In your quest for the ultimate scrumptious sci-fi fix, if this doesn’t cure your munchies nothing will. Cornettos. They look like the American ice cream cone called the Drumstick but Brits claim they are much better. Since we can’t get them in the States we’ll just have to take their word for it. Yum… they sure look good. Cornettos have been featured in the Edgar Wright comedy films starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, hence the moniker the “Cornetto Trilogy” or the “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” (or spelled “Flavours” if you like). And if you’re hungry for two great comedies and the latest and greatest film starring the awesomely funny one-two punch Pegg/Frost combo, then you have one chance this Thursday night at more than 150 screens across the U.S.
At 5:30 p.m. local time Thursday August 22, 2013, select theaters will show Shaun of the Dead–the greatest zombie spoof movie ever, and maybe just the greatest zombie movie, too. Pegg plays Shaun, who is drifting through life with a dull job, Liz–his girlfriend ready to walk out, a quirky mom, a stern stepdad, annoying roommate Pete, and only his best pal Ed and his favorite haunt the Winchester to bring focus to his chaotic life. So when an apocalyptic zombie uprising arrives, he is well prepared to head it off.
Following Shaun of the Dead is the cop movie spoof Hot Fuzz. Pegg is back this time as police officer PC Nicholas Angel who is too good at his job to the point of making everyone around him look bad so he is promoted to a small, rural English town called Sandford that has no crime. There he partners with Frost’s character PC Danny Butterman to investigate a series of murders, including a local shopkeeper played by former James Bond Timothy Dalton in a great, quirky role.
Known for his quick movements and dramatic camera angles, Edgar Wright has worked with Pegg and Frost and The Cornetto Trilogy and also the British comedy series Spaced, he directed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and wrote the script to Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and will soon direct a Marvel Studios film featuring Ant-Man. We hope he taps Pegg for Dr. Hank Pym and his title-role alias.
But what we’re all waiting for is the culmination of Thursday night’s marathon event, the premiere of The World’s End, which we previewed here earlier this year.
The World’s End also stars Martin Freeman in between his stints as John Watson on Sherlock and as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movies, and Die Another Day, Surrogates, and Jack Reacher’s Rosamund Pike. Spaced’s Brian Topp, Mark Heap, and Hot Fuzz’s Paddy Considine are back, too. World’s End also features Harry Potter’s Argus Filch, David Bradley, and stars the Sherlock Holmes movies’ Inspector Lestrade, Eddie Marsan.
Check out this link to find a “Cornetto Three Flavors Trilogy” marathon screening at a theater near you.