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I’m not a big fan of zombie movies, but if I had to recommend one, it would be “Shaun of the Dead” (2004). I mean, it figured out a way to combine a bro-com, a rom-com and a zombie movie in one package. Simon Pegg deserves some kind of credit for that. This is his first of three offbeat comedies in which he teams with co-writer/director Edgar Wright and co-star Nick Frost (“Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End” are the others). They’ve attained somewhat of a cult classic status – this one moreso than the other two. All are worth watching.

When I first saw “Hot Fuzz” (2007) on DVD, it was around the same time the unwanted “Vacation” reboot was in theaters (and incessantly subjecting me to an unfunny commercial where the family is swimming in poop). What a difference. Comedy is not dead. “Hot Fuzz” is cleverly funny and has a plot. It has peepee jokes and has a plot. It has cartoon violence and has a plot. It name checks other movies and has a plot. The plot? It’s a simple cross between a buddy cop movie and an episode of “Scooby Doo.” But. It. Has. A. Plot.