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Houston! We've Got 25 Tickets To Give Away For Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE! UPDATE: ALL GONE!

UPDATE - ALL GONE!  I'll send the winners an email and post the list.  These went very fast, so if you didn't send it by noon today, you probably didn't get in.

Nordling here.

Been dying to see this one for months now, and word on the street is that it's really terrific.  I'm really excited to see it myself, and Houston is having a promo screening next Wednesday before it opens on Friday, September 16th.  I have 25 tickets to give away to Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE!

I tried to think of some elaborate contest for tickets, but I simply don't have the time.  So, if interested, email me at with the subject line AICN DRIVES ME CRAZY!  I'll take your name and the name of ONE guest, if you're bringing someone.  You can also just enter by yourself.  Winners will be notified by email.

As always, this screening is overbooked to insure capacity, and since AICN is not the only promo at this event I'm certain this will fill up very quickly, so arrive early.  You name on the list does not guarantee a seat.  As this should fill up pretty rapidly with requests, I'll probably have the winners by this afternoon.  I loved BRONSON and I think Refn's one of the most interesting filmmakers out there today.  This one's going to be a good one, so get on it!

Nordling, out.

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  • Sept. 8, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for this

    by vicmackey1268

    Sure there's a ton of Oscar-guaranteed stuff like Ides of March and Tinker Tailor and J Edgar etc but I feel like this film is just doing to demolish them in terms of fun storytelling...I hate when movies are made knowing they'll win awards...this thing looks like pure art and just the pink/purple retro title deserves an award... Wish I lived in Houston but sadly Champaign, IL is far away and the closest theater in Savoy is filled with idiotic college kids every weekend night...

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    going* to

    by vicmackey1268

    sorry, no edit button.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    If I had the money

    by vicmackey1268

    I'd totally rather drive to Houston to see Drive than win the tickets for Moneyball...that's either how much I wanna see Drive, or how little I want to see Moneyball...either way..Houston is lucky

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Best film of the year

    by RobFromBackEast

    No bullshit. Fucking incredible.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Choppah is happy!


  • Sept. 8, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Refn deserves all the success in the world

    by Spandau Belly

    He's one of the best working filmmakers and has yet to make a bad film. I am really looking forward to this film.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Wow, you guys are really diggin this...

    by professor murder

    Upon seeing the preview, I was getting the feeling that this would be hard to believe with Gosling in the role. I just couldn't picture him doing it. I hope it works out though, because I think he's a great actor who needs to break out of the chick flick, low key, moody type of films that he's been doing a lot of. If he would have had an action hit already, he would probably have gotten the Hawkeye role instead of Renner.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Refn must have really liked working with Ryan Gosling..

    by professor murder

    ..because he's attached to his next film as the top billing as well, "Only God Forgives".

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Cool Cool

    by dolf

    Awesome, the trailer looks good and heard nothing but excellent review on the movie. Great screening of 50/50 yesterday btw, good job (Pork pulled sandwich, yummy) and my girlfriend told me y'all were talking about this movie yesterday and here it is. Cool

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    VALHALLA RISING is a great film

    by Rob

    Really looking forward to this.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I'll watch anything this guy makes

    by Mattman

    After seeing some interviews with him on Valhalla Rising, it became clear he knows what he's doing.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Choppah is waiting for his email...


    Bring that shit to me!!!

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    DRIVE ... the new perfume from Ryan Gosling.


    I keed, I keed! This and TINKER TAILOR are my two most anticipated flicks the rest of the year.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by vicmackey1268

    one thing I heard negative about Tinker, Tailor that kind of turned me off of it even though I've been really excited is that one of the characters who'd written as a woman-loving, player, who's suave and dashing and actually uses that charisma with women to now in this version a gay guy with a weird crush on Oldman's character... I really hope that's not true or else it's a POS way of ruining a character as written, only to play to the gay crowd....Plus, we all know Oldman is getting the Oscar nomination anyway so what is the gay part?, maybe a guarantee he'll win? Idk, worked for Sean Penn i guess... That's the only thing that bugs me though...other than that it looks great....and I can't wait to see Drive next weekend

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    The one day Houston AICN is doing something I want to see..

    by Maxer

    I decide to actually work/not look at the Internet. Bleh.