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“The World’s End” new images head to the bar

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As “The World’s End” heads steadily through production, Empire magazine has debuted two new images from the upcoming Edgar Wright film. In the first, which can be seen above, we get to witness the full cast taking part in the most important activity of all: Drinking.

From left to right are Martin Freeman as real estate agent Oliver, Paddy Considine as “one-time-rocker-turned-architectural-consultant” Steven, Nick Frost as successful lawyer Andy, Eddie Marsan as car dealer Peter and Simon Pegg as leading man Gary King. To give you a sense of how he and Frost will interact in this movie, they are described as estranged best friends.

The second image, which we’ve included below, shows King as “mankind’s last hope, standing alone in the face of whatever influx of evil the movie has in store for us.” “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films,” Pegg explained to Empire.

The poster for “The World’s End” was released back in October at the same time an official synopsis debuted. Due out on October 25, 2013, “The World’s End” tells the story of a group of friends going on an epic pub crawl the same night an apocalyptic event occurs. The film serves as a conclusion for Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, which also includes “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.”

Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

What do you think of this first image from “The World’s End”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Weird Al in Milo Murphy’s Law

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“Weird Al” Yankovic to Get Animated In New Disney XD Series

"Weird Al" debuts as Comedy Bang! Bang!'s new bandleader this spring on IFC.

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It’s hard to imagine Comedy Bang! Bang!’s newest bandleader any more animated than he already is, but “Weird Al” Yankovic will soon loosen the shackles of the physical world and become a cartoon. The parody singer has been cast to voice the lead character in Disney XD’s upcoming animated series Milo Murphy’s Law, the new show from the creators of Phineas and Ferb. 

As Milo, “Weird Al” plays an accident-prone jinx who suffers from “Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law Condition.” True to the age-old saying, everything that can go wrong for poor Milo does in hilarious fashion. And Al’s dulcet tones won’t be sacrificed either: Milo will occasionally bust out a tune throughout the show and Yankovic will also compose the intro’s theme song.

Of course, “Weird Al” is no stranger to the animated realm. Check out his 3D-rendered ’80s form in UHF’s parody of Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.” And check back for more updates about Al’s debut as Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s new bandleader and musical cohost.

“The World’s End” official image debuts as filming wraps

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The apocalypse might not have happened on December 21, but at least “The World’s End” did arrive. Edgar Wright fittingly wrapped his newest film on the same day of the Mayan apocalypse, and Simon Pegg tweeted the first image from the movie.

“That’s a wrap. See you next year. #theworldsend” he tweeted.

In the photo, we see Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine standing outside a pub. Judging by the look on Pegg’s face, the group didn’t find what they were looking for.

The poster for “The World’s End” was released back in October at the same time an official synopsis debuted. Due out on October 25, 2013, “The World’s End” tells the story of a group of friends going on an epic pub crawl the same night an apocalyptic event occurs. The film serves as a conclusion for Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, which also includes “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.”

Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

What do you think of this first image from “The World’s End”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Season 6 Episode 2: Going Grey

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Stream IFC Shows and Share Portlandia Emojis With New Apps For Android and iPhone

Watch a free full episode of Portlandia right now on the IFC app before the season six premiere on January 21st at 10P.

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Good news, IFC fans! You no longer have to drag your TV along with you on long commutes, to the gym, or anywhere else you want to watch our shows and Comedy Crib clips. With the IFC app, you can now stream Portlandia, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Todd Margaret, and other IFC programming directly to your Android or iOS device. There’s free full-length episodes, original web series, movies and show clips included with the app, plus even more if you have a cable subscription. You can nab the Android version here and the iOS version here.

But if that’s not enough for the diehard Portlandia fan, there’s also the Portlandia emoji keyboard — a virtual keyboard for Android or iOS devices containing a slew of show-themed emojis of Fred and Carrie’s characters, as well as recognizable items like a cacao bar and a certain messenger’s bike. Android users can grab it here, and iOS users can go here.

Want more, you say? How about a free full episode from Portlandia season six! Check in with Fred and Carrie before the sixth season premieres on January 21st at 10/9c right here on IFC.com or on the IFC app. As the kids say these days, one taste of Portlandia season six will have you like:

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