CA – Baby Driver Signing

Filmmaker Edgar Wright returns to Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm to celebrate the release of “Baby Driver” on Blu-ray!

To attend the signing and meet Edgar Wright: Purchase “Baby Driver” (available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K) in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 10th. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the signing. Limit 1 Blu-ray/ticket per person.

  • Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY the “Baby Driver” Blu-ray can be signed.

“Baby Driver” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 10, featuring more than two hours of high octane special features including extended and deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, animatics and more!

“Baby Driver” tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

CA – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Game Signing

Game designer Keith Baker appears to demonstrate how to play the game and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will be here to sign copies of the game at this exclusive event for Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM.

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deck-building game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 26th at 9am

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NY – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick appears in conversation with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen, in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” In The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.” Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve in her Tony-nominated performance for the musical High Society. Since her Academy Award–nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods, the Twilight saga, and the Pitch Perfect film franchise. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the triple-platinum hit song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles.

Please note: the Q&A will be conducted before the film and a signed copy of Anna’s book, Scrappy Little Nobody, is included with the purchase of a ticket

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, New York 10570
(914) 747-5555

NYC – Anna Kendrick Signing

Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears  in conversation with Angela Ledgerwood at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present and sign the paperback edition her book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In her autobiographical collection of essays Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – The Glass Castle Discussion

Join actor Brie Larson, actor Naomi Watts, and author Jeannette Walls for a conversation on Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 PM about their upcoming film, “The Glass Castle,” based on Walls’s critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. Tickets available at the link…

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight–knit family, “The Glass Castle” recounts the unconventional upbringing Walls and her siblings had as part of a dysfunctional family. Joining the conversation for the question–and–answer portion of the evening is director and screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton.

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Florence Gould Hall
55 E 59th St, New York, New York 10022
(212) 355-6100

CA – Baby Driver Soundtrack Signing

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signs at Amoeba Music on Friday June 30th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available starting Friday June 23rd with purchase of the Baby Driver soundtrack CD or vinyl in-store only.To attend signing/meet Edgar: Purchase your copy of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver on CD or double vinyl LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 23rd. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the 6/30 signing. 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person.

– Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY Baby Driver soundtrack can be signed.

Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. (Single is included on the track list of the 2 CD package but on download card for the vinyl format).

The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

Edgar Wright Presents Baby Driver at Awesome Con 2017

Press Release:

LeftField Media has announced that director Edgar Wright will make a special appearance at this year’s Awesome Con. Wright will screen his new, highly anticipated film Baby Driver to a select DC audience, and will appear as part of the Awesome Con’s featured weekend programs, including a signing with fans. Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con and attracts over 60,000 fans, guests including David Tennant, Stan Lee, and Scott Snyder, and partners including the Smithsonian and Nickelodeon. Awesome Con will be Wright’s exclusive US Comic Con appearance in the lead up to Baby Driver’s debut. 

Baby Driver – written and directed by Wright – is the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway, but after being coerced into working for a crime boss, Baby must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom. Baby Driver features an ensemble cast including Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Tristar Pictures and MRC present Baby Driver opening in US theaters on June 28. Its trailer can be viewed online now

Wright has developed a cult following and widespread acclaim for his clever, quirky, and imaginative films – including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Fans looking to meet him and get a first look at his Baby Driver can find him at various Awesome Con events: 

  • Baby Driver Preview Screening – Thursday, June 157 PM at Regal Gallery Place

A special pre-Awesome Con event, this limited screening is open to select fans and media, and will feature a showing of the full film together with a Q&A from Wright. Media wishing to attend should contact Gabrielle Flamand at gabrielle@prcollaborative.com

  • Baby Driver Debut Panel and Q&A – Saturday, June 172 PM at Awesome Con’s Main Stage

Edgar Wright and Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible) take to Awesome Con’s Main Stage to speak about Wright’s career, the creation of Baby Driver, his fans, and working with the film’s all-star cast. The panel will feature giveaways, surprises, and special clips from Baby Driver

  • Edgar Wright Signing – Saturday, June 173:15 PM in Awesome Con’s Autograph Area

Meet Edgar Wright and get a Baby Driver poster signed by the film’s writer and director! Wright will conduct a special signing with details on participation coming soon. 

“I can’t tell you how often Edgar Wright’s movies are quoted at Awesome Con or how many times I’ve seen fans cosplay as the characters he’s created,” said Ben Penrod, Awesome Con’s Founder. “It’s an honor to be able to welcome Edgar now to the show, and I know we’ll be flooded with Baby Driver cosplayers next year!”

Awesome Con takes place June 16-18, 2017 in the Walter Washington Convention Center, and tickets are available now at awesomecon.com. Fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Awesome Con on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Chris Evans Surprises Comic Fans at Local Shop

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Some lucky fans got a big surprise when actor Chris Evans unexpectedly showed up at Comicazi, a comic shop in Somerville, MA, for a series of pranks which were captured on video (see below). The event was organized to advertise a contest Evans is currently running with Omaze in which participants contribute to charity for a chance to meet and participate in an escape room with him. Proceeds from the contest benefit Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit that provides support to kids fighting cancer.

Comicazi co-owner Mike Burke said they were contacted out of the blue by Omaze, whose team had previously scouted the store and found it ideal for their purposes. “Once everything was finalized, they had a crew set the cameras up the day before,” said Burke. “The next day Chris Evans came in to participate and get the whole thing going. He was a very nice guy.”

A Boston native, Evans has appeared in several comic book based movies most notably as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has previously benefited Christopher’s Haven at their fundraiser and two years ago famously visited their patients alongside actor Chris Pratt after winning a bet with the star of Guardians of the Galaxy that the New England Patriots would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

Click here to enter the Omaze contest…

photo courtesy of Comicazi 

CA – Meet Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today.

Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

Join Anna Kendrick for this Very Special Event!
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, November 21st at 9am to customers who purchase a pre-signed copy of “Scrappy Little Nobody” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• This event is a photo opportunity with Anna Kendrick with the purchase of a pre-signed book
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• All books will be pre-signed
• Personalization will not be available
• No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

WA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody! Tickets available at the link.

Few people possess a charming candor like Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick in her new collection of autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody. Sharing her observations of pop culture and stories from her life, including reviewing a binder full of butt doubles and her dual life as a middle-school student and Broadway performer, the star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect creates a picture of idiosyncratic Hollywood moments and captivatingly ordinary tales of a quirky girl. Experience Kendrick’s sharp wit in person at an author book discussion.

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, ANNA KENDRICK made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve for her Tony-nominated performance in the musical “High Society.” Since her Academy Award-nominated role as Natalie Keener in “Up in the Air,” she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods and “The Twilight Saga” and “Pitch Perfect” film franchises. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the #2 Billboard hit song, “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in “Pitch Perfect.” Kendrick stars in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” in theaters now, and in upcoming films including “The Accountant,” “Trolls,” and “The Hollars.” She will reprise her role as Beca in “Pitch Perfect 3,” coming in 2017.

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

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