When geeky sitcom Spaced debuted in the UK towards the end of the last century, you would have struggled to imagine that 10 years later, its star would one day end up as Scotty off the Enterprise. But so evidently was the show a hive mind operation you might have made a bet Simon Pegg would be working with the same people in some capacity. And you would have been right. Possibly Edgar Wright, in fact, who directed the series and followed up with George Romero love letter Sean of the Dead, Bad Boys love letter Hot Fuzz, and now The World's End which, on the evidence of the trailer, is at the very least a mash note to Invasion of the Bodysnatchers: Familiar pratfalls, a Potter movie's worth of Brit luvvies (Hello Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine…) and that corny wordplay only Simon Pegg can deliver without making you wince. Catching the film this weekend should be a no-brainer, if you're a boy.
But if you're a girl then you can might veer towards another group of people who stay together because they drink together in the aptly named Drinking Buddies. Olivia Williams is with Ron Livingstone, too old, New Girls's Jake Johnson is with Ana Kendrick, not hot enough, and the trailer suggests maybe Jake and Olivia should be together. Or should they? Adorabubble, Possibubbly.
If you're a parent, you may wish to get hammered before taking your Tweens to The Mortal Instruments City of Bones, another fantasy movie set in a parallel reality where adolescent demons do battle and humans are just Muggles, or in this case Mundanes. If inside your head you just went, Wow, that would have been a great name for an early '80s New Wave band, then prove yourself awesome by clicking this link.
Elsewhere this weekend, slasher of the week is You're Next, seemingly about a family reunion stalked by a psychopath but which at the very least has a title that will help illiterates the next time they send a tweet. There's The Grandmaster, another take on the story of Ip Man, the fellow who taught Bruce Lee how to beat up several other fellows all at once—and finally, the true story of a black Muslim draft-dodging All American Hero is played out again in The Trials of Muhammad Ali. He was the greatest, he is the greatest, he will always be the greatest.