Tag Archives: Simon Pegg
2008. 110 min. Rated R.
“So, here I am at the center of everything. I’ve got the tux, I’ve got the watch, I’ve got the life. I’m exactly where I wanted to be.”
In general, Hollywood over-relies on the affirmation story. The gist of it is a charismatic hero whom we already know to be basically admirable, who undergoes a change of opinion or other minor transformation, and then becomes the Chosen One according to the prophecy. Avatar is a good example. I don’t hate affirmation stories per se – the Odyssey is an affirmation story (as are most comics), but I am pretty sick of Avatar and its ilk.
2011. 104 minutes. Rated R.
Quote: Are you gonna draw me like your French girls, Jack?
I am going to geek out! Paul is an instant geek classic for about nine different reasons (beware… spoilers!) And on a day where I happened to watch Batman Begins AND The Dark Knight back to back, you know this must have been good to get the blog nod.
Just watched this flick and I have to get to work… umm… soon. I enjoyed myself so much at this movie, however, that it demanded I sit right down and write this post. Here we go… written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the genius duo behind Shaun of the Dead (nuff said).
2011. 133 minutes. Rated PG-13
Quote: It’s not like any mission is gonna be rougher than the last one, is it?
This is how you make an action movie. You take a time-tested proven theory and you run with it. These days, filmmakers too often fall victim to ideas that have made lots of money, but aren’t actually good–people like Michael Bay, who thinks the bigger and badder the explosion, the better the movie or quality of action. It’s an crock. Michael Bay can go fly a kite ( or you know, ruin The Ninja Turtle, whichever he feels like).
British comic writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright struck gold with this Dawn of The Dead spoof. While likely attempting to do a simple farce and nothing more, they (maybe accidentally) created one of the best zombie films in the last 20 years.
Quote: You’re the one that’s gone from being a chartered accountant to Charlton Heston!
This probably could have been successful just as a comedy with a hint of romance. They deliver jokes and spot-on British wit without even breaking a sweat. I’m not sure if you know, though, but there actually happens to be tons of BLOODTHIRSTY ZOMBIES in this stellar piece of film.
This won’t be a short post, kids; I love me some Star Trek: old, new, black, white, Klingon, Vulcan, popular, unpopular. If the word “Trek” is in the title, chances are I liked it. This was not an easy task to pull off successfully, but the right actors, and the right creators stepped up, and in primo fashion gave a whole new generation a chance to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Quote: Out of the chair