Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 214: Thu Aug 3

Hot Fuzz (Wright, 2007): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm

This 35mm presentation, which is also being screened on August 11th, is part of the Edgar Wright season at the Prince Charles Cinema. Details here.

Chicago reader review:
After scoring with the horror spoof Shaun of the Dead, British comedy writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg take on American cop thrillers, and as in their earlier movie the good humor bubbles up from a deep reservoir of affection for Hollywood schlock. Pegg, who played the underachieving Shaun of the earlier movie, plays it ramrod straight this time as an overachieving London patrolman assigned to a sleepy country village. Roly-poly Nick Frost also returns, as Pegg’s partner, an incompetent bobby with a head full of melodrama derived from blockbusters like Point Break and Bad Boys II. The transplanted action cliches mix easily with the eccentric English characters, and as a director Wright is adept at framing and cutting for excitement as well as laughs.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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