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Nick Frost put his back out salsa dancing

February 6th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nick Frost
Nick Frost "put his back out" while salsa dancing.
The 41-year-old actor injured himself "very badly" while filming a dance-off with Chris O'Dowd for their new romantic comedy, 'Cuban Fury.'
Speaking at the UK premiere of the film at the Vue Cinema in London's Leicester Square tonight (02.06.14), director James Griffiths told BANG Showbiz: "Nick injured himself very badly actually during the rooftop dance. We had to go back and film some elements. We had some wires when he catches Chris O'Dowd and I remember it, he sort of throws Chris down in the air and catches him and Nick, in true style...
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Tributes pour in for Peter O'Toole

December 15th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Peter O'Toole
Tributes have flooded in for Peter O'Toole.
The eight-time Oscar nominated actor passed away in London yesterday (14.12.13) aged 81, and many have expressed their sadness at the loss of the great Hollywood star.
His agent, Steve Kenis, said: "He was one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field."
British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter: "My thoughts are with Peter O'Toole's family and friends. His performance in my favorite film, 'Lawrence of Arabia', was stunning."
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry tweeted: "Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had t...
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Simon Pegg To Join The Cast Of Monty Python's 'Absolutely Anything'

December 12th, 2013 2:50pm EST
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg is set to team up with the legendary Monty Python cast in their new comedy movie.

Python member Terry Jones will direct the film, titled Absolutely Anything, about a disenchanted school teacher who is given magical powers by a group of aliens, voiced by troupe regulars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin.

Jones will also be among the aliens, while Robin Williams will voice the main character's trusty dog.

The 43 year-old actor insists he is thrilled to join his comedy idols in the film, saying, "As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, t...
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Simon Pegg hates being around drunks

November 25th, 2013 1:20am EST
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg doesn't like being around drunk people.
The 43-year-old actor gave up the booze years ago in a bid to stay trim and he admits he can't stand going to the pub with people who have had one too many because he doesn't want to fall off the bandwagon and follow suit.
He said: "Now I've got a bit of distance from it, I feel like I don't want to go back to it in a way. Maybe it's because when I go out with my friends now - and this was a revelation to me - round about 10 o'clock I start looking around me and thinking, 'Everyone's an a******e! When did this happen?'
"And I realise I prob...
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Blu-ray review: 'The World's End'

November 21st, 2013 11:00am EST
The World's End
Ready to hit twelve pubs for twelve pints – and fight robots as well?  The follow us as we review the new to Blu-ray flick "The World’s End" out now from Universal Home Entertainment.  Don’t be daft and read the skinny below!

 

   

   Title: "The World’s End"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

   Director: Edgar Wright

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 109 minutes

   Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

   Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

 

The Flick: When Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up it’s frankly always gold and "The World’s En...
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Interview: Director Edgar Wright On 'The World's End,' Sci-Fi And The Power of Ant-Man

November 21st, 2013 10:10am EST
The World's End
When it comes to young filmmakers with a track record for creating consistently savory work, nobody is more prolific then filmmaker Edgar Wright. Whether it be teaming up with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for flicks like "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" or launching off on his own for the cult classic "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" and the upcoming superhero movie "Ant-Man," Wright has proven himself a director with unwavering style and panache. His latest effort titled "The World’s End" (hitting DVD/Blu-ray this week from Universal Home Entertainment) is the final flavor in the famed Cornett...
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Simon Pegg Pays Tribute To Comedian Felix Dexter

October 19th, 2013 7:06pm EDT
Simon Pegg
British funnymen Simon Pegg and Bill Bailey are leading the tributes to comedian Felix Dexter, who died on Friday (18Oct13).

The actor/comic was battling myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, and was said to have been 52 years old at the time of his passing.

A host of famous faces have taken to Twitter.com to share their memories of the late Brit, with Shaun of the Dead star Pegg revealing he and Dexter were signed to the same management company.

He writes, "Felix Dexter... Very sad to hear news of his passing. Very funny man," while Bailey added, "Very sad news about my old friend Feli...
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Saoirse Ronan auditions for Star Wars

October 3rd, 2013 1:10am EDT
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan has auditioned for 'Star Wars Episode VII'.
The 'How I Live Now' actress has confirmed rumours she read for a part in Disney's blockbuster sequel, to be directed by J.J. Abrams, but insists "so has everyone".
The Irish star refused to divulge details of the role she's up for in the movie, telling Sky News that producers would "chop off her head with a lightsaber" if she revealed any more.
Little is known about the latest addition to the space saga, which will be scripted by 'Toy Story 3' writer Michael Arndt.
It's thought original 'Star Wars' trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Mark...
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Simon Pegg to play assassin in new Australian film

September 18th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg is to play an assassin in a new Australian movie featuring Liam and Chris Hemsworth's brother Luke.

Kill Me Three Times will also include Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer and Bryan Brown among the cast.

Principal photography begins this week (ends20Sep13) in and around Perth and the southwest region of Western Australia.

The movie is set in "a sun-drenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge".

Pegg's assassin is hired by the wealthy husband of Braga's character, and Aussie mov...
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Emma Watson, Michael Douglas, Justin Timberlake, More Attend GQ Men Of The Year Awards - See Pics!

September 4th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
Michael Douglas was crowned "Legend of the Year" at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday night. He was joined by several other honorees, including Emma Watson, Elton John and Simon Pegg.

Douglas, who annouced last week that he and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were separated, appeared solo at the event at the Royal Opera House.

Samuel L. Jackson presented Douglas with the award after flying in from the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

Former "Harry Potter" star Watson received the Woman of the Year award and jokingly told the audience: "Given the perilousness in the journey from ...
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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost And Edgar Wright Talk 'The World's End'

August 22nd, 2013 9:00am EDT
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Paddy
For British filmmakers Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Cornetto is more than just a tasty ice cream treat that comes in three flavours. Because their comedies don’t share connected characters, the Cornetto is one of several delicious thematic elements that ties the movies together. Wright, Pegg and Frost’s two previous films “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” or flavours if you will, are also united by running jokes, loving homage to specific genres and stories about the power of friendship. The third variety in their series, also known as the Cornetto trilogy, is no different;...
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Simon Pegg feels responsible for Chinese farmer's alien stunt

June 14th, 2013 5:13pm EDT
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg has reached out to a Chinese farmer who has been jailed for masterminding an alien hoax based on the British funnyman's hit movie Paul.

Li Kai has reportedly been ordered to spend five days behind bars for staging an elaborate stunt in which he claimed to have found a dead extraterrestrial and stored it in his freezer.

The pictures emerged on social networking websites and Li claimed the hoax was inspired by 2011 alien comedy Paul, which starred Pegg and Nick Frost as a pair of sci-fi geeks who stumble across a real life alien.

Britain's The Sun newspaper reports Li has been f...
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'Barmageddon' Is Coming In Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Cornetto Trilogy Finale, 'The World's End'

May 8th, 2013 6:56pm EDT
The World's End
Barmageddon is coming as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reteamed with director Edgar Wright and producer Nira Park for the third film in the "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" (aka the "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy), The World's End.

The first trailer for the film was released on Wednesday, promising the second hilarious-looking drinking buddy movie this summer.

The film takes place 20 years after five friends go on an "epic" pub crawl in their hometown that fell short of reaching the ultimate bar called "The World's End," and one of them, Gary King (Pegg), decides to get the guys together ...
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Jon Favreau leads tributes to Ray Harryhausen

May 7th, 2013 9:17pm EDT
Director Jon Favreau and actor Simon Pegg have led the tributes to special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen following his death on Tuesday (07May13).

The moviemaker and stop-motion model animator passed away in London at the age of 92 and the messages of condolence have started to trickle in, with the Iron Man filmmaker and British funnyman Pegg among the first to remember the icon.

Taking to Twitter.com, Favreau writes, "RIP Ray Harryhausen. He was a source of inspiration, the master of stop motion, and even a voice actor in Elf. His work still holds up."

Pegg branded Harryhausen "an ins...
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Alice Eve Strips Down To Her Underwear In New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer And Reveals Hidden Easter Egg

March 25th, 2013 7:58pm EDT
Star Trek Into Darkness
Alice Eve shows off her sexy curves in the international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness in a blink-and-you-missed it moment.

The brief moment has been the talk of the internet lately, and it's obvious that the film's director, J.J. Abrams, knew what he was doing when he released the spot.

Countless screen captures of the moment were taken from Apple and YouTube and thanks to some keen eyes over at TrekMovie.com, that split-second shot actually reveals a web address: bit.ly/WyJV4F.

When followed, viewers are taken to the film's UK/Australian site, where a brand new poster for the fil...
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New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Poster Released, First Trailer Debuts Dec. 6

December 4th, 2012 9:31pm EST
Star Trek Into Darkness
The first artwork for next year's Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, debuted online this week Paramount Pictures' new teaser poster for the film looks awfully familiar.

The highly anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 series reboot looks very similar to the artwork for The Dark Knight Rises, but instead of looking straight up and seeing the bat logo silhouetted in crumbling buildings, this time around we get the Starfleet logo blown out the side of a building (also quite reminiscent of 9/11) with a lone man (Kirk? Spock?) looking out over a city in ruin.

Little else is known abo...
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Exclusive Trailer - Zombie Themed 'Doc Of The Dead'

October 24th, 2012 2:43pm EDT
Doc of the Dead poster
For those with an affinity for all things zombie related (and haven’t gotten their undead fill with AMC’s hit show "The Walking Dead!"), we’ve got a special treat for you! Below is an exclusive trailer for an awesome looking doc focusing on brain eaters themselves entitled “Doc Of The Dead” and it features the likes of Simon “Shaun of the Dead” Pegg and even the grand master himself George A. Romero! Check out the trailer below:

You can also check out more about the film and get in on the fun by going to:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exhibitapictures/doc-of-the-dead...
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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Makes Acting Debut In Two 'Funny Or Die' Videos

August 9th, 2012 9:53pm EDT
Ryan Lochte
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte stars in not one, but two new videos shot for comedy website Funny Or Die.com.

The first stars British thespian Sir Patrick Stewart as a master ticket scalper for the 2012 London Olympics.

As he shows off his secrets to landing the hottest tickets to the event he's joined by Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams and the two, dressed in Dickensian garb, take advantage of American tourists looking to get in to the big competitions.

Things go well until the pair run into Lochte and then... well, you'll just have to watch.

Simon Pegg also stars.

The second fe...
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Simon Pegg Divulges Tom Cruise's Ice Suit Secret

June 8th, 2012 7:22pm EDT
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg has revealed the secret to Tom Cruise's toned body - the Top Gun star stays in shape with the help of an ice suit.

The Shaun of the Dead actor was stunned to see Cruise relaxing in the cooling contraption, which soothed his aching muscles during breaks on the set of their 2011 blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Pegg tells ShortList magazine, "He had this special suit. You put it around the muscles that you've been working out and it ices everything. I mean, he's 49 now, and he was working out so intensively that it was important for him to be able to actually m...
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Simon Pegg Collects Action Figures Of Himself

May 30th, 2012 5:14pm EDT
Simon Pegg
Funnyman Simon Pegg has a bizarre hobby - he collects miniature models of himself.

The Shaun of the Dead star has a gallery of figurines in his likeness scattered around his home, but he's confessed his wife Maureen finds his obsession "creepy".

He tells Q magazine, "I used to collect figures as a kid so to have a boxed figure of me is an extraordinary pleasure. My wife thinks they're creepy. People who think it's unseemly to collect action figures of yourself are people who don't have action figures of themselves.

"I do like my 12-inch talking Shaun of the Dead. There's a highly mobi...
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Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

May 11th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Every artist has their muse, whether it be human, imaginary, or in some cases, drug induced. And while certainly some people might joke that the latter is Tim Burton's muse of choice, given the stye and subject of many of his films, it's become quite clear over the years that he draws inspiration from the people he surrounds himself with. Most notable among them are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

Given that his newest film, "Dark Shadows", marks Burton and Depp's 8th film collaboration, we at Starpulse decided to take a look at some of the other actor/director partnerships that hav...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Scored 'Star Trek 2' Role With iPhone Audition

April 27th, 2012 8:17am EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch grabbed a role in the upcoming Star Trek thanks to an audition tape recorded on an iPhone.

The War Horse star heard director J.J. Abrams was interested in casting him as the lead villain in the follow-up to his 2009 blockbuster, so he came up with an oddball idea to have a friend film his try-out on his smart phone late one night.

He tells the New York Times, "I was pretty strung out, so that went into the performance."

He submitted the clip to Abrams only to be told by an assistant that the filmmaker was on vacation.

However, when Cumberbatch fina...
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Check Out The Action-Packed 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' On DVD & Blu-ray April 17

April 8th, 2012 6:38am EDT
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
The fourth installment of the massively successful "Mission: Impossible" series debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 17.

The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book.

But this time they're on their own, and should they be caught, the entire world could be plunged in...
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Enter The 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Tax Day Sweepstakes

March 31st, 2012 9:15am EDT
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
The Impossible Missions Force may not be able to stop tax day from coming, but they can help soften the blow to your wallet.

In celebration of the April 17th Blu-ray and DVD debut of the smash hit film "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," Paramount Home Media Distribution is launching a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will receive $10,000 to use for any mission, including paying taxes or just buying something really, really cool.

From March 27 through April 24 consumers can visit www.MI4TaxDaySweeps.com to enter for a chance to win the cash prize along with a copy of the two-d...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Beams Aboard 'Star Trek' Sequel

January 5th, 2012 2:23pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch
War Horse and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to be transported from the past to the future after landing a leading role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel.

It has not been revealed what part the Brit will play or if his character in the much-anticipated sci-fi film is a hero or a villain, but Deadline.com reports he is definitely onboard.

The untitled Star Trek sequel, which will bring back Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto, is set to hit cinemas next summer.
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Two Jews' Review 'Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol' – Both Think 3 Was Enough (Video)

December 14th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Mission Impossible; Ghost Protocol
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: While I was watching 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol' directed by Brad Bird, in IMAX, a thought kept drifting through my mind. Why am I finding this film so boring? Why does everything look so familiar?

It wasn't until the drive home that it hit me... Of course, everything looked so familiar because I've seen it all before. The stunts, the chases, the fights, the plot and that is why I found 'MI4'... BORING.

Okay, to be fair not completely boring, but I was expecting so much more.

First there's the plot. The Kremlin has been bombed by a t...
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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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Celebrities React To London Riots

August 9th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
London Riots Fire
"Sick to my stomach. Love my home. Thank you for the updates. I won't be sleeping. News on. Keep safe, people." That's what Sophie Ellis-Bextor wrote on Twitter about the savage riots going on in London. Protests in Tottenham over a police shooting erupted into a full-blown riot over several nights.

DJ Trevor Nelson spoke out on Twitter to attack the looters: "Life is tough all over the world.not having designer trainers ain't hardship no drinkable water is.just feel so shamed."

Musician Calvin Harris wonders what will happen to the London Olympics: "Imagine how the olympics are gonna l...
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Review: Seth Rogen Steals Scenes With Caustic Sarcasm In 'Paul'

March 18th, 2011 12:38pm EDT
Paul
If E.T. spent enough time on Earth adapting to our language and customs, he probably would have become a wisecracking rebel just like Paul, the title character in director Greg Mottola’s latest buddy comedy. This alien with attitude, voiced by the gravelly Seth Rogen, steals scenes with his caustic sarcasm, penchant for practical jokes, and his gross personal habits. Paul is neither naive nor innocent, but his maturity or lack thereof is what makes him so hilarious.

While Rogen is humorous in the film, it helps that Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pen the screenplay for “Paul.” The two...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Limitless,' 'Paul,' & More

March 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Limitless
Last week I was able to interview director Cary Fukunaga and actress Mia Wasikowska about their most recent project “Jane Eyre.” I got to talk with them about their motives for remaking a classic story like Jane Eyre, about working with Judi Dench, and about life on the road promoting movies. If you have not already read it, check out my interview with them, and my review of the film.

I’ve already seen “Paul,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which debuts this week, and I have plans to see two other films coming out: “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Limitless.” I will also be interviewing ...
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