A mashup of zombie horror and romantic comedy, a video-game-style depiction of millennial culture before it was called millennial culture, a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller seen through the eyes of some Gen-X’ers, and more. These concepts all sprung from the mind of filmmaker Edgar Wright, whose features over the last 15 years have managed to all feel daring and strikingly original even as he wears his references on his metaphorical sleeves.
Wright’s first major feature film, Shaun of the Dead, wasn’t released in the United States until the fall of 2004, but its wide release in the United Kingdom was 15 years ago today. So with that milestone in mind (and with the caveat that Wright’s debut film, A Fistful of Fingers, isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, so this writer hasn’t seen it), let’s rank Wright’s films.
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Edgar Wright is a singularly talented filmmaker with a knack for balancing dynamic action scenes with comedy. And Baby Driver was the culmination of that — a heist film that played like a musical, with a fair few great jokes thrown in. But it turns out that one of the best gags of the film came about almost by accident.
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Is Ansel Elgort about to get in the driver’s seat once again for Baby Driver 2? One year after the original film’s debut, writer/director Edgar Wright has taken to Twitter to thank fans and tease a potential sequel. Grab your first generation iPod, crank up the volume, and keep reading to learn more.
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With nearly $227 million worldwide, Baby Driver easily became Edgar Wright‘s most successful film. With a stellar soundtrack that gets your foot tapping and keeps the entire movie on a mesmerizing rhythm, it’s an exercise in expertly using sound to tell a lively story. But that doesn’t mean the Honest Trailer can’t effectively poke fun at the synchronous crime thriller starring Ansel Elgort, especially when it comes to the presence of disgraced Kevin Spacey in a villainous role. Read More »
Baby Driver, the musical that substituted car cashes for dance numbers, is about to unleash a whole new set of songs for your listening pleasure. Director Edgar Wright has announced Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score for a Score, featuring more songs, exclusive tracks, remixes, and more.
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The 90th Academy Awards wrapped up its illustrious ceremony Sunday night, leaving filmmakers, actors, and producers either overjoyed or just over it. And now that it’s the morning after, it’s time to lick our wounds and talk snubs.
Thankfully, there was no horrifying mix-up like last year’s infamous ceremony. (Though there were many wry nods to it.) The =Academy Awards ceremony was perhaps one of its most predictable in years, with many who deserved it taking home the golden statue. But there were still a few egregious snubs and pleasant surprises that deserve to be spotlighted. Here are the biggest 2018 Oscars snubs and surprises of the night.
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If you’ve seen Baby Driver, then you already know that it’s a masterpiece mesh of music and motion meticulously crafted by director Edgar Wright. But he didn’t do that all by himself.
Edgar Wright’s Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater is responsible for both the sound mixing and sound editing that brings all of the audio that would otherwise just be a cacophony of sound and creates the synchronous, harmonious mix that we hear in the film. A new video shows how this process works with one particular moment in the opening chase sequence. Read More »
Cinema is full of famous couples, and pop culture artist Nan Lawson pays tribute to nearly a couple dozen of them in her Meet Cute 2 art show at Gallery 1988. However, rather than assembling the most obvious couples from the big screen, Lawson has focused on some more niche choices and less likely pairings that we’ve seen in movies over the years.
Gallery 1988 has unveiled the entire line-up of pieces in the Nan Lawson Meet Cute 2 art show, featuring the couples of The Big Lebowski, Beetlejuice, Baby Driver, Mary Poppins, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Parks and Recreation, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bob’s Burgers, Batman Returns, Stranger Things, The Shape of Water and more. Read More »
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The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced earlier this week, and while Edgar Wright‘s music-driven heist film Baby Driver didn’t end up with any nods in the major categories, the film did end up with a few technical awards, including Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Design. That’s certainly a great honor, and it’s exactly what Edgar Wright predicted would happen in one of his earliest drafts of the script.
And that’s not all of the awards-related good luck Edgar Wright has found this week. The filmmaker happened to make a bet a little while back with The Big Sick co-writer and star Kumail Nanjiani about the romantic comedy getting nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Since the film indeed ended up with a nomination in that category, Wright won the bet. So what does Nanjiani have to do? Find out below. Read More »
Even though we’re now officially into 2018, awards season continues in Hollywood. The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend and now the various guilds and organizations that represent the talented people who work behind the scenes of your favorite movies are putting forth the nominations for their own awards.
Today, it’s the American Cinema Editors announcing the nominees for their 68th ACE Eddie Awards. Like the Golden Globes, the ACE Eddie Awards divide the motion picture categories up into “dramatic” and “comedy,” which means Get Out is again strangely regarded as a comedy. Other nominees across the movie board include Dunkirk, Baby Driver and The LEGO Batman Movie. Meanwhile, television nominees include Portlandia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and more.
Check out the full list of the 2018 ACE Eddie Award nominations below. Read More »