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Simon Pegg Says He & Edgar Wright Still Trying To Find Time To Write 'The World's End'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 3:15 AM
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Third Installment Of The Cornetto Trilogy Not Even Started, C'mon Guys!If you don't speak geek-ese like we do, here's a translation: The "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy is the unofficial nickname of the films made by director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (a nice knowing nod to Krzysztof Kieslowski which we appreciate) Presumably, you've heard of the first two installments, "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," and while they are not sequels of any kind, they all star Pegg and Frost, they're penned by Pegg and Wright and they're directed by the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" filmmaker.

Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'Paul' Visits Earth With New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 2:55 AM
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While those of you in the U.K. are already enjoying the latest from Greg Mottola, the alien road trip comedy "Paul," those of us on this side of Atlantic are patiently waiting for the film, and we continued to be teased with yet another trailer, this time a red-band version that offers up some new footage we haven't seen yet.
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'Paul' Soundtrack Features Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Todd Rundgren & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 5:01 AM
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Today is Valentine's Day but for those of you in the U.K., the latest from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Greg Mottola directed "Paul" hits your local multiplex so whether or not you have a date we definitely think it's worth throwing down your hard earned pounds and shillings to check it out. And true to Motolla's past films, it features a strong soundtrack mixing up r&b, soul, reggae and more
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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.

'The Beaver,' Greg Mottola's 'Paul' & Ti West's 'The Innkeepers' Added To 2011 SXSW Film Fest Sched

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 13, 2011 7:58 AM
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Conan O'Brien Documentary, 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' Added As WellAlright, it's 2011, people. Time to get in with the new. The Sundance Film Festival is just right around the corner, but not far off in March is the SXSW Film Festival, which continues to get better and better each year. While the opening night film has already been announced -- Duncan Jones' "Source Code" -- new editions to the line-up have been made including Jodie Foster's "The Beaver," starring persona non grata Mel Gibson, Greg Mottola's alien roadtrip comedy "Paul," starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," a documentary that follows the behind-the-scenes of the talk show host's summer tour, among others.

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.

The Playlist's 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 1

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 3, 2011 8:51 AM
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That’s right, 2010 is already in our rear view and we’re looking far, far ahead into 2011. If 2010 was the year of audiences rewarding original, smart blockbusters (“Inception”) and punishing glossy, but empty big-budget tentpoles (“The Tourist,” “Tron: Legacy”) the new year will find studios hoping once again that comic franchises and sequels can bring in the big bucks. No less than five comic-book movies are on the way with “Thor,” “Captain America,” “Green Lantern,” “Green Hornet” and “X-Men: First Class” all swinging into theaters, while tried-and-true franchises get sequels with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Transformers 3,” “The Hangover 2” and “Sherlock Holmes 2” among the films looking to bank on previous successes.

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.

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