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'The World's End' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman August 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Focus Features
I'd call it something of a coup that 'The World's End' - sloppy drunk though its plotting may be - so well captures the melancholy essence of men accepting, with varying success, that somehow they got old. Even though Gary King (Simon Pegg) refuses to grow up, he's caught in an early-90s time warp, still listening to mixed tapes of Soup Dragons and Stone Roses and still thinks about his high school guidance counselor. When he spies a gaggle of young punks in his quiet hometown of Letchworth he sees them as a natural threat to his entire way of life.
While subtext, this emotional material "works" in 'The World's End,' mostly due to Pegg's striking performance - a dark turn from him that mixes the sad, antic clown of early Bill Murray with a dash of genuine self-destructive menace. Also, and this is a compliment, the character drama refuses to take a back seat to the lunacy driving the plot.

Edgar Wright Explains Why Ultron Was Never a Part of the 'Ant-Man' Movie

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by Jacob Hall August 20, 2013 @ 11:20 AM
Marvel
In Marvel comics canon, the villainous robot Ultron is the creation of scientist/superhero Hank Pym (AKA, Ant-Man). So many fans raised an eyebrow when it was revealed that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron would see the team facing down the villain months before Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' arrived in theaters (and, that Ant-Man wouldn't be a part of 'Avengers 2'). However, there's a very simple reason why Ultron is making his first cinematic appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and not 'Ant-Man' -- Wright never intended for Pym's nemesis to be in the film in the first place.

Comic-Con 2013: 'The World's End' Panel

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by Nick Romano July 19, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Focus Features
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright reunited once again on the famed Hall H stage to kick off Friday's Comic-Con 2013 festivities with a panel presentation for 'The World's End.' Not only does the title fit well within the film's apocalyptic depictions, but it also marks the end of the trio's Cornetto trilogy (the first installments being 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz'). So what new bits did these funnymen have in store for us?

Peter Jackson Chats With Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost About 'The World's End,' Plus New Clips!

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by Damon Houx July 17, 2013 @ 5:31 PM
Focus Features
http://youtu.be/y6SupkSg6Rg
Though it seems that Peter Jackson doesn't appear in 'The World's End' as he did in 'Hot Fuzz' -- he must have been a little too busy with those 'Hobbit' movies -- he's still friendly with director Edgar Wright, and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (they did all work on 'Tintin' together). For the release of 'The World's End' Jackson has sat down with the three to have a chat about the movie.

Comic-Con 2013: Thursday Schedule Includes 'Divergent,' 'Ender's Game' and More

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by Britt Hayes July 4, 2013 @ 2:48 PM
Summit Entertainment
Comic-Con 2013 has unveiled its full panel schedule for opening day on Thursday, July 18. Among the many TV and comic book panels are a few big movies (and big names) for you to look forward to, including 'Ender's Game,' 'Divergent,' and a chat with Edgar Wright, Alfonso Cuaron, and Marc Webb.

Exclusive 'The World's End' Bar Sign: Drink Up at The Famous Cock

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by Mike Sampson July 3, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Focus Features
Just the other day, we told you about an exciting 'The World's End' Comic-Con 2013 promotion that would allow some lucky readers to see an advanced screening of the film with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in tow. It was all part of a virtual bar crawl that would take you through some of your favorite movie blogs on a 'World's End' scavenger hunt. Well, we've got the latest piece of the puzzle for you! An exclusive bar sign for (ahem), The Famous Cock.

'The World's End' Virtual Pub Crawl and Comic-Con 2013 News!

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by ScreenCrush Staff July 1, 2013 @ 2:26 PM
Focus Features
We're going to be at Comic-Con 2013. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright will also be at Comic-Con 2013 with their upcoming film, 'The World's End.' And if you're going to be at Comic-Con 2013 too, we've got your chance to see the boys at an advance screening of the movie!

Their First Gig: The Television Beginnings of Major Film Directors

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by Jacob Hall June 28, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
YouTube
The upcoming release of 'Thor: The Dark World' may bring back every cast member from the previous film, but there is a new man sitting behind the camera: Emmy award winner Alan Taylor, directing his first feature film in a decade. For many people...

'The World's End' Trailer: The End of a Hilarious Trilogy

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by Eric Walkuski June 18, 2013 @ 11:27 AM
Focus Features
http://youtu.be/yzf5Es4CJOU
The apocalypse is all the rage at the multiplexes right now - from the end of days depicted in 'This is The End' to the zombie menace erupting in 'World War Z', we just can't escape the Earth's extinction. (And that's not mentioning the unthinkable destruction seen in 'Man of Steel'.) But, if we're all really going to get wiped out, it might as well be in the most amusing way possible - that's where Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' comes in.