Baby Driver Blu-ray

On Wednesday night, I visited the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to attend the Blu-ray release party of Baby Driver, writer/director Edgar Wright‘s music-driven car chase film that debuted earlier this year. Sitting next to Baby’s bright red Subaru from the film, Wright showed off some clips from the film’s bonus features and participated in a lengthy Q&A session, during which he revealed a few cool pieces of information we didn’t know about the making of the film.

Oh, and Kevin Spacey – who plays heist mastermind “Doc” in the movie – unexpectedly dropped by for an impromptu conversation as well. Read on for eight things we learned about Wright’s toe-tapping musical action thriller.
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Gambit Movie

Remember Gambit? The X-Men character with the Cajun accent who throws exploding playing cards at people? He’s still getting his own spin-off movie despite several years of delays, and the film may have finally found a director: Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski. See the Gambit director details below.

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Flatliners remake

Sony’s remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 psychological horror thriller Flatliners stumbled at the box office this past weekend, and limped its way from a 0% up to a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s an abysmal score – even worse than The Emoji Movie – and it’s clear that the film’s premise and stars including Ellen Page, Diego LunaNina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons just weren’t enough to convince audiences that this story was worth telling again.

Would an explicit reference to the original movie been enough to alter the general perception of the film? Probably not, but in a new interview, the remake’s director explains that he cut a moment that specifically tied Kiefer Sutherland‘s character to the events of the first movie because younger audiences were confused by it.
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Spider-Man Homecoming Blu-ray

Spider-Man: Homecoming was a nice surprise. At the time of the film’s release, the last thing we as a filmgoing society needed was yet another Spider-Man reboot. But with Spidey now firmly embedded within the MCU, the character found a new lease on cinematic life, resulting in one of the year’s most entertaining films. As the film approaches its Blu-ray release, a newly revealed deleted scene gives us a never-before-seen moment from the film that further connects to the MCU. Watch the Spider-Man Homecoming deleted scene below.

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Venom jenny slate

Sony teamed up with Marvel Studios to allow Spider-Man to swing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean that Sony is content to give up their entire piece of the superhero pie. They still own the rights to dozens of characters in the Spider-Man pantheon, and they’re crafting their own separate universe with films like Silver and Black that will try to stand on their own without the web-slinger getting involved. Good luck with that, right?

But while that sounds like a misguided idea, I must admit that they’re making some interesting choices so far. First up for them is a Venom solo film, which has slowly gathered an unexpectedly terrific cast. Tom Hardy is playing the title character, and now the latest addition to this cast might make you raise an eyebrow: Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) is now in talks for a Venom role.
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Bradley Cooper Vince McMahon

Crazy Stupid Love and Focus directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently developing Pandemonium, a biopic of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, and a new rumor says that The Hangover and American Sniper star Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of the boisterous and media-savvy personality. Sounds like pretty great casting to us, but if Cooper’s not interested, let’s fan-cast this baby ourselves and come up with some alternate choices for who might make a good cinematic version of the wrestling impresario.
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men in black spin off

Wipe your minds of the idea of a Men in Black and 21 Jump Street crossover, because the next Men in Black big screen project is a spin-off film.

Sony is officially expanding its Men in Black universe with a spin-off film, but one without original stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Still, there will still be plenty of suits and aliens – though hopefully less time travel than we saw in Men in Black 3.

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Cleopatra movie

Director Denis Villeneuve is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s go-to guys for major studio tentpole projects. His most recent film, Arrival, was the /Film staff’s collective best movie of last year, and his upcoming Blade Runner sequel has earned effusive praise in its early reactions.

So it’s no surprise that Sony Pictures has snapped him up to direct one of their long-brewing movies. A new report pegs him as the latest filmmaker to take a swing at Cleopatra, a period piece about the famed Egyptian queen that’s been in the works for years and has seen high-profile talent like David Fincher and James Cameron come and go.
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Venom Michelle Williams

In an intriguing bit of casting, Michelle Williams is in talks to play the female lead in Venom, which stars Tom Hardy as the Spider-Man supervillain-turned-antihero.

That would pit an Oscar-nominated actress against an Oscar-nominated actor in a superhero movie intended to launch a Sony-centric Marvel universe without their mainstay hero, Spider-Man, showing up at all. This could be more of an interesting hot mess than it initially appeared.

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first 10 minutes of spider man homecoming

As the date of Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s digital, Blu-ray, and DVD releases inch closer, fans of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger can tide themselves over with the first 10 minutes of the film, in crisp HD.

Sony has released the superhero movie’s first 10 minutes up until and after the opening credits, in which we’re introduced to Spidey’s Big Bad and Marvel ties in the film to the events of Captain America: Civil War.

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