Posts Tagged ‘Drive’

The CoF Presents: Movies You Should Have Seen In 2011

Monday, January 2nd, 2012


The following is a wide range of great films that came out in 2011. I strongly urge every Citizen to check out these titles. With the exception of ‘The Best Movie of the Year’, the rest are in alphabetical order. There are many list around the web by this time, you will find a lot of people share the same favorites, take that as a sign that those are must see movies, or ignore everyone and watch what you want, I’m not your parent.



Today’s Links: Paradise Lost 3, New Spider-Man Poster, Drive Sequel and More

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • HBO has set a date for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory the conclusion of the documentary trilogy that helped free The West Memphis Three. [deadline]
  • The Poster for The Amazing Spider-Man, see it here.
  • George Clooney and Grant Heslov are developing a Smothers Brothers biopic. [reuters]
  • You can read a sequel to Drive in April 2012. [litreactor]
  • Watch the video for ‘Immigrant Song,’ with a peek at the opening sequence of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. [pitchfork]

The Motion Pictures of 2011 – A video montage by youtube user Kidnin, watch it below:

The CoF Weekend Preview: Who’s Gonna Drive You Home? Why Ryan Gosling Of Course!

Friday, September 16th, 2011


Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Monday for The City Strip. Don’t forget to check out the The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide to see what else is coming out over the next few weeks and months.  We recorded the 5th City of Films Show this week, listen to it here and enter the contest!

DriveIMDBRT (93%)

In what very well may be one of the best movies of the year, Ryan Gosling enters the action game and leaves an impression.  That being said, I’ve been told he doesn’t even say a whole lot in this movie; it’s all in his swagger.  Who knew?  I watched Blue Valentine the other day, I have to admit, I didn’t take him too seriously before as an actor and that movie brought about a whole new appreciation for the man.  Check it out and go see Drive this weekend, it’s going to be awesome.

Straw DogsIMDBRT (38%)

I didn’t think too many film critics would warm up to a remake of one of Dustin Hoffman’s best performances, and the reviews reveal that.  To me it looked like it could be a decent up-to-date thriller with solid performances, but I’ll be waiting for a home release.  Kate Bosworth turns me off too, just saying.

I Don’t Know How She Does It  – IMDBRT (19%)

I don’t want to.

The Lion King (In 3D)  – IMDBRT (89%)

Probably not worth it considering the DVD/Blu-ray comes out in a month.  Although, I wouldn’t mind belting out Hakuna Matata in the theater and annoying everyone…during a death scene of course.


Real Time with Bill Maher – The show returns from a break with Dexter Filkins, Louis C.k., Keith Olberman, Rich Galen and Jennifer Donahue.

The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011


The 2011 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Some of the best movies of the year are coming to a theater near you, so keep it connected with the City of Films. Joins the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – COF will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

Enjoy the guide:


Fantastic Red Band Trailer For ‘Drive’ Starring Ryan Gosling

Friday, July 22nd, 2011


FilmDistrict released a the red band trailer below for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s (Bronson) action-thriller Drive at Comic-Con. Check out the impressive trailer and share your thoughts.  It’s nice to see Ryan Gosling in this role, should be another stellar performance (check out Half Nelson if you haven’t).  He stars as a stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals. When he agrees to help the husband of his beautiful neighbour (Carey Mulligan), matters go awry and he must protect the neighbour and her son.

The film also stars Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks.

Watch the trailer after the jump.  See it September 16.


Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life Wins the Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Festival

Monday, May 23rd, 2011


The 2011 winners of the Cannes Film Festival were announced today and despite the mixed reaction to Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life. the film took home the top prize, the Palme d’Or – it hits theaters on May 27.

Other notable wins are listed below, they include Kirsten Dunst winning Best Actress for Nazi joker Lars Von Trier‘s Melancholia and Nicolas Winding Refn won Best Director for Drive.  Jump for the list: (more…)