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Posts Tagged ‘ Rose Byrne ’

The Place Beyond the Pines Shows Good Movies Can Be Forgettable


pines 1From the first trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines, it was clear the marketing team decided to utilize Ryan Gosling’s star power as a main attraction. And really, who can blame them? At that point in 2012, Gosling was riding high after a string of high profile performances in Blue Valentine (review here), Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Ides of March (review here). The problem, however, is that Ryan Gosling is hardly in Pines. Continue reading

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Bridesmaids


Before you crucify me for the grade, hear me out. Keep in mind that I am not the target audience for a film about a wedding and I have never been a big fan of Kristen Wiig or Maya Rudolph on SNL, so you can take this review and read it how you like. I do still consider Bridesmaids better than I had anticipated – even on the second viewing, but for different reasons from the majority. Continue reading

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