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ScreenCrave's Most Disappointing and Worst Films of 2013

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Like any year, 2013 had a number of big stinkers. Films that could have been contenders, but left us slightly wanting -- and sometimes offended that the film got made. It seems the biggest offenders are often the over-hyped summer movies (though sometimes it was would-be Oscar pictures as well) that promise so much and deliver so little. So here's our list of the worst and most disappointing...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 23 - 29

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As we head into the summer season, we’re starting to see some 2013 releases hitting DVD and Blu-ray just as some of the last films from 2012 are hitting the format. It’s an okay week for releases, but it’s hard to get super excited about any of the new films. Check it out…

Box Office Roundup: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins the Weekend

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After weeks of debate, the American public can now see Zero Dark Thirty, and  it turns out they wanted to. The Best picture nominee ended up taking the weekend, fending off a terrible looking comedy and Gangster Squad. You wouldn't think it was January looking at these numbers, but people are going to the movies these days, and how.

Interview: Josh Brolin on 'Gangster Squad' and Fighting Sean Penn

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In Ruben Fleischer's new film, Josh Brolin heads a task force called the Gangster Squad. The Oscar-nominated actor plays a straight-laced detective named John O'Mara. The character and story are based on actual events that happened in 1940s Los Angeles. O'Mara and his team helped bring the notorious mobster Mickey Cohen to justice. A few weeks ago, Brolin participated in a press...

Box Office Predictions: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Faces a 'Gangster Squad'

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It's possible that if Gangster Squad had been released as scheduled, it might have been released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Originally scheduled for a September release, the film was moved to January to do reshoots to avoid similarities to a theater shooting. Unfortunately, gun violence is everywhere these days (at least it seems), so the film is catching no...

Gangster Squad: Movie Review

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Director Ruben Fleischer goes back in time with his latest film, Gangster Squad. It's an ensemble piece headlined by Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. Based on the book of the same name, the film charts the real-life fall of mobster Mickey Cohen.

1:1 Interview: Ryan Gosling on 'Gangster Squad,' 'Only God Forgives' and...

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Ryan Gosling is one of many stars who appear in Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad. The film's based on the real-life exploits of mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) and the guys who brought him down. Set in 1940s L.A.. Gosling channels his inner Joe Friday, or according to him Bugs Bunny. In the film, he plays Sgt. Jerry Wooters, the right-hand man to squad leader Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh...

'Gangster Squad' Gets A New Trailer

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Following the horrific shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado during a premiere screening of The Dark Knight Rises this summer, Warner Bros. decided that the having the climactic gunfight of their upcoming Gangster Squad film would be too gauche/offensive to filmgoers.  Thus, Gangster Squad’s ending was reshot in Chinatown and the film (originally set for a...

'47 Ronin' Shuffled to End of 2013, possibly 2014

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There's been a lot of high profile schedule changes lately, as we've seen many of the biggest and most expensive films from 2012 get moved to 2013. Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Jack the Giant Killer, Gangster Squad, Gravity,...

'Gangster Squad' To Reshoot Finale In LA's Chinatown

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Necessary or not, Gangster Squad will be reshooting its ending later this month in LA’s Chinatown, which has become the new scene for the big final confrontation in the upcoming action drama. The original ending took place as a shootout inside a movie theater, and is now being reshot out of sensitivity in the wake of the The Dark Knight Rises Aurora...

'Gangster Squad' May Face Delays, Possibly A Recut

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Ruben Fleischer‘s film Gangster Squad is in a difficult position this week, and may have to be delayed or recut in the wake of the horrific cinema shooting in Aurora, CO. Part of the climax of the film features a scene in which mobsters fire at a theater full of moviegoers, shooting out into the auditorium from behind the screen, as pictured in the trailer.

News Roundup: Motion Poster For 'The Possession,' 'Step Up Revolution' Clip...

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This week, Lionsgate released a cool motion poster for Sam Raimi's The Possession. It's both awesome and frightening. We've also got a new clip from the upcoming dance movie Step Up Revolution. And, have you ever wondered what Batman will do once he retires? We've got a hilarious clip that'll clear that up for you. All that and more...

'Justice League' Film Is 'Dark And Mature,' According To Comic Writer Mark...

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Yesterday, we brought you the news that Warner Bros. was finally committing to a full-length and live action Justice League film, and that despite the proximity of this news to the release of The Avengers, Warner Bros. and DC has been developing the film for some time.  Gangster Squad writer Will Beall is penning the scrip; moreover, comic book...

Trailer Park: 10 Clichés of The Thriller Movie Trailer

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We watch a lot of movie trailers here at ScreenCrave, and, as we inch closer to summer with its ever-increasing torrent of new films, we're seeing more and more previews with each passing day. As we do so, we can't help but notice some similarities, repetitions, and clichés among them. Here at Trailer Park, we'll be offering a rundown of those clichés, where they come from, and which...

Josh Brolin And Ryan Gosling Get Rough In 'Gangster Squad' Trailer

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The trailer for Gangster Squad is an interesting beast—it starts out appearing to be a star-studded (Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and Emma Stone) and sharp take on 1940s noir; then, around 1:30 mark, it switches gears and becomes a Guy Ritchie-styled monstrosity.  So what kind of film is this—an L.A. Confidential neo noir, or a...