Edgar Wright

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  • Baby Driver

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 20th June 2017

    I don’t envy Edgar Wright. I mean, I do, obviously. He’s stupidly talented, hangs out with cool Hollywood people and totally rocks the kind of facial hair you’d normally only see on a second-year arts grad student. But he is also under an awful lot of pressure to meet impossibly high expectations considering his relatively short film résumé. Think about it: two cult comedy classics, followed by the visually-impressive-but-niche Scott Pilgrim, and then a quick return to close off the Cornetto Trilogy. That’s it. Now everyone is ready to hail this new Edgar Wright movie as the champion of the summer, but what even IS an ‘Edgar Wright movie’?

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 22nd September 2014

    Like you, I was very disappointed to see that Edgar Wright decided to part ways with Marvel and Ant-Man, because he's a director who is capable of doing wonderful things with a camera; the combination of Edgar Wright, Paul Rudd and the Marvel universe made me feel a little giddy. Still, I can take comfort in the fact that he's basically already made a superhero movie in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and not only that, he had Beck provide the tunes. Ant-Man Shmant-Man - Ali.

  • Interview: Drinking in The World's End with Edgar Wright

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 1st December 2013

    I realise this is a 10-minute shot of Edgar Wright talking, but just try to imagine cuts away to me asking the questions. If it helps, I was wearing a green jumper.

    Obligatory note: The World's End is STILL out to own on DVD and Blu-ray. Unobligatory note: It's STILL ace.

  • Interview: Drinking in The World's End with Nick Frost

    Movie Feature | Rob Young | 30th November 2013

    Nick Frost is only the fourth person I've ever interviewed. He didn't laugh at my questions, he liked my Beastie Boys t-shirt, said 'The Shiznit'. We became firm friends...I think.

    Obligatory note: The World's End is out to own on DVD and Blu-ray now. Unobligatory note: It's ace.

  • If other movies had ice cream tie-ins

    Movie Feature | Luke | 17th July 2013

    With The World's End bringing Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's 'Cornetto Trilogy' to a close this week (our review - hint: it's FAB), we put on our thinking caps and asked ourselves the question: what if other movies had ice cream tie-ins? Literally minutes later this gallery of awful puns and hasty photoshops was the result.

  • The World's End

    Movie Review | Matt | 9th July 2013

    "Want anything from the shop?" For fans of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, there is only one answer to that question, such is the cult cultural impact these films have had on the collective film nerd consciousness. And now, here we are with the conclusion of the so-called Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy in the offing and the pressure is on. This is basically as eagerly awaited as the never-going-to-happen third series of Spaced. So would we like anything from the shop? Yes, we'd like a film that's just as sharp, funny and quotable as the previous two instalments, please. Thankfully, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have returned with just what we asked for.

  • Re: The World's End trailer, I'm assuming we all noticed this guy

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 11th June 2013

    Early on in the second trailer for The World's End, you can see this Simon-Pegg-looking motherfucker in the sign for The King's Head pub. You already noticed this? Okay, carry on.

  • The art of slapstick is alive and well

    Movie Feature | Matt | 12th May 2013

    Cornetto Trilogy fence jumps

    Click for full-size animated gif

    "What's the matter, never taken a shortcut before?" All the Cornetto Trilogy fence jumps - Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End - presented as a single gif.

  • Catching up with The World's End aka more crazy guesswork

    Movie Feature | Luke | 24th January 2013

    Because there's no such thing as half an obsession, right? (*hisses like cat, scurries away from Simon Pegg's bins on all fours*)

  • Let's decode the teaser poster for The World's End

    Movie Feature | Luke | 19th July 2012

    In which we put on our detective hats, and read far too much into the first teaser poster for The World's End. By which I mean chuck loads of keywords into Google to see what sticks. To the internet!