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    A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING Image of Simon Pegg

    A Fantastic Fear of Everything is the first effort from Pinewood Films’ initiative to finance low-budget independent British films. They are off to a good start—at least in terms of the interests of this site—by kicking things off with a Simon Pegg vehicle. Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist obsessed with Victorian serial killers: “When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’.” Tonight we have our first look at Pegg’s wild-haired Jack, knife in tow.

    Alan Drake, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Sheridan Smith also star in A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell are directing from a script by Mills. The image is pretty small, but there’s a bit more torso to see after the jump. As added incentive, we’ve included a lengthy synopsis.


    From the looks of it, the role will show us a side of Pegg we’ve never seen before. Even if I’m basing that solely on the wig, I’m excited.

    Image via Bloody Disgusting. Here’s that synopsis I promised:


    Jack is alone for Christmas. A former children’s author, now turned crime novelist, Jack spends his nights pacing about, entrenched in his latest script ‘Decades of Death’ with only his gruesome research into Victorian serial killers for company.

    A sensitive artist, who lacks even the simple courage to buy his own toilet paper, this research into all the most notorious hackers and poisoners of the late 19th century has made him paranoid and insomniac. Jack starts carrying a carving knife around with him due to ‘an irrational fear of being murdered’ and begins to suspect everybody he meets, from the waiter in the restaurant, to the newspaper vendor, to the friendly local ASBO hoodies. But when Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them, love, laundry, and, serial killers.

    It’s because of his agent’s unprecedented request that he ‘look smart’ for the big meeting, that Jack’s career now rests precariously on his ability to tackle his irrational fear of launderettes. However, Jack soon has to deal with far more than the simple embarrassment of exposing his own soiled load in public. Harangued by the ghost of his ex-wife, and guided by the sage-like counsel of his psychotherapist (who once cured a girl of her phobia of open bananas), Jack makes his fateful ‘trip downtown’, taking him through the shadowy dystopia of a modern Noir London and onto the bright neon lights of the Lotus Laundromat, where his inability to operate a washing machine, (and the unfortunate fact that he’s still carrying a carving knife), triggers a series of unexpected events bringing him face to face with real danger, real crime, real fear, and even reality TV; involving an encounter with the most beautiful girl in London, a highly embarrassing personal injury, a bruising encounter with the strong arm of the law, and ultimately an unexpected fight for his life at the hands of a real serial killer…

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    Edgar Wright tweeted a teenage photo of himself dressed as Ash from the Evil Dead films.
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    **** yeah!

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    24 Hours Of Horror With Edgar Wright | Film | Interview | The A.V. Club

    My kingdom for a re-release of Don't Look Now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    Not to be a dick, but as soon as Sutherland or Christie snuff it...you'll get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Not to be a dick, but as soon as Sutherland or Christie snuff it...you'll get one.
    I better. Or else there will be blood in the streets.

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    Edgar Wright Announces Schedule for “The Wright Stuff III: Movies Edgar Has Never Seen” Program at New Beverly Cinema | /Film


    Last month, we tipped you off to an unusual project by director Edgar Wright. In his third round of programming for the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California, Wright decided to make the theme “Movies Edgar Has Never Seen” — and enlisted the help of famous filmmaker pals and fans alike to guide him in picking films he’d never seen, but had always wanted to watch on the big screen.

    He’s now made his selections, with suggestions from people like Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Judd Apatow, and Harry Knowles, and they represent a great mix of genres, tones, eras, and so on. Get the schedule for the program, which runs December 9-16, and read some of Wright’s comments after the jump.

    In his blog, Wright wrote a bit about why he was inspired to fill a schedule with movies that were new to him.


    I hope in my time I have never chastised anyone for not seeing a movie. Neither am I a big fan of the phrase “I can’t believe you haven’t seen…” accompanied by an exaggerated expression of surprise… I basically believe that you can’t be late to a party if the party never stops.

    Everyone has gaps in their film knowledge and I am no exception. I have seen god knows how many movies, but sometimes your programming is done for you, based on your location, your income, your age, your proximity to decent cinemas, access to technology etc. I can thank the BBC in Merry Old England for giving me the gift of seeing every single Hammer Horror growing up, but conversely still need to brush up on my Ozu.

    When I make up OCD lists of movies I must see, I find that many of my missing classics are ones that I want to see on the big screen. No matter the size of your TV or how cool your home theatre set up is, there’s magic to had at the movies with a decent crowd.

    As someone who gets the “I can’t believe you haven’t seen” rant quite a bit, I agree with Wright’s sentiments 100%. And while I don’t have the means to catch up on my movie knowledge in a big theater, I’m glad that Wright does, and that he’s opening that experience up to other film fans. Here’s the schedule — all screenings are double features (i.e., two films for one ticket) unless otherwise noted.



    Friday, Dec. 9: Rock & Roll All Nite (double feature plus midnight screening)
    7:30 PM – The Girl Can’t Help It (suggested by Joe Dante and John Landis)
    9:40 PM – Get Crazy (suggested by Quentin Tarantino)
    Midnight – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (ticket sold separately)

    Saturday, Dec. 10: Stone Face vs. Little Tramp vs. Uncle Claude (triple feature)
    7:00 PM – Steamboat Bill, Jr. (suggested by Judd Apatow)
    8:40 PM – Modern Times (suggested by Bill Hader)
    10:40 PM – The Bank Dick (suggested by Judd Apatow)

    Sunday, Dec. 11: Far Out & Far East
    7:00 PM – The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (suggested by Harry Knowles)
    9:00 PM – Kwaidan (suggested by Guillermo Del Toro and John Landis)

    Monday, Dec. 12: The New Romantics
    7:30 PM – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (suggested by Edgar Wright)
    9:30 PM – Chungking Express (suggested by Quentin Tarantino, Bill Hader, Greg Mottola, and Daniel Waters)

    Tuesday, Dec. 13: Rise and Fall and Rise and…
    7:30 PM – White Heat (suggested by Edgar Wright)
    9:55 PM – Throne of Blood (suggested by John Landis)

    Wednesday, Dec. 14: Farewell John, Hello Sam
    7:30 PM – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (suggested by John Landis)
    10:00 PM – Ride the High Country (suggested by Joe Dante)

    Thursday, Dec. 15: Hangdog & Underdog
    7:30 PM – To Be or Not to Be (suggested by John Landis and Joe Dante)
    9:40 PM – The Bad News Bears (suggested by Bill Hader and Doug Benson)

    Friday, Dec. 16: Noir is the New Black (double feature plus midnight screening)
    7:30 PM – Hickey & Boggs (suggested by Quentin Tarantino and Daniel Waters)
    9:50 PM – Cutter’s Way (suggested by Daniel Waters)
    Midnight – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (suggested by Kevin Smith; ticket sold separately)

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    L.A. Readers! Behold THE WRIGHT STUFF III! Dec. 9 - 16 At The New Beverly! Amazing Films On 35mm And Special Guests Galore!
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    I envy people who've never seen MODERN TIMES, TO BE OR NOT TO BE ('42) and THE BAD NEWS BEARS. Why? Because one day, they'll get to see these classics for the first time.

    This is the basic idea behind Edgar Wright's screening series THE WRIGHT STUFF III, which begins on December 9th at The New Beverly. Whereas Wright's last two mini-fests have celebrated films he loves, this time he'll be kicking back and watching eighteen wonderful movies he's never seen. And as with the last two series, he'll have a bunch of special guests on hand to help him introduce these films.

    Tickets are on sale now at the New Beverly's website, and every night is a must. It'll all get off to a rousing start on Friday the 9th with the rock-and-roll pairing of Frank Tashlin's THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and Allan Arkush's rarely screened (and unavailable on DVD/Blu) GET CRAZY (capped off by the monthly midnight of Wright's sensational SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD). And it'll draw to a dour close with the noir-ish double of Robert Culp's HICKEY & BOGGS and Ivan Passer's amazing CUTTER'S WAY (which, like Wright, I read about in the second volume of Danny Peary's essential CULT MOVIES). And then Wright will screen W.D. Richter's THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION at midnight, so you won't go home all depressed.

    In between, it'll be an eclectic mix of classic clowns, elegiac/revisionist westerns, Dr. Seuss, Kurosawa, Cagney and other unseen-by-Wright delights. I'm especially thrilled he's paired Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE with Michael Ritchie's masterpiece THE BAD NEWS BEARS - if only because they're both top ten comedies for me. And you will absolutely want to be at the Bev on Wednesday, December 14th when the great Peter Bogdanovich joins Wright to discuss John Ford's THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (which will be followed by Sam Peckinpah's RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY).

    For the whole lineup, head over to Wright's website (where he'll also post updates on which guests will be dropping by). And since we are all incredibly fortunate to get to see these movies via beautiful film prints, I implore you to sign Julia Marchese's petition to save 35mm exhibition. If the studios have their way, repertory houses will be stuck screening crappy digital transfers in lieu of prints. I wrote about this last week, and the estimable Lars Nilsen has also chimed in. I'm not sure we can change the studios' minds, but at least we can make our voices heard.

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    Nick Frost Says He, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright Are Hoping to Shoot THE WORLD’S END Next Year

    Fans of trio Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have been anxiously awaiting any fresh developments on the final installment of their “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, The World’s End. The first two films were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and the trilogy has its name due to the presence of bloody violence and Cornetto ice cream. In March 2009, Pegg said they were planning to shoot The World’s End in the fall, but obviously that never came to fruition. In June of this year, Pegg said he and Wright were aiming to get started on the script, and now it looks like they’ve completed at least their first draft. Hit the jump for more.

    During the press rounds for The Adventures of Tintin, Frost (who co-stars with Pegg as the inept policemen Thompson and Thopmson) commented on The World’s End. Here’s what he told ComingSoon:


    “There is a draft out there, which I’ve read, and it’s great, and I think our plan is to crack on and shoot next year. Touch wood. They move and they change but we definitely want to get on with it.”

    So what’s the hold-up? Well, here’s the funny thing about being really successful: everyone else wants you to make or star in their movies. Pegg will reprise his role as Scotty in Star Trek 2, which starts filming in January. Wright and Attack the Block director Joe Cornish turned in a draft for Ant-Man, but the project has been quiet for months now. Frost is also keeping busy and he’s co-starring in Snow White and the Huntsman and Ice Age: Continental Drift next year (his work on both is probably completed on both, but the point is that he’s not just sitting around waiting for Wright and Pegg to write The World’s End).

    I would be ecstatic to see The World’s End start production next year for a 2013 release, but I’m trying to keep my expectations in check.

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