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SDCC 2018: Mondo To Have Posters For ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Drive’
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It’s all about getting the exclusive stuff at San Diego Comic-Con, and 2018 is no different from any other year. And the people at Mondo will be selling some pretty cool prints. From Jurassic World to other exclusive items you cannot get anywhere else.

Now they’ve released a small preview of some of the other items they will sell, and if you are a fan of either Avengers: Infinity War or Drive, or both, you are in for a treat. Check out the posters that they will be selling celebrating both movies, below.

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Geek Gear: Star Wars Meets Drive In ‘Rebel’
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Star Wars and Drive Rebel

The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a mash-up of Star Wars and Drive called “Rebel” by DJKopet.

The sale began at Teefury today, Monday, February 17, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Netflix Review: Drive
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Netflix Review: DriveDrive
Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Kaden Leos
FilmDistrict
Originally Released: May 20, 2011

Let me just begin this article by pointing out the final paragraph of this post is the most important of the review.

Featuring Ryan Gosling amidst an impressive cast, the Nicholas Winding Refn-directed Drive is one of those rare films that become immediate classics. While touting some action and crime thriller material, the film is essentially a character study, with extraordinary technical work and some significant symbolism – all of which when combined demand your attention throughout the entire movie.

Drive focuses around an unnamed protagonist known only as The Driver, who leads a life of dichotomy involving cars – working as a mechanic and stunt driver by day, but by night works as a getaway driver for criminals in Los Angeles working heists. Moving to a new apartment, he lives next door to neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son Benicio (Kaden Leos). The three develop a new friendship that seems to put The Driver onto a new passageway in life.

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Film Based On ‘Drive’ Sequel Novel ‘Driven’ Under Development?
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I never thought a crime drama with Ryan Gosling as a convincing badass and Albert Brooks as a cold-blooded mobster – and both men capable of doing some serious damage to another person without a millisecond’s hesitation – would ever exist anywhere outside the imagination of a deranged lunatic who is clearly unfamiliar with the time-honored Hollywood axiom “cast to type.”

But last year’s Drive, which was originally intended to be a big-budget formula action flick with Hugh Jackman in the lead, came out of nowhere to shatter expectations in a way that was as quick and brutal as how Gosling dispatched that one guy in the elevator scene that has now become a classic movie moment. It wasn’t a massive hit, but most of the people who saw it agreed that it was of 2011’s best films, and it even inspired the single goofiest lawsuit taken out against a movie in some time.

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The Top 30 Films Of 2011
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Top 30 Films of 2011

Cinema in 2011 saw the strikingly bold creation of the universe, as well as an artistic rendering of the universe coming to its bleak annihilation. Audiences were strung along decimated battlefields torn apart because of war, just as they were strung along corridors and offices only to encounter a few decimated souls of Wall Street executives emotionally torn thanks to the realization of a looming stock-market debacle. Trying to escape reality, whether it was by taking cover in an underground tornado shelter, a trip to a Hawaiian resort or engaging in a cult that promises enduring happiness, proved to be an impossible task. Individuals even went to such a distance where they would lock themselves in an octagon cage, attempting to beat the senses out of one another in order to become numb to reality. Reality imperceptibly arrives at our doorstep thousands of times faster than a Formula 1 racecar. Running from it is futile. We have to be fearless and self-sufficient, like Cistercian monks or a taciturn driver with an unruffled spirit.

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Spoiler Talk: Drive
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Emma Stone.
Rose Byrne.
The talent black-hole that is Channing Tatum.
Natalie Portman.

When this year is over and done with, you’ll realize that every single movie released in 2011 headlined one of these actors, though, like you, I have yet to see Channing Tatum, actually “act” in a movie. With the exception of Tatum, seeing these stars over and over isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the projects they’ve appeared in have been good overall (sorry, Your Highness), and after October’s Ides of March, you can add Ryan Gosling to the Honorary Samuel L. Jacksons.

But before you can see Gosling and George Clooney compare abs in Ides, Gosling opens in this week’s 70ish thriller Drive. As befitting a person on the shortlist for Best Actor of His Generation, Gosling’s character in Drive is nothing like his reformed player in Crazy, Stupid Love or his possible cross-dressing murderer in last year’s excellent All Good Things. In fact, Gosling is THE reason to take the Drive, as he’s the best thing about the film, a deliberately paced (read: slow at times) throwback to 70’s noir thrillers when mood and character (read: lingering close ups) meant more than cheap gratification.

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Movie Review: Drive
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Drive posterDrive
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Kaden Leos
Release Date: September 16, 2011

Immediately are we distanced from the majority of groggy thrillers as director Nicolas Winding Refn, working in astonishing form (he won best director award at this year’s Cannes Festival), achieves insistent thrills from the beginning of his new film Drive. Unfurling from the opening credits onward is an excellence and master-class in control and discipline that cannot be disputed. It is a simple chase scene, a getaway driver discreetly navigating a silver Chevy Impala away from the authorities, set during a gorgeously neon-lit night in the heart of Los Angeles. Refn establishes an atmosphere so distinctive that it calls to mind Mulholland Dr., a great atmospheric film with the same vindictiveness Drive has of Hollywood. Drive’s atmosphere is one that glorifies and harbors masculinity, violence, and existential crises.

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Watch Now: Red Band ‘Drive’ Trailer
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Drive posterBack in May during the Cannes Film Festival one of the movies that was in competition showed up on my radar: Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn from the novel by James Sallis. The film went on to win the Best Director award for Refn, the Denmark-born filmmaker whose credits include the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, and Valhalla Rising. Last week the first trailer for Drive was released following the film’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.

You can watch the trailer here below. Be warned though; it’s a red band trailer.

The plot follows a Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a “wheelman,” a getaway driver for various criminals. His double life gets compromised when he becomes involved with a woman (Carey Mulligan) and her ex-con husband (Oscar Issac) and finds himself running for his life from a crime boss (Albert Brooks) and his associate (Ron Perlman). Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston co-star and Oscar-nominated writer Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove) adapted the screenplay. The film also features heavyweight behind-the-camera talent like cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel (Three Kings, The Usual Suspects) and music composer Cliff Martinez (Narc).

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