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

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I was going nuts because the middle-aged dude down the row from me couldn't figure out how to text message without his phone beeping or realize he could move his ass out of the theater

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

come on amateurist, everyone knows the 'point' of criticism is to voice only opinions that have never been spoken before

i.e.:

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

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel sorry for the folks that show up late and miss the opening chase, because it settles the action jones for awhile.

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

amateurist I think you're maybe right for ilx but the moviegoing public in my theater seemed to be going nuts at the long shots of landscapes and facial expressions with no dialogue

― so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:53 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah i suppose it's a little arty for some audiences, i suspect folks on ILX would love it though.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Jewel wrote a score that wasn't used

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

The opening job is up there with some of the better movie opening set pieces I've seen. And the first couple minutes of it are on youtube:

(Note that this is also somewhat of a misleading opening, as the movie is not car-action heavy)

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

ryan gosling is beautiful amirite?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some publications having a laugh at internet folk/critics for always saying Gosling is "The Next Big Thing" and then the totals for this movie came in. Really snarky shit. Which annoys the hell out of me. Gosling could probably be a big star if he really wanted to, but he seems to have very little interest in fronting the kind of projects that would crossover.

Also the whole "stars can carry a movie" thing seems to be largely over anyway.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's been in some (moderately) succesful movies! it's probably to his credit that he's doing more drives and blue valentines than the sub-notebook bullshit he probably coulda been sleepwalking thru since.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

.. Gosling appears to be in every movie coming out this year so, regardless of what the publications are saying, it seems that Hollywood definitely considers him to be The Next Big Thing

the tax avocado (DJP), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

this movie hasn't really opened wide has it? here it's in the "art" cinema and will open to the multiplexes next week.

did it really tank on per-screen average? coz i can see this building word of mouth.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean the key thing really is not total gross but per-screen avg.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok per-screen avg is $3,929

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok so yeah that's bad but maybe not disastrous?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

the problem w/gosling is that hes best in notebook shit

#@_@# (Lamp), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

people LOOOOOVE that movie, what's the deal w/it?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea, it's a decidedly average, not at all special movie

the tax avocado (DJP), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

weeping, making out, weeping iirc

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It opened on 2,300-odd screens or something like that. Third behind The Lion King and Contagion is not bad at all, and it's probably made it's budget back by now. Fared much better than Straw Dogs or I Don't Know How She Does It, but box-office reporters love to rub arthouse/critics/the internets "failures" into everyone's face.

Not that this is the same thing. Critics liked Scott Pilgrim and, to a lesser extent, Kick-Ass, but those were triumphed by the Comic-Con, Aintitcoolnews Geek contingent, which is a whole different thing. These publications don't seem to understand that.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly when people started being all "ryan gosling, adventurous actor" between half nelson and b.v. i was like "the notebook lug"?

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aye, The Notebook wasn't much of a thing when it came out, but it has built a huge reputation from saddo-Nicolas 'I Don't Write Melodrama" Sparks fans. And girls who just think Gosling is hawt - which is fair enough.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

the notebook would be part of the new cult cannon if ppl who wrote abt cult films didnt h8 women

#@_@# (Lamp), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, yeah, probably

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

dont syh at me cuz you dont understand romance

#@_@# (Lamp), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

no head shakin'! my first thought was, "but it's a shitty film", but then I remembered that most films in the cult canon are shitty films.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I reaaaaaally wanted Gosling to fuck Gena Rowlands on a beach, but I missed that scene.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

the notebook would be part of the new cult cannon if ppl who wrote abt cult films didnt h8 women

― #@_@# (Lamp), Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:29 PM (9 minutes ago)

Can't figure out if I'm cringing because I realized a blind spot of mine has been illuminated, or because Lamp is trying to con me into watching The Notebook.

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, the lion king?

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had no idea it was in the cult cannon until "Lazy Sunday" tbh

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp: in lifelike 3D, for a new generation.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, they converted The Lion King to 3D to give it a 2-week theatrical re-release in anticipation of the Blu-Ray. They thought it'd get around 11 million and wound up making 30.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

probs because people with kids who are you pretty young are the children of people who were kids when it came out and they all thought "oh man kid you should see this it is the best" but really they just wanted to go to the theatre and be taken back to a time before they had kids/worries.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

A) Gosling's perf in The Notebook may still be one of his very best ever. He must hate that.
B) amateurist, sometimes your reactions surprise me so much I think someone else must be using your login

michael assbender (Eric H.), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't seen the notebook and eons and despite lamp's tsk-tsk'ing i'm not about to go back to it but while eric may be right i do have a weakness for actors that could have been leading beefcake who "took another path."

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't seen the notebook in eons, that is

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

After the Brando comparisons, I look forward to 250 lb Gosling in 20 years.

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

the horror

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to Ryan Gosling's Freshman reprise of the Driver.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

while eric may be right i do have a weakness for actors that could have been leading beefcake who "took another path."

screw you for "enabling" the career of Leo DiCaprio.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

marto scorsesington

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actors that could have been leading ribeye.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

DiCaprio is a Boca Burger.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway The Gosling wrings whatever could be wring from that part in The Notebook, and McAdams does wring Gosling alright.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gosling and McAdams made Garner and Rowlands' acting look like senile high schoolers.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guess maybe that was part of the point.

michael assbender (Eric H.), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck y'all, yr not gonna make me watch the notebook again

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

amateurist, sometimes your reactions surprise me so much I think someone else must be using your login

er... thank you? or maybe not...

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

"not enough driving" - s1ocki

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 September 2011 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Thursday, 22 September 2011 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink


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