Listen to Simon Pegg's Personal Goth Playlist for 'The World's End'

By JJ Duncan on
(From Merciful | Focus Features | Getty Images)The World's End is filled with references to goth music. Simon Pegg's character, Gary King, loves the Sisters of Mercy so much he has the band's logo tattooed on his chest. For a certain kind of movie fan it is enormously fulfilling to see their love of this often derided musical genre, which peaked somewhere around 1989, embraced so unabashedly.We had a chance to speak with Pegg, and his World's End cohorts, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, about...Read Full Story

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright Talk 'The World's End,' Goth Music, 'Star Wars,' and Man-Love

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Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost. (Getty Images)The World's End is the third movie in what's come to be known among fans as The Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies that tackle classic genres for big laughs. Shaun of the Dead, the first in the trilogy, hit theaters in 2004 and lampooned the well-worn tropes of zombie movies. It also launched the careers of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost. As a writing team, Wright and Pegg were clearly onto something, so they worked together...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters: August 23, 2013

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(L-R) Simon Pegg, Lily Collins, and Olivia Wilde. (Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesDirected by Harald ZwartStarring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jemima West, Robert SheehanBased on Cassandra Clare's best-selling YA series (which is based on her own Harry Potter fan fiction), City of Bones is the first Mortal Instruments film, but it won't be the last. Starring Lily Collins, Screen Gems is hoping she can be the next Kristen Stewart and helm this...Read Full Story

Simon Pegg Tells Us Why He Doesn't Want to Be in the New 'Star Wars' Movies

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(Getty Images)Fantasy casting the first JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movie has turned into a favorite pasttime of geeky movie writers since Disney made its big announcement back in January. But it sounds like we can rule out Simon Pegg's involvement based on what he told us in an exclusive interview Tuesday morning ahead of his new movie, The World's End.Despite Pegg's well-documented affinity for the universe, and his involvement in Abrams' Star Trek franchise, he's worried it would break...Read Full Story
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