Gangster Squad, Tarantino Goes Nuts, and the Jobs with the most Psychos
1/11/2013 3:00:00 PM
"Gangster Squad" is out today.
. . . It's about a squad. That battles gangsters. You're welcome.
"Gangster Squad" is a great title. It says exactly what the movie is about. It doesn't mislead. I'm talking to you, "Octopussy".
In the flick Josh Brolin leads a LAPD task force who go undercover to take down a mobster in 1949. Nick Nolte plays the police chief who taps him to form the secret squad, Ryan Gosling is Brolin's right-hand man, and Sean Penn is the mob boss.
Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Giovanni Ribisi, and Michael Pena round out the rest of the squad. Emma Stone is damn sexy as Sean Penn's girlfriend . . . although she eventually hooks up with Ryan Gosling's character.
This is the second time Emma and Ryan have been paired together. They were also a couple in Steve Carell's romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love". Penn and Brolin are another interesting re-pairing. Brolin assassinated him in "Milk", the movie where Sean Penn played the first openly gay politician.
"Gangster Squad" was originally supposed to come out in September. But Warner Brothers decided to push the release date back out of respect for the victims of the "Dark Knight Rises" theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. That's because there was a scene in this movie where the mob shoots up the audience at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. That scene has been cut.
Gangster Squad isn’t bad, a sort of fun throw back to the b movies of the pulp era. If there was any justice in the world it would have been shot and released in black and white.
Zero Dark Thirty also opens today. That is one of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, alongside 8 other films including Django Unchained.
Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino has been fighting an uphill battle with journalists and film critics taking him on about Django Unchained and film violence in general. Here’s his latest spat.
Kinda makes QT look a little psychotic….but it turns out FILM DIRECTOR is NOT on the top ten list of jobs that have the most psychos.
Psychologist Kevin Dutton put together a list of professions that seem to have the most psychopaths.
And MY JOB comes in at #3.
1. Chief executive officer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
10. Civil servant
Read more by clicking HERE.
What do YOU think of this list?