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Hot Fuzz

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by kTXe, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. kTXe

    kTXe On To The Next One

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    Anyone seen the movie yet? A couple of us started talking about it in another thread, so I thought I'd solicit some opinions here.

    I'm a huge fan of Shaun of the Dead, so I tried not to get my hopes up too high for Hot Fuzz...but I was certainly not disappointed. I thought Hot Fuzz was fantastic; it was probably the best comedy I have seen since Team America.

    I'm probably going to try to dig up some episodes of Spaced, a comedy that ran in the UK around 2000. It's another Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright collaboration that I'm sure would be right up my alley.
  2. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I can't wait to see Hot Fuzz.

    I might have to go today. Apparently I'm getting the day off of work for "St. Georges' day"...I have no idea what that's all about (my boss is convinced that since he lives with a englishman, his frenchness is no longer accurate [pelletier] as his roomate has dubbed the confines of his porperty "english soil") Seems fitting to watch an english themed flick today.

    I'm surprised I haven't heard of "Spaced." You're probably right though...if its anything like their other collaborations, it's worth taking a look. If you get your hands on it before I do, let me know what you think of it.
  3. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    The first half of Hot Fuzz was a bit slow, still funny IMO, but the 2nd half was absolutely golden. IMO, best comedy since the 40 Year Old Virgin.

    I've heard a bit about this show, supposedly very funny and underrated. Underappreciated much like Arrested Development was here.

    I loved Shaun of The Dead, have you seen the previews for Run, Fat Boy, Run? I'm not positive if it's directed by Edgar Wright, but Simon Pegg is the main star, and in the trailer they also have the Harry Potter look alike from Shaun of the Dead...the David character. EDIT- Run, Fat Boy, Run is being directed by David Schwimmer, but it was written by Michael Ian Black who I think is hilarioius...

    Anyway, the next thing up from the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright trio may be a collab with Jack Black and either the director or writer of School of Rock/Orange County. Which would give them the exposure they sorely need, this amazing movie only making 5 some mil on opening weekend? A shame.
  4. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    .....

  5. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    OT:
    Vinny has his own forum?

    :laugh2:
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I will be getting the vid when it comes out on DVD.

    LOOOOOOVED Shaun of the Dead. Such a great movie for the genre.
  7. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    Not only that, but the people who run his fan forum have made like 2 or 3 songs. I believe two raps, and an acoustic. The funny thing is, is that they are so serious about it...classic stuff.
  8. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    can I get a link?
  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I cannot wait.
  10. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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  11. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Shaun of the Dead was awesome.

    I'm looking forward to seeing HF whenever I get the chance.
  12. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was ok. I had the same problems with it that I had with Shaun of the Dead. They're both very uneven movies. At some parts the movies act like slightly over the top comedies. At other parts they act like serious movies. Both movies have some great moments, but when they switch gears and are a little more serious and less humorous, they really fall flat IMO.

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