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Oh, Fuck Off, Grasshopper

So, yeah, we were kind of late to the whole Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright/Nick Frost bandwagon. We bought Shaun of the Dead a good three years after it came out on DVD and then took another six months to get around to watching it. We were delighted with it, of course. Funny, with moments of actual emotion, it is the thinking man’s zombie comedy/drama. Whatever that means.”You’ve got red on you.” Instant classic.

How we missed the theatrical release of Hot Fuzz is utterly beyond me. I’m just going to have to blame whatever studio released the thing for not making me sit up and pay attention.

Here’s a hint, fellas….lead with something like “From the Devastatingly Funny Creators of Shaun of the Dead…” Just a thought.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen either of these movies, hie thee to a store and buy them. (Or Netflix them if you’re one of those see-before-you-buy weirdos.) Hot Fuzz is a loving, if somewhat campy, tribute to the late 70s/early 80s cop drama/shoot-em-up, that somehow manages to make pasty English boys into near-sex symbols.

Yeah, even Nick Frost.