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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer


After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie. 

Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.

As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge. 

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Star Trek Beyond Review

Excellent

This is where the Star Trek franchise officially shifts from thoughtful drama into thunderous action. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin brings a kinetic energy to this third chapter in the rebooted space saga, leaping between chases and battles to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Combined with constant witty interaction, the film is massively entertaining, even if the plot ultimately feels a bit thin.

 

It's been three years since the crew of the Enterprise started their five-year mission, and they're in need of a break. So they head to the nearest spaceport for some down-time, which is soon interrupted when Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his team (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin) are called to travel through a dangerous nebula to rescue a kidnapped crew from a villainous thug called Krall (Idris Elba). On arrival, the Enterprise is overwhelmed by Krall's bee-like military swarm. Stranded on a strange planet, the crew teams up with Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), a feisty survivor of one of Krall's earlier attacks. And as they realise the extent of Krall's evil plan, they're not sure that they can stop him.

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Star Trek Beyond Trailer


When the Starship Enterprise finds itself under forceful attack, the crew on board fight to their best ability but it's not enough. The unstoppable wave of aliens constantly bombarding the ship means that the crew must accept defeat and flee to an unknown planet. Given the crew were deep into a five year mission, their location to the rest of the Federation is unknown and a rescue mission is going to be far from easy.

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Ice Age: Collision Course Review

Good

With its fifth feature-length adventure, this franchise continues its preposterous journey at full tilt. As before, it's the zippy writing, lively vocal work and colourful animation that hold the interest. The story is merely a framework on which the cast and crew can hang a series of rapid-fire jokes, pop culture references and nonsensical action sequences. And it's still mindless fun.

After their previous escapades, the expanding herd of prehistoric critters is living a happy life together, thinking about love. Mammoths Manny and Ellis (voiced by Ray Romano and Queen Latifah) are struggling with the idea that their daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) has fallen for the too-cheerful Julius (Adam Devine). Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) has just been dumped and feels like he'll never find a partner. And tigers Diego and Shira (Denis Leary and Jennifer Lopez) worry that their violent nature will make them terrible parents. Then suddenly there's a bigger issue to worry about: a giant asteroid is heading for Earth, threatening them with extinction. With the help of nutty weasel Buck (Simon Pegg), they come up with an idea to save the planet. They also discover a magical place called Geotopia, ruled by the groovy Shangri Llama (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).

Yes, the plot is utterly insane, especially as it is driven by the antics of franchise star Scrat, who discovers a flying saucer in the ice, activates it and heads into space, where his acorn-hunting antics trigger all sorts of mayhem back on Earth. But then this series has never had anything to do with science or biology, throwing random animals together (the dinosaurs make another appearance) for comical value while cranking up whatever suspense the writers can think of to add some momentum. They also of course pack scenes with sweet "family values" moments, plus a sideswipe at climate change deniers who refuse to acknowledge the possibility of impending doom.

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Simon Pegg Hasn't Fallen Out With George Takei Over Gay Sulu Character


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Star Trek script-writer Simon Pegg has defended the decision to portray the character of Hikaru Sulu as openly gay, and has insisted that he and George Takei – the actor who originally played Sulu – haven’t fallen out over the matter.

Speaking at the red carpet premiere in London of Star Trek Beyond on Tuesday (July 12th), Pegg addressed the matter which was revealed at the end of last week, where Takei, himself openly gay and a fervent LGBT rights campaigner, expressed disapproval at the decision to make Sulu, played by John Cho, an openly gay character, insisting that the film’s creators should have written in a new original character.

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Simon Pegg And George Takei Disagree Over Sulu Being Portrayed As Gay In 'Star Trek Beyond'


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Star Trek Beyond co-writer Simon Pegg has said he “respectfully disagrees” with George Takei, after the actor called the news that Hikaru Sulu would be gay in the new movie “really unfortunate”. Takei, who is openly gay and played Sulu in the original series and movies, said that the franchise should have made a new character gay, instead of “twisting” Gene Roddenberry’s creation.

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In a statement released to The Guardian Pegg said: “I have huge love and respect for George Takei, his heart, courage and humour are an inspiration. However, with regards to his thoughts on our Sulu, I must respectfully disagree with him.”

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Simon Pegg Is Determined To Make 'Star Trek Beyond' All About Anton Yelchin


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The show must go on. That's the attitude of bereaved 'Star Trek Beyond' cast member and screenwriter Simon Pegg, who's determined to make the promotional run of the new movie all about the late Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away at the age of just 27 last month.

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'Star Trek' stars are still reeling from the loss of their close friend and colleague; Anton Yelchin protrayed Pavel Chekov in the 2009's 'Star Trek' and 2013's 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and had just completed the latest instalment of the franchise when he died suddenly in a freak car accident at his San Fernando Valley home on June 19th 2016. Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty, is refusing to let his memory be forgotten.

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Star Trek Beyond Trailer


Star Trek Beyond is the thirteenth film to be released from the Star Trek franchise and comes as the follow up to Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Rich Cline's 10 Worst Films Of 2015


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Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should have known better... Terminator Genisys,  The Visit, The Scorch Trails

10. Terminator Genisys
Surely this fragmented, messy reboot will sink this franchise forever. Nothing about the story or characters made any sense. But it looked cool. 

9. The Visit
M Night Shyamalan went minimal for this unoriginal found-footage horror-comedy that manages a hint of gleeful grisliness but no real characters or plot. 

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Star Trek Beyond - Teaser Trailer


Trekkies around the world rejoice! Star Trek Beyond will be upon us next year. The USS Enterprise crew are once again put in a perilous situation when the Enterprise is left beyond repair. The crew of one of the most famous spaceships in the universe are brought face to face with a breed of deadly alien who are committed to destroy the peace loving United Federation of Planets.

Stuck on an unfamiliar planet the crew are constantly under attack from their new enemy. They must formulate a plan to save themselves and their friends from destruction.

Star Trek Beyond is the third film from the recent Star Trek revival and was directed by Justin Lin. As well as starring in the film as Scotty, Simon Pegg also acted as one of the lead writers on the movie.

Ice Age Collision Course - Teaser Trailer


Most people are familiar with the big bang theory but not many people know just how significant Scrat is to the whole preceding. After a fluke accident (whilst trying to protect his beloved acorn) Scrat discovers a frozen alien spaceship and soon begins a collision course which will change the world forever.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review

Essential

Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.

Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.

Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer


After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of The Death Star, you'd imaging life in a certain galaxy would be a little more subdued, but as we soon learn, life for Princess Leia, Luke and Hans wasn't exactly easy following their small yet essential victory.

30 years on and to most citizens - humanoid and alien - the stories of evil Lord Darth Vader and the Jedi Masters are just a legend, a story they tell their children that starts with the well-known overture: 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away'. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series and is an additional story to the original Star Wars outline.

The film follows a set of new characters as they join the battle and fight the evil forces once again threatening to destroy their galaxy. The Force Awakens was directed by Jj Abrams and sees a number of cast favourites return to the story including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Simon Pegg. - New York premiere of 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 27th July 2015

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Simon Pegg - 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' screening held at the BFI IMAX - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th July 2015

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Simon Pegg - 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' - UK special screening held at the BFI London IMAX at BFI IMAX Waterloo - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th July 2015

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Simon Pegg - The cast arrives in Vienna for the world premiere of Mission: Impossible 5. - Vienna, Austria - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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Simon Pegg - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 8th June 2015

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Simon Pegg - Guests attend Man Up red carpet arrivals for the UK Gala Screening at Curzon Mayfair, London at Curzon Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th May 2015

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A Week In Movies: Oscar Awards Birdman, Then The Stars Party And Return To Work. Trailers Arrive For Simon Pegg As An Aussie Hitman, A Bradley Cooper Romance And A Kristen Wiig Comedy


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Hollywood celebrated itself on Sunday night with the 87th Academy Awards, ignoring the critics' favourite Boyhood to present the best film, director and screenplay Oscars to the show business comedy Birdman. The lively presenters and winners were caught backstage by paparazzi in the press room.

Photos - 87th Annual Oscars Red Press Room - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Simon Pegg and Maureen Pegg - 'Jonathan Ross' Halloween party - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 31st October 2014

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BFI London Film Festival - 'Kill Me Three Times' - Screening at the Odeon West End

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Edgar Wright And Simon Pegg Set To Combine Again On New Movie


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Forget Hector and the Search For Happiness. That was a blip in the otherwise brilliant career of Simon Pegg. And anyway, he’s at his best when working with Edgar Wright – good news, then, that the pair has confirmed a brand new project together.

Edgar Wright Simon PeggEdgar Wright [L] and Simon Pegg [centre] are working together again

“Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We're kind of into a creative cycle nowm” Pegg said when speaking to Edith Bowman on BBC 6 Music, "We've all got different things [going] on and we know we have to get those things done. The coming-together thing is without question on the table and will happen when we can do it."

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Hector And The Search For Happiness Savaged By The Critics


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Simon Pegg has had an intriguing career. He's been highly praised for his terrific collaborative projects with Edgar Wright, from the British TV series Spaced to the Cornetto Trilogy of twisted English comedies: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. He's also managed to crack Hollywood with recurring roles in big franchises like Mission: Impossible, Ice Age and JJ Abrams' Star Trek.

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But his more adventurous projects back home in Britain have struggled to find audiences or critical approval. While How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) had mixed reviews, Burke and Hare (2010) was called a misfire by both critics and audiences. And then there was 2012's A Fantastic Fear of Everything, which has just a 33% positive rating from critics and an only slightly less terrible 37% from the public.

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Simon Pegg's 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' Has 0% On Rotten Tomatoes


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Hector and the Search for Happiness, the latest of Simon Pegg's movies that has nothing to do with Edgar Wright, is out on Friday (August 15, 2014) - and it ain't looking good. It's sort of familiar territory for Pegg - he plays a quirky British psychiatrist who becomes increasingly tired with the humdrum of dating Rosamund Pike, having a well-paid job and owning a nice flat in London.

Hector and the Search for HappinnessSimon Pegg [L] and Rosamund Pike [R] in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

So Hector does what anyone in his situation would do: he embarks on a global quest in the search for happiness. It's based on the novel of the same name - which doubled as a bit of a self-help hit in 2010 - though the movie appears to have bombed with the critics. It currently holds a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, albeit with the big-hitters yet to wade in.

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Simon Pegg - Simon Pegg seen leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 14th August 2014

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UK Premiere Of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' [Pictures]


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Simon Pegg and a bunch of celebs attended the UK premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' in London on Tuesday night.

Pegg’s character – Hector – has everything you could ostensibly want in life: an interesting job with a comfortable salary and a beautiful girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike). But it soon dawns on Hector that there’s more to life than living in London, attending dinner parties and earning a decent wage – he wants to travel the world in the search for happiness. 

But that doesn’t leave his friends and girlfriend feeling too great, and problems soon ensue. Hector has to appease Clara, reeling from the recent discovery that her boyfriend isn’t happy, while simultaneously attempting to find that very happiness. 

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Simon Pegg - UK premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th August 2014

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The Final Projects Of Robin Williams


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The death of acting legend and comedic master, Robin Williams, has prompted many tributes from colleagues, friends, family and fans to pour in from around the world as people come to terms with the loss of an icon. The 63-year-old versatile star of such classics as Mrs Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was found dead at his home on Monday 11 August in what has now been confirmed as suicide by asphyxiation.

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Robin Williams was 63 when he took her own life

His untimely death has left many devastated that they will no longer be able to frequently witness his talent with the potential for a Mrs Doubtfire sequel now unlikely to come to fruition. There are, however, four films as yet unreleased in which Williams stars and will be seen on screen.

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James Corden's Gone All USA: But Which Other Comedy Brits Have Flown Across The Pond?


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It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new host of CBS’ Late Late Show all but confirmed by the broadcaster itself. Of course, just because he’s travelling over to the US to have a go in the host seat of a different studio does not automatically mean he’s going to be a hit and, so far, his selection has not been met with too raucous an applause, mainly because most Americans don’t know who he is.

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James Corden is said to be the next host of American chat show, The Late Late Show

However, that’s not to say he won’t win his new state-side audience over because, if Corden has proved anything with his British career to date, it’s that he’s not too bad at his job.

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Everything We Know About Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'


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After a storm of scepticism surrounding Edgar Wright’s decision to walk away from the future Marvel blockbuster Ant Man, the British director has instead turned his hand to a new project which promises to put a fresh spin on the action-packed crime film. Having shot to directorial superstardom after the incredibly successful ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, his collaboration with long-time friends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost which included the crowd-pleasers Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End, Wright has found himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors. Moreover, he has proved that he is unafraid to walk away from a project if he feels strongly perturbed by the direction it is being aimed toward by studio executives.

Edgar Wright At Premiere Of Worlds EndWright left Ant Man after a prolonged dispute over the script

With Wright freed from Ant Man after script disputes, Baby Driver is reportedly being fast-tracked towards production, with the screenplay already being written following the Wright’s 2010 hit Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Details on the film remain scarce, but a small amount of speculation has been addressed by the director in a series of interviews. As intrigued fans have pointed out, Baby Driver is also the name of a track from the iconic Simon and Garfunkle album Bridge Over Troubled Water. In an interview conducted in 2011, Wright conformed he had written a script that borders on being a musical, admitting that it would in many ways act as a departure for the director in terms of style.

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'Hector And The Search For Happiness': Simon Pegg Travels The World [Trailer + Pictures]


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Simon Pegg stars in Hector & The Search For Happiness, a feel good comedy about a London-based psychiatrist who suddenly realises that his inner-city professional life adds up to one thing: unhappiness.

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So he decided to take off and try and find it for himself, leaving his wife (Rosamund Pike) behind in London as he traverses the earth in persuit of something close to happiness. Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, and Jean Reno also star. 

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Terry Jones, Simon Pegg and Sanjeev Bhaskar - Terry Jones seen in london filming Absolutely Anything, with Simon Pegg and Sanjeev Bhaskar. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th May 2014

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Simon Pegg - Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg and Sanjeev Bashkar filming scenes for the movie 'Absolutely Anything' on location in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th April 2014

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Simon Pegg - The Jameson Empire Awards 2014 held at Grosvenor House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th March 2014

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Simon Pegg and Lake Bell - Simon Pegg and Lake Bell take a break from filming on the set of 'Man Up' in Central London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th February 2014

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Simon Pegg and Lake Bell - Simon Pegg and Lake Bell film scenes for their upcoming rom-com 'Man Up' on location at a London train station - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 2nd February 2014

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Simon Pegg - English National Ballet Annual Christmas Season Celebrity Party - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th December 2013

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Simon Pegg - London film premiere of 'In Fear' - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th November 2013

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Simon Pegg - Jonathan Ross hosts his annual Halloween Party at his home in North London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 1st November 2013

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Simon Pegg - Simon Pegg arrivse with very nasty looking teeth and white eyes for the yearly Jonathan Ross Halloween Party - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 31st October 2013

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Tributes Flood In From Famous Fans Of Felix Dexter


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Felix Dexter tragically passed away at the premature age of 52 on Friday, 18 October. The St. Kitts-born London comic was one of the first black comics to break into the mainstream of British comedy and his comic writing and acting earned him countless plaudits and awards during his life time. Following the annoucnemnt of his death, some of the comics who worked alongside him and who were influence by his comic style gave their respects to the late star.

Born in the Caribbean island nation of St Kitts in , Dexter developed myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, only a few months ago and sadly succumbed to the tragic illness this week. He first began flirting with success as a stand-up comic, but it wasn't until he appeared in The Real McCoy that he became a household name and tickled the funny bone of millions. He later went on to work as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company and more recently appeared on television as part of the BBC sketch show Bellamy's People and the sitcom Citizen Khan. Some of his more famous roles also include the Fast Show and Absolutely Fabulous.

Comedian and QI panellist Alan Davis tweeted his shock at the passing, writing on his Twitter page, "Sad and shocked to hear about Felix Dexter passing away. So many gigs with him back in the olden days. Always a pleasure. RIP Felix."

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Simon Pegg - 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Blu-ray and DVD debut at California Science Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th September 2013

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'The Butler' & 'We're The Millers' Retain Top US Box Office Positions


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Lee Daniels' The Butler has retained its position at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office for the second week. The movie is an historical epic which follows the true story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a black butler who served at the White House through the offices of eight presidents. Whitaker is supported by a cast of award winning actors including Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman, Josh Cusack and Robin Williams.

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Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey at the L.A. premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler.

This weekend Lee Daniels' The Butler may not have been, financially, as successful as last weekend. It made over $17 million this week as opposed to the $25 million it earned in its opening weekend. Meanwhile We're the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, made $13 million down from $17 million last weekend. The comedy made a similar amount to The Butler in its opening weekend ($26 million) yet has continued, by comparison, to be more financially profitable. 

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Here's Why America Should Flock To See 'The World's End' This Weekend


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New British comedy The World's End has been released today (23rd Aug) in America and is the third in the tenuously linked 'Cornetto Trilogy.' First off, you should know that the title is the name of the pub that proves crucial to the plotline of the movie as the characters embark on that modern British crusade: the epic pub crawl. The movie serves as a sort-of sequel to 2007's Hot Fuzz and 2004's Shaun of the Dead in that the same band of UK comedy actors are employed.

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Simon Pegg [L] & Nick Frost [R] Are The Lords Of British Comedy Acting.

We Brits love our dorks so there's little hunky eye candy within the trilogy's recurring cast of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy and Paddy Considine. However, what you do get is some of Britain's funniest comedy actors playing a band of unlikely heroes who will win over your hearts for their determination and the film's daft sense of humour.

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Simon Pegg's The World's End Is A Veritable August Treat


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Having enthralled U.K audiences and critics alike, it’s time for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s World’s End to go stateside. The film marks the end of the unusually titled ‘Cornetto Trilogy,’ and sees a few friends return to a town where everything is not quite as it seems.

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What American audiences might not know – seeing as Pegg has already has a degree of success stateside – is that his partnership with director Edgar Wright and co-star Nick Frost goes way back to the British sitcom, Spaced, which laid the foundations for the Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.

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ITV Buys Simon Pegg, Nick Frost's 'Big Talk' In $30 Million Deal


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ITV has purchased Big Talk - the production company part owned by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright - for $12.5 million, which could rise to $30 million depending on performance.

Founded in 1995, Big Talk is responsible for British hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, as well as Pegg, Frost and Wright's new movie The World's End. 

BBC Worldwide owns 25% of the company and stands to make a potential £7.5 million from the deal. According to the Guardian, the deal was prompted by the expiry of Big Talk's five-year deal with the BBC's commercial.

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The World's End: Are Pegg And Wright The New Richard Curtis And Hugh Grant?


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The World's End, the final movie in Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy, appears to have cemented the position of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost among the British comedy movie elite.

It began in 2004 with the peerless Shaun of the Dead and moved nicely long with the hugely enjoyable Hot Fuzz in 2007. Now, six years on, the pair reunite for 'The World's End' - the story of five childhood friends getting back together to conquer the epic pub crawl they could never complete as youngsters.

The jokes are very much the same. Pegg even re-enacts the jumping through the garden fence gag, though to a certain extent it's better to rehash the successful stuff and go out with a bang, than risk new, less funny material and scupper the whole darn trilogy.

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The World's End Review


Very Good

After Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Pegg and Wright conclude their so-called Cornetto Trilogy with yet another riotously inspired exploration of British culture: the pub crawl. And this time it's apocalyptic! But what makes the film thoroughly endearing is its focus on old friendships that are so well-played that we can't help but find ourselves on-screen even when things get very, very silly.

Pegg plays Gary, the ringleader of his band of school pals. It's been more than 20 years since their failed attempt to visit all 12 pubs in their hometown of Newton Haven. Now approaching 40, Gary hasn't grown up nearly as much as his friends, so it takes a bit of convincing to get the now-settled Andy, Ollie, Pete and Steve (Frost, Freeman, Marsan and Considine) to reunite for a renewed attempt to drink their way through town. Then after the first couple of pints, they start to suspect that something isn't quite right. People are behaving strangely, as if there are alien body snatchers taking over the town. So to avoid attracting attention, the boys just carry on getting blind drunk on their way to the 12th pub, The World's End.

As in the previous films, Pegg and Wright continue developing the characters and their inter-relationships even as everything falls apart around them. Sure, the end of the humanity seems to be upon them, but there's unfinished business between them that needs sorting out, and besides there are more pints to drink. Along the way, things are spiced up as they meet Ollie's sister Sam (Pike), who shocks Gary by refusing to pick up where they left off. They also encounter a former teacher (Brosnan), the town's crazy old man (Bradley) and a shady guy known as The Reverend (Smiley).

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Video - Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Discuss The Talents Of Lifelong Friend And 'The World's End' Director Edgar Wright


Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who star in the upcoming comedy 'The World's End', talk about the movie's director Edgar Wright in a short featurette. Producer Eric Fellner and stars Rosmund Pike, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan also offer their praise.

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Video - 'The World's End' Cast And Crew Praise Simon Pegg And Nick Frost On Their Humour And Friendship


The cast and crew of 'The World's End', including producers Eric Fellner and Nira Park, director Edgar Wright and stars Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike, praise lead actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on their genuine on and offscreen chemistry in a featurette featuring clips of the stars from their movies together including 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz', 'Paul' and the TV series 'Spaced'.

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'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s


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The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five friends who attempt a notorious pub crawl in their unassuming hometown - twelve pubs, twelve pints and the only the strongest will survive.

Of course, the mind of Edgar Wright doesn't work think along quite such straight lines and the boozy group unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Also starring British talent Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsen and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman, The World's End promises a hugely enjoyable finale for the trilogy - also featuring Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - though the soundtrack is worth checking out too.

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The Real Pub Crawl That Inspired Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'


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Edgar Wright's hugely anticipated sci-fi comedy The World's End premieres in London on Wednesday (July 10, 2013) bringing together the British director, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the final time (for the Cornetto trilogy, at least). The movie stars Pegg as an immature 40-something who persuades four friends to undertake a marathon drinking session in a small English town. 12 pubs. 12 pints.

The gang's likely unreachable goal is to make it to the final pub - The World's End - though events taken an unpredictable turn.

What audiences may not be aware of is that Wright's comedy is based on a true life pub crawl he and friends undertook in the 1990s. The filmmaker enlisted some of the finest British actors around - Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan - to play his buddies, though made sure to invite the original pub-crawl line-up to the premiere.

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Edgar Wright Promises Surprise Cameo For 'The World's End'


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Edgar Wright was speaking to fans in a Yahoo! Q&A session on Friday (May 24) about the upcoming comedy The World's End, the final edition of the much-loved Cornetto trilogy. The filmmaker revealed a few details on the summer release, including the news that there is a special, mystery cameo appearance has been lined-up for audiences.

Wright didn't go into much detail about the planned cameo, wanting to keep it a secret for the movie launch. He mentioned that although long-time collaborator and friend Jessica Hynes, who co-wrote and starred in Spaced with The World's End star Simon Pegg, will not be appearing in the final instalment of the Cornetto series, "there are other cameos. Including a man that has yet to appear in the films."

Alongside Pegg and Cornetto favourite Nick Frost, the film also stars long-time collaborators Martin Freeman (who has featured in all three films), Rafe Spall and Paddy Considine (of Hot Fuzz fame) as well as Eddie Marsan and former Bond girl Rosamund Pike. The movie follows a group of childhood friends who over the years have drifted apart but decide that after 20 years they are to recreate an 'epic pub crawl' in their hometown that bested them first time. As drinking commences though, the group notice a that things aren't quite right and soon things take a turn for the worse and get a little post-apocalyptic, resulting in the boys becoming Earth's only hope for survival.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Review


Excellent

After his successful re-imagining of the Star Trek universe four years ago, Abrams dives even deeper into the mythology, which is thrilling for fans but might leave newcomers feeling a bit lost. This sequel surges forward with action, drama, romance and a lot of comedy while constantly nodding back to the earlier TV series and films. And the smart screenplay finds ways to deepen all of the characters along the way, as well as offering an unusually complex villain.

The action picks up soon after the first film ends, as Kirk (Pine) is once again in trouble for disobeying the Prime Directive not to interfere with a planet's culture. But his punishment is short-lived, as Starfleet becomes the victim of brutal attacks in London and San Francisco, sending Kirk, his first officer Spock (Quinto) and the gang (Saldana, Urban, Yelchin and Cho, with Pegg following later) into enemy space to chase the villainous John Harrison (Cumberbatch). But of course, there's a much bigger story going on, and Harrison has a reason for his violent behaviour, leading to a series of terrifying showdowns as they all return to earth.

While the script is packed with shadowy characters, there's not much actual "darkness" in this movie. It's a pretty bouncy, energetic ride, continually making us laugh at tetchy interaction and throwaway one-liners, all of which are cleverly character-based rather than merely silly gags. This gives each actor a chance to shine, with Pegg and Urban offering much of the humour with their amusing crankiness, while Saldana provides the stereotypical female emotional beats. As usual, the strongest scenes are between Kirk and Spock, and their shifting bromance is well-played by Pine and especially Quinto. But dominating the whole film is a meaty turn from Cumberbatch as a particularly fearsome nemesis who also happens to be both brainy and openly emotive.

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The World's End: 12 Pubs, 12 Pints, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? [Trailer & Pictures]


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12 Pubs 12 Pints...12 Pubs 12 Pints...

The first trailer for Edgar Wright's new movie The World's End has rolled out online - and it looks a riot. The final instalment in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) follows Gary King, a 40-year-old looking to reclaim the glory of his teenage years by vowing to complete the infamous Newton Haven pub crawl that he and his pals failed to finish 20 years ago. The problem lies in the fact that his friends are now middle class, comfortably living blue collar workers: why would they possibly agree?

Watch the trailer for The World's End here!

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Video - The Cast And Crew Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Talk Challenges, Auditions And Thefts At The UK Press Conference


The cast and crew of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' discuss their biggest challenges on the movie, their successful auditions and working with each other at the official UK press conference for the movie. Among them are producer Bryan Burk, writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, director Jj Abrams and actors Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine.

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Video - The Cast And Director Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Show Their Excitement For The Movie At The Premiere


As the stars of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' arrive at the premiere, they seem to show nothing but excitement about this new sequel. Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban and director J.J. Abrams are all quizzed on the new movie as they make their way along the red carpet.

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The World's End Trailer


Gary King is a 40-year-old still living in his teens and who can't wait to gather up his four friends from his teenage years to complete a pub crawl that they failed 20 years ago as kids in their hometown of Newton Haven. Unfortunately for him, his now corporate, higher-living friends are reluctant to agree though with much pressure from Gary, they eventually relent. However, things aren't exactly as they remember; the townsfolk are acting oddly and they are about to embark on a mission to rescue their childhood home from a threat of galactic proportions. But will they manage to complete their drinking quest and reach 'The World's End' pub as well as save the world from certain destruction?

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Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer


The Enterprise crew find themselves in more danger than they ever cared to imagine when London is ravaged by a brutal enemy with only vengeance on his mind. Captain Kirk must take his crew on a deadly mission to restore hope for their planet with every possibility that they could be wiped out in moments by the formidable John Harrison, but it's not just their lives at stake. Friendships and relationships are put to the test and the harder they try and stick together, the further they push themselves apart.

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Star Trek Into Darkness - Teaser Trailer


Captain Kirk and his formidable Enterprise crew are back and this time danger is closer than they think. On returning to their home planet, they discover that a ruthless force integrated among them has caused massive destruction among the Starfleet and left their planet in total disaster. Kirk and the crew must band together for a life threatening mission that could destroy them all as they set out in a war against this terrible threat. But this time, lives are not the only thing at stake; friendships will be tested, hearts will be broken and Kirk must make sacrifices against his Enterprise family in order to finally settle the score with an old foe.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' becomes the twelfth 'Star Trek' movie since the sci-fi series released the first one, entitled 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', in 1979. It serves as the sequel to the simply named 2009 film 'Star Trek' and has been directed by the same person J.J. Abrams ('Super 8') with writing credits from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ('The Legend of Zorro', 'Transformers', 'Cowboys & Aliens') and Damon Lindelof ('Prometheus'). It will finally hit screens after much anticipation on May 17th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Peter Weller, John Cho, Nazneen Contractor, Bruce Greenwood, Heather Langenkamp, Nolan North,

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Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Leaks: Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Khan?


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The first trailer for Jj Abrams' Star Trek sequel Into Darkness has emerged online today (December 5, 2012), with trekkies already drooling all over their keyboards at the menacing voiceover provided by Benedict Cumberbatch. It's been long rumored that the British star plays the iconic villain Khan, though does the trailer lend credence to the speculation?

In a tone not a million miles away from Tom Hardy's Bane in The Dark Knight Rises trailer, Cumberbatch's character forebodingly asserts, "You think your world is safe, it is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you, enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned, to have my vengeance.so, shall we begin?" The reference to a 'return' has left Star Trek fans in no doubt that Cumberbatch plays Khan Noonien Singh, a villain genetically engineered to be the perfect human. He is equipped with super strength, superior intellect and is a master strategist. In the trailer, Cumberbatch sits on the captain's chair and basically causes mayhem. The character was portrayed by Ricardo Montalban in both the television episodes and the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Though fans appear set on Cumberbatch as Khan, his co-star Simon Pegg categorically denied that was the case during an interview with The Telegraph earlier this year. "It's not Khan. That's a myth. Everyone's saying it is, but it's not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me - it's beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them," he said. Cumberbatch himself told Shortlist magazine, "Yep, it's yet another thing I can't talk about [laughs]. I'll tell you this, it's iconic and it's exciting. I'm bored of denying that it's Khan now, because people keep saying it."

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A Fantastic Fear Of Everything Review


Good
Strikingly designed and directed, this offbeat film feels like a one-man stage show as the entire story's told through an internal monolog. So while we enjoy the witty, skilled acting and filmmaking, we never really care what happens.

After a career writing children's books, Jack (Pegg) is working on a screenplay about gruesome 19th century serial killers, which has left him a quivering wreck afraid to leave his Hackney flat. He ventures out for a meeting with his agent (Higgins), who sets up a meeting with a producer. But this will mean visiting the launderette, which is his greatest fear. As the nightmare escalates, Jack phones his mentor (Freeman) for help, then finds his fate eerily entwined with a local cop (Drake) and a woman (Karan) doing her laundry.

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A Fantastic Fear Of Everything Trailer


Jack is an author, a children's author at that, although this has never really been an ambition of his he just sort of fell into it. He decides to take the leap into becoming a crime author instead in an attempt to move slightly further away from his infantile profession and really try and make something of himself. The problem with this however is that Jack, to be minimize his personality, is a sensitive kind of guy. So when he becomes entombed by his research into Victorian serial killers he starts to turn into what can only be described as a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Trailer


Tintin is a young and passionate journalist who is always accompanied on his adventures with his faithful terrier, Snowy. One day, while out browsing a market place, Tintin comes across a rare model of a boat called 'The Unicorn'. He buys it and almost immediately has to ward off other potential buyers interested in the boat.

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Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol Trailer


A terrorist attack on the Kremlin in Moscow causes the President of the United States - believing that the Impossible Mission Force is behind it - to issue Ghost Protocol, thereby shutting down the entire force. Agent Ethan Hunt and his team are being sent to Washington, where they will be charged with the terrorist attacks but escapes - as part of a plan to allow him to work outside of the IMF - by assaulting fellow agent, Brandt, who he then has to work closely with in order to clear the IMF's name. Hunt is told that if he or any member of his team is caught or compromised, they will be charged as terrorists trying to start global nuclear war.

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Burke & Hare Review


OK
You can see what Landis was trying to do here: recapture the funny-scary tone of one of his biggest hits, 1981's An American Werewolf in London. But the mix of comedy and grisliness in this comical take on a true story is off the mark.

In 1828 Edinburgh, friends William Burke (Pegg) and William Hare (Serkis) realise they can make good money supplying cadavers to world-class surgeon Dr Knox (Wilkinson). But when they can't find a dead body, they kill someone instead. Hare's wife (Hynes) finds out and wants in on it, but Burke can't tell his aspiring actress girlfriend (Fisher) how he makes his living. Meanwhile, Knox is battling a rival surgeon (Curry) for the King's seal. And the local militia captain (Corbett) is closing in.

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New Captain Kirk Talks


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Chris Pine, the actor set to play Captain Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek film, has talked of the pressures of taking on the iconic role.

Smokin' Aces star Pine is to step into the shoes of William Shatner in the JJ Abrams picture which tells of the adventures of the Starship Enterprise during their time at Star Fleet academy.

Though he confirmed he would reveal "not a thing" during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 27-year-old did let slip some small details about the movie, set for a Boxing Day release.

"I think the biggest mistake I could ever do would be to try to recreate what Mr Shatner did," he explained. "There are certain qualities that Kirk has that are vital for someone who is a leader of men.

"And those qualities, I definitely wanted to take from what Mr Shatner did in the original series. But my job is to take something new, to Take That and build upon it, really do my own thing. I just feel no pressure when it comes to that."

The young actor admitted he can understand the fears of hardcore fans but attempt to allay some of their concerns.

"I don't have that many credits and people are very worried that their Kirk is going to be destroyed. But I can only say that we're having a great time. JJ has been wonderful and the cast is phenomenal. I think what we're doing is very special."

Pine said he had not met Shatner, but added: "I've met Mr Nimoy a couple of times. He's been on set and we have a couple of scenes in the film, which will be nice, and I'm excited for those."

Though Heroes star Zachary Quinto is to play the young Vulcan, Pine's comments could imply that time travel is featured in the movie or that flashbacks will be used.

After a call for 'odd-looking' extras, much of the movie's major casting has been completed.

British comedy favourite Simon Pegg will play the young Scotty, Lord Of The Rings actor Karl Urban stars as Leonard 'Bones' McCoy and comic actor John Cho plays Mr Sulu.

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Hot Fuzz Review


Excellent
For those who appreciated some gore alongside laughter in a movie, and were sick of seeing the slashers of the 1980s being constantly regurgitated for box office dollars, 2004's Shaun of the Dead was a refreshing cinematic experience. It wasn't perfect -- logic would randomly suspend itself and re-start again at the whim of plot, but the characters were fun to watch and listen to so it was difficult to hold these minor foibles against the film.

The filmmakers have returned, and corrected many of their mistakes. Hot Fuzz is not only hilariously funny, but every intelligent detail makes sense this time around, and the action is that much more engaging for what takes place because of it.

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