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Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 18:53
by ever/never
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I'm off to the premiere tonight. The reviews have been almost universally celebratory.

Not sure if it's my cup of tea, but I'll report back later with a full review.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 18:56
by The Modernist
Spacey is very selective over his film projects so that's a good sign.
Of course it may turn out that this was the one he made cos he was broke!

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 18:59
by ever/never
I'm most excited about seeing him.

Mainly 'cos I haven't heard of anyone else in the fucking thing!

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:02
by Goat Boy
I fancy it but that's a terrible title

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:04
by ever/never
It is. There was even an article in The Guardian about it!

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:20
by Count Machuki
Apparently it takes place in Atlanta, filmed here, and is full of local references.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 20:04
by Ranking Ted
It's also apparently got a jukebox style soundtrack with a car chase devised around Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Bellbottoms. :)

I'm in!

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 20:56
by The Modernist
Goat Boy wrote:I fancy it but that's a terrible title



It's actually the title of a book by Jan Kerouac, Jack's daughter. Doubt it's related though judging by the poster.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 21:09
by algroth
So far I've liked all of Edgar Wright's films and have heard nothing but praise for this new one. I'm looking forward to it. :D

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 22:28
by driftin
Watching this tomorrow or Friday I reckon. Really looking forward to it.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 23:02
by sloopjohnc
Goat Boy wrote:I fancy it but that's a terrible title


The review I read today said the director almost over-relies on music in the film. I hope they have the KISS song, Baby Driver, in it.


Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 23:33
by ever/never
Thankfully not!

Top notch film, anyway. Hugely enjoyable. The first half especially was an absolute fucking blast. And if there was ever a film for BCBers...




I'm now going to find out whose 'Baby Driver' was used over the closing credits...

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 05:46
by Davey the Fat Boy
Hmmm...maybe I'll open my mind to it.

The previews looked dreadful.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 17:50
by sloopjohnc
**NOW PLAYING** wrote:Thankfully not!


:lol:

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 17:50
by sloopjohnc
**NOW PLAYING** wrote:Thankfully not!

Top notch film, anyway. Hugely enjoyable. The first half especially was an absolute fucking blast. And if there was ever a film for BCBers...




I'm now going to find out whose 'Baby Driver' was used over the closing credits...


I'd guess Simon & Garfunkel.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 22:53
by ever/never
It was, yeah.

Here's the full soundtrack listing:

1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’
2. Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’
3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’
4. Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’
5. The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’
6. Carla Thomas – ‘B-A-B-Y’
7. Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’
8. Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’
9. The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’
10. The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’
11. T. Rex – ‘Debora’
12. Beck – ‘Debra’
13. Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Bongolia’
14. The Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)’
15. Alexis Korner – ‘Early In The Morning’
16. David McCallum – ‘The Edge’
17. Martha and the Vandellas – ‘Nowhere To Run’
18. The Button Down Brass – ‘Tequila’
19. Sam & Dave – ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’
20. Brenda Holloway – ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’
21. Blur – ‘Intermission’
22. Focus – ‘Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)’
23. Golden Earring – ‘Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)’
24. Barry White – ‘Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up’
25. Young MC – ‘Know How’
26. Queen – ‘Brighton Rock’
27. Sky Ferreira – ‘Easy’
28. Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Baby Driver’
29. Kid Koala – ‘Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)’
30. Danger Mouse (featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – ‘Chase Me’

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 10:30
by Polishgirl
We're going to see it Sunday hopefully

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 15:24
by pcqgod
I'll probably wait until the night the Planet of the Apes movie comes out to see it, so I'll be sure to see it in a mostly empty theater.

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 01 Jul 2017, 16:00
by driftin
Loved it. Incredibly fun and energetic. Pure cinema!

Re: Baby Driver

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 14:56
by Geezee
This is a movie with no redeeming feature. Just an empty, hollow shell.
This is where you really begin to appreciate someone like Quentin Tarantino. For all his faults, he would've made an eminently watchable movie out of this. As it stands, this is just extremely boring. I don't know where to start. Maybe the setting - Atlanta - I've never been there, and maybe it's the most boring city in the world - and if that's the case they've succeeded in portraying an utterly characterless city, which is kind of unforgivable in a movie where car chases - with their surrounding environment - are its central premise. The characters - just very uninteresting. Jon Hamm - completely unconvincing as a genius bank robber who defies death more times than a Scream movie towards the end. Kevin Spacey - why on earth does his character suddenly essentially sacrifice his own life so that Baby can survive - when Baby has just actively destroyed his whole empire? Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. And Baby Driver himself - they try to make him out as a saint by the end it, forgetting that he has essentially enabled several small massacres ("but he said sorry to the little old lady when he stole her car"...fcking please) so that he can be released after a couple of years of jailtime. There are a few scenes where his resemblance to Marlon Brando is uncanny, but ultimately i find that he had to many affectations - even just the opening scenes where he's strutting his stuff to Bob and Earl he's just too self-conscious. And the love interest - another waitress with a heart of gold...sigh..."getting away with a plan we don't have" etc etc yawn. The pair had zero chemistry.
Even the much-heralded soundtrack was all over the place for me - just trying to get a hipster a'la carte of soul and indie.
The only thing my wife and I concluded was in any way fun about this movie was the use of Ipods. The ipods were pretty cool. The rest is sht.