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

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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 – 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

Solo and the Future of Star Wars (After the Campaign Review)

There’s been a wave recently of writers using the box-office results of Solo: A Star Wars Story as a kind of Rorschach Test for their own personal issues and beliefs regarding the potential future of the Star Wars series. Terms like “franchise fatigue” and “inessential” have been thrown around pretty freely. People have wondered whether … Continue reading Solo and the Future of Star Wars (After the Campaign Review)

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