simon pegg terminal interview

Simon Pegg‘s charisma helps subvert expectations in Vaughn Stein‘s directorial debut, Terminal, a twisty crime movie with a fairy tale aesthetic. The actor and writer completely plays against type with his performance as Bill, a dying man who ends up in a diner heavy on neon lighting with the mysterious Annie (Margot Robbie). For Pegg, Bill is a deeply stark contrast to his past characters.

Simon Pegg is currently shooting a movie in Los Angeles, titled Lost Transmissions, so we recently had the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss Terminal, which co-stars Mike Myers in a similarly unexpected role. When Myers was cast after Pegg signed up, the Shaun of the Dead star thought, “This is like comedy people suddenly going very dark.” In our full interview, Pegg also told us about acting with Myers, his work on major franchises, his thoughts on method acting, and making his directorial debut later this year.

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Tarantino Star Trek

Scotty himself, actor Simon Pegg, says that you probably shouldn’t count on that R-Rated Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie anytime soon. As Pegg puts it, time is against Tarantino, and the filmmaker is unlikely to get his Trek made according to Paramount’s schedule.

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J.J. Abrams Rey's Parents

We all know the story by now: Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced us to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young woman who was abandoned by her parents on Jakku to live the life of a scavenger. She’s eventually swept into galactic action, but the question of her parentage loomed large over the film.

Star Wars fandom spent two years speculating about who her parents were, until Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave a definitive answer: they were no one of any importance. But now Simon Pegg, who played a role in The Force Awakens and is a longtime collaborator of writer/director J.J. Abrams, says Abrams’ initial plan for Rey’s parents was very different. Read More »

star trek scripts

What the heck is going on with the Star Trek film franchise? All was quiet on the Trek front following Star Trek Beyond. Then word broke that Quentin Tarantino was developing an R-rated Star Trek film. Now, Nu-Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, has provided yet another update: multiple Star Trek scripts are in the works.

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ready player one spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.)

Steven Spielberg has spent nearly his entire career proving his critics wrong. When the filmmaker rose to prominence as a blockbuster wunderkind, there was a prevailing sense among critics that Spielberg was little more than a purveyor of harmless, artless pop – not a serious filmmaker. “If there is such a thing as a movie sense — and I think there is, Spielberg really has it,” critic Pauline Kael said. “But he may be so full of it that he doesn’t have much else.” Yet Spielberg did have much else, and he proved it time after time, crafting a lifetime worth of fantastic, heartfelt, downright magical films.

Until now.

It’s taken nearly 44 years, but with Ready Player One, Spielberg has finally proven his critics right. Here, on the heels of The Post – a wonderful, important film that had the 71-year-old filmmaker still firing on all cylinders – Spielberg offers up a muddled, downright hideous catastrophe. It’s official – Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s worst film.

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Margot Robbie will kill you. And you will probably thank her for it.

The Oscar nominee stars in Terminal, a bonkers neo-noir that is brimming to the edge with style. Directed by Vaughn Stein, the thriller follows two assassins on a mysterious mission in sinister city, where they run into all sorts of kooky characters, including Robbie’s beguiling waitress who may or may not be a serial killer.

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star trek beyond failed

Star Trek Beyond was by no means a box office disaster. It raked in $158 million domestically and went on to have a $343 million total haul worldwide. But compared to its predecessors Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond failed to boldly go toward sky-high box office expectations.

So what was the reason for Star Trek Beyond‘s box office disappointment? Star Simon Pegg has an explanation: the marketing.

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Tintin 2

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg‘s animated adventure The Adventures of Tintin, and have longed for a sequel, here’s some good news. Spielberg says the long-awaited sequel is still happening, and that Peter Jackson will direct. Great snakes! More on Tintin 2 below.

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Terminal trailer

Please sit back and let the alluring neon-lit visuals of this Terminal trailer wash over you. Margot Robbie stars in Vaughn Stein‘s thriller about two assassins in an anonymous city. This is a teaser trailer, so there’s not a whole lot of detail, but one thing is for sure: Terminal looks stylish as hell.

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Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Simon Pegg

It’s still hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino is committed to making a new Star Trek film for Paramount. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker allegedly said he would only sign on to the film if Paramount approved an R-rating. But Star Trek franchise mainstay Simon Pegg says he knows some details about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie, and doesn’t think it will be R-rated after all.

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