Emma Stone and Sean Penn flash smiles in new “Gangster Squad” set pics

Emma Stone and Sean Penn flash smiles in new “Gangster Squad” set pics (photo)

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The onscreen love triangle in “Gangster Squad” is coming to life in recently released paparazzi photos from the set. Last month, images of stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling getting cozy during a picnic — with a bulldog and a fedora, no less — hit the web. It was clearly love was blossoming onscreen between the “sharp-tongued siren” and the police officer based on the spit they were swapping in some of the pictures, but now a whole slew of new photos show Stone’s character hitting the town with Sean Penn‘s gangster character, Mickey Cohen.


The two were filmed linked arm and arm as they exit their car and are swarmed by press. Stone looks glamorous as she flashes a sultry look at the camera in one photo, and poses for a picture in another one. Penn, on the other hand, can be seen lounging around set in a chair and shares some laughs with Stone when the camera stops rolling.


“Gangster Squad” marks the first drama directed by “Zombieland” helmer Ruben Fleischer. The crime flick is based on the L.A. Times‘s seven-part series of articles “Tales From The Gangster Squad” by writer Paul Lieberman that followed the LAPD’s war on infamous mobster Cohen. Gosling and Josh Brolin play two cops trying to take down Cohen. Stone plays a woman named Jean caught in the middle of a love triangle between Cohen and Gosling’s character.


Based on the set photos released, it doesn’t seem like Jean is making a decision between her two men any time soon. “Gangster Squad” is currently filming, and is slated to hit theaters on October 19, 2012.

What do you think of these photos from the set of “Gangster Squad”? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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