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[ Watch The Video: Deformation-Based Loop Closure For Large-Scale Dense RGB-D SLAM ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, characters Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) and Benji Dunn (played by Simon Pegg) break into a highly secure room in the Kremlin with the help of an animated wall that mimicked their surroundings in order to make a highly secured hallway look empty. This Hollywood fantasy technology just got a step...

2011-06-07 07:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One tiny alien makes for big, big trouble in the comedy adventure Paul, coming to Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack and DVD August 9, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Both versions will feature the theatrical movie, as well as an unrated version of the film, not shown in theaters. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand. Paul reunites Simon Pegg and Nick...

2009-06-30 05:00:00

SHAUN OF THE DEAD & HOT FUZZ - ULTIMATE EDITION SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 OWN IT ON BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally arriving on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def are two side-splitting movies by comedic talents Simon Pegg and Nick Frost! Whether paying homage to such horror classics as Night of the Living Dead, Evil Dead and 28 Days Later or putting a wickedly witty spin on buddy cop movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz...

2009-05-27 19:28:57

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films say Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig have been cast in the new comedy Paul. Bill Hader and Jane Lynch have also signed up for roles in the movie, which is to be directed by Greg Mottola. Mottola's film credits include Superbad and Adventureland. Rogen, who had a supporting role in Superbad, will play the title character's voice in Paul. Pegg and Frost, who previously collaborated on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz,...

2009-03-20 08:00:00

J.J. Abrams' film Star Trek is to have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House. The BBC said the event is to take place April 7. Abrams, who is the creator of TV's Lost and Alias, directed the movie about the early days of the crew of the USS Enterprise. The reimagined story is based on the classic sci-fi series and stars Bottle Shock actor Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Heroes' player Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock and Hot Fuzz hero Simon Pegg as Montgomery Scotty Scott. Leonard Nimoy,...

2008-12-25 12:26:10

Coldplay says it wanted to offer its fans a Christmas present by offering a free download of a remixed version of the British band's hit, Viva la Vida. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday the Speed of Sound band is offering the musical single free online along with a Happy Christmas Folks greeting for its loyal fans. The band's lead singer, Chris Martin, also jokes on the its Web site about a new featured video that features actor Simon Pegg. The video shows the Shaun of the Dead star singing...

2008-10-13 06:00:30

By Andrew Eato THERE is something faintly ridiculous about America's insular habit of remaking foreign films and TV programmes, especially when - like Life on Mars, the US version of which has just started on ABC - they were in English in the first place so they don't even need subtitles. Some adaptations, at least, raise the game and the budget - Traffic, for example. But what, exactly, was the point of making a US version of The Office, when the result is more or less the same as the...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

British actor Simon Pegg said his new film "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People" is vastly different from the memoir on which it is based. Like Toby Young's book, the movie chronicles one man's disastrous stint working at a prestigious magazine. "People make the mistake of thinking books and films are the same thing and they are easy to translate (one into the other.) But a book is like an aid to your imagination while a film is a surrogate for your imagination. So, they are completely...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.