@Thisfunktional #MovieReview: BABY DRIVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

The fast-paced “Baby Driver” develops a great story quickly, makes use of every scene and captivates from the opening scene on.

The music can drive the movie on its own, but have characters develop and evolve through out the movie helps to get the audience invested in the plot.

Writer-directed Edgar Wright said that this was a story he had been wanting to tell for many years and it all started with music.

The diligent research he did made the story based on actual reality, but the pacing was driven by the beats of the songs.

The soundtrack helped him develop what would happen to each character and continue moving the story forward scene after scene.

Actor Jamie Foxx, who plays Bats, said he kept the music going between sets because it was important for the story, important for how the characters would react on screen and it made a difference when actors would need to hit queues.

Although the the cast have been on numerous sets for different projects, Actor Ansel Elgort, who plays lead character Baby, found the entire experience unique because everyone was committed to making this story exactly what Wright would be proud of.

Elgort also said that coming off “Baby Driver’s” set and onto his next project was difficult. He was able to play music between takes to keep the mood. His co-stars would look at him funny for playing music between takes as well.

After months of playing Baby and wearing headphones, with the scene’s music and sound effects playing, Elgort needed some time to decompress.

Actress Lily James paired up with Elgort well and was thrilled to play off of Elgort.

James brings out a vulnerability in her character which shows the trust she had in Elgort.

The movie seemed to be written for Elgort to star in, James said.

Actress Eiza Gonzalez and Jon Hamm play complimentary character which are only complete when they are together, and most of the time when they are on screen they are touching.

Gonzalez was interested in the fact that none of the characters tell their own back story, they each tell a bit of each other’s back story.

Hamm thought that by Wright doing that he was able to create the myth of each character and make Baby more of a legend, which works to bring compassion and some level of curiosity.

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS | Teaser Trailer! In Theaters November 3, 2017 | #badmomsxmas

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YES YES YESSSSSSS!!! The follow up to BAD MOMS will be gracing theaters this November and I can’t wait to see it! Raunchy humor, curse words laced throughout the hilarious dialogue, seeing another side of the “perfect mom” persona? It all works for me!

The holidays can make even the most sane of people quite the opposite, so the anticipation of seeing these “bad moms” weave their way through Christmas leaving behind their usual trail of debauchery is on another level. Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) don’t just have to deal with being “bad moms” themselves, but they also have to deal with unexpected visits from their own respective mothers. It’s sure to get some laughs and, I mean, if worst comes to worst, we’ll always have the image of Ty Swindle (Justin Hartley) being body-waxed by Carla lol!

What do you think is the funniest part about the trailer? Mine has to be Jessie’s (Jay Hernandez) daughter telling Amy that she heard them screaming in the bedroom and thinks they hate each other. Bahahaha! Classic!

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS hits theaters November 3, 2017!

AMERICAN ASSASSIN | Red Band Trailer! | #AmericanAssassin

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Ooooooh … I’m excited for this one!! This movie has a great cast, a fantastic storyline and the trailer certainly evokes a strong interest in checking out the rest of the film. It looks like the perfect balance of action, drama and edge-of-your-seat craziness!

The story centers around Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a man who is no stranger to loss.  After losing his girlfriend/fiancé in a terrorist attack, he’s hell bent on seeking revenge. He’s sent to train with a Cold War veteran named Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton … yes, you heard correctly!) and together they’re led on an action-packed mission.

Based on the #1 Bestseller by the late Vince Flynn, AMERICAN ASSASSIN looks like it’ll be a strong contender among recent action films. What do you think? Are you as excited as I am??

AMERICAN ASSASSIN is set to be released in theaters on September 15, 2017!