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Are you a Phineas and Ferb fan? Well, hold on to your socks because Simon Pegg took to the Twitterverse last night to announce his and Shaun of the Dead co-star Nick Frost‘s inclusion in the next Phineas and Ferb Halloween Special. They won’t just be appearing, they will be taking their Shaun of the Dead characters, Shaun and Ed into the world of Phineas and Ferb. (more…)

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Unless you’re The Punisher or Blade, you’re probably never going to get an R-rated movie based on your R-rated comic book exploits. C’est la vie, as they say on Earth. Obviously a movie about Ant-Man doesn’t immediately suggest the necessity for a more adult-friendly rating, a standard superhero PG-13 will do in a pinch, but considering that Ant-Man director Edgar Wright is well-known for his R-rated comedies, he is sort of reveling in the challenge of doing things in a moderately more family friendly way. (more…)

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The World’s End won’t be a classic in the way that Shaun of the Dead was — not yet, at least.

That film was a hilarious and fresh surprise. A zombie film with something to say that slammed a full needle of adrenaline past the breast plate of an arrested genre.

Science fiction doesn’t need that kind of boost — not entirely, at least. Over the last few years, we’ve had to endure a lot of crap (with more on the way), but we’ve also been blessed with Attack the Block, Moon, Elysium, Looper, Children of Men, Sunshine, and a handful of others.

These are smart and bold films with something to say and The World’s End belongs on that list. It may even belong on the top of it, but in that it isn’t going to save a dying genre and in that we expected this brilliance, it won’t likely become the cultural icon that Shaun has become.

Even though it’s a better movie.  (more…)

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Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s third film, The World’s End has its first trailer out and it looks to be another comedic blending of two film genres. Their first two movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are both great late weekend night movies.

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

The five Pub Crawling friends are played by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan. Directed and co-written with Pegg by Wright, The World’s End opens August 23rd. You can check out the international teaser trailer below.

What did you think? Was it enough to get you into a theater seat?

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Now that Sony is finally working on a CG animated Popeye film we’re left to speculate just what Popeye is going to look like, hopefully it’s like this. Created by Lee Romao, this version of Popeye is the furthest thing away from Robin Williams live action film of the early 80s’ and well suited for what Sony should be going with now. Hey Sony, if your reading this, hire the man. [Geek Tyrant]

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So this is Joss Whedon‘s plan all along, using Marvel and it’s billions of dollars just to wiggle Firefly back into the public eye. Don’t get us wrong it’s a “marvel”ous plan, but there’s easier ways to get make another billion dollars Joss. [The Mary Sue]

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Get a load of these jewels Batman. Gotham’s Queen of crime may have looked awesome in the live-action Dark Knight Rises, but this slightly alternate version by Ivangod may have the big screen beat. Thankfully nothing was stolen at the moment of this drawing – except our adoration. [Deviant Art]

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Mapping out the Zombie Apocalypse

First off, if you don’t already have a list of gun stores, grocery stores, and choice hiding places committed to memory for the coming zompocalypse, your name may as well be chum when the un-dead rise, writhe, and wreak havoc. With that said, and my disdain for you clear, the people at Map of the Dead are looking out for your fool asses by creating a site built off of the Google Maps engine that locates your local gun shop (how fucked are the blue states?), convenience stores, police departments, hospitals, and pharmacies, so you can heal up when your health bar gets low or plow the farmers daughter while shopping for a pregnancy test for the hussy back at camp.

The map also indicates the location of your nearest mall (if you want to give the Dawn of the Dead scenario a go), cemetery (Night of the Living Dead), and liquor store (Not really, but close enough to Shaun of the Dead don’t you think?) — sadly, there is no mention of strip clubs or fine pornography outlets, so I’d advise you to stockpile on those items now.

The maps are printable, because when the dead rise the tech will surely fall and everyone who asks Siri how to best a horde will find themselves disappointed and disemboweled by gnawing zed teeth and pawing zed claws.

As for me, I’m decidedly fucked with nothing around me but suburbanites and trees. So, do I turn to cannibalism or become The Real Warlord of New Jersey when the zombies come? Nah, I’m goona befriend a survivalist, slowly earn his trust with my crazy good wood working skills and Frakes-ian beard, and then beat him with a George Foreman grill until he gives me his guns, and his toilet wine, since there are no liquor stores by me either. What? End of the world baby, we ain’t in fantasy land anymore!

Sources: Blastr, Neat-o-rama

 

Simon Pegg has a Fantastic Fear of Everything

Despite the enduring brilliance of both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and the box office dynamism of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Star Trek, Simon Pegg is a bit of a box office lightweight when he’s standing on his own. Paul was bland and infirm at the box office, no one saw (or had much chance to see) Burke and Hare, Run Fatboy Run fell flat, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People… did. Still, he’s Simon Pegg, nerd royalty, and we must at least raise an eyebrow and allow our interests to be mildly piqued by anything he puts out.

The latest, a peculiar looking thing called A Fantastic Fear of Everything, centers around a children’s book author with unfortunate hair and a desire to transition to the realm of crime novels — oh yes, and he also becomes consumed by paranoia as his new project advances. The film is written and co-directed by Crispian Mills, a former lead singer for the UK indie rock group Kula Shaker, and the son of actress Hayley Mills. From the trailer, we can easily see a fascination with the abstract, and while I usually love a bit of whimsy, and while I think Pegg might play off that nicely, this is Mills’ debut, so with no track record to pull from one has to wonder if those themes are either refreshing and imaginative or faux artistic and annoyingly pretentious. So basically this could be a lot like a Terry Gilliam film, or a lot like a Terry Gilliam film.

The film also stars Paul Freeman (Hot Fuzz) and Amara Karan (Doctor Who). There is no word yet on a US release for the UK based film, though with Pegg atop the bill it will likely secure at least a small run stateside — the question is, with Pegg’s track record and the other “Cornetto” boys nowhere to be seen, will a US release really have any impact?

Check out the trailer, which is exclusive to us (and everyone else on the internet) below, and let us know what you think.

Source: CinemaBlend