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January 24th, 2013
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[film] Gangster Squad
Fun cops and robbers fluff in 1949 Los Angeles at a comic book level of realism. Ok, not great, forgettable. Fun for two hours. Pretty.



Sean Penn's performance as Mickey Cohen is sufficiently mythic to exceed even the grandiose tone of Mickey Cohen's autobiography (said autobiography is a fun read, by the way: like a Damon Runyon story all in first person) but is good to watch nonetheless. Costume design is great. The movie is filled with nice suits, vintage buildings, tommy guns, and an old gunfighter character has a personal theme in the film score seems to be a direct homage to the Man with a Harmonica portion of Ennio Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West.




trailers:

* The Last Stand - Conan's sword shows up in the trailer.

* Man of Steel - I keep looking at the Superman logo on the movie poster and trying to design the tie knot that will layer like that.

* Bullet to the Head - Legendary action film director Walter Hill (The Warriors, The Long riders, Last Man Standing, Southern Comfort, 48 Hours, Streets of Fire) directing Sylvester Stallone. Feb 1. I'm already there.

* Star Trek: Into Darkness - Two words: Benedict Cumberbatch. Hopefully not played by an otter.

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