Monday, January 7, 2013

Movie Monday #6: Gangster Squad

Monday, January 7, 2013 with 5 comments

We all delight in seeing our favorite books brought to life on the big screen.  We cringe at casting.  We scoff at release dates.  All the while, we're gearing up to see if the director's vision lives up to the world we've conceived in our own imaginations.  Sometimes it does...and sometimes it doesn't.  We could lament the movies that don't measure up, or we could return to the books for a re-read, possibly with a slightly different mind-set.  All's fair when it comes to artistic vision, right?

This week, I'd like to feature:

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Title: Gangster Squad
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin
Release date: January 11, 2013
Based on: Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman

A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

Um, so I haven't read this book, and I have no plans to at this time.  Which is the equivalent of saying I'm pretty much only planning to watch this movie because of Ryan Gosling.  And I'm okay with that.  :)  I also really like the sassiness Emma Stone brings to all her roles, so it should be fun for that, at least.  And the eye candy. Can't forget that.  And my husband won't mind me ogling the screen since he's a big fan of mobster movies.  It's a win/win.  :D

Think you'll be seeing this one?  Have you read the book?


  1. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I did see the trailer yesterday. I am really looking forward to catching this flick. Cheers!

  2. Hahaha, it's exactly the same over here. I don't like movies about mobsters, but my boyfriend does - and I really like Gosling :p

  3. LOL I didn't even know there was a book. So no, I probably won't read it. But I loved Ryan and Emma together in Crazy Stupid Love, so I'm definitely going to see this.

  4. I didn't know there was a book either! lol And I must also admit that Ryan Gosling is a huge reason why I want to see this movie. Emma Stone is pretty great too. :)

  5. Yeah.., I don't even like gangster movies, but if still watch this for Ryan Gosling!


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