife Guys," a QVC knife show hosted by Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling. Get More »

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Exclusive Q&A: Bridge Goon from 'Gangster Squad'

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There's a long, rich tradition of gooning in Hollywood, one you can trace all the way back to Dennis Hopper's remarkable portrayal of Goon in the 1955 classic "Rebel Without a Cause."

Actor/comedian/goon-for-hire Derek Mears is a student of history, a man who clearly respects the goons who came before him while looking at himself as a role model for a new generation of goons being ushered in. His dedication shines through in the new shoot-em-up "Gangster Squad," in which Mears appears opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling in the vital role of "Bridge Goon."

NextMovie was granted exclusive access to Derek for an in-depth discussion about his gooning inspirations, mastering the craft of gooning (and specifically, method gooning), and the scent of Ryan Gosling. Get More »

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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Gangster Squad' & More

Greetings from the apocalypse, and welcome to the new weekly feature where our lone warrior gives you the play-by-play for how your filmgoing weekend can unfold, Friday-to-Sunday, morning-to-night.

Our second weekend riding through the desolation of the new year is no less doom and gloom than the last one, with a couple new theatrical releases that make the doldrums look like a fun place to be. Luckily there's some alternative viewing destinations available to those who have true grit, so as we nosedive into oblivion remember that in the event of a water landing your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. Get More »

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Poster: 'Gangsta Squad'

Remember "Original Gangstas," the 1996 action flick that brought together such '70s-era exploitation stars as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier and Jim Brown? "Gangsta Squad" sports an even greater ensemble dream cast, one that would've inspired the late, great Isaac Hayes to record an entire album of theme songs.

50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, DMX and Lil Kim invade 1940s Hollywoodland in this else-world variation on "Gangster Squad," brought to life by our go-to partner in crime, Old Red Jalopy. Actually, "Gangsta Squad" would've made quite a splash 15 years ago as the unofficial companion piece to Hype Williams' dreamlike crime drama, "Belly," in which a pair of gangsters (played by Nas and, wouldn't you know it, DMX) have spiritual awakenings. Alas.

Check out the poster below and imagine how amazing the soundtrack album would be. Meanwhile, "Gangster Squad" opens Jan. 11.

Gangsta Squad

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Filed Under: NextMovie Originals | Source: Old Red Jalopy

Hot People Looking Hot: Emma Stone Photos

Whether you're Team Redhead or Team Blonde, we can all agree that Emma Stone is just plain hot. With those striking green eyes, a gorgeous figure and a ton of charisma, brains and talent to back it all up, she's pretty much perfect.

Emma brings the stunning good looks and charm we love so much to every role she takes on, from summer blockbusters ("The Amazing Spider-Man") to dramas ("The Help") to raunchy comedies ("Superbad") to crime thrillers ("Gangster Squad"). Seriously, can anyone find a reason not to like this girl?

Flip through Emma's Hot People Looking Hot Gallery, and you'll fall in love with her all over again.

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Why Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Should Work Together Forever

Gangster Squad Warner Bros.

Let's be real here. Without Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, "Gangster Squad" might just look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill shoot-'em-up bang-bang movie (read: "Parker").

With respect to Josh Brolin and Sean Penn, the energy and sexiness of the flick's trailer got a much-needed boost the second Gos approached the sparkling Stone and made full disclosure that his interest was solely to bed her. 'Cause who wouldn't? And now we're left with that teensy nugget of curiosity as to whether they indeed make beautiful bedroom music in the film and the marketing team's job of getting us to the box office to find out is done and done. Get More »

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