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20 items from 2017


The Top 12 Composers of the 21st Century, From Hans Zimmer to Nick Cave

7 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an age where special effects reign supreme, there’s one aspect of the filmmaking process that hasn’t gone through a radical transformation — music. Some of the best movies in any given year would be sorely lacking without their memorable scores, and this has remained true well into the first two decades of the 21st century.

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Film composers play an integral part in the filmmaking process, and there are a handful whose bodies of work stand out in recent years. Of course, this list of 12 major composers only begins to scratch the surface of the talent out there. There are plenty of other worthy contributors to the medium who didn’t make the cut — Danny Elfman and John Williams, we’re looking at you — but rest assured that this top dozen represent the cream of the crop.

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- Gabrielle Kiss

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Baby Driver review – boy racer hits all the right notes

2 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A young getaway driver’s playlist helps him stay in the fast lane in Edgar Wright’s exhilarating car-chase thriller musical

After wisely walking away from the car crash of Marvel’s 2015 film Ant-Man, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright is back in the fast lane with his most thrillingly cinematic romp. A romantic musical disguised as a car-chase thriller, Baby Driver combines the over-cranked action fantasies of Hot Fuzz with the poptastic sensibilities of Scott Pilgrim vs the World. At its centre is Ansel Elgort’s eponymous getaway driver, who uses earphones to drown out the “hum-in-the-drum” of tinnitus (the result of a childhood accident) and orchestrates his life to carefully chosen iPod playlists. Whether he’s burning rubber or fixing a peanut butter sandwich (“right up to the edges”), this former joyrider spins his wheels and records with the same infectious exuberance. Think An American in Paris meets The French Connection, »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Edgar Wright takes a detour with “Baby Driver”

28 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

You know an Edgar Wright film when you see one. From his signature directorial style to his pop culture heavy writing, he does something truly unique. It’s not a stretch to say that there’s no one else in the industry quite like him. This week, Wright unleashes Baby Driver, which is in equal measure both very much like what’s come before for him and very much something new. Wright is embracing genre in a way that he has never really done before. I saw the film last week and liked it quite a bit, though it’s a flick that I think is a bit overpraised, if we’re being honest. More below. The movie is an action packed one, chock full of music. Young getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) sets everything in his life to music, even the heists he pulls off for Doc (Kevin Spacey »

- Joey Magidson

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'Baby Driver': How Edgar Wright Staged the Crime Movie's Musical Action Scenes

28 June 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Edgar Wright was, by his own account, "21 years old, living in North London, broke and on the dole – that's British for 'welfare'" in 1995 when he was struck by what he can only compare to a near-religious vision. The filmmaker was in the process of editing his first movie, a low-budget Spaghetti western homage, but the future director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz had nothing lined up and no sense of what he really wanted to do with his life. And then he put on "Bellbottoms," the first »

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Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver Soundtrack will feature eclectic music royalty with the likes of Queen, Barry White and Blur

5 June 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver couldn’t very well have a limp wristed soundtrack to pound the ears of our fast paced getaway driver so who better to lend a few musical strings than the likes of Queen, Blur, Beck and (obviously) Simon and Garfunkel.

Watch the latest Baby Driver trailer here 

The onus falls heavily on a music based theme and heavy weights tracks are needed to help Baby (Ansel Elgort) in order to time bank robbery getaways with beat perfect precision. The soundtrack, which will consist of thirty eclectic tracks, features the cream of the crop from names such as Sky Ferreira, Barry White, the Commodores, Focus, Dave Brubeck, Golden Earring, Young Mc, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, the Damned, Martha and the Vandellas and Sam & Dave, among others. It also includes one original song, Danger Mouse’s “Chase Me,” featuring »

- Zehra Phelan

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Queen, Beck, Beach Boys, Blur Join Expansive 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack

2 June 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Queen, Beck, the Beach Boys, Blur and Simon & Garfunkel highlight the all-star soundtrack for Edgar Wright's upcoming action-comedy film, Baby Driver. The 30-song set is out June 23rd via Danger Mouse's Columbia imprint, 30th Century Records. 

The album also features previously issued tracks from Sky Ferreira, Barry White, the Commodores, Focus, Dave Brubeck, Golden Earring, Young Mc, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, the Damned, Martha and the Vandellas and Sam & Dave, among others. It also includes one original song, Danger Mouse's "Chase Me, »

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Baby Driver Trailer #2 Brings Fast Cars, Hot Beats and Blazing Guns

1 June 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for their highly-anticipated action-comedy Baby Driver, which showcases a modern-day remix of a classic song. The trailer itself is dubbed "TeKillYah," because the footage is set to a remix of The Champs' iconic 1958 song "Tequila," which children of the 1980s will certainly remember from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Much like the movie is set to the soundtrack of young Baby (Ansel Elgort), this trailer is perfectly in sync with this "TeKillYah" remix.

Sony Pictures debuted this new trailer on YouTube today, which also features a number of glowing quotes from some of the nation's critics, one of whom states that this movie "uses music the way the rest of us use air." It's clear that this "TeKillYah" remix is actually used in the movie, with a new scene featuring this bank robbing crew meeting an associate, who asks what Baby is listening to. When »

- MovieWeb

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Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ 4K and Blu-ray Release Date and Details

14 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Terrence Malick visits the Austin, Texas music scene for Song to Song, the writer-director's latest film that now has official release dates on all major home video formats.

Song to Song, which stars Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara, will first debut June 27th on Digital HD, followed by 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 4th.

The Broadgreen Pictures release will include a lone bonus feature, 'The Music Behind the Movie' featurette. This might include appearances by some of the many musical acts that appear in the film including Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, John Lydon (Sex Pistols), Anthony Keidis & Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine).

You can now pre-order Song to Song on the format of your choice at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4SrVkj84zc »

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Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ 4K and Blu-ray Release Date and Details

14 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Terrence Malick visits the Austin, Texas music scene for Song to Song, the writer-director's latest film that now has official release dates on all major home video formats.

Song to Song, which stars Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara, will first debut June 27th on Digital HD, followed by 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 4th.

The Broadgreen Pictures release will include a lone bonus feature, 'The Music Behind the Movie' featurette. This might include appearances by some of the many musical acts that appear in the film including Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, John Lydon (Sex Pistols), Anthony Keidis & Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine).

You can now pre-order Song to Song on the format of your choice at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4SrVkj84zc »

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New Baby Driver Trailer Takes Ansel Elgort on a High Speed Chase

11 April 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks after Sony Pictures handed out a new Baby Driver release date, the studio has debuted a thrilling new international trailer that should appease both comedy and action junkies alike. This action-comedy marks the long-awaited return of beloved writer-director Edgar Wright, with Baby Driver representing his first film in four years, since 2013's The World's End. If the critical reception this movie has already gotten is any indication, the director is most certainly back and better than ever.

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, »

- MovieWeb

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Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates

28 March 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one week after Robert Downey Jr. came aboard to star in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Universal Pictures has already found a spot for this highly-anticipated project on its release calendar. The studio has set a May 24, 2019 release date for this live-action adaptation, although Universal wasn't the only studio shifting its upcoming slate. Sony Pictures also announced today that it will be pushing its upcoming Baby Driver to Wednesday, June 28, up nearly two months from its original date of August 11.

Sony Pictures made their release date announcement at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas today, and while it doesn't have any direct competition on this Wednesday date, it stilll puts this action-packed crime thriller from director Edgar Wright in the midst of some stiff box office competition. Five days before this release, Paramount will debut their highly-anticipated Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23, and two days after the release, »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out Two New Trailers for Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' as the Film Gets Raves from SXSW

13 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

"Baby Driver is fantastic, an adrenaline-fueled, music-driven gem that gets faster and greater as it rides," tweeted our own Erik Davis following the movie's SXSW premiere Saturday night. He also calls it "brilliant" and makes the case that it deserves an Oscar nomination for "its wicked editing skills." While the rest of us have to wait until late summer to see for ourselves, for now we can check out two new trailers that also dropped over the weekend.    When it comes out: August 11 Who is in it: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Flea What it's about: Elgort plays Baby (yes, Baby), a getaway driver who works for crime boss Spacey. Ham, Foxx and the others are...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Watch Frenzied First Trailer for Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

12 March 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Following its SXSW premiere, Edgar Wright unveiled the frenetic first trailer for Baby Driver, the director's first film since 2013's The World's End.

The action flick stars Ansel Elgort as a titular getaway driver who becomes involved with a number of seedy characters and crooks played by Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea.

After Elgort's Baby declares he's doing "one last job" before leaving the life of crime, his boss, played by Kevin Spacey, threatens Baby's new girlfriend Lily James unless »

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Trent Reznor, Massive Attack, Flea and More Record Music for Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel

8 March 2017 9:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

England’s elusive graffiti master, painter, activist and “Exit Through the Gift Shop” filmmaker Banksy has a new project: the Walled Off Hotel, an art hotel and gallery located in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. The hotel has nine rooms that were customized by Banksy, Palestinian artist Sami Musa and Canadian artist Dominique Pétrin.

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The hotel also has a piano bar, which features a mechanical piano that is controlled remotely. According to the hotel’s website, every night, the piano will play back a concert recorded exclusively for it. Elton John performed via the remote-controlled piano at the grand-opening party (see video below). Massive Attack’s 3D will be the first artist in residence. Upcoming performers include Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Flea and Hans Zimmer.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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The Chainsmokers on Their First-Ever Grammy Nominations: ‘We’re Pretty F—ing Nervous’

12 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who record as The Chainsmokers, have accomplished many things since hitting it big with their single “#Selfie” in late 2013, but they’ll soon cross off a bucket-list item: going to the Grammy Awards as nominated artists.

“We’re pretty f—-ing nervous,” Taggart, 27, admitted to the packed crowd about their three nominations at the Citi Sound Vault concert on Saturday evening inside the Hollywood Palladium.

Along with being up for the coveted best new artist title, the duo are up for two other awards including best pop duo/group performance for “Closer” featuring Halsey and »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Highston: Comedy Series Plans Cancelled by Amazon

24 January 2017 3:18 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Amazon has cancelled its plans for the Highston TV series. The streaming service ordered the half-hour comedy pilot back in December of 2015, but according to reports, it never made the schedule, and Amazon opted to not to go forward. The Highston TV show pilot is currently still available for streaming.Actor Curtis Armstrong initially broke the news that Amazon was not going to pick up Highston , via Twitter. He co-starred as Highston Liggetts' (Lewis Pullman) Uncle Billy. The cast also included Chris Parnell, Mary Lynne Rajskub, Austin Fryberger, and Caige Coulter. Flea and Shaquille O'Neal guest starred in the pilot.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Gorburger Show: Comedy Central Orders Alternative Talk Show

14 January 2017 7:01 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Gorburger Show is making its TV debut. This week, Comedy Central announced they've ordered the digital talk show as a linear TV series.From Tj Miller, the alternative talk show originated as a digital short on Funny or Die. In the series, Miller will voice Gorburger, a giant blue monster "who, after invading a Japanese television variety show and enslaving its staff, broadcasts from Japan and interviews guests in an attempt to understand what it means to be human." Previous guests have included Jack Black, Carson Daly, Henry Rollins, Flea, Wayne Coyne, Eagles of Death Metal, Grouplove, and Tegan and Sara.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Baby Driver: watch the 6-minute opening scene

10 January 2017 10:08 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Jul 18, 2017

You can watch the first 6 minutes of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver again right here...

Whether you've already seen director Edgar Wright's latest and want to relive the fantastic opening scene, or you've not got around to catching it yet and just want to know what all the fuss is about, you may be interested in watching the first 6 minutes of Baby Driver, which have found their way online via Columbia Pictures.

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Ansel Elgort stars as the young getaway driver who wants to get out of the crime business, Kevin Spacey is the boss who wants to pull him back in, and putting the pedal to the metal might be the only way for Baby - who runs on music instead of petrol - to make it »

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First images from Baby Driver starring Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx & Kevin Spacey

10 January 2017 9:17 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Here’s the first look at Baby Driver, the new movie from Sony Pictures which is due to hit our cinema screens in the summer. Baby Driver is an action movie which sees a young getaway driver actually named ‘Baby’ (Ansel ElgortShailene Woodley‘s geeky brother Caleb in the Divergent movies) fall in love with Downton Abbey / Cinderella’s Lily James and attempt to turn away from his life of crime.

It’s not too long however before crime boss (Kevin Spacey) forces him return to the life he’s so desperately trying to leave behind.  The movie sounds like many we’ve seen before but with a cast this prominent, it’s hard not to get excited about it. And did we mention that Edgar Wright has written and directed? That makes it all very much more interesting right?! Very excited to see what the »

- David Sztypuljak

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The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death

10 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since David Bowie‘s death. It hurts for many reasons, but if there’s any solace to glean from the loss, it’s that Bowie has been properly mourned. Not just among civilians — you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who didn’t turn in a Bowie cover at some point. Here are some of our favorites from the past year, ranging from deep cuts to the obvious ones.

Seu Jorge, “Space Oddity”

Okay, okay, this one’s kind of a cheat. Seu Jorge’s lovely samba-flavored covers of »

- alexheigl

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