Simon Pegg.

I want to marry him. He’s the funniest person I’ve ever seen and I ADORE his accent. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were impeccably done and I laughed the whole way through on both!! The timing of Nick Frost (the supporting character in both) and Simon together reminds me of my friends and I on a daily basis. They’re idiots. We’re idiots. The end.

They’z my favorites!

Two reasons why he’s got more to offer than a pretty face:

SPACED

My friend MattyB has been bugging me and bugging me to watch his BBC show “Spaced” so finally last night we sat down and watched a few episodes.
Dont get me wrong, I’ve always wanted to see it, knew it would be hilarious but sometimes I just have to be in a mood to watch TV.

Amazon.com’s Description:
“It only takes one episode to become very protective of this 1999 British Comedy Award-winning series that put comedy soul mates Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (now Hynes), as well as Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) on the map. One can only hope a threatened American version is never produced. This is one of those brilliant, off-center, lightning-in-a-bottle creations that gets you so jazzed, you want to turn all your friends on to it. Spaced (actually, Friends might have been a better title; too bad it was taken) stars Pegg and Stevenson as strangers Tim and Daisy, “amiable 20-somethings” who pose as a “professional couple” to rent an apartment. He is a recently-dumped aspiring comic book artist. She is an easily distracted writer. As the series unfolds, their apartment becomes an “island of calm in the ocean of life” as Tim and Daisy form a kind of 21st century family with their similarly misfit friends, including soused landlord Marsha (Julia Deakin), who lives with her teenager daughter (aka “the devil in an A cup,” who is heard, but never quite seen), Brian (Mark Heap), an artist who deals in anger, fear, and aggression, Simon’s best friend Mark (Frost), a militaristic gun nut, and Daisy’s best friend, Twist (Katy Carmichael), a fashion poseur. Spaced is not so much interested in Tim and Daisy’s charade as it is in cramming each episode with pop culture references and obscure in-jokes, and brilliantly realized film and TV homages, ranging from Woody Allen’s Manhattan to Pulp Fiction and The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars, especially, looms large in Tim’s slacker universe). As with Arrested Development, Spaced benefits from repeat viewings to catch missed bits of business and gags that fly by at a Simpsons-esque rate.”

Needless to say it is HYSTERICAL. GO BUY IT. GO STEAL IT. DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO TO SEE THIS SERIES.

Run Fat Boy Run.

Honestly a great departure from Simons normal schtick. He plays Dennis Doyle, a man who defines “running.” Just not in the physical sense.
The first 5 minutes are of him running away from his pregnant fiancee, Libby, minutes before they were to be wed. Years pass and Dennis is now a security guard and completely unhappy with his life, his choices and especially with Libby’s new fiancee, Whit. Eventually, Dennis decides to enter a marathon, not only to compete with Whit, but to also show his ex and his young son, Jake, that he can make plans and follow them through. He’s a believeable character in a believeable situation and it makes it very easy to support him and be inspired by his mission.
“It’s “Rocky” by way of “There’s Something About Mary,” an inspirational fantasy with guy’s-guy banter and gross-out humor (including a blister-popping scene that seems to be this film’s answer to the hair gel bit in “Mary”). Yet it’s effective and affecting; much of its impact comes from its images of Dennis running and its conviction that there’s a difference between running toward something and running away.”

I you Simon!

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~ by Mathy Shoots People on August 14, 2008.

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