Tag Archives: Simon Pegg

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (USA, 2018) toys with the expected and presents itself as a fresh product

Up to this point each Mission: Impossible film has operated on their own mechanisms.  The 1996 Brian De Palma-directed original felt like an organic extension of the 1960’s television series it drew its inspiration from; the 2000-released sequel was an orgy of unsubtle combat buoyed by the favoured-slow motion of Hong Kong filmmaker Jon Woo; J.J. Abrams’ second sequel in 2006 felt slightly more grounded in comparison, coming off like an appendage of the director’s own TV project Alias; 2011’s Ghost Protocol, under the eye of Brad Bird (The Incredibles), adopted the IMAX gimmick and went for broke in what possibilities lay in extravagance; and Christopher McQuarrie’s Rogue Nation in 2015 adhered to the modern temperament of the genre by delivering spectacle that didn’t overrun an intricate story.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Ready Player One (USA, 2018) is bursting at the seams with escapist nostalgic fantasy

So some full disclosure here, I have not read the book upon which Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline is adapted from. So henceforth this review is based solely on my viewing of the film and my experience with pop culture in general. There seems to be a fairly general consensus that a lot of critics have enjoyed the film. I’d definitely class myself in that category but at the same time I also do have some issues with it.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Absolutely Anything (M, UK, 2015)

Absolutely Anything may be one of those laugh out loud type of comedies, but it’s also a subtle satire about the state of the world and the people populating it courtesy of Terry Jones, one of the original Monty Python crew. The premise is a bit like Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy meets Bruce Almighty. When one man is bestowed the power to be able to do absolutely anything, can he use the power for good in order to save the world from being destroyed? Well this is a British rom-com (sort-of) so you know it’s going to have a relatively happy ending.... Continue Reading

All surviving Monty Python re-unite (again) with Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard and more for Absolutely Anything

Terry Jones – the Python who was the credited Director for The Meaning of Life, Life of Brian and The Holy Grail (just three of the funniest films of all time… no big deal) – has managed to get all the Pythons (sans the late Chapman) together in a scripted film for the first time since The Meaning of Life. They’re playing the voices of Aliens – but they’re all there! Adding some rather sombre – but much welcomed – icing on the cake is that the film will also mark Robin Williams‘ final appearance in a film, albeit in voice form only, playing a talking dog.... Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of Simon Pegg’s new film Kill Me Three Times

Last week we brought you our review of Kill Me Three Times, and this week, we’ve got some behind the scenes clips and images from the film’s director Kriv Stenders, who also directed Red Dog. In an effort to stay on top of the developments in technology, the film debuts on digital platforms, DVD and Blu-Ray on 9 September, and creators are also offering an interactive experience. Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Simon Pegg’s new film Kill Me Three Times

Film Review: Kill Me Three Times (USA, 2014)

Kill Me Three Times is a black comedy/thriller that sees professional assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) tangled up in a web of deception tying together the rural lives of a dentist (Sullivan Stapleton), a bartender (Callan Mulvey) and his lover (Alice Braga) in Western Australia. Unfortunately, despite the messy fun of this premise and the potentially-subversive casting of Pegg, the results here are disappointingly mediocore.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (M, USA, 2015)

So if you’re fresh off the blockbuster wave of dinosaurs and teeny tiny superheroes and are ready for some more action packed fun, then this week’s big release Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be able to fill that gap nicely.... Continue Reading

Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times to tour Australia with Q&A screenings this August

Most films get a cinematic release and then, a couple of months after their run, are released to DVD for viewers to purchase and keep. In a different take on the release strategy, the new film Kill Me Three Times from Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) and starring Simon Pegg will receive a unique press tour and release strategy. Continue reading Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times to tour Australia with Q&A screenings this August