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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...
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

The World's End

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 Buy Tickets Movie Review


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