Paul and Brighton Rock at The Curzon
PUBLISHED: 11:34 16 March 2011
THE comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunites for the next film to be shown at Clevedon’s cinema, Paul (15).
The pair, who previously brought audiences Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, play two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland.
While there they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top secret military base.
For reasons unknown, the space-travelling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented truck containing earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost).
Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship.
As the two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
Directed by Gregg Mottola, also part of the cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio and Sigourney Weaver. Seth Rogen provides the voice of Paul.
Paul will be shown at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road from Friday until Monday.
* From Monday until March 24, the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager, is charted in Brighton Rock (15)
The film is adapted from Graham Greene’s 1939 novel with the action updated to 1964 Britain, when the Mods and Rockers were rioting across the South Coast.
Pinkie is a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organised crime.
When a young and very innocent waitress, Rose, stumbles on evidence linking him to a revenge killing, he sets out to seduce her to secure her silence.
Helen Mirren and John Hurt co-star as two friends who set out to save Rose from Pinkie’s deviant designs.
* For full viewing times visit www.curzon.org.uk or call 01275 871000.
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