Netflix sci-fi

Talk about an intriguing combination of talent: Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Collateral) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper) have joined the cast of an untitled Netflix sci-fi movie that involves characters gaining superpowers. My curiosity is already piqued by just that small amount of information, but there’s something else that raises my eyebrows even more: the movie will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the guys behind the 2010 documentary Catfish. Learn more about the project below. Read More »

spawn reboot make-up

The Spawn reboot continues to move forward, lining up a considerable roster of talent. The latest addition: Greg Nicotero, the special make-up effects guru who has worked on many genre projects, including The Walking DeadKill BillSin City, and, appropriately enough, the 1997 Spawn movie. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is set to helm the new Spawn film, with Blumhouse producing.

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robin hood trailer

A new Robin Hood trailer is here, and it looks…kind of good? Look, we don’t need a new Robin Hood movie. And the first trailer for this flick left a lot to be desired. But this new trailer is surprisingly fun, and hints that this latest adaptation of the classic legend is going to have a sense of humor rather than being another dark and gritty reboot. Watch the newest Robin Hood trailer below.

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Spawn Reboot Cast

That long-gestating Spawn reboot is finally happening, and it’s found its lead: Jamie Foxx. Foxx will star as Al Simmons, a CIA black ops member who dies and ends up in Hell, only to be sent back to earth as a demonic warrior. Spawn comic creator Todd McFarlane is helming the film.

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The Late Show Deadpool Monologue

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explains how official credits for something like Solo: A Star Wars Story work when a director is replaced on a big production. Plus, Deadpool took over The Late Show monologue from Stephen Colbert, and Jamie Foxx sits down to talk about Black Panther with Chadwick Boseman. Read More »

Robin Hood trailer

Robin Hood has been a star of the screen since the early 1900s, and though it’s been a few years since the legendary archer appeared in a movie, he’ll be back in 2018. This time, Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) is wielding the bow and arrow, and Hollywood’s go-to villain, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, Ready Player One) is portraying the Sheriff of Nottingham. Check out Lionsgate’s new Robin Hood trailer below. Read More »

Robin Hood first look

Ready for another Robin Hood movie? It’s been about seven years since the last one, so I suppose it’s time for Robin to break out his bow and arrow again and give the Sheriff of Nottingham a run for his money. The gritty new take on Robin Hood features Kingsman star Taron Egerton as the legendary outlaw who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. The Robin Hood first look reveals him in-character. Is he wielding a bow and arrow? Take a guess. Read More »

Baby Driver Review

(This review originally ran following Baby Driver‘s world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The film opens in theaters today.)

Edgar Wright makes movies for movie fans, first and foremost. Is there a wide audience for a zombie comedy that upends the genre while also delivering one of the most affecting horror tales of the 21st century? Maybe not at first, but Shaun of the Dead exists and it is spectacular. It took too many people too long to fall in love with a stylized rom-com martial arts adventure that appropriates video game language to provide commentary on how relationships evolve, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has rightfully become recognized as a one-of-a-kind pop masterpiece.

And speaking of pop masterpieces, Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver held its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival over the weekend and it’s remarkable for two reasons. First, Wright’s unique voice remains intact, even as he plunges into a genre that is new to him and a story that takes away some of his more familiar crutches. Second, he’s made a movie that feels like it has the capacity to win over the average moviegoer as quickly as it wins the hearts of his fellow cinephiles.

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Baby Driver - Baby (Ansel Elgort) in mirror

Baby Driver took SXSW by storm this past March, earning such high praise (it’s currently sitting at a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 22 reviews in) that distributor Sony was inspired to bump its release up from a sleepy August weekend to a prime June spot.

But we didn’t know any of that was going to happen in April 2016, when the studio invited us to visit the film’s Atlanta set. All we knew at that time was that Baby Driver was the new Edgar Wright movie – and considering his track record, that in itself felt like reason enough to get excited. And what we learned on set rocketed the film to the top of our most-anticipated list.

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Baby Driver Stunt Driving

Nowadays it’s become easy for blockbusters to use visual effects to pull off insane stunts. It’s part of the reason some action movies have become surprisingly mundane. There’s just something that lacks excitement about a stunt you know wasn’t actually done by anything other than a computer. Even the Fast and Furious movies have taken to having more visual effects heavy action sequences when they used to rely on real stunt driving. But thankfully, this summer brings a cure for the common blockbuster.

Baby Driver is the latest film from writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World), and a new featurette reveals that the action flick about a getaway driver trying to get away from his chosen profession is chock full of real stunt driving, with real cars, on real locations, with real people. For real.

Watch the Baby Driver stunt driving featurette after the jump. Read More »