Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Recasting ‘Focus’ starring Kristen Stewart

On Wednesday, a @KateSpencer tweet clued me into the fact that Ben Affleck has withdrawn from Focus, a film about a young woman – played by Kristen Stewart – learning the tricks of the trade from an established grifter.

I wasn’t crushed by the news. Physically Ben doesn’t do much for me. No, not even in this picture. And while he’s become a successful filmmaker, I suspect he is…well, a schmuck.

I tried to picture some level of chemistry between Ben and Kristen, but that was an utter failure. Maybe it’s his age (40) or all of the track suits he has sported (innumerable).

Anyway. It doesn’t matter anymore.

Who should star opposite Kristen? Is there supposed to be a noticeable age gap or just a gap? Does the actor have to be American or good with the accent? How about race?

Before I could even Google Focus to see if I could find the treatment or script, I said ‘RYAN GOSLING!’ not realizing that he was previously mentioned for the role.

@eimski and @MegUrbani tweeted about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Either of these would work for me.

Idris Elba? Also forty years old but so sexy. I’d pick him over Affleck any day.

Alex Skarsgård? He’s a few years younger than Affleck but oh-so-tall. 6’4″ compared to Kristen’s 5’6″.  Is that a problem? Maybe.

Jake Gyllenhaal? I can’t say I’m into that.

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The best part of Magic Mike

Channing Tatum never held much appeal for me.

Dear John? Pass.

The Vow?  Too much Guy-Cry.

Then again, I’m also the woman who didn’t get Ryan Gosling until Crazy Stupid Love.

I knew Channing as the guy who married the girl who dated Justin Timberlake post-Britney. The guy whose stripper past came out which I found mortifying.

“There goes his shot at an Academy Award,” I thought.

But I was intrigued when I heard that Channing had decided to use the stripping experience to his advantage in the form of Magic Mike. Something about the trailer got me too.

Did I see Magic Mike? Oh yeah. This was my favorite scene.

I wish I could find the whole thing online. Maybe this means I have come around on Channing.

Lots o’ gifs here 

People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

Is it too soon to talk about who will be People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012?

I know: this issue doesn’t come out until November, and it’s March now.

But still. This matters, right?? In a #firstworldproblems kind of way.

People, there is last year’s “winner” to atone for.

We can't believe it either, Brad

There was backlash, particularly among Ryan Gosling fans, and people who wonder if Bradley is living an, ahem, inauthentic life (what’s sexy about hiding your true self, after all?).

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The strangest web site you will see today, guaranteed #nsfw

I have been trying to determine why a post about Ryan Gosling several months ago is generating a spectacular amount of traffic to my little blog.

Instead, I found this web site. I’m not suggesting you click the link. The site is most definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK. I repeat NSFW. This post is not an endorsement.

I do, however, wish for someone to share my pain having viewed it so if you do visit the site, please let me know in the comments so we can commiserate and share sentiments like “OMG, NO.”

Why Are People So Obsessed With Ryan Gosling? « Thought Catalog

I love this (via @thoughtcatalog)

Why Are People So Obsessed With Ryan Gosling? « Thought Catalog.

Don’t get me wrong. I think The Gos has SOMEthing, but outside of a few really hot scenes in The Notebook, I get a bit hung up on the way he talks (kind of weird, ok?) and the fact that he’s not one of those actors who look great from any and all angles (that’s his job!).