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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

Movie review by David Blackwell

104 minutes, rated R
STUDIO:  Universal Pictures/ Relativity Media/ Studio Canal/ Big Talk Productions/ Working Title Films
Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  3-18-2011

STARRING Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, and Seth Rogen as the voice of Paul
WRITTEN by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
DIRECTED by Greg Mottola

Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost) are two British comic book geeks who decide to visit San Diego Comic Con.  They are would-be comic creators who have created one book which Clive wrote and Graeme illustrated which features a three titted alien woman on the cover.  They decide to take a road trip in an RV to famous UFO spots like Area 51, the Black Mail Box, and Roswell.   Along the way, they pick up an actual alien being who is nicknamed Paul and kidnap a Christian woman named Ruth (Kristen Wiig).   What follows is a road trip of rough language humor and geek references abound (including a honky tonk version of the Mos Eisley Catina Band music from STAR WARS and one of the characters throwing a line at a actress who said that line in another movie).

PAUL is really frigging hilarious and non-stop funny.   It is a charming film and I loved the geek references to STAR WARS and other sci-fi films.    Jason Bateman is interesting to see playing a straight serious character, Agent Zoyle who is hired to track down and bring Paul back.     Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright play great together as they are bound to put geek references in anything they write and star in.  I wonder what type of film they will come up with next.   Paul is a charming loud mouth of an alien who is shocking and yet endearing (I love the anal probe jokes and the smoking by Paul).   PAUL is a movie I would watch again several times on DVD or Blu-ray.

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