Comic-Con 2011: DRIVE Review
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 22nd, 2011 at 12:47 am
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive works across time and genre. It’s set in present-day Los Angeles, uses an 80s score and soundtrack, features a tragic 50s noir protagonist, and wraps everyone up in archetypical figures that manage to feel fresh through strong performances and gorgeous cinematography. It’s a film that confidently walks the line between alienating its audience with bold choices but it never strays so far into the obtuse or the strange that you lose the hard-boiled crime story simmering underneath. It constantly challenges the audience to look away with its intensity, its thoughtfulness, and its brutality, but it’s too damn entertaining to look away. http://collider.com/drive-movie-review/104215/
First Look at DRIVE Posters
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 am
Earlier tonight I went to the FilmDistrict party where the studio was promoting their upcoming movies Drive and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. As part of the promotion, FilmDistrict was doing a signing with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Carey Mulligan and Ron Perlman on hand. While I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t want signed posters from three folks whose work I greatly admire, no official posters for the film have gone online, so I wanted to nab some photos of the posters and post them online. But yeah, getting them signed was pretty sweet especially since the movie is amazing.
Hit the jump to check out the posters, click here for my recap of today’s FilmDistrict panel in Hall H, and look out for my review of Drive later tonight. http://collider.com/drive-movie-posters/104206/
First Trailer for THE BUNRAKU Starring Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, and Ron Perlman
by Max Lichtig Posted: July 21st, 2011 at 8:37 pm
After watching the trailer for The Bunraku, I’m more than a little confused. Its visual style conjures imagery of Dick Tracy and Kung Fu Hustle, but it’s as if these films took place in the world of Beetle Juice. Not to mention there’s some guy unloading serious kick-assery while wearing what seems to be the sorting hat from Harry Potter. The story is as follows: a drifter (Josh Hartnett) teams up with a young samurai (Gackt) and a bartender (Woody Harrelson) who plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Ron Perlman), a dangerous man leading an army of criminals headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. The film also stars Demi Moore and Kevin McKidd.
All in all, the trailer makes the movie look a bit ridiculous but unique enough to leave an impression. Hit the jump to check it out along with an extended synopsis of the film. http://collider.com/the-bunraku-trailer/104173/
See all the posters after the break.
New Posters for MONEYBALL, HAYWIRE, THE RAVEN, and THE AVENGERS
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: July 21st, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Lots of poster debuts today. Columbia released a simple, beautiful poster for Moneyball, which stands among my most anticipated movies of the fall. Relativity followed up on the new images from their movies that will appear at Comic-Con — Haywire, The Raven, Shark Night 3D, and Immortals — with the first posters for Haywire and The Raven. (Immortals and Shark Night were posterized in previous months.) Lastly, Marvel uploaded two pieces of concept art tied to The Avengers; the Iron Man poster lists the May 2012 release, the Captain America poster gives their state: “Assembled.”
See all the posters after the break.
New Posters and Comic-Con Footage for IN TIME
by Jason Barr Posted: July 21st, 2011 at 7:31 pm
Following on the heels of the film’s Comic-Con panel earlier today, new posters for In Time and the footage that was shown during the panel have now landed online. In his panel recap, Adam was pleased with the film’s sizzle reel and, having seen that footage now for myself, I have to say that I feel similarly. From what I can gather, the pic looks like a pretty slick thriller woven into the type of sci-fi setting and overtones that writer/director Andrew Niccol is known for. Briefly, In Time is set in a futuristic society in which aging can be stopped/controlled. As a result, time becomes the preferred form of currency and something that is, as indicated by the posters, both powerful and lucrative.
Check out the posters and footage after the jump. In Time also stars Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Johny Galecki, Matt Bomer, and Vincent Kartheiser. 20th Century Fox will release the film later this year on October 28th.