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People in horror movies do the darndest things, don't they? We've all had a "Don't go in there, you idiot!" moment or twelve while watching fright flicks. Horror sure does bring out the stupids.
This counter-intuitive behavior makes it seem like these folks are handing over their lives on a silver platter, so in honor of this weekend's "Evil Dead" let's celebrate the good, the bad and the dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers of the genre. Appropriately enough, our first entry comes from that franchise. Get More »
Last summer's sci-fi epic "Prometheus" wasn't exactly universally loved, but one thing has to be said for it: It certainly got people talking. And that talking is still going on, as one rumor or report after another about the upcoming sequel "Prometheus 2" seems to hit the internet every other day.
So why should today be any different? This week's big "Prometheus 2" news: Damon Lindelof has explained at length to Slash Film just why "Prometheus 2" isn't "Alien," why he's not writing it and why anybody who blames him for "Prometheus 2" sucking even before it exists is probably mental. Get More »
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
It's barely been two weeks since we learned that Ridley Scott is hard at work on "Prometheus 2" and frankly, just the idea of that movie exhausts us. But it appears that the 75-year-old director has more energy than we do, because according BuzzFeed, Scott has announced that he will be teaming up with the online content provider Machinima to produce 12 all-new, all-original sci-fi short films for distribution on their YouTube channel.
In space, no on can hear you hit the "like" button. Get More »
Hey guys, remember "Prometheus?" Last summer, everyone was totally psyched up for Ridley Scott's long-awaited prequel to his 1979 masterpiece "Alien." And then the movie actually came out and it was, like, the most confusing mess of nonsense ever put together.
Well, if you're into that sort of thing then we've got some good news for you, as star Noomi Rapace has revealed to indieWire that Scott and company are already hard at work on a script for "Prometheus 2."
Geez, the bruise on our forehead from all that slapping hasn't even healed yet! Get More »
2012 is all over and the Mayan prophecy killed us all. Luckily, we at Planet Fanboy slipped this into our system prior to the day we all died, so the cockroaches have something to read as they feast on our corpses. So pull up a seat, Scritchy and Scratchy, and learn about the year that was.
2012 opened nicely. Qui-Gon Jinn looked death in the eye and slowly let death win in "The Grey." But he did it in a very picturesque way while reciting poetry in his head, so it made for a terrific movie.
George Lucas finally let loose with his "Red Tails" project and it wasn't very good but we all got to shrug our shoulders and say "well, that is absolutely the last time George Lucas will make any news this year." Get More »
There's a certain art to making a great movie trailer. And frankly, hardly anybody seems to have mastered that art.
Indeed, for every halfway-interesting trailer that comes out there are ten more that give away the entire plot, deliver nothing but obvious jokes about farts and crotch punches or are simply a series of incredibly fast jump cuts with weird music playing over them. In short, they are crap. Get More »
An in-depth look at the release of 'Prometheus' Blu-ray promised answers to the many mysteries of Ridley Scott's sort-of "Alien" prequel, as the Blu-ray's producer Charles De Lauzirika debuted his content-packed disc (including a 3+ hour doc titled "The Furious Gods") at a London event this week.
"For a film as complicated as this you have to try to capture everything you possibly can and figure it out later," said Lauzirika during his presentation, "but along the way you're starting to identify interesting story threads in terms of the making of the film. What are more problematic issues, what are more interesting abandoned ideas. I always love that part of it, when you see so much work put into things and those get put off to the side because they didn't organically mesh with things as they were developing." Get More »
"'The Dresser' with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. I think it's a great story about the theater, and you have two performances which I think are some of the greatest.
"I just think it's an incredible movie, and an incredible play too."
Logan Marshall-Green learned to love theater when he was cast in his mother's plays growing up. In 2004 he won a Drama Desk Award for his role in Neil LaBute's "The Distance From Here." He parlayed that success into roles in films like "Across the Universe" and "Prometheus," which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today.
This week: Years after directing the sci-fi masterpieces "Alien" and "Blade Runner," Ridley Scott returns to science fiction with the harrowing and ambitious "Alien" prequel "Prometheus" with Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Michael Fassbender.
Also new this week is the movie-musical "Rock of Ages," the Edgar Allan Poe-themed mystery thriller "The Raven," and the Blu-ray debuts of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"