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  • Scottferguson
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    #109123

    Don’t look now, but this looks like it is going to be the most critically acclaimed initially wide release film of the year. From the creators of Shaun of the Dead  and Hot Fuzz, this has already opened in its native UK and reaches US/Canadian theaters this Friday.

    I’m seeing it tonight, hoping to like it a lot. 

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    Renaton
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    I’m slightly surprised this is getting such good reviews. Critics gave Wright a lot of crap for Scott Pilgrim. Maybe it was the videogame concept, but I always found that weird because I considered that one to be his best film so far, so I thought it might have been a case of critics falling out of love with a director. That said, very, very positive and strong reviews. I’m curious, because I actually feel Edgar Wright only gets better with each film, at least so far.

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    Riley
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    #109126

    The trailer made this look like a lame version of This is the End, but the reviews have been great thus far.

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    babypook
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    #109127

    I’ve been keeping an eye on this film. I dont actually give a fig for the great reviews, although I’m happy for the cast and crew. They deserve it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rQA7HcRcLNg

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    Scottferguson
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    #109128

    Last night, after watching the second masterful episode of Breaking Bad in a row, as exhilarating as it was, it was sort of depressing to realize that it provided a thrill that contemporary movies never do anymore.

    Tonight I saw The World’s End.

    Movies can still bring it.   

    After an incredibly lackluster, committee and research (and lowest common international denominator) driven year of mostly lousy wide releases, I saw a film that might have been the most fun I’ve had at a new movie since I saw Pulp Fiction at its world premiere at Cannes 19 years ago.

    The most imaginative film of the year, terrifically written, marvelously acted (in a just world, Simon Pegg would be a best actor nominee, and this would win SAG ensemble), but most of all, just flat out funny from beginning to end.

    Movies used to be fun. Now they are heavy, bombastic, loud, insulting, juvenile.

    The World’s End is the antidote.  This is what happens when imagination meets vision meets talent.

    And what a blessing it is for cinema that we have critics to alert discerning audiences about this.  

           

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    BrokenFan
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    #109129

    I’m looking forward to this one. I love the cast and I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz so I’m sure to love this one too. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    #109130

    Last night, after watching the second masterful episode of Breaking Bad in a row, as exhilarating as it was, it was sort of depressing to realize that it provided a thrill that contemporary movies never do anymore.

    Tonight I saw The World’s End.

    Movies can still bring it.   

    After an incredibly lackluster, committee and research (and lowest common international denominator) driven year of mostly lousy wide releases, I saw a film that might have been the most fun I’ve had at a new movie since I saw Pulp Fiction at its world premiere at Cannes 19 years ago.

    The most imaginative film of the year, terrifically written, marvelously acted (in a just world, Simon Pegg would be a best actor nominee, and this would win SAG ensemble), but most of all, just flat out funny from beginning to end.

    Movies used to be fun. Now they are heavy, bombastic, loud, insulting, juvenile.

    The World’s End is the antidote.  This is what happens when imagination meets vision meets talent.

    And what a blessing it is for cinema that we have critics to alert discerning audiences about this.  

           

    WHOA! Color me surprised! Glad you liked it. I loved ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ (I own them both) so I’ve been looking very forward to this one.

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    babypook
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    #109131

    Pux always insisted that this team were ‘geniuses’. Lol.

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    delerian
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    #109132

    Oh, I had forgotten about this. I love me some Edgar Wright. Based on the initial reviews it looks like this may be the best comedy film of the year.

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    Stardust
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    #109133

    Really enjoyed the first two, so I’m looking forward to this one.

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    delerian
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    #109134

    What does everybody think of Oscar nomination chances? It seems to me that if this film keeps in the 90s at Rotten Tomatoes and in the 80s at Metacritic, that a BP nomination should be easy, especially since it is the end of a very well respected trilogy. I’d love for Edgar Wright to also get a nomination for director or screenplay. There is nothing that I have seen that he has directed or written that hasn’t been critically acclaimed, with the least acclaimed being Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (which I still think was a pretty brilliant film).

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    vinny
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    #109135

    Hot Fuzz is one of my fav movies ever so I will definately see this.

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    Halo_Insider
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    #109136

    Last night, after watching the second masterful episode of Breaking Bad in a row, as exhilarating as it was, it was sort of depressing to realize that it provided a thrill that contemporary movies never do anymore.

    Tonight I saw The World’s End.

    Movies can still bring it.   

    After an incredibly lackluster, committee and research (and lowest common international denominator) driven year of mostly lousy wide releases, I saw a film that might have been the most fun I’ve had at a new movie since I saw Pulp Fiction at its world premiere at Cannes 19 years ago.

    The most imaginative film of the year, terrifically written, marvelously acted (in a just world, Simon Pegg would be a best actor nominee, and this would win SAG ensemble), but most of all, just flat out funny from beginning to end.

    Movies used to be fun. Now they are heavy, bombastic, loud, insulting, juvenile.

    The World’s End is the antidote.  This is what happens when imagination meets vision meets talent.

    And what a blessing it is for cinema that we have critics to alert discerning audiences about this.  

           

    I just want to print this review out and frame it on my wall. It’s so infectious in its enthusiasm that I love it. The Breaking Bad mention probably helps.

    I’m a big fan of Wright’s previous pictures, so it’s great to hear that he continues to thrive as a filmmaker.

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    Scottferguson
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    What does everybody think of Oscar nomination chances? It seems to me that if this film keeps in the 90s at Rotten Tomatoes and in the 80s at Metacritic, that a BP nomination should be easy, especially since it is the end of a very well respected trilogy. I’d love for Edgar Wright to also get a nomination for director or screenplay. There is nothing that I have seen that he has directed or written that hasn’t been critically acclaimed, with the least acclaimed being Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (which I still think was a pretty brilliant film).

    If (and it’s a big if) this is a big success, then its chances for a BP nomination in the expanded film would have to rest with enough enthusiasm to get in like District 9 as a surprise off beat choice, then maybe original screenplay. The films excels in acting, directing, editing, art direction, cinematography, but unlikely in any of those. This needs big Brit bloc support.

    Separate advice – read as little about this as possible before you see it. Let the plot elements surprise you as much as possible.  

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    Scottferguson
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    #109138

    The Metacritic score – with a majority of reviews still pending is at 83.
    If it ends up at 76 or more, it will have the highest score of any 2013 film to open in 1000 or more theaters (that’s how awful this year has been).
    And I doubt anyone would guess which film as of now has the best score (75) – that would be Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects. Star Trek Into Darkness is next best at 72.

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