Tony Scott, brother of Ridley and the director of innumerable brilliant movies, apparently committed suicide last night. Reports say he ‘leapt without hesitation’ from a bridge in San Pedro, LA. A note was said to be left at the 69 year-old’s office. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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My review for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is up now waiting to be read. Firstly, check out this IMAX poster that has a very cool retro/70s look to it. Or, if that’s not enough, why not watch these clips, see if they’re enough to convince you to leave the filthy squalor of your house for the shiny brilliance of the movie screen. Read more »
I know nearly every review for the film will make mention of this so I’m going to get it out of the way at the start – Prometheus sees Ridley Scott’s long-awaited return to sci-fi, a genre where he made such stone-cold classics as Alien and Blade Runner. Can Prometheus possibly live up to such a lofty billing, or will it be fanboy crushing damp squib like a certain Phantom Menace? Read on and find out.
The release of Prometheus (here in the UK, at least) is only two days away. The first reviews are out and doing the rounds. Here are the thoughts of The Hollywood Reporter, Empire, and Total Film if you want to know if the film lives up to the hype. Beware of spoilers, of course. In the meantime, why don’t you watch a load of featurettes about Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi. Go on. It’ll be fun*.
(*Fun cannot be legally guaranteed) Read more »
I’d love to offer up a brilliant insightful clip that defines the potential brilliance of Ridley Scott’s latest film, Prometheus, but all I have is a slight puff-piece on Charlize Theron’s character Meredith Vickers. Will that do? It’ll have to. Read more »
This not the new Prometheus poster, by the way. This is the teaser poster from before Christmas when the marketing for the film was still going for the subtle and mysterious, not the “let’s show them EVERYTHING so there’s no drama or surprises left when they go to the cinema to see it” we’re getting now. Maybe, just maybe, we’re not being shown everything and Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi will shock and surprise like his original Alien did. We live in hope.
I’d like to stand around and chat a bit about nothing in particular, as is my usual style, but we have so many Prometheus pics, clips, and vids to get through I thought I would launch straight into it. Like, right now. Read more »
This past weekend Channel Four, a broadcaster here in the UK, had the world exclusive first showing of the brand new three-minute long international trailer for Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated return to science fiction. Having watched the trailer air live, I have to admit I was a little disappointed that it was it was so full of apparent spoilers. It might be the film is so awesome that these reveals matter not a jot, but I thought I should warn you before you view it, just in case.
The drip drip feed of pics from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has become something of a flood in recent weeks. I’m not one for hyperbole but I’ve collected as many of these shots together as possible to give you an update of truly epic proportions. *Cough*. So, let’s get to it, shall we? Read more »
Things have been very quiet on The Dark Knight Rises front for a while now. The Avengers imminent release is dominating everything at the moment, and even Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has seen the slow drip of promo material become a flood in recent weeks. Entertainment Weekly has its summer preview and The Dark Knight Rises takes the cover. Does this finally signal a break from cover for the biggest film of the summer? Read more »