Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thanks, Mum: A Very Simon Pegg July 4th

Ladies and Gentlemen... welcome to the first ever Bad Shakespeare Holiday inspired movie marathon! Back in February we did the AMC Oscar movie marathon and we had so much fun I wanted to do something else like that, and given that I didn’t have any other July 4th plans this seemed like a great idea. Or at least a serviceable one. So here we go: Thanks, Mum... a Simon Pegg Fourth of July Movie Marathon!

Some people have asked: Why Simon Pegg? Why a very famous British Actor on this, America’s Special Day? Well, for one, it’s been well over 200 years since the whole war business. I think it’s time for the healing to have ended. I mean, look how many people were obsessed with the Royal Wedding. And the Royal Baby. Meanwhile America’s Royalest Birth involved a baby born to an amateur porn star/attention whore and a mediocre rapper with a God Complex. So, there’s that.

Also, if my intention was to pick someone so British he overshadowed the holiday I’d have picked Benedict Cumberbatch. Seriously, in four years he’s going to be elected king and the flag is going to be replaced with just a picture of his face. Hopefully in his Sherlock trench coat. I can dream...

Anyway, I picked Simon Pegg because in addition to having a new movie come out at the end of this month, being an amazing writer and actor, he is a professional nerd, and we know that nerds are extremely welcome here at ol’ Bad Shakespeare. So, it’s all in good fun that we put on some of my favorite of his works, we watch them, then I write up a little something about then at the end.

Oh, originally I was going to pair this with some kind of meal, unfortunately, I’ve been knocked down with an illness most of the week. (But I got up again. Ain’t nothing going to keep me down.) Thusly, at the end of each post I’ll make a brief mention of what I was probably going to make, but with less emphasis on it as I recover.

So, let’s get ready to have some fun! The schedule is very, very, very loose, and was picked on the basis of the foods we’d be having. The schedule is this:

  1. Hot Fuzz
  2. Paul
  3. Shaun of the Dead
  4. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  5. Star Trek

Let's get this party started!

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