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Movie review: 'Baby Driver' is a cool ride

Edgar Wright is a filmmaker whose oeuvre reflects his identity as a true cinephile – he's foremost a fan. Each of his films is a tribute to a specific genre, and all manage to transcend homage. His breakout film, "Shaun of the Dead," isn't just a send-up of zombie movie tropes, it's one of the best in the canon, and the same could be said for buddy cop action movie "Hot Fuzz." Graphic novel adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" proved Wright could break new ground and innovate stylistically, but his latest film, "Baby Driver," which he wrote and directed, is firmly in the zone of loving tribute, this time taking on the heist film.

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Movie review: 'Little Hours' shows nothing's sacred

The majority of feature films being made these days are based on a popular young adult novel full of angst, a comic book brought to life through a massive amount of special effects or a top-selling novel that comes with a built-in audience. There are no assurances that any of these will turn into a hit but the odds are higher for success.

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Movie review: 'Transformers: The Last Knight,' unsatisfying sequel is big on explosions, short on everything else

Parents need to know that "Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment in Michael Bay's big-budget franchise based on the popular Hasbro toys. This one, like the other "Transformers" movies, will likely appeal most to middle-school kids interested in explosive action and crass jokes. Violence is loud, constant, and leads to both Transformer and human deaths (mostly during battle sequences. There's also an upsetting fight sequence between Prime and Bumblebee that nearly leads to one of their deaths. While there's only one kiss (and some hand holding), you can expect plenty of racy jokes and innuendo about sex/celibacy. Language is frequent and mostly along the lines of "s--t" and insults ("d--khead," "a--hole," "b--ch," etc.). Despite the added diversity of a teen Latina character, many of the Decepticons' vocal performances still seem based in racial stereotypes, and the overwhelming majority of the characters are white.

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Oh, baby, this guy is driven: Edgar Wright races his engine to deliver an adrenaline-fueled getaway tale in 'Baby Driver'

As the audience was settling into the theater before the world premiere of "Baby Driver" this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the energy level was stoked higher by a pre-show playlist of songs with "Baby" in the title curated by writer-director Edgar Wright himself. That sort of attention to detail, a sense of bespoke fun, encapsulates what has made the British-born Wright a favorite of discerning fans and critics alike.

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KC Symphony rehearses for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

Adam De Sorgo, an oboist in the the Kansas City Symphony, talks about their latest performance of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star
KC Symphony rehearses for 2:12

KC Symphony rehearses for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

KC Symphony faces challenges in performing with movies 2:42

KC Symphony faces challenges in performing with movies

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'Megan Leavey' (Official trailer)

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Battle of the Sexes Official Trailer