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Everybody has that one movie that they've watched so many times, "knowing it by heart" doesn't even begin to describe the relationship. It's the film that you drop everything to watch when it comes on TV, or that you bought and wore out the VHS copy, and then the DVD and the Blu-Ray... and you're still happy to watch it again on Netflix. Maybe it all started with what your family liked to watch (or what they hated) or what ended up in your stocking at holiday time, or what you fell in love with at the theater. Below, the HitFix editorial staff shares its most-watched movies of all time. What is yours? Tell us in the comments! Donna Dickens "Titanic" I was that fourteen year old girl. The one that saw “Titanic” in theaters multiple times (my personal tally was seven.) I bought the VHS two-pack. I recorded the »
- HitFix Staff
Ridley Scott might be in the autumn of his filmmaking career, but that doesn’t mean he’s not keen to relive his glory days back on the big screen. The seminal auteur, who cut his teeth on sci-fi genre staples such as 1979’s Alien and 1982’s Blade Runner, has already kickstarted the former franchise in last year’s divisive prequel, Prometheus. While lately, most chatter surrounding his upcoming slate has involved that film’s sequel, it’s the long-gestating second part of the 1982 sci-fi noir, Blade Runner 2, that fans are clamouring to know more about.
Doing the rounds to promote his upcoming Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Scott revealed a glut of previously-unknown plans for the android saga. The last time he spoke out about the sequel was in reference to its script, which he said was not only finished, but “damn good.” Excitement around the various tidbits »
- Gem Seddon
Once untouchable sci-fi milestones, Ridley Scott has deemed it necessary to keep tinkering with "Alien" and "Blade Runner." We've already seen the result of what happened with "Alien" pre-prequel "Prometheus" (which has a sequel brewing), and for a while now, a follow-up to "Blade Runner" has been in the works. It looks like the pieces are falling into place, and with Scott's "Exodus: Gods And Kings" arriving soon, he's hitting the press circuit and revealing his future plans for the replicant saga. Chatting with Variety, Scott said that he won't direct "Blade Runner 2," but will stay on as a producer, with filming scheduled to get underway next year. There's no word why he opted out of the director's chair, but considering his next project is "The Martian" with Matt Damon, he probably just doesn't have the time anymore. But he's been deeply involved, working on the script with "Blade Runner »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Visual Effects Society announced Tuesday that director Ridley Scott will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, chair of the Ves board, in a press release. “His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled.”
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” Scott said. “Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core and thus I have »
- Marianne Zumberge
While J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) will be lauded with the Ves Visionary Award, British filmmaker-producer Ridley Scott will be receiving the Ves Lifetime Achievement Award for a career that includes Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Prometheus (2012) and the forthcoming Biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings (2014).
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” stated “Jeffrey A. Okun, Ves Board Chair. “His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled. Ridley has given us a body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this we are honored to award him with the prestigious Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” remarked Ridley Scott. “Over the years I have been very fortunate »
- Trevor Hogg
The ideal place to meet Ridley Scott would be on a raging battlefield, in the furthest reaches of outer space, or in the midst of any of the other vast canvases on which he creates his movies.
Instead, we’re sitting in a basement salon at London’s trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where the 76-year-old director has parked himself, however briefly, to discuss his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and to ruminate on his long career.
“You’re probably going to be sitting down, so you’re not going to get a proper sense of him,” actor Christian Bale, who stars in Scott’s new film as Moses, warned this reporter a few days earlier. “You’ve got to see Rid on the move to understand him. He’s totally kinetic. I’m absolutely sure he springs out of bed at 10 times the speed I do.”
Australian actor Joel Edgerton, »
- Scott Foundas
Ridley Scott will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the 13th annual Ves Awards, Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms. His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled,” Ves board chair Jeff Okun said in a statement. Read more 'Exodus': How Ridley Scott Chose His 11-Year-Old Voice of God Scott directed sci-fi classics Blade Runner and Alien, and has received Academy Award nominations for best director
- Carolyn Giardina
When the Nostromo landed on planet Lv-426 in Ridley Scott’s Alien, the only sign of life was one of the universe’s most dangerous creatures, and as fans of the films know, a failed colonization on the planet took place after Dallas and his crew paid it a visit. Christopher Golden explores how that society was overrun in Alien: River of Pain, and Titan Books has given us an excerpt to share with Daily Dead readers.
“Concluding the all-new, official trilogy set in the Alien Universe!
A new adventure featuring the Colonial Marines and leading directly into the second movie, Aliens.
The massively acclaimed Alien franchise is one of the most successful of all time, beginning with the first film in 1979. When Ellen Ripley finally returned to Earth, she learned that the planet Lv-426–the planet from Alien–has been colonized. This novel will reveal for the first »
- Derek Anderson
For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score. The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16.
20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods And Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.
When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias’ trademark composing style in this breathtaking score.
Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.
The recording of Exodus: Gods And Kings took »
- Michelle McCue
In 1997, director Ridley Scott ("Alien") hired StudioADI to put together makeup tests for the vampire-like creatures ('Hemocytes') that would've appeared in his version of I Am Legend. The film would've starred Arnold Schwarzenegger ("The Terminator"), but Warner Brothers killed the project in March of 1998 due to budgetary concerns. In 2012, StudioADI released a video filled with the makeup tests and since it was so popular they went digging into their archive for more makeup tests and concept art, which you can view in their latest video. Scott's I Am Legend would've been loosely-based on Richard Matheson's 1954 horror-fiction novel of the same name. Nearly a decade after WB pulled the plug on Scott's I Am Legend, WB gave the greenlight to Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") to direct his take on I Am Legend, which starred Will Smith ("Men In Black") and used computer-generated Hemocytes. It generated $586 »
According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com, and their sources, some new alien spoilers have been dished out for the upcoming "Prometheus 2" sci-flick, via director Ridley Scott. And it turns out that we're going to see a new, fresher form of alien get featured in the third act. Ridley recently told the press: "So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” Also a recent press release for the film, reads like this: "Stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are both contracted to reprise their roles of David and Elizabeth Shaw, respectively. The original film, a quasi-prequel to Scott's 1979 "Alien," saw a team of scientists and explorers embarking on a journey to a distant world, where they discovered the answers to some of humanity's most profound questions." It's currently set to hit theaters on March 4th, »
About two months ago, Ridley Scott offered a Prometheus 2 update confirming that the script was being written, that he had “15 drafts evolving” and also that the iconic Xenomorphs will not be part of the sequel. He noted that “there’s only so much snarling you can do” and that it’s time to do something more interesting, but left it at that. However, in a more recent interview, Scott gives up a little more information and it teases the direction he could be going in with aliens in the sequel. Hit the jump to find out what Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw could encounter in Prometheus 2. Here’s what Scott told The Australian (via SciFied) about Prometheus 2: [Prometheus 2 is] fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Rather than a dragon, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Director Ridley Scott recently said that the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel will not have any Xenomorphs, the creatures from the "Alien" franchise. But in a new interview, the helmer revealed that he has a surprise for audiences. "It's fresh. Getting away from gods and dragons and sh*t. If I see one more dragon, I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons," he said. "So with 'Prometheus 2,' what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act." It's not clear what exactly he means, but we'll find out when "Prometheus 2" hits theaters on March 4th, 2016. »
Filmmaker Ridley Scott has begun doing promotional rounds for the Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and has briefly talked about how the sequels to both "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner" are progressing.
In regards to the sequel to the "Alien" prequel/spin-off, Scott tells The Australian that the follow-up will be "fresh" and is "getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons."
By dragons, he's referring to H.R. Giger's creature from the original and calls that beastie: "the definitive dragon and he's a motherf--ker. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history."
- Garth Franklin
The word “alien” is a big deal when talking about Prometheus and its potential sequel. Ridley Scott‘s film was, after all, a return to the universe he helped create in his defining 1979 film Alien. The signature alien — the xenomorph — from that film even made an appearance in altered but recognizable form at […]
- Russ Fischer
This article contains a potential spoiler for Prometheus 2.
Sir Ridley Scott shows precious little sign of slowing down. His new film, Exodus: Gods And Kings arrives in cinemas this December, and we're hearing rumours of a near three-hour running time for it. Then, he's tackling Andy Weir's excellent book The Martian, and has already cast Matt Damon in the lead role for that one.
Plus, he's juggling Prometheus 2, a film that he's decreasingly likely to direct himself - given his schedule - but is seemingly heavily involved with nonetheless.
Chatting with The Australian, via Bloody Disgusting, Scott confirmed that the script for Prometheus 2 is done and "really good", noting that it's going to be "getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself".
Ridley Scott’s sort-of Alien prequel, Prometheus, landed with a divisive thunk back in 2012. Despite a mixed reception, both its detractors and fans are eager to see where exactly Scott will take the two remaining survivors for the sequel, Prometheus 2. More importantly, however, is what type of monsters can we expect?
The director has made no bones about the fact that there will be no xenomorphs in the film. Nope, not even one. As the tears began to crust up our sodden cheeks, Noomi Rapace referenced the notion of god and the devil taking over the villainous components. However, whether we’ll actually see a trident-wielding Satan going at it with a bearded white chap seems relegated to the rumour mill dustbin, for now at least.
Scott recently spoke out in an interview with The Australian about the nature of the beast. Whether or not he’s utterly serious, »
- Gem Seddon
Prometheus star Noomi Rapace revealed in an interview last month that the sequel, Prometheus 2, may feature "God or the devil" as the villains, after another report from September claimed that the classic Alien Xenomorphs will not be featured in this follow-up. Director Ridley Scott offered a new update, revealing that he is introducing a "fresher form" of the original Alien in the third act of Prometheus 2.
"It's fresh, getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons. (The original alien is) the definitive dragon and he's a motherf---er. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."
The filmmaker added that the "baby alien" in Prometheus was, "awfully »
In an interview with MTV UK back in October, Noomi Rapace was asked about Prometheus 2, a film she clearly has no idea what the plot will be, but she answered from the perspective of her character and what Elizabeth Shaw might be looking for after she and David (Michael Fassbender) left the planet at the end of the first film: I know that Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't wanna go back. She can't go to Earth. There's nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where they come from, those giants, those creatures. In her head that's the dark paradise. What's therec She wants answers. She wants to know. I feel like I'm sharing her curiosity but also her anger. As far as what is in store for Elizabeth and David once they get to the next stop on their journey, »
- Brad Brevet
In Prometheus, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) became "pregnant" with an alien creature. She had it removed with the do-it-yourself surgery pod. That's when we see it's a slimy creature with tentacles. Later on when the Engineer attacks Shaw, her alien infant leaps upon the Engineer, rescuing her. During the alien-on-alien battle Shaw's alien smothers the Engineer's face. When the camera pulls back we see Shaw's alien is actually a large Face Hugger. The final shot in the film is of the Engineer's chest bursting open and a Xenomorph-like creature emerging. Director Ridley Scott acknowledged to The Australian that the final creature is “awfully close to the alien” from 1979's Alien. If you're hoping the Prometheus sequel will bring something new to the table, when it comes to aliens, you're in luck. Scott said, "So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of »
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