Posts Tagged ‘Simon Pegg’

Star Trek Beyond – Review

Through the 2009 reboot Star Trek and follow-up project Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams and Co. have successfully resurrected a larger-than-life sci-fi franchise for younger generations. The films have been beautiful and exciting, and at the new series’ core, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have been enormously enjoyable (as Kirk and...

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The World’s End Pub Infographic

The World’s End Pub Infographic

Well then, looks like it's not the end of the world. Quite. Today, we've got some good news for those who are big fans of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End), as The World's End is now out on DVD, Blu-Ray, and UltraViolet (included with either format). While you're stuck at work, however, why...

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Films in time for Christmas 2013

Films in time for Christmas 2013

2013 has been a very good year for movies. Comedies, animations, action movies, fantasy adventures, adaptations of classic novels – we've had it all from the Hollywood conveyor belt. And now the winter, spring and summer theatrical releases are available to download and own on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time time for Christmas! Well,...

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The World’s End trailer released today!

The World’s End trailer released today!

For fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the forthcoming comedy, The World's End, is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year. The teaser trailer has been released this morning and you can get a first look at it right here. The Edgar Wright direction reunites comedy-duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and wraps up their unofficial...

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All in Good Time – Review

All in Good Time – Review

Such strict rules govern the rom-com genre that it is hard to avoid repeating the same old thing. One way around this is to brazenly take an old idea and revamp it. All In Good Time has used this approach and made a film that may not be entirely original, but is still funny and moving in equal measure. The film follows two handsome newly...

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Cumberbatch’s Star Trek villain revealed

Cumberbatch’s Star Trek villain revealed

According to The New York Times, Benedict Cumberbatch auditioned for his role in the Star Trek sequel by filming himself on his mobile phone. The Sherlock star was in his friends kitchen when he filmed the audition, and was apparently so agitated and tired it aided his performance. "I was pretty strung out, so that went into the...

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Woman in Black breaks grossing British horror film record

Woman in Black breaks grossing British horror film record

Maybe it's down to some ghostly goings-on, but the Hammer horror, The Woman in Black, has broken the record for the UK’s highest grossing British horror film since records began 20 years ago. The spine tingling thriller, starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, has stayed at the top of the UK Box Office chart for three weeks and has...

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Star Wars set to be released in 3D on Blu-ray

Star Wars set to be released in 3D on Blu-ray

Light sabres will soon be swooping out of our TVs and into our living rooms, because this spring, Star Wars is set to be released in 3D on Blu-Ray DVD. According to iMediaMonkey, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, could be released in 3D on Blu-Ray in just a few months time, thanks to Panasonic's recent deal with LucasFilm. Last...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast in Star Trek Sequel

Benedict Cumberbatch Cast in Star Trek Sequel

It has been announced that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the upcoming sequel to J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film. He might currently be making headlines in his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's popular Sherlock series, but it seems that he could soon be headed for Hollywood. The actor has reportedly been cast in...

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Depp is UK’s most wanted Christmas guest

Depp is UK’s most wanted Christmas guest

Who would you most like to have for Christmas dinner? For most of the UK it's the man behind Captain Jack Sparrow  we would want wishing us a Yo-h0-happy Christmas. Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Tom Hanks, have been voted the top three Hollywood stars who the nation would most happily invite over for Christmas, according to a poll...

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Poster released

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Poster released

Explosions, car chases and kissing a gorgeous girl are all just part of a normal day for Mission Impossible's, Ethan Hunt, and this poster teaser is just what M.I. fans have been waiting for.   Cruise's menacing expression looks like he is determined and means business, which is exactly the frame of mind we are hoping to see...

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Warp to 2013: Star Trek 2 Release Date Announced

Warp to 2013: Star Trek 2 Release Date Announced

Two years after the release of J.J. Abrams's Star Trek in 2009, the release date of the anticipated 3-D sequel has been announced for 2013. Star Trek fans are going to wish they could warp forward to 2013 now it has been announced the release date for the anticipated sequel will be a rather long time off, 17th May, 2013. The sequel...

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol out on Boxing Day

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol out on Boxing Day

The fourth Mission Impossible film will be released in the UK on Boxing Day. It has been a long wait for fans, who are expecting the latest instalment of Tom Cruise running away from explosions, smooching ladies and just generally hanging from things. Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton all star alongside Cruise in Mission:...

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Tintin holds on to top spot

Tintin holds on to top spot

Everyone's favourite young, adventurous reporter is back in the new film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The long-awaited film has been out in the UK for almost two weeks now, and it is holding its own against other big releases. Steven Spielberg's film launched itself, rather like our young hero is prone to do, right...

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Mission: Impossible 4 trailer now online

Mission: Impossible 4 trailer now online

Dun dun, dun dun dun dun, dun dun... Yeah, you know the drill. Cruise is back again in his super-spy outfit, and the trailer is most definitely for a Mission Impossible flick. You'd think Cruise would want to move on from his role as Ethan Hunt (perhaps to play a bigger part - like Jack Reacher! I'll stop this soon, don't worry). But it seems...

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Paul – DVD Review

Paul – DVD Review

Here at TFR, we love us some Paul. It's a funny film with a great cast that really captures the essence of the sci-fi fan and the would-be geek novelist. So how does the DVD complete the experience? Rather nicely, to put it frankly - this is a DVD worthy of the Nick/Frost super-team, as the film comes either as a nicely-packaged DVD, or a...

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Win “Paul” cards signed by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Win “Paul” cards signed by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

If you've not seen Paul yet, then you're in for a treat, and if you've watched any other Frost-Pegg combo film, then you'll love the signed goods we're giving away. We liked Paul, and there's a wealth of appreciation for it on the web. It's also out on Blu-Ray, DVD, and as a digital copy as of Monday, June 13th. However, on our little internet...

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We’re the Brits in America!

We’re the Brits in America!

This Friday sees the release of Arthur, starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. An English playboy living in America, Arthur stands to receive a $950 million inheritance - as long as he marries heiress Susan Johnson, played by Jennifer Garner. Unfortunately, he's fallen for the charms of a tour guide, played by Greta Gerwig - forcing him...

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The Truth is Out There: Paul

The Truth is Out There: Paul

Zombie killers, village policemen - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are certainly fans of oddball protagonists. But what about two alien-obsessed comicon enthusiasts who stumble across a genuine extra-terrestrial? Let's not mess around, here - this was a hotly anticipated film for anyone who knows the work of Pegg and Frost, whether you're a huge Hot...

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Schwimmer loses battle over Trust rating

Schwimmer loses battle over Trust rating

David Schwimmer has lost his appeal against the 'R' rating given to his latest film, Trust, so under 17s will have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Earlier this month it was announced that the most recent film to be directed by the ex-Friends star has been awarded an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)....

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer

The latest trailer has been released today for the third of the Narnia-based adventure films, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Based on the third novel in C.S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley return as Edmund and Lucy Pevensie in a journey to the...

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First stills released from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

First stills released from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

It may not be due out until next year, but Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are already stirring up excitement for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn by releasing the first stills from the film. The 3D adaptation of the iconic Belgian comic book series originally written by Georges "Hergé" Remi is the first Spielberg...

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Who wants to see Tom Cruise dangling from a tall building?

Who wants to see Tom Cruise dangling from a tall building?

Tom Cruise proved once again why he is the king of all action films, as he dangled from the world's tallest building in a stunt for the latest Mission Impossible. The 48-year- old amazed onlookers as he hung 828 meters in the air from the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. Cruise is starring once again in the successful Mission Impossible...

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Burke and Hare: A Review

Burke and Hare: A Review

Fairly morbid comedy is something of a speciality for director John Landis, and in re-telling the true story of the Burke and Hare murders, he gets to indulge in exactly what he does best. It might be almost thirty years since Landis' iconic horror-comedy, An American Werewolf in London, but with Simon Pegg playing William Burke...

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Burke and Hare UK première

Burke and Hare UK première

Last night Burke and Hare had it's UK première just in time to give us the willies for Halloween. The film about two 19th Century grave robbers, stars Simon Pegg, Tim Curry and Andy Serkis and various other great British actors, all of whom attended the London screening. Wife of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher also stars in...

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Trailer for Paul, with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Trailer for Paul, with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

The teaser trailer is now online for Paul, the latest film from comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The pair co-wrote the script, which appeared on the 2008 film-industry-compiled Black List, which includes some of the best un-produced screenplays. Despite the fact that both Pegg and Frost star in Paul, it will not be included as...

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I love you, man: top ten buddy-cop films

Two friends, two badges, an army of enemies and a big baddie, and a lot of fire-power - The Other Guys is out this month, to add to the buddy-cop film list. But which are the other ten worth a watch? Most of us are more than happy to settle down and take in a buddy-cop film. The themes of friendship, comedy (sometimes dark, sometimes absent),...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World UK première

Last night London was full of the coolest geeks around for the UK premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Topping that list was the star of the film Michael Cera, best known for his roles as the loveable loser in Juno and Superbad. Wearing a bright red jacket and with his initials drawn on his nose, he definitely showed who was the...

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Star Trek

Possibly inspired by the successful reboot of the James Bond franchise, J.J. Abrams was tasked with making Star Trek cool again. It was never going to be an easy mission, but if the guy behind Lost can’t make extra-terrestrials seem plausible, there’s not that many who can… Since the film acts as a prequel, one of Abrams’ first challenges...

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