Simon Pegg reveals 5 things you never knew about the classic zom-com on its 15th anniversary — including the "fun fact" that just won't die.
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, which are often known as the Cornetto Trilogy due to each referencing the frozen treat - and he has now explained the reasoning behind the idea.
Once upon a time, kids were introduced to the wild, wonderful world of horror through slender volumes like the immortally terrifying Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (the version with the original Stephen Gammell artwork — not the significantly toned-down drawings glimpsed in contemporary copies). — Max Brooks, who literally wrote the book on the walking dead in the form of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. The author recently expanded Minecraft‘s trans-media footprint by penning Minecraft: The Island, its first officially-licensed tie-in novel.
The cinema landscape is awash with franchises and the movie trilogy has always been a favourite of filmmakers. But what about those writers and directors whose trifecta of films are connected not by specific plot points, but for more abstract, thematic reasons? Here are some of the best.
The first trailer for ‘Baby Driver’ has made its way online and it’s given us a taste of what we can expect for the upcoming movie. Director Edgar Wright returns to the film world four years since his last flick, ‘The World’s End’, that was released in 2013 as the concluding instalment of his famed Cornetto Trilogy. Having risen to fame with television series ‘Spaced’, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Jessica Hynes, this signifies Wright’s first big Hollywood movie, having helmed smaller, indie movies such as ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’.
The most rewarding movies are those that seem to offer something new with every repeat viewing. These are the films that continue to surprise and delight us by sneaking in references, hidden gags, and on-screen plot clues that you didn’t notice even on your 3rd, 4th or even your 25th viewing. Warning: once seen, these can never be forgotten.