Shrek = Predictable. Still funny. Not enough Puss. Merlin rocks.
Pirates = Fun. Long. And, um, long.

Hot Fuzz is still the best movie I’ve seen all year, and I can’t believe that everyone I mention it to goes, “Huh? What’s that?”

Even sadder is that when I say it’s by the Shaun of the Dead guys, I still get blank looks.


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  1. Sherri says:

    After some discussion, we decided we’d wait on Pirates for DVD. Movies like that used to get intermissions, but that was back when people behaved with Sunday manners in the theatre.

    Shrek, same thing. Nothing requires suffering through a theatre experience.

    In fact, we haven’t found anything in the summer crop that might drag us forth (except, I think the Husband will succumb to the blandishments of the Silver Surfer).

  2. Ric the Schmuck says:

    I haven’t seen any of the biggies, not Shrek, nor Pirates, nor Spidey. The wife and kids have seen them all, of course. Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer does seem like it could be cool, too. Heck, I like the preview of Die Hard 4. But That’s just me. Now if I could only go to see some of these.

    The only reason I know about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is my son, who’s into it, big time. I know, I must be getting old.

  3. brandelion says:

    the Pete and i only recently saw Shaun of the Dead, and we were both surprised by how witty, and very well-put-together it is. ’tis a great movie, i wish we had seen it earlier. i’m putting Hot Fuzz on the to-see list!

    i’m a bit afraid of Shrek 3, to tell the truth. i was given free movie passes for doing a super-duper job on something at work (pat on head – yay!), but i am reluctant to cash them in on Shrek or similar. i think i’ll save them for Harry Potter.

    did i tell you how much TMNT rocked, though? have you seen it Sol?

  4. Busy Mom says:

    Get thee to Hot Fuzz now, if you’ve not seen it.

    Do you want anything from the shop?

  5. Karan says:

    I enjoyed Spiderman 3. I didn’t like Shrek 3. I’m waiting for Pirates 3. We are going to see Hot Fuzz tonight.

    We loved Shaun of the Dead enough to buy the DVD and actually watch it. For us, there is no bigger statement of cinematic approval.

  6. Sassy says:

    Dude, that’s so wrong that there are still prople that haven’t heard of SotD.

    I will say, I enjoyed Pirates III immensely, even if it was long. I won’t give any spoilers, but the ending made me proud for the writers in a way.

    Now, if I could just go to sleep.

  7. deb says:

    My husband and I both loved Shaun of the Dead so we’ll definitely want to see this one when the DVD becomes available on Netflix.

    I haven’t seen any of the Pirates movies but I’d like to see Shrek 3.

  8. geeky says:

    You know what’s worse? When we mention the Hot Fuzz – Sean of the Dead connection to friends and we get, “Sean of the Dead? Oh, I hated that movie.” What?1 How are we even friends?!

    My money is on Knocked Up for funniest movie of this year, but I haven’t seen it yet.

  9. domino says:

    We saw Spiderman 3. I think Raimi has done a masterfull job of turning the franchise from kick butt comic book movies into mediocre chick flick movies. It had moments, but it

  10. Scott says:

    Shaun of the Dead == ubergoodness.

    We may go see Hostel 2 this weekend for the gorefest.

  11. Shrek: Are they intentionally making the donkey come off gayer and gayer with each subsequent sequel? Not that there’s anything wrong with that; however, it’s a good thing Falwell’s dead. Can you imagine? He’d lump donkey in with TinkyWink (from Teletubbies) and Patrick (from Spongebob Squarepenis… I mean, Squarepants) in the pile of “Stooges for the Homosexual Agenda.”

    POTC:: I enjoyed it. Pure fantasy. Too long. Good costumes and scenery. And again… is Jack Sparrow supposed to be somewhat-not-so-ambiguously gay? I heard Depp was shooting for an Errol Flynn kind of character… wait… I think I just got my answer!!

    Hot Fuzz: Though I have not seen Shaun of the Dead, I enjoyed HF immensely. It was predictable and fast moving. Very enjoyable:)

  12. PS: I’ve also seen Spiderman 3.

    Bleh. Can’t stand Dunst’s crooked teeth and “eye rolling” that counts as acting these days. I just want to hit her in the mouth with a rubber mallet. Best part was spotting Stan Lee in his cameo.

  13. Sol, you should check out Spaced if you’ve never seen it. It’s not available on DVD here in the US, but it’s worth it to seek it out on the grayer areas of the Net. It’s a great 1999-2001 Britcom from SotD director Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Lucy Davis.

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