DVD: Paul (15)
Friday 10 June 2011
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's slacker-bromance shtick is becoming a tad sluggish, and it feels like an age since their exquisite Shaun of the Dead, and the excellent Spaced.
Here, the comic duo play sci-fi geeks who realise their dream of making a pilgrimage across America's UFO heartland, starting at a convention in San Diego before heading for Area 51. First they encounter redneck homophobes in a Midwestern café (how many times do we need to see this scenario?) before bumping into a foul-mouthed alien, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). Soon the feds (led by Jason Bateman) are on their tail. A pretty poor caper until, bizarrely, its rather lovely last 10 minutes.
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportThe coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: 'I am only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Arts & Ents blogs
Paul Walker death: Filming of Fast and Furious 7 on hold following death of actor
Ten adverts that shocked the world
Christmas TV 2013: Downton Abbey special details revealed
Morgan Freeman portrait: The world's most realistic finger painting?
Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do