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Postby Bmat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:50 pm

My sister recommended Paul, so I DVRd it and watched it this evening. It was pretty funny, and I need to watch it again to see what SF references I missed. It is about an alien who is trying to get home. Yes there are ET references, but many others, also. :)

Paul is a wise-cracking alien who has special powers. He has help from some British SF and comic fans.
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Re: Paul

Postby Merle » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:40 am

I enjoyed Paul a lot. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are always funny together. I don't think Paul is as peeyourpants funny as Hot Fuzz or Shawn of the Dead, but it's an entertaining movie. I'd recommend it.

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Postby Bmat » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:43 pm

I haven't see either Hot Fuzz or Shawn- I don't like horror, are these mainly funny?
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Postby Merle » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:03 pm

Shawn of the Dead is a zombie spoof. Hot Fuzz is a police spoof.

And both are hilarious.
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Re: Paul

Postby The Master » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:07 pm

I got Paul on the DVR, need to get around to watching it!

I loved Shawn of the Dead.
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Postby Merle » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:43 am

Master, did you see Hot Fuzz? If you liked Shawn, you have to see Hot Fuzz!
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Postby The Master » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:39 am

I did see it. I thought it was good, but Super Troopers edges it out on my list of cop comedies.
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