Hypable had the opportunity to see Ryan Gosling’s latest film The Place Beyond the Pines. See why we thought that this was director Derek Cianfrance’s latest masterpiece.

A sigh in. A sigh out. And then, it’s off to the races. The Place Beyond the Pines takes but a moment to breathe, and refuses to slow down from there. A large rush of noises and colors accompanies the audiences’ introduction to Luke (Ryan Gosling), a biker for a carnival’s motorcycle derby.

Luke’s life on the road takes a sharp turn when he discovers that his past fling Romaine (Eva Mendes) bore his child. What follows is a three-part epic telling of the bonds of father-son relationships, the corruption in small-town police task forces, and the legacy we leave for future generations to suffer from.

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Gosling and Mendes look a little too pretty to portray their starving and impoverished characters, but that’s not from lack of trying. Every move of the real-life couple works in tandem in a beautifully scrupulous manner.

The second act introduces Gosling’s co-star, Bradley Cooper, as a do-gooder rookie cop named Avery. Cooper starts his performance off in naïvety, but evolves Avery into a complex character worthy of comparison to those present in films like American Beauty and Forrest Gump.

The final act allows newcomers Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) and Emory Cohen (Smash) the opprotunity to explore the complexities of growing up in a poverty-ridden area. It would be a shame to reveal how all three acts tie in together, but it should be noted that the script was crafted to near perfection to do so.

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Director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) knows how to envoke emotions like select few others. The simplicity of his close-up shots and landscape tilts worked wonders to say all of the things on film that would’ve been impossible to convey by words alone.

This perfect medley of director and actor performances will bring about change in its viewer. This is especially true for those from areas similar to where it was shot and took place in, Schnectady in upstate New York.

Whether you’re in it for the thrill ride, Mendes, Gosling, and Cooper’s performances, or Cianfrance’s expert direction, it is a guarantee that The Place Beyond the Pines will wow audiences and critics alike.

Grade: A+

Rated: R (for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference)

The Place Beyond the Pines has a limited release on March 29, and various releases around the same time around the world.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

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Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.