Gangster Squad – Warner Bros. – Blu-ray and DVD
Director: Ruben FleischerRuben FleischerCast: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone,Anthony Mackie. Full cast + crew
The story of gangster Mickey Cohen’s stranglehold on Los Angeles in the late 1940s and the team of detectives who went above the law to take him down is a great, sprawling one. If only the movie version of it were as good (or true) as the… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Gangster Squad' and 'The Impossible;' Plus 'Jurassic Park' Shows Off Its 3D at Home
Ruben Fleischer, the guy who directed “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” had a hard time convincing Warner Bros. that he was the guy to tackle a gangster movie. After all, he’d only done contemporary comedies. But Fleischer wowed them with his vision for “Gangster Squad,” based on the real-life team that took down mobster Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles in the 1940s.
Fleischer also had to convince Sean Penn to… Continue reading Ruben Fleischer, 'Gangster Squad' Director, On Reshooting Scenes After Aurora Tragedy
Josh Brolin headlines this weekend’s “Gangster Squad” as the tough cop who looks to take down gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in 1940s Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Brolin was also instrumental in getting his good friend Penn to star as Cohen (after passing on the role himself), as well as in shaping his own character — even if that meant cutting his lines.
At the film’s press conference, Brolin said… Continue reading Josh Brolin, 'Gangster Squad' Star, On Fighting Sean Penn And Shooting A Tommy Gun