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New banners for Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive”

New banners for Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (photo)

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Outside of humongous franchises, 2011 has been a somewhat lackluster year for movies in our estimation, so we’re even more excited for “Drive” than we would have been otherwise. We’ve been hearing critics rave about Nicolas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling-starring action flick for months, but now, with the September 16 release date drawing ever closer, we’ve been given a closer look at some of the film’s characters via six new banners for the film.

If you live in New York City or other major urban areas, you might have already seen some of these on billboards, posters and other signage, but chances are that they were scaled down at least somewhat. Fortunately, IMP Awards has all six images in their full, wide-framed glory.

While much of the promotional material for “Drive” has centered on star Ryan Gosling, these new images also focus on the rest of the film’s killer cast, including Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and more.

“Drive” is a an adaptation of a novel by James Sallis, which tells the story of Gosling’s unnamed stunt-driver, who falls into a heap of trouble after working as a criminal wheelman. Gosling was recruited to the project first, and allowed to choose the film’s director, ultimately going with Refn, who has produced fascinating, idiosyncratic work like “Valhalla Rising,” “Bronson” and the “Pusher” trilogy. While not an obvious choice for a Hollywood action movie, Refn’s involvement ensures that the movie will probably be awesome, and will at the very least be hell of interesting.

Check out the new images below and then make sure to tell us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter whether you’ll be seeing “Drive” next month.







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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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