Watch Mike Relm’s Cornetto Trilogy Mash-Up Video in Anticipation of THE WORLD’S END; HOT FUZZ Interactive Screenplay Released

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Opening this Friday, August 23rd, is the third film in The Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End.  The film is an excellent and wildly entertaining effort from writer/director Edgar Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost that uses elements from the sci-fi genre to explore issues of friendship, adulthood, and growing up.  Pegg and Frost both give brilliant performances as the film’s leads and Wright once again proves that he’s one of the most talented filmmakers working today, crafting some of the most inventive action sequences you’ll see all year.  Read Matt’s review here.  In celebration of the film’s release, Mike Relm has put together a remix video that mashes up all three films in the Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.

Additionally, Focus Features has made available a fascinating interactive screenplay for Hot Fuzz (click here for the Shaun interactive script) that makes for a very worthwhile time sink.  Hit the jump to check out both the remix video and the Hot Fuzz interactive screenplay.

Nick Frost and James Marsden Join Vince Vaughn in BUSINESS TRIP

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A couple more names have been added to the cast of Starbuck director Ken Scott’s new comedy Business Trip.  The film stars Vince Vaughn as an American business man whose trip to Europe “is upended and devolves into amusing madness,” with Dave Franco already onboard to co-star.  Now The Wrap reports that Nick Frost and James Marsden are in talks to sign on in supporting roles.  Scott and Vaughn most recently collaborated on the comedy Delivery Man, which opens in theaters this November.  Further details regarding Frost and Marsden’s roles are unknown at this time.

Frost will next be seen opposite Simon Pegg in director Edgar Wright’s fantastic sci-fi comedy The World’s End, opening in the U.S. on August 23rd.  He also stars in the upcoming comedy Cuban Fury alongside Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd.  As for Marsden, he was most recently seen playing President John F. Kennedy in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and also stars in this December’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

THE WORLD’S END Review

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Before I went off to college, several people told me, “It will be the best four years of your life!”  In my head, my response was, “That’s horrible!”  I didn’t want my life to peak at 22 and then have it all go downhill from there.  Furthermore, that comment is rooted in a fear of the future, and has a death grip on the past because at least those were “the glory years.”  Edgar Wright’s The World’s End thoughtfully explores the importance of coming to own your past rather than letting it own you.  Of course, he does this in the same bravura directing style of his past films, and with the rapid-fire comedy he and co-writer/star Simon Pegg brought to the first two parts of “The Cornetto Trilogy”, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  However, the trilogy’s conclusion makes a firm break with the structure and style of those movies in favor something that’s a little looser, more mature, and just as funny and emotionally honest.

Comic-Con: THE WORLD’S END Panel Recap; Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost Talk the Cornetto Trilogy, SPACED, DOCTOR WHO and More

by     Posted 1 year, 98 days ago

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The filmmaking team of writer/director Edgar Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost have churned out two incredible films with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and this summer they return to close out the Cornetto Trilogy with the fantastic-looking The World’s End. The three have a genuine love for movies and their fans, so at The World’s End Comic-Con panel this morning, they decided not to show any more footage from the film, which paved the way for a very entertaining—and very funny—conversation that delved into Doctor Who comparisons, how The World’s End fits into the Cornetto Trilogy, whether the three will make another film together, and if a continuation of Spaced is in the cards. Hit the jump for my full recap of the panel.

Watch Peter Jackson Talk THE WORLD’S END with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost; Plus 3 Clips

by     Posted 1 year, 100 days ago

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One of my most anticipated films of the year is The World’s End.  The film not only marks director Edgar Wright’s follow-up to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but it closes out the Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  The pic’s US release is just a little over a month away, and a few World’s End goodies have surfaced online ahead of the film’s Comic-Con panel this weekend.  Peter Jackson—who has a cameo in Hot Fuzz—recently sat down with Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost for a discussion about the new film, and the video has been posted online for our viewing pleasure.  The conversation is great, as it delves into the origins of The World’s End and the grueling production process.  Additionally, three new clips from the pic have been released online.

Hit the jump to watch the video interview and clips, and check back here on Friday for our full recap of the film’s Comic-Con panel.  The World’s End opens in the UK on July 19th and in the US on August 23rd.

Go Behind the Scenes of Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END in a New Featurette

by     Posted 1 year, 115 days ago

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Director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End not only landed on our list of the most anticipated films of the third quarter, but it’s also one of my most anticipated films of the year period.  The pic reunites Wright with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz co-writer/star Simon Pegg and star Nick Frost, and centers on five childhood friends (played by Pegg, Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  A new featurette has been released in which the film’s cast discusses the filmmaking genius of Wright, and we get a look at the director at work by way of some behind-the-scenes footage.  It’s a nice peek behind the curtain, and I really can’t wait to see this thing as soon as humanly possible.

Hit the jump to watch the new featurette, and click here if you missed the previous featurette that centers on the history of Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy.”  The film also stars Rosamund Pike and opens in the UK on July 19th and in the US on August 23rd.

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost Discuss the Cornetto Trilogy in THE WORLD’S END Featurette

by     Posted 1 year, 123 days ago

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A new featurette for co-writer/director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End has been released, in which the connection between The World’s End and Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is explored.  World’s End completes the unofficial “Cornetto trilogy” that began with Shaun and continued with Hot Fuzz, and in this new featurette Wright and his cohorts discus how this unofficial series of films came to be.  The featurette includes interviews with a number of people that have been involved in all three films, including Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Wright reveals which actors from the first two films will also be appearing in the concluding chapter.  In speaking about the central theme of The World’s End as it relates to the “zombie movie” nature of Shaun and the “British take on a Michael Bay movie” spin on Hot Fuzz, Wright describes The World’s End as “a quest movie with an extremely irresponsible King Arthur at the head of it.”  Count me wholeheartedly in.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette.  The film also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund PikeThe World’s End opens in the UK on July 19th and in the US on August 23rd.

6 Character Posters for THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Rosamund Pike

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Six character posters have been released for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  It would seem like the different title above each actor is a pub name that also describes the character.  However, if you check the names against this teaser poster from last year, you’ll see that only “The Famous Cock” and “The Trusty Servant” are listed, so if you were really hoping that they would visit “The Pickled Newt”, that’s a strange thing to hope for.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film also stars The Intrepid Fox, Rosamund PikeThe World’s End opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

TOP 5: Xbox One Reveal, MAN OF STEEL Final Trailer, THE HANGOVER PART III Interviews, THE WORLD’S END, BEFORE MIDNIGHT Interviews

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Whether you’re a gamer or not, if you have the slightest interest in pop culture happenings then you probably know that Microsoft announced its next-gen console, the Xbox One, earlier this week. As someone who has already decided to throw all of my console eggs into Microsoft’s basket, I was a little disappointed that my two primary questions: 1) “When can I get it?” and 2) “For how much?” weren’t answered. Nevertheless, the Interwebs are also filled with grumblings from undecided consumers who thought Microsoft’s big reveal focused too much on the other entertainment features of the One as opposed to the gaming experience (see this amusingly edited video of the announcement as an example of their frustration). Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t care less about using my Xbox to check fantasy football stats and/or being able to power the console on with my voice as opposed to the physically intensive act of pushing a button on my controller. That said, I would offer that those ready to commit to Sony’s PS4 at least give Microsoft a few weeks to roll out more details of the One’s games at E3. If we come out of that still talking about our ability to seamlessly switch between The Price is Right and a Skype call then we may have something to complain about.

If the above paragraph whetted your appetite for more console talk from a novice gamer then you’re in luck. This week’s Top 5 includes more on Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, the final trailer for Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III interviews with Bradley Cooper and more, the U.S trailer and a couple of new posters for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End, and Before Midnight interviews with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy. A brief recap and link to each of the above awaits after the jump.

New U.S. Trailer for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

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You may have seen the U.K. trailer for director Edgar Wright’s The World’s End previously, but the new U.S. trailer has now been unveiled with plenty of new footage to scope out.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  The humor seen in the U.S. trailer is just as sharp and funny as the jokes in the U.K. trailer.  Also, after rampaging zombies in Shaun of the Dead and cordial fascists in Hot Fuzz, killer robots feel like a natural antagonist for the conclusion of the “Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy”.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike.  The World’s End opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd. 

Raise a Glass to the New Posters for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

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Focus Features has released 2 new posters for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  This new posters throw Rosamund Pike into the mix, although we also got to see her a bit in the excellent trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the posters, and click here for what Pegg had to say about the film to Steve.  The World’s End opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

First Trailer for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Rosamund Pike

by     Posted 1 year, 171 days ago

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The first trailer for director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End has been released online.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  The first trailer illustrates exactly what’s in the logine with just a bit more revealed to tease audiences without giving everything away.  I love Pegg’s character already as he looks and acts completely different than either of the previous iterations of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.  It’s also nice to see Frost working a polar opposite from Shaun of the Dead’s Ed; I just hope Freeman gets a bigger part than his original outing.  This is going to be a long and excruciating wait.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Rosamund PikeThe World’s End will be released in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

New UK Poster for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

by     Posted 1 year, 172 days ago

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A new UK quad poster has been released for Edgar Wright‘s upcoming film, The World’s End.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  The poster gives us the first look at the movie’s apocalyptic menace, and the glowing blue-eyes have me intrigued.  Are they aliens?  Robots?  Alien robots?  Because if it’s alien robots, that’s an unbeatable double-threat.  Everyone on Earth is going to die horribly.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The World’s End also stars Rosamund Pike and opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

First Very Brief Footage from Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END

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The first footage from director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End has made its way online, albeit in very, very brief fashion.  The footage debuts by way of a montage of clips from this summer’s upcoming films, and though it’s only two short snippets, it should suffice as a nice tease for fans who are eagerly awaiting the third and likely final installment of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy that began with Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Pegg, Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.

These two brief pieces of footage don’t reveal much other than Simon Pegg acting like a goofball, but a debut trailer for the film is expected to drop very soon.  Really looking forward to this one, so hopefully that wait is a short one.  Hit the jump to watch the footage.  The World’s End also stars Rosamund Pike and opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd. 

THE WORLD’S END Release Date Moved Up to July 19th in the U.K.

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The end of the world is arriving a bit earlier than expected for the folks across the pond.  Director Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated upcoming film The World’s End was initially set for release in the U.K. on August 14th and in the U.S. on October 25th.  The domestic release date was subsequently (and thankfully) moved up to August 23rd, but now that U.K. date has been moved up even closer to July 19th.  Wright announced the move on his Twitter, saying “Prepare for barmageddon: The World’s End hits UK cinemas on JULY 19TH!”

The film is the third and final entry in the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” from Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  The story for The World’s End centers on five childhood friends (played by Pegg, Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  A trailer is expected to arrive very soon, so keep your eye on Collider in the coming days.

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