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Newswire: Edgar Wright finally opens up about why he left Ant-Man

Possibly inspired by watching two other beloved directors get abruptly removed from the Marvel-Disney-Lucasfilm fold this week (or maybe just by the fact that he’s finally getting his latest film, Baby Driver, into theaters after working on it for years), Edgar Wright has finally opened up about why he left Marvel’s Ant-Man movie. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Person To Person trailer stars Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, and an old-school feel

Let’s get the obvious comparison out of the way first: Yes, this looks and feels very much like a Woody Allen comedy from the ‘80s. The trailer for Dustin Guy Defa’s Person To Person features a sprawling cast, comic vignettes taking place all over New York City, and wry, meandering conversations about life, love, and what it all means. Show More Summary

Newswire: Ridley Scott would be happy to replicate more Blade Runner films

Now that he’s gone all in on Alien, Ridley Scott is completely sold on the idea of expansive franchises, which could be the future of Blade Runner. In an interview with IGN, he suggested that, sure, he’d be into the idea of making more movies in that world after the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. Show More Summary

Newswire: Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones are headed to deep space for some father-son bonding

Deadline reports that Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Pitts are headed to space, with both actors close to signing on to James Gray’s new film, Ad Astra. The plot kind of sounds like a darker, more Joseph Conrad-y version of the parental space...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: 2017’s most avant-garde documentary was filmed inside a ’90s superstore

David Lynch must be kicking himself right now, because his attempt to induce a mass meditative state by making viewers watch a guy sweep the floor on Twin Peaks just got one-upped by a Washington woman’s dad. As Willamette Week explains,...Show More Summary

Mailbag: A box of travel essentials for when you need to Get Out

Welcome back to Mailbag, a series about the sometimes weird, sometimes fun stuff we get in the mail. Today, Blumhouse Productions and the team behind Get Out sent us some swag to prep for what’s sure to be a harrowing stay with the Armitage family, including branded luggage tags, travel bottles, a phone charger, and a couple tea bags for the road. Show More Summary

Newswire: Journalist sues All Eyez On Me filmmakers for infringement

Just one week after it opened, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me is causing a stir far from the box office. Deadline reports that the movie’s writers and producers, including Lionsgate, are being sued by veteran music journalist Kevin Powell for infringement. Show More Summary

Film Club: Transformers: The Last Knight is less than meets the eye

For this week’s edition of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky take a look at Transformers: The Last Knight, which finds Michael Bay, the maestro of pyrotechnic wreckage, pitting alien robots against the audience’s patience for the fifth time. Show More Summary

Contest: Chicago and Milwaukee, swing your way into Spider-Man: Homecoming, early and for free

There’s a lot riding on Peter Parker’s shoulders right now (as per usual). As played by Tom Holland, Peter’s about to face his biggest challenge yet: anchoring a brand new superhero franchise, in the form of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Jessica Williams shuts down a Tinder date in The Incredible Jessica James teaser

Jessica Williams has a great Tinder date strategy in the teaser for The Incredible Jessica James. Don’t “love the whole vibe of this interaction”? Simply shut it down. She also appears to be an expert at curbing the trend of manspreading on the subway. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany grow Stronger in David Gordon Green’s latest

Last year’s Patriot’s Day took a broad look at the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing, but, based on the first trailer, Stronger—which tackles the same subject—looks like it’s seeking to tell a more personal story. The movie...Show More Summary

Newswire: David Fincher will direct the World War Z sequel after all

After J.A. Bayona walked away from the World War Z-equel, rumors began flying around that Brad Pitt had asked his old Fight Club buddy David Fincher to take over. As the potential franchise’s star and producer, Pitt’s been very hands-on, butting heads with previous helmers over adapting the Max Brooks novel just so for the second outing. Show More Summary

Newswire: Wonder Woman sets new record for biggest live-action film directed by a woman

Wonder Woman and its director, Patty Jones, just set a new box office record, snagging the distinction of being the most successful live-action movie ever directed by a woman. Today saw the Warner Bros. superhero flick surpass the previous title holder, Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia!, which brought in $609.8 million in 2008. Show More Summary

Newswire: White House officially condemns Johnny Depp as “sad”

Hastening his retreat to the mole underworld, Johnny Depp joked yesterday about killing Donald Trump, the sort of irreverent jest made by a Hollywood celebrity that is, along with Kathy Griffin and Shakespeare In The Park, currently the source of all the hate in the world. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Liar Liar finally gets the serious, scholarly criticism it deserves

Filmmaker, actor, and seasoned movie buff Kentucker Audley has consistently amused us with his satirical video essays, the likes of which include a celebration of the “cutting edge” use of close-ups in Powder and Pleasantville’s “excellent...Show More Summary

Newswire: Dazzler will be in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix, the next entry in the Fox’s X-Men franchise, will have a cast of familiar faces and tons of new ones. Sophie Turner’s reprising her role as Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix, and James McAvoy will be back to mentor her as Professor Charles Xavier, bald head and all. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: You have earned 5 minutes of insane floppy naked people

Computer-generated imagery technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Using various techniques, filmmakers can now create realistic-looking humans out of thin air and ask them to perform tasks that would otherwise be impossible for flesh-and-blood actors. Show More Summary

Newswire: Aubrey Plaza gives Dave Franco an earful in an exclusive clip from The Little Hours

We’ve been anticipating the release of the upcoming comedy The Little Hours here at The A.V. Club, not only because Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza as foul-mouthed nuns checks a lot of boxes for our readership, but also because this gleefully filthy update on The Decameron is getting a positive reception in early reviews. Show More Summary

Newswire: Neve Campbell to scale Skyscraper with Dwayne Johnson

Neve Campbell will likely witness the daring heroics of Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Skyscraper. According to Deadline, the actress—recently of House Of Cards—will have a starring role alongside the most gregarious man in showbiz in...Show More Summary

Newswire: Appropriately named actor Michael Beach lands key role in Aquaman

Third Watch star Michael Beach has been cast as a character named Jesse Kane in Aquaman—at least that’s the official story Warner Bros. is telling, according to Deadline. Kane is reportedly a “high-seas hijacker” who has a “fateful interaction with Aquaman” in James Wan’s film. Show More Summary

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