To read my movie review of "Drive," click here
Here's more info on "Drive" from Yahoo:
Driver is a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk - that they're coming straight for Irene and her son - Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: September 16th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.
Cast and Credits
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman
Directed by: Nicholas Winding Refn
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I love Christina Hendricks! Not only is she sweet and hot, she's also a fantastic actress. This weekend alone, she's starring in both "Drive" and "I Don't Know How She Does It." And of course, she's part of the powerful "Mad Men" ensemble. So how does she do it?
In this interview, we talked about:
*** WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO THE CHARACTER OF ALLISON HENDERSON?
*** WAS SHE A FAN OF THE BOOK BY ALLISON PEARSON?
*** SO HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
*** THE FEMINISM MANTRA OF THE MOVIE -- CAN WOMEN REALLY HAVE IT ALL?
Here's more info on "I Don't Know How She Does It" from Yahoo:
Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard and their two young children. It's a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate's acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison performs on a daily basis, and that Kate's super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for -- and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.
Also Known As: I Don't Know How She Does It : The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: Kate, a successful city woman, lives a delicate balancing act as she tries to juggle her career with having two young children. Unfortunately, it all starts to unravel.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids/Family and Adaptation
Release Date: September 16th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG 13 for for sexual references throughout.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company
Production Co.: Tempesta Films
Studios: The Weinstein Company
Filming Locations: New York, New York, USA
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Produced by: Donna Gigliotti, Allison Pearson, Bob Weinstein
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Ryan Gosling is having a great year. The thinking man’s heartthrob gave a memorable performance in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and he is set to steal the spotlight from George Clooney in the upcoming political drama “The Ides of March.”
In “Drive,” Gosling, a gifted risk-taker of an actor, delivers a subdued yet fully realized portrayal of a man who works as a Hollywood stunt driver by day and a getaway wheelman at night.
Much like Ryan O’Neal in 1978’s “The Driver,” Gosling’s character is simply called Driver. He’s a man with no name and he rarely speaks. We understand his psyche from what he chooses to wear – a satin jacket with a logo of a golden scorpion. Read More...
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The third film in the Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine will be released July 20, 2012. I can't wait for this film!
Now, thanks to sdog1973 of Youtube, we can at least catch a glimpse of the Batwing!
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Remember the movie "Sparkle" with Irene Cara? It was inspired by the story of the Supremes and told the tale of the three Williams sisters -- their rise to super girl-group stardom from their humble beginnings as members of the church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s. Of course, once they became famous, drama happened!
Now, Sony Pictures is planning to remake the movie with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps set to star. Sparks will play the title character, (Sparks Sparkle he-he-he) while Epps will star as Satin, a stand-up comedian who marries one of the sisters and gets her hooked on drugs according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story sounds like "Dreamgirls," right? Another thinly-veiled account of Diana Ross and the Supremes!
Whitney Houston, making her first film since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in talks to star as Sparkle's mommy.
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