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Edgar Wright Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Baby Driver’ Song Request

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Edgar Wright Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Baby Driver’ Song Request
As 2017 winds down and we begin to look back at the year in movies, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” will no doubt be one of the biggest highlights. The action-crime film earned $107 million domestically, becoming Wright’s highest grossing film ever stateside, and critics went absolutely crazy for it. IndieWire even named it one of the 25 best action movies of the 21st century.

Read More:‘Baby Driver’: How Edgar Wright Is Saving the Action Film

The film, starring Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose budding romance with a diner waitress becomes jeopardized when he’s forced to help out on one last heist, is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray, where Wright’s director’s commentary is chock full of awesome tidbits that provide some extra color about the making of his film. One such fact is Tarantino’s involvement with “Baby Driver.”

According to Wright, Tarantino read
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Movie Review: Rush

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Given that both the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and the motion picture camera came to be at almost the same time, and given that both cars and movies have gone on to hold such special places in American culture, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has had a long love affair with automobiles and racing. From the silent film Racing Hearts (1922), to Disney’s Herbie franchise, to the late Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder (1990), to Universal’s Fast & Furious series, almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about cars. Now, award-winning director Ron Howard has entered the automotive film waters with Rush, a biographical action-drama about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rush is a very good movie, and definitely one to keep an eye on as we head into awards season.

After they first meet
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Movie Review: Rush

  • CinemaNerdz
Given that both the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and the motion picture camera came to be at almost the same time, and given that both cars and movies have gone on to hold such special places in American culture, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has had a long love affair with automobiles and racing. From the silent film Racing Hearts (1922), to Disney’s Herbie franchise, to the late Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder (1990), to Universal’s Fast & Furious series, almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about cars. Now, award-winning director Ron Howard has entered the automotive film waters with Rush, a biographical action-drama about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rush is a very good movie, and definitely one to keep an eye on as we head into awards season.

After they first meet
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Pure Acoustic Pop for Now People

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Nick Lowe Lincoln Center, NYC 10 August 2013

A couple months ago, I noticed that Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze and Nick Lowe would both be performing at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, New York, in August. I can’t go to every show that comes down the pike and some times I have to make tough decisions. Having seen Nick a couple years ago at Town Hall and not having seen Tilbrook (or Squeeze) in five or six years, I suggested to my wife Linda that we opt for the Tilbrook show -- very reluctantly passing on Nick. It wasn’t long before something began to gnaw at me. I had to see Nick again. I noticed that he had a few other gigs lined up in the area and we decided that we would catch him at the Out of Doors at Lincoln Center series on August 10. A schedule of
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Watch: Bruce Springsteen sings 'The Weight' as homage to The Band's Levon Helm

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Watch: Bruce Springsteen sings 'The Weight' as homage to The Band's Levon Helm
Since Levon Helm’s death April 19, various artists have been paying tribute to the Band’s drummer, whom many consider the greatest singing drummer in rock. As rocker Dave Edmunds once said: “Drummers shouldn’t sing unless they’re Levon Helm.” At the second weekend of Coachella, John Fogerty joined The Black Keys for a bluesy, spirited version of “The Weight” on April 20. Last night at Newark's Prudential Center, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band also performed a lovely version of “The Weight.” As Springsteen concert attendees know, he’ll often take requests from fans’ signs and this apparently was one such request....
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B-Sides: Back to School Edition

The new school year has already begun for some and will begin any day now for others. This weekend’s B-Sides is a double dose of movie academia that hopes to get your school spirit through song. One song gets no respect and the other might make you want to go peep on the girls’ shower.

We begin most fittingly with the song “Back to School” from the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy hit Back to School. The movie saw Dangerfield play an irreverent self-made millionaire who decides to go back to college in hopes of motivating his discouraged son. One need only listen to the lyrics of the movie’s opening title song, performed by Jude Cole, to know that this was one of those movie themes written by someone who had actually seen the film, perfectly encapsulating the movie - a lost art these days.

Here’s Jude Cole to
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Music: Music Review: Nick Lowe: Labour Of Lust

With a little more luck and a little less label trouble, Rockpile might have been a household name. A quartet made up of Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremmer, and Terry Williams, the band recorded and toured together, but never got the chance to release an album under its own name until tensions—some caused by those contractual difficulties and the management teams navigating them—had nearly wrung the collaboration dry. That left listeners in the position of having to patch together Rockpile’s career from one proper album and a handful of Edmunds and Lowe solo albums (and some ...
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Best of What's Next 2009: Gentleman Jesse [Musician]

Hometown: Atlanta

Album: Introducing Gentlemen Jesse

For Fans Of: Elvis Costello, The Nerves, Exploding Hearts

After countless live shows and releases with myriad other bands over the last 15 years, Jesse Smith has finally found an act that resonates with the people. Just don’t tell his father Gentleman Jesse is that act. “My dad was a drummer, so he still holds on to Some Soviet Station as being the best band I’ve ever been in. Our drummer kicked ass, and I think [my dad] only paid attention to the drummer,” Smith says, laughing. “I’m like, ‘Dad, don’t you notice I’m lifting riffs from those Dave Edmunds records you made me listen to?’ I’m past my prime in my dad’s eyes.”
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