Open Road Films didn’t screen Marlon Wayans’ comedy sequel for critics. (I know, right?) That gave us an excuse to go back and celebrate the finest entries in the spoof genres… movies that packed in the laughs and took advantage of the creative leeway that comes with assuming a familiar genre.
With the release of this video, it’s also an opportune time to express appreciation for the terrific music that have backed The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy since its inception in 2004. Not only do all of the films have cool scores, Wright has demonstrated an impressive talent for putting soundtracks together...
Today is day three of our 12 day Golden Mile coverage leading up to the release of The World’s End in the U.S., and we’re celebrating by taking a tour through the movie’s official Tumblr and highlighting the best stuff we could find. Come inside to see what we discovered!
Nearly 10 years after its release, and after stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have come to be cultural icons in their own right, Shaun of the Dead has been analyzed and revered on the Internet over and over and over again. It was released at the perfect moment for Internet love, really, crammed with so many references and callbacks that it was practically begging for the web to interpret it.
On the first day of shooting, Wright's crew tackled one of the film's most complicated setups, the long walk Shaun takes through his daily routine, oblivious to the zombies that have replaced his formerly lovely neighbors. Below you can see the shot list as well as an insert shot of the newspapers from just before the rise of zombies.
Despite director Edgar Wright’s slim box office results, even Shaun of the Dead only made $30 million, armies of fans continue to praise his work and beg for more. Back in January, a Wright triple feature was held in Los Angeles, and now it seems like yet another triple feature will be held at the Castro Movie Palace in San Fransisco, with Wright in attendance
There are a lot of qualifiers in there-- "maybe," "might," "if we're lucky." I wouldn't avoid buying Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz on Blu-Ray in hopes of just waiting for the full box set trilogy. But I am relieved to hear that Wright and Pegg really are still planning it
For a long time movies that operated as middle fingers toward some previous effort were almost always straight comedy spoofs. That all changed in 1996 with Scream, a wildly successful, imaginative horror film that commented on the genre it was also firmly a part of
In every horror genre there are rules that need to be followed: in slashers, you better not be having sex; the best way to avoid vampires is by not extending invitations to anyone; and skeptics and believers must be
The film isn't finished yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if we started hearing rumors about a trailer coming soon. Below that is a handful of the Wright/Pegg/Frost vs. zombies photos