Picking Up the Spare: Juliet Naked, Crazy Rich Asians and More

Juliet, Naked Star Rose Byrne talks about the shift in focus of the story from book to movie with IndieWire. More on the music created for the soundtrack, this time with a focus on former Lemonheads member Jesse Peretz. A clip showing the interplay between Byrne and Hawke was released to help keep some positive … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: Juliet Naked, Crazy Rich Asians and More

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Picking Up the Spare: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg and More

BlacKkKlansman Great profiles here and here of Laura Harrier, who didn’t get much attention in advance of release. Costume designer Marci Rogers also was interviewed about her work on the movie. John David Washington shared what his first experiences on the set of the film were and what inspired him about working with Spike Lee. … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg and More

Picking Up the Spare – Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds and More

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Chloe Grace-Moretz goes all [fire emoji] on the idea of gay conversion therapy and talks about the recent moments that have dramatically changed her thinking on the idea. She also unloads on the studio mentality that marginalizes female actors and characters as well as her belief stories should be told … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds and More

Picking Up the Spare – Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Eighth Grade and More

Mission: Impossible - Fallout There’s some good points made in this story about how the M:I franchise is the rare movie sold on its star and not an IP brand. I don’t, though, think it goes far enough to look at how the marketing relied on the combination of Tom Cruise’s name recognition and the … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Eighth Grade and More

Picking Up the Spare: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Teen Titans Go! and More

Ant-Man and The Wasp Marvel released a new video promoting the movie-themed sponsorship of Girls Who Code, the popular tech-based educational program. It shows director Peyton Reed and others speaking to groups about the science of the story and how important a STEM-based education is. There was also a new interview with Hannah John-Kamen where … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Teen Titans Go! and More

Picking Up the Spare – Sorry To Bother You, Skyscraper and More

Sorry to Bother You The movie has generated a metric ton of stories such as this about code-switching and “white voice.” Annapurna Pictures leaned into that by releasing a featurette with Patton Oswalt and David Cross, who provide some of the white voices used by black characters in the film. Star Lakeith Stanfield has engaged … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Sorry To Bother You, Skyscraper and More

Picking Up the Spare: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Deadpool 2 and More

Ant-Man and The Wasp The movie’s successful opening weekend let it run a “#1 movie in the world” TV spot to tout how well it was received. The search for Janet Van Dyne was almost completely missing from the campaign but now that the movie is out, Marvel released this short video emphasizing it and … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Deadpool 2 and More

Picking Up the Spare: Woman Walks Ahead, The Greatest Showman and More

Woman Walks Ahead Another feature with star Michael Greyeyes where he once again talks about the kinds of Native American character roles he’s offered and how he sees this movie as being a great example of specific representation of a Native culture, not just something vague. The Greatest Showman Not only does the movie’s soundtrack … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare: Woman Walks Ahead, The Greatest Showman and More

Picking Up the Spare – Superfly, Boundaries and More

Superfly Director X has been out there giving more interviews, including how he sought out Future to curate the movie’s soundtrack in part because he wanted to follow in Curtis Mayfield’s footsteps. He also shared the story of how he got involved when the project was kind of a King Lear adaptation but which eventually … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Superfly, Boundaries and More

Picking Up the Spare – Tag, Superfly and More

Superfly More from Future on the soundtrack he produced and curated, which was a big part of the marketing campaign, here. Director X has also been giving interviews like this now that the movie is out. Also recommended is this compare/contrast of this album with that of the original. Tag Star Jeremy Renner’s broken arms … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Tag, Superfly and More