Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

‘First Man’ Director, Screenwriter Defend Film After Flag Controversy

“First Man” director Damien Chazelle and writer Josh Singer defended the film amid controversy over its exclusion of a key moment in the first moon landing: astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the U.S. flag on the moon. Chazelle said the focus was more on paying “tribute to what this mission took.” “First Man” stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong […]

Moving Space Race Drama ‘First Man’ is a Go for Launch This Oscar Season

Racking up three best picture Oscar nominations in a row is a tall order for legends, let alone 33-year-old wunderkinds, but Damien Chazelle is poised to get there with “First Man.” The film, about the Gemini and Apollo space programs and specifically the Apollo 11 moon landing, is a slightly different gear than the innervated […]

Ryan Gosling Praises Damien Chazelle’s Hair, and His Ability to Bring People Together

“Good hair. A strong head of hair is important. And Damien is half-Canadian, so that helps as well,” actor Ryan Gosling joked when asked what he looks for in directors at Wednesday’s press conference for Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” which opens the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday evening. Gosling, who stars in the movie as […]

‘First Man’ Trailer Gives First Look at Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong

Ryan Gosling is headed to space. The first trailer for his next movie, “First Man,” debuted Friday night during “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” showing Gosling as the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. It’s Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to “La La Land,” which scored both him and Gosling Oscars. The trailer, in addition […]

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens With $50.2 Million in International Box Office

“Blade Runner 2049” has launched with a solid $50.2 million in 63 markets on 15,900 screens, representing 61% of its international footprint for Sony. The noir sci-fi sequel took first place in 45 markets, led by $8 million in the U.K., similar to “Interstellar” and 15% ahead of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Russia followed with […]

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling Can’t Stop Laughing During Interview

“Blade Runner 2049” stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling couldn’t control their laughter during a visit Wednesday to the British daytime talk show “This Morning.” Journalist Alison Hammond begins by telling the stars about the special liquor glasses she brought in “because these were from the original ‘Blade Runner'” and she wanted to please fans […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 43 Opens Strong But Shy of Last Year’s Turnout

“Saturday Night Live’s” 43rd season opener grabbed a solid 7 million viewers but could not match the crowd that gathered last fall during the frenzied environment of the presidential election. “SNL” averaged 7 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s preliminary live-same-day ratings. Those numbers will grow with delayed viewing […]

Ryan Gosling Breaks on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Thanks to Kate McKinnon (Watch)

As skilled of an actor as he may be, Ryan Gosling still can’t keep a straight face when Kate McKinnon is in character. The “La La Land” star reprised his role as a hillbilly abducted by aliens in “Another Close Encounter” on the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere, two years after he broke during […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 43 Premiere Takes on Trump’s Response to Puerto Rico

“Saturday Night Live” returned for its 43rd season after a record 22 Emmy nominations (and nine wins) on Saturday and it wasted no time getting right back down to politics with Alec Baldwin’s President Donald Trump showing confusion over Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory. The cold open sketch, which was set in the Oval […]