The World's End

The World's End

We have already been treated to some great comedy films so far this year, and that is set to continue throughout the rest of this summer.

And we take a look at some of the comedy films that you should be watching out for over the next few weeks from action comedies, female buddy movies to a familiar TV character making his big screen debut.

- The World's End - released 19th July.

One of the movies that we have been looking forward to for quite some time is The World's End as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with director Edgar Wright.

The actor/director trio have brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz over the years and The World's End will complete the Cornetto Trilogy.

It was 2007 when Hot Fuzz hit the big screen and so we have waited five years to see Pegg, Frost and Wright together once again.

Wright is in the director's chair while he and Pegg has penned the screenplay. Pegg and Frost lead the cast while Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine are all also on board.

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again.

As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

- The Heat - released 31st July.

We don't see to many female buddy movies hitting the big screen, but this summer The Heat is set to change all of that.

The movie sees Paul Feig back in the director's chair while Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up for the very first time.

The film also sees Feig reunite with McCarthy for the first time since the huge success of Bridesmaids.

Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible.

But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.

If you are looking for a crime drama with a major comedy twist then The Heat is definitely for you.

- Red 2 - released 2nd August

It was back in 2010 when Red hit the big screen and this summer sees Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich back - and they are under attack once again.

The trio are back as retired CIA agents in the comedy action film that is directed by Dead Parisot.

Mary-Louise Parker is also reprising her role as Sarah, while Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and Byung-hun Lee are some of the new faces to watch out for.

In Red 2 retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world... and stay alive in the process.

Red was a movie that was a lot of fun when it was released back in 2010 and Red 2 looks set to follow in those action packed and hilarious footsteps.

- Grown Ups 2 - released 9th August.

Grown Ups 2 has opened at the U.S. box office at #2 and the movie will soon be heading to the big screen here in the UK.

It was back in 2010 when we were introduced to Lenny Feder and his family and friends, and now they are back.

Adam Sandler will once again reprise the role of Lenny, while Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek and Maria Bello are all also back.

Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up.

This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.

I have to admit that I am not usually an Adam Sandler fan but I did enjoy Grown Ups when it was released three years ago. Whether a sequel was required we will have to wait and see.

- Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - released 7th August

Steve Coogan has already been a busy bee on the big screen so far this year and this summer he will return as his most popular character.

Of course, I am talking about Alan Partridge as he swaps the small screen for the silver screen in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Declan Lowney directed TV movie Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce and he has reunited with Coogan for this new film.

A great British cast has been assembled for the film as Coogan is joined by Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin and Sean Pertwee.

When Alan’s radio station, North Norfolk Digital, is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Will Alan talk round disgruntled colleague Pat Farrell? Will there be shots fired in anger? Will Alan become a public hero or simply another footnote in the history of broadcasting?

- We're The Millers - released 23rd August.

One of the comedies that has been going under the radar this summer so far is We're The Millers.

The movie sees Rawson Marshall Thurber back in the director's chair, and he has brought us the likes of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in the past.

Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter play a family that is not quite what it seems.

David is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids... after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty.

Having been jumped by a trio of gutter punks who steal his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to a drug lord. In order to wipe the slate clean, David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico.

Twisting the arms of his neighbours including a cynical stripper, a wannabe customer and a tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen, he devises a fool proof plan.

One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny campervan later, the 'Millers' are on a roadtrip that is sure to end with a bang.

The World's End is released 19th July. 

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