7 items from 2013
Domhnall Gleeson, Hollywood's newest leading man would like to stress two things: His new movie is super weird, and he's really hungry. Gleeson, 30, leads Richard Curtis' ("Love Actually") quirky new time travel movie, "About Time." Not quirky in that the protagonists wear glasses and have bangs (well, Gleeson's co-star Rachel McAdams has bangs, but she calls it "fringe," so she gets a pass), but that the movie is anything but a typical rom-com.
"It's a bizarre film," Gleeson told NextMovie during a September conversation in New York City. "There's time travel, there's craziness and all the rest, but it's romantic comedy and there's big bits and big comedy and all the rest of it."
Best known for playing Bill Weasley in later installments of the "Harry Potter" series, Gleeson steps up to the plate as Tim in the unconventional new movie, which opens wide on November 8. The year he »
- Kase Wickman
One of the funniest "mockumentaries" that you'll ever see, this video is certain to put a smile on your face.
Here's a funny little video that may help you get your weekend started on the right foot, especially if you are a bird watcher or twitcher who is stuck inside doing something less enjoyable than slogging through icy mud at the buttcrack of dawn whilst packing 20 kilograms of equipment in search of a rarity.
This amusing video is a spoof about British birds that was filmed in the 1970s. This "mockumentary" is an episode from the "Look Around You" series, a parody of old British school science programs [BBC, 2002; Series 1: Amazon UK; Amazon Us. 2006; Series 2:Amazon UK; Amazon Us]:
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A fuming misanthrope and an eternal optimist stuck together in a tower-block flat: this is high-rise sitcom at its best
The action centres on a London flat owned by misanthrope and serial anecdote pilferer Vince Clark, a man who hates whistlers and has the complaints departments of local haulage firms on speed-dial. Anything coming between him and his lazy existence is seen off with shocking levels of sarcasm. Unluckily for Vince, played by Sean Lock, he finds himself sharing his tower-block home with his exact opposite: the relentlessly optimistic Errol Spears, a man incapable of saying no. This leads, among other things, to Errol accommodating a holidaying neighbour's cactus collection. Despite the best efforts of Vince to quell the helpful nature of his downtrodden tenant, Errol takes his every setback with renewed vigour.
As if to underscore 15 Storeys High's unwillingness to conform to standard sitcom tropes, the very first episode »
- Mark Jones
This weekend see’s the release of The World’S End, the final installment of Edgar Wright’s ‘Three Flavours Cornetto‘ trilogy. You’ll notice several themes, motifs and jokes are woven between all three films, but none are more evident than the cast. Wright and Pegg have a proclivity for casting their mates, going all the way back to Spaced. And with chums like these, who could blame them.
Part One can be read here. Have a Part Two. And a Bourbon.
Well fuck-a-doodle-doo! You’ll probably recognise his face but you will certainly recognise his voice. He is probably most famous for providing the vocals for Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which he recycled to wonderful effect in Spaced and Black Books. His best work has been on Science spoof Look Around You, featuring a plethora of folks from the Cornetto-verse, »
- John Sharp
You know him from the likes of Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead. Or science goof Look Around You, or his many hilarious impressions. Or even as the comic gold mine that is Brian Butterfield. But Peter Serafinowicz has also been building a reputation as a director, working on music videos for bands such as Hot Chip. He’s now branching out on to the big screen with his film-directing debut, I See What You Did There.Twitch brings word that Serafinowicz has co-written the script with Yes Man’s Danny Wallace, and it’s apparently a dark comedy. I See What You Did There finds a comedian going ballistic and killing a particularly annoying heckler, only to discover that his biggest fan has witnessed the crime. Definite shades of The King Of Comedy, Misery, and even I Know What You Did Last Summer.With the writing team now hard »
A long time favorite in these parts since catching our eye in shows such as How Do You Want Me and his drily hilarious Look Around You - to say nothing of his stint as the voice of Darth Maul, his appearances in Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, and his show stealing turn as Fa'ad on Running Wilde - Peter Serafinowicz is about to make a major splash in the feature world. And, no, I'm not talking about his rumored addition to the cast of James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Or the new Muppets movie, either. No, the thing that will soon make fans of the comedian very happy indeed - while hopefully generating a whole lot more fans - is Serafinowicz's debut...
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In Edgar Wright's The World's End, five childhood friends reunite to conquer Newton Haven's fabled "Golden Mile", a crawl across twelve pubs. A tourism video has been released featuring the Mile, and the dated style is somewhat reminiscent of the U.K. TV series, Look Around You, which was co-written and starred Peter Serafinowicz, who had his Shaun of the Dead director playing a scientist in six of the episodes. Of course, there is a bit where the happy tourism video gets interrupted by The World's End footage, but it's only fair to warn people about the killer robots that inhabit the Golden Mile. Hit the jump to check out the video, and learn how you might be able to see the movie at this year's San Diego Comic-Con on July 19th. The film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike. The World's End opens August 23rd. »
- Matt Goldberg
7 items from 2013
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