Man Up is a British rom-com starring Simon Pegg as Jack and Lake Bell as Nancy. Nancy’s problem, at the outset, is that she is 34 and still single —… Read more The post Stolen goods appeared first on The Spectator.
In a recent interview while doing press for his latest film, Man Up, Simon Pegg answered a few questions about Star Trek 3. The questions concerned the title of the movie, and William Shatner‘s appearance in Star Trek 3. Asked directly about the title, which is said to be Star Trek Beyond, Pegg said, “I […]
Simon Pegg said some very smart things about pop culture. He's right. There's also nothing we can do about it. "No One Is To Blame For Pop Culture" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. It is not intended to be reproduced on other websites. Show More Summary
The Overthinkers tackle nationalism at the Eurovision Song Contest and Simon Pegg's controversial comments on geek culture. Episode 360: I’m Glad We Fixed the Drone Problem originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
I don't want to grow up. I'm a Toys R Us kid.
It’s that time of the week again. We’re certainly looking forward to a nice holiday weekend, and if you were too busy to stay on top of all the news this week, we’ve got a round-up of all the stories you need to catch up on. Below you’ll...Show More Summary
Nancy (Lake Bell, “No Strings Attached”) is a delightfully unconventional 30-something singleton, who has lots to offer but hasn’t met the right guy. Recently heartbroken Jack (Simon Pegg, “Hot Fuzz,” “The World’s End”), has embraced the brave new world of online dating and stumbles into Nancy at a station mistaking her for his blind date. Show More Summary
In an off-hand close to a blog post discussing social and economic impacts of geek-culture, Simon Pegg, one of the writers of the next Star Trek movie, confirmed the title will be, as rumoured by TrekMovie some weeks ago, Star Trek Beyond.Pegg's...Show More Summary
Simon Pegg has been on a roll this week, and I agree with about 99% of the commentary he has offered in regards to nerd-centric film/TV culture and the way the biggest pop culture blockbusters are digested by the fanbase. But he made additional headlines this week when discussing the upcoming Star [...]
Spaced Given that Simon Pegg has spent most of his career riffing on and benefiting from “geek culture,” he got in a bit of hot water when he told Radio Times, “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantilize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.” Read the rest
Simon Pegg isn't holding back any secrets. The writer/director (and more) revealed quite a lot about Paramount's Star Trek 3, during an interview with the Irish Examiner. Basically, Pegg said the original script was “too Star Trek-y,” so Paramount hired him to make it less so. Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary
Simon Pegg lashes out at geek culture, and claims that the Roberto Orci-penned 'Star Trek 3' screenplay may have been too smart for Paramount.
Fassbender is again terrific here!!! Read the full article on AICN Yesterday, Simon Pegg was maligned by quite a few people online when talking about Paramount wanting STAR TREK to be less STAR TREK-y, then when on to say the solution was “to make a western or a thriller or a heist movie” in the clothing of a STAR TREK film. Show More Summary
Rewriting the Star Trek 3 script was due to Paramount‘s desire to make more money, said Simon Pegg. Paramount wanted to see box office returns more like those from Avengers Assemble and less like those from Star Trek into Darkness. “Avengers Assemble, which is a pretty nerdy, comic-book, supposedly niche thing, made $1.5 billion dollars,” […]
Simon Pegg says stuff that could be freaking people out for no reason. Read more...
Simon Pegg caused a stir in the Force of sci-fi fans on Tuesday when he said some rather condemning comments about genre films. In an interview with Radio Times, the "Star Trek" actor was critical of the entertainment industry's movement...Show More Summary
Simon Pegg had a full day today. While making several controversial remarks regarding geek culture and then having to backtrack on those remarks hours later, he revealed some of the challenges he faces trying to bring Star Trek to a more mainstream audience. Making Trek 3 “more inclusive” Pegg, talking with Radio Times magazine, spoke […]
As our divinely appointed Nerd King, Simon Pegg sure does have a habit of insulting his subjects. In this week's Radio Times, he said some unequivocally harsh things about comic book movies and geek entertainment in general, ending with his...
The science fiction and fantasy genres are really hot right now. From the superheroes of Marvel and DC to the blood, tears and boobs of Game of Thrones, some of Hollywood’s biggest products are steeped in the genres that geeks have been consuming for years. But now that the mainstream has co-opted the culture and […]