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Check Out 'Gangster Squad' On DVD, Blu-ray & More April 23

April 20th, 2013 7:04am EDT
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On the crime-infested streets of Los Angeles in 1949, a secret squad of police officers led by two unwavering sergeants (Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling), labors to take down the ruthless mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) and free his grip on the city in the Warner Bros. film "Gangster Squad."

Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and - if he has his way - every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his contr...
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Review 'Gangster Squad': Sean Penn Is Stellar As The Ruthless Mickey Cohen

January 11th, 2013 2:00pm EST
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The year is 1949, the place Los Angeles and ruthless, sadistic, megalomaniac, Jewish gangster, Mickey Cohen (the brilliant Sean Penn) runs the show in this town.

We're talking drugs, guns, prostitutes, and if he had his way, every wire bet placed west of Chicago, would fall under his domain.

The guy is ruthless and a total nut job, completely lacking in charm. He's definitely no Michael Correleone.

To get an idea how Cohen's mind works, at some point in the film, he yells to his crew of killers:  ''You heard of Manifest Destiny? That's when you take what you can, when you can...And I'm g...
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Weekend Movie Preview: 'Gangster Squad' & 'A Haunted House'

January 11th, 2013 10:03am EST
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Welcome to the second Weekend Movie Preview of the New Year. As you might suspect based on last week’s reviews of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Promised Land,” I’m still catching up on screeners from 2012 and probably will be for the rest of this month. You can keep up with my progress weekly by checking out the mini movie reviews on my website.

Today’s column features the first new film that I’ve seen in 2013: Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad.” It also contains my thoughts on the trailer for the Marlon Wayans horror spoof “A Haunted House.”

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On the crime-infested streets of L...
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Review: With The Generic 'Gangster Squad' What You See Is What You Get

January 9th, 2013 3:00pm EST
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Sometimes movie trailers can be downright deceiving, portraying a film one way but then actually being the complete opposite.  In the case of the generic and uncomplicated looking "Gangster Squad" it’s one of those rare occasions when the preview actually hit the nail on the head – what you see is what you get.

Mickey Cohen is a dangerous and lethal man with affinity for power.  He has decided to make his home not in the mob-ridden area of Chicago, but in the rich spoils of Los Angeles.  Enter tough cop John O’Mara, an ex-war veteran with a no-nonsense attitude and a serious chip on his sh...
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Ryan Gosling Takes His Mom To 'Gangster Squad' Premiere & Emma Stone Looks Red Hot - See Photos!

January 8th, 2013 9:32am EST
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Reason number 106 to love Ryan Gosling - he took his mother to the "Gangster Squad" premiere. Swoon! The actor looked gangster cool in a brown suit and studded shoes with his mama by his side.

Gosling elected not to take his girlfriend Eva Mendes to the event, and his likability factor really couldn't get any higher. Remember when he acted as a good citizen and broke up a fight in New York City a couple of summers ago? He also saved a life last spring by pulling a woman out of harm's way when a taxi almost ran her over.

He could possibly be the perfect man.

Gosling wasn't the only celeb ...
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Cast To Reshoot Scenes For 'Gangster Squad' Following Colorado Massacre

August 10th, 2012 8:55am EDT
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As a result of the Aurora cinema massacre in Colorado last month, the cast of "Gangster Squad" is back on the set to reshoot some scenes.

Following the Colorado shooting, in which 12 people died, Warner Bros. pulled trailers for the film from cinemas because footage included a shoot-out at a movie theatre.

Studio execs have taken further action by completely removing the insensitive scenes, which were filmed at Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, reshoots are expected to take place next week in Downtown Los Angeles, where the shoot-out sequence will ...
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'Gangster Squad' Release Date Delayed Over Cinema Shooting Scene

July 25th, 2012 9:50am EDT
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The release of Ryan Gosling's new Mafia movie Gangster Squad has been delayed to allow film bosses to edit out a scene featuring a shooting in a cinema.

The film, which also stars Emma Stone, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin, was due to hit theatres in September, but the release date has now been changed following the mass killing of cinemagoers in Colorado on Friday .

Gangster Squad will reportedly be pushed back until January to allow movie bosses time to carry out reshoots to replace a key scene in which a gunman opens fire on an audience in a movie theatre, according to The Hollywood Repor...
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Warner Bros. Pull 'Gangster Squad' Trailer In The Wake Of Colorado Cinema Massacre

July 20th, 2012 2:58pm EDT
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Movie bosses at Warner Bros. have reportedly pulled trailers for new movie Gangster Squad from cinemas following the midnight massacre at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado.

The film company executives have already released a statement offering their sympathy to the families of the victims of the shooting incident, and they've scrapped the Friday night premiere of the Batman film in Paris.

And now, the studio heads have pulled promotional trailers for Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling's new Mafia versus police film, according to reports - because it features a scene in which men ...
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'Gangster Squad' Trailer Has Ryan Gosling And Tommy Guns - What Else Do You Need?

May 10th, 2012 4:03pm EDT
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The latest trailer for Gangster Squad has hit the Internet, and with it come a lot of bullets and snazzy suits. The film follows a group of L.A. cops that drop their badges and hunt Mafiosos that come in from the East Coast.

Based on a true story, Brooklyn born Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) heads to L.A. to become the drug and prostitution kingpin. After buying his way out of lawful troubles, the police department creates a secret group of officers. They work without rules, red tape, or badges - and the department will refuse they exist.

The trailer features plenty of action and sexy-times w...
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Robert Patrick Will Terminate LA Mobsters For 'Gangster Squad'

July 29th, 2011 11:21am EDT
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Most still remember character actor Robert Patrick from when he oozed onto the scene in 1991 as the killer liquid metal bastard in James Cameron's high octane explosatorium, "Terminator 2: Judgement Day." Patrick's steely-eyed performance left an indelible mark in the FX world and set a high bar for bad guys.

Luckily the actor managed to avoid being (totally) typecast as villains and has carved out a solid career as a supporting player in flicks like "Walk the Line," "Flags of Our Fathers," and even replaced David Duchovny for the final two seasons of "The X-Files."

Now, according to Vari...
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