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‘Gangster Squad’ trailer arrives online

gangster squad headerWith punches, beautiful dames, bullets, and a Jay-Z sample, the trailer for Gangster Squad has arrived online! Being one of the most anticipated films coming out this year, the trailer promises a solid entry into the cops and robbers genre. The cast looks to be on their game and each actor fits well into the setting of a corrupt Los Angeles. Set in Los Angeles in 1949, Gangster Squad tells the story of “ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) who runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.”


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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.


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Alex L

*Gosling catches a shotgun tossed at him as he walks through the door.*
*I start throwing dollar bills at the computer screen.*

John Rivera

Looking forward to this

Daniel Ashtiany

Yeah I’m pretty sold on that. But does anyone else get the feeling we’ve seen it all before?

Joey Magidson

I’m definitely a bit let down…I still think it looks good, but not exactly “Oscar” good.


I was afraid this would be more cartoony than LA Confidential-ish. Looks like that will be the case. Though I’m sure since Ryan Gosling is in it, people will be praising it up and down. Is Penn’s makeup meant to make him look like James Cagney? That was probably the part that threw me the most with the trailer. Certainly seeing it, but pushing it down the list of awards contenders now.



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