Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Movie Review: The Ides of March

A political drama directed by George Clooney and starring the red-hot Ryan Gosling.  The set-up is familiar: A smart, earnest politician (Clooney) who says all the right things and loves his beautiful wife.  An idealistic staffer devoted to the ideals … Continue reading

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Review: Drive

Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive is one of those buzzy movies with wildly mixed reviews.  The enamored toss around favorable comparisons to Pulp Fiction and Taxi Driver while others use words like ‘laughable’ and ‘over-the-top.’ Movies like that are at least … Continue reading

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The Abs of Summer or: Gratuitous Manflesh

Hard to believe but it’s almost fall, the time when hot guys have to put their shirts back on.  Here’s a salute to some of the abdominals that dominate: (Caution: Some of the links make noise when you click them.) … Continue reading

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