this has to be my favorite shootout

The various roles that Tom Hiddleston has played

Oakley (Unrelated)

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Bill Hazledine (Suburban Shootout)

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Magnus Martinsson (Wallander)

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Edward Knighton (Archipelago)

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Loki (Thor)

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F Scott Fitzgerald (Midnight in Paris)

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Freddie Page (The Deep Blue Sea)

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Captain James Nicholls (War Horse)

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Loki (Avengers)

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Prince Hal (Henry IV Parts 1 & 2)

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King Henry V (Henry V)

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Loki (Thor: The Dark World)

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Adam (Only Lovers Left Alive)

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Thomas Sharpe (Crimson Peak)

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Hank Williams (I Saw The Light)

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Dr Robert Laing (High Rise)

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Jonathan Pine (The Night Manager)

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this is why he’s my favorite actor. it’s always different even when he’s played a character three times there are always something different to bring to the table.

Baby Driver (2017)
Movie Review by: Will Whalen

B-A-B-Y Baby! Baby Driver has arrived by the fantastic Edgar Wright who is one of my favorite directors out there. It’s been quite a few years since he has put out a film and I was more than excited for this.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez and Lily James. Our main character is named Baby and he is a driver for a crime boss played by Kevin Spacey that is trying to pay back a debt to him. Along the way he meets a girl and gets into trouble and the tires start spinning.

Edgar Wright is one of my absolute favorite directors and after his last film in the Cornetto trilogy which came out five years ago, he is back and with a bang! He has expressed in the past his love for films that have something to do with “Driver’. Such as The Driver and Taxi Driver, which is one of my all time favorite films. To see him do something with his love for films of the nature and something so special was nice to see.
He has said that this has been a vision of his for more than 20 years and you can really feel it. You could tell the love and passion of cinema that Wright has that he gives off in Baby Driver.
What made this so special and original, was not just the great character that he crafted here but also the incredible soundtrack that he incorporated into this film. It was like a shootout ballet with fantastic and adrenaline fueled car chases that will have you racing in your seat. Who doesn’t love a good car chase?! Well if you love car chases, this is most certainly your movie because this has some of the best car scenes that I have probably ever seen. A lot of it also has to do with Wright’s fantastically crafted style of direction.

This film actually almost didn’t feel like your typical Edgar Wright film. No doubt you could tell that it was, but it felt quite different from his previous works and that’s not a bad thing. You still felt all of Wright’s signatures including masterful fast cut action scenes. Fast cuts can hurt a film if done poorly and excessively but Wright knows how to use them and does them to perfection.

Let’s talk about the Mozart in a Go-Cart himself, shall we? Ansel Elgort as Baby was probably a perfect casting choice. You may recognize him in some past teen flicks but here, he’s an absolute badass. I can’t help but to give more praise to Wright here considering he has crafted such a great character. Elgort brings him to life so well that he disappears into the character. Not to mention, he drives a car better than anyone could think of.
His character Baby, likes to make a lot of rad mixtapes and make cool songs that I really enjoyed hearing and seeing him do. There’s a part where he’s actually a pizza delivery driver and I’m also a pizza delivery driver so I enjoyed seeing that quite a bit.  His character is sort of a man of few words but he says so much in his actions and what little he does say.

His relationship with Deborah played by Lily James was perfect for this film. Although it wasn’t perfectly realized, it really worked for this and gave us some of the best things about Baby Driver.
As for Deborah as a character, I think she could’ve been fleshed out a tad bit better but like I said, it does work and she was adorable.

Something to expect when you see an Edgar Wright film is how funny it is. I found myself laughing out loud quite often during this. Edgar Wright does humor so well and really knows dialogue. The humor is also brought to life by such wonderful actors here.
A lot of the humor comes from Kevin Spacey who, as always, is a shining light to this film. Every scene that he’s in, he almost always steals the light from the others.
Jon Hamm was also just the best in this. I love Jon Hamm a lot as it is but here, he was just wonderful. Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal were also both awesome but I would’ve loved to see more Bernthal. However, Foxx gives quite an entertaining performance that just screams “asshole” and sometimes reminded me of his character in Horrible Bosses which cracked me up a little. One of my favorite singers, Sky Ferreira, has a part in this and I absolutely love her so I loved seeing her in this even though she had a small role.

About that incredible soundtrack that I mentioned earlier, this is no doubt one of the lifelines of this film. Without this soundtrack, this film wouldn’t be half as good. It’s so great to see some of my favorite songs used in an Edgar Wright film and used so greatly. Songs such as Neat Neat Neat by The Damned and Debra by Beck are songs that changed my life in ways and to see them in this film, was so damn awesome. That’s only two songs in this fueled soundtrack with songs of all types that blast this film to top speed. I actually bought the soundtrack on vinyl in Atlanta, where the film also takes place and was shot, the other day and held off on opening until last night after I saw it. It’s rare that we get actual good soundtracks that are so iconic and great that it’s so refreshing to hear. I adore a good soundtrack and this one is beyond awesome and one of my favorites in quite some time.

Another thing to praise about Baby Driver is how original it is. I can’t say I’ve seen anything quite like this and Edgar Wright is a genius at coming up with original content and doing original things for his films. Anytime an original film comes out, it deserves a ton of praise because it’s hard to be original these days. Don’t get me wrong, this film isn’t 100% perfect but it’s damn near so.
Another thing that I personally loved about Baby Driver, is the fact that it was shot and takes place in Atlanta and I actually live close to Atlanta and go there quite often. So it was pretty awesome to see a lot of the locations that I know and have been to many times. Whether you know the area or not, Wright brings it to life and you’ll have a blast watching Baby tear up the Atlanta streets.

There’s not much else to say about this wonderful film that I or anyone else hasn’t already said. This is a fun, fucking awesome, enthralling joyride. It’ll surely have you racing like Baby and bopping along the way.

I’m going to give Baby Driver…

4.5 out of 5 Stars.

TREASURE HUNTER AU'S
  • you’re this linguist who tagged along with me to this ancient tomb and you just saved me from being murdered by the mummy by speaking in his dead language and now he believes you’re this goddess coming for him oops
  • I’m from one of the local villages and I accidentally stumbled into all these treasure hunters in my favorite hideout as a shootout was just about to occur and oops now you have to save me
    • jokes on them though HA i saved myself and tricked you all into getting lost in these caves that only I know how to get out of. so…can u like stop following me? look I appreciate you trying to save me back there but seriously you intruders are so goddamn annoying pls go away
  • “what do you mean you broke the two thousand year artifact that we’ve been searching for for three years?”
    • “I mean it’s been stuck underwater for a thousand years and it was slippery.”
      • “and also I was nervous”
  • usually when two treasure hunters bump into each other on a hunt one of them is the greedy asshole who kills everyone on sight and the other simply gets the thing and gets out, so you can imagine the surprise when neither of us are that asshole. so, that being said “who the fuck are you?”
    • “who the fuck are you?”
      • *both jump at sudden movement of each other*
  • you bargained your life by offering to show me where this ancient family heirloom is and now we’ve gotta take this giant journey together to go and find it but shit goes upside down when your family apparently finds out and tries to kill us both to protect it–whattafuck dude isnt that ur dad
    • “im adopted”
  • youre were the love of my life who always had a thirst for adventure and you disappeared one day on a hunt and so now ive devoted my life to figuring out all your secrets and finding out what happened to you
    • and after nearly years i finally tracked you halfway across the world only to find that you were saved from a cave in at a village and lost all your memories of me and your life
      • and now all the people that i pissed off trying to find you are here to kill me and it literally tears me apart inside that youre gonna watch me die and feel nothing because you dont have the slightest clue in the world about who i am or what ive done to find you
        • but something told me in my last moment that maybe…you might just remember me after all.

Friday night: Family night @ the Hawks!

About 4 years ago, we started a new family tradition: just a few days before Christmas, we get together for a night out on the town-  Dinner and a game (#greatideadad).  It is our Christmas Kick-Off!  

It is always a festive night…and has come to become one of my favorite parts of the season. God, we have fun together. This year:  Pregame steaks and martinis @ Mastros.  Then a crazy, lost-in-OT-shootout game of hockey.  I cheered hard with my family.  We played musical chairs all night - I got time with each of my people…it was beyond great. Also, El & Dan were on the jumbotron! :)

The after-party ended up back at our place.  The siblings sat around the tree and talked well into the night.  It was the best.

Bring it, Christmas.  This team is ready for you!