It worked for the Monty Python’s Holy Grail, why not Shaun of the Dead?

Monty Python‘s first foray into film was a compilation of sketches from their first two television series called And Now For Something Completely Different. While Monty Python and the Holy Grail was considered the comedy troupe’s first “proper” film, it was immediately hailed as comic genius and achieved widespread success both from a critical and audience standpoint.It still lives on […]

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Interview with Dylan Moran as he rides into Texas

The London Evening News called Irish comedian/actor/writer, Dylan Moran, ‘The Oscar Wilde of comedy‘. Just minutes into the interview I understood why. His swing through Texas on the final leg of his current North American tour (tonight at the Paramount Theater in Austin and Thursday at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas), is the comic’s first […]

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The World's End is upon us – are you prepared?

In 2004, the world was treated to the great mind palaces Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg with Shaun of the Dead. While it seemed like an eternity, it was only short three years before we could stop wearing out the “Shaun” DVD and head to the cinema for Hot Fuzz, the second in what has […]

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'Spaced': The beginning of 'The World's End'?

Having been one of the ‘chosen ones’ to have been able to see a pre-screening of the Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg film, The World’s End, my mind immediately began to wander (no comments, please) as I left the cinema to just how much I love the earlier Channel 4 comedy series, Spaced. Brilliantly conceived and written […]

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Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost lead us to 'The World's End'

As we speak, UK moviegoers are experiencing The World’s End courtesy of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost. The ‘unofficial’ end to the ‘unofficial’ Cornetto trilogy, as deemed by fans of their predecessors, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, premieres today in theatres across the UK with an August 23 premiere date slated […]

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Must see summer movies – Alpha Papa and The World's End

This is almost too good to be true. Usually, summer movie releases are categorized in the blockbuster variety of which super-hero sequel can out box-office the others the most or the likes of Mission Impossible 6, Iron Man 3, Spiderman 3, Friday the 13th, part 25, etc. Not since 2004 and the release of Shaun […]

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Lego Shaun of the Dead anyone?

From the department of too good to pass up….as I began writing this, the CUUSOO team over at Lego were in need of about 5,000 supporters in order to create a Lego set for the great Simon Pegg / Edgar Wright zombie invasion comedy film, Shaun of the Dead. The Make the Winchester project is […]

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Top Ten Brit films of all time, part 2

Must have been spot on with #6-10. No one has questioned anything yet. Maybe you’re waiting for #1-5 before letting me have it. Here goes: #5 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – this London underground film revolves around a high stakes card that, not surprisingly, goes wrong leaving the boys with a week […]

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