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Welcome back to Movie Duels, in which we watch two dueling movies and offer our eminently qualified opinion of which film, if any, has a reason for existing, and which one should have been left back at the pitch …
Ursa's discusses her favorite film in the Cornetto trilogy, why Nicholas Angel is so great, and alternate reads on character sexuality.
“Slapstick comedy coincides with witty puns, and situational comedy is spawned from an otherwise dazzling fistfight. This is a film that not only blends genres, but seemingly creates new ones.”
It's Halloween, and Ursa's trying (not very successfully) to be spooky. It probably wasn't the best idea to review Shaun of the Dead, AKA "A romantic comedy. With zombies," but she's trying anyway. Even if this video is more about harsh truths than horror.
“Suddenly, as the entire world starts imploding around them, Gary and his friends are confronted with the horrific realization of what they’ve done. They’ve saved the world from invaders, but at the cost of our way of life.”
In her second requested review, Sofie takes on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera as a dorky adult-olescent whose life resembles old Nintendo games. You probably think her review will be much different than the dreaded Mr. Mendo review of the same movie, but will it? You gotta watch and find out!
The Cheap-Arse Film Critic celebrates one year of posting videos by tackling a true British film, Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's loving tribute to over-the-top buddy cop action films.
“Michael Cera plays a 20 something slacker (shocker!) living in Toronto, who falls in love with a girl with seven evil exes, among them Superman and Captain America. Scott has to do battle with each ex in a series of Nintendo-inspired fight scenes, while writer-director Edgar Wright shamelessly attempts to create a new cult classic by stuffing in the maximum amount of video game in-jokes possible.”