Tag Archives: Ridley Scott
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 »
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 »
This week: Before he became an actor, Channing Tatum worked as a male stripper, which inspired Steven Soderbergh to direct "Magic Mike," a behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of male strippers taking it off nightly at a club in Florida.
Also new this week is the self-explanatory horror thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the sweet-natured apocalyptic romance "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and a definitive anniversary edition of "Blade Runner" on Blu-ray. Get More »
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?"
Oh Marvel, what hath thou wrought? Now that their shared universe of superheroes has raked in mad cheddar at the global box office, everyone is clamoring to create their own shared movieverse, be it with DC Comics characters or Tom Clancy novels.
In another example of movie synergy, Collider is reporting that there is an aster Egg on the new "Prometheus" Bu-ray which ties the "Alien" prequel to Ridley Scott's other sci-fi masterpiece "Blade Runner," albeit pretty flimsily. Get More »
If you're like us, you really liked "Prometheus" but left the theater somewhat perplexed. Ridley Scott's sorta-prequel to "Alien" has gorgeous visuals, at least one squirm-inducing abortion sequence (shudder!) and first-rate performances but definitely leaves several questions regarding, well, almost everything unanswered.
At least a few of these blanks will be filled in now that one of the year's most imaginative yet maddening films is hitting Blu-ray and DVD. The home video release of "Prometheus" contains many behind-the-scenes featurettes and deleted scenes that dig deep into the film's convoluted sci-fi mythology and help paint a clearer picture of Scott's stunning vision ... while still retaining a sense of mystery, of course (you have to leave some things for the sequel!). Get More »
While Hollywood mourns the death of director Tony Scott, those hit hardest are his immediate family, including his wife Donna Wilson Scott, their two sons, and. perhaps most of all, his brother and business partner, Ridley Scott.
The elder Scott was in the middle of shooting his latest film "The Counselor" for 20th Century Fox when he was given the news of his younger brother's suicide, and now Variety reports that shooting on the picture has been suspended for at least the rest of the week. Get More »
Over the course of Ridley Scott's frustratingly ambiguous space epic "Prometheus" the only thing we really learn about the oddball android David (Michael Fassbender) or his motivations is that the dude liked to touch everything. A lot.
One of the biggest mysteries was *SPOILER* what exactly David uttered in unsubtitled Proto-Indo-European to the giant engineer douche who then goes on a pointless killing spree, but Stu Holmes over at The Bioscopist got the skinny directly from Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London. Get More »
Ridley Scott defined sci-fi terror with 1979's "Alien," so it's only fitting that the director would redefine the genre with "Prometheus," a prequel that takes many detours into rabbit holes of philosophical pondering.
What are they pondering, exactly? Only the nature and purpose of mankind's origin, that's all. No biggie. Oh, and there's monsters! This epic stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and the amazing Michael Fassbender as a robot to be reckoned with.