THE BOXTROLLS
2014, Focus Features, 96 min, USA, Dir: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Much like stop-motion animation studio LAIKA’s previous CORALINE, this adaptation of British children’s author Alan Snow’s Here Be Monsters! brightens an occasionally dark story with truly magical visuals. Orphaned boy Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) lives below the town of Cheesebridge with subterranean scavengers the Boxtrolls - who have been targeted for extermination by the evil Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley). Featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Jared Harris and Tracy Morgan.


THE WORLD’S END
2013, Focus Features, 109 min, UK, Dir: Edgar Wright

Director Edgar Wright finishes what he started with SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ, reuniting with stars and co-writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to tell the hilarious tale of a group of friends who begin on a leisurely pub crawl that soon becomes a fast, funny adventure. Expertly choreographed action set pieces alternate with surprisingly heartfelt reflections on friendship and aging in this satisfying conclusion to Wright’s “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy.


HOT FUZZ
2007, Focus Features, 121 min, UK / France / USA, Dir: Edgar Wright

In the action-packed comedy from the makers of the hit SHAUN OF THE DEAD, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer - he’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a seemingly crime-free village where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing. There he is partnered with overeager officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), whose dreams of exciting gunfights and high-octane car chases become reality after some grisly incidents rock the village. With Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and Edward Woodward.


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