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{random film-ness} A Very Good-Looking Winter Movie Preview

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I’m still formulating on my thoughts on the film I saw tonight (Silver Linings Playbook). Which means you, lucky readers, get a very good-looking preview instead.

And who better to start out a good-looking preview than this guy:

Gosling’s a Gangster

Ryan Gosling plays Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad, a stylish retelling of how the LAPD kept the mafia out of their city in the mid-20th-century. Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) helms this flick, which also stars Sean Penn and the lovely Emma Stone (Gosling’s co-star in Crazy, Stupid Love). The film opens January 11, 2013. Watch the trailer here.

DiCaprio and Foxx Face Off

There’s good-looking-ness on the sides of evil (Leonardo DiCaprio in a rare villain role!) and good (Jaime Foxx) in Django Unchained. I don’t condone revenge as a way of life, but I do love the way Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill) serves it up on screen: heavy on style, symbolism and national catharsis. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day. Watch the trailer, please. You’ll be glad you did.

Pratt and Edgerton Go Dark

There’s a whole cast of good-lookers in Zero Dark Thirty, but I thought I’d give you Chris Pratt, a world away from Parks & Recreation, and Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Animal Kingdom), one of my new favorite actors over the past few years. The movie centers on Jessica Chastain’s (The Tree of Life, The Help) character, a female analyst who helps track down Osama Bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty is based on the real story of the hunt for Bin Laden and is headed up by director Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker). The sure-to-make-news film has a wide release on January 11, 2013. See the trailer here. The shot of Jessica Chastain’s pony-tailed silhouette on the American flag always gives me chills.

What (or who) is on your good-looking winter watch list?

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Sarah Magill

Sarah Magill has a full-time movie habit made possible by a day-time greeting card writing gig. She blogs at Gimme Some Film and is learning to write scripts and direct. She tries to balance her screen obsession with trail running, jazz singing, book clubbing, and hanging out with The Best Golden Retriever Ever, Copa.

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17 comments on “{random film-ness} A Very Good-Looking Winter Movie Preview”

  1. Ha – you did it!

    Very nice. Looking good, Gosling. :)

  2. Still can’t believe People passed on Gosling for Sexiest Man! He definitely tops my list of good-looking actors.

    • I’ve heard rumors (unsubstantiated) that he said NO to the title. Which makes him even more attractive, eh?

  3. Can’t go wrong with Ryan Gosling! :)

  4. I luv u, Chris Pratt.

  5. Good stuff comin’ around the bend.

  6. Surprised you left out The Great Gatsby! So much Leonardo coming our way.

    • Oh what?! I second guessed myself right after posting that, thinking surely you wouldn’t have overlooked it…I see now that it doesn’t come out until May. Could’ve sworn it was Christmas. Oh well, gives book club more time to read it perhaps.

    • You know I’m up on my Gatsby release dates ; )

    • In your defense, it was scheduled for Christmas but Baz pushed it back to keep working on it.

  7. Look at all the pretty!!! :)

    And I’ve liked Edgerton since Warrior. What. A. Movie.

    • Wasn’t Warrior amazing? Never thought I’d be sobbing in the middle of a MMA fight. I saw Edgerton first in Animal Kingdom (Australian indie — look it up) and have been a fan ever since. His brother is in Zero Dark Thirty, too!

    • Right?! My hubby must’ve thought I lost my mind. “wasn’t that a fighting movie?” yes, yes it was and I was crying like my grandma just died. When they were fighting. Haha, writing it out sounds like I AM crazy!
      And of course The lovely Mr Hardy… Already had a crush on him before the movie. He played that role perfectly.