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It's been awhile, but finally we have some release news regarding Simon Pegg's latest flick! Cinedigm has dated A Fantastic Fear of Everything for release on VOD January 7th before hitting limited theaters on February 7th.
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his 'big break' rapidly turns into his 'big breakdown', »
- Uncle Creepy
In past years, I’ve gone back and forth on running an end of the year list. There are always movies that are really well made, but I didn’t personally like and is it even fair to run a “Best” list when there’s the odd movie that I didn’t get a chance to see? It’s enough to drive someone insane and so I decided that we’re doing something a bit different on Daily Dead.
This year, we kick off our “Favorites of the Year” lists and the difference here is that we’re not just highlighting movies. Instead, we’re sharing our favorite genre experiences with readers this year, which could be a favorite movie, collectible, event, or even a performance.
*Note: Many “Best of” articles on other sites turn into flame wars in the comments sections with people fighting over the choices. This isn »
- Jonathan James
Since the start of the Cornetto Trilogy back in 2004 with Shaun of the Dead, a romantic comedy with zombies, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have gone on to give us their take on the buddy cop film with Hot Fuzz, and now their Sci-Fi comedy The World’s End. It’s weird to say it in what is supposed to be a review of the film, but the less you know about The World’s End going in, the more enjoyable it ultimately is. A large part of the comical glee that the film delivers comes from not knowing exactly which classic Sci-Fi tropes the movie is going to borrow from, so when the first big reveal comes suddenly and unexpectedly, an odd combination of astonishment and amusement can cross your face and stay there for the rest of the film.
- Lex Walker
Feature Duncan Bowles 26 Dec 2013 - 23:27
At second place in our rundown of our favourite films of 2013? That'd be The World's End...
Over the past few weeks, Den of Geek writers have been voting for their favourite films of the year. The votes were weighted, calculated, and compiled into a list of our favourites of 2013's films. Here, at number 2, is The World's End...
This feature contains spoilers.
There are very few filmmakers that carry the accolade of having made a great cinematic trilogy. More often than not, one film at least will prove to be a weak link, or as is so often the case in the last decade, a director or star (or both in the case of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull) will return to a once beloved franchise only to ruin the mythology. Yet as fate would have it, »
Christmas is coming, in case you haven’t noticed. And whilst that means big fat turkey dinners, shredded wrapping paper by the skip load and carol singers knocking on your front door, begging for scraps with their angelic voices, it also means its time for hours upon hours of televisual entertainment to enthral and enrapture you this holiday season. So with our Christmas Radio Times in hand and big ‘ol mug of mulled wine cooling on the table, join Thn as we rundown the TV highlights this Christmas season.
First on our to-watch list is The Tractate Middoth (BBC Two, Christmas Day at 9.30pm), as the BBC resurrects a classic Christmas tradition of the Christmas Ghost story. An adaptation of M.R. James’ short story about ghostly goings-on in a spooky library, the half-hour film is written and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) and stars Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango In Halifax), John Castle (I, »
- Matt Dennis
After endless rumors, Marvel has now officially confirmed that Paul Rudd will star in the upcoming "Ant-Man" movie, to be directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). "When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star," said Marvel head Kevin Feige. "We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we'd ever met with about doing the work, we knew we'd found the right guy. We couldn't be more excited for our audiences to see what he's going to do to bring Ant-Man to life." "Ant-Man" is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. Click here to read more about "Ant-Man." »
It is that time again when the year is drawing to a close and the cinematic twelvemonth is summed up in a myriad Best Of lists and the trophy cabinets are being prepped from the Academies on both side of the Atlantic to hand out their golden trinkets.
We, too, are continuing our tradition of awarding The Truffles – the annual HeyUGuys movie awards where when we make up the categories in order than the prizes given more accurately reflect our feelings on year in film. The team have given their choices below, if you care to you can click here to see our previous years’ awards, and finally see you all next year!
Fans of Jason Statham (you’re out there somewhere…) will have been thrilled with the amount of ‘Stath’ that illuminated the big screen this year, »
- Jon Lyus
Rudd will portray Ant-Man and his alter-ego Henry Pym, a scientist who discovers a formula that allows him to shrink down to the size of an ant, the BBC reports. For those curious about what such a pint-sized hero can achieve, know this: in his first-ever comic appearance, Ant-Man took down several Soviet agents trying to steal his shrinking serum – and triumphed with the help of, »
Hellfjord is an absurd and blackly comic Norwegian television show. It has inklings of Hot Fuzz and the strange isolation and more weirdos than Twin Peaks but ultimately, it is very much its own disturbing beast.This is the story of urban police officer Salmander, a second generation Pakistani immigrant, who after accidentally killing his police horse in front of hundreds of children gets promptly dismissed. Due to a loophole in his civil service contract however, he must first serve out a 3-month notice period. His captain then banishes him to Hellfjord - a tiny fishing community in the far north of Norway that is populated by simple-minded people with an average age of 67.On arrival, things just go from bad to worse for Salmander, he...
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After years of development, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) will begin shooting Marvel's "Ant-Man" early next year and has already started the process of finding an actor to play the lead role. A few months ago, we heard that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were the front-runners to play the superhero. And now comes word that Rudd is officially in negotiations for the role. While Marvel's and Rudd's representatives are refusing to comment, Rudd has become noticeably slimmer during his appearances for the promotion of "Anchorman 2." »
• Paul Rudd: Hollywood's most lovable man
• Read our Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – first look review
Rudd, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been considered one of the frontrunners for the role of the shape-shifting comic-book icon, which is expected in cinemas in 2015. Wright co-wrote the script with his Hot Fuzz actor Joe Cornish.
Earlier this week, Gordon-Levitt was reported to be considering the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic book series Sandman. That may suggest that the timing of Rudd's tilt at Ant-Man is more than a coincidence.
In Marvel's comics, »
- Ben Child
Edgar Wright is not only the genius director responsible for Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’S End but he is also one of the most influential and talented men working in the Film industry today. With this in mind its extremely interesting to hear the director’s opinions on the films that have been released this year in what has undoubtedly been a brilliant year for the industry. Now Wright has compiled a list of his top ten favourite films released in 2013 which is incredibly refreshing and different to what you may expect. However it should be noted that when Wright decided which releases would occupy his top ten list it was only the 26th November, and therefore there are still many films that the director had yet to see at that time. Here are Edgar Wright’ top ten films of 2013 (so far):
- Ben Read
To mark the release of The Bible on 26th December, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event has been a huge success in the USA and continues to entertain and inspire across the globe.
Narrated by BAFTA award winner Robert Powell (Jesus of Nazareth), The Bible features powerful performances from a formidable UK cast including Nonzo Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kierston Wareing (Eastenders), Louise Delamere (Waking the Dead), Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch) Jake Canuso (Benidorm), Paul Freeman (Hot Fuzz), Simon Kunz (The Parent Trap) and Peter Guinness (Centurion). Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado stunningly portrays Jesus Christ and beloved Irish actress Roma Downey stars as Mother Mary.
Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only
When Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World debuted in 2010, I’ll admit it: I didn’t quite know what to make of it. Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were clearly send-ups of their respective genres, but Pilgrim defied my expectations. Part videogame movie, part comic-book movie, and part coming-of-age story, Pilgrim, based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s award-winning graphic novel series, was a bold, singular […] »
- David Chen
Thanks to his work with director Edgar Wright on things like the UK series Spaced, the zombie apocalypse parody Shaun of the Dead, and their love letter to 90s-era action movies, Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg has been an actor who the film geek community have seen as one of their own for quite a while, and after getting to do things like repeatedly play the tech-oriented sidekick in a big secret agent series thanks to the Mission: Impossible movies and fly on the Starship Enterprise thanks to his casting as Scotty in the Star Trek reboots, his nerd credentials have only grown over time. Recently there’s been some indication that Pegg is an even stronger actor than we’ve probably been giving him credit for up until this point though. We’ve known since the beginning that he’s funny, and we’ve known that he can be manic and lovable, but »
- Nathan Adams
In addition to the reunion of the surviving members of Monty Python, we've known since earlier this year that John Cleese, Terry Giliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones would reunite for a sci-fi comedy called Absolutely Anything. Previously, Benedict Cumberbatch was supposed to take the read role of Neil Clarke, a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens. But now ScreenDaily reports it will be Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End star Simon Pegg who leads the film directed by Jones, and featuring the voices of the Python troupe. For those just joining us, Cleese, Gilliam, Palin and Jones will all voice the aliens, which will be computer animated into the live-action world. In addition to the Monty Python troupe lending their voices, Robin Williams is providing the voice for Clarke's faithful dog (we're assuming »
- Ethan Anderton
This week, the long-rumored production of Bad Boys 3 moved forward at Sony Pictures under the new leadership of co-president Michael De Luca, whose mandate has been to bring Sony back to higher quality tentpole films. What better way to get back to big action tentpoles than to go back to the franchise that delivered $273 million at the box office 10 years ago? Somewhere, the characters of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz are excited, as is yours truly. But while the in-talks status of Safe House writer David Guggenheim on the project certainly is news in the right direction, many questions still remain. The biggest of which revolves not just around the franchise’s two leading men, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but about the two men behind the camera who built the world around two volatile Miami narcotics cops: Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer. Initial reports are just that, initial, and »
- Neil Miller
In a recent sit-down with SFX, the trio behind “The Cornetto Trilogy” (Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End) got together to discuss Marvel and Ant-Man. The director of those films, Edgar Wright, is now at the helm of Ant-Man, which he’s had in-the-works for 7 years now. The other two funny men mainly chimed in regarding whether or not they’ll be involved, in one capacity or another, since they’re all so associated with one another.
Simon Pegg says it’s unlikely he’ll have anything to do with Wright’s foray into the Marvel Universe. “If I was Edgar, I wouldn’t cast me in Ant-Man, because I think he obviously has to spread his wings as a director and be seen not to just come with me as a package. Same with Nick. We need to do things separately so we don »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
When Edgar Wright and frequent collaborator's Simon OPegg and Nick Frost sat down with SFX, the trio were quizzed about Ant-Man. Pegg and Frost are big comic book fans, but neither are likely to appear in the movie...with Pegg joking that if Wright asked him to he'd "think about it, but as his friend and his lawyer, I would advise strongly against asking me.” The interviewer goes on to try to get more info on the project from Wright, but it's no use - the director is a rock! He does reveal that because he's used to making R-rated movies that it might be difficult to tone down certain elements to better suit Marvel's standard PG-13 rating. “In a way, it’s a challenge,” he tells the mag. “It’s a challenge to do. Shaun and Hot Fuzz and World’s End are all R-rated films. I like the »
Could this be the most exciting infographic yet? It certainly has an interactive appeal. Universal Pictures UK have unleashed a new Ultimate Cornetto Trilogy Drinking Game based on the 3 brilliant comedy features from Simon Pegg ('Hot Fuzz'), Nick Frost ('Shaun of the Dead') and director Edgar Wright ('Scott Pilgrim vs the World') - the team behind zomedy 'Shaun of the Dead', action thriller 'Hot Fuzz' and boozy sci-fi actioner 'The World's End'. The new graphic gives you a set number of actions to do, and drink, whilst watching all 3 movies (available now on both DVD and Blu-ray boxsets). So if you're still scratching your head as to what to purchase for your loved one this Christmas perhaps this'll help swing your decision. Check out the image below and drink responsibly. »
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