Straight to Video: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Birdman,’ and the Latest Movie News and Rumors

Grantland’s Chris Connelly and Wesley Morris take a look at the latest movie news and rumors about the Star Wars franchise, Jared Leto as the Joker, the upcoming Wonder Woman film, a Spider-Man spinoff, and much more.

Chris and Wesley break down the filmmaking tactics of director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s newest film, Birdman, and Chris shocks Wesley with his rendition of the Super Chicken theme song.

Chris and Wesley watch an excerpt from indie sensation Whiplash and analyze the nuances of its abusive teacher-student relationship, the performances of Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, and the meticulous filmmaking of young director Damien Chazelle.

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