The World's End @ Century Redwood City

Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation :)

Join us for the last entry in Edgar Wrights trilogy of comedies with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the others being "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz").

Showtime is 4.50 - and please hang around after the show, we'll grab dinner at La Tartine across the street. 

The World's End

In "The World's End," 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub - The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.

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  • Russ

    The best male, midlife crisis-roboapocalypse hybrid ever!! Hilariously funny, and surprisingly touching, too. Hard to believe, but Simon Pegg gives as amazing a performance as Cate Blanchette, in Blue Jasmine. Obviously different, but just as stunning. Who'd have expected that?

    August 25, 2013

  • Marianne

    Very funny movie. Thanks!

    August 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Ran out of steam today. Will catch it later...

    August 25, 2013

  • Grant

    Movie only for me

    August 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Misread and thought this was third in Shaun of the Dead trilogy. I wish!

    August 20, 2013

    • Russ

      Actually, it IS the final installment of a "trilogy:" The "Cornetto" Trilogy! Didn't understand what that meant, but read that Cornetto is a popular brand of UK ice cream, and at some point in each of the movies, the characters eat Cornetto ice creams. There you go. Part III. Brain freeze!!!

      August 20, 2013

    • Caroline

      I love Drumsticks! Just saw Hot Fuzz last night...what a kick!

      August 25, 2013

  • Russ

    From Mick LaSalle's Chronicle review: "For about an hour, "The World's End" is the story of four settled men, in early middle age, dutifully following their old school friend from pub to pub. The banter is effortless; the comedy flows.
    Then the movie takes a turn into a rather unexpected direction, [and] I enjoyed the surprise. The movie goes from a character study to something that is quite nutty, and yet it loses nothing in the transition. The characters stay vivid, the interaction essential, and the issues introduced remain on the table and continue to be developed. There's just this whole other crazy thing going on at the same time." http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/The-World-s-End-review-A-fresh-funny-pub-crawl-4753255.php

    August 23, 2013

  • Russ

    Here's the NPR Fresh Air interview with the three principals: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/22/214466838/an-epic-pub-crawl-gone-wrong-culminates-in-worlds-end

    August 22, 2013

  • Russ

    FYI: On for Tartine.

    August 21, 2013

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