Simon Pegg in The World's End

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Simon Pegg talks to the press, and gets fans bickering about what it all means. In this case, though, Pegg’s controversial comments aren’t about the secret cameos in the next Star Wars movie, or about the true identity of a Star Trek villain, but about the very state of mainstream geek culture.

In short, Pegg has suggested that sci-fi and genre films since Star Wars are “infantilizing” us, and “taking our focus away from real-world issues.” Though once he gets going, it turns out his argument is a little more complicated than that. Read the Simon Pegg sci-fi comments after the jump.  Read More »


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Star Trek 3 plot

Ask different people to define what Star Trek means to them and you’re likely to get a huge range of answers. Some may say it’s a science-based show. Others may consider it a rousing adventure. Then there are people who might feel it’s a bit goofy, or an amalgamation of all of those things. That final answer is probably the closest thing to the truth because over the course of numerous movies and TV shows, Star Trek has been many different things.

For the upcoming Star Trek 3, titled Star Trek Beyond, co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg recently said the studio felt an early script for the movie was “a little bit too Star Trek-y.” That suggests the studio wants something that’s less “Star Trek-y.” What exactly does that mean? We’ll explore what that means for the Star Trek 3 plot below. Read More »

Absolutely Anything

If you’re a superhero, the saying goes that with great power comes with great responsibility. If you’re a supervillain, you’re terrible proof of the truism that absolute power corrupts absolutely. If you’re just some ordinary Joe, though, total power first offers an excuse to make a predictable dick joke.

That’s the takeaway from the first Absolutely Anything trailer, in which Neil (Simon Pegg) discovers he suddenly has the power to do, well, absolutely anything. His first instinct is to give himself a better body, a talking dog (voiced by Robin Williams), and a better look at a hot neighbor (Kate Beckinsale) who lives downstairs.

Terry Jones directed, and he and his Monty Python castmates (Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Michael Palin) voice the aliens who give Neil that power in the first place. Watch the Absolutely Anything trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Man Up

There are those who mourn the death of the classic romcom, and those who prefer the genre in its newer, more Apatovian incarnation. Both groups would do well to watch Man Up, a British charmer that has one foot firmly planted in each camp. It’s full of meet-cutes and grand romantic gestures, just like your favorite ’90s classics, but it’s got the grounded messiness and R-rated jokes of a more modern affair. And it absolutely nails the most important aspect of any romcom: a lead couple with chemistry, in this case played by Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

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Simon Pegg in Star Trek Into Darkness

Last week brought a major rumor that Idris Elba would be playing a Klingon villain in Star Trek 3. So inevitably, this week brings a stringent denial of said rumor. Star Trek 3 star and writer Simon Pegg says in no uncertain terms that the talk isn’t true — the Klingon part of it, anyway. The Idris Elba part might still be.

Read Pegg’s response to the Idris Elba Klingon talk after the jump.  Read More »


Some new pics, some casting, and some very interesting quotes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • Ethan Suplee is also back for Mallrats 2
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 books Bella Thorne
  • Sam Jones says he’s already set for Ted 3
  • Sharknado 3 will be “the worst,” says the Hoff
  • See Zoolander and Hansel model for Valentino
  • Vin Diesel predicts Best Picture for Furious 7
  • There will be a gay couple in Independence Day 2
  • James Wan is getting to work on The Conjuring 2
  • Simon Pegg is “terrified” to write Star Trek 3

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Mission Impossible 5 trailer

Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie dropped a little present for us on Sunday morning. They revealed the first Mission Impossible 5 trailer, along with a poster and title. That title: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. And, actually, it’s not even the full trailer. It’s a minute-long tease for the full trailer which will hit on Monday, March 23. Still, it’s the best trailer tease you’ve ever seen. None of this 20 seconds and no footage crap.

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‘Man Up’ Trailer: Simon Pegg Woos Lake Bell

Man Up

When he’s not collaborating with Edgar Wright, beaming up James Kirk, or nearly fumbling missions with Ethan Hunt, Simon Pegg can apparently make for a pretty convincing romantic lead. At least that’s what the new Man Up trailer wants to believe, in which he plays a man who catches the eye of unlucky-in-love Lake Bell.

She’s a cynic who’s all but given up on finding love; he’s a charming romantic who’s been set up on a blind date. Through a series of only-in-the-movies mix-ups, he mistakes Bell for his blind date, and they proceed to hit it off before the embarrassing truth comes spilling out. Watch the Man Up trailer after the jump.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Forget all those cute little indies from Sundance — let’s dive into some big blockbuster sequels. After the jump:

  • Get details on Arnold‘s big fight scene in Terminator: Genisys
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will shoot this summer
  • Colin Firth “might be ready” for Bridget Jones 3
  • Now You See Me 2 picks up Henry Lloyd-Hughes
  • Christine Taylor‘s Matilda will return for Zoolander 2
  • Chris Pine likes Simon Pegg as the Star Trek 3 screenwriter
  • Watch the trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists 2
  • The Divergent sequel Insurgent gets one more poster
  • A Hot Tub Time Machine 2 TV spot warns against deflated balls
  • Ted 2 gets a poster and a certain Patriots quarterback

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