Edgar Wright’s exuberant ‘Baby Driver’ is an automotive musical like no other – Los Angeles Times

“Baby Driver,” a new vehicular-action-thriller-jukebox-musical-romance from the British writer-director Edgar Wright, is almost as entertaining as it is hyphen-depleting. This is movie craftsmanship and showmanship of a very high order. In the dazzling opening sequence, a red Subaru WRX carrying a team of bank robbers nimbly weaves in and out of Atlanta traffic, dodging impossible […]

Stephen Colbert is back from Russia, where intelligence agents ‘followed me everywhere’ – Los Angeles Times

“Man, it is good to be back in the USA,” said Stephen Colbert, alluding (though not too much) to his Russian “mystery assignment” during Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show.”  “I don’t know if you knew I was in Russia last week,” Colbert joked. “You know who did know I was in Russia? Russian intelligence. Hardcore […]

Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56 – Variety

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following a battle with lung cancer, his representative confirmed. He was 56. “On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, […]

Jimmy Fallon Tops Stephen Colbert in Total Viewers Thanks to ‘Late Show’ Russia Hiatus – Variety

For the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” edged out “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in total viewership ratings. For the week of June 19-23, Fallon averaged 2.66 million viewers to Colbert’s 2.62 million, according to Nielsen data. It should be noted, however, that Colbert’s number does not […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Door Still Open for DeMario Jackson to Return – Hollywood Reporter

DeMario Jackson hasn’t yet returned to Mexico, but viewers could still see him back on Bachelor in Paradise. Over the weekend, producers on the ABC reality series were plotting how the show will address the controversy when Paradise airs later this summer, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. Even though Jackson wasn’t included in the first round […]

‘Baby Driver’ has musical swagger to spare, but is ultimately a fetishistic ode to mayhem. – Washington Post

“Baby Driver” begins with a bang, a showstopper of an opening number reminiscent of the ecstatic traffic jam in “La La Land,” only this time with the cars themselves as the dancers. While his co-conspirators rob a bank, a young wheelman waits outside, playing air violin to “Bellbottoms” by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Once […]