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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Mondo Cornetto Trilogy Prints

When you think of the greatest film trilogies of all time, it’s easy to remember Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. But don’t you dare leave out The Cornetto Trilogy. It might be a makeshift trilogy comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, linked only by the fact that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in all of the films directed by Edgar Wright, but thematically, they are an incredible trio of stories that are hilarious, bloody, twisted, and just plain great. Now you can honor The Cornetto Trilogy with a new trio of Mondo prints by artist Johnny Dombrowski. Read More »

last night in soho cast

Last Night in Soho, the psychological horror-thriller from director Edgar Wright, just picked up two exciting new cast members – Matt Smith, of Doctor Who fame, and Leave No Trace break-out Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. The two join the previously cast Anya Taylor-Joy in a film that Wright has described as being in the same style as Roman Polanski’s Repulsion and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now. 

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edgar wright horror movie cast

Edgar Wright‘s new horror movie is starting to come together. The Baby Driver director has added Anya Taylor-Joy, star of The Witch and Split, to the cast of the film, which draws inspiration from psychological thrillers like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. Taylor-Joy is practically a seasoned pro at horror and thriller roles at this point, and she’ll no doubt bring that expertise to the part.

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Edgar Wright's Next Film

We’ve all been waiting to see what Edgar Wright would do after Baby Driver, and now we know. According to the filmmaker himself, his next movie is a horror-thriller inspired by psychological thrillers like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. While Wright has dabbled in the horror-thriller genre before, his works therein have been tinged with comedy. This new film, however, will be a straight-up horror movie. On top of that, Wright has revealed that the first draft of Baby Driver 2 is complete.

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Favorite Movies of 2018

IndieWire gathered together some prominent film directors, locked them in a room, and made them fight to the death! Oh no, sorry, that’s not accurate at all. Instead, they asked these filmmakers to pick their favorite films of 2018. Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Attack the Block‘s Joe CornishDestroyer filmmaker Karyn Kusama, and many more all weighed-in, singing the praises of a wide variety of 2018 movies.

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aquaman easter egg

Based on the splash that Aquaman made at the box office this weekend, you probably got a chance to see this movie about a fish-man and his epic undersea adventures and get your senses assaulted by a tidal wave of lavish visual imagery So you’d be forgiven for missing a few Aquaman Easter eggs along the way. Unless, that is, you’re Edgar Wright.

The Baby Driver director has an Aquaman Easter Egg dedicated just to him by James Wan, who gamely took on a bet with Wright two years ago involving a campy mid-’60s puppet series named Stingray. The only problem is that Wright didn’t bet money with Wan — he bet an Oscar statuette. So he’s going to get his hands on one of those first.

Some spoilers for Aquaman below.

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Hot Fuzz Print - Logan Faerber

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re still struggling with what to get that movie lover in your life, a recently released batch of prints paying tribute to movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Blade Runner and Die Hard are available for purchase today.

Get details on each of the prints and find out where and when you can get them below. Read More »

save filmstruck directors

Boutique streaming service FilmStruck is still shutting its doors before November ends, but thanks to the efforts of a group of notable filmmakers, along with a popular petition, some semblance of the service will live on – the Criterion Collection, currently exclusive to FilmStruck, will launch their own independent streaming service in 2019. Now, filmmaker Edgar Wright is opening up about how he, and other major Hollywood players, mobilized in an attempt to save FilmStruck.

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Save FilmStruck

Warner Media Group made a huge mistake when they decided to pull the plug on FilmStruck, and no one is being shy on calling them out for it. Almost immediately after it was announced that the botique streaming service would be closing its virtual doors later this month, a petition popped up imploring someone to save FilmStruck. The petition has already amassed more than 40,000 signatures, and filmmakers across Twitter are asking more to sign. The latest big name to join the growing chorus is Babara Streisand. Warner Media Group, if you won’t listen to Babs, who the heck will you listen to?

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