Doctor Who Offers Us A Joyous Celebration Of Reusing Old Story Ideas

Doctor Who's head writer, Steven Moffat, has sometimes been accused of having a few main story ideas that he trots out again and again. Today's Doctor Who Christmas special, "Last Christmas," feels like a hilarious, spirited defense: A story made entirely out of old stories, which just has fun with it. Spoilers… » 12/25/14 7:00pm 12/25/14 7:00pm

First Clip From Doctor Who Christmas Special Is Full Of Weird Intensity

Here's your first look at the next Doctor Who Christmas special — and it's basically proof that Peter Capaldi can bring 1000 percent more razor-sharp menace to anything, even just a conversation with Santa Claus on the rooftop. Even just debating the merits of the tangerine at the bottom of the stocking. » 11/14/14 12:33pm 11/14/14 12:33pm

Watch The First Teaser For The Doctor Who Christmas Special!

Here's our first peek at the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special – including a good look at Nick Frost in his surprising new role! Spoilers below...
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Nick Frost Leads The Guest Stars Of The Doctor Who Christmas Special

Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost will return to TV for the next Doctor Who Christmas Special, which will be Peter Capaldi's first holiday outing as the Time Lord. He'll be joined by a variety of guests stars, including Michael Troughton, son of actor Patrick Troughton, best known as the Second Doctor. Hmm... » 9/19/14 7:10am 9/19/14 7:10am

Simon Pegg explains the ending of The World's End

The World's End is a really funny movie — but it's also a thought-provoking piece of science fiction, with a somewhat controversial ending. When we interviewed the stars and director of the film, we asked Simon Pegg about his take on the ending, and here's what he told us. » 8/26/13 4:32pm 8/26/13 4:32pm

The World's End: A Science Fiction Movie That's Also Pretty Funny

The World's End isn't the funniest movie of the summer. But it's pretty darn funny in places, and it crackles with storytelling energy. And it's a good example of how to do a science fiction comedy that's actually proper science fiction, not just a comedy with science-fictional trappings. » 8/23/13 9:00am 8/23/13 9:00am

How The World's End rejects 'drunken, misogynistic' manchild films

In The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost gather their former best friends to drink their old hometown dry. But when we talked to Pegg, Frost and director Edgar Wright, they told us how this apocalyptic comedy isn't like your usual "drunken midlife crisis" film. Plus the secret of using genre to tell a personal… » 8/21/13 12:30pm 8/21/13 12:30pm

Edgar Wright says The World's End is like a drunken Doctor Who

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright gathered in Comic-Con's Hall H today to talk about their latest film, The World's End, including how it links thematically to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and why Pegg's character is like a drunken Doctor. » 7/20/13 2:30pm 7/20/13 2:30pm

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright explain how their non-trilogy is a trilogy

Last Friday, we posted a new trailer for The World's End that hinted at how "The Cornetto Trilogy" (as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End) is actually thematically linked, but this new five-minute featurette explains the characters, the themes, the actors, and the ice cream treat that truly connect these… » 6/24/13 11:45am 6/24/13 11:45am

How The World's End lives up to the legacy of Shaun of the Dead

The World's End is a standalone movie, but it's also the third movie of Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as this trailer explains. Following up Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this movie raises the stakes by ending the world. What do you think? » 6/19/13 1:24pm 6/19/13 1:24pm

New trailer for Simon Pegg's beer-soaked apocalypse The World's End

Get a better look at the evil soul-sucking baddies Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright are teaming up to fight in their new apocalypse comedy The World's End. This will be the finale to the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, and while we haven't even seen the movie yet, we already miss this trio. Hopefully the… » 5/22/13 8:45am 5/22/13 8:45am

First Screamingly Funny Trailer for Simon Pegg's World's End

The trio that brought you Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz — stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright — are back for one last utterly demented genre comedy. And here's your first look at The World's End, the apocalyptic film in which the world ends in beer. » 5/07/13 11:36pm 5/07/13 11:36pm

The studio did not want to let James Franco and Seth Rogen play…

This is the End is a comedy in which Seth Rogen, James Franco and a host of celebrities play themselves, facing the end of the world. Does that sound like a weird concept for a film to you? It certainly sounded weird to studio execs, who fought hard against letting a host of famous people lampoon themselves — and die… » 3/31/13 7:30am 3/31/13 7:30am

J.J. Abrams and Edgar Wright team up for a mystery movie called Collider

Two entertainment icons, J.J. Abrams and Edgar Wright, are teaming up for a mysterious science fiction movie called Collider. Could this be our first big Hollywood picture about the Large Hadron Collider? And is it the same as the God Particle project that Abrams was linked to recently? » 7/24/12 6:30am 7/24/12 6:30am

What's it like playing Tintin's klutzy buddy? Nick Frost gives us the…

io9 recently caught up with actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), who plays the pratfall-prone Inspector Thomson in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Frost filled us on the motion-capture process, potential upcoming projects with longtime collaborator Simon Pegg, and what it's like to play a… » 12/20/11 7:00am 12/20/11 7:00am

See the first ever cast photos for Snow White and the Huntsman!

Snow White and the Huntsman is still days away from shooting, but the Comic-Con panel revealed these photos of stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Sam Claflin, plus they confirmed which badass Brits* are playing the movie's dwarfs. » 7/24/11 6:00am 7/24/11 6:00am

The year's best alien invasion movie hits the U.S. this summer!

It's been months since we've heard anything about Joe Cornish's alien-invasion flick Attack The Block — but now there's good news. » 6/10/11 4:27pm 6/10/11 4:27pm

Americans are an alien species, in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul

On the surface, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul looks like a drugs-and-sex-addled reimagining of E.T.. But Paul, opening today, is actually also about how America is an alien planet. » 3/18/11 9:00am 3/18/11 9:00am

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reveal their greatest creation: scifi writer…

The funniest character from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul isn't the little gray alien — it's Jeffrey Tambor's Adam Shadowchild. We interviewed Pegg and Frost and got the backstory on Tambor's arrogant science fiction author. » 3/17/11 3:39pm 3/17/11 3:39pm