If I owned a movie theater, I would host a weekend called “A Dollars a Day” and play one movie from the dollars trilogy all day from Friday-Saturday.
- Friday - A Fistful of Dollars (all day)
- Saturday - For A Few Dollars More (all day)
- Sunday - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (all day)
And maybe a week called “The Wright Stuff” which would go something like this:
- Monday - A Fistful of Fingers
- Tuesday - Shaun Of The Dead
- Wednesday - Hot Fuzz
- Thursday - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
- Friday - Ant Man (this would be the fictional universe where this would be out right now)
I know I posted this earlier, but I would just like to dwell on this a little.
Let’s break this down. The picture in its own is rather simple. It features Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg together around a board with the simple words “The Worlds End…” on it.
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have worked together multiple times with their “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”, more commonly known as “The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.” The first two films in the trilogy, of course, are Shaun Of The Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The trilogy is a reference to another trilogy by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s trilogy called “The Three Colors” trilogy. However, instead of using colors to link the three together, Edgar and Simon used Cornetto Ice Cream.
Shaun of the Dead featured red strawberry cornetto and Hot Fuzz featured a blue classic flavour. The End of The World… (tentative title) is going to be the third film in the trilogy, and is set to feature green mint chocolate chip (delicious!).
The End Of The World… has been talked about and teased since the release of Hot Fuzz, basically. The title has been around, and no one (not Edgar, Simon, or Nick Frost) have confirmed it, and actually found it to be ridiculous at first. They had no idea what the story was going to be like, so having a title already was preposterous. But here we are, about 5 years after the release of Hot Fuzz, and we have this picture. Does this mean they’re going with the title? Are they going to change it? Or are they simply just fucking with us?
Either way, this picture got me waaaay excited.
So, I saw “The Adventures of Tintin” today. Spoiler Free review/rant
It was pretty fantastic, just as I expected.
The film was written by current Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat, with later edits and additions to the script by Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead writer Edgar Wright and writer/director of Attack The Block Joe Cornish. It was directed by the famous Steven Spielberg, and produced by the great Peter Jackson. These factors together drew me into the movie, and it did not disappoint at all.
The film is based off of the classic 1920’s French comics by Herge called The Adventures of Tintin. This film follows a young reporter by the name of Tintin (played by Jamie Bell) who, while browsing through an outdoor market, stumbles upon a model ship that fascinates him so much. A man comes along and warns him of danger that will soon follow if he doesn’t give up the boat. He soon finds out that the dangers that are supposedly associated with the boat are more than real, and he must go on an adventure to discover the secrets of the ship called the Unicorn.
The cast list of this film was remarkable, and stars not only well known actors such as Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and the up and coming Toby Jones, but even some slightly more obscure actors such as Tony Curran, who played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode titled Vincent and the Doctor. All of their performances were spectacular, and the writing was fantastic. The movie, besides its intense action scenes, was also filled with plenty of hilarity in a similar fashion of the humour of Doctor Who, with a hint of Edgar Wrights humour seeping through.
The theater I saw the movie in wasn’t really that loud, so I didn’t experience it in a truly fantastic fashion, and I can’t really comment on the soundtrack. The motion capture used in the film was hyper realistic, and creepy at sometimes, but it still held strong the feel of the Tintin TV series. The voice acting was superb on everyone’s end. Especially Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thomson and Thompson. I could hardly tell it was them.
All in all, the film is definitely a must see if you have ever been a fan of the comics or TV shows. Even if you never were and you like a fantastic adventure, give it a look.
I still want to have The Wright Stuff day.
- A Fistful of Fingers
- Shaun Of The Dead
- Hot Fuzz
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Now, if I want to make it a longer day, it would have Spaced in it as well. Great TV series. I need to see what Asylum is like.
So. Just got back not too long ago from watching Paul and Limitless. Both were pretty great films in their own regards.
Paul, Written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), is about a group of Comic Book fans (Pegg, Frost) who are traveling to all of the hot alien spots of the US. Along the way, they get cut off by a car, who promptly crashes. They get out to find out it’s an alien by the name of Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who is being hunted down by the Government to be lobotomized. Graeme and Clive (Pegg, Frost) agree to help him get away so he can go home. The movie is filled with some pretty great humor, and some really immature humor. They drop many great references subtly and really in your face at the same time. Being the first official writing collaboration of Pegg and Frost, I think it was pretty well put together. They obviously work together great on the screen and off. Kristen Wiig was an irritating character at first, but she ended up being pretty hilarious pretty quick. Jason Bateman was interesting. I can’t really say much about his character. But Bill Hader’s character was pretty brilliant. And he had quite a surprising role. All in all, it was a good movie. The acting was pretty good, the script was pretty good, and it was just a generally fun movie. If you like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, check it out. Even then, I’d still recommend it if it seemed remotely interesting.
Limitless is based off of the novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn. It was directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist). The film is about a washed up author Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, Midnight Meat Train, Hangover) who discovers a drug called NZT from his ex wifes brother. NZT basically unlocks the full potential of your brain, allowing you to be amazing. Eddie takes one, and starts on his book, and goes back for more only to find out the guy who supplied the pill to him was killed. He finds his stash, and starts on NZT, shooting himself up in life. Along the way, he starts finding out the harsh side effects, and needs to find out how to save himself. The directing in the film was pretty good, and the cinematography was insane. There were some pretty great effects I enjoyed, and others that hurt my head. Bradley Cooper is still an enjoyable actor to me, and he delivered an interesting performance. I was surprised to find out that Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) was in it. In accordance to her role, they had really good make up. She delivered a good role as well. Most of the movie was pretty good, but the ending was pretty vague. I’m not sure if that was the intention or not. I say if it seemed remotely interesting to you, check it out.
As a matter of fact, he did 3 songs. What an amazing combination.