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

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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 – 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

Picking Up the Spare – American Animals, Adrift and More

Adrift New interviews with both star Shailene Woodley and director Baltasar Kormákur offer insights into the story and process of making the movie, though the latter contains significant spoilers so beware. American Animals The narrative that’s emerging of how MoviePass, which partnered to release the film as its first move into film distribution, helped the … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – American Animals, Adrift and More

Picking Up the Spare – Deadpool 2, On Chesi Beach and More

Deadpool 2 Fox has extended the social media presence of Peter, the non-powered member of the team Deadpool assembles, adding a LinkedIn profile that the studio has been advertising on Twitter to get people’s attention. He’s even been writing blog posts. https://twitter.com/LinkedIn/status/996784338120273920 The constant stream of Green Lantern cracks in this and the first movie … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Deadpool 2, On Chesi Beach and More

Picking Up the Spare – Life of the Party, The Seagull, Deadpool 2 and More

Life of the Party Writer/director Ben Falcone talks here about creating the story of the movie with wife Melissa McCarthy. The Seagull Star Annette Bening and production designer Jane Musky walk through the house that serves as the main setting of the story. Deadpool 2 Lots more has happened since my recap column went up … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Life of the Party, The Seagull, Deadpool 2 and More

Picking Up the Spare – Overboard, Avengers and More

Overboard More from star Eugenio Derbez at Buzzfeed about how he embraced the role offered by gender-swapping the characters largely because it afforded him an opportunity to expand the way Latino characters are represented on screen. Avengers: Infinity War Thanos is coming to the popular game Fortnite, with players vying in a grand tournament for … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Overboard, Avengers and More

Picking Up the Spare – Duck Butter, Tully and More

Duck Butter An interview with Shawkat here that touches on the story she wanted to tell in the movie and how it’s part of a trend of films that make the drama in queer and other non-hetero relationships absolutely normal and not at all out of the ordinary or especially overwrought. Tully Charlize Theron talks … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Duck Butter, Tully and More

Picking Up the Spare – Avengers: Infinity War, I Feel Pretty

Avengers: Infinity War The #thanosdemandsyoursilence no spoiler thing that started out as kind of a joke by the movie’s directors was turned into a PSA featuring many of the movie’s stars just as first reviews were starting to hit the web. I Feel Pretty She’s almost completely missing from the campaign, but apparently Michelle Williams … Continue reading Picking Up the Spare – Avengers: Infinity War, I Feel Pretty