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Simon Pegg Would Like To Play His World's End Character Again, But Probably Won't [Exclusive]

Simon Pegg is about to revisit the role of Buck in "The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild," which arrives on Disney+ later this month. Pegg is also set to return as Benji in "Mission: Impossible 7" later this year. But what other character from his past would the actor like to revisit? Gary King from "The World's End," as it turns out. Though this is a reprisal that is unlikely to happen, according to the actor.I recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Pegg on behalf of the upcoming "Ic...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Eddie, Nick Frost, Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Gary, Wright, Edgar, Shaun, Pegg, Gary King, Exclusives

Edgar Wright Recreates Decadent London In Last Night In Soho Featurette [Exclusive]

Many were hoping to get a chance to catch "Last Night in Soho" in theaters, if only for the sake of seeing the latest stylish bit of cinematic razzle-dazzle from filmmaker Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Scott Pilgrim vs the World," "Baby Driver"). Unfortunately, like so many other non-superhero movies from visionary directors like Guillermo del Toro ("Nightmare Alley") or Wes Anderson ("The French Dispatch"), "Last Night in Soho" fizzled at the box office despite opening in a large number of theater...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Edgar Wright, Universal Pictures, Soho, Wright, Rialto, Cafe De Paris, Marcus Rowland, Jeff Ewing, Edgar Wright Hot Fuzz Scott Pilgrim, Soho Anya Taylor Joy, Eloise Thomasin McKenzie Jojo, Sandie Anya Taylor

The Real-Life Inspiration For The Book Of Boba Fett's Wacky Biker Gang

If there's one maxim that holds true for "Star Wars," even all these decades after George Lucas first brought his fever dream of a space opera to audiences worldwide and altered pop culture forever, it's this: no matter how big a "Star Wars" fan you may be, you just never know what you're going to see every time a filmmaker puts their own spin on the material. In the years since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and jump-started this new era for the franchise, we've encountered an all-out cornucopia of ...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, Disney, America, Britain, Akira Kurosawa, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Robert Rodriguez, Edgar Wright, Lucas, Boba Fett

Peacemaker Was Influenced By Better Call Saul And Its 'Sad-Sack' Protagonist

"Peacemaker" is finally streaming on HBO Max, having successfully spun off from director James Gunn's well-received DC hit, "The Suicide Squad," and expanding on the backstory, motivations, and emotional layers of the villain/anti-hero/diaper-wearing vigilante, Peacemaker. John Cena used every ounce of his star power to bring the complicated character to life, though not everyone agreed upon the initial announcement that the bloodthirsty, "Peace at all costs" antagonist would necessarily be the ...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, Television, Movies, News, Amc, Dc, Quentin Tarantino, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Chris, John Cena, Saul, Gunn, Walter White, MCU

The Classic Dark Anime That Inspired Darren Aronofsky

The death of Satoshi Kon in 2010 from pancreatic cancer at age 46 robbed the world of the chance to catch up with his artistry. In the early 2000s, anime already had die-hard devotees in America, but the art form started to gain traction outside of that fanbase with Disney's advocacy of Hayao Miyazaki's family-friendly films. Kon's madcap fantasias couldn't be marketed the same way, since they dealt with adult subjects and collapsed Japanese history and film history into each other to surreal ef...
Tags: New York, Movies, Disney, America, Darren Aronofsky, Natalie Portman, Hayao Miyazaki, Edgar Wright, Soho, Nina, Kon, Black Swan, Satoshi Kon, Aronofsky, Mima of Perfect Blue

James Gunn Says Marvel And DC Don't Push A Master Plan Or Story Mandates For Their Movies

It's not hard to find all sorts of opinions from fans about how Marvel or DC run their movies. One quick trip through social media and you'll immediately be besieged with all sorts of grand proclamations and sweeping generalizations about how these major studios supposedly operate behind the scenes. Depending on who you talk to, Marvel is either holding all their directors at gunpoint and forcing them to follow the whim of every corporate higher-up or allowing complete and total free rein for an...
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Movies Like Red Dawn That You Need To Check Out

The year 1984 offered a bumper crop of cult classics that haven't aged well, yet thrive in our hearts. "Red Dawn," starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, is a deep-fried mozzarella stick of action joy, a thriller that pits a mob of high schoolers against an enemy invasion. The specter of the Cold War and '80s Communist alarmism fuels the film's deadly Russian threat that seeks to take over America by force. A 2012 remake lost what was special about "Red Dawn," up to and including Swayze's da...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, Movies, Montana, Russia, New York City, America, Los Angeles, West, United States, Chile, Normandy, Ethan Hawke, Leonardo Dicaprio, Libya, Stanley Kubrick

The 15 Best Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

While Netflix is starting to make inroads into the best picture category at the Oscars, it's been making a strong showing in the best documentary competition for some time. Although its feature documentary catalog does not stretch very far into the past (the oldest film on this list is from 2016) and is mostly American (there's only one film here from outside the U.S.), it still has plenty of docs that are worth discovering.True crime stories, like the murder of JonBenet Ramsey and the sexual ab...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, France, China, Singapore, America, General Motors, Netflix, United States, Alaska, House, Mexico City, Broadway, Ohio, John, Mike Myers

Without Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers' Plot Would Have Looked Very Different

Nobody needs to tell movie lovers that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the most successful franchises in the history of film. While there have been bigger movies, in terms of raw box office dollars, 2012's assembly of "The Avengers" remains arguably the most important movie in the franchise, if not one of the most pivotal blockbusters of all time. That all may sound hyperbolic, but it's true. The idea of uniting several individual franchises in one, epic event had never been atte...
Tags: Movies, Scarlett Johansson, Avengers, Joss Whedon, Captain America, Edgar Wright, Wasp, Paul Rudd, Johansson, Hitchcock, MCU, Whedon, Scott Lang, Ultron Captain America, Natasha Romanoff, Janet Van Dyne

Netflix Has A Scott Pilgrim Anime Series On The Way (Now With More Garlic Bread)

Get your drumsticks ready and square up for a battle of the bands: a new "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" series is headed to Netflix. The show, which doesn't have a series order yet according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be an anime adaptation with the original comic book creators on board.Bryan Lee O'Malley, who created and illustrated the six-book Scott Pilgrim comic series, is on board for the new show as executive producer. Assuming the series moves forward, O'Malley will showrun alongside ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Chris Evans, Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, Brie Larson, Scott, Wright, Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Kieran Culkin, Bryan Lee O Malley, BenDavid Grabinski, Science Saru

Don't Feel Bad About Not Having Seen The Best Of 2021

This morning after I woke up, I stepped over the gigantic mountain of laundry I've needed to put away for weeks, reheated a cup of coffee in the microwave like a garbage troll, and curled up next to my laptop to read the official /Film selections for the best films of 2021. As I scrolled through the list of 76 titles, I felt a pit develop in my stomach. I ran my finger down the trackpad and looked on in horror as it hit me just how many new releases I missed. Just a few minutes later, director E...
Tags: Television, Movies, Time, Warner Bros, Edgar Wright, Soho, Don, Wright, Judas, Joe Pesci, LETTERKENNY, Disney Marvel Star Wars, Licorice Pizza, HBO Max, Valerie Ettenhofer, Sparks Brothers

Last Night In Soho Comes To Digital And Blu-Ray In January

Despite some initial handwringing that the ongoing pandemic will have forever changed theatrical moviegoing (it undeniably has) for the worse (that remains to be seen!), 2021 has shaped up to be a very respectable year for movies in general. After much of the 2020 line-up experienced numerous delays and lengthy dry spells, this past year in film largely adapted to this new climate that we find ourselves in -- we survived the great HBO Max day-and-date kerfuffle, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" served ...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, News, Digital, Jack, Edgar Wright, Cool Stuff, Matt Smith, Soho, Wright, Blu Ray, Eloise, Sandie, Anya Taylor Joy, Thomasin McKenzie

20 Underrated Sci-Fi Movies You Need To Watch

In these days of easy accessibility for all our media, many movies don't get the chance to make an impact. Perhaps they're lost among a glut of similar titles. Maybe they never got the marketing push they needed. Perhaps they had their momentum halted by being released at the wrong time. In any case, these unseen gems are mostly still out there, lurking in the darkest and remotest corners of streaming services, or as DVDs on some shelf somewhere.Ever since George Méliès released "Le Voyage dans ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Russia, America, World, International Space Station, Mace, New Zealand, Clarke, Marlon Brando, Arthur C Clarke, Volcano, William Gibson, John, Nevada, States

The 14 Best Documentaries Of 2021, Ranked

I did not expect The Beatles to trend on social media amongst "Annie!," "Sports," and "America's Favorite Thanksgiving Foods" in 2021, and yet there the lads were in the third week of November, receiving deafening Twitter buzz for a clip of Paul McCartney writing the iconic "Get Back" in Peter Jackson's "Get Back" in ~45 magical seconds. It was a real "Is this real life?" moment, the sort that confirms The Beatles are who we thought they were and then some, the kind that makes old heroes flesh, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Taylor Swift, Office, Rescue, Disney, America, Apple TV, New Hampshire, Showtime, Paul Mccartney, New England Patriots

The 12 Best Horror Movies Of 2021, Ranked

Horror has long been one of the categories that falls firmly under the "genre" label, a set of constraints that set these types of films apart from those that are considered more "serious." This is obviously silly; there are great films within all genres, with horror being no exception. Still, as the medium has aged and terms like "elevated horror" have started to pop up, wider audiences have developed a new appreciation for these types of narratives, granting them the critical acclaim the genre...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Fox, Netflix, Madison, Cillian Murphy, Hall, Edgar Wright, Grey, Wilson, Abbott, Soho, Mark, Emma, Amanda

14 Movies Like Good Will Hunting That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

"Good Will Hunting" was one of 1997's most successful movies, grossing nearly $138 million at the domestic box office against a meager $10 million budget. The story of a mathematical genius (Matt Damon) from South Boston who defers his prosecution by agreeing to see a therapist (Robin Williams), "Good Will Hunting" is a profoundly human, tender, and heartwarming account of one young genius' coming of age. Damon and his co-writer and co-star Ben Affleck were both awarded the Oscar for best origin...
Tags: Movies, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Angels, Stephen King, America, Nasa, Jake Gyllenhaal, Williams, Palmer, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking, Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson

12 Movies Like Tropic Thunder That Will Surely Make You Laugh

Comedy films from major studios may have hit a downward spiral in the past decade, but during the early 2000s, the genre flourished under the likes of Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, and the Farrelly brothers. In 2008, "Tropic Thunder" united many of the greatest comedic actors of the era in a masterwork that put Hollywood's feet to the fire.Ben Stiller is one of the funniest leading men of this generation, but he's also proven to be an incredible director in his own right. Stiller proved his merit as ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Scotland, Groucho Marx, Thailand, Nato, Broadway, San Diego, Chico, Holland, Seth Rogen, Scarlett Johansson, Las Vegas

Last Night in Soho – Movie Review

NOTE: Minor spoilers follow. A glorious blend of horror movie, ghost story, and a nostalgic love letter to London in the ‘60s, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho again finds the director mixing genres to tell a brutal yet imaginative story. His sharply written and evenly paced film centers on Eloise “Ellie” Turner, a dedicated follower of fashion from a small town in Cornwall decides who moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. A shy wallflower, her quiet demeanor hides a...
Tags: Reviews, London, Movies, US, Britain, New Zealand, Cornwall, John, Jack, Smith, Collins, Edgar Wright, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Soho, Wright

The Morning Watch: Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Easter Eggs, Edgar Wright Breaks Down His Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, take a closer look at some details you might have missed in the latest trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Plus, listen as director Edgar Wright breaks down scenes from almost all of his movies, includin...
Tags: Movies, News, Sarah Silverman, Vanity Fair, Edgar Wright, Soho, John C Reilly, Wright, Ralph, Shaun, Walt Disney Animation, Simon Pegg Jessica Hynes, Nick Frost Disney Deets, Disney Deets, Ralph Believe

Eternals, Clifford, And Belfast Box Office Solidify Pandemic-Era Trends

It was a busy week at the box office with "Clifford the Big Red Dog" serving as the weekend's big new release, while Marvel's "Eternals" was facing a big test in its second frame. It proved to be a more interesting -- and telling -- battle than perhaps was expected. Plus, a couple of blockbusters in the form of "No Time to Die" and "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" passed major milestones, while "Belfast" solidified a consistently troubling trend. Let's dig into the numbers, shall we? Eternals Defea...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Belfast, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Marvel Studios, Clifford, Edgar Wright, Soho, Spencer

Last Night In Soho Costume Designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux Brings '60s London Back To Life [Interview]

Odile Dicks-Mireaux's work in "Last Night in Soho" is an undeniable treat for the eyes. Set in the world of high fashion and swinging '60s London, the costume designer behind "An Education" and "Brooklyn" got to bring, as she put it, "razzmatazz" to Edgar Wright's horror film. The dresses and suits are a dream, especially during the nostalgic Eloise's (Thomasin McKenzie) first few nights in the past. Unlike Eloise, the costume designer isn't nostalgic at all for fashion from the past. She does, ...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Mac, Brooklyn, Paris, Johnny Depp, Nice, Helmut Lang, Edgar Wright, Brigitte Bardot, Soho, Matt, Sandy, Tiffany, Edgar

Here's When You Can Watch Last Night In Soho At Home

Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho" marked fresh new ground for the distinctive filmmaker, as he took the plunge into full-blown horror after otherwise keeping one foot firmly in the realm of comedy to this point -- although his latest effort still . In addition to the invaluable contributions of writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, "Last Night in Soho" immediately set itself apart from the rest of the year's offerings with its stylish, intense, and thrilling look into the dangers of the past. After re...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Edgar Wright, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Soho, Margaret Nolan, Krysty Wilson Cairns Last Night, Thomasin McKenzie Anya Taylor Joy, Soho At Home, Daylights Saving Time, Soho Twitter

The Alternate Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Ending That Didn't Make The Cut

Prepare to level up in your knowledge of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." Edgar Wright's 2010 film may have bombed at the box office, but it has since gone on to become a cult classic. Michael Cera starred as the titular Scott Pilgrim, a musician desperate to win the heart of Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), no matter how many of her evil exes he has to battle to do it. The film's stacked cast also included several future superheroes: Winstead, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, and Brandon Routh....
Tags: Movies, Beck, World, Knives, Universal, Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, Broken Social Scene, Indiewire, Scott, Wright, J J Abrams, Malley, Chau, O Malley, Bacall

Eternals Proves Marvel Is Still Bulletproof At The Box Office, Relatively Speaking

Marvel once again brought its brand of blockbuster entertainment to audiences around the world this weekend with the release of "Eternals." The sweeping epic centered on a group of largely unknown characters, created by the legendary Jack Kirby, topped the box office, easily trampling the competition. While there are many ways to look at the numbers in the early going, it seems to prove that the Marvel brand is relatively bulletproof in the modern marketplace. Let's dig into the numbers. Eternal...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Wes Anderson, Sony, James Bond, Diana, Daniel Craig, Kristen Stewart, Ridley Scott, Marvel Studios, Jack Kirby, Clifford, Edgar Wright, Soho, Spencer

Tales From The Box Office: How Baby Driver Became A Mid-Budget Miracle

Edgar Wright somewhat quietly asserted himself as one of this generation's most interesting and talented filmmakers in the early 2000s with movies like "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." It's pretty easy to argue that the man has a perfect track record, with even his "worst" movie (certainly changing dependent on the viewer) still ranking as pretty damn good. Wright made himself known to the masses in 2017 with his smash, breakout hit "Baby Driver," an absolute crowd-pleaser that was dripping w...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Sony Pictures, Edgar Wright, Sxsw, Soho, Don, Wright, Shaun, John Wick, Elgort, Ocean s Eleven

Ryan Scott's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Good day to you, /Film readers. Ryan Scott here, the guy who you may have noticed writes a lot about box office happenings and movie business goings-on, in addition to handling our Superhero Bits column and, when the opportunity strikes, "Star Wars" or "James Bond." Today, I bring you a list of my favorite movies of all time, and the list says just about everything you need to know about the kind of movie lover I am.I find that a lot of people who write about movies (or any form of entertainment...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Bay, Stephen King, Marvin, Cameron, Hugh Jackman, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Heath Ledger, Darth Vader

How Poltergeist III Inspired Edgar Wright's Mirror Shots In Last Night In Soho

It's not everyday you get to call Gary Sherman as a creative lifeline on your project, but Edgar Wright is one of the few and the proud to get the assist from the "Vice Squad" filmmaker. Wright is enjoying the returns from his latest effort, "Last Night in Soho," which premiered on October 29. It's got a killer soundtrack and a goddess-tier performance from Diana Rigg, but notably within "Soho's" bag of tricks is a dazzling mirror shot of both its leads, Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, on...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Anya, Quentin Tarantino, Sherman, Edgar Wright, Diana Rigg, Gary, Soho, Wright, Ellie, Eloise, Jennifer White, Heather O Rourke

Edgar Wright Probably Won't Make Baby Driver 2, Even Though He's Finished A Script

We could live in a "Baby Driver 2" world, but Edgar Wright had other plans. The "Last Night In Soho" director recently sat down with his colleague, "No Time To Die" director Cary Fukunaga to chat about being incredibly talented and wildly loved and I guess they also both have movies out right now, so they talked a little bit about that too. The entire interview is pretty fascinating, although I'm truly a sucker for artist on artist interviews, but it was especially interesting to hear Wright tal...
Tags: UK, Movies, News, Xerox, Edgar Wright, Cary Fukunaga, Soho, Wright, Shaun, Wrighter

Matt Smith Says His Cut Star Wars Character Was A 'Big Shift' In The History Of The Franchise

Matt Smith can do it all: "Doctor Who" heartthrob, British royalty in "The Crown," and he most recently gave a performance that was equal parts seductive and alarmingly sinister in Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho." He was also in "Terminator Genisys" that one time but, uh, we don't talk about that. In any case, the man obviously has a face made for both the small and big screen, with ample talent and screen presence to spare. At one point, however, it looked as if Smith was just about to add ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Carrie Fisher, Mtv, Smith, Edgar Wright, Matt Smith, Soho, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid, Chris Terrio, Josh Horowitz

Max Evry's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Some people find lists like this daunting, but for me it was pretty simple gathering this list since I only chose movies that had big ol' profound effect on me. These seminal movies shook me at various points in my life, from childhood to early adulthood. You won't find any movies from the last two decades, and that's part of what made this so easy. Since I started as a movie journalist in 2005 it has been harder to equate movies I have watched for work among my all-time favorites, no matter how...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Boston, Tim Burton, America, Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood, Roy Andersson, Brazil, Steven Soderbergh, Akira Kurosawa, Terry Gilliam, Mike Myers, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Baltimore

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