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 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 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 »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
(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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Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Angie Han
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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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 »
Car chases, crooks, a rocking soundtrack, and Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey in villainous roles – those are some fine ingredients for a summer movie. Based on the reviews out of SXSW, including our own Jacob Hall’s take, Edgar Wright‘s latest film is as appealing as it sounds. A new Baby Driver TV spot features Spacey, playing Baby’s crime boss, reminding his crew (and audiences) that everybody loves a good heist story.
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Last month, Edgar Wright‘s latest film Baby Driver played SXSW and received plenty of rave reviews, including one from our own Jacob Hall. The critical acclaim and the buzz that followed was enough to convince TriStar Pictures to bump the film from its initial August release date all the way up to the end of June. They’ve got a lot of confidence in this one, and after seeing the first trailers, so do we.
Now another Baby Driver trailer has surfaced, this one set entirely to the Golden Earring tune “Radar Love,” which was featured in the theatrical international trailer that was released last month, but is used a little more effectively in this quick new trailer. Watch it below! Read More »
Last night, attendees of South by Southwest were lucky enough to see the world premiere of Baby Driver, the latest film from Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World director Edgar Wright. The first trailer debuted just before the screening was over (watch it along with a much different international trailer over here), and if you’re somehow not convinced to see the movie, maybe the early buzz from the first reactions to the movie will help.
We have a round-up of some brief reactions to Baby Driver after the jump. Read More »