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Great Philly Comic-Con 2019 Panel: Hot Fuzz, Cool Frost With Nick Frost
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Nick Frost Hot Fuzz panel

Nick Frost, star of such movies as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and At World’s End, and most recently, Fighting With my Family, and currently in AMC’s Into the Badlands, was a delight to fans at the Great Philly Comic-Con earlier this month, where he did photo ops, autographs, and a meaty panel. The panel gave us fans a chance to hear the man behind the mirth, and he did not disappoint. After getting comfy on the couches, they got right into it.

You can see what he had to say, along with a video and some images from the panel, below.

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Geek Gear: The Cornetto Trilogy Shirts ‘Three Flavours Crest’ & ‘Shaun’
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The Cornetto Trilogy Shirts Three Flavours Crest and Shaun

Today, TeeFury is doing one of their special “Twofury” deals with two shirts inspired by Edgar Wright’s The Cornetto Trilogy for $11 each: “Shaun,” by Brinkerhoff, inspired by Shaun Of The Dead and styled like LEGO (at left), and “Three Flavours Crest,” by Arinesart, which incorporates all three films – Shaun, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End (at right).

The sale began at Teefury today, Thursday, January 23, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Edgar Wright Discusses The Importance Of Each Song On ‘The World’s End’ Soundtrack
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The World's End Soundtrack

The World’s End has arrived; not the actual one (that was back in December 2012, so we were told), but the third and final movie in writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg‘s genre-bending and blending “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy – read my review here – that also includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

This past Tuesday, the soundtrack was made available was released on CD and MP3. As with his filmmaking contemporaries Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, Edgar Wright plans out the various songs he intends to feature in his movies early in the pre-production stage and uses them to express the inner thoughts and emotions of his characters when dialogue simply won’t do the trick. In a recent interview with Indiewire, Wright went track by track on the World’s End O.S.T. and discussed the role each selected tune plays in the film’s narrative.

According to the director the songs that comprise the soundtrack were chosen specifically as a means of linking the character Gary, played by Pegg, to his fruitless pursuit of good times all the time in the face of middle age.

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Movie Review: The World’s End
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The World's EndThe World’s End
Directed by Edgar Wright
Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman
Focus Features
Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.)

“We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that’s what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time… We are gonna have a party.”

That little speech – abbreviated slightly from its original version – plays a large role in defining the theme of The World’s End, the eagerly-anticipated closing chapter in the “Blood and Ice Cream” (or “Three Flavours Cornetto”) trilogy that director Edgar Wright and his frequent star and co-writer Simon Pegg created a decade ago with the romantic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007 with the blazing police action drama spoof Hot Fuzz. The speech was first heard in the 1966 biker movie classic The Wild Angels and was given by Peter Fonda’s character Heavenly Blues. I recognized those lines the moment they were played on the soundtrack.

The World’s End is, I believe, about the futility of trying to recapture your lost youth when you never lost it to begin with. But it is also about how when most of us enter adulthood we take it upon ourselves to abandon our youthful identities completely and replace them with domesticity and responsibility. The five main characters of The World’s End never learned to reconcile the buttoned-down, easy-going side of their personalities with the spirited sense of fun and friendship that defined them as people growing up. The lead character decided to remain a child forever but instead grew into a sad and bedraggled wretch of a human being while his four best friends became hollow shells of what they once were.

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Enjoy This Interactive ‘Hot Fuzz’ Script By Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
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Hot Fuzz

Two weeks ago, Focus Features released an interactive version of the screenplay for the 2004 horror-comedy cult classic Shaun of the Dead, written by star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright, exclusively to their website to promote the upcoming U.S. release of The World’s End, the concluding chapter in their “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy that began with Shaun.

This week as The World’s End approaches its American theatrical debut, Focus has given the fully interactive treatment to the screenplay for the Cornetto trilogy middle chapter Hot Fuzz, the very British spoof of over-energized American action flicks of the past four decades, written by Pegg and Wright.

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Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg’s ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Screenplay Is Now Fully Interactive
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Shaun of the Dead

In today’s edition of “The Coolest Movie Geek Item Available For Free Online,” Focus Features has released to their official website a fully interactive screenplay for Edgar Wright‘s horror-comedy classic Shaun of the Dead to promote the forthcoming American release of Wright’s latest film The World’s End – the final chapter of the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy that began with Shaun and continued with 2007’s hilarious action spoof Hot Fuzz.

The screenplay is illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, pages from Wright and Pegg’s legendary “flip chart” used to map out the story, and videos available at the click of a mouse. Most of the images can also be enlarged to examine in greater detail.

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Regal Cinemas To Hold Screenings Of Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
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Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Header

Edgar Wright‘s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is coming to a close — Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were the first two, with next month’s The World’s End finishing it up. The trilogy combines humor, dry wit, and clever spins on genres. So how do you commemorate the end of the collaboration of director Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? Well, you hold Cornetto Trilogy screenings, of course.

That’s right, you get to watch all three films in one day, the night before The World’s End is officially released. And even if you do not have a Regal Cinema theater near your living area, Wright assures his fans that there will be plenty of opportunities to watch this film and the other two on the big screen.

Announced just before the film’s August 23rd release, Regal Cinema has released a schedule and list of theaters that will participate in this hysterical occasion. Hit the jump for more.

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Geek Gear: ‘Fuzz of the Dead’ Shirt
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Hot Fuzz Shaun Of The Dead Fuzz of the Dead Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a mash-up of Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead called “Fuzz of the Dead” by TeoZ.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Sunday, September 23, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg Hint At ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ Follow-Up
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Shaun of the Dead

It’s hard to put into words just how good Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are. Because of this, fans of the movies have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the third movie in what’s often times called the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.”

The movies aren’t connected apart from the never-fail combination of director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as well as their very basic recipe: take a popular genre (horror, action, _____?), introduce generous slice of comedic fried gold, and run wild with it. Oh, right, and a sprinkle of blood and ice cream to enhance flavor, of course.

While the movie isn’t officially underway yet, Wright and Pegg got together recently and snapped a photo to share on the Twitter that may just indicate brains are indeed storming. You can see the image below.

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Book Review: ‘Nerd Do Well’ By Simon Pegg
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Nerd Do WellNerd Do Well
A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
By Simon Pegg
Gotham Books
Release date: June 09, 2011

Despite what you’ve been lead to believe, Nerd Do Well is not an autobiography. Except that it is, but it isn’t… It’s a crafty book disguise designed by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek) as memoirs, within which he has been able to insert the true book: The Adventure of Suave Superhero Simon Pegg and his Amazing Robot Butler.

Yes, you read that accurately.

Stuffed very cleverly in between different chapters reviewing Pegg’s life is this crafty, and hysterical, tale of him as a secret agent superhero, with an automaton sidekick that he would have you believe bears absolutely no resemblance to any robot sidekick ever used. Get that vision of C-3PO out of your head right now, because Canterbury (the robot) is, at Pegg’s insistence, nothing like the Star Wars droid. (Pegg likewise insists that C-3PO is not gay, which I assure you that he is. My robot gaydar is of an excellent standard.)

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