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Director's Cut: Patrick's top 10 anticipated movies for 2012

30 December 2011 3:57 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Looking forward to the next year of movies has been a tradition on Coming Attractions. After all, the whole reason why CA got started in the first place was to talk about movies that were in development, at a golden time when each film had awesome potential. As we watch the days grow shorter between their release dates, we love to imagine how great watching these movies will be. Whether the movies actually live up to the mental hype we give them is something else entirely.

But now’s not the time for being pessimistic. The final hours of 2011 are upon us and it’s with great hope that we look forward to what Hollywood will offer us in 2012. And there are some movies that I’m looking forward to seeing more than others.

Counting down, my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2012 are:

 

10. John Carter

If you had asked me even two years ago, »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Flip The Pages Of The Out-Of-Print 'Blade Runner Sketchbook' By Syd Mead & Ridley Scott

30 December 2011 7:36 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Ridley Scott revisiting his earlier work with his "Alien" spinoff/prequel/whatever "Prometheus," and with another "Blade Runner" movie on the horizon, while purists may shudder, he'll be introducing the movies that made him famous to a whole new generation. And there is something exciting (and kind of envious) about younger movie lovers experiencing the terror of outer space and the dystopia of a rain-soaked 2019 Los Angeles for the first time. But for those us who have been around the block already, there is something to take a look at if you think you've seen it all. Long out of print, with copies costing hundreds of dollars is you manage to find one, some kind soul has beautifully scanned and upload the "Blade Runner Sketchbook" for all to see and persuse. First published in 1982, the book features sketches and conceptual design work by the lengendary Syd Mead (who is »

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Ridley Scott inspires zero budget movie What Would Ridley Do?

30 December 2011 4:38 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

All Scottish filmmaker Ross Howieson needs to finish his new zero budget movie is about £20,000. That's just 0.01 per cent of the £200million budget of Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien spin-off Prometheus.

Ross's movie is actually inspired by Sir Ridley and is called What Would Ridley Do?

The 29-year-old decided to make a feature film even though he could barely afford to pay his rent. What Would Ridley Do? was born after Ross saw a YouTube video in which the legendary Blade Runner director urged people: "If you want to do what I do, just go and do it, there is no excuse."

A trailer for the film is embedded below.

As a huge fan of Ridley Scott, Ross took this advice to heart and set about writing and directing a film he could make with what he had available. He knew three great actors in London who were crazy enough to give it a go, »

- David Bentley

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Must Watch: ‘Alien’ Recut to ‘Prometheus’ Trailer

30 December 2011 3:47 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

It has been a real slow news week but I came along this cool little video that I think every horror & sci-fi fan will enjoy. If you are a fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien and are just as excited as we are for his film Prometheus you will want to take a look at this.

While Scott and his crew have skirted around the issue of if Prometheus is really a prequel to Alien or not, this trailer will definitely gear us in the right direction. Scott has said that it takes place in the same world as Alien but I think he is trying to keep us in the dark just as much as he can so we can be truly surprised by what he is creating for us. June can’t come soon enough.

Official ‘Prometheus’ Synopsis

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Charlize Theron Opens Up On Her Role In Prometheus

30 December 2011 2:05 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Ridley Scott’s film “Prometheus” has been talked about as one of the biggest movies of 2012, if not the biggest one of 2012, period. Mostly because it’s Scott’s return to the sci-fi genre he helped redefine with “Alien,” but also because of the stellar cast, which includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson and Charlize Theron. Not much has been made of what Theron’s role is (or anyone else’s roles, for that matter), but Perez Hilton managed to get the scoop on what Theron will be doing in the film. According to the site, Theron said in a recent interview that her character is the opposition in the »

- monique

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Cool Videos: Trailer for the original Alien, now Prometheusized

29 December 2011 12:40 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Remember that for a while, filmmaker Ridley Scott kept insisting that Prometheus had evolved into an original sci-fi project that wasn't really a prequel to Alien? And then, well, the teaser trailer came out and looked pretty much exactly like that. As we now acknowledge and accept (mostly), Prometheus obviously does have some connection to Alien, which is especially emphasized in this enticing fan-made teaser for Scott's original 1979 suspense classic done in the style of the new movie's »

- Dave Davis

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Awesome Prometheus Style Alien Teaser Trailer

29 December 2011 10:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

An awesome teaser trailer has been cut for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, and what makes this edit so cool is the fact that it was done in the same style of Scott's recent film Prometheus. The trailer was done extremely well, and it got me excited to want to watch Alien all over again. 

The trailer was created by YouTube user heresjohnny1991, and he basically took the sound and lettering idea from the Prometheus trailer and cut it together with some great imagery from Alien. Check out the Alien teaser trailer below and tell us what you think!

Source: Via: Firstshowing (http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/watch-original-alien-teaser-remade-like-the-prometheus-trailer/) »

- Venkman

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What's Wrong With Hollywood?

29 December 2011 9:52 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Los Angeles — Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking – down to a 16-year low as 2011's film lineup fell well short of studios' record expectations.

Through New Year's Eve on Saturday, projected domestic revenues for the year stand at $10.2 billion, down 3.5 percent from 2010's, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.28 billion tickets sold, a 4.4 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion.

Just what has put the movie business in the dumps is anyone's guess – though safe bets include the tight economy, rising ticket prices, backlash against parades of sequels or remakes, and an almost-limitless inventory of portable and at-home gadgetry to occupy people's time.

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- AP

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[Random Cool] 'Alien' Trailer Cut Like 'Prometheus' & 'Modern Family' Goes Horror!

29 December 2011 8:18 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Even though fan made trailer cuts are sort of the old school cool I still enjoy them quite a bit. This morning we came across two: one funny and one scary -- look to the cookie Elane, look to the cookie. Above you'll find a horror-themed trailer cut to ABC's "Modern Family". Don't mess with Alex Dunphy! In addition, all of you should know that Prometheus (in theaters June 8) is Ridley Scott's prequel to his 1979 film Alien. A fan had a little fun and recut the original Alien trailer to look like Prometheus. It's awesome. Watch it by reading on! »

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Producer Updates Blade Runner 2, Hong Kong Phooey and the Point Break Remake

29 December 2011 8:12 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

After purchasing the rights to Blade Runner in March for the express intent of "producing prequels and sequels," Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove (The Blind Side) revealed in August that Alcon had achieved their "Plan A." The production company has brought director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) on board to helm a sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic after finishing Prometheus, a quasi-prequel to Scott's other sci-fi classic, 1979's Alien.

In a recent interview with The Playlist, Kosove updated progress on the Blade Runner sequel, revealing that the project is "is moving forward aggressively."

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 12/29/2011 by Ryan

Ridley Scott | Andrew Kosove | Hong Kong Phooey | Point Break | Blade Runner »

- Ryan Gowland

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Watch: Original 'Alien' Teaser Remade Like the 'Prometheus' Trailer

28 December 2011 11:36 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In space no one can hear you scream. We all know the tagline by heart. While the first official teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to sci-fi, Prometheus, recalled the original Alien teaser with its lettering, one fan has gone so far as to make the truly perfect homage. YouTube user heresjohnny1991 (via AICN) has recreated the original 1979 Alien teaser trailer in the style of the Prometheus teaser, basically borrowing the music and using similar imagery and editing. And it's an absolutely awesome throwback that reminds us how this all began. This may not be a new trailer, but it is still unquestionably worth watching. Watch the original Alien teaser remade in the style of the first Prometheus teaser, from YouTube: If you want to watch and compare to the actual Prometheus teaser trailer, you can see that here. A team of explorers find a clue to the »

- Alex Billington

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Meet the 'Prometheus' Space Jockey Known Simply As "The Engineer"

28 December 2011 12:33 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Only in horror is the man in a rubber suit revered as a God, which is appropriate considering the enormity of the following scoop. With a fair spoiler warning to prelude this story, Damon Lindelof's screenplay for Prometheus, Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, is said to begin when a group of humans discover a map of the universe that leads them to their creators - or "Gods". Said Gods are the Space Jockeys as eluded to in the corpse seen in Scott's 1979 Alien. In Twentieth Century Fox's Prometheus, arriving in theaters June 8, one of these Space Jockeys is referred to as "The Engineer". While there are said to be multiple engineers, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Ian Whyte will portray one of them. He will soon be referred to as our "creator" or "God" »

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Russ Fischer’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

28 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Enough about 2011; let's look ahead to 2012. This past year was good about offering a diverse set of films that catered to many tastes, especially crowds that wanted something out of the range of standard multiplex fare. But 2012 looks like a much stronger year. We can almost always look ahead to a new year and say that there is a great batch of new films from established favorite filmmakers, movies with wonderful casts,  giant event movies and promising indies. But 2012 looks like it has more of those than usual. It's going to be a good year for movie watchers. After some deliberation (which no doubt has still allowed me to overlook something for which I'll facepalm later) here is a list of ten films that I'm very excited to see in 2012, followed by a full page of discussion about a whole bunch of other movies that didn't make my personal cut »

- Russ Fischer

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Prometheus Trailer: What Is It Telling Us?

28 December 2011 7:17 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

 

 

I saw the Prometheus trailer last week, Ridley Scott's first sci-fi flick in years. Its also supposed to be a kinda prequel to the Aliens films.

My thoughts?

Meh. Can't say I'm all that impressed.

I mean, yes the special effects and the scope of what they are trying to do looks cool. Plus, its great to finally see some epic sci-fi on the silverscreen again that doesn't start or end with 'Star'. Also, the movie has a damn good cast (Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender to name a few).

But, as Lainey Gossip mentioned before, if the fanboy in me had not scoured the Interwebs for details on the plot (which is still not that clear), I'd know nothing about the movie at all. And what the trailer shows me are only rapid images of space and pretty people running around screaming from all types of danger. »

- C.C. Ekeke

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Charlize Theron Talks Prometheus!

27 December 2011 3:33 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Charlize Theron took time out from recent interviews discussing her role in the comedy Young Adult to hint at her work in director Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus. According to Total Film, Theron remained secretive about her role as Meredith Vickers, a woman working with the company in charge of the deep space research trip at the heart of the movie. "I actually don’t play the heroine in it,” Theron told Total Film. “That’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it.” Earlier, Fox released a somewhat cryptic plot summary for the film. "Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe." »

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Charlize Theron Talks Prometheus!

27 December 2011 3:33 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Charlize Theron took time out from recent interviews discussing her role in the comedy Young Adult to hint at her work in director Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus. According to Total Film, Theron remained secretive about her role as Meredith Vickers, a woman working with the company in charge of the deep space research trip at the heart of the movie. "I actually don’t play the heroine in it,” Theron told Total Film. “That’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it.” Earlier, Fox released a somewhat cryptic plot summary for the film. "Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe." »

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Charlize Theron Talks Prometheus!

27 December 2011 3:33 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Charlize Theron took time out from recent interviews discussing her role in the comedy Young Adult to hint at her work in director Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus. According to Total Film, Theron remained secretive about her role as Meredith Vickers, a woman working with the company in charge of the deep space research trip at the heart of the movie. "I actually don’t play the heroine in it,” Theron told Total Film. “That’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it.” Earlier, Fox released a somewhat cryptic plot summary for the film. "Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe." »

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Damon Lindelof Talks Prometheus Preview

27 December 2011 3:23 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's no doubt about it; the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus turned a lot of heads upon its debut with fans on fire to dissect every little detail. Writer Damon Lindelof recently sat down with the L.A. Times to talk about what we saw in the trailer. Read on for his take and details.

“One part of me sort of wants to be working on something where I can say, ‘This is exactly what this is’ without being secretive or mysterious, but I think that with the genesis of this a couple of years ago - when Ridley announced that he wanted to make an ‘Alien’ prequel - that’s where this began, and where it’s evolved to is this conversation: Is it or isn’t it [an 'Alien' prequel]? And I think this little sort of dance that we’re doing basically existed prior to anybody seeing anything, »

- Uncle Creepy

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My 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

27 December 2011 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

2011 is about to come to a close and as I am prepping my Top 10 list of movies of the last year I decided to take a break and share my Top 10 most anticipated film of 2012. Next year looks like an amazing year of movies and there are a ton of great films being released including one of my most anticipated movies of all time, and with that I'll start off with my number one most anticipated film...

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This is a film adaptation I've been waiting to see since I first read The Hobbit as a little kid. As big of a fan as I am of The Lord of the Rings, I have always had a much deeper connection with The Hobbit. I'm so happy and excited that Peter Jackson ended up taking the director's chair; there's no doubt he's going to pull off another magnificent Middle Earth story. »

- Venkman

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Damon Lindelof Discusses the Prometheus Trailer

27 December 2011 12:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Screenwriter Damon Lindelof recently gave an interview to Hero Complex to discuss the trailer for Ridley Scott's highly anticipated sci-fi film Prometheus and what it all means. I'm surprised that even after the teaser trailer was released for this movie people are still unsure on weather or not Prometheus is actually a prequel to Alien or not. For me all signs point to yes, especially the fact that the Space Jockey is right there clear as day. I just don't understand how some people are still unclear about this, I guess maybe it's just us fanboys and fangirls that get it. I understand that there's still a lot of unanswered questions about the story, but there is most definitely a connection between the two films. 

Here's what Lindelof had to say about it...

One part of me sort of wants to be working on something where I can say, »

- Venkman

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