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2013-08-01 01:03:35 PM
Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.
 
2013-08-01 01:11:21 PM

Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.


I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.
 
2013-08-01 01:48:17 PM

new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.


They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.
 
2013-08-01 01:56:34 PM

Tricky Chicken: new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.

They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.


Something about the workaday concerns of all the characters as the zombies are proliferating gets me every time. When Frost's character answers his cell to tell his buddy he doesn't have any pot to sell him as their trying to blend into a crowd of hungry zombies... it's just perfect. I've watched it a bunch of times and wouldn't change a damned thing.
 
2013-08-01 02:13:34 PM

new_york_monty: Tricky Chicken: new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.

They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.

Something about the workaday concerns of all the characters as the zombies are proliferating gets me every time. When Frost's character answers his cell to tell his buddy he doesn't have any pot to sell him as their trying to blend into a crowd of hungry zombies... it's just perfect. I've watched it a bunch of times and wouldn't change a damned thing.


I'll admit I've only watched it a couple times, so I know I missed stretches of detail and dialogue from laughing too hard and not paying attention.  I think I'm gonna netflix it again this weekend.
 
2013-08-01 02:45:16 PM

Tricky Chicken: I think I'm gonna netflix it again this weekend.


Whoa...it's on Netflix?
 
2013-08-01 03:03:09 PM

PizzaJedi81: Tricky Chicken: I think I'm gonna netflix it again this weekend.

Whoa...it's on Netflix?


isn't it?  If not, I guess I'm gonna have to buy it.  Probably should anyway. maybe there is a boxed set or an extended directors cut with collectable leaking red pen or something.
 
2013-08-01 03:04:54 PM
A number of theaters are showing the whole Cornetto Trilogy the night before World's End releases.  $20 for a marathon of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and World's End.  Sounds like a good time.
 
2013-08-01 03:26:01 PM
I am pretty sure history is going to look back fondly on Pegg and Frost as easily a Top 5 Comedy Duo for all time.  They haven't made a crap film together unlike most of the others, the only problem is that in this day and age, comedy duos aren't really a powerhouse like a Wilder / Pryor or Abott / Costello was in previous generations.  Comedies are now Apatovian ensembles, Sandler Crapatovian ensembles (Sandler, Schneider, Spade, et al), Perryian Craptovian ensembles or "(Insert genre being spoofed here) Movie"  pieces of crap. And the fact they are limeys doesn't help either, but for true movie afficianados, I think their place in history will be assured.
 
2013-08-01 03:30:37 PM

coeyagi: I am pretty sure history is going to look back fondly on Pegg and Frost as easily a Top 5 Comedy Duo for all time.  They haven't made a crap film together unlike most of the others, the only problem is that in this day and age, comedy duos aren't really a powerhouse like a Wilder / Pryor or Abott / Costello was in previous generations.  Comedies are now Apatovian ensembles, Sandler Crapatovian ensembles (Sandler, Schneider, Spade, et al), Perryian Craptovian ensembles or "(Insert genre being spoofed here) Movie"  pieces of crap. And the fact they are limeys doesn't help either, but for true movie afficianados, I think their place in history will be assured.


I don't know.  Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were amazing.  Spaced, while great, is still very much a cult thing.  Paul...wasn't very good.  I think Paul proved that it's not that Pegg and Frost are an amazing comedy duo, so much as Pegg, Frost, and Wright are an amazing comedy trio.
 
2013-08-01 03:45:34 PM

NeoCortex42: coeyagi: I am pretty sure history is going to look back fondly on Pegg and Frost as easily a Top 5 Comedy Duo for all time.  They haven't made a crap film together unlike most of the others, the only problem is that in this day and age, comedy duos aren't really a powerhouse like a Wilder / Pryor or Abott / Costello was in previous generations.  Comedies are now Apatovian ensembles, Sandler Crapatovian ensembles (Sandler, Schneider, Spade, et al), Perryian Craptovian ensembles or "(Insert genre being spoofed here) Movie"  pieces of crap. And the fact they are limeys doesn't help either, but for true movie afficianados, I think their place in history will be assured.

I don't know.  Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were amazing.  Spaced, while great, is still very much a cult thing.  Paul...wasn't very good.  I think Paul proved that it's not that Pegg and Frost are an amazing comedy duo, so much as Pegg, Frost, and Wright are an amazing comedy trio.


Yarp.
 
2013-08-01 04:04:06 PM

coeyagi: I am pretty sure history is going to look back fondly on Pegg and Frost as easily a Top 5 Comedy Duo for all time.  They haven't made a crap film together unlike most of the others, the only problem is that in this day and age, comedy duos aren't really a powerhouse like a Wilder / Pryor or Abott / Costello was in previous generations.  Comedies are now Apatovian ensembles, Sandler Crapatovian ensembles (Sandler, Schneider, Spade, et al), Perryian Craptovian ensembles or "(Insert genre being spoofed here) Movie"  pieces of crap. And the fact they are limeys doesn't help either, but for true movie afficianados, I think their place in history will be assured.


Pegg and Frost come across as just two guys that might just hang out in your social circle.  They just happen to be funny as heck.  I don't get the 'they are just one of us' vibe from any of those other folks you mentioned.  It is almost as if they said hey, lets grab two random guys and put them into this odd situation and see what they do.  Their stuff seems to have a more spontaneous flow to it.
 
2013-08-01 04:04:32 PM
Drunk Ron Weasley?  Why not just get Rupert Grint and a crate of lager?
 
2013-08-01 04:11:54 PM

new_york_monty: Tricky Chicken: new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.

They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.

Something about the workaday concerns of all the characters as the zombies are proliferating gets me every time. When Frost's character answers his cell to tell his buddy he doesn't have any pot to sell him as their trying to blend into a crowd of hungry zombies... it's just perfect. I've watched it a bunch of times and wouldn't change a damned thing.


I watched it about 3 times before I realized that the big kid in the appliance store is phoning Ed for pot.
 
2013-08-01 04:24:59 PM

NeoCortex42: coeyagi: I am pretty sure history is going to look back fondly on Pegg and Frost as easily a Top 5 Comedy Duo for all time.  They haven't made a crap film together unlike most of the others, the only problem is that in this day and age, comedy duos aren't really a powerhouse like a Wilder / Pryor or Abott / Costello was in previous generations.  Comedies are now Apatovian ensembles, Sandler Crapatovian ensembles (Sandler, Schneider, Spade, et al), Perryian Craptovian ensembles or "(Insert genre being spoofed here) Movie"  pieces of crap. And the fact they are limeys doesn't help either, but for true movie afficianados, I think their place in history will be assured.

I don't know.  Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were amazing.  Spaced, while great, is still very much a cult thing.  Paul...wasn't very good.  I think Paul proved that it's not that Pegg and Frost are an amazing comedy duo, so much as Pegg, Frost, and Wright are an amazing comedy trio.


Paul has a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, so you are technically correct but for the wrong reason. It is not very good, it is pretty good, so my original conclusion remains unammended.
 
2013-08-01 04:25:34 PM

CheetahOlivetti: new_york_monty: Tricky Chicken: new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.

They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.

Something about the workaday concerns of all the characters as the zombies are proliferating gets me every time. When Frost's character answers his cell to tell his buddy he doesn't have any pot to sell him as their trying to blend into a crowd of hungry zombies... it's just perfect. I've watched it a bunch of times and wouldn't change a damned thing.

I watched it about 3 times before I realized that the big kid in the appliance store is phoning Ed for pot.


Took me a couple of viewings to catch that too. I love it when I don't catch every joke the first time through. It makes a comedy so much more re-watchable.

/You've got red on you
 
2013-08-01 04:34:26 PM

new_york_monty: CheetahOlivetti: new_york_monty: Tricky Chicken: new_york_monty: Raw_fishFood: Kinda Excited for The World's End. Should be hilarious, just like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

I've already got plans to see that when it comes out. Recently showed Fuzz and Shaun to a girl I'm seeing and the other day she messaged me about World's End before I'd ever heard of it. Which is pretty awesome. I'm really looking forward to it. Pegg and Frost have been terrific in everything else I've seen of theirs.

They got Sooooo much right in Shaun of the Dead.  I love the length of time these guys are oblivious to anything wrong.  I love that when they get the gun, nobody can shoot for a damn. I love that they never thought of anything past getting to the bar.

I put that one on my list with The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber and Airplane.

Something about the workaday concerns of all the characters as the zombies are proliferating gets me every time. When Frost's character answers his cell to tell his buddy he doesn't have any pot to sell him as their trying to blend into a crowd of hungry zombies... it's just perfect. I've watched it a bunch of times and wouldn't change a damned thing.

I watched it about 3 times before I realized that the big kid in the appliance store is phoning Ed for pot.

Took me a couple of viewings to catch that too. I love it when I don't catch every joke the first time through. It makes a comedy so much more re-watchable.

/You've got red on you


Every time watch Hot Fuzz and Shawn of the Dead I catch things I missed the first 20 times I watched them.
 
2013-08-01 04:46:29 PM
Please, like anyone here has ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air
 
2013-08-01 04:51:44 PM

TheManofPA: Please, like anyone here has ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air


No, I have never fired my gun up into the air and gone "AH!!"
 
2013-08-01 05:14:24 PM
Saw "The Worlds End" last week.  It's probably not as good as Fuzz or Shaun -- its not as outright funny as either and the ensemble doesn't work quite as well -- but it was a pretty entertaining 100 minutes, and I look forward to seeing it again for all the jokes I missed first time, at which point I reserve the right to revise my opinion.  Great last 10 minutes too, with a nice sort-of-a-twist ending.  And an awesome soundtrack if you're British and roughly the same age as Pegg, Frost or Wright (which I am).
 
2013-08-01 05:15:21 PM
The World's End was decent, but I'd definitely rank it below Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
If you like Doctor Who you'll be in for a treat though.
 
2013-08-01 05:15:46 PM
(also, great to see Brian, Marsha and Tyres all back to together)
 
2013-08-01 06:38:36 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Drunk Ron Weasley?  Why not just get Rupert Grint and a crate of lager?


I'm ashamed to admit it, but I kind of want to read a Harry Potter book where they're grown up, dealing with workaday bullshiat like Ron balding, Harry getting harassed by the Wizarding Tax Service for not reporting the galleons left to him by his parents, Hermione hitting menopause and becoming unspeakably biatchy... no weird Longbottom/Malfoy slashfic, please.
 
2013-08-01 07:35:46 PM
Hot Fuzz - Aaron A. Ammons is the kid at the end, mentioned in the beginning.

SotD - The two groups meet, and there's an identical person-for-person in each group.

Hilarious little items most may miss.
 
2013-08-01 07:57:56 PM

gwowen: (also, great to see Brian, Marsha and Tyres all back to together)


I'm Seeing It Just For That.
 
2013-08-01 08:36:11 PM
That's pretty much my feeling on it.
 
2013-08-01 11:29:13 PM

fastfxr: Hot Fuzz - Aaron A. Ammons is the kid at the end, mentioned in the beginning.

SotD - The two groups meet, and there's an identical person-for-person in each group.

Hilarious little items most may miss.


Also, in when the groups meet, the other one is led by Simon's co-star on "Spaced" and includes Martin Freeman, who starred in the original version of "The Office" opposite the blonde in Shaun's group.
 
2013-08-01 11:43:14 PM

Robert1966: fastfxr: Hot Fuzz - Aaron A. Ammons is the kid at the end, mentioned in the beginning.

SotD - The two groups meet, and there's an identical person-for-person in each group.

Hilarious little items most may miss.

Also, in when the groups meet, the other one is led by Simon's co-star on "Spaced" and includes Martin Freeman, who starred in the original version of "The Office" opposite the blonde in Shaun's group.


And Fran from Black Books opposite her boyfriend. That entire group is the main group's co-stars from various shows.
 
2013-08-02 04:42:58 AM

fastfxr: Hot Fuzz - Aaron A. Ammons is the kid at the end, mentioned in the beginning.

SotD - The two groups meet, and there's an identical person-for-person in each group.

Hilarious little items most may miss.


I think it's actually Aaronson
 
2013-08-02 07:11:02 AM
The one line I always quote from Hot Fuzz is 'Accident implies no one is to blame'. Nobody ever gets it.
 
2013-08-02 07:37:15 AM

Robert1966


Also, in when the groups meet, the other one is led by Simon's co-star on "Spaced" and includes Martin Freeman, who starred in the original version of "The Office" opposite the blonde in Shaun's group.


Martin Freeman is also the officer who informed Angle Angel of his immediate transfer at the beginning of Hot Fuzz.
 
2013-08-02 07:59:40 AM
Just got back from watching <b>The World's End</b>, and I did laugh, a lot :-)

There's a lot of cool stuff in it, but I won't spoil it, and yeah, I'm sure I missed some references. I'll just say, keep an ear out for the pub names and ... well, I won't spoil anything, just go see it!

/Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.
//But if you're watching the Cornetto Trilogy you probably already knew that
///I lost it when he put his hand through the glass in the door...
 
2013-08-02 08:06:24 AM

ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.


I have no idea what I just read.
 
2013-08-02 08:07:52 AM

Broktun: ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.

I have no idea what I just read.


Lol, yeah, probably should have said that all you need to know is the first line of that article. The rest is just crazy talk.
 
2013-08-02 08:18:46 AM

gwowen: Saw "The Worlds End" last week.  It's probably not as good as Fuzz or Shaun -- its not as outright funny as either and the ensemble doesn't work quite as well -- but it was a pretty entertaining 100 minutes, and I look forward to seeing it again for all the jokes I missed first time, at which point I reserve the right to revise my opinion.  Great last 10 minutes too, with a nice sort-of-a-twist ending.  And an awesome soundtrack if you're British and roughly the same age as Pegg, Frost or Wright (which I am).


I was in England for a conference last week, and I saw "The World's End" as well. I wouldn't say that it wasn't as good as the other two, just that it struck a different tone that was appealing in a different way. Since it's an ensemble of several main characters, the energy isn't as focused on Pegg and Frost, but I think that the result was really, really good, and touching at moments as well. I was left scratching my head a bit over the ending, but it's still the best thing I've seen this year.
 
2013-08-02 08:41:20 AM

ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.


Then I had to figure out what the hell test cricket was and then it began seeming as if I had been sent down the TV tropes rabbit hole....
 
2013-08-02 09:35:44 AM

Broktun: ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.

I have no idea what I just read.


A duck is where a batter in cricket gets out without scoring any runs.  It's the equivalent of striking out in slow-pitch softball.
 
2013-08-02 09:37:32 AM

BullBearMS: ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.

Then I had to figure out what the hell test cricket was and then it began seeming as if I had been sent down the TV tropes rabbit hole....


They could have used cricket in place of Quidditch in the Harry Potter movies and it would have been just as weird and wondrous to American readers/viewers.
 
2013-08-02 09:48:00 AM

meanmutton: Broktun: ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.

I have no idea what I just read.

A duck is where a batter in cricket gets out without scoring any runs.  It's the equivalent of striking out in slow-pitch softball.


Also a Golden Duck is when it happens on the first ball the batter faces.
 
2013-08-02 12:49:52 PM

meanmutton: BullBearMS: ghost_who_walks: /Americans: for one of the jokes you may need to know this.

Then I had to figure out what the hell test cricket was and then it began seeming as if I had been sent down the TV tropes rabbit hole....

They could have used cricket in place of Quidditch in the Harry Potter movies and it would have been just as weird and wondrous to American readers/viewers.


I don't know...

I have some notion of how Quidditch is played, something I still can't say about cricket.
 
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