With all the buzz coming out about the Academy Award nominations, it may get you in the mood to go to the movies this weekend. Perhaps instead of seeing Les Miserables for the 50th time (wait, just me?), you can catch a new release, like Gangster Squad, which seems like a surefire hit since it features Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, hmmm, did I mention Ryan Gosling?
Few things are worse on a Friday night than spending your hard-earned cash to watch that sultry dude kick ass on the big screen. For a little background, the movie's about the LAPD's violent struggle to keep mafia-type guys out of LA in the '40s and '50s. But it's very loosely based on what actually happened during this time period.
Anyway, you may be too high-minded and refined to have Gosling alone sway you to see this flick. (We can't be friends.) So here's what some of the "best" critics are saying about Gangster Squad.