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The World's End and The Zero Theorem

worldsend Usually I wait for a film to come out before talking about it, but I'm just so excited about these two pictures that I can't sit still.

The World's End is the third film in the self styled "Cornetto Trilogy" of films by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As best as I can determine from the trailer, it's about a group of friends who reunite 20 years after an epic pub crawl in order to re-create it. As luck would have it, that day is also the day the world ends. It looks like a combination of The Fellowship of the Ring, Village of the Damned, and a buddy comedy. If you liked Shaun of the Dead (the most amusing zombie flick ever made - if you haven't seen it run out now and do so!) and Hot Fuzz (a British buddy-cop-meets-Stepford-wives comedy), I think you're in for a treat with World's End. I, for one, can't wait. It comes out mid-August.

Here is a great article about the Trilogy from the fine folks at i09.com.

The other film I'm excited about is the upcoming Terry Gilliam film, The Zero Theorem. From IMDB, it looks like it's tentatively slated to be released in early 2014. i09.com posted this article yesterday which contained a link to a trailer/preview for the film that was simply amazing. Sadly, it has been pulled from YouTube due to copyright infringement. I saw it before it was pulled. Christoph Waltz looks incredible. The look and feel of the film reminded me immediately of Brazil, quite possibly my favorite Gilliam film of all time. It looks visually, thematically and conceptually complex, which means it will likely be an amazing film as those are all areas in which Gilliam excels.

Pork Souvlaki

John Hodgman at the Birchmere