Filed under: Read This | Tags: Adam McKay, Edgar Wright, John Landis, Judd Apatow, movies, Todd Phillips
An extended version of the comedy directors roundtable with Todd Phillips, John Landis, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, and Edgar Wright from a recent GQ.
Now, more than ever, the world is full of funny boys: Amusing themselves, as they have since time immemorial, in the backs of the classrooms across the land, disrupting office meetings with far-fetched anecdotes, cracking wise in church or temple (okay, probably temple). They’re on your TV, on your YouTube, in your podcasts—hell, there may be one in your house right now.
But even in this over-tickled universe, the top of the funny-boy pyramid, measured by either cultural or financial impact, still belongs to those giants who make funny movies. Earlier this year, in Los Angeles, GQ convened five of the biggest for a summit: The oldest, John Landis, was a 60-year-old icon with comedic Borscht Belt roots; the youngest, Edgar Wright, a 36-year-old Brit who grew up worshipping Landis’s An American Werewolf in London. The other three—Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips and Adam McKay—are only responsible for more or less defining the comic sensibility of a generation. Oh, and some two billion dollars in box office sales.
Filed under: trailer | Tags: Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, movie trailers, movies, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, YouTube
Here’s the recently released full length trailer for the movie directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Lots of great people in this cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof), Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, and Anna Kendrick; Kieran Culkin and Brandon Routh also star. Obviously, the movie takes its graphic cues from the comic book, but I’m curious to see how it plays out over the full length of the movie. Still, pretty excited. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World comes to theaters on August 13.
Filed under: trailer | Tags: Edgar Wright, movies, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, trailers, YouTube
The trailer for Edgar Wright’s (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) upcoming film based on the graphic novel of the same name stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), and several more. To quote The Q, “There Is Nothing About This That Is Not Awesome.”
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreamsliterally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slackers quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: album art, album news, Edgar Wright, interview, Jonsi, list, movies, music, Sigur Ros, Up in the Air
– Jonsi of Sigur Ros solo album details
– Pitchfork’s Year in News
– Greg Mottola (director of Superbad, Adventureland) reviews Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
– Interview with Up in the Air director Jason Reitman
– NY Mag’s decade of pop culture moments
– Gorilla vs. Bear’s songs of 2009
– Anne Thompson’s 18 Sundance 2010 titles to watch
– Another great AV Club Inventory list: 21 great albums with questionable cover art (2000-2009)