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Director Edgar Wright attempts to do for music geekery what his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World did for video gamers.

Film review: ‘Baby Driver’ gets by on musical energy

June 27th, 2017

Director Edgar Wright attempts to do for music geekery what his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World did for video gamers.

  • The Netflix show is full of gloriously terrible fashions and endearingly trashy pop culture.

  • The title character is a genetically engineered “super-pig,” created by corporate agribusiness Mirando, led by a weirdly childlike CEO played by Tilda Swinton.

  • A tense dinner confrontation between right- and left-wing perspectives might sound unpleasant, but this movie has more depth than a simple political shouting match.

  • Just getting through Michael Bay’s fifth—and, for the third time, reportedly final film in the series—makes for an exhausting endeavor.

  • Shipp’s resemblance to Shakur is not enough to build a nearly two-and-a-half-hour biopic around.

  • Some timely, progressive talking points are occasionally shoehorned in, but they’re lost amidst the formulaic plot, vulgar jokes and one-note characters.

  • Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • At 80 years old, Eleanor Coppola has finally joined the family business, writing and directing her first narrative feature film,

  • Landing at the Palms' Brenden Theaters sacrificed some of the community feel, but offered a much better facility for showing the movies.

  • This ludicrous movie’s sole pleasure is the sheer brazen nuttiness of its screenplay.

  • It has elements that might make for fun toys for kids, but combine into an underwhelming movie.

  • The recent trend in shark movies has been to go sillier, but this one goes deeper and darker.

  • This version is structured like a blockbuster action movie, rather than the creeping horror of its inspiration.

  • It has all the necessary ingredients for a great Gothic potboiler, but writer-director Roger Michell rarely gets it above lukewarm.

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