To celebrate the release of The World’s End, I sat down with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to chat booze, Pub Fu and penguin cuddles. Don’t fear – the interview is completely spoiler-free. Check it out over at The Hollywood News, here.
***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON MAY 4TH, 2013***
Director: J.J. Abrams.
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, John Cho, Anton Yelchin.
Running Time: 132 minutes.
Synopsis: When an unstoppable force of terror rises within their own organisation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt that will put the lives of the Enterprise’s crew at risk.
After the success of 2009’s space reboot, J.J. Abrams left tongues wagging as to how he would follow his superb Romulan romp. His sequel may contain some brilliant comedy and interesting moments, but it unfortunately suffers due to an unoriginal first half that shares much with the cold and hollow materials that make up the USS Enterprise.
Immediately thrown amongst an active volcano and a chase involving an indigenous papier-mâché-esque tribe, things stall after we are treated to one of the film’s more impressive and stomach-churning gravity defying leaps. The witty repartee between crewmates may be continuously present, but things feel unremarkable and stuck in neutral until Abrams puts his ship into warp speed come the final thirty minutes. Continue reading
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Trailers come and trailers go and, to be fair, a lot of people don’t watch them unless they happen to be spliced onto the front of whatever film you’ve gone to see at the cinema. But that couldn’t be further from the truth in regards to Nadine (find her blog here) and I. So, we’ve decided to bring you The Great Trailer Debate, a bitesize and easy to digest way of glancing over what the week’s had to offer. This week we cover Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, ParaNorman, The Lorax, Shame, American Reunion, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Wanderlust, Underworld Awakening, Safe House and 21 Jump Street. And remember – a good trailer doesn’t necessarily bring us a good film. Continue reading
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Here’s Episode Six of my weekly movie updates.
This week includes Star Trek 2, Django Unchained, Tron 3, Simon Pegg and Sam Mendes’ Bond 23.
You can find my channel here.
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