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Attack the Block Blu-ray and DVD Hit October 25th!

19 September 2011 1:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"It's an alien invasion, bruv - believe it" and it's coming to you from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "Trust, fam!" Attack the Block will be invading your area on Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th, 2011. The film boasts an impressive roster, including fan favorites' co-star Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and his cinema brethren filmmaker Edgar Wright serving as executive producer. It also introduces audiences to a slew of UK newcomers, like writer/director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, co-written with Wright) and star John Boyega. Winner of the Audience Award for Midnighters at 2011 SXSW, Attack the Block is one of the best reviewed films of 2011 and has left an army of #Blockheads (the fan moniker for the film) chomping at the bit for this "must own" Blu-ray and DVD, both packed with extras, including cast and filmmaker commentaries and behind the scenes featurettes. »

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DVD: Attack the Block (Optimum)

17 September 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

When alien invaders maraud through a south London council estate, it’s down to a bunch of teenage delinquents to fight back. Joe Cornish of The Adam and Joe Show makes an impressive debut as a writer director with this polished, action packed horror comedy (closer to horror than comedy). But it would have been better if it had more plot twists and fewer lectures on the importance of hugging a hoody. »

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Competition: Win ‘Attack the Block’ on Double Play!

15 September 2011 1:30 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Joe Cornish’s critically acclaimed debut film Attack the Block is released on DVD, Double-Play, and Est on September 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to own it on Double-Play! The film tells the story of a group of teenagers from South London who, after capturing an alien that crash lands on Earth, find themselves protecting their block from a whole invasion.

Bonfire night, South London. Sam (Jodie Whittaker – St Trinian’S, Venus) and a gang of hooded youths encounter a meteor which crash lands near their housing block. Sam flees the scene, but the gang are attacked by a small vicious alien.  They kill the ghoulish invader, but their triumph is short lived. More aliens are invading and they’re bigger, stronger and out for blood. The gang’s only chance of survival is to take refuge within the concrete walls of the block. Teaming »

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Win: Attack the Block on Double Play Blu-ray DVD

14 September 2011 12:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Joe Cornish’s critically acclaimed debut film Attack the Block is released on DVD, Double-Play, and Est on September 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to own it on Double-Play! The film tells the story of a group of teenagers from South London who, after capturing an alien that crash lands on Earth, find themselves protecting their block from a whole invasion.

Bonfire night, South London. Sam (Jodie Whittaker – St Trinian’S, Venus) and a gang of hooded youths encounter a meteor which crash lands near their housing block. Sam flees the scene, but the gang are attacked by a small vicious alien.  They kill the ghoulish invader, but their triumph is short lived. More aliens are invading and they’re bigger, stronger and out for blood. The gang’s only chance of survival is to take refuge within the concrete walls of the block. Teaming »

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Attack the Block: Blu-ray and DVD Release Announcement

12 September 2011 10:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Attack the Block only received a limited release in the Us, but those who missed out won’t have to wait too much longer to see the movie for themselves. Sony Pictures has just announced that Attack the Block will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th. We have a copy of the official press release, which also includes the list of bonus materials.

“Culver City, CA (9/19/11) – “It’s an alien invasion, bruv – believe it” and it’s coming to you from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Trust, fam!” Attack The Block will be invading your area on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD on October 25th, 2011. The film boasts an impressive roster, including fan favorites’ co-star Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and his cinema brethren filmmaker Edgar Wright serving as executive producer. It also introduces audiences to a slew of UK newcomers, like writer/director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin, »

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Win Attack the Block on Double Play!

12 September 2011 5:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Joe Cornish’s critically acclaimed debut film Attack the Block is released on DVD, Double-Play, and Est on September 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving four people the chance to own it on Double-Play! The film tells the story of a group of teenagers from South London who, after capturing an alien that crash lands on Earth, find themselves protecting their block from a whole invasion.

Bonfire night, South London. Sam (Jodie Whittaker – St Trinian’S, Venus) and a gang of hooded youths encounter a meteor which crash lands near their housing block. Sam flees the scene, but the gang are attacked by a small vicious alien.  They kill the ghoulish invader, but their triumph is short lived. More aliens are invading and they’re bigger, stronger and out for blood. The gang’s only chance of survival is to take refuge within the concrete walls of the block. »

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'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish talks about his new British sci-fi movie, working with Spielberg, and how you can learn to 'kick alien arse'

28 July 2011 9:51 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

As a kid growing up in South London during the late ’70s and early ’80s Joe Cornish adored both creature features like Gremlins and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and gang movies such as The Outsiders and The Warriors. His one complaint about these films? None of them were set in South London. “I used to wonder why those stories never happened where I lived,” says Cornish. “Twenty-five years later I’m trying to put that right.”

Cornish’s vehicle for doing so is the movie Attack the Block, which the 42-year-old wrote and directed and which opens tomorrow. »

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Read this Interview with Joe Cornish and John Boyega from 'Attack the Block' or Get Merked!

28 July 2011 8:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Luke Treadaway in Attack the Block

Photo: Screen Gems Attack the Block is a film sold with the tagline "Inner City vs. Outer Space" as aliens have landed in South London and for some reason seem attracted to one specific South London apartment building. Even more specifically, they seem to be honing in one group of young thugs, whom we first meet as they are mugging a nurse as she's walking home. As terror rains down from the stars this group of misfits and the woman they mugged must ultimately work together to save their tower block from the alien marauders. But while Attack the Block is being sold as a sci-fi comedy, there's a lot more to it than just that.

John Boyega stars as Moses, the leader of this gang with a not-so-ironic name. On top of serving as the face of this young group of hoods, »

- Brad Brevet

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Attack the Block's Cornish Keeps VFX Practical for His Super 8 Mile

13 July 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I like interviewing up-and-coming talent because there's a curiosity factor. Like, who's this rookie writer-director out of Britain everybody's talking about, whose movie won audience awards at both SXSW and the Los Angeles Film Festival? Insiders have been tracking Joe Cornish not only because he's a protege of Attack the Block exec producer Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz), with whom he co-wrote Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and Marvel's Ant Man, but because he's also a TV writer-personality (late night Channel 4 homemade sketch comedy series The Adam and Joe Show). (All Cornish will say about Tintin is that because Herge drew each panel from photographs, performance capture is a "good fit.") Cornish does talk below about his $13-million debut film Attack »

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‘Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’ Trailer

18 May 2011 11:00 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Tintin is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year as the comics, The Adventures of Tintin by the late cartoonist Herge, come to life in this 3D motion-capture film. Steven Spielberg is directing, Peter Jackson is producing and the screenplay is co-written by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Joe Cornish (The Adam and Joe Show), and Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Doctor Who).

Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) will voice Tintin and the film also features the voices of Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) as Inspectors Thompson and Thompson, Daniel Craig (007: Quantum of Solace) as Red Tackham, and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Captain Haddock.

Story:

The script is rumored to be a combined adaptation of three Tintin books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure. Bell »

- Ernie Estrella

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Attack the Block Review

12 May 2011 6:04 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Much has been made of the similarities between Attack the Block and now landmark hit horror comedy Shaun of the Dead in the advertising for this film. It's true, both films have been co-funded by Film4 Productions - one of the forerunners in British cinematic production - and both feature the wonderfully talented Nick Frost. Furthermore, it's another innovative genre blend, coming from "Joe" (Joe Cornish, who's worked on the screenplays for the upcoming Tintin and Ant-Man), one half of the much-loved - and ever so popular - Channel 4 comedy of yesteryear, The Adam and Joe Show. In fact, it even comes from the same producers that brought that film to the screen.

So, it's fairly evident that this film has been built on some very solid foundations. Furthermore, the depth and experience belonging to those involved in its production is remarkable, again adding to this film's strength. However, »

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New Poster, Photos, and Soundtrack Sample for Attack the Block

9 May 2011 11:40 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Writer-director Joe Cornish's Attack the Block is gearing up for its U.K. release; Empire has released a new poster for the occasion. A hit at this year's South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), Attack the Block won the SXSW Audience Award and near universal praise for Cornish's directorial debut. The festival helped win the movie U.S. distribution, though no release date has been set yet.

While Cornish has co-written the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and the in-development Ant-Man with Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright (who produced Attack the Block), Cornish started his career as a comedian on the BBC sketch show The Adam and Joe Show. It's taken a decade for Cornish to finally make his first movie, but Cornish explained to The Skinny that he was "just waiting till I was ready."

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- Ryan Gowland

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Behind the scenes of Attack the Block with Joe Cornish

9 May 2011 10:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joe Cornish (he of The Adam and Joe Show fame) makes his theatrical debut as writer-director of Attack the Block, a sci-fi comedy that sees a teenage street gang fighting to repel an alien invasion of their South London council estate. The film is executive produced by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and stars Jodie Whittaker (St. Trinian's), Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans), Jumayn Hunter (Eden Lake) and Franz Drameh (Hereafter) alongside newcomers Alex Esmail, John Boyega, Leeon Jones and Simon Howard, not to mention long-time Wright collaborator Nick Frost.

Attack the Block has been generating quite a bit of buzz since its premiere at SXSW back in March, drawing comparisons to cult 80s classic the The Goonies, and UK audiences will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about when the film opens in cinemas this Wednesday. »

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Review: Attack the Block

25 April 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Attack The Block

Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Nick Frost, Danielle Vitalis | Written and Directed by Joe Cornish

Attack the Block feels something like the culmination of a new wave of British filmmaking, if you’ll forgive such grandiose showboating. With the mainstream successes of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in recent years, followed by films by Garth Jennings, Ricky Gervais, Chris Morris and more recently Richard Ayoade, it seems clearer than ever that British television comedy is a particularly fertile breeding ground for quality filmmaking. The latest example of this is Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block. Cornish, who made his name with Adam Buxton on their cult TV and now radio programme, The Adam and Joe Show, presents a slick urban-comedy-sci-fi-horror-action flick that in one fell swoop proves the first-time feature director as an assured talent and a definite ‘one to watch’ for coming years. »

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Joe Cornish interview: The hoodie horror

16 April 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He used to re-make films using cuddly toys in a Brixton bedsit on the Adam and Joe Show. Now Joe Cornish has made his own movie, a darkly funny, provocative horror. Next up, he's working with Steven Spielberg – which holds terrors of its own…

Seven years ago, the comedian Joe Cornish was walking home through the south London streets he's lived in since he was a child, when, for the first time in his life, he was mugged. Cornish is a long man. A man whose 42-year-old arms swing contentedly in their sweatshirt sleeves like cats in a duvet cover; whose voice, lullabyish and sardonic-sounding, slips easily into a giggle. "This mugging violated certain boundaries," he explains, his hands holding his face in the way people do when they're trying to hold down a blush – he's not used to talking about himself. "It made me think two things. First, it »

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Joe Cornish interview: The hoodie horror

16 April 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He used to re-make films using cuddly toys in a Brixton bedsit on the Adam and Joe Show. Now Joe Cornish has made his own movie, a darkly funny, provocative horror. Next up, he's working with Steven Spielberg – which holds terrors of its own…

Seven years ago, the comedian Joe Cornish was walking home through the south London streets he's lived in since he was a child, when, for the first time in his life, he was mugged. Cornish is a long man. A man whose 42-year-old arms swing contentedly in their sweatshirt sleeves like cats in a duvet cover; whose voice, lullabyish and sardonic-sounding, slips easily into a giggle. "This mugging violated certain boundaries," he explains, his hands holding his face in the way people do when they're trying to hold down a blush – he's not used to talking about himself. "It made me think two things. First, it »

- Eva Wiseman

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The best films for spring 2011

6 April 2011 2:51 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A remarkable documentary by rising British director Lucy Walker offers terrifying insights into an issue many people think is a political dead letter – nuclear war. Plus the best of the rest

Countdown to Zero (dir Lucy Walker) ★ Star pick

Lucy Walker is fast becoming one of Britain's most remarkable, and remarkably prolific, film-makers. It has hardly been a month since she was on the Oscar red-carpet as an Academy Award nominee for her fascinating documentary Waste Land. Now she gives us an extraordinary and quite terrifying documentary about a subject that most of us think is a political dead letter: nukes.

You might believe that worrying about nuclear war went out in the 1980s with Norman Tebbit and Katharine Hamnett T-shirts. Wrong. Walker talks to a range of interviewees including Mikhail Gorbachev and Tony Blair – who appears to rediscover his leftist youth with a plea to reduce nuclear weapons to »

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SXSW Interview: Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright ‘Attack the Block’

19 March 2011 10:43 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If there must be one film to be labeled as the true winner of this year’s SXSW, it’s without a doubt Joe Cornish‘s feature debut film, Attack the Block. The comedic chase film is by all accounts a universally loved film here at the festival, and for good reason. The story follows a group of hooligans from the projects fighting off an alien invasion, and what could be cooler than that? Anything? No? Thought so. If you need further proof as to why the film is so beloved, then check out Brian Salisbury’s excellent review to discover why it is truly the bee’s knees. Very few films this year will contain half the energy and style that Attack the Block has, similarly to the work of Edgar Wright, who’s an executive producer of the film. Cornish’s Attack the Block and Edgar Wright’s work have such a specific energy to »

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TV Britcom's skittish foray into film

17 March 2011 5:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

If British comedians insist on crossing over to the big screen, they need to pay more attention to narrative and character development

Is there anything British comedians can't do? Not content with dominating the airwaves with their comedy shows, chat and quiz shows, they've been branching out into journalism, novels and, increasingly, the movies. And I'm not just talking about performing, though nowadays it's hard to escape Russell Brand, who popped up in The Tempest, will shortly be heard as voice of the Easter Bunny in Hop, and seen as Arthur in the remake of a film that starred Dudley Moore, another British TV comedian who was (briefly) clutched to the bosom of Hollywood.

No, because here comes Richard Ayoade, best known for roles in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Nathan Barley and The It Crowd, making his feature writing and directing debut with Submarine. Also coming soon to a multiplex near you is Attack the Block, »

- Anne Billson

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TV Britcom's skittish foray into film

17 March 2011 5:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

If British comedians insist on crossing over to the big screen, they need to pay more attention to narrative and character development

Is there anything British comedians can't do? Not content with dominating the airwaves with their comedy shows, chat and quiz shows, they've been branching out into journalism, novels and, increasingly, the movies. And I'm not just talking about performing, though nowadays it's hard to escape Russell Brand, who popped up in The Tempest, will shortly be heard as voice of the Easter Bunny in Hop, and seen as Arthur in the remake of a film that starred Dudley Moore, another British TV comedian who was (briefly) clutched to the bosom of Hollywood.

No, because here comes Richard Ayoade, best known for roles in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Nathan Barley and The It Crowd, making his feature writing and directing debut with Submarine. Also coming soon to a multiplex near you is Attack the Block, »

- Anne Billson

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