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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Cloud Atlas' & 'Chasing Mavericks' Ride The Wave Of New Movies In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • October 26, 2012 4:58 PM
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Here at The Playlist, we regularly express a variety of opinions in reviews, columns, and features, and now we'd like to encourage that opportunity among you, our faithful readers. We're launching a new format for "In Theaters" (let’s call it version 2.0), in which we’ll provide short summaries of the critical reactions to new releases so that you can easily determine your favorites in the bunch. We would love to hear any and all remarks about the films you'll be investing your hard-earned cash in (or not) each weekend. So, please, comment away!

Review: Uninventive U.K. ‘Pusher’ Remake Offers Typically Stylized Drug Psychosis & Nothing More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2012 9:00 AM
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Indulge us for a moment. Nicolas Winding Refn's "Pusher" trilogy was never meant to be a triptych, let alone a multi-language spawning remake series (there has already been a U.K. produced, Hindi language version). Refn's original "Pusher" gained critical acclaim more than 15 years ago in Denmark, but the now celebrated director faltered badly on his follow-up picture "Fear X." He refinanced his home to guarantee it was completed properly and then went bankrupt when the film turned out to be a flop.

Listen: Orbital's Soundtrack To Nicolas Winding Refn-Produced Remake Of 'Pusher' + Release Details

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 5, 2012 2:27 PM
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While filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has done much in the way of leaving his mark on American cinema with 2011’s Ryan Gosling-starring “Drive” and has the highly anticipated “Only God Forgives” on the horizon, it’s a remake of his first feature that’s receiving a lot of attention at the moment – and hailing from an entirely different filmmaker.

First Looks & New Photos: English 'Pusher' Remake, 'Sightseers' & 'Dredd'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 12:41 PM
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The Toronto International Film Festival displays a selection of films from all over the world, and the latest batch of images released from genre-flavored fare in the Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections all revolve around films from the U.K. First up is "Pusher," a London-set remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 Danish-language debut. Already remade once (in India) and sequelized twice by the director, this take stars Richard Coyle ("Prince of Persia"), Zlatko Buric, who starred in the original, and model Agyness Deyn, is directed by Luis Prieto, and features a score by dance act Orbital. Read the festival synopsis below.

That's A Lot Of Gear Mate: Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn Produced Remake Of 'Pusher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2012 4:11 PM
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So here it is, the first trailer for the Nicolas Winding Refn produced remake of his debut film "Pusher" and...well, it's big, bright, sleek and kind of empty.
More: Pusher

Weinsteins VOD Label Lands 'Pusher' Remake; IFC Films Goes Into 'Room 237' & Tribeca Gears Up 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 10, 2012 9:45 AM
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Have a think about these two important questions: 1) Will a remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Pusher" be any good? 2) What is the real meaning of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? Well, here's some news that should bring the answers to both of those questions a little closer.

Dance Act Orbital Scoring British Remake Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Pusher,' First Poster For Film Arrives

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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The cult success of "Drive" appears to have landed Nicolas Winding Refn the rare status of being a brand name director. Previously beloved by only a few arthouse types, the film's neon cool looks to make him a reference point for all kinds of filmmakers in the near future. And ironically, one of the first movies hoping to cash in on "Drive" is a remake of Winding Refn's debut, executive produced by the director himself.
More: Pusher, Orbital

First Look At Agyness Deyn & Richard Coyle In Brit Remake Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Pusher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2012 1:24 PM
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Are you a fan of "Drive"? Well, if you are, and you haven't yet tracked down Nicolas Winding Refn's crackling debut "Pusher" (or its two sequels), then you probably should. At least before the remake hits.

The Road To 'Drive': The Films Of Nicolas Winding Refn

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • September 20, 2011 4:56 AM
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After months of build-up, moviegoers finally got a look at "Drive," the much-acclaimed crime thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn, this weekend. With a C- Cinemascore (whatever that's worth), it's clearly a divisive picture, but there's been enough passion spent on the film, here and elsewhere, to suggest that plenty of discerning cinephiles have fallen for it in the way that several Playlist staffers have in recent weeks. And if you were one of them, Refn might have been a new face for you; the director has been active for fifteen years now, but only really started to come to attention of U.S. film fans in the last few years (or arguably, months), thanks to a pair of English-language pictures.

Model Agyness Deyn Leads Cast Of English Remake Of 'Pusher' Approved By Nicolas Winding Refn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:50 AM
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Before "Bronson" broke him through, those in the know were already hip to Nicolas Winding Refn thanks to his "Pusher" series. The trilogy explored the criminal and drug fueled underworld of Copenhagen with the director's trademark flourish. It put his name firmly on the list of those to watch and helped launch Refn to the position he sits in today where stuff like the "Logan's Run" reboot are now viable options. Cinema is filled with numerous gangster pics but "Pusher" seems to be a favorite. It's already been remade once in a Hindi language version and now the director his putting his weight behind an English take on the material.

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