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Short Takes: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen in dramatic fashion as new teammate Jane (Paula Patton) and the returning Benji (Simon Pegg) break him out of a Russian prison.
Worthy of an IMAX screen
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2011
Burke & Hare: Review

Review: Burke & Hare

Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are only faintly humorous as the titular team of assassins, Burke and Hare .
Mediocre black comedy
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011

Review: Paul

American excess replaces the British austerity vibe that defined the Simon-Pegg-and-Nick-Frost-starring genre send-ups Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in this love letter to Reagan-era Spielberg.
E.T. riff confuses fanboy-baiting references with actual gags
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Star Trek

The original Star Trek , after all, didn't even complete its five-year mission. Four spinoff TV series, 10 theatrical releases, and millions of dollars of merchandise later, the Enterprise goes back into space with the original cast, if not the origina
Going boldly and well
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

After The Daytrippers . . .

Greg Mottola didn't make a film for 11 years after his 1997 debut feature, The Daytrippers, caused a small ripple in the indie world.
Mottola explains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

British comics Rich Gervais and Simon Pegg have attempted the jump to Hollywood, opting to squeeze their eccentric personae into a standard romantic comedy.  
Lesson learned, but no laughs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2008


Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
It's Limey Tuesday on The Sandbox!

It's Limey Tuesday on The Sandbox!

It' Limey Tuesday today, as we talk to both Steve Coogan of "Hamlet 2" and Simon Pegg of "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People"....
By Charlie  |  August 26, 2008

Found farce

Simon Pegg is funny.
Spaced makes it to DVD
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 05, 2008

Run, Fat Boy, Run

Not even new leather can hide the sweat and desperation of this non-starting shill.
Cold feet and Nikes
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 25, 2008


War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube.
Laughs and piles of bodies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007