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It is, it’s unbelievable. This Friday sees a celebration of all the great things that cinema can do, so I’m going to briefly guide you through it. Click in the film title to see a trailer.
We have a beautiful little drama in the shape of Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12 coming out. This is one I have not seen yet but word from SXSW was extremely positive and I will definitely see it.
We have Edgar Wright’s The world’s end for a good dose of comedy and sci-fi fisticuffs. everybody is raving about this one and, having seen it, I can say it deserves every praise.
We have a fantastic horror movie, too: Adam Wingard’s You’re next. This movie is an absolute blast. No horror fan should miss it.
Finally, how about a kick-ass, beautifully shot kung-fu film from master-filmmaker Wong Kar Wai? The Grandmaster comes out on limited release this Friday as well. I haven’t seen it so I can’t vouch for it, but it looks gorgeous and super bad ass.
August 23rd 2013: The best movie day of the year.
Gallerie 1988 is doing an official Edgar Wright Art Show. This is one of the pieces that will be presented. It’s awesome. Enjoy spotting characters from Spaced, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, as well as Scott Pilgrim and his friends. I want this thing on my wall… The artist who did this great piece goes by the moniker “100% soft”. Great job, sir!
I’m going to turn 39 in a couple of months.
When you’re my age it’s both easy to think of yourself as younger than you really are, and to long for the days when you actually, truly, were.
That’s where The World’s End begins. With a man my age (ish) who not only refuses to accept that he’s an older man, but who achingly longs to touch those years again, from two decades ago, when all of life was laid bare at the tips of his fingers, ripe with the promise of a fantastic life and a future paved in good times.
But you can’t live in the past, and it’s dangerous to try.
That being said, man, it is fun to watch.
The World’s End is a beautiful, funny, clever and thrilling exploration of the dangers of refusing to grow up. It’s about the wisdom in leaving the past well enough alone, and about the fact that the past probably wouldn’t recognize you anyways (or you wouldn’t recognize it?), if you showed up at it’s doorstep begging to be let back in.
But seriously, it’s a fucking funny movie.
Theatrical trailer for The World’s End, Edgar Wright’s new film! Too many great gags to count. Pegg seems in fine form!
Here is a fantastic trailer for Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END. Personally I don’t need to see anything else in terms of trailers, just the whole damn thing please.
There will be no greater film news today.
Find more on this HERE.
Empire online talks for an hour with Edgar Wright about all things Ant Man, The World’s End, Spaced, Scott Pilgrim… you name it. And you hear it. HERE.
Keep an eye on THIS.
I have no clue what exactly it is, I’ll find out in April, same as all of you, but it’s got some cool names attached to it and seems to by a hybrid movie - comicbook - thingie…
Just exactly what are THE RANDOM ADVENTURES OF BRANDON GENERATOR?????
The Night Stalker!
It will star Johnny Depp and is about “a reporter who, while tracking down a serial killer, finds that he’s really going toe-to-toe with a vampire.”
Read more about this over at comingsoon.net!
DEADLINE's got more on the subject, including confirmation that Edgar Wright is also set up to direct ANT MAN for Marvel and Disney, which he co-wrote with his pal Joe Cornish (writer/director of last year's best film, Attack The Block).
Anytime Wright announces a new project, it’s cause for ultimate celebration!
How absolutely beautiful is that? Mr Wright and Mr Pegg working on their next film. Any one who’s seen the making-of documentaries for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz knows what that pad means.
Six or seven months ago Edgar Wright Tweeted that he had watch something like 30 film Noirs for a project he was working on. Since then I’ve been dreaming that The World’s End was going to be their take on that genre. How great would that be? Don’t put money on it, though, he could have been referring to any number of project he’s got his mind on…
“"There is a draft out there, which I’ve read, and it’s great, and I think our plan is to crack on and shoot next year. Touch wood. They move and they change but we definitely want to get on with it."
So, the guys behind two of my favorite movies of the last decade are possibly finally getting back together for a third go around on the big screen!
Fingers so crossed it’s ridiculous…