As any scary movie fan knows, the line between horror and humor is often blurred to the point of nonexistence. Zombies, in particular, seem unusually well-suited to this dual role: Stupid and clumsy (though often quick on their feet), gruesome yet ridiculous, these humans without humanity are usually singularly focused on eating their way to world domination - though no doubt with ill-formed plans for what to do once they get there.
H ow nice to see an alien movie that likes to have fun. No battles, no social commentary, just some guys on the road being funny. It could be your standard buddy comedy. One of the buddies just happens to not be from around here, but who cares.
T he South has a self confidence problem. I suspect the South suspects the North suspects the people of the South are? just not right. They're right of course - the South I mean. The rest of the country doesn't take the South seriously.
We are in the middle of an interesting stretch of movie releases.
"Anonymous" - starring a sizable swath of Britain's resident acting class - is an ambitiously biting (gnawing?) literary whodunit turning on the Shakespeare question.
The undead have found their way onto the screen once more. No longer are zombie films a victual for late night programming, but they are being resurrected and brought to life in a cinema near you.
Now Playing Synopsis: Five lifelong friends reunite to complete a historic pub crawl from their youth, and find that reaching the fabled World's End tavern will be no simple undertaking while they also fight for the future of all mankind. Twenty years ago, Gary King (Simon Pegg) and his pals embarked on the ultimate drinking marathon. But the beer got the best of them, and they failed to drink their final pint at the World's End pub. Now, as die-hard rebel Gary approaches middle age, he summons his old friends back to their hometown for another round. With each pint down, Gary and the gang take another step toward reconciling with the past. Yet just when it starts to look like their goal is in sight, the pals realize that a much larger struggle is currently taking place, and that the future seems particularly grim -- not only for them, but for the entire human race. Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike co-star in the final chapter of Edgar Wright's "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy," which began with 2004's Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007's Hot Fuzz. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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 Movie Review
Age: 17. Grade: 12. School: Juneau-Douglas High School. Art of choice: Acting. Current work: "Les Miserables," the JDHS musical that opens this weekend. Reason: "I first got into acting half-heartedly. I only auditioned for 'M*A*S*H*' because my girlfriend was. We later broke up, but it was too
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 Movie Review
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