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Lately our choice around what movies we see in the theater tends to come down to a single question: Is the move worth $22? That’s the cost of admission for the two of us… yes, you read right, NYC movie tickets are $11 each. And there are no “matinee” prices.

This afternoon the $22 was well spent to see Hot Fuzz, the latest movie from the writer of Shaun of the Dead. While Shaun of the Dead spoofed zombie movies, particularly Dawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz goes after the police/buddy movie genre.

Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote the film) stars as Sergeant Nicholas Angel, London’s best police officer… someone who is so good he is sent to another town because he’s showing up everyone in London. Unfortunately, in the new, apparently crime-free, town, things are not always what they seem. I’m not going to give away any of the plot because you deserve the roller-coaster ride of twists and turns we got. Suffice to say, it was worth the time and the money. And if you are already a fan Shaun, you will definitely like this movie as well because it’s got the same sharp wit.