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Review: 'The World's End' feels like a celebration

Review: 'The World's End' feels like a celebration

August has been a particularly rich month for movies that fall between the mindless, overblown summer superhero blockbusters and the polished prestige of the super-serious Oscar brigade to come. Edgar Wright's "The World's End" is the right movie for this moment, a comedy with action and wow-factor effects that's also tinged by regret, a light sadness and a lacerating self-awareness. Even for its flaws, it is hard to ask for more from a late summer movie than "The World's End."

The film finds the director collaborating again with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the trio having burst on the scene with their zombie pastiche "Shaun of the Dead" and cop sendup...