If you love movies, you could sit and talk with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for hours. They’re such cool guys and just like us: Humongous movie fans who eat, sleep and breath the art of film. The only difference is that Pegg and Frost just so happen to make movies as well and their latest film, Paul, is yet another love letter to the movies. It follows two British nerds who travel to America for San Diego Comic Con and to visit various alien-themed landmarks. Along the way, they run into a crass, escaped actual alien named Paul and join him on a heartfelt journey filled with references to sci-fi films of the past.
Last week, I was given ten short minutes to speak to Pegg and Frost at one of the venues that not only influenced their film, but makes an appearance in it as well. About three hours outside of Las Vegas resides The Little A’Le’Inn, a tiny restaurant on the doorstep of Area 51 where Pegg and Frost stopped as they were doing research for the movie. There we spoke to Greg Mottola, the director of the film, as well as the co-stars and co-writers, who discussed the film, its references, Carl Weathers (!?) and got super geeky discussing internet spoilers, collectibles and even The Phantom Menace in 3D. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
In the middle of the Nevada desert, forty-five minutes from the nearest gas station, is an alien themed restaurant/motel called The Little A’Le’Inn (pronounced “Alie-inn”). It’s one of the closest business establishments to the gate of the mysterious military base known as Area 51, which is legendary for its rumors and conspiracies. Is this were America houses the aliens that supposedly crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Roland Emmerich and Steven Spielberg seem to think so and have set parts of their movies there. Those films and so much more have made Area 51 a must-visit destination for alien enthusiasts. And when those people get hungry, they stop at The Little A’Le’Inn.
While researching the script for their latest movie, Paul, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took a long RV trip and ended up at the Rachel, NV restaurant. The actors felt such a kinship with its authenticity, they ended up writing it into their movie. (It’s the place with Jane Lynch that you see in the trailer.) It seemed fitting, then, that Universal asked a pack of journalists to hop in RVs and ride all the way out to The Little A’Le’Inn to interview Pegg, Frost as well as director Greg Mottola about Paul, which hits theaters Friday March 18. It’s a hilarious, referenced laced love letter to sci-fi movies and road trips, with a great cast to support an incredible special effect. We talked to Mottola about all of this, his penchant for one word titles, the film’s poster and more in our 5 minute sit down interview, which you can watch after the jump.
Later this week, check back for our 10 minute sit down with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Read More »
Universal Pictures has released an uncensored red band movie trailer for Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). Watch the trailer for yourself to see a little alien creature swear his ass off, after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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SXSW announced today that a handful of additional titles were being added to the line-up for the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, including Jodie Foster‘s Mel Gibson dramedy The Beaver, Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi comedy Paul starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen, and Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, a documentary that follows behind-the-scenes of O’Brien’s summer tour, among others. Read the full press release after the jump.
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Just in time to combine forces with the trailer released yesterday, there is a minor new featurette on Paul, the Greg Mottola film that was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a couple of road-trippin’ geeks who encounter a real-live alien, voiced by Seth Rogen. Read More »
Universal Pictures has released the an extended movie trailer for Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). The teaser trailer, released on October (watch it here), was met with mixed response. That said, I’m a huge fan of Mottola’s previous films, the cast is pretty stacked, and the geek-focused plot seems up my alley. I’ve heard nothing but good buzz coming out of test screenings of the film.
Watch the trailer for yourself after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Here’s a new poster for Greg Mottola‘s new film Paul, which was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The two play geeks on a post Comic Con road trip who encounter an actual alien, voiced by Seth Rogen, and then have to deal with a variety of oddball characters including a couple of Feds played by Jason Bateman and Bill Hader. Read More »
With a cast to die for including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Tambor, and Sigourney Weaver, it’s hard not to be excited for director Greg Mottola’s Paul. From a script by Pegg and Frost, the film follows two friends who pick up a real life alien on their road trip visiting famous alien landmarks across America.
The full trailer will premiere Friday and now, thanks to Collider, we’ve got the first official teaser poster which prominently features the title character, voiced by Seth Rogen. Check out the full image after the jump. Read More »
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A bunch of new movie posters have hit the web over the last 12 hours, including new one-sheets for Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi comedy Paul starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader, The Mechanic remake starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster, and Donald Sutherland, the computer animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet, the horror/thriller The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins, the Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. Hit the jump to see the posters.
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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, best known for their on-screen team-ups in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, co-wrote and co-star in the upcoming comedy Paul, which is scheduled for release on March 18. The pair play two British geeks who travel to America to take a road trip of famous UFO landmarks, which begins with a pain-staking re-creation of San Diego Comic-Con, and end up meeting a real life alien named Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen. Directed by Greg Mottola, Paul also stars Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver and Jane Lynch and is one of our most highly anticipated films of early 2011. A trailer was released last month and several photos from the film have made their way online but two brand new ones were just released. Check them out, as well as some early buzz on the film, after the jump. Read More »