Simon Pegg

Feb 7 2014

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Full disclosure: I’m an unabashed Simon Pegg fan. I have been since Shaun of the Dead, and I’m not going to stop anytime soon. That being said, when I tell you that he is the only good reason to lay your eyes upon A Fantastic Fear of Everything, don’t take it lightly. Pegg puts forth […]
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Aug 23 2013

The World’s End

The World’s End in one word: terrific. And now for the rest of the review… If you’ve ever listened to the blues, you’ll often hear the lead singer say “Bring it on home!” near the end of a song, as if to push his fellow musicians to go all-out with a glorious, crowd-pleasing climax. This […]
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May 16 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

(This review originally appeared at on May 16, 2013.) Director J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise into a new alternate universe was met with resounding success – it was a critical darling, a fan favorite, and a box office smash. Why? We got to know the origins of characters that had, […]
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Dec 25 2011

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

(This review was originally published on December 25, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) The collaboration of director J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise in 2006′s “Mission:Impossible III” marked a vast improvement over John Woo’s awkwardly trendy, over-stylized sequel six years prior. Also referred to as ‘Me:Too’, Woo’s crossover effort seemed self-indulgent for Cruise and unnaturally trigger-happy for the series, […]
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