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News Roundup: 'The Place Beyond The Pines' Trailer, Rebel Wilson Hosting...

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The Place Beyond The Pines
The Place Beyond The Pines is the second coming of realist director Derek Cianfrance, who teamed up with his Blue Valentine star (and celebrity lookalike) Ryan Gosling. The film has generated a lot of buzz since Sundance, and we thought we would have a chance to see it this year, but sadly Focus Features gave it a 2013 release date. Today the first trailer for the film hit...

'Prometheus 2': Damon Lindelof Explains Why He Won't Return To Ruin Another...

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While Ridley Scott should certainly carry his share of the blame for Prometheus’ massive—and we mean massive—flaws (a basic slasher film plot featuring a too-large cast in which only two or three have any actual characterization who variously to make a series of bad decisions and get killed, do drugs and get killed, or have sex and get killed; a barely-defined alien species that...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for October 9 - 15

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One of this summer’s most talked about and discussed films hits Blu-ray this week, as does one of it’s biggest misfires, and Warner Brothers unloads some classic movies on to Blu-ray. And, of course, one of the most beloved and successful films of all time joins the Blu-ray ranks on its 30th anniversary. All this and more…

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide By Jumping Off L.A. Bridge

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Shocking news from Los Angeles today:  Tony Scott—director of such action-based films as Top Gun, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and Unstoppable, among many others—committed suicide on Sunday by jumping to his death off of a bridge in Los Angeles.  UPDATES BELOW.

'Prometheus,' 'Ted,' And 'American Reunion' All Receiving Sequels

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While most films released this summer don’t really need a sequel (unless you count The Amazing Spider-Man, which needs a sequel simply for Sony to maintain rights to the franchise), Ridley Scott’s Prometheus may be one of the only films that could possibly be enriched a sequel to explain away some glaring plot holes/ character motivations/ muddled questions.  So...

New 'Prometheus' Viral Ad Hints That Something Is Happening On October 11,...

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Oh, for crying out loud—look, Prometheus, we get it: viral marketing is a fascinating tool that can expand the fictional universe in which a film takes place, and it’s a savvy way to advertise said film.  That said, Prometheus came very close to ratcheting things up to overkill levels with multiple viral ads; and now, despite the fact that Prometheus has already...

Box Office Predictions: Aliens and Animals Slug For Top Slot

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This is a strangely busy weekend for June. For the most part studios launch their biggest titles in May and July, while June and August don't normally hold the big powerhouses. But this weekend we've got a big prequel and sequel hitting screens, and at least one of them has an X-factor that means it could do much better than expected, or much worse (that is,...

Prometheus: Movie Review

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One can walk a very fine line between having a movie be a prequel or it's own original piece. At the same time, if you're watching a movie you don't want to be constantly guessing over whether or not it has any connection to the filmmaker's previous flicks. With Ridley Scott's Prometheus, a lot of fans were under the impression that not only is he going back to his...

New 'Prometheus' Featurette Focuses On The Ship, Features All-New Footage

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With a week and a half left before the film’s U.S. premiere, Prometheus just can’t help but release yet another featurette on the film, this time concerning the titular spacecraft that gives the movie its name.  Featuring about a minute of all-new (and, admittedly, pretty cool) footage, the featurette tells us a lot about the ship and the technology of the fictional year 2089. ...

'Blade Runner' Sequel May Include Harrison Ford After All

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As we've previously reported, Ridley Scott has been planning on following up his Alien-connected new film Prometheus with a sequel to his other hugely-successful sci-fi classic, Blade Runner.  Now, despite the fact that it was denied in February, Scott has hinted that Harrison Ford will make a return in the new film (but won’t be starring). Read on for more after...

Original 'Blade Runner' Writer Has Joined Ridley Scott To Develop The...

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With Prometheus hot on everybody’s lips, a new murmur has begun to break through on Ridley Scott’s other return to sci-fi – can you guess it? That’s right, a new Blade Runner movie is officially in the making, and now details on the proposed film have come in the form of a press release – and it looks like it’s going to be a sequel.

Even The Posters For 'Prometheus' Are Spoiler-Heavy Now

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Until very recently, part of the fun of Prometheus’ ad campaign was just how ambiguous the marketing was for Ridley Scott’s semi-prequel to his 1979 classic, Alien.  Was it a true prequel?  Would it connect directly to the beginnings of Alien?  And so on.  And then, unfortunately, came the spoilers.  In April, we received a three-minute trailer of pure...

Ridley Scott Talks 'Prometheus' Plot, Mysterious 'Blade Runner' Sequel

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After leaving sci-fi behind 30 years ago with Blade Runner, Ridley Scott is returning to the genre with his highly anticipated Prometheus.  The film, which takes place in the same fictional universe as his film Alien (or, as Scott puts it, “once you start into the evolution of the story, it moves so far away from Alien that there’s only...

Yet Another 'Prometheus' Viral Ad Features Noomi Rapace Begging For Help...

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While Prometheus is still one of our most anticipated films of the summer, Ridley Scott’s “it is but it isn’t” prequel to his 1979 classic, Alien, has been laying it on a little thick with the marketing lately.  One of the primary appeals of Prometheus thus far has been its sense of creepy mystery; unfortunately, a great deal of the...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks For May 15 – 21

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2012’s biggest films of the early months are starting to hit DVD and Blu-ray, and we’ve got some of January and February’s surprise hits, and at least one of its failures. We’ve also got a great Criterion catalog title and a bunch of Disney films from the 1980’s and 90’s. Check out this week’s big releases below.

Latest 'Prometheus' Clip Shows a Landing

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June 8 isn't that far away, but until then expect to be inundated with clips and trailers for the upcoming, R-rated Ridley Scott epic Prometheus. The latest from the film isn't that spoiler-y, but it does show off the effects work that went into the movie, and Idris Elba's accent. Check it out.

17 New 'Prometheus' Pictures Feature Alien World, Haunted Crew

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It seems like every day there’s been a new bit of media released to promote The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, or Prometheus as the Big Summer Film of 2012.  Today, it’s once again Prometheus’ turn, with Entertainment Weekly releasing 17—count ‘em, 17!—new photos from the filming of...

Latest 'Prometheus' Featurette Talks Aliens (Not 'Alien')

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Prometheus may be R rated, but it's gunning to be one of the big event films of the summer, and the advertising and viral videos are now hitting the frequency of Avengers material. Perhaps it's a winning strategy. The latest from the Prometheus cast and crew concerns extra terrestrials. An interesting word...

'Prometheus' Has Killed Any Chance For 'At The Mountains Of Madness,' Says...

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After 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, director Guillermo Del Toro's next project was set to be the ambitious cinematic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, a 1936 novella about human scientists discovering evidence of ancient alien civilizations visiting Earth.  Unfortunately, Universal cancelled the project,...