SIMON Pegg is a British comedy hero known for his hilarious collaborations with best friend Nick Frost. Here's everything you need to know about the actor famed for hit movies such as Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead... How old is Simon Pegg? Simon Pegg is 48 years old and was born on Valentine's Day in 1970. He is the son of John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician, but took his stepfather's name of Pegg when his mum Gillian divorced and remarried. He was raised in Gloucestershire and moved to Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare, as a teen. He graduated from the University of Bristol and while there, he performed as a member of a comedy troupe alongside David Walliams. What are Simon Pegg's hit movies? Simon's eclectic mix of movie's range from the best of British comedy to blockbuster action thrillers. Shaun of the Dead - 2004 Hot Fuzz - 2007 Run Fatboy Run - 2007 Star Trek - 2009 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 2011 Star Trek … [Read more...] about How old is Simon Pegg, who’s his best friend Nick Frost and is the Ready Player One star married?
Music group ABBA is one of the latest and arguably one of the most high-profile ‘pop stars’, alongside the likes of Elton John and Gorillaz, to venture into augmented reality (AR). In 2019/2020 the foursome will be launching an avatar tour, performing as computer generated digital avatar versions of themselves. According to ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, the idea was for them to make identical digital copies of themselves at a certain age and those copies could then go on tour, so they do not have to. Welcome to the new age of the ‘ABBAtar’. The number of real life examples of AR – and virtual reality (VR) – are on the increase, throughout the entertainment and media industry, and every industry far and wide. We should therefore stop and look at the impact that these immersive technologies will have on our daily lives as we know it. A rush of new immersive experiences to enjoy AR journeys will increasingly crop up in our lives. Today’s … [Read more...] about ABBAtars And Ready Player One – How Mixed Reality Will Change Our Lives
Ready Player One has helped make Steven Spielberg become the first director to gross a total of $10bn at the worldwide box office. The latest blockbuster from the legendary filmmaker - adapted from the cult novel by Ernest Cline - has proved a hit with audiences across the globe, with takings of $474.8m (£333.1m) since it opened last month.It is likely to overtake the $481.8m (£338.2m) earned by Saving Private Ryan, for which Spielberg won the Academy Award for best director, and become his sixth biggest cinema moneymaker of all time.:: Spielberg: I have 'sad, low period' after films Ready Player One came just over two months after the release of his political drama The Post, which has taken a more modest $174.4m (£122.4m) but was a big hit with critics - including Sky's Adam Boulton.With plenty of hits spanning multiple decades, Spielberg - whose next film is a fifth instalment in the Indiana Jones series - is way ahead of the next highest-grossing director, Peter … [Read more...] about Ready Player One pushes Steven Spielberg past $10bn box office milestone
In Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, much of the population of a desolate future America have abandoned the world of work for the virtual reality of gaming in a software program called the Oasis. A report from the International Monetary Fund on Monday suggests it’s perhaps not such a fanciful future after all. The rather more sober, official title of the IMF report is Labor Force Participation in Advanced Economies: Drivers and Prospects. What it reveals is a sharp and still barely understood divergence between Europe and the US, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. The number of women in the workforce in Europe has been rising strongly, said the IMF. But in a “striking difference” the trend has gone into reverse in the US. Meanwhile, jobs for “prime-age men” have stagnated or dropped back a bit in Europe, but in the US the decline has been far more serious. “The reason that US prime-age men and youth became so … [Read more...] about Ready players? Not if the game is young men doing real jobs
“A Quiet Place,” a horror feature starring real-life husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, definitely made some noise in its debut weekend, dethroning Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” and handing Paramount Pictures its first box-office win since June.The feature from Viacom Inc.’s film division took in $50 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. Spielberg’s adaptation of the popular dystopian story from Ernest Cline fell to second with $25.1 million, while the new Universal Pictures comedy “Blockers” opened in third place.Paramount has been fighting to turn around under new management but its future is still unclear. Viacom is in talks to merge with CBS Corp., potentially recombining companies that were split in 2006. Heading into the weekend, the studio was in ninth place in domestic ticket sales for the year, according to Box Office Mojo.Directed and co-written … [Read more...] about ‘A Quiet Place,’ Family Horror Picture, Topples ‘Ready Player One’