Let's talk about "Shaun of the Dead" and "Zombieland"­ at Argo Tea

Indeed it is time for a comedy film discussion and why not talk about the zombie craze too:). The two best films for that genre would be "Shaun of the Dead" (2004), directed by Edgar Wright, and "Zombieland" (2009), directed by Ruben Fleischer. These two films give us a reality check of the ridiculousness of zombie life, and make us laugh through the horror. So join me on June 26th at 7:30 PM at Argo Tea to talk about "Shaun of the Dead" and "Zombieland". See you then!

 

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  • Collin

    Oh, and here's a zombie movie I made. Very silly:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ze7Hd-nGpAs

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Al

      Nice! I like the helpful Insane Clown Posse zombie@1:20, and the choice of music (did you record that song yourself, BTW? If so, did the kids know they'd be helping make a zombie movie? 8)

      June 28, 2013

    • Collin

      I work at an elementary school and we sometimes film the recitals. I wanted to use music and images that would seem to go against one another.

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Al

    Really fun and enlightening conversation showing how these two zombie comedies have elements of the road movie, the western, and two different kinds of coming-of-age stories. Thanks for the heads-up on "Dance of the Dead" and "Warm Bodies", and here's some information about "Pontypool", a very unique and creative take on the zombie movie:

    http://reelybored.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/pontypool-review/

    June 27, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Great discussion of zombie movies and how a good zombie movie is not about the gore but about the story. Thank you new people who came, you added a lot to the discussion :)

    June 26, 2013

  • Nic W.

    really going to try to make it. i need to do these kinds of things and meet some new people. my only hold-up would be if i get stuck at work.

    June 25, 2013

    • Rebecca M.

      No, just yourself and buy a drink when you get there :-)

      June 26, 2013

    • Nic W.

      That won't be a problem

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • Kurt C.

    Hi All --

    I am stuck on an urgent work project and not sure if I'll be able to make it :/ Will try my best. Was really looking forward to this as well :/

    June 26, 2013

    • Rebecca M.

      No worries Kurt, if you can't make it, hope to see you at our social meetup on 7/11

      June 26, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Top 25 Unscripted scenes in movies, check it out: http://youtu.be/cTFQBHBeleE

    June 25, 2013

    • Al

      Nice list! I wonder how many of these actors knew they were making movie history with lines they pulled off the top of their heads. Rutger Hauer's "tears in rain" speech is my favorite movie soliloquy - supposedly the crew was left in tears themselves when that scene was shot.

      Two other great unscripted movie moments were the mirror-breaking scene in "Apocalypse Now" (Martin Sheen was having an actual nervous breakdown at that moment and had cut his hand badly on the mirror - Coppola got it all on tape), and the entirety of "The Blair Witch Project".

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • Kurt C.

    No zombies, but plenty of Paul Newman, Pacific Northwest landscape, and logging scenes - "Sometimes A Great Notion" at the Patio Theater tonight at 8pm http://patiotheater.net/Events/228/sometimes-a-great-notion/

    Not holding my breath for a large attendance on account of the Hawks game. I am sure there's a hawk in the film somewhere lol

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    With the recent release of Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" (2013) with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, it made me think about what romantic comedy that I'd seen would make a great trilogy? Mine would be Zach Braff's "Garden State" (2004).... Like Hawke and Delpy, Braff and Portman have real chemistry on the screen. Like in "Before Sunrise" (1995), they left the end open-ended with promise for more. "Garden State" is so original that it could turn in to two other original films. Let me know your thoughts of what you'd think the perfect romantic comedy trilogy would be based upon a film you've seen. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0333766/

    June 24, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    What's your favorite character that James Gandolfini played in a movie? "The Sopranos" doesn't count, cause he obviously was amazing at that role. Please share! http://www.imdb.com/news/ni55820960/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t1

    June 20, 2013

  • Kurt C.

    What grabbed my attention about"28 Days Later" is seeing zombies sprint towards their snack instead of the usual Thriller shuffle. The inclusion of Brian Eno's "Ascent" on the soundtrack further sweetens the deal IMHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOlIttcUo2I

    Ignore the mediocre IMDB rating, "Mutants" is an interesting take on the genre: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1146320/ It's available for viewing on Netflix instant. Apologies if these links are verboten in meet-up posts.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    BTW, saw Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" last night, loved it :). What are your thoughts?

    June 21, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Hilarious poster for "The World's End", see link: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1798087680/tt1213663

    June 21, 2013

  • Kurt C.

    Brains nom nom nom

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Gari H.

    Great choices!

    2 · May 23, 2013

    • Rui R.

      Sorry, could not make it this time again. I have a class that night

      June 19, 2013

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    June 17, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Just a heads up, I couldn't find "Shaun of the Dead" or "Zombieland" through Amazon Instant Video or Netflix. I did not check Hulu yet since I never use it. So you may want to suck it up and go to a video store (yes they still exist :) ) or buy it for super cheap (it's worth the purchase, promise). There is also a rental place that's great at Clark & Belmont called "Nationwide Video". I always go there when I can't find a movie online or at Red Box. They usually have it, and the rental fee goes for $1.99-$2.99 a night. You do not need a membership to rent. I'm sure most of the people in this group would also have great suggestions on alternative places or ways to rent movies. I'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Check out "The World's End" trailer if you haven't all ready. Same creators of "Shaun of the Dead" with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Coming out this August

    June 1, 2013

    • Gari H.

      'The World's End' will actually be the final installment to the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy that Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg have been building: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.

      1 · June 1, 2013

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