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Feb 14, 2020 at 07:45. 12 comments

No, Ryan Gosling was not almost a member of the Backstreet Boys

No, Ryan Gosling was not almost a member of the Backstreet Boys

Today, in handsome dancin’ teenagers news: The members of boy-band-turned-man-band Backstreet Boys have put their feet down on rumors that Ryan Gosling was ever almost a member of the group. The topic came up on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, where a caller inquired about whether Gosling—who knew the assembled Boys back when they were all living in the same...

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Oct 27, 2019. 17 comments

What song are you adding to our Halloween party playlist?

What song are you adding to our Halloween party playlist?
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.

As we settle into Horrors Week and prepare Halloween, this week we’re asking:

What song are you adding to The A.V. Club’s Halloween party playlist?

Alex McLevy ...

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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Sep 04, 2019. 18 comments

Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Ryan Gosling are all distantly related, apparently

Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Ryan Gosling are all distantly related, apparently

Canadians traveling abroad are used to being asked, regularly, if they know other Canadians. Someone from Toronto is expected to be familiar with someone from Vancouver; a person from Calgary might be presumed to be friends with a resident of St. John’s. It’s one of the minor, constant annoyances of being Canadian that all Canadians should do their best to discourage.

Naturally, then,...

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Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Feb 28, 2019. 22 comments

Netflix UK changes ending of The Notebook, it goes over about as well as you'd expect

Netflix UK changes ending of The Notebook, it goes over about as well as you'd expect

It’s enough to make a fan write letters of complaint every day for a year: Netflix UK has reportedly changed the famous ending of beloved weepie The Notebook, and in case you’ve been living on Neptune in a hermetically sealed iron box for the past 30 years, people online aren’t big fans of beloved films being screwed with.

As was noticed by The Playlist, folks on social media began calling...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Oct 20, 2018. 24 comments

Neither right- nor left-wing, First Man plants its flag in a troubling ambivalence

Neither right- nor left-wing, First Man plants its flag in a troubling ambivalence

It’s kind of hard to believe that First Man has been in theaters for less than a week. Hasn’t the controversy surrounding this movie been raging for a small eternity? Damien Chazelle’s biodrama about Neil Armstrong, the late astronaut and American icon, has already inspired an entire awards season’s worth of hot-take debate, much of it centered on how patriotically (or not) it frames the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 11, 2018. 17 comments

Blade Runner 2049 production diary reveals boring alternate title and other fun facts

Blade Runner 2049 production diary reveals boring alternate title and other fun facts

Blade Runner 2049 was clearly a big, complicated project, if only because we’ve heard a lot about the different iterations it went through and the details that were changed late in production. We already heard that it was originally four hours long , though that version was never meant for the public, and now Collider has shared the production diary from producer Cynthia Yorkin, and it...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Oct 10, 2018. 22 comments

The star and director of La La Land reunite for First Man’s spectacular trip to the moon 

The star and director of La La Land reunite for First Man’s spectacular trip to the moon 

“Why do you think space travel is important?” a NASA bigwig asks Neil Armstrong during the biggest job interview of his life. It’s all about a change in perspective, the future astronaut replies—about finding a new way to see the world, and maybe everything else, too. First Man, Damien Chazelle’s grippingly unconventional portrait of this “reluctant American hero,” offers a fresh outlook of...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Sep 11, 2018. 24 comments

Ryan Gosling and Robert Pattinson blast off into two very different outer space movies

Ryan Gosling and Robert Pattinson blast off into two very different outer space movies

There’s an escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre, the venue where just about all of the TIFF press and industry screenings are held, that’s notorious for breaking down. It goes several stories up at a steep angle, like the long slope of a particularly extreme rollercoaster, and its habit of grinding to a halt (of becoming stairs, to paraphrase Mitch Hedberg) is a source of running jokes among...

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William Hughes William Hughes Sep 02, 2018. 22 comments

How are people supposed to jerk off to First Man if they won't show him sticking his flag in the moon?

How are people supposed to jerk off to First Man if they won't show him sticking his flag in the moon?

Damien Chazelle’s First Man —the Neil Armstrong biopic that sees Ryan Gosling giving a pensive, internal take on the man history books have since immortalized as Ol’ One Giant Leap-o—had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, drawing strong praise for Chazelle’s direction, and the lead performances from Gosling and co-star Claire Foy. But there’s one small, but vocal,...

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Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 18, 2018. 3 comments

Watch SNL hosts screw up, curse like sailors in this blooper reel

Watch SNL hosts screw up, curse like sailors in this blooper reel

Seeing performers break on SNL can be fun, assuming it’s not just Jimmy Fallon ruining every sketch he’s in. It shows that, despite all the glitz and glamor, these professional comedians are still having fun. It’s also a reminder that the show is actually live. But if you thought SNL cast members broke a lot during the live sketches, you should see what it’s like during the taped...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 17, 2017. 24 comments

New Blade Runner 2049 trailer declares war

New Blade Runner 2049 trailer declares war

Now that the first Blade Runner 2049 trailer has (mostly) set minds at ease about this follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic, Warner Bros. has released a new preview that delves further into the first meeting between Deckard (Harrison Ford) and LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling). The aging replicant tells the increasingly less skeptical cop that his kind has been hunted down shortly...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Jun 22, 2017. 24 comments

Denis Villeneuve has “made peace” with fans picking apart Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve has “made peace” with fans picking apart Blade Runner 2049

Remaining calm under pressure is a job requirement for any film director—particularly one at the helm of a highly anticipated blockbuster with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars—but Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is a regular Zen master. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Villeneuve spouts your typical studio-approved lines about how much fun it was on the set and...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 28, 2017. 24 comments

Chicago’s crime of the century has inspired 4 movies—so far

Chicago’s crime of the century has inspired 4 movies—so far

Decades before the O.J. Simpson case, there was already a “crime of the century” for the 1900s. Now nearly a century old, the case still has a long-standing impact, not just where it happened (Chicago) but in our culture overall: Multiple movies have been made about it, with such actors as Dean Stockwell and Ryan Gosling playing one of the culprits in question. Even if you’re not sure who,...

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Jesse Hassenger Jesse Hassenger Mar 16, 2017. 24 comments

Song To Song resonates a little louder than Terrence Malick’s last few reveries

Song To Song resonates a little louder than Terrence Malick’s last few reveries
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewSong To SongBMovie ReviewSong To SongBBSong To SongDirector

Terrence Malick

Runtime

129 minutes

Rating

R

Cast

Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter, Patti Smith, Lykke Li

Availability

Select theaters March 17

In a way it’s brave, Terrence Malick’s recent decision to make himself less scarce. For nearly four decades, Malick...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Feb 25, 2017. 13 comments

Does Casey Affleck still stand a chance at the Oscars?

Does Casey Affleck still stand a chance at the Oscars?

The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and to celebrate the end of another long awards season, The A.V. Club has been sitting down every day this week to discuss the major Oscar categories, offering thoughts of who will win and who should. For much of 2016, Casey Affleck was seen as the sure-fire Best Actor winner for his affecting role in Manchester By The Sea. But a lack of momentum...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jan 24, 2017. 24 comments

Here are your nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards

Here are your nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards

La La Land joins an elite club after receiving 14 Academy Awards nominations morning. Damien Chazelle’s musical about lovers in Los Angeles tied for most nods ever received by a film alongside All About Eve and Titanic. Now it seems just about preordained for glory when the ceremony rolls around.

This year, as opposed to the usual early morning gathering in Beverly Hills, the nominations were...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jan 04, 2017. 17 comments

Ryan Gosling honors Debbie Reynolds as an “inspiration” for La La Land

Ryan Gosling honors Debbie Reynolds as an “inspiration” for La La Land

La La Land owes a lot to movie musicals of yesteryear, the kind with which the late Debbie Reynolds will forever be associated. So, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Ryan Gosling took a moment to honor Reynolds’ legacy and how it impacted his new film. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Gosling was accepting the Vanguard Award for La La Land’s cast and director when he noted how...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Dec 08, 2016. 10 comments

La La Land’s Damien Chazelle on subverting the modern fear of musicals

La La Land’s Damien Chazelle on subverting the modern fear of musicals

The Los Angeles of La La Land is the kind of place where a traffic jam leads to a brightly colored CinemaScope song-and-dance number and a trip to the Griffith Observatory can make two lovers literally float among the stars. But to director Damien Chazelle, the city isn’t some kind of fantasyland. “I find that, every time I describe what I love about L.A., it’s kind of the same things I would...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Dec 07, 2016. 4 comments

Chicago, take a trip to La La Land early and for free

Chicago, take a trip to La La Land early and for free

If your idea of escapism is being sucked into a repeat viewing of Singin’ In The Rain, then La La Land should be right up your alley. Damien Chazelle’s musical stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a couple of Angelenos with big dreams who fall in love, strive, and duet. The movie is already being deemed an Oscar frontrunner, and The A.V. Club was a fan at the Toronto International Film...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Nov 03, 2016. 20 comments

Tap your toes to the new La La Land trailer

Tap your toes to the new La La Land trailer

La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s upcoming musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, may very well be on its way to awards season success, having already won over critics on the festival circuit. Now, let its trailer suck you in with its sumptuous primary colors, magical realism, endearing performances, and catchy tunes. In this new look at the film, the two central dreamers wrestle...

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