Screen Junkies » drive http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:54:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Soundtrack Studies: ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/soundtrack-studies-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/soundtrack-studies-drive/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:12:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260479 It's the satin jacket of soundtracks.

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On paper, Drive sounds like a pretty conventional film. It’s got a big name star (Ryan Gosling), surrounded by other big name stars (Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks) in a fairly conventional-sounding plot (L.A. driver falls in love with woman, takes on a dangerous assignment for her, things become unglued, etc). That’s Drive on paper.

In practice, it’s something else entirely. In keeping with director Nicholas Winding Refn’s other work, the film is largely silent, and when it’s not silent, it’s quiet. The Los Angeles that Drive shows isn’t glamorous, it isn’t gritty, it’s a depiction audiences haven’t seen before, though the film Heat comes kind of close.

And this divergence between paper and practice leads the Drive soundtrack off into fairly uncharted territory. The music isn’t quite ambient, as it very much occupies the forefront of the film, but it’s calm, in bombastic fashion. The soundtrack’s DNA lies very much in breath-y 80’s pop, for no discernible reason. It’s the type of music you would expect to start playing when Ryan Gosling, the actor, enters a room. It’s feminine, soft, and powerful, just like Gosling.

Let’s stop talking about Gosling now. I don’t like where this is going.

Refn, who was, by all accounts the arbiter of the soundtrack and the film in general, looked to Johnny Jewel, a mixer and musician in groups such as Desire, Chromatics, and Glass Candy. However, the studio insisted upon composer Cliff Martinez, who would imitate Jewel’s style, and include his work, with their logic being they wanted someone who had done a soundtrack before to manage the soundtrack. Seems logical.

This arrangement ultimately satisfied all parties, and the Drive soundtrack, consisting of original compositions from Martinez, as well as work from other artists such as Chromatics, College, and Desire. By all most critical accounts, this ethereal, dreamy soundtrack was a heavy hand that the film needed to make a statement that lacked in its characters and glacial pacing.

To that end, Drive is a film that doesn’t beg repeat viewings, save for an appreciation of the stylistic surfaces. And the soundtrack certainly doesn’t have much in the way of a pop sensibility, but was received as an ambient curation that would look damn good in Whole Foods checkout line, so it found its way up to #4 on the iTunes charts.

The film seemed generally well-liked, but not loved, as did the soundtrack. Both phenomena aren’t very hard to explain. Refn brings to us a movie that is interesting and captivating, but ultimately (and intentionally) unsatisfying. It’s the type of movie you’d recommend to a friend, then do a quick inventory on the person to ensure you made the right decision.

The soundtrack/score is a great collection, but one that, both inside (see below) and outside the movie, doesn’t settle into a proper home. Like so many soundtracks, it’s difficult to recreate the success (or failure) of it outside the context of the film.

However, the soundtrack is difficult to assess in the context of the film as well, which is unfortunate, because that’s precisely what this column is supposed to do. If anything, it adds to the quiet serenity of Gosling’s Driver, and allows for the destruction of this serenity with the film’s many violent scenes. Of course, this is all coming from a writer who realized, about thirty minutes into listening to the soundtrack, that a YouTube playlist of the soundtrack had been playing at the same time, but different songs. There wasn’t a huge difference to be honest.

Like the film, the Drive soundtrack didn’t really blaze a trail for the artists that participated. Most people still don’t know who Chromatics are (though they would probably like them if they liked the Drive soundtrack). It did immensely benefit M83, whose single, “Midnight City” is often and incorrectly attributed to the film’s soundtrack.

The artist that gained the most from the soundtrack wasn’t even on it. He just seemed like he should be. And that says more about the soundtrack than even the songs on it might.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Classic “Just One More Job, Then I’m Out” Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-classic-just-one-more-job-then-im-out-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-classic-just-one-more-job-then-im-out-movies/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:00:06 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243081 Just when they think they're out...

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If you saw the critically acclaimed and universally hailed Drive last year, then you watched a film that’s part of a long tradition and you may not have even known it: The “One More Job” movie. In case you’re unfamiliar with this iconic genre, it goes like this: The main character is a career criminal who wants to finally get out of his life of crime. But before he can, he has to pull “one more job” so he can get out for good. This almost always goes badly.

In honor of the January 31st release of Drive on Blu-rayTM and DVD, here are seven of the best examples of this storied subgenre.

Check out all the Sony “Action Unleashed” DVDs!

The Asphalt Jungle

Sterling Hayden plays Dix in this, the original heist movie. All he wants is to escape his horrible crime-ridden city to a farm on the country, with horses and stuff. But, as is usually the case, in order to do this he has to participate in One More Job. It should go off without a hitch, but you can guess that it doesn’t. Spoiler alert: He actually ends up making it to the farm, but it’s anybody’s guess how long he’ll be alive to enjoy it.

The Wild Bunch

Sometimes you don’t just want to get out of your outside-the-law lifestyle because you feel like it – sometimes that’s just the way the world around you is going. That’s the case in The Wild Bunch, in which a bunch of western cowboy outlaws (headed up by a never-grizzlier William Holden) seek to make one last big score before hanging up their hats and riding off into the sunset. They end up going on a bloody odyssey to hell, but that’s the risk, right?

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Quentin Tarantino Isn’t A Fan Of ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/quentin-tarantino-isnt-a-fan-of-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/quentin-tarantino-isnt-a-fan-of-drive/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:16:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242623 Or 'Meek's Cutoff'. He liked 'Green Lantern' though.

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Quentin Tarantino is well-known for his love of ridiculously violent cool movies with borderline mentally-ill protagonists who run amok to unmistakable pop soundtracks. So I guess it makes complete sense that Drive was given a “Nice Try Award” in his list of the best and worst movies of 2011. In case you’re still interested in Quentin’s opinion, here’s the whole shebang:

Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011

1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
3. Moneyball
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
9. Warrior
10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers

Others considered in no particular order

50/50
Beginners
Hugo
The Iron Lady
Carnage
Green Hornet
Green Lantern
Captain America
The Descendants
My Week With Marilyn
Fast Five
The Tree Of Life
The Hangover Part II
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The Beaver
Contagion
The Sitter
War Horse

Nice Try Award

Drive
Hanna
Drive Angry
Real Steel

Best Director

Pedro Almodovar
Bennett Miller
Woody Allen
Jason Reitman
Michel Hazanavicius

Best Original Screenplay

Midnight In Paris
Young Adult
Red State
Attack The Block
Our Idiot Brother
Beginners

Best Adapted Screenplay

Moneyball
The Skin I live In
Carnage
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Hugo
X-Men: First Class

Worst Films

Sucker Punch
Potiche (Trophy Wife)
Miral
Insidious
Rampart
Straw Dogs
Paranormal Activity 3
Meek’s Cutoff”

Wait, The Three Musketeers!? Does this mean I actually have to go watch that movie now?? Cool that he repped for Green Lantern, since I thought that movie was better than most people said it was. Anyway, I’m sure most writers will just say Tarantino was jealous of Drive or something like that, and why go against the tide? Quentin Tarantino was jealous of Drive. Or something like that. (The Playlist)

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‘Shame’ Actress Carey Mulligan http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/carey-mulligan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/carey-mulligan/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:30:27 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=216886 You should be ashamed of yourself, Carey Mulligan.

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Carey Mulligan examines the New York lifestyle in Shame, alongside Michael Fasssbender. Mulligan is best known for her roles in Pride and PrejudiceAn Education, and Drive, among other notable films. Next year she’ll join an ensemble cast in The Great Gatsby.

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7 Frivolous Hollywood Lawsuits http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-frivolous-hollywood-lawsuits/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-frivolous-hollywood-lawsuits/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:21:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233027 What's more American than a desperate grab at unearned income?

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In America, everyone has the right to be wealthy. To pull themselves up out of squalor and build an empire. No, not by working hard, silly. THIS IS AMERICA. Everyone has the right to sue their way to fabulous riches. Just ask The Millionaire Matchmaker.

In light of recent cuckoo lawsuits filed against Drive and The Hangover Part II, here are seven of Hollywood‘s most frivolous lawsuits.

Crazy Lady vs. Drive

A Michigan woman filed a class action lawsuit against the distributor of Drive because the film failed to feature her preferred amount of driving. She also accused the film of antisemitism. But mostly it was the driving thing that bugged her. I’d be interested to see her reaction to the blatantly-racist yet high-octane Transformers films.

Aspiring Writer vs. The Hangover Part II

Aspiring writer Michael Alan Rubin has filed suit against the makers of The Hangover Part II, claiming the film stole his life story. Rubin claims that the plot of the film was stolen from a treatment he wrote based off his own exploits in Thailand. “The plot and theme of ‘Hangover 2‘ is copied from the treatment ‘Mickey and Kirin’ and also from the private real life incident of the plaintiff, because the protagonist in Hangover 2 travels from the United States to an Asian country to marry his Asian girlfriend,” says the lawsuit. Rubin also didn’t cotton to the notion that his character would do drugs or accidentally propose to a tranny. Because he soooo didn’t do that, in case that’s what you heard.

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In Memory Of Dan Wheldon: Our 7 Favorite Movie Race Car Drivers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-memory-of-dan-wheldon-our-7-favorite-movie-race-car-drivers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-memory-of-dan-wheldon-our-7-favorite-movie-race-car-drivers/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:09:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232711 Taxi drivers don't count, because they can't really drive.

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Yesterday, beloved two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon died in a 15-car collision in a Las Vegas race, reminding us all how dangerous race car driving can be. However, he leaves behind a legacy that also reminds us why we love racing. The inherent drama and binary nature of races (first or second, winner or loser) makes racing plots a favorite in Hollywood.

With racing on our minds after this tragic development, we thought we’d take inventory of our favorite racers and drivers in movies. So let’s buckle up, hit the gas, and “add additional racing cliché here”!

7. Maggie Peyton

The name probably doesn’t ring a bell, but the actress playing her in Herbie: Fully Loaded might. Lindsay Lohan really captured the essence of the racer’s spirit in this charming romp about a sleazy-hot girl that races an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle. She also was somehow able to beat fictional NASCAR champ Trip Murphy (played by Matt Dillon) in a race, which is hard to believe, because Lohan has a track record of piss-poor driving, but it’s still exhilarating to watch, nonetheless.

She would have placed higher on this list, but her character falls in love with Justin Long, which is ridiculous and improbable.

Seriously. He’s the worst.

6. Stuntman Mike

Death Proof has its share of detractors, but it’s hard not to like the sleazy, for-some-reason-evil baddie Stuntman Mike. He rocks a satin jacket, which is VERY important for reasons I will get into in the next entry. He’s got a car that’s death-proof, which is a pretty badass concept. He kills innocent women, which I’m not totally in favor of, but I’m willing to look past that to his bitchin’ jacket and suave way with the ladies.

If you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, check it out immediately, but don’t get too attached to Stuntman Mike.

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Guy Who Threw Hot Dog At Tiger Woods Blames ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guy-who-threw-hot-dog-at-tiger-woods-blames-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guy-who-threw-hot-dog-at-tiger-woods-blames-drive/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:58:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232305 'Drive' is making people do crazy things.

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Drive is making people do crazy things. First, a woman in Michigan attempted to sue the film’s distributor because she didn’t like the car chases. Now, the guy who hucked a hot dog at Tiger Woods reveals that the voices in Drive made him do it. When questioned about his strange offense, Brandon Kelly said that the film made him feel like he needed to do something “courageous and epic.” And since there were no children to save from nearby house fires, Kelly opted to throw a hot dog at Tiger Woods as he was about to putt at the Frys.com Open. The hot dog fell short and did not hit the golfer.

Something needs to be done here and I feel like it should fall on the shoulders of Drive star Ryan Gosling. He needs to address his crazed fans and let them know that hot dog tossing will not abide. There are rules in society and when those rules are not followed, it all falls down. Seriously. Somebody could end up with mustard on their shirt. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

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Woman Sues ‘Drive’ For Not Being Sh*tty, Hating Jews http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/woman-sues-drive-for-not-being-shtty-hating-jews/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/woman-sues-drive-for-not-being-shtty-hating-jews/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:31:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231865 Soon all movies will be sued for not being enough like 'The Fast and the Furious'.

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A Michigan moviegoer has filed a lawsuit against Drive’s distributer, FilmDistrict, after finding the Ryan Gosling movie wasn’t similar enough to The Fast and the Furious. If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, she also alleges the film hates Jewish people, for good measure.

Sarah Deming has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict claiming that the distributors, “promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies.”

Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture,” the suit continues. “Drive was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith.

I love that the Antisemitism (which isn’t really in the movie) was an afterthought. The cars not going VROOM loud enough or driving on top of trains was what really ticked her off. God help me, if she wins this lawsuit, I’m suing every movie for not being enough like The Fast and the Furious. Films exempt from my litigious wrath include The Fast and the Furious and its sequels, as well as Torque. (Click on Detroit)

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Drive http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/drive/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 23:27:41 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228086 Director: Nicholas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a...

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Director: Nicholas Winding Refn

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston

Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Release Date: September 16, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Report: It’s Good To Be The King http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-its-good-to-be-the-king/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-its-good-to-be-the-king/#comments Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:27:06 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228890 It's the circle of box office performance.

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Conventional wisdom is that audiences are always craving something new. Cynical wisdom is that “new” is that absolute last thing most audience members want, and the 3D rerelease of The Lion King would seem to affirm the latter wisdom more than the former. The 3D version of the movie every kid in America already owns on DVD made a very generous $29 million in its opening weekend (of a two-week “limited engagement”).

'Drive' Trailer Has Fast Cars And Albert Brooks

Holding the number 2 spot was last week’s big opener Contagion with a respectable $14.5 million weekend gross. The critically stratospheric (but unfortunately unseen by me this weekend) Drive had a nice, indie-friendly 3rd place opening of $11 million. Maybe it’ll do better when it gets rereleased in 3D. (The Playlist)

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In Honor Of ‘Drive’: 9 Smooth Movie Getaways http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-drive-9-smooth-movie-getaways/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-drive-9-smooth-movie-getaways/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:30:20 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228475 Sometimes flight is much cooler than fight.

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The early buzz for Drive is that it’s an awesome, must-see action-packed film. That sounds pretty good to me. There’s nothing more thrilling to watch than a smooth getaway while sh*t is otherwise hitting the fan. It might entail hanging inches above a pressure-sensitive floor or pretending to be cripple. Either way, anything goes when it comes to getting away scot-free.

Here’s a rundown of some of Hollywood’s smoothest escapes.

The Italian Job

Anyone can just hop in a Mustang and speed over a rising drawbridge to make their escape. But if you want to get away with style, you need a fleet of stupid looking Mini Coopers, the ability to control traffic lights, and exploding streets. Playing chicken with a helicopter adds style points as well.

Quick Change

Now this is a cool plan. Bill Murray dresses up like a clown. Robs a bank and takes hostages. Then he alludes police by simply removing his clown makeup. And despite a lot of setbacks, it works, too. It’s brilliant.

Inside Man

This one lacks the coolness factor of dressing up like a clown, but does have a smooth getaway along the same lines with the disguised bank robbers blending in with the hostages. However, one man builds a little apartment and walls himself in with the loot before casually walking out during business hours a few days later.

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Carey Mulligan Is Going To Have A Lot Of Sex In ‘I Walk With The Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/carey-mulligan-is-going-to-have-a-lot-of-sex-in-i-walk-with-the-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/carey-mulligan-is-going-to-have-a-lot-of-sex-in-i-walk-with-the-dead/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:00:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227155 Prepare the body double!

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Nicolas Winding Refn has proven himself an okay dude to work with as far as the cast of Drive is concerned. Both Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are planning to work with the director again, and now Refn has announced that Drive‘s female lead, Carey Mulligan, will star in his long in the works thriller, I Walk With the Dead.

“I’ve always wanted to make a movie with lots of sex,” says Refn of the project. “So I wrote this story called, I Walk With the Dead and it takes place in Miami and it’s just going to have a lot of sex in it. I have two films that are getting made with French investors and one is Only God Forgives and one is I Walk With the Dead.

Of course, this is just one of many projects on his plate and no timeline has been provided yet. With Drive earning awesome reviews, Refn’s career is thriving which I’m sure is a relief. Considering his ambition was to “make a movie with lots of sex,” things really could have gone differently for him. (The Playlist)

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See A Romantic New Clip From 'Drive'

Of all the stuff getting promoted at Comic-Con, the thing I’m personally most excited about is Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive. Starring a cool Ryan Gosling, a beautiful Carey Mulligan, an evil Albert Brooks, and more adjective-matched stars, it looks to be an arthouse action movie to give Tarantino a run for his money.

This trailer, fortunately, has done nothing to make my level of anticipation decrease. There are some cool automotive stunts, and glimpses at the aforementioned stars, along with Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, and Ron Perlman. I can’t wait to drive (my Segway) to my local theater to watch Drive!

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Director Nicholas Winding Refn And Ryan Gosling To Yuk It Up In Untitled Rom-Com http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-nicholas-winding-refn-and-ryan-gosling-to-yuk-it-up-in-untitled-rom-com/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-nicholas-winding-refn-and-ryan-gosling-to-yuk-it-up-in-untitled-rom-com/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:47:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216950 Gosling ventures into the smokey, gray abyss known as "romantic comedies."

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Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn have worked together on this fall’s Drive, and it was such a good experience that they never, ever want to work apart again.

Or so it would seem.

After Drive, it had been announced that Refn was moving on to Only God Forgives, but today they spilled that they are planning on teaming up yet another time for a romantic comedy (that they’re trying to talk Drive co-star Albert Brooks in to writing). This is in addition to their collaboration on Logan’s Run.

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ Looks Neither Crazy Nor Stupid

Refn said that the newest project will be “a romantic comedy set in New York, which seems like a great place to start.” It sure does. They have lots of buildings there. Before we get too far down the path of Ryan Gosling: Rom-Com Star, let’s hold out for Gosling’s turn in the summer’s eagerly anticipated comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. Between Crazy, Drive, The Gangster Squad, Logan’s Run, and the two aforementioned projects, Gosling should have his work schedule for the next few years all set. Must be nice.

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See A Romantic New Clip From ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-a-romantic-new-clip-from-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-a-romantic-new-clip-from-drive/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 20:32:40 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=212506 The softer side of 'Drive'.

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Many people (including me) expected Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive to be hard-charging action movie in the vein of The French Connection or The Getaway. But apparently it’s a little more complicated than that, as this scene from the movie proves. It shows Ryan Gosling subtly putting the moves on Carey Mulligan, who appears to be trying to look as much like Michelle Williams as possible. This is probably because of Gosling’s insistence on only working with actresses who look like or are Michelle Williams.

You also get to see Bryan Cranston in action as Gosling’s mechanic boss (note: don’t get excited, that doesn’t say “mechanical boss”), which is nice, especially if you’re a fan of”Breaking Bad.” Not much badassery in this clip, but I still have hope for the overall badassity of the movie as a whole. (Vulture)

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Don’t Look At These New ‘Drive’ Photos If You’re Driving http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/dont-look-at-these-new-drive-photos-if-youre-driving/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/dont-look-at-these-new-drive-photos-if-youre-driving/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 03:04:12 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=211086 Watch the road!

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The producers of the Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive are rolling out a fair amount of promotional material in advance of its upcoming Cannes premiere. There was the footage from a few days ago, and now a Cannes press kit that contains these photos (and more). None of which you should even be reading about if you are currently behind the wheel of an automobile of any kind. Driving is a privilege, not a right.

Now, for all of you not driving, you’ll notice that these photos have our first look at Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, and Bryan Cranston in the movie, in addition to star Ryan Gosling. So if you previously were unaware of what they looked like, you’re welcome. (The Playlist)

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See A Clip From ‘Drive’ Before Speeding Away Dramatically http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/see-a-clip-from-drive-before-speeding-away-dramatically/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/see-a-clip-from-drive-before-speeding-away-dramatically/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 17:35:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210653 Hit the gas!

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The car chase movie is experiencing something of a resurgence, with Fast Five actually getting reviews that resemble being in the same general area as “good.” But we’re still a ways off from the 60s and 70s, when true artists like John Frankenheimer, Walter Hill, William Friedkin, and Sam Peckinpah made car chase movies that were hard-boiled, stylish, and CGI-free.

Well, judging from this clip from Driven, which you can watch here, Nicolas Winding Refn is doing his part to bring back the cool car chase movie. And it has reasons to get excited in front of the camera, too: Drive stars Ryan Gosling, along with Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. So, even if this clip was terrible, I’d still be there. It isn’t terrible though.

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Christina Hendricks’ Boobs Join Cast of ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christina-hendricks-boobs-join-cast-of-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christina-hendricks-boobs-join-cast-of-drive/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Good news for people who like giant bouncing boobs! Christina Hendricks' wonderful breasts are joining the cast of Drive. The addition of Hendricks' chest rounds out an all-cast including Ryan Gosling, Chesty Laroo, Bryan Cranston, Tits McGee and Albert Brooks. The film follows the exploits of a stunt driver who breasts as a getaway driver that boobs mammaries. The film is expected to hit theaters tits bazongas. Boobs. (Collider)

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Good news for people who like giant bouncing boobs! Christina Hendricks‘ wonderful breasts are joining the cast of Drive. The addition of Hendricks’ chest rounds out an all-cast including Ryan Gosling, Chesty Laroo, Bryan Cranston, Tits McGee and Albert Brooks.

The film follows the exploits of a stunt driver who breasts as a getaway driver that boobs mammaries. The film is expected to hit theaters tits bazongas. Boobs. (Collider)

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Albert Brooks Is One Bad Motha in ‘Drive’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/albert-brooks-is-one-bad-motha-in-drive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/albert-brooks-is-one-bad-motha-in-drive/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Albert Brooks isn't exactly considered a bad-ass. Finding Nemo and Defending Your Life don't usually strike fear into the hearts of men. Aside from his cameo as a supervillain on "The Simpsons," he usually plays a mild-mannered guy...until now. Behold, Albert Brooks 2.0. Now the famed comedian is 90% more menacing thanks to his upcoming role in Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. In the film, Brooks will play a New York mobster named Bernie Rose who moves to L.A. to kick ass and take names. The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston, who has turned into a bit of a bad-ass himself thanks to "Breaking Bad." Now that Brooks has gone tough guy, can fellow comedian and neurotic Jew Richard Lewis be far behind? Only time will tell. (Deadline)

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<p>Albert Brooks isn’t exactly <a href=considered a bad-ass. Finding Nemo and Defending Your Life don’t usually strike fear into the hearts of men. Aside from his cameo as a supervillain on "The Simpsons," he usually plays a mild-mannered guy…until now.

Behold, Albert Brooks 2.0. Now the famed comedian is 90% more menacing thanks to his upcoming role in Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. In the film, Brooks will play a New York mobster named Bernie Rose who moves to L.A. to kick ass and take names. The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston, who has turned into a bit of a bad-ass himself thanks to "Breaking Bad."

Now that Brooks has gone tough guy, can fellow comedian and neurotic Jew Richard Lewis be far behind? Only time will tell. (Deadline)

 

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