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Stolen goods

37 minutes agoArts : Night and Day

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.

Pegg: Shatner In Star Trek 3?

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

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 […]

No One Is To Blame For Pop Culture

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

Episode 360: I’m Glad We Fixed the Drone Problem

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)]

Best Stories of the Week: Steve Jobs, Star Trek 3, Simon Pegg, Scorch Trials & More

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

Brit Movies: Man Up – Official Trailer Simon Pegg Does Romantic Comedy – Video

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

Next movie title confirmed: Star Trek Beyond

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

Is A Less 'Star Trek'-y Sequel Good Or Bad News For Fans?

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 [...]

Simon Pegg discusses geek culture and the infantilization of society

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 Making 'Star Trek 3' Less 'Star Trek-y'

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

Does Simon Pegg Have a Point About the “Infantilizing” Effect of Geek Culture?

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

First 'Star Trek 3' Script Was Too 'Star Trek'-y Says Pegg

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.

Harry loves on the new Michael Fassbender Western, SLOW WEST!!!

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

Pegg: Star Trek 3 Less Trek-Y

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

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,” […]

Paramount Wants To Ruin STAR TREK! Or Maybe They Want To Just Make It STAR TREK

last weekHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Simon Pegg says stuff that could be freaking people out for no reason. Read more...

Simon Pegg Clarifies His Comments That Geek Culture Is 'Childish' And 'Dumbing Down' Cinema

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

Pegg talks Trek 3, says Paramount wants a less “Star Trek-y” film

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 […]

Simon Pegg Gave His Apology Way More Weight Than It Deserved, And We're Thankful For It

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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...

Simon Pegg Laments the Lack of Thought in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

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 […]

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