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Trailer Watch: Only God Forgives international trailer

A new international for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives is online. It’s got a little more plot (thin as that plot appears to be) and a kickin’ soundtrack. I’m in.

The film stars Ryan Gosling and hits theaters on July 19th.

Trailer Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives

Refn’s work is a little polarizing, but I loved Drive and Bronson. This seems a bit closer to Bronson than Drive — which is to say that it looks even weird than I expected, but… huh. Only God Forgives stars Ryan Gosling and hits theaters on July 19th.

Trailer Watch: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad

Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less, has taken a break from comedies and made what looks like an absolutely kick-ass crime drama, chock full of really strong actors: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn.

Here’s the synopsis:

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. Gangster Squad is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

I liked (not loved) Fleischers earlier films, but this looks fantastic. The tone, the look, and the cinematography are all much more distinctive than either of his previous efforts. The film was previously slated for October 12, 2012, but was bumped by Argo, Ben Affleck’s next flick. There’s no official release date at the moment.

Apple has the trailer in HD, if you want to see it all big and stuff.

Trailer Watch: George Clooney’s The Ides of March

Via Yahoo! Movies comes the trailer for writer, director and star George Clooney’s The Ides of March, an adaptation of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North. Set in “the last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.” (Clooney plays the candidate, naturally.)

Not only do we have two of the best leading men in Hollywood together for (I think) the first time, but what a supporting cast! Marisa Tomei, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright?! I’d like to buy that casting director a drink.

The last time Clooney got political, we got the fantastic Good Night, and Good Luck. And while the trailer doesn’t necessarily hint at a whole lot of political substance in the film, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t more than the usual toothless, Hollywood fluff on the subject. (Wag the Dog, I’m looking at you. Bad dog.) In any case, Clooney is a solid director and writes terrific dialogue. This should be good.

Watch for it this October 7th.