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« Reply #680 on: 03-15-2004 21:17 »

 
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You can't top Gene Wilder, folks.

::Single tear rolls down Johnny Depp's cheek::

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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« Reply #681 on: 03-15-2004 22:38 »

You've been using that single tear rolling joke a lot lately Nix0r.
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« Reply #682 on: 03-15-2004 23:35 »

 
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You've been using that single tear rolling joke a lot lately Nix0r.

That's because Nixorbo is realy Iron Eyes Cody.

...and also a zombie/vampire, because Iron Eyes Cody is dead.  tongue
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« Reply #683 on: 03-20-2004 01:32 »

Thirteen
Saw this movie today, I thought it was great. Scary, but great. I was actually tired at the end of the film, it was very emotion packed. I thought it was well done, and it was scary how I could relate to some of the things that happened in it.
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« Reply #684 on: 03-20-2004 11:55 »
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LAN, Is that the Native American guy from that film/show I never saw which every show parodies now and then?

My brother rented Basic last night, I'll do a wee review later when I finish watching it.
So far so good.
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« Reply #685 on: 03-20-2004 14:49 »

Basic really tried to be a good movie, honest, it almost made it. Too bad there were maybe 5 too many plot twists...

...I forgot that I saw that last year. Now I remember I saw that movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro in a knife fight as well...
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« Reply #686 on: 03-20-2004 16:09 »
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It did catch me out a few times, but I suspected John Travolta from the beginning, I just don't trust him since I saw him in Swordfish.

That kid who was in Saving Private Ryan freaked me out in it, he seriously made his voice weird.
*shudder*

Good film though, Sam Jackson is always awesome and I think Connie Nielson and Johnny T were just cool enough.

C-B...ish.
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« Reply #687 on: 03-20-2004 16:09 »

Starcky and Hutch (again)
Not to bad.Huggie Bear was FUNNY.
The last chase scene is what made the film
AWESOME!!!
Grade:9/10
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« Reply #688 on: 03-22-2004 11:37 »

Dawn of the Dead

Fan-fuckin-tastic. Lotsa blood and gore but quite a bit of comedy for a movie dealing with armageddon. I never saw the original though, but this was a great movie. My favorite parts are in the spoilers below:


Anyway, this movie gets a solid A
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« Reply #689 on: 03-22-2004 15:19 »

...watch the original and see how much it sucks.
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« Reply #690 on: 03-22-2004 22:49 »
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Well,very grusome stuff.
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« Reply #691 on: 03-22-2004 23:08 »


I saw this remake and I also saw the first version. The first version was so much better.  All this really had was alot of zombies jumping out of the dark.  It was okay. If this movie stood on its own and was not a remake, I might have thought it was really good. But having seen the Orginal I have seen all that it could be and that no new fancy make up or effects can make up for it.

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« Reply #692 on: 03-22-2004 23:21 »

NoAPOlogies: Those are some of the same reasons I loved the movie as well. 
And to those of you who didn't like it compared to the original, just be glad it didn't turn into another House of the Dead.  I have seen the original as well and I think that it is a great film.  Just remember that this is an adaptation of Romero's film, and in my opinion it was done very well.
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« Reply #693 on: 03-24-2004 20:30 »

Cube 2: Hypercube
Director: Andrzej Sekula


Cube 2: Hypercube, incidently, is the sequel to the cult-hit Cube. I loved the original, I loved the concept and I even went as far as designing my own little Cube-Maze (I know, I'm a geek). Some of the concepts behind Cube 2 - the actual presence of parallel universes within a "4th Dimensional" cube was quite interesting. Even the gravitation within the 'Hypercube' is twisted, so the participants are set flying everywhere - not to mention the time-warping that takes place. (Maybe someone with knowledge of physics can tell us, if this theoreticaly possible- and what is exactly a "Hypercube" (if theres such a thing))

Though, as interesting as it might sound, the screenwriters were taking on more than they can chew; the dialog is astonishing bad, the ending is quite dissapointing and the characters were predictable. Special effects werent too good either, I particularly did not like the slicing-expanding cube. I just might've had high-expectations for this film as it was on a higher budget than the original. Oh well.

Its best if you think of it as a film on its own, rather than a sequel.

C+
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« Reply #694 on: 03-25-2004 07:19 »

yes cube was an awsome movie, Cube 2 hmm bit unsure the first one was a low budget movie, so the sequel sounds like it is dissapointing as it is alot more (to hard to insert word, to do with them having more money, but it still being more tacky), when did it come out?
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« Reply #695 on: 03-25-2004 18:42 »

 
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LAN, Is that the Native American guy from that film/show I never saw which every show parodies now and then?

Iron Eyes Cody is famous for being a famous Indian actor who turned out to not be an American Indian -- he was Italian. I believe he acted in that "crying Indian" commercial about littering that appeared on US TV in the 70's.

Starsky and Hizzutch

I had a good time. The best bits were Ben & Owen interviewing the nekkid cheerleader ("How much do you weigh?" "What does that have to do with anything?" "It has everything to do with anything."  laff ) and the discussion about whether the bartender Jeff was small enough to be called "Big Earl" ironically ("How tall are you?" "Five nine." "Hmm, that's just, just average..." ).

Kudos to the Will Ferrell appearance ("Now, arch your back and look back at me, like a dragon." ) and the inspired casting choice of Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear. Starsky's Ford Gran Torino was as beautiful as any of the fine ladies on display throughout the movie.

Overall, not as many laughs as other Stiller/Wilson flicks, but enough to warrant a grade of B.
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« Reply #696 on: 03-25-2004 18:49 »

Other than the Will Ferrell bits, I think I enjoyed this bit the most:

Hutch: Okay we gotta go in with a plan, you like blondes?
Starsky: Yeah.
Hutch: Good. 'Cause I'll take anything.
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« Reply #697 on: 03-25-2004 19:48 »

 
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Other than the Will Ferrell bits, I think I enjoyed this bit the most:

Hutch: Okay we gotta go in with a plan, you like blondes?
Starsky: Yeah.
Hutch: Good. 'Cause I'll take anything.

Actually, it goes like this:

Hutch: Lemme ask you something: which one do you like, 'cause we're gonna stick to this.
Starsky: Well, I've always had a thing for blondes.
Hutch: Good, 'cause I'll take anything.

I'm sure I would have found that exchange funnier had it not been played in every single trailer and TV commercial for the movie.
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« Reply #698 on: 03-26-2004 14:40 »

Scotland, PA
Written & Directed by Billy Morisette

3 years ago, a friend told me that Christophher Walken was trying to make a film that was based on McBeth(my favourite of Shakespeare's dramas), but set in a fast-food place.  "That Christopher Walken," I said.  "What a nut."

Fast-forward to last week, when I come across this DVD.  My jaw drops, and I can only think one thing: "They actually made it?"  YEs, they did.

Scotland, PA follows Joe "Mac" McBeth (James LeGros, Near Dark) and his wife Pat (Maura Tierney, ER, Newsradio) as they work at Duncan's Cafe in 1975.  Despite Mac's brillaint idea (a "drive-thru" that will revolutinize the resturant buisness; he got the idea from 3 hippie "witches" played by Amy Smart, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch and Andy Dick), owner Norm Duncan passes over Mac for promotion to manager in favour of Malcolm, Duncan's rebellious son.  Though Mac takes this (like everything else that happens to him) in stride, Pat is outraged, and persuades him to murder Duncan.  Blame falls on troubled teen Malcolm, the McBeth's buy out the restaurant, and everything seems to be turning out OK until inspector McDuff (Walken) turns up.

More of a Cole's Notes version then a actual retelling, the movie does have some fun with it's source material (Lady McBeth's blood spot becomes a fryer grease burn, the ghost of Duncan turning up at the McBeth's televised celebration of the drive-thru).  Writer/Director Morissette shows some flair and a sense of fun, and I'm looking forward to the next thing he does.  Walken does his "Chris Walken thing," as I like to call it (for more examples of the "CWT" see The Rundown, True Romance, etc.), but that's not a bad thing at all.  The major weaknesses of this film are a just-a-bit-too-dark final act; and LeGros, who tries really hard but can't quite pull off making us care about his pretty apathetic character.

Deciding on a letter grade for this film was hard, as B- seemed to generous, but C+ to critical.  However, in the spirit of half-done high-school papers on Shakespeare everywhere, I'm going to go with...

Rating: C+
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« Reply #699 on: 03-26-2004 21:19 »

I just saw Irreversible, largely because it's supposed to be so disturbing.  Well, it actually was pretty lame.  The camera technique and insistent soundtrack were just so obviously contrived to create an atmosphere of stress that I couldn't take it seriously.  And the graphic brutality, cursing, and nine minute rape scene had more or less the same effect.  Everything just seemed like a gimmick.  Every shot, every sound effect, every line of dialogue, the script itself, which goes, predictably, backwards. 

At its best the film at least looks good, but it reminded me of Requiem for a Dream, in that it was insistently negative for no discernible reason, and paired awesome acting with writing and direction that must have been contrived on a dare, one that involved making audiences leave.  I don't like it when directors try to make me uncomfortable, especially when they fail.

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« Reply #700 on: 03-27-2004 16:28 »

SECRET WINDOW:

I saw this movie the first weekend it came out with a bunch of friends and we all loved it. I'm not really a Johnny Depp fan, but he kicked ass in this movie. It was suspenseful, scary, mysterious, and even funny in a few parts.
9/10
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« Reply #701 on: 03-27-2004 17:13 »

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I went to see Starsky and Hutch the other day. I thought it was really good. Ben Stiller was funny, Owen Wilson was cute, and Snoop Dog was really cool.

Yeah Will Ferrell was really funny in it.

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« Reply #702 on: 04-01-2004 21:06 »

Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed

I liked this one better than the first, because it had the original ghosts/monsters from the series. The 10,000 Volt ghost really freaked me out. Graphics were okay. I loved the the strech-expedition limo Mystery Machine. I'd recommened Scobby Doo 2 to anyone who was a fan of the series because of the monsters (I've only seen five epsiodes of it so I'm not completely sure how true to the show the monsters and the story were). Velma in the tight leather suit was really funny (but that was in the trailer). Another reason I liked it was because of the trailers (as usual, the trailers are usually the best part and can make the movie for me). Finally got to see a Thunderbirds trailer on the big screen and saw a new Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban trailer.
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« Reply #703 on: 04-01-2004 21:31 »
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On Dawn of the Dead: I read in the Orlando Weekly about the transition.. I really agreed with a point they made. When the original came out, the mall was still a sort of cultural unknown. Think about movies today about Internet monsters or identity theft. The mall was a similar icon back then. Today, everyone regularly goes to a mall and no one is in the dark as to what it is or the implications it has for society. It sounds silly, but every new thing is looked at as scary by humans, even if it turns out to be nothing to be afraid of, like a mall. Anyway, back then seeing zombies swarming around a mall represented any fear the old generations might have of the new establishment. Today, it might as well be zombies anywhere, the location makes no difference.

REVIEW: Les Triplettes des Belleville.

Champion is a morose little French boy being raised by Mme. Souza, his adoptive grandmother. Not even a fat puppy named Bruno she brings home will cheer him up. A new trike seems to give meaning to his life, though, and well-meaning Souza trains him mercilessly to become a great cyclist. Years pass, the railroad [and civilization] push Souza's tall cottage to one side, Champion nears adulthood [and Bruno is well past obesity]. When competing in the Tour de France, Champion grows weary and climbs into the sponsor truck to rest. However, two men in black have taken the wheel and are spiriting Champion, along with two other bikers, off the track.. across the sea and to an absurd parody of America called Belleville. The steadfast Souza and dogged Bruno pursue in a little paddleboat and find themselves in a wierd world of lounge singers, mafioso and underground betting rings.
Belleville is many things: nearly without dialog, amazingly animated, very funny, frightening at times, accompanied with KICKASS music [Lord of the Rings stole that Oscar] and something you need to rent.

Movies I'm looking forward to: Harry Potter, Kill Bill 2, The Incredibles.
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« Reply #704 on: 04-02-2004 05:46 »

Walking Tall

I didn't think I would enjoy it al that much. I was wrong, I laughed out loud at many parts. I was surprised to see how much of the locations I recognized. The action was good, when the hits landed everyone groaned. There were some very good ass-kickings. I recognized quite a few actors so through out the whole film I was wondering where I had seen them before. It's a little short, barley an hour and a half.
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« Reply #705 on: 04-05-2004 21:51 »

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This movie is to Jim Carry what Punch Drunk Love is to Adam Sandler. If you hated Punch Drunk Love or Being John Malkovich I can't imagine you even being interested in seeing this movie. If you saw the trailers and thought it looked interesting then go see it because it's excellent and you will at least not wish you had those 2 hours of your life back.

Some reviewers have been fussing about the mind-bending-ness of the plot and about the confusing sequence of events. I didn't find it that difficult to follow. Clementine (Kate Winslet) has ever changing hair color, but to call that a clue would be a bit of an understatement. As long as you have eyes and ears and don't fall asleep you should be able to understand what's going on by the time the movie is halfway over. I liked the blue hair the best and the Kirsten Dunst subplot least, but you've got to love the dancing scene.
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« Reply #706 on: 04-06-2004 02:31 »

I concur.  Eternal Sunshine is this year's Punch-Drunk Love.  Both are brilliant to boot and highly recommended.  smile
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« Reply #707 on: 04-06-2004 02:38 »
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I saw The Butterfly Effect today. It was weird. Kinda too weird for its own good. And I missed a few minutes in the middle, I don't think that helped either. C+
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« Reply #708 on: 04-06-2004 04:05 »

50 First Dates
It was acctually pretty funny. I didnt need to think for one moment and there aint nuthin wrong with that.
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« Reply #709 on: 04-09-2004 14:57 »

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Ow.  I've seen some bad remakes, but... ow.  I thought I could bring myself to review this turd, but I can't.

Rating: F
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« Reply #710 on: 04-10-2004 16:41 »

Here are the films that I have seen.

Shaun Of The Dead.

I saw the movie today and I think it is the best horror movie I have seen so far. I am not really keen on horror movies but I really liked this one.

Simon Pegg was so cool in that movie. His performance makes me what to watch Spaced in which I have seen the comedy show before. So I am going to watch it if it shows on Channel 4 or E4 not going to buy the DVD or video just in case if I really like spaced so much.

The movie was well directed especially when Simon walked through the streets to get something from the shops and you can see the zombies in the background.

If you haven’t seen it yet go and see it.

Love Actually

I saw this film on the plane on my way back home from Japan. I thought the film was really funny and it has some great romanic moments in it.

Bill Nighy was hilarious as the rock star. My favourite bit is where he was on the Ant and Dec show and he was taking micky on the pop group Blue. Totally funny.

Scooby Doo 2

This movie was ok but there was too many shaggy and Scooby moments. I like the idea where Velma falls for Seth Green character.

There was only one funny moment from the movie and that when Shaggy and Scooby drank the potions.

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« Reply #711 on: 04-10-2004 17:48 »

Shaun Of The Dead

 I'll agree with Juliet that this was a well directed movie. Edgar Wright's attention to detail works wonders in this sorta movie. But I liked the fact that this wasn't just a horror film in its construction, that it also had plenty of comedy in it and also an emotional aspect to the story as well that, for my money, actually worked. Loved the use of more obscure references as well, such as Shaun's record collection.

 BTW, for all the Spaced fans out there, look out for a cameo from a Spaced character within the film somewhere. I spotted it.  wink
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« Reply #712 on: 04-10-2004 18:33 »

Damn you british folk for getting to see this wonderful treat of a movie  cry
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« Reply #713 on: 04-10-2004 21:01 »

 
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Ow.  I've seen some bad remakes, but... ow.  I thought I could bring myself to review this turd, but I can't.

Rating: F
I saw this the other day. The man speaks the truth.

Also, I thought horrow films were meant to be at least a little bit scary.
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« Reply #714 on: 04-10-2004 21:42 »

It did suck ass. I like the original MUCH better.

My rating: F-
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« Reply #715 on: 04-10-2004 23:27 »

Starsky & Hutch

I finally got around to seeing this last Sunday.  I consider a movie good if I don't feel I've wasted $7.50 after seeing it.  This was a movie I didn't mind spending money on.  It was nice to see a good straight up comedy that doesn't need constant raunch and potty jokes to hold itself up.  As pointed out by others, the casting is excellent.  I give the film a B+.

White Chicks

This was one of the many (so many  frown ) previews I saw before the movie.  I know the film isn't out yet, but I wanted to give my impression of it. 

I was embarrassed after watching this preview because it looks like this could be one of the worst movies ever.  White Chicks is a Wayans brothers film where the two are FBI agents who for reasons I don't care about go undercover as, get this, white girls! Brilliant!  The Wayans brothers mine comedy gold by acting stereotypically white while trying not to blow their cover when they slip up and act stereotypically black.  I was offended not by the subject of the film (which I'm sure some politically correct pundits will be), but by the fact that I had to watch a preview that was such shit.  I gladly would have watched another ad about some set worker who will loose his booze money if you pirate DVDs rather than this.  The preview gets an F-. 
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« Reply #716 on: 04-11-2004 00:02 »
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Hey, they shot White Chicks in my hometown (well, part of it, anyway).  I saw them filming a scene or two while waiting for the bus.  I looked it up way back when... and reached pretty much the conclusion you did.
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« Reply #717 on: 04-13-2004 13:59 »
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Shaun Of The Dead

I'd go along with the previous reviews of SOTD, by saying that this movie is fantastic.

For those who don't drop by the Spaced thread, this is a movie I've been waiting for for quite a while, and it has been well worth the wait.  Shot with slick direction by Spaced Director, Edgar Wright (co-writing here, with Spaced and Shaun star Simon Pegg), they keep up the affection which they show the movies they are homaging, as they have done in Spaced.

This movie is basically an extension of an idea brought about in Spaced Season One (the episode, "Art" ), when Tim (the main character), stays up playing Resident Evil too long, and starts to see zombies everywhere.

The stand-out moments are almost every line uttered by Shaun's boorish best friend Ed (played by fellow Spaced co-star, Nick "Mike" Frost), a briliant visual gag involving an identical team of Zombie fighters (led by - yes, another Spaced star - Jessica "Daisy" Stephenson, and featuring some of the leading lights in British Comedy today: Matt Lucas, Reece Shearsmith, Martin Freeman, as well as Spaced's Marsha herself, Julia Deakin.), Shaun and Ed's almost total avoidance of the total mayhem which is taking place around them in the first half-hour, oh, and Shaun's "this is the plan" montage, which is hilarious.

Also, it's worth mentioning the other stand-out performances, including Lucy Davis (especially in the scene when she's teaching the gang to act like zombies to evade detection.) and the fantastic Penelope Wilton, playing surely one of the mumsiest characters ever.

Oh, and listen out for the kick-ass soundtrack.

To coin an oft-repeated line from the movie (and an obscure Spaced reference to boot):

It's fried gold!

9/10
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« Reply #718 on: 04-14-2004 00:12 »
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Starsky and hutch
At times hillarious, Definetly worth my AU$ $9.25.

Hutch: You crying,
Starsky: Nah, man im not crying...I work out.

b+

And melll, where can I see this spaced movie you speak of?

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« Reply #719 on: 04-14-2004 04:48 »
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And melll, where can I see this spaced movie you speak of?


It was released in the UK last Friday, and will follow around the world soon (I hope).  Meanwhile, check out the website:  http://www.romzom.com

EDIT: I checked around and there is no info yet on (at least) a US release of Shaun, however, early word suggests they'll have to wait until the fall to see it.  Presumably, as UIP are handling the distrbution of both Dawn and Shaun Of The Dead, they wouldn't put the two movies out so close together.

EDIT2: September 4th.  Sorry, Speli.  You've got a while to wait.
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