Hot Fuzz (2007)

Fuzz never felt so good. I feel like with me, this movie is underrated. I hardly ever feel like watching it. I think I understand now. It’s not as fun as Shaun of the Dead, it has a slower build-up to its awesome climax… but once that fuse is lit, this movie explodes into some awesome action. I think I just need to remind myself that the wait is worth it and when the sea mine blows, this movie will blow you away. Timothy Dalton steals the show for sure, but I love Nick Frost. Simon Pegg is pretty unlikable, but I understand the need for his character. There are other good cameos too that build the movie up. It has a good sense of mystery and some action that will make you want to go to the pub for a pint afterwards! A must watch for Edgar Wright fans.

90/100

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

This review will self destruct in five seconds. I really like these movies. There are a lot twists and turns in the spy game and Tom Cruise is starting to look a little old to be an action hero. I liked Alec Baldwin in this, he does a good job at playing either a politician or government worker. Jeremy Renner was really cool and funny at times while Rebecca Ferguson could out-sexy any Bond girl. Simon Pegg was a hoot and also got to do some great stuff in the field. The action was intense and I had a lot to laugh at and a lot to wince at while things were exploding and people were dying. I think the last film was a little better but the series is staying a lot stronger than I would have predicted. Don’t go rogue, join us and watch this movie.

88/100

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The World’s End (2013)

The end of the world has never been more fun! This isn’t as good as Shaun of the Dead and I think it’s slightly better than I remember Hot Fuzz being. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost apologize well for Paul with this movie. Edgar Wright is just an amazing director… and he knows how to make me laugh uncontrollably. The fight scenes were intense and hilarious. The idea of the film was simple but it lead to a lot of hilarity. This is easily a movie you could watch over and over again with a cold pint.

95/100

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Star Trek Into Darkness

It could have just been called Star Trek: Benedict Cumberbatch and I would have seen it a lot sooner. Wow, what a pulse pounding and awesome film. Great one liners and has quite possibly the best bad guy since the Wrath of Khan. Everything was so intense even from the very beginning. I also thought that some nods to the older movies made this film great. I hope to see more J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies, they are without a doubt a total blast to watch. Simon Pegg was also,once again, great.

94/100

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Shaun of the Dead

This movie is so great! Not only is it a great comedy but it is also a fantastic Zombie movie. Let’s call it a Zomedy. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are just amazing in this film. The rest of the cast fill in just nicely. I think the way this was filmed was also great. Even watching Shaun get ready for work was interesting. A lot of wonderful little details are seen in the background showing that they put a lot of thought into small details. Just an excellent movie that everyone should watch.

97/100

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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Once again they were able to put out a fourth installment of this movie and it still is fun and fresh. I love the voice talent for these movies and I especially love the new cast members including Sean William Scott, J Lo, Alan Tudyk, Wanda Sykes, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Peter Dinklage. The continents are splitting apart forcing the heroes to get back to their families but they have to deal with the pirates first. It’s zany and weird but I still love it, even four movies in.

79/100

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Paul

A very disappointing movie. I had great expectations for this film since it had Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This also had a ton of other big actors in it including Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Even with this star studded cast it falls way short. It just wasn’t funny and some parts, especially Wiig’s character, I was just offended. I really wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. The best part about this movie was the nods to other sci-fi films.

30/100

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Paul (2011)