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July 16, 2010

Set Report and Interviews from Pegg and Frost's Paul

Curious about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Paul"? Collider paid a visit to the set, and came away with reports and interviews galore.More…

April 2, 2009

Five Favourite Films with Bill Nighy

There can be few actors better suited to starring in a film about the golden age of British rock and roll than Bill Nighy. No wonder, then, that he's front and centre as part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis' latest comedy, The Boat that Rocked. RT catches up with Nighy the day after the world premiere of The Boat that Rocked and he's remembering a late night that involved hanging out with one of his heroes, Paul McCartney. His passion for music is evident is pretty-much any interview he gives, and as he chooses his five favourite films it's incredibly obvious that a killer soundtrack has a big impact...More…

March 30, 2009

Pegg, Wright Plan The World's End

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are busy guys, but they don't have too much going on to start thinking about the next chapter in their "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy," titled "The World's End."More…

February 25, 2009

Exclusive: Lesbian Vampire Killers - RT on Set

There are a few things that you want to do in life," says James Corden. "Work with Mathew Horne, kiss Harry Potter, and make films about lesbian vampires." His work with Horne is well documented in the critically-acclaimed Gavin & Stacey, and his encounter with Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on stage at last year's Whatsonstage Theatre Awards is all over the web. RT has travelled to 3 Mills Studio in the east end of London to watch him, and Horne, get to grips with that third ambition on the set of Lesbian Vampire Killers. On a soundstage at the back of the lot we're in an overgrown forest locale, replete with vines choking stone sarcophagi, which are strewn about the site like they've grown wild. With us, amongst the workmen and technicians that usually populate a film set, are 12-15 women dressed so scantily in semi-transparent silk that they may as well be naked.More…

September 30, 2008

Tim Burton Finds His Tweedledee, Tweedledum

"Shaun of the Dead" and "Little Britain" actor Matt Lucas has joined the cast of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" in a dual role. Yep, you guessed it -- he's Tweedledee and Tweedledum.More…

April 7, 2008

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg to Complete Cornetto Trilogy with Sci-Fi Doomsday Pic

After Shaun of the Dead (zombies) and Hot Fuzz (cops), comes The World's End: the final installment in what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have called their three-flavour Cornetto trilogy.More…

March 27, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Four New Players Join The Game

Four new releases take a gamble debuting in theaters across North America hoping to hit the jackpot with audiences. The blackjack drama 21 and the spoof comedy Superhero Movie lead the way and will try their best to reach the number one spot.More…

March 7, 2008

Guide of the Dead - An RT Romero Retrospective

As Diary of the Dead hits cinemas, we sit down with George A. Romero to talk retrospectively about what has come from his zombie opus, the Dead series, and what the future has in store...More…

February 15, 2008

George A. Romero on Diary of the Dead: The RT Interview

With sequel talk already on the horizon, RT chats up horror legend George A. Romero about zombie movies and the latest addition to his Living Dead series. More…

October 12, 2007

Star Trek XI Finds Its Scotty, Sulu

J.J. Abrams' Starfleet roster is quickly filling up. Hot on the heels of this week's news that Eric Bana has signed on to play the heavy in Star Trek XI, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety bring word of two more additions to the cast.More…

October 10, 2007

RT's Top 50 Horror Movie List Unmasked

Halloween is a great time for three of life's essential pleasures -- pigging out on candy, dressing up in a fun costume, and watching an obscene amount of horror movies. Thankfully, Rotten Tomatoes' Top 50 Horror Movies list has arrived, showcasing the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!More…

August 2, 2007

Edgar Wright On the Spaced DVD (and Reunion Show?)

You may already own Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but will we ever see his sitcom Spaced on DVD? And could there be another Spaced project in the works?More…

August 1, 2007

Hot Fuzz DVD Special Feature Talk!

Edgar Wright and Nick Frost were on hand at Comic-Con to reveal details on the DVD release of Hot Fuzz, available now. The filmmakers themselves are responsible for many of the disc's special features, so expect tons of funnier-than-average extras. More…

June 11, 2007

"Fido" Helmer Andrew Currie Talks Zombies, Politics With RT

What is "Fido?" A sly mash-up of "Lassie" and "Night of the Living Dead?" A satire on xenophobia? A meditation on what it is to be alive?More…

April 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Vacancy" Hopes for Full Occupancy

Another week, another horror film. That's the mantra in Hollywood at the moment. Among the four new films going into wide release this weekend are Sony's terror tale "Vacancy" which represents the fourth scary flick in three weeks to hit the multiplexes.More…

April 7, 2007

Edgar Wright's "Don't" Trailer Could Be "Grindhouse 2"

With the fake trailers garnering much of the acclaim for "Grindhouse," the film's trailer directors are already contemplating expanding their shorts into the next round of features. Edgar Wright's "Don't" is a candidate, even though the trailer gives no indication of any sort of plot aside from people getting killed.More…

March 25, 2007

"Blob" Remake is Funny, Sci-Fi Horror

There's been a slow moving alien Blob and a speedier and gorier chemical blob, but the third incarnation of the sci-fi film will be a funny Blob. Co-writer Chad Hayes ("The Reaping") explained how the script he wrote with brother Carey plays off of modern environmental concerns.More…

February 13, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: We talk to the Hot Fuzz!

Early reviews are hitting the net, the film is out in the UK tomorrow, and the general buzz (and we can confirm it - we laughed so hard we had to see it twice) is that it's very, very funny. "Hot Fuzz" is coming!More…

February 13, 2007

JoBlo Raves Over "Hot Fuzz"

Summer's always great for a handful of big, fun movies, but Spring of 2007 looks to be shaping up into something pretty special. Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" and Zack Snyder's "300" are atop my wish list, but tucked in at #3 is Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz." One of JoBlo's lieutenants recently saw the flick, and he can't stop raving.More…

February 11, 2007

Nicolas Cage Hams Up "Grindhouse" Trailer for Friends

Having Nicolas Cage in your film can be pretty expensive. They don't rest big special effects movies on his shoulders for nothing. But if you're pals, you can sometimes get a good deal. Robert Rodriguez is known for that, so his associates on "Grindhouse" lured Cage to star in one of their fake trailers between features.More…

January 16, 2007

Rob Zombie to Helm a "Grindhouse" Trailer!

By now you're well aware that "Grindhouse" will be two movies in one: Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" -- but didn't we once hear something about "extra" material for in between the flicks? Yep, we did. And Rob Zombie is directing some of that stuff.More…

December 4, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: Simon Pegg in "Hot Fuzz"

For those who've already watched their "Shaun of the Dead" DVD more than a dozen times while wondering when the team of Pegg, Frost & Wright were going to get another movie out there -- "Hot Fuzz" is coming. To hold us over until it shows up we have a brand-new theatrical trailer.More…

October 31, 2006

RT's Top 20 Halloween Movie Countdown, Part 4

Happy Halloween! We've been counting down the Top 20 Halloween flicks and today we unveil the number one best-reviewed in horror and suspense cinema, so without further ado...More…

October 17, 2006

First Pair of "Hot Fuzz" Teasers Hit the Net!

I recently spent a few days in London and I bought precisely two DVDs: "Spaced" Season 1 and "Spaced" Season 2. (It's the brilliant British sitcom that the "Shaun of the Dead" guys did right before Shaun.) So the day I get home, what do I find? A pair of rather amusing teaser trailers for the boys' next project: The cop comedy "Hot Fuzz"!More…

July 25, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: Don't Hold Your Breath on a "Shaun of the Dead" Sequel

As much as we all adore "Shaun of the Dead" and would love to get another scoop, director Edgar Wright doesn't seem too keen on the idea. With "Hot Fuzz" and "Ant-Man" on the horizon, the filmmaker doesn't look to be repeating himself yet.More…

June 13, 2006

Bill Nighy Talks "Pirates," "Fuzz," and "Flushed Away"

Widely-admired British character actor Bill Nighy certainly does have a lot on his plate these days. In addition to an important role in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel, he'll also be appearing in Simon Pegg's "Hot Fuzz" and the animated adventure "Flushed Away." In preparation for the "Pirates" push, Mr. Nighy sat down with ComingSoon.net and shared a friendly little conversation.More…

April 28, 2006

Thor, Hulk, Captain America ... and a Few More New Marvels

While the hiring of Jon Favreau as "Iron Man" director is pretty exciting movie-geek news, it seems that Marvel's Avi Arad has a whole bunch of new projects just waiting to get underway. In addition to the Iron Guy's first adventure, we can now report some progress on titles like "The Ant Man," "Captain America," "Hulk 2," "Nick Fury," and (yes!) "Thor."More…

April 13, 2006

Rogue Shows Some Fuzz Love

Read on for a very formal press release from Rogue Pictures, the ultimate gist of which is this: Rogue, which is the "genre arm" of Universal Pictures, will distribute Hot Fuzz in North America. Why is this interesting? Because Hot Fuzz is the geek-droolingly anticipated follow-up flick from the boys who treated us to Shaun of the Dead.More…

March 1, 2006

"Shaun" Gang Warms Up for "Hot Fuzz"

ComingSoon.net pointed us towards a press release at the Working Title Films website, and the good word is this: "Shaun of the Dead" veterans Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost will soon be reuniting soon (with one heck of a supporting cast) to produce a cop comedy entitled "Hot Fuzz."More…

February 24, 2006

Time to Vote for JoBlo's Golden Schmoes!

The SAGs, the BAFTAs, the Globes and the Oscars are all fine and good, but if there's one voting process I always look forward to, it's JoBlo's Golden Schmoes. It's time for the "normal schmoe" movie geek to chime in with their 2 cents and vote on categories including "Best Action Scene," "Worst Movie of the Year," and "Best DVD of the Year." Click right here and cast your vote!More…

February 11, 2006

Cage Hams Up "Grindhouse" Trailer for Friends

Having Nicolas Cage in your film can be pretty expensive. They don't rest big special effects movies on his shoulders for nothing. But if you're pals, you can sometimes get a good deal. Robert Rodriguez is known for that, so his associates on "Grindhouse" lured Cage to star in one of their fake trailers between features.More…

December 15, 2005

"Shaun" Boys are Getting "Hot"

Empire Online scored a solid little scoop that should please all you "Shaun of the Dead" fans out there: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have finished the screenplay for their cop comedy "Hot Fuzz," and Working Title Films has given the boys the greenlight to begin production in only a few months.More…

October 11, 2005

Simon Pegg Joins the "Mission: Impossible" Squad

Looks like everyone's favorite British zombie-killer will be joining Tom Cruise's spy squad, says The Hollywood Reporter. Simon Pegg (aka "Shaun of the Dead") has joined the already-massive cast of J.J. Abrams' "Mission: Impossible 3."More…

September 20, 2005

Black & White to Produce "Shaun" Director's Next Flick

Edgar Wright, director of the universally popular "Shaun of the Dead," will soon get behind the cameras for "Them," says Variety. The dark comedy will be written by Mike White and produced by Mr. White and Mr. Black. (Jack Black, that is.)More…

May 17, 2005

Bates, McDowell and Leigh to Hit the "Funny Farm"

From Cannes, The Hollywood Reporter brings news of an upcoming ensemble comedy that sounds pretty enticing: Kathy Bates ("Misery"), Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange"), and Jennifer Jason Leigh ("The Machinist") will be starring in Mary McGuckian's "Funny Farm."More…

January 20, 2005

"The Incredibles," "Sideways" Tops in the 6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards

"The Incredibles" and "Sideways" prove to be the freshest of 2004's movies, as they take top honors in the 6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards. The scores for Golden Tomato Awards are calculated using each movie's Tomatometer score and the Bayesian* formula to account for varying number of reviews.More…