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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’ is a loopy, drunk masterpiece

Film: The Nice Guys Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Margaret Qualley Every Spring/Summer there seems to be a big studio movie that everyone exclaims is a masterpiece. Last year was Mad Max: Fury Road and that ended up being my favorite film of 2015. This year is The Nice Guys, a […]

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Watch a Clip From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut, ‘Lost River’

Ever since Ryan Gosling said he’d be taking a break from acting, we’ve had our eyes raised in curiosity about what would come next. So now, after sneaking a peak at some photos from the set, we get to see a clip from the actor’s directorial debut, Lost River, as it’s set to premiere at Cannes this week. […]

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First Pictures From ‘Lost River,’ Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

Movie buffs will be interested to see the first stills from Ryan Gosling’s Lost River. So what’s this actor got up his sleeves as a director? While they don’t really tell you much, you can see that the movie does have that dark fantasy element to it. As for what Lost River is about, it’s […]

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UTG LIST: 25 Bands We Want New Material From In 2014

***UPDATE*** Five (late) submissions have been added, for a total of 30 Bands We Want New Material From In 2014. 2013 marked a year of musical resurrection on many levels. We’ve been given long-awaited reunions, new records, celebratory re-issues, and anniversary shows fantastic enough to make even the most rudimentary of music fans giddy. With […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Only God Forgives

Film: Only God Forgives Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm Director: Nicolas Winding Refn It is tempting to say that Only God Forgives met with a divisive response at Cannes because the festival’s very particular kind of filmmaker just didn’t get it. Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest was selected to compete for the Palme […]

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MOVIE TRAILER: ‘Only God Forgives’ – Trailer 2

The newest film collaboration between Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives, got a new trailer today, and this time around more of the story is revealed. Our first look into the film was a pretty violent and visual heavy red-band trailer, but now we get a little more dialogue to learn more […]

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Ryan Gosling Planning To “Take A Break” From Acting

After appearing in (roughly) every third film released over the last year, The Place Beyond The Pines star Ryan Gosling has expressed a desire to take a break from acting in the near future. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Gosling explained that he feels the time has come to take a step […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Place Beyond the Pines

Movie: The Place Beyond the Pines Director: Derek Cianfrance The Place Beyond the Pines is a reminder of what cinema can achieve with so little. Our contemporary movie landscape is clustered with big-budget adaptations, comic book extravaganzas, fantasies, hard-boiled political thrillers, and comedies more notable for the bank balance of the actors in them than […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Gangster Squad

Film: Gangster Squad Director: Ruben Fleischer It has been a long time since a great gangster movie has been made. It has easily been a decade since a movie about organized crime after WWII has been noteworthy, and really over two decades since the classics like Goodfellas or Casino were released. Sure, there have been some more modern gangster movies […]

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HOLY SH!T: The Trailer for “Gangster Squad” Has Badass Written All Over It

After months of behind-the-scenes imagery and teasing news clips, the official trailer for Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad has arrived in all its gun-toting glory. Based off a famous black list script from Will Beall that eventually found itself at Warner, our first look at Gangster Squad provides just enough action to get your blood pumping […]

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Scene & Heard (Week 5) – Drive

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music […]

MOVIE TRAILER: The Ides Of March

Get your Oscar buzz ready, the powerhouse cast of the year has arrived to battle each other for best acting nods. George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei star in this upcoming political thriller that we think will spark conversation and win over the masses (probably based […]