Peyton Reed interview

Peyton Reed, the director of Down with Love and drummer of a long defunct Smiths cover band, once again brought some feel-good laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel was a bit bigger, a little looser, and even Scott Lang was funnier, but Reed and all involved still managed to keep it as contained and as cleanly told as the first movie. Reed’s Ant-Man still ain’t going big for the sake of going big.

Reed basically made what was a large-scale studio comedy with more emphasis on laughs than action. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a buddy comedy, not another save the world story. With smaller but more personal stakes, Reed delivered a sequel that does a lot more than check boxes. We recently had a brief conversation with the director about the sequel, mostly focused on his days in a Smiths cover band, notes from Marvel President Kevin Feige, working with Evangeline Lilly, and two of his past movies.

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The Kominsky Method Trailer

When most people hit that age where they can easily be called elderly, they usually get their comedy from CBS. But Netflix is looking to grab the attention of those older folks who are technologically savvy enough to use the streaming service with a new comedy series from Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre.

The Kominsky Method is a new comedy series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as two longtime best friends dealing with their increasingly unreliable bodies and all the other trials and tribulations of getting older in a city like Los Angeles. Surprisingly, this doesn’t look like the usual mediocre sitcom that Chuck Lorre usually produces, and it just might be good. Read More »

ant-man and the wasp deleted scenes

Two new Ant-Man and the Wasp deleted scenes have been released ahead of the Marvel film’s Blu-ray release next month. While both have tiny running times, one offers a larger glimpse into the grander world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The other gives us a more Walton Goggins, which is, well, just as good.

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Peyton Reed spoiler interview

From Ant-Man to Bring It On to his crowning achievement, Down With Love, there’s a sincere buoyancy to director Peyton Reed‘s work. His deft control of tone is currently on display in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which brings good-hearted laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Infinity War‘s downer ending. While Reed made Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) origin story a heist movie, the sequel is a comedy focused more on banter and character than action – though the action is bigger this time around.

Before making the latest entry in the MCU, Reed watched “the holy trinity of romantic comedies”: Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, and It Happened One Night. “The male and female characters are so smart, and there’s this mutual respect between those characters, particularly in His Girl Friday, they respect each other in terms of what they do,” he told us. Reed, who’s also fond of those movies’ “incredible humanism,” also discussed returning to the Quantum Realm, mini Paul Rudd, the end credits tags, the influence of Elmore Leonard, and more. Read our full Peyton Reed spoiler interview below.

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ant-man and the wasp post-credits scene

You might not be aware of this, but Marvel tends to add these things called “post-credits scenes” to their movies. They’re scenes that arrive after, or sometimes during the end credits. Crazy, I know! Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest MCU film with post-credits scenes waiting to be dissected, and director Peyton Reed took some time to explain their connection to Avengers: Infinity War. Spoilers follow.

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Most Powerful Avenger - Ant-Man

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 explores whether Ant-Man could actually be the most powerful Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, Michael Douglas breaks down his career on the screen, from an early role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to Ant-Man and the Wasp, and look back at a vintage clip of Chris Farley being hilariously honest with a song about his life. Read More »

ant-man and the wasp featurette

Ant-Man and the Wasp is one of Marvel’s lightest, most laid-back movies in recent memory. And that’s not a bad thing. The film is low on stakes and big on funny set pieces and action scenes. A new Ant-Man and the Wasp featurette highlights some of the film’s special effects and action beats, giving you a taste of what to expect from the latest MCU entry.

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Blockers Puke Scene Breakdown

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, Blockers director Kay Cannon breaks down a hilarious key sequence from the raunchy high school comedy. Plus, a video essay explains how Nathan For You brings plenty of genuine humanity to his small business prank show, and the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp answer the internet’s most searched questions. Read More »

ant-man and the wasp box office tracking

Compared to the previous Marvel film to hit theaters, the Ant-Man and the Wasp box office tracking looks like it has gone through a shrink ray. But the new projections for the Marvel Studios sequel aren’t small potatoes. Ant-Man and the Wasp is eyeing an $80 million opening weekend haul, which is peanuts compared to the behemoth that is Avengers: Infinity War. But it is still significantly higher than the box office debut of the first Ant-Man.

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ant-man and the wasp featurette

One of the best and most visually entertaining sequences of Ant-Man was the miniature fight scene that started in Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) daughter’s toy set and evolved into a street fight featuring a giant Thomas the Tank Engine. Now Ant-Man and the Wasp will do you one even better: all that, but in a car chase.

The latest Ant-Man and the Wasp featurette promises us a car chase like we’ve never seen before. No, the explosions aren’t bigger and the cars aren’t nastier, but there is a whole lot of shrinking and growing involved.

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