BIG SCARY ROARING NEON DRAGON HEAD.
Way #1: ask Liam Neeson some hard questions about his life choices.
The release of Gangster Squad has got us reminiscing about our favourite screen mobsters, and we thought it was about time someone lent a voice to the most unsung criminal masterminds in film. But don’t go looking for Goodfellas and Godfathers – we’ve excluded Scorsese, because his characters are a whole top 10 on their own. NO MORE shall these forgotten bandits be ignored. Who’s the most ruthless, the most unsung gangster of them all? (Some of these are cartoons, by the way. What does that tell you about your childhood?)
Gangster Squad is based on the true tale of a group of LAPD officers and detectives in the late 1940s who used, shall we say, extra-judicial methods to smash the operations that allowed gangster Micky Cohen to control the underworld of the US west coast. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who has mainly worked in the worlds of advertising and music-video production, but has two previous films (Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less) to his credit. An ensemble cast including Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone play out a plot we get the feeling we have already seen before.
Ryan Gosling dazzles us more by not smiling, ever.
We’re already half-way through our 12 Days of Christmas! Where has the time gone? Let’s take a GANDER (geddit?) at Best For Film’s Top 6 Geese. Are you EGGcited? OK OK no more goose puns. We couldn’t think of anymore anyway. Enjoy!
Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are part of a squad. A Gangster Squad.
Musical drama from writer of Rock Of Ages picks up a odd mix for its leads
Gosling, gangsters and Tommy guns. We’re sold.
Ooh, another reason to despise James Holmes.