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'Shaun of the Dead' scares with more than just zombies

'Shaun of the Dead' Rating: **** Starring: in a cinema near you. But "Shaun of the Dead" is not just another zombie film...present state of things, is useless. "Shaun of the Dead" follows a similar social commentary...
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Zombie book a fun project for local fishing guide

...Romano's films ("Night of the LIving Dead," from 1968, and "Dawn of the Dead," from 1978) and his offshoots ("Shaun of the Dead" and last year's "Zombieland"), but said he hasn't read many books on the theme - and knew of none set in...
Paul blends alien, buddy genres

...English stars. The pair has gained increasing popularity in this country with their perfect chemistry in earlier hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," which Pegg also co-wrote. Those who are familiar with these two will no doubt go in expecting...
Movie review: 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil' tries to be the backwood slasher equivalent of "Shaun of the Dead." Take thematic elements from a tired genre, like...successful, it's a masterpiece meta-film like "Shaun of the Dead". "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" just about succeeds...
Biding my time

...I'll be reviewing next week? The first Friday in October has a couple promising comedies in "Zombieland" (think "Shaun of the Dead") and "Whip It." "Whip It" stars the spunky Ellen Page in a story about a roller derby league in Texas and...
'Anonymous': It's no classic, but it's fun

...write his name, much less a sonnet, and an opportunist with an outsized ego, all of which actor Rafe Spall ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") handles nicely. The real playwright and poet was Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, who...
'Run Fatboy Run' predictably perfect

...get to see Keanu Reeves shoot up South Central Los Angeles. Thank goodness for Simon Pegg. The man is funny. "Shaun of the Dead" put Pegg on the Hollywood map; "Hot Fuzz" confirmed his talent; "Run Fatboy Run" is simply the third installment...
Student artist in the Spotlight: David Moriarty

...characters from those who are closest to me." Favorite artists: "One of my favorite actors is Simon Pegg (starred in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz.") To me, he is the perfect example of a serious actor in a comedic role. It seems like comedic...
Attack the Block

Now Playing Synopsis: A group of London teens find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion and fight to defend their tower block from some evil extraterrestrials in this stylish sci-fi romp from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Beset by a gang of young thugs as she passes through a South London housing estate on her way home, Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is in the midst of being robbed when a rampaging alien falls down from the stars and attacks. Later, as the police assist Sam in pursuing her assailants, strange lights start to rain down on the streets, heralding the arrival of a second, more ferocious, wave of creatures. With the city under siege, there's no place left to run. Quickly realizing she's going to have to fight if she wants to survive, Sam tracks down the street-tough teens that were in the midst of mugging her when the invasion began, and vows to battle alongside them to the bitter end. Nick Frost, John Boyega, and Luke Treadaway co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Now Playing Synopsis: An apprehensive crime novelist gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but finds his one shot at success hampered by his soul-crushing paranoia in this comedy starring Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead). Jack (Pegg) used to write children's books, but lately he's begun to dabble in the dark world of crime writing. There's only one problem: the more Jack reads about Victorian-era serial killers, the more he begins to fear he will be murdered at any moment. Irrational as this fear may be, Jack attempts to keep his cool when his agent contacts him with news that an enigmatic Hollywood executive has been inquiring about his latest script. Meanwhile, in order to break out of his downward spiral, he must first contend with his fears of laundry, women, and the black cloud of dread that lingers over his head. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Simon Pegg, Amara Karan, Paul Freeman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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