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"It's Too Much Madness To Explain In One Text"; First Trailer For 'Attack The Block' Rocks

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 1:17 AM
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Plus Watch Two Clips From The FilmAlien invasion is very much in vogue at present, with "Battle: Los Angeles" imminently following on the footsteps of "Skyline," and "Cowboys and Aliens" and "The Darkest Hour" on their way later in the year, among others. But there's one film we've been looking forward to over and above all the others: "Attack the Block," the directorial debut of British comedian/screenwriter Joe Cornish.

Review: 'Paul' Delivers A Funny, Touching, Rewarding Journey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2011 4:03 AM
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From The Playlist U.K.: The pubs of London are littered with the carcasses of British comedy stars who weren't able to convert their TV success to the big screen. Countless sitcom actors made awkward, unfunny film debuts, and even big names like Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan have mostly tripped over in the cinema. The principle exceptions in recent years, however, have been the "Spaced" duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who, in reuniting with the director of that show, Edgar Wright, produced two bona-fide comedy classics in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz."

Kristen Wiig Has Wasps In Her Brain In New Clip From 'Paul'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 9:22 AM
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We've liked the early trailers and have been anticipating this one for a while, but unless you're in the U.K., there is still a bit of a wait until you get to see Greg Mottola's "Paul," so hopefully this clip will tide you over.

Basement Jaxx Scoring Joe Cornish's Sci-fi Romp 'Attack The Block'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 12, 2011 5:51 AM
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Playlist favorite Edgar Wright took to Twitter yesterday, giving mad props to the score for frequent collaborator Joe Cornish's directorial debut, the sci-fi invasion flick "Attack the Block" (opening in U.K. cinemas this spring). The big, very exciting news? That he identified none other than British dance-poppers Basement Jaxx (nee Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton) as the composers.

Watch: Domestic Trailer For 'Paul' Looks Much Better

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 7:23 AM
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Trying to trailer an R-rated film without any cursing or even mildly suggestive material or dialogue is a tough task, but we'll be damned if the marketing team behind "Paul" haven't been trying. A couple of U.K. trailers have already arrived and worryingly focused more on nut shots and bodily function humor. However, a domestic trailer has now dropped for the film, and the tone and tenor feel more natural and the laughs are definitely louder.

Watch: Full UK Trailer For Greg Mottola's 'Paul' Has A Worryingly High Number Of Nut Shots

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 17, 2010 1:18 AM
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As big fans of Greg Mottola's "Superbad" and "Adventureland," and even bigger fans of "Shaun of the Deadb" and "Hot Fuzz," we've been excited about "Paul," which gives Mottola a script written by and starring the stars of the latter two, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, for some time. So why is that the marketing materials are giving us pause?

New Poster For 'Paul' Reveals An Alien With As Many Hang-Ups As Mark Zuckerberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 5:20 AM
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We got introduced to Mark Zuckerberg in early teasers for "The Social Network" as a punk, genius, prophet, traitor and billionaire, and using that same approach, the new domestic poster for the upcoming geek comedy "Paul" gives a little insight into its titular alien.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen Are In The Spotlight As Poster For 'Paul' Debuts

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2010 1:48 AM
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The early months of the year are typically fairly barren, cinematically. For the most part, this looks to hold true in 2011, but there are a few big releases that will hopefully prove worthwhile: Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle," Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" and Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre" among them.

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