By Marty Mulrooney
Baby Driver is a musical crime drama directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. Baby – young Mozart in a go-kart – is the best getaway driver in town, working with some of the country’s finest thugs to pay off a debt from his past. He only has a few more jobs left before he’s out… but in the criminal underworld, things are never that simple.
By Elena Cresci
Geekdom has expected big things from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Adapted from the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film is director Edgar Wright’s first outing on the big screen without his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz co-conspirators, and oh my, what an outing it is. Wright is the master of making the ordinary extraordinary. In much the same way as the characters of Spaced’s lives were given dramatic treatment befitting the big screen, Scott Pilgrim’s precious little life is treated with all the gusto, pizzazz and point systems of beloved old-school videogames. Simon Pegg even tweeted that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is ‘the closest thing you will ever see to a third series of Spaced’.