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Man Who Threw Hot Dog At Tiger Woods Says He Was Inspired By Drive

As stunning and incredible as Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive may be, apparently it's developing a habit of making people do some incredibly dumb things. It began earlier this week when it was reported that a woman suing Film District, the studio distributing the movie, because the trailer led her to believe that Drive was a Fast and Furious-style action film.

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Drive Distributors Sued Because The Movie Isn't Enough Like The Fast And The Furious

When Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive opened in theaters a few weeks ago to that rare combination of rave reviews and a pitifully low CinemaScore ranking of C-, the culprit seemed to be the movie's trailers, which emphasized the car-driving action and ignored the fact that movie is mostly meditative shots of Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan slowly falling in love, plus the occasional moment of gruesome gore

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Weekend Box Office: 3D Lions Devour Box Office

With a mighty roar Disney's The Lion King made a trimuphant return to theaters this weekend, topping the box office chart and proving that not all re-releases are doomed to mediocrity. The last time Disney foisted one of its previous blockbuster animated films into the 3D realm the results were, in a word, flat.

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Operation Kino Podcast #28: Drive Reviewed And The Toronto Film Festival Discussed

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This week on Operation Kino, the charisma of Ryan Gosling is so powerful that we were forced to surrender one member and bring in just three of us to review Drive. OK, in fact Da7e hadn't seen Drive and couldn't make the recording, but Patches, David and Katey managed to soldier on without him somehow. After our Drive review we caught up on the Toronto Film Festival, where Katey had been for the past week, and wondered why a festival with 300 movies seems to only get conversation about 25 of them. But first, we kicked things off with a lightning round devoted to animated Disney musicals, and then went into tidbits, in which David gets a good laugh out of the end of Entourage, Patches wonders why his Straw Dogs audience didn't get the point, and Katey wants you to remember how awesome the cast of Contagion really is.

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00:00-00:35 Lightning Round


01:04 - 21:28 Introductions and Tidbits


21:58 - 39:22 Drive reviewed


39:38 - 59:43 The Toronto Film Festival discussed


59:43 - 1:04:02 Dessert

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Video Interview: Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn

In honor of the film’s September 16th release, Refn sat down to talk about his experience bringing James Sallis’ book to life. Surprisingly, Refn isn’t working with detailed script notes or even a shot list; elements went into this movie as they came to Refn’s mind and a great deal of that happened in the midst of shooting.

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It And Straw Dogs Reviews

After a much-needed break last week for Labor Day, This Rotten Week is back to help you think the right way about movies mainly by watching the trailers and kind of just making stuff up as we go along. It’s a good gig. I probably didn’t need the week off to tan in the sun, but whatever. This week we take a little drive, rent a house in the country and figure out how Sarah Jessica Parker does it

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Exclusive: Five Gorgeous New Stills From Ryan Gosling's Drive

The stills feature pretty much all of Drive's main characters-- Gosling's getaway driver, Carey Mulligan's single mom who lives next door to him, Albert Brooks's terrifying gangster the driver accidentally crosses, and Bryan Cranston's auto mechanic who's probably the closest thing the driver has to a friend

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Gosling And Mulligan Trade Words In The Latest Drive Clip

Another clip from the upcoming film Drive is making the rounds, and like the previous one, which we’ll repost for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, this new one also demonstrates the excellent on-screen chemistry between stars Ryan Gosling and Carrie Mulligan.

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Giveaway: Cruise The Mean Streets Of L.A. With Our Drive Prize Pack

With Drive opening next week on September 16, many more people are learning what Eric did back in June-- namely that Drive is a gripping, unique, beautifully made and fairly heartbreaking movie, difficult to define but incredibly hard to forget. And even if you haven't sent he movie yet, you can get in on our excitement-- we're giving away a Fan Prize Pack that contains everything you need to drive down the streets of Los Angeles and pretend you're Ryan Gosling

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Carey Mulligan Planning A Sex Thriller With Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn

While accepting an award on Gosling’s behalf at the Deauville Film Festival in France, Refn told journalists that he’d cast Mulligan in the lead role of I Walk With the Dead, a sex thriller he has been working on for some time now. Details on the film’s plot are nonexistent. And we’re kind of wondering when Refn would get around to Dead, as his name has been attached to a number of projects

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words In The Latest Drive Clip

Among the anticipated films set to premiere in the coming weeks is Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. This latest clip doesn’t give much away but it’s definitely worth a look, especially if you’re a fan of the idea of seeing Gosling and Mulligan in an on-screen romance.

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Ryan Gosling Poster Day! New Drive Banners And Ides Of March One-Sheet

There is no male actor out there who is having a better year than Ryan Gosling. After earning near-universal acclaim for his performance in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine at the end of 2010, Gosling let his funny bone show with his turn alongside Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Still to come, however, are both Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive and the George Clooney political thriller The Ides of March.

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Albert Brooks' Dark Side Comes Out In Newest Clip From Drive

Albert Brooks is a comedian. In addition to being a successful stand-up, Brooks has spent his career as an actor making funny movies like Broadcast News, Lost in America, The Muse and even The Simpsons Movie. In Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, however, he's not playing a funny guy.

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Video: See Ryan Gosling's Drive Mashed Up With Star Wars

Gosling's unnamed driver character is a totally unique creation, of course, but also a familiar type from many movies we've seen before. YouTube user ChiefBrodyRules has taken advantage of that similarity to amazing effect by mashing up the trailer for Drive with Han Solo's greatest hits in Star Wars. You really have to watch this below

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We Can't Wait Until September: 7 Movies To Look Forward To Next Month

September, with its promise of cool weather and great movies, is just around the corner, and here at Cinema Blend we're already marking our calendars for the best of what's to come. We all picked one movie coming up in September that we're really looking forward to, whether they're festival hits we've already gotten to see, like Eric and Drive, or promising comedies that seem to make the most of our beloved stars, like Mack and What's Your Number

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Drive Poster: Ryan Gosling Looks Pensive In His Car

The new artwork is a fairly simple design: Ryan Gosling sitting in a car wearing driving gloves and looking out the windshield. While it's not exactly thrilling, I do really like the mix of green, blue and yellow in the poster, particularly the light coming from the upper left hand corner.

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Bryan Cranston Turned Down X-Men: First Class For His Role In Drive

Cranston does have previous directing credits, including multiple episodes of both Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle, but the new project will be the first feature he has written and directed since his film Last Chance in 1999. As for turning down X-Men, he didn’t specify what the role was, so that’s open for speculation.

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Video Interview: Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn

It's no secret how much I love Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. I saw the film at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and I don't believe a day since that I haven't referenced it or even thought about it in some way. Hands down it is my favorite film of the year. Needless to say I've been dying to talk to the people who made the film and at this year's Comic Con I got just that opportunity, invited to participate in a roundtable interview with the film's director.

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Refn's Drive Trailer Is Here And Red Band

Earlier today the first trailer debuted at Comic Con, and all indications are it blew everyone away. Now it can do the same to you.
The first ever trailer for Drive has arrived online, and they’re not wasting any time with material watered down for PG-13 audiences. They’re rolling with a restricted, red band trailer right out of the gate, and here it is.

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Comic Con 2011: Nicolas Winding Refn's Violent, Romantic Drive Wins Over Hall H

Does this mean that the Comic Con crowd has been convinced to check out a movie that won Best Director at Cannes? I think we've all learned by now that's impossible to predict, especially for a movie that appears to be as uncommon as Drive

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