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Paul Movie Review – Synopsis & Summary

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

From the director of Superbad, Greg Mottola, and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!

Simon Pegg (Graeme Willy/Written by) was recently seen in John Landis’ Burke & Hare and voiced the character Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He was also seen boldly going in to the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek, playing the iconic role of Montgomery Scott (“Scotty”), and heard as one of the new lead voices in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, playing Buck.

Pegg co-wrote and co-starred (as Tim Bisley) in the worldwide acclaimed…(Click Here For More)

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman Actor, producer and director JASON BATEMAN (Agent Zoil) was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitchell Hurwitz-created, multi-award-winning comedy series Arrested Development. Since then, Bateman has attained leading-man status on the big screen while returning to his roots in television by continuing to produce, write…(Click Here For More)

Bill Hader

Bill Hader (Haggard) joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) in the 2005-2006 season. Heralded by New York magazine as “SNL’s new secret weapon,” Hader boasts “impersonations and sarcasm delivered with eviscerating deftness.”
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hader co-starred in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy hits Superbad, for director Greg Mottola, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, for director Nicholas Stoller. He also appeared in Apatow’s Knocked Up…(Click Here For More)
Nick Frost

Nick Frost (Clive Gollings/Written by) first came to prominence as the gun-mad character Mike Watt in Channel 4’s Spaced.
Since then, Frost has become one of the U.K.’s most sought-after actors. He earned a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer by the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the cult zombie movie Shaun of the Dead, starring opposite Simon Pegg. Frost again starred with Pegg in the hugely successful hit comedy Hot Fuzz, and will also be seen, alongside Pegg…(Click Here For More)

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig A comedic star born from the Saturday Night Live (SNL) stage, KRISTEN WIIG (Ruth) has become one of the most sought-after talents in film and television today. Wiig recently earned her second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her incredible work on Saturday Night Live, playing such memorable characters as the excitable Target clerk, Lawrence Welk singer Dooneese, the hilarious one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Suze Orman, among others…(Click Here For More)

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan (Paul) was recently seen in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, starring opposite Adam Sandler. He also starred in the dark comedy Observe and Report, opposite Anna Faris, taking on the role of the mall security guard Ronnie. The film was directed by Jody Hill. Up next for Rogen was the 3D animation phenomenon Monsters vs Aliens. Rogen voiced B.O.B. and was joined by Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Rainn Wilson. The film was released by DreamWorks Animation…(Click Here For More)

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  • DIGITAL COPY OF PAUL (EXPIRES 1/27/2012):Viewers can download a Digital Copy of Paul for a limited time to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
  • BETWEEN THE LIGHTNING STRIKES: The Making of Paul.
  • BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTES:
    • RV Doorway: The Cast of Paul On-Location: The cast is just as funny off-screen as they are in front of the camera.
    • Runway Santa Fe: An Interview with Nancy Steiner: Follow Nancy Steiner, the costume designer, as she chooses hilarious T-shirts and wardrobe for the cast.
    • Smithereens: Blowing up a house on location causes excitement among the cast.
    • 5th Date Level Direction: The Cast on Greg Mottola: The cast talks about the fun of working with Mottola, who also directed Superbad.
    • Mexico Zero: The Locations of Paul: Mexico Zero is the nickname the cast gives to New Mexico, where the majority of filming was done for Paul.
    • The Many Pauls: To create Paul, the filmmakers used all the tricks of the trade, from capturing Seth Rogen’s facial expressions and movements, to using a child dressed up as an alien while on-set.
    • Paul: The Musical: The cast joins together for an impromptu musical version of the film.
    • The Traveler Beagle: A look at all the different RVs used on the set of Paul, from fully functioning vehicles to a mock-up on a Hollywood soundstage.
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  • FREE BONUS MOVIE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY:Consumers will have instant access to stream a free bonus movie of their choice.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH GREG MOTTOLA, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, BILL HADER AND NIRA PARK
  • PHOTO GALLERIES, STORYBOARDS AND POSTERS
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    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
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Principal Photography Wraps!

Nick and Simon, on the very last day of principal photography on Paul, take some time to remember the shoot’s best bits.

Shot and edited by Lance Bangs.

Games

The following video contains actual games played by the cast of Paul during the all-night shoots. Warning: Do not attempt to play these games yourself unless you are fully familiar with the respective rules. Failure to comply could result in injury.

Shot and edited by Lance Bangs.

Rejuvenique: The Ultimate Hollywood Celebrity Toning System

Rejuvenique: The Ultimate Hollywood Celebrity Toning System

Posted On: August 7, 2009
Posted In: Bill Hader, Jason Bateman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Kristen Wiig, Lance Bangs, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg
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While the rest of the cast of Paul indulge themselves in one of their regular on-set facial toning sessions Nick Frost is sceptical.

Shot and edited by Lance Bangs.

The Frisbee

The Frisbee

Posted On: July 21, 2009
Posted In: Greg Mottola, Joe Lo Truglio, Lance Bangs, Nick Frost, Sigourney Weaver, Simon Pegg
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What is Paul?

What is Paul?’ is the production blog for Greg Mottola’s film ‘Paul’ written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Here you will find all of the official behind the scenes videos being shot by Lance Bangs as well as the odd candid video or photograph taken by the cast and crew.

About the Film

PAUL is a comedy about two sci-fi geeks who embark upon a pilgrimage in a RV to the center of America’s UFO heartland: Nevada’s infamous Area 51. While in the middle of that desert, the two friends encounter a fugitive alien by the name of Paul. Somewhat reluctantly, they embark upon an adventure that will change not just their lives forever, but also the lives of the friends and enemies they encounter along the way.

Simon and Nick introduce the story, cast and crew

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost give us a more detailed look at the cast and crew of ‘Paul’.

This video blog was shot and edited by Lance Bangs

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What is Paul?

‘What is Paul?’ is the production blog for Greg Mottola’s film ‘Paul’ written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Here you will find all of the official behind the scenes videos being shot by Lance Bangs as well as the odd candid video or photograph taken by the cast and crew.

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About the Film

PAUL is a comedy about two sci-fi geeks who embark upon a pilgrimage in a RV to the center of America’s UFO heartland: Nevada’s infamous Area 51. While in the middle of that desert, the two friends encounter a fugitive alien by the name of Paul. Somewhat reluctantly, they embark upon an adventure that will change not just their lives forever, but also the lives of the friends and enemies they encounter along the way.
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Hello from Simon and Nick

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost say hello to the world in their first video from set of their new movie ‘Paul’.

This video blog was shot and edited by Lance Bangs.

  1. Paula Simonsays:

    Hi Simon and Nick-

    I’m looking forward to “Paul” and to further updates on your progress. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

    Simon – when are you going to start “tweeting”?

    Cheers,
    Paula

     

What is Paul?

‘What is Paul?’ is the production blog for Greg Mottola’s film ‘Paul’ written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Here you will find all of the official behind the scenes videos being shot by Lance Bangs as well as the odd candid video or photograph taken by the cast and crew.