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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).

Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

Paul is directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg & Frost. Joining the comedy's cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver.
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Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies
Today is the day when, all around the world, fireworks are ignited as people celebrate the departure of 2014 and the arrival of 2015. So it seems only appropriate that we would end our year in cinema with a bang as well:

Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies

Clips From Paul Bonus Features Highlight Road Trips And Geek Shirts Clips From Paul Bonus Features Highlight Road Trips And Geek Shirts
Paul casts Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a pair of two geek friends road tripping across America with a runaway alien named Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen. It's like a perfect geek sandwich, all wrapped up in dueling British accents. It's also directed by the mega-talented Greg Mottola (he's helmed Superbad, several eps of Arrested Development, and the vastly underrated Adventureland).

Clips From Paul Bonus Features Highlight Road Trips And Geek Shirts

Paul Comes Home This August, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Talk Bonus Features Paul Comes Home This August, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Talk Bonus Features
Back in March, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost played a pair of road-tripping alien-aficionado buddies who had a close encounter of the Paul kind. If you missed it in theaters, Paul will be looking to probe your nether regions as a Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital download this August 9th.

Paul Comes Home This August, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Talk Bonus Features

Weekend Box Office - Limitless Tops Weekend of Limited Excitement Weekend Box Office - Limitless Tops Weekend of Limited Excitement
Despite the arrival of the first day of spring, things weren't exactly coming up roses for the box office this weekend. Three new arrivals made mediocre entrances as overall sales continue to slip. Limitless snagged the number one spot with $19 million. That's not terrible news for the movie itself since it's on track to turn a quick profit against a $27 million budget. It is, however, bad news for the box office in general.

Weekend Box Office - Limitless Tops Weekend of Limited Excitement

Interview: Paul Star Bill Hader Talks Movie References, Wilhelm Screams And Comics Interview: Paul Star Bill Hader Talks Movie References, Wilhelm Screams And Comics
When talking to Bill Hader about how he got involved in Paul, it basically involves him recounting all the most unimaginably fun things he got to do: going on movie dates with Edgar Wright, running around Los Angeles shooting Superbad

Interview: Paul Star Bill Hader Talks Movie References, Wilhelm Screams And Comics

Watch Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Remake Star Wars As C3PO & R2D2 Watch Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Remake Star Wars As C3PO & R2D2
Paul has received mostly mixed reviews which is kind of a shame, because seeing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together on screen playing a couple of geek buddies should be a lot more fun. Maybe they should have done this instead: Made a shot for shot remake of Star Wars.

Watch Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Remake Star Wars As C3PO & R2D2

Interview: Paul Director Greg Mottola Puts Childhood Love Of Spielberg And Lucas To Good Use Interview: Paul Director Greg Mottola Puts Childhood Love Of Spielberg And Lucas To Good Use
I talked to Mottola about shooting out West, in the same location as Easy Rider no less, establishing the film's comedic tone, and how there are jokes in the movie that even Pegg and Frost haven't figured out yet. Paul opens in theaters in the U.S. on Friday

Interview: Paul Director Greg Mottola Puts Childhood Love Of Spielberg And Lucas To Good Use

This Rotten Week: Predicting Paul, Lincoln Lawyer And Limitless Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Paul, Lincoln Lawyer And Limitless Reviews
Its a jam-packed week for decent looking movies which is fantastic considering we've had a run of less than stellar big screen fare over the last month or so. Let's not waste any more time thinking about the past though. Why would we when there's eye candy like Bradley Cooper...

This Rotten Week: Predicting Paul, Lincoln Lawyer And Limitless Reviews

Kino Katey Podcast: It's The Spring Of Sci-Fi! Kino Katey Podcast: It's The Spring Of Sci-Fi!
For our inaugural episode at our new home, it's just Dave and me, since Patches and David are off poisoning themselves with barbecue at SXSW. But don't worry, Dave and I are doing just fine! We talked about the string of sci-fi movies coming out this spring and whether or not that's a trend that spells the end of the superhero genre

Kino Katey Podcast: It's The Spring Of Sci-Fi!

Interview: Paul Stars Simon Pegg And Nick Frost, And Director Greg Mottola Interview: Paul Stars Simon Pegg And Nick Frost, And Director Greg Mottola
Back in July we hadn't even seen footage of what the alien, Paul, looked like, so the questions were very general and non-spoilery-- perfect, since the movie still hasn't even been released. There's also an interesting digression into the differences between British and American comedy near the end

Interview: Paul Stars Simon Pegg And Nick Frost, And Director Greg Mottola

5 Paul Clips Containing Alien Choking, Mind-reading, Lust And Resurrection 5 Paul Clips Containing Alien Choking, Mind-reading, Lust And Resurrection
Here’s a few clips from the movie Paul, in which Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and to a lesser but far more deserved extent Spaced fame find an alien which sounds like Seth Rogen and go on a road trip. Paul is a film which, like a lot of you, I really want to like.

5 Paul Clips Containing Alien Choking, Mind-reading, Lust And Resurrection

Paul Gets A Red Band Trailer So Kristen Wiig Can Smoke Pot Paul Gets A Red Band Trailer So Kristen Wiig Can Smoke Pot
Paul has a new, red band trailer. Why is it a red band trailer? At some point in the trailer Simon Pegg grabs Kristen Wiig’s boob, but she’s wearing a shirt so I’m pretty sure that’s not it. There’s not a lot of red band activity going on in this trailer, except for a scene where Kristen Wiig smokes pot. Is that red band material? The red band warning in front of this trailer would seem to suggest it is.

Paul Gets A Red Band Trailer So Kristen Wiig Can Smoke Pot

First Domestic Trailer For Paul Is Nude, Crude And Rude First Domestic Trailer For Paul Is Nude, Crude And Rude
Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, it's no longer a secret that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make an excellent team. Best friends in real life, they have incredible chemistry together

First Domestic Trailer For Paul Is Nude, Crude And Rude

First Theatrical Trailer For Paul Beams Its Way Online First Theatrical Trailer For Paul Beams Its Way Online
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are easily two of the funniest comedic duos working today. Be it the genius but short-lived show Spaced, the incredible zom-rom-com known as Shaun of the Dead

First Theatrical Trailer For Paul Beams Its Way Online

Paul Poster Riffs On The Social Network, Shows Off The Alien Paul Poster Riffs On The Social Network, Shows Off The Alien
The new teaser poster for the film that his today at doesn't explain much, but it is a funny riff on the ubiquitous Social Network poster and gives us a square-on look at the E.T.-esque alien

Paul Poster Riffs On The Social Network, Shows Off The Alien

Out Of This World International Poster For Paul Out Of This World International Poster For Paul
One of the most sure fire ways to get the masses excited for a movie is to put Simon Pegg in it. His work in Shaun of the Dead instantly earned him, along with his frequent partner in crime, Nick Frost, countrywide

Out Of This World International Poster For Paul

Two New Stills From The Simon Pegg-Nick Frost Sci-Fi Comedy Paul Two New Stills From The Simon Pegg-Nick Frost Sci-Fi Comedy Paul
In 2004, American audiences were introduced to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost by way of Shaun of the Dead, an absolutely brilliant horror comedy that played as both a fantastic parody and a wonderful homage

Two New Stills From The Simon Pegg-Nick Frost Sci-Fi Comedy Paul

First Teaser Trailer For The Sci-Fi Comedy Paul First Teaser Trailer For The Sci-Fi Comedy Paul
After watching their television show Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, it's hard to get enough of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Best friends since bonding over an obscure

First Teaser Trailer For The Sci-Fi Comedy Paul

First Look At The Alien In Simon Pegg's Paul First Look At The Alien In Simon Pegg's Paul
The Simon Pegg-Nick Frost comedy Paul isn't due out until next March, so it's not exactly surprising that we've yet to see much from the film. Sure, we've seen the humans, but what people are really

First Look At The Alien In Simon Pegg's Paul

Comic Con: Live Blogging The Paul Panel Comic Con: Live Blogging The Paul Panel
We’ve already seen all that we can see from Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (including the movie itself, so now it’s time to see the stuff from the other two British talents that

Comic Con: Live Blogging The Paul Panel

Day Three Of Comic Con Brings The Super Heroes Day Three Of Comic Con Brings The Super Heroes
The San Diego Comic Con is a four day event that begins on July 22. We’ve already brought you the schedules for both day one and day two, so now get ready for day three, because it’s a doozy.

Day Three Of Comic Con Brings The Super Heroes

Adjustment Bureau Delayed Until March, Plus More Universal Release Dates Adjustment Bureau Delayed Until March, Plus More Universal Release Dates
If you've been looking forward to the fall movie season as a break from the series of disappointing films to come out this summer, you just lost one light at the end of the tunnel

Adjustment Bureau Delayed Until March, Plus More Universal Release Dates

First Image Of Pegg And Frost In Paul First Image Of Pegg And Frost In Paul
Take a look at the image below and tell me you don't get a Close Encounters vibe from the whole thing. Of course, Simon Pegg is wearing an Empire Strikes Back T-shirt, which is a pretty deliberate nod

First Image Of Pegg And Frost In Paul

Exclusive: Bill Hader Compares Greg Mottola's Paul To Early Spielberg Exclusive: Bill Hader Compares Greg Mottola's Paul To Early Spielberg
While there's an obvious tie-in with E.T. and Close Encounters, given the alien theme, Hader says there are other Spielberg inspirations in there as well. "Close Encounters, but a lot of Sugarland Express"

Exclusive: Bill Hader Compares Greg Mottola's Paul To Early Spielberg

What Is Paul? Viral Site Gets A Revamp What Is Paul? Viral Site Gets A Revamp
Wish you were on the set out in New Mexico, working with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and more on Greg Mottola's Paul? Yeah, don't we all. Luckily this is one of those Hollywood sets where video blogs are abundant to keep you in the loop

What Is Paul? Viral Site Gets A Revamp

Sigourney Weaver Fights Kristen Bell In You Again Sigourney Weaver Fights Kristen Bell In You Again
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Sigourney Weaver Fights Kristen Bell In You Again

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More casting on Paul, the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost go on a road trip movie being directed by Greg Mottola. As if Frost and Pegg weren’t enough on their own, go ahead and add Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wigg, Bill Hader, and Jane Lynch to the movie’s IMDB page

Seth Rogen Is Simon Pegg's Alien Obsession

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