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A Big Pile of Movie Reviews

I love movie reviews! They’re fun, they’re short and they’re easy to share. And over the past few days, a whole pile of new movie reviews arrived and I’m going to share them all at once. Because that is the best strategy.

First up is Werewolves Within, the new werewolf thriller comedy!

This one looks pretty darn funny! It starts Sam Richardson, who is everywhere these days, and Milana Vayntrub, who was going to be the live action Squirrel Girl at one point! So this looks killer. Werewolves Within arrives in theaters on June 25.

Next up is Last Night in Soho, the new Edgar Wright film!

Edgar Wright doing dark and suspense? Sounds doable! I’m a huge Edgar Wright fan, though I’ll admit that I didn’t really like Baby Driver all that much. That’s on me. Last Night in Soho stars Thomasin MacKenzie, who was also in Jo Jo Rabbit, so that’s neat! Plus Ana Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith from Doctor Who and Jessie Mei Li, who I recently saw starring in Shadow and Bone on Netflix. Neat cast! Last Night in Soho comes out in October.

Then we have a trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake, a movie I didn’t really know existed. Seems to be a lady version of John Wick, to an extent.

And it looks great to me! Who doesn’t love Karen Gillen? Plus Lena Headey and Chloe Coleman, the little girl from My Spy? I love the whole cast, from the looks of it, and I love me some action. The title is also pretty fun. Gunpowder Milkshake will come out on July 14.

Next, brand new just this morning, is a trailer for Jungle Cruise! It’s that Disney ride film starring the Rock and Emily Blunt that was supposed to come out last year.

And it still looks fun. An action film set on a boat in a jungle starring the Rock? Seems simple enough. I’m in. Jungle Cruise comes out on July 30.

Lastly we have a new Chris Pratt action film The Tomorrow War.

This looks to be a solid, enjoyable Chris Pratt action film! This might be one of those movies that has too many plot holes, or twists that we can already predict, but we’ll have to watch it to find out! The Tomorrow War comes to Amazon Prime on July 2.

And those are the movies that put out new trailers this week. Fun for us all.

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Honestly, I Didn’t Care for Baby Driver

Normally, I’m a huge Edgar Wright fan. He’s second only to Wes Anderson in terms of my favorite directors. And I couldn’t wait for Baby Driver last year — but I didn’t particularly care for it. At least we’ve got Honest Trailers for it.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very well-made movie with a lot of energy and verve. But the music choices were a little too obscure for me, and some of the characters rubbed me the wrong way, and I didn’t like some of the choices, like the big finale being a parking garage fight instead of a really badass car chase.

Also, when the evil bad guys want to go to that diner following the shootout with the cops, but Baby wants to keep his girlfriend safe, why not just tell them that he frequents that diner and they know him there, which wouldn’t be safe for their getaway? Just sayin’…

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Rocking Some Trailers Today

Now that Marvel has laid Cyclops to rest and the X-Men line is proceeding as planned, I don’t have anything to rant about! I’m sure I’ll find something somewhere, but for the most part, I’m happy with all the comics I’m reading. So how about enjoy a new, awesome trailer for Baby Driver?

Hecks yeah! That movie is going to be awesome. Edgar Wright is one of my favorite filmmakers and he’s got a hip new movie coming out this month! That’s about as good as it gets.

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Edgar Wright is Back Baby, With Baby Driver!

I’m a huge Edgar Wright fan! And at long last, the director will be delivering his new movie, Baby Driver! This is his first flick in years, after he had a falling out with Marvel over Ant-Man. Still would have loved to see his Ant-Man.

There are two Baby Driver trailers to share, both different enough in tone and footage that it’s worth sharing both!

And then there’s the international trailer!

Good, right? These seem pretty fun! Lots of action, music, snappy dialogue; quality Edgar Wright hallmarks.

Baby Driver comes out later this year, and it’s bound to be a blast!

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I Still Believe in Ant-Man

Don’t get me wrong, it is a tragedy that director Edgar Wright stepped away from the Ant-Man movie because Marvel Studios tampered with his script. I love Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and taken as a whole, the Cornetto Trilogy is among my Top 5 movies of all time. And if you haven’t seen Wright’s TV show Spaced, then do yourself a favor and find it, because Spaced is glorious. Wright is a comedic genius, as far as I’m concerned, and I was looking forward to his Ant-Man film more than Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2.

But in life, we don’t always get what we want, and even the world of silver screen superheroes can be bitter and heart-breaking.

But I have not given up on the Ant-Man movie. I still have some big expectations for that tiny little dude.

Spider-Man who?

Last week, Marvel announced that director Peyton Reed had signed on to take over from Wright. Reed has had success with comedies such as The Break-Up and Yes Man, neither of which anybody remembers. However, according to the Interwebs, both have made more money than any of Wright’s films, so the world is just a screwed up place to begin with. Director Adam McKay, of Will Ferrell and Anchorman fame, will help out with the script. Though it remains unknown if Marvel is going to start over from scratch with the script or if they’ll use Wright’s original script and just tweak it to fit what they want.

Based on the movie synopsis, also released last week, it sounds like they’ll just be tweaking.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

That synopsis sounds awesome. That’s exactly what I want the Ant-Man movie to be about.

So after all of that drama, it looks like Ant-Man is finally coming together. I still think Paul Rudd is going to be amazing as the lead, Scott Lang, and Michael Douglas should provide more than enough gravitas to Hank Pym.

For some reason, though, a lot of comments I read about this news were that people weren’t going to bother to see Ant-Man now that Wright is gone. First of all, shame on me for reading Internet comments from angry nerds to begin with. That’s never going to end well. (Other than comments on my blog, which are some of the smartest, handsomest, prettiest, most well-thought-out comments on the web!). But second of all, why would anyone think Ant-Man is going to be terrible without Wright?

I’ll be the first to say that Wright was probably going to make an amazing movie. But Marvel Studios has not let us down yet, movie after movie. And they’ve lost directors before and still produced amazing films. Losing Wright is a terrible loss. But Marvel have more than earned our trust.

Ant-Man is going to be great. But maybe now I’m looking forward to Avengers 2 just a little bit more…

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