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SXSW: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Reveal Bad Weather Was The Inspiration To Make 'Paul'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2011 6:21 AM
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Yes, it's Friday. SXSW Film is over, SXSW Music is in full boozy swing and "Paul" -- after running a helluva pace through the press gauntlet at the festival and in the preceding weeks -- is finally hitting theaters. And while it seems that the chatter and buzz around "Paul" has been non-stop, this is the rare case of the film that actually deserves it. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film is much more than it what appears to be combining the breeziness of a '70s road trip film, the magic of early Amblin entertainments and of course, the distinct humor of the film's leads Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who are joined by Seth Rogen who voices the titular creature. It's a winning combination in a unique film that brings together a tremendous ensemble cast to play along including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe Lo Truglio and Bill Hader.

Watch: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreate 'Star Wars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 6:40 AM
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'Paul' Soundtrack Gets U.S. Release; Comic Duo Reveal Early Drafts Of Film Were Quentin Tarantino-esqueYes, you're going to be seeing a lot of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in the lead up to "Paul" but frankly, better them than Adam Sandler. And when they're doing goofy, very funny riffs like their recent "remake" of "Star Wars," we're glad they're getting the attention. So yeah, like we just mentioned, the duo recently teamed on a riveting shot-by-shot homage to George Lucas' classic -- only for things to not go so well between the oil and water team. You can watch it below.

Kristen Wiig Nervous, But Excited For Her Breakout Turn In 'Bridesmaids'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 16, 2011 2:44 AM
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SNL Comedienne Also Talks What Drew Her To 'Paul' And The Lack Of Difference Between American & British Comedy Actors

Simon Pegg Says 'Paul' Is 'Easy Rider' With Aliens Or 'The Daytrippers' With E.T.

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 15, 2011 5:00 AM
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How The Film Doubles As Seth Rogen Biopic & More We Learned In Our Chat With The Cast & DirectorTwo nerds, after spending the time of their life at the geek haven that is Comic-Con, soon find themselves in the epic situation of having to get an alien to his homeship. And though it's a dream come true for the protagonists, it's also a certain death sentence with multiple villains on their tail. But thankfully in "Paul," nobody's yelling at any marines nor are there abrasive video game action scenes -- this is the "better" alien movie in theaters, chock full of laughs and coated with a genuine sweetness that you wouldn't expect from a movie centered on a foul-mouthed alien voiced by Seth Rogen.

SXSW Exclusive: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg Say 'Paul' Sequels Are Definitely A Possibility

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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'The World's End' Aiming To Shoot Next YearAside from being an exceptionally fun movie, Greg Mottola's "Paul" seems to be a haven for upcoming project news; we've got dozens of updates on future movies concerning the extensive talent in that film.

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.

"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.

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