Shaun of the Dead

Co-screenwriters Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s 2004 “rom-zom-com” Shaun of the Dead shows laudable imagination and irreverence. Shaun (Pegg) is an utter dullard, an interim electronics store manager who frequents the same London dive bar every night, retains boorish college crony Ed as a flatmate, and can’t be bothered to disengage from PS2 long enough to accommodate easily aggravated girlfriend Liz. When a (never-explained) zombie plague commences right outside Shaun and Ed’s door, they’re hilariously oblivious. However, Wright and Pegg do share Kevin Smith’s weakness for extracting lame life lessons out of inspired lunacy. Outdoor movie screens at dusk. (R) ANDREW BONAZELLI

Sat., June 25, 2011