Is there not yet a thread for DRIVE, the forthcoming Ryan Gosling vehicle (geddit)?

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so is the problem that it's empty or that it's gory?

Gukbe, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

htfdik

btw RT Top Critics are mostly syphilitic dumbshits.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 September 2011 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

then why are their reviews enough to convince you to skip it?

Gukbe, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are annoying me; ta

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 September 2011 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

we really need an opens-umbrella-spins-on-heel-walks-away.gif for these moments

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Films that are likely to be unmorbs are obvious and he can tell immediately.

TA!

mh, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

some people find it hard to admit that they just don't like a certain type of thing.

Gukbe, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

What does this movie make you think and feel about Los Angeles?

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that the clippers are relevant

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I don't know for sure I really truly liked a movie until morbs starts slamming it unseen.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

let's face it, he's a maniac

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

He'll kill us all.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Har, I went and saw Shoeshine in rep tonight instead of this. Morbs would've been proud.

Status Update...in my Seether? (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i doubt drive is less "empty" than the driver. i love a film that is 100% style/technique

buzza, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i think i meant more but w/e this is going to very stylized and the noir-by-numbers plot won't really get in the way of enjoying the visuals i reckon. and i def don't care for gratuitous violence but i'll wait to see the flick before commenting on that.

buzza, Saturday, 17 September 2011 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I don't know for sure I really truly liked a movie until morbs starts slamming it unseen

You told me I didn't like it, sweet stuff! (also, this is the sight-unseen-I'm Not-There guy)

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw this tonight. There was this obnoxious fat idiot behind me commenting on how "ugly" Carey Mulligan was, and he said it in the most disgusting popcorn-eating fat slob voice: "GAH, (nom) SHEESH (nom) UGLEE!" I wanted to kill him.

Anyway, it was alright. Gorgeous to look at, great score and some awesome moments of tension, but still pretty hollow.

occam's hellraiser (latebloomer), Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Worth seeing, though.

occam's hellraiser (latebloomer), Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

occam's hellraiser (latebloomer), Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is a pretty good character study about a man whose clippers fandom turned him into a rageful monster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is pretty good, but like you said its hollow. the stylishness, tension, perfs carry it a long way. gosling's been promoting it as pretty in pink with violence, which made me afraid that it'd be some lame character study instead of a head-smashing good time. but the violence in it exceeded all expectations, reminded me of old school verhoeven like how total recall would have these explosions of comic brutality out of nowhere. i could see it again just for the gore money shots.

but in my opinion it fails at being a john hughes movie because gosling and mulligan are both from the wrong side of the tracks. hughes would never have stood for a same side of the tracks romance. nice try, you danish punk.

it would've been a lot closer to a great movie if they hacked out the carey mulligan character. nothing against her, but the character's a big nothing and has no place in a lean-n-mean walter hill ripoff. plus, gosling is already the movie's blank slate (he reminded me a little of leon from the professional - they're both unsettlingly childlike) - you cant bounce two blanks off each other like that

the multiplex audience was very uncomfortable with the movie's rhythms. lots of walkouts, even before the violent bits kicked in.

its no The Driver, but worth seeing if you dig that kind of movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 17 September 2011 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

but in my opinion it fails at being a john hughes movie

first plausibly good thing I've read about it

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 08:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wanted to see this before i heard about all the ultra-violence (don't enjoy that kind of thing usually). but ill see it anyway, since Valhalla Rising was kinda vacant but really gorgeous.

ryan, Saturday, 17 September 2011 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was a completely senseless good time. And aside from one or two decent pieces the actors were completely wasted throughout (why even both getting good people if you aren't good to even use them well). I did like that it moves at such a languorous pace for the first hour before the violence explodes (audible gasp in my movie theater during the first such sequence--there seem to be a high percentage of folks who thought this was a "date movie", I guess.) Anyway I wasn't bored and the movie (and LA) looked great.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Driver might be a better movie than Drive (have to rescreen it) and Thief might be better too (which I also kept thinking of) but I'd rather watch Gosling than either O'Neal or Caan.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Driver is pretty good, but when did it become one of the unassailable '70s classics?

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

yea i dont hold the driver or thief for that matter in v high regard & ive seen both fairly recently

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

When Drive came out apparently. Walter Hill really is underrated though.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't view it as such -- only saw it for the first time this spring -- just that it seems to be the most efficient ancestor of this film. I'm guessing Alex doesn't consider Drive the equal of Le Samourai, which some of the more wild-eyed supporters of this movie seem to be writing.

xxp

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but c'mon. The Warriors > The Driver and everyone knows it.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

the wapo review of this described it as "very european" which i read as code for le samourai tbh

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xxp no I don't. I don't even think it's as good as any of the Pusher films.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Long Riders is better than the Driver too.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Warriors is amusing but way too 'cute' for me. *surprise*

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, neither of those films have Bruce Dern

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Neither does Le Samouri.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

charley varrick is a decent parallel imo. esp the heist-that-yields-more-$-than-expected & ensuing complications angle

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm always happy to see a move in the mould of Le Samourai, even if it is The American

Gukbe, Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh, that was a waste, down to the concluding butterfly

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Charley Varrick is a better, albeit less stylish, movie.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thx for reminding me of The American, makes any hesitations I have about endorsing Drive fall completely away.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't like The American, or at least I didn't like a lot of it, but those kinds of film are like catnip to me.

Gukbe, Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would've been a lot closer to a great movie if they hacked out the carey mulligan character. nothing against her, but the character's a big nothing and has no place in a lean-n-mean walter hill ripoff

Yeah, this. Her second September movie in a row in which she plays a wan nothing.

The racial politics in this thing are...interesting.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

My 12:10 showing was out of a David Lynch movie: a half dozen men with severe mental retardation making nose in the right rear of the theater.

I was the only one who laughed hysterically at Albert Brooks' excellent delivery of his resume ("I used to make movies in the eighties...critics called them European").

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

naw, i think she's pretty important (xpost)

the thing is that carey is an object of affection, you know? she's not a very sexual person. i think that's why she works in this role, she's someone to love (ditto the kid), not someone to lust over.

that said, i was pretty shocked to learn that Refn isn't gay. i imagine most straight directors would have picked a more sexual actress for that role

LOVED this film btw

and want Ryan Gosling

licking your challops (Tape Store), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

that a movie is made for nerds who fetishize 'hypermasculine' slick violence is usu reason enough, Guk

don't think this is accurate? there's nothing Tarantino (ughh) about this violence. it's not "fun" and there's no cheering it on (the film is tracking terribly with audiences, a C-minus cinemascore--there's a reason they hate it)

licking your challops (Tape Store), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

C-minus cinemascore

Uggggh, audiences!

michael assbender (Eric H.), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like I said, beside the Dream Team in the corner, my audience didn't utter a peep, and I distinctly saw rustling and phone-consulting.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink


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