Tag Archives: Simon Pegg

Star Trek Beyond

A few years into a five-year mission, James Kirk (Chris Pine) is having doubts about his career when suddenly the Enterprise is attacked by unknown aliens. The story may sound like any other generic Star Trek outing, and this third film in the new franchise has indeed its moments where the action and the characters’ … Continue reading Star Trek Beyond

Why Not Make Captain Kirk Bisexual Instead?

When the decision was made to reboot the Star Trek concept back in 2009, resulting in J.J. Abrams’s movie, it was obvious that decades had passed since the original TV show and maybe new generations would view things differently. However, that film and its sequel made an effort of honoring what came before them. This summer it … Continue reading Why Not Make Captain Kirk Bisexual Instead?

Hector and the Search for Happiness

EVERYONE WANTS TO FIND IT. Hector (Simon Pegg), who’s bored with his perfect little dull life, tells his girlfriend (Rosamund Pike) that he needs to go away on a journey east to find out what exactly makes people happy. Much like Eat Pray Love (2010), this movie offers banal answers to difficult questions and has … Continue reading Hector and the Search for Happiness

The Force Awakens: Saving Another Franchise

EVERY GENERATION HAS A STORY. There are some people out there who call themselves fans of Star Wars but still prefer to pretend like the trilogy of prequels that George Lucas created in 1999-2005 never happened, even though they were as excited about them before the premiere as they are now when the saga continues … Continue reading The Force Awakens: Saving Another Franchise

The Boxtrolls

HEROES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES… EVEN RECTANGLES. In a small town where rumors persist that cardboard-wearing subterranean trolls are kidnapping children, a pest exterminator strikes a deal to kill all the boxtrolls. A 3D stop-motion adventure from the studio that brought us Coraline (2009), retaining that darkly comical look. Featuring a story about … Continue reading The Boxtrolls

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

DESPERATE TIMES. DESPERATE MEASURES.  As the IMF is about to be shut down by the government, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes on the lam from the CIA and tries to prove the existence of a vast criminal network. The fifth chapter in the franchise reunites Cruise with his Jack Reacher director; opening with a knockout … Continue reading Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Simon Pegg Turns 45… And Perhaps Invincible

Happy birthday to Simon Pegg, who turns 45 years old today. Is the Brit about to become a true power player in Hollywood? In the Conan clip above, Pegg shows off a key to his success – he’s immensely likable, sociable and funny as a talkshow guest. It’s kind of typical that he’s doing a shtick about the … Continue reading Simon Pegg Turns 45… And Perhaps Invincible

The World’s End

PREPARE TO GET ANNIHILATED.    Ne’er-do-well Gary King (Simon Pegg) gathers his old friends for a pub crawl in their hometown of Newton Haven, little dreaming that they’ll get wrapped up in a global battle… Edgar Wright ends what he and trusted partner Pegg have labeled the “Cornetto Trilogy” (after Shaun of the Dead and … Continue reading The World’s End

Ice Age: Continental Drift

When the continent breaks apart, Manny and his family and friends are separated; the quest to reunite is fraught with dangers. Much like the third movie, this fourth chapter is in 3D and was a huge hit… but the seams are beginning to show. A sense of fatigue is creeping into the increasingly outlandish adventures … Continue reading Ice Age: Continental Drift

The Year of the Zombie

Remember how we used to love superheroes last year? We had the brilliant final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, the surprisingly well-crafted Amazing Spider-Man and the ultimate gathering of all, The Avengers. 2013 looked promising, with the return of Iron Man in that franchise’s third chapter, and Superman in Zack Snyder’s heavily anticipated Man … Continue reading The Year of the Zombie

Star Trek: Into Darkness

BEYOND THE DARKNESS, LIES GREATNESS. After an attack on Starfleet headquarters in San Francisco, the main suspect (Benedict Cumberbatch) hides on Klingon territory and is pursued by a vengeful Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew. The sequel to Star Trek (2009) is equally impressive, boasting beautiful visual effects (now in 3D that looks great even … Continue reading Star Trek: Into Darkness

Burke and Hare

No job too small. No body too big. No questions asked. In 1827, two con artists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) learn that there’s money in delivering corpses to an unscrupulous doctor (Tom Wilkinson); so what if they have to help a lot of people die a little faster? John Landis’s first film in 12 years … Continue reading Burke and Hare

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

NO PLAN. NO BACKUP. NO CHOICE.  Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sprung from a prison in Russia by his IMF colleagues, but when a subsequent mission is botched and a bomb destroys the Kremlin, Hunt’s team is disavowed. For the fourth film in this franchise, The Incredibles (2004) director Brad Bird was hired and he brings some of that energy, … Continue reading Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol