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New red-band trailer for Refn's DRIVE, which left Cannes stinkin like burnt rubber!

Hey folks, Harry here...  Every year at Cannes there's a film that people manage to say the precise exact things that get me excited.   This year, that film belongs to DRIVE...  of course, no matter of bad word would've kept me from being excited for this film.   Nicolas Refn's BRONSON & PUSHER are a pair of acetylene torches of cinema...   For directing Tom Hardy to his very best performance thus far, Refn has me forever.   That Refn chose Ryan Gosling as his McQueen-ish character...  that Carey Mulligan is involved.   That Christina Hendricks looks absolutely smoking.   That Ron Perlman is looking badass.   That Albert Brooks is playing the big dick of the flick...   Oh yeah, I'm all about this.   Check out the trailer here:

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  • July 21, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    After Bronson and Valhalla Rising

    by Kammich

    I'll watch anything Refn puts to celluloid. And Gosling is a badass.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Ron Pearlman is getting a lot of work these days

    by ClayMatthews

    but not Beorn from The Hobbit, right?

  • July 21, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Dying to see this, most anticipated movie after I see Captain America

    by Stormwatcher

    Cannot wait

  • July 21, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by BeMoreFunny

    The movie looks cool, but it looks like Bryan Cranston has a kind of shitty 'old knowledgeable guy at the junk yard' kind of role. I was hoping for something more bad ass for him, but who knows, I could be wrong.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit.. this is the FIRST Reimagining I wanna see

    by LargoJr

    Pretty much ALL the other car related remakes have sucked ass, often featuring over hyped, flat performance actors. Looking good does not an actor make.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    This looks fantastic - but who knew that Nemo's dad was such a jerk?

    by ClayMatthews

  • July 21, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • July 21, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    bad ass

    by cory

    that is all

  • July 21, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    bad ass

    by cory

    that is all

  • July 21, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Uhh... wow. I liked it.

    by Jaka

    And I will see it. Looks good.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    What a *terrible* story title Harry. Change it!

    by D.Vader

    Are you trying to make it sound like this movie sucks and ''stinks''? 'Cause that's exactly what you've inadvertently done.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    So I take it AICN doesn't have anyone at comicon?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Since were just getting trailers as the studio releases them, and no reporting on the news or panels from the events?

  • July 21, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Wow, guess it payed to set my expectations low

    by ATARI

    and then have them completely blown out of the water!

  • July 21, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling seems to be trying a little too hard

    by kevred

    McQueen looked like a badass without having to do anything. Gosling still looks too boyish to pull that off. But, if this movie plays that "guy pulled out of his comfort zone" right, that might not be a problem. Looks like it could be pulpy fun.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Refn has bigger balls than anyone in Hollywood right now.


    This looks like a real badass fucking movie for fucking adults. Hallelujah.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    VALHALLA RISING is a CHOPPAH essential.


    Everything CHOPPAH is about is distilled by that very fine picture. And after seeing BRONSON, I immediately decided that Refn should do my biopic. This man gets transcendent badassery. He embraces it.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I was wondering when they wer going to remake The Stunt Man

    by DarkhawkPrime

    and cross it over with the Paul Walker's Running Scared.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks has...

    by Boo Cocky

    Big fat motherfucking fat fucking tits. C'mon, you all were thinking it.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Also, this looks badass.

    by Boo Cocky

  • But the way this is looking he made a mistake for sure. Also I just can't buy Mulligan playing somebody that was in prison. She's too posh or upper class is what I'm trying to say.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    uhhh didn't we basically seem almost this exact thing

    by corplhicks

    in some jason statham movie ?

  • July 21, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by xsikal

    ..that's because she has "big fat motherfucking fat fucking" everything else. Woman passed the point of being attractively voluptuous a season or so into Mad Men, and is not just fat. The movie itself looks good though.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Gosling is and amazing actor.

    by Josh

    Iv'e been saying it for years, here he truly shines. I am so stoked for this movie. And if you think he is a shitty actor watch BLUE VALENTINE, prob one of the best character study films I ever seen. It's fuckin depressin as fuck but still a great movie. This movie is going to be sick though.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Gosling is and amazing actor.

    by Josh

    Iv'e been saying it for years, here he truly shines. I am so stoked for this movie. And if you think he is a shitty actor watch BLUE VALENTINE, prob one of the best character study films I ever seen. It's fuckin depressin as fuck but still a great movie. This movie is going to be sick though.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Old school Michael Mann

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Getting a THIEF meets COLLATERAL vibe out of this. Gosling's soft-spoken delivery reminds me of pre-meltdown Mickey Rourke. Definitely looks like this and Refn are the real deal. Too bad Mads Mikkelsen isn't in it! (Or is he?)

  • July 21, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by Paul Hanlin Jr

    The new movie, which doesn’t have a director or release date yet, is being produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Knight), Richard Suckle (The International), and Jason Netter (Wanted). Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, who co-wrote Sahara and next month’s Conan the Barbarian, are penning the script. The movie’s announcement was made at the end of a Comic-Con panel entitled “Voltron Resurgent,” which also showed off the recently debuted Nicktoons show Voltron Force, an upcoming video game, Voltron comic books, and Mattel’s new line of toys.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    After the Pusher trilogy

    by peopleintrees

    I'll watch anything he puts on screen. This movie looks fukcing awesome

  • July 21, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Oh. Oh yes....

    by red_skullington

    I will see this film. I need to see BRONSON, stat. VALHALLA RISING is a fine, fine piece of work.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by kafka07

    And Gosling ain't too shabby either. Gosling should be in more action movies.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    refn is good

    by IndianaPeach

    if studied. albert brooks is in this and i will see it. i'm looking forward to more ambitious projects from mr. refn. curtail the anglophilia tho.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Off the subject but...

    by GeneralKael

    ...what happened to the talkback on the Wonder Woman Youtube videos? It's been deleted and it was there earlier today. Pressure from the network?

  • July 21, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    hmm - now it seems to be back

    by GeneralKael

    Also, the Google search for this site doesn't seem to work all that well - is there a way to set to most recent article?

  • July 21, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Carey Mulligan...

    by Dataset

    ...was all it took for me.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck yeah! I like Refn's work Valhalla Rising was

    by SID 8.0

    extermely violent and beautiful. Bronson was crazy as all hell.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I want to know how the pothead from super troopers


    Landed Hendricks.. This film will own all mankind.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    My jizz...

    by Sardonic

    It's everywhere.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Not convinced by angry metrosexuals.

    by Polo Chavez

  • July 22, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Drive Angry Faster,

    by vicmackey1268

    While I'm sure people are going to bash me for saying I liked "Faster", its only because I was pleasantly surprised at how Dwayne Johnson didn't do a fight scene we all expected him to, aka throwing someone who's also buff through a wall over and over was a good story and even though the hitman wasn't that great of a character I felt like I'd actually seen a film instead of an ultra corny Rock flick Drive Angry was 1.5 hours of fun...bombed miserably at the box office, but the redbox was well worth the $1.50 on bluray and William Fitchner friggin owned...I'd love to see that movie again with a bunch of beers. This...well, when I saw Gosling and Mulligan and Brooks I thought comedy...nope...throw in the fact that the main action was done in a sweet Mustang 5.0 and I already know this is another kick-ass, fun, exciting film I'm gonna want to see and add to the wheelman list.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Not on my radar at all until now...

    by BlackBauer0320

    One of the first times in a while that I've been pleasantly impressed by a trailer. Looking forward to this.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Also - why is this considered red-band?

    by BlackBauer0320

    No profanity or sexuality really. Violence?

  • July 22, 2011, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by Sardonic

    There's a quick shot of a saving razor sticking out of a dude's eye. Other than I don't see any true red-band worthy content.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:49 a.m. CST

    and by saving razor, and I mean shaving razor

    by Sardonic

  • July 22, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Refn is great!

    by Sanyi

    Valhalla Rising was pretty sick and violent movie, and Bronson is kind of a masterpiece. Can't wait to see this one.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Brilliant - could be Gosling and Refn's zenith so far

    by melonman

    Am looking forward to this to a ridiculous degree now.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Does anyone know if this is digital or film?

    by melonman

    I'm guessing the night scenes at least could be Red, but can't tell about daytime shots.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    You put this kid behind the wheel, there's nothing he can't do.


    That's a Days Of Thunder line...well, pretty close. I could see Cruise's Vincent from Collateral playing the Gosling role. On that note, I'm just not sold on Gosling, especially in this role. I'm sure he's a fine actor (all the magazines and critics tell me so) but nothing he does gets me to the theater. I agree w/one of the talkbackers who said he's trying too hard. They could've at least dirtied him up a bit with a beard, maybe put a scar on his face since he's a stuntman. Everyone else seems to be note perfect in the film, but i feel like if I saw this I'd spend the whole movie wondering why Gosling's character is just the stuntman, since he looks like "Ryan Gosling" he should have no problem being the actor in the film he's stunting for. I had the same problem with early Dicaprio, and eventually that changed, so maybe this will too.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST

    it sure looks digital


  • July 22, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Saw it a couple of months ago...

    by no-no

    Really liked Drive when I saw it at the Cannes Film Festival. "Homage" to the 80's B movie but with great actors and splashes of ultra violence. All style with no substance but I like that and it goes well with that retro synth sountract.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:37 a.m. CST


    by Killah_Mate

    Re: why Gosling's character is just the stuntman, well... maybe he (the character Gosling is playing) tried it but it turned out he's a really shitty actor or something like that. At least that's what I'll be telling myself when I watch this so I can justify it.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    And it's digital. IMDB says Arri Alexa.

    by Killah_Mate

    Looks really good, actually. I'm a RED fanboy myself, but Arri really stepped up their game with Alexa.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Another 'looks fucking awesome' here

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Refn is a very interesting director and this looks like an action film the likes of which we rarely see these days.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Not enough shaky-cam

    by CuervoJones

    This movie will be a box office failure. It looks too good.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Needs more Kim Bod

    by Waka_Flocka

  • July 22, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST


    by Waka_Flocka

    fuck that guy can act

  • July 22, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the tip killah_mate

    by melonman

    Don't think I've seen anything done on Alexa yet but this looks great

  • July 22, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    This is the shit!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Fuck yeah!!! Nicolas Widding Refn, motherfuckers! Can't wait to see this movie. Finally a proper badass action movie. And ther violence in this movie will be ugly and brutal and mesmerising. anybody who has seen any of his movies knows what i'm talking about. I also know for sure this trailer is not making the movie full justice. It's cut like an action movie. And while i'm certain DRIVE will have action and of the good stuff kind, it will also be more stylish and moody then most action movie junkies geeks are used to. Because it's a movie made by Nicolas Widding Refn, motherfuckers! This guy is quality. And he actually knows what he's doing when he makes a movie, unlike so many hacks beloved by AICN. From the director of VALHALLA RISING and BRONSON? I'm so there!

  • July 22, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Allow me to share your love for Nicolas Widding Fucking Refn. This guy has the balls that Michael Pussy Ass Bay can't even dream imagining exists.

  • FASTER is a damn fine badass movie. As you said, it's an actualy film, instead of some AICN favoured dumb ass axctionfiest made by one of their favorite talentless hackboys. It also proves that Dwane Johnson is not just a big musclehead, he is a proper real actor. And the man has ambitions more then just being a fast paycheck action hero. Kudos to him for that.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Drive Angry has Amber Heard in it. Tempting.

    by AsimovLives

    A scenery chewing William Fitchner is not a bad thing either.

  • July 22, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Refn has a spotless record

    by Spandau Belly

    I've seen all his films. They were all good.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Drive Angry had cute moments, but...

    by Spandau Belly

    it wasn't drivey enough and definately not angry enough. Cage was just too meek. For a guy who escaped from Hell to save his grand-daughter, he just seemed too nice and polite, always asking politely for a ride when he should've been a maniac stealing the cars and driving as fast as the vehicles could go.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    spandau belly, even those he made before the Pusher trilogy?

    by AsimovLives

  • July 22, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I liked FASTER too

    by Spandau Belly

    Not a great film, but a nice pulpy viewing. Rock was really good at playing downbeat. I kept waiting for him to bust out a cocky grin or spout some oneliner or strike a pose, but he held the serious tone the whole movie. Good job.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Anyone Else Seen Refn's Pusher Trilogy?

    by Crow3711

    They are all fucking phenomenal. Seriously, I devoured all three of them. I wish someone in America could make some flicks as exciting and unique as those. I can't fucking wait for this movie. Two of my favorite things, Refn and Gosling.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    asimovlives, you got me there

    by Spandau Belly

    I wasn't aware of any films he made before PUSHER. What are they? I can't find them on his IMDB profile. Were they like student films or shorts or something?

  • July 22, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    This looks Fuckin AMAZING

    by j_difool

    I honestly don't give two shits about most of the crap that gets pumped up on this site. Most if it is Hollywood drivel. But this looks like a proper return to 70s form, solidly in line with true film badassery from the likes of Bronson (charles), Lee Marvin, Clint, etc. I love the casting. Albert Brooks and Bryan Cranston, hell yeah. Shows Refn has an eye for good characters. It would thrill me to no end if he cast someone like Vin Diesel (or substitute any other action douchebag/prettyboy) in one of his movies, in a Steven Seagal-Executive Decision type role; that is, to have his ass completely dispatched by a true tough as leather older character actor-badass. Also I would like to say that I was actually disappointed with Valhalla Rising. It worried me that it was a kind of boring incomprehensible arty mess, with stylistic similarities to that other Dane filmmaker that I HATE so much, the loathsome Von Trier. I am overjoyed that Refn is returning to Pusher/Bronson form here and hope that he punishes that other Dane into insignificance with some bad shit for a motherfucker.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Another vote for FASTER being solid

    by Stormwatcher

    Great PVR movie. Enjoyed the camera work, Dwayne was working with something to prove, solid soundtrack, didn't end the way I thought it would even if it was a predictable twist by midway. Solid HD movie on the PVR.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    spandau belly

    by AsimovLives

    OK, correction time. While Pusher was his first movie, he made two movies inbetween the first and second Pusher. There's about a ten years time gap between PUSHER 1 and 2. You cna tell by how much the actor who played the serbian druglord aged between movies. In fact, Refn made Pusher 2 and 3 back to basck to save his own film company from bankrupcy. While his othe rmovies were well received, they were comemrcially unsucessful, so Refn went back to the thing that made his name and his earlier fortune, Pusher. And thank goodness he did, because he end up making soem damn fine movies. If that's Refn making movies for the money and the rend results are that good, the guy can do anything good. Also, Pusher 2 was responsible for Madds Mikkleson getting hired to play the baddie Le Chiffre in CASINO ROYALE. Which was great. It was thanks to Madds' international stardom and recognition because of CR that VALHALLA RISING mannaged to get funded and made. Which means we got a great movie thanks to that. Think about that.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    spandau belly

    by AsimovLives

    The thing that FASTER can claim originality is tghe handcannon that Dwane carries with him all through the movie. Aparently that revolver was invented to shot elephants. It makes the Magnum .44 look like a toy. Think about that. And is it me or does the girl who played the hitman girlfreind, that actress from LOST, TAKEN and the exacrable remake of THE FOG is getting hotter and hotter every day? Man, she was the sex!!

  • There's always Amber Heard in thigh shorts, though.

  • The movie stars a 16 years old oscar nominated actress which mananged to out-badass most action movie heroes out here. Steven Segal my ass! Jean Claude Van-Damme my ass! Saoirse Ronan would make all of them her bitches! And before eating her breakfast.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "Crazy, Stupid, Love" -- Reviewed

    by PopCultureJunkie

  • July 22, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Brooks best villian since Hank Scorpio

    by v3d

  • Not a single drop of comemrcial cynicism in that movie. It's pure cinema. Pure badass cinema. And anybody who has seen that movie knows for sure who should had directed a new Conan The Barbarian movie. Nicolas Widding Refn is as rioght for directing a Conan movie today as Milius was back in 1982. Why they decided to go with an imposter (the asshole who fucked up PATHFINDER) instead is a mystery for the ages. The upside is that we got this new DRIVE movie, which looks like total badass sweetness.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You owe your mortal soul to give VALHALLA RISING another try. There is a special circle in Hell for the people who hate that movie. Think of your eternal soul, fear eternal damnation and give VALHALLA RISING the true due it deserves. Because VALHALLA RISING IS cinema. It's cinema through and through. And yeah, DRIVE looks sweet indeed. Like you said, a thrown back to the 70s actioneers, which Refn, like the intelligent guy of his age he is (he's 40, my own age), loves and admires so much. As he should.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    did you guys miss the tits

    by r_kelly

    I can't really blame ya if you were distracted by Ryan Gosling about to hammer a FUCKING BULLET INTO A DUDE'S EYEBALL. (red-band)

  • July 22, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Oh, Refn with Conan... now THAT is a great idea.

    by kevred

    Valhalla Rising didn't completely work for me, but I loved the complete absence of cynicism/self-awareness that asimov describes. That would indeed be a perfect fit for Conan. Imagine all the good aspects of Valhalla with a huge budget and Conan in the middle of it. That could be truly amazing - like both REH and John Buscema's best come to life. The surreal aspects of VH make me think that Refn could also get the Lovecraft-style "supernatural weirdness" that creeps into REH's stories, as well. The new Conan film seems to approach that in a sort of video-game way, not even the unnerving way that Milius did. As for this film... it does look good. Though hearing that Jackman was the #1 choice for the lead makes me want to see *that* movie.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "Though hearing that Jackman was the #1 choice for the lead makes me want to see *that* movie." Don't feel so bad about it. sometimes the mvoies not getting their first choice actors is a good thing. Or it can work alright. For example, i have no great love for the actor Ryan O'Neill, but he was great in both THE DRIVER and BARRY LYNDON to an extent i can't think of those movies with anybody but him in the lead roles. And this is Nicolas Widding Refn we are talking about. I fully trust this guy.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    People agreed with me!?!?!

    by vicmackey1268

    I got people to agree with me on Faster haha...nice! As for Drive Angry not being angry enough...I was really hoping for more insane Cage moments but he wasn't really the guy you wanted to see on fact, Cage felt like filler until Fitchner came back. I forgot who said it on this site, but after seeing the film I totally agree with one of these head guys that "The Accountant" deserves his own film. If anyone has any doubts about whether Drive Angry will be good to's $1.50 for the bluray...just rent it...maybe get some beer worth drinking a lot of...its almost Shark Week so I've got my Landshark Lager 24 pack from Costco lol. For some reason I'm feelin spicy foods with it too....its kind of the perfect 4th meal film at midnight. Also in Faster, I really enjoyed seeing the Rock do his best Sean Bean emoting impression...he was ALWAYS serious and ya, never winked or did anything cheesy...when Drive Angry and Faster hit the $9.99 Amazon deals, its a no-brainer to pick them both up

  • July 22, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Albert Brooks as a badass? I vote "yes"!

    by Royston Lodge

    That trailer got me so excited, I could cut glass with my nipples.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    big refn fan

    by Waka_Flocka

    not really sold on the trailer. should be good though

  • July 22, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Ye man of little faith!

  • July 22, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    son of a bitch that would've worked perfectly.

    by SID 8.0

    He's the guy for Conan alright.

  • Sometimes those last-minute casting changes end up being genius. I also liked Jackman as Wolverine, though it seems like a lot of people disagree. Changed the whole dynamic of the character's interaction with Scott & Jean, but taken on its own I loved it.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Valhalla Rising is such a fucking awesome movie

    by Mattman

    Anyone who disses it may find a viking ax in their forehead one day, when they least expect it, courtesy One-Eye's ghost.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    or an arrowhead slicing their stomach open.

    by SID 8.0

  • July 22, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Ahh, yes. Albert Brooks old "fork in the eye" trick.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Second only to hammering a live round into someone's forehead! Ow! OW! OWW!!! Dat smarts, Paw-Paw!

  • July 22, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST



    good point.

  • July 23, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Based on a novel

    by jar-jar-drinks

    Written by James Sallis. It's worth reading.

  • July 23, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    To see the love for VALHALLA RISING in here is just so emotional

    by AsimovLives

    It makes me realise i'm in the right company of good friends. Badass!

  • And it's only 9:27 in here yet.

  • It's funny to see that so many of my recent favorite directors are all guys of Refn's (and my own) age. There's soemthing in their movies, and in their approach to filmmaking, and how they present their movies that really gel with me. Guys like Refn, Christopher Nolan, Duncan Jones, Joe Wright, Tom Hooper. Evne the much younger Neill Blomkamp, who's still only 30, his movie read more like one made by somebody of my age bracket, as his references are also the ones of people my age. It's funny that this younger guys are making comemrcial movies which are intelligent and entertaining without sacrificing any of those qualtiies to the other. The very type of movies i prefer. It's also funny that the hackboys who make the more childish bullshit movies are older filmmakers, like Marcus Niespel or Mickey Bay, Renny Harlin and Jar Jar Abrams, all guys who are well into their 40s or pushing 50s, if not older asses like Tony Scott who's in his 60 and hsi movies are still total midnless stupid juvenalia. It's the younger boys who are bringing up maturity coupled with entertaiment in their movies. Fancy that! My theory about why it's so? So many of the cool filmmaker dudes who are 40 today, their major inspirations came from the movies of the 70s. That explains a lot.

  • Jesus, if i (rightly) bash JJ Abrams i get complains. If i praise a director like Refn i get complains as well. Can't I please at least once? Hard crowd!

  • That AICN has the habit on focusing and going pussy-ass gay on the worst hacks like Bay or Abrams is not my fault. I just say it as i see it.

  • July 23, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    demotred = demoted

    by AsimovLives

  • July 23, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    But really, by a Twilight talkback. Really embaracing if you ask me.

    by AsimovLives

  • July 23, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    C'mon, compadres!

    by AsimovLives

  • July 23, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    red band trailer? You could have shown that before "The Muppets".....

    by sam jacksons wig

  • July 23, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    This trailer is DEAD ON Perfect

    by ZoeFan

    Will the film be half as good is the question

  • July 23, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I was there ...

    by reaper28

    ... the minute Albert Brooks replied "Mine too" when Ryan Gosling said his hands were dirty. I had no idea this movie existed and now I can't wait to see it.