I’m still in a good mood about The World’s End, the conclusion to Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy. If you’re enjoying your copy of the film at home and want to drink along in the pub crawl, I have the perfect tool for you to use. Here’s a manual detailing exactly how you should drink (including a few specific brands) if you want to imbibe like any of the crawlers along the Golden Mile. Continue reading
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Fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have anxiously awaited the third film in the trio’s Cornetto Trilogy for years. Our patience will be rewarded this August in the US when The World’s End hits theaters. The third film centers around a group of friends who return to their hometown to complete a 12-bar pub crawl that they failed twenty years earlier, only to discover that something is amiss about the town. If you’d like to know more, you can find the trailer here. One of the themes of the film would appear to be attempting to relive the halcyon days of youth. Given how much I enjoy Wright, Pegg, and Frost’s work, and given that the film comes out on my birthday, it’s all given me an idea. Continue reading
Netflix Instant recently made Spaced available, thereby making it easier for US fans to recommend the show to people. Trust me. I know. I’m a US fan who’s been trying to get my friends to watch this show for a few years now, often to no avail because of availability issues. For those of you who don’t know, Spaced was a brilliant British sitcom that had two series of seven episodes. The first came in 1999, and the second was in 2001. It was written by Jessica (Stevenson) Hynes and Simon Pegg, and was directed by Edgar Wright. And now that it’s available on Netflix Instant, you can get in on the fun. To help you become acclimated to the show, I’ve created an infographic–a Spaced character primer. Continue reading
As you may have heard me mention recently, I scored tickets to the St. Louis advanced screening of Attack the Block (2011) on Wednesday. Much thanks to the people at /Film for making it happen. Since seeing the film, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with an appropriate review. There’s a lot of food for thought- the race relations message in the film; the extremely tight script; the magnificent character, Moses and equally magnificent performance of John Boyega bringing Moses to life; the excellent way that director Joe Cornish built suspense on a budget; the comedic relief of Nick Frost, who’s surprisingly a secondary character; the genius behind the alien design, which allowed them to create a perfectly frightening monster without breaking the effects bank; the perfect balance between story, humor, and thrills; and on and on. After nearly two days of deep thought about it, I think I’ve finally formulated all of the things I’d like to say about the movie. Continue reading
You know how this goes. You’re watching a comedy and it slowly builds up the humor to the point that you just can’t take it anymore, and your sides start to hurt.
Just to clarify, no movie has ever actually made me piss my pants. Hooray, bladder control! Continue reading