Labor Day has arrived and, with it, the end of the summer's relentless string of mindless blockbusters and spineless romantic comedies. A more serious-minded movie season kicks off with the heist thriller Drive, which hits theaters Sept. 18 and stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway car driver. The film, which Travis Leamons at Inside Pulse says "almost looks too good to be true," sped off with stellar reviews and a best director award for Nicolas Winding Refn earlier this spring at the Cannes Film Festival. What else do moviegoers have to look forward to this fall? Given that the Muppets are making an appearance, let's just say it's not all high-minded drama...
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