By the Power of Greyskull! With the release of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver this past weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a more comedy-centric premium podcast based around his so-called Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End). At the same time, we also couldn’t resist revisiting one of the more divisive movies in Film Junk history: the video game-themed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The resulting conversation covers a variety of topics including Edgar Wright’s directorial style and influences, hidden pop culture references and easter eggs, the inspired pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and of course, Frank’s ever-evolving concept of trilogy cred. So is Shaun of the Dead one of the greatest horror-comedies ever made? Does the ending of The World’s End betray its own themes or is it a brilliant twist? Is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World completely juvenile and sexist, and if so, is there anything wrong with that? Get a life and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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