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Why Ridley Scott Needs to Stop Making Alien Movies

22 May 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Upon first glance at the title it might seem like some "click-bait" article trying to get read. And perhaps, no matter what you read here, that is how you're going to see it. However, once you finish reading this opinion piece (and remember, this is simply my opinion), you may very well agree that Ridley Scott is no longer the man to handle the Alien franchise. Especially after watching this weekend's less than stellar Alien: Covenant.

When the first Alien movie landed in theaters in 1979, it was groundbreaking. It featured incredible special effects, a plausible look at the space program in the future, and a scene of such amazingly grotesque proportions (the alien exploding out of a crew mate's stomach), it still shocks people to this day. The film was smart, it featured a female kicking ass, and in many ways, the first Alien movie directed by Ridley Scott is still ahead of it's time. »

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Review: "Alien: Covenant"

21 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This review was originally published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad

If the famed director Ridley Scott were in art school, his professor would be yanking the paintbrush out of his hand — “it’s perfect, stop adding brush strokes!” His wife probably has to pull spices from his hands as he cooks. If you’ve been playing along with this Hollywood giant’s career you know that he can never leave well enough alone. I’ve lost count of how many “versions” there now are of his early sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner (1982) and, after years of threats, that film will have a sequel this October, Blade Runner 2049, though Scott opted to pass the directorial reigns over to Denis Villeneuve (Arrival).

Having exhausted returning to that particular sci-fi well, Ridley has moved back even earlier in his career to the film that made him famous, Alien (1979). He’s now directed two »


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Today in Movie Culture: Lego Batman Watches 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Easter Eggs and More

19 May 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Trailer Reaction of the Day: Watch as an amused Lego Batman watches the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming    Trailer Dissection of the Day: Easter egg king Mr. Sunday Movies takes an amusing deep dive through the Blade Runner 2049 trailer for things we may have missed:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of Blade Runner 2049, here's a video from IMDb comparing the sequel to the original, shot by shot:   Video Essay of the Day: Also speaking of Blade Runner, Nerdwriter analyzes and celebrates the score for the original movie:   Vintage Image of the Day: Peter Mayhew, who turns 73 today, receives...

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- Christopher Campbell

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Be This Stupid

19 May 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

(Because of the mixed reactions to the film from critics across the internet, we are running two reviews of Alien: Covenant. Here’s a negative take on the movie. For a different take, you can read Karen Han’s positive review.) Ridley Scott has made two great films: Alien and Blade Runner. In spite of the sequel to […]

The post ‘Alien: Covenant’ Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Be This Stupid appeared first on /Film. »

- Josh Spiegel

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Great Job, Internet!: Here’s how Vangelis made Blade Runner’s haunting score

19 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The opening seconds of the latest trailer for Blade Runner 2049 sent out a clarion call to fans of the original with a single melancholy synthesizer pulse. The sounds of Vangelis’ legendary soundtrack for the original are inextricable from the movie’s appeal. The sequel promises, more than anything else, a return to a very specific fictional world, one defined by the concept art of Syd Mead and cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth’s framing of it. But Vangelis’ music is an equally important component of that world, and a new video by Nerdwriter1 teases out what makes it so resonant, decades later.

A big part of it is the way the film blends score, sound design, and dialogue into one sinuous whole, drenching spoken words in echo and creating abstract sounds that play off individual cuts. This was achieved, in part, by Vangelis’ composition method, wherein he watched edits of the ...


- Clayton Purdom

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Fearing The Aliens!

19 May 2017 6:47 AM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox)

I really loved Prometheus, not as a cinematic masterpiece, but as movie-worthy prequel to Sir Ridley Scott's genre-defining 40 year-old masterpiece Alien. And having rewatched it again, Prometheus's smart narrative and deliberate storyline still resonate with me. Perhaps it is my age, and probably his, that that prequel raised major existential questions --  "why are we here?" and "who created us?" -- that resonate with In that film, why did the Engineers seed life in the ever-expanding universe and our own planet, if they did at all. He certainly knows how to direct action sequences that have grit, energy, and beauty as his films Gladiator and Blade Runner Scott next chapter Alien: Covenant answers many of the questions left dangling at the end of the aforementioned movie, but still leaves some questions unanswered -- a great device to hook newbies and fans alike. And certainly raises new questions, »

- Dusty Wright

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Votd: See How the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer Compares to the Original ‘Blade Runner’

19 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the original sci-fi noir thriller Blade Runner from director Ridley Scott. Therefore, it’s only appropriate that this year also marks the long-anticipated sequel that fans have wanted for decades. As for what secrets lie in Blade Runner 2049, we don’t know, but we do know that the visuals […]

The post Votd: See How the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer Compares to the Original ‘Blade Runner’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’ Director Matt Tyrnauer on Urban Planning, Syd Mead, and More

19 May 2017 4:49 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, Matt Tyrnauer‘s Citizen Jane: Battle for the City has received rave reviews across the country as it opened in limited release last month. Centering on Jane Jacobs — a journalist, author, and activist — the film showcases the problems inherent to how urban planners in the mid-twentieth century worked.

One of the key proponents of this movement to teardown what he deemed “slums” for new, mammoth housing projects of concrete erasing the very communities they sought to “save” was New York’s Robert Moses. His power and reputation allowed him to force his ideas through the legislature for decades until Jacobs caught wind professionally and personally (he would eventually target her neighborhood). She ignited to take a stand and share her own beliefs in writing and via protest on city living, safety via “eyes on the street,” and the notion that cities are defined by its people, »

- Jared Mobarak

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Ridley Scott to curate sci-fi programming block for TNT

18 May 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having set M. Night Shyamalan to curate a horror programming block, complete with a relaunch of the anthology series Tales from the Crypt, TNT has now turned to Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott to develop a night of original sci-fi programming, which Deadline reports will serve as a showcase for hourlong series, shortform programs and other formats to be developed in collaboration with the legendary filmmaker.





“Being given the creative license to generate and develop science fiction programming in a variety of formats for TNT is very exciting,” said Scott. “This genre is one of my favorites, and there are an infinite amount of original and innovative story ideas out there that we are looking forward to exploring with TNT. It is very exciting for all of us.”

“We’re looking to create a programming block filled with the kind of imaginative, awe-inspiring storytelling that has made science »

- Gary Collinson

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Alien: Covenant – Review

18 May 2017 8:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ridley Scott hasn’t worked through his daddy issues yet. Many of his films deal with men, biblical figures, robots (replicants), and others, seeking answers from their creators. The director previously relied heavily on this concept with his first Alien prequel, Prometheus; much to the dissatisfaction of fans and critics alike. Many of the thrills and chills from the 1979 film were placed in the shadows to shine a light more on man’s search for the answers to the universe, along with an android teaching these foolish mortals a lesson or two along the way. Now, with Alien: Covenant, this is the second film where Ridley Scott tries to blend “man and his creator” questions with the horror of the unknown. Although longtime Alien fans might praise Covenant for delivering more of what they didn’t get enough of in the previous prequel, the British auteur still hasn’t found »

- Michael Haffner

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Newswire: T.J. Miller is basically playing Boba Fett in Ready Player One

18 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The geek pastiche of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One knows no bounds (beyond those of Oasis, the immersive Mmorpg at the story’s center). Its dystopian treasure hunt pulls in allusions to Blade Runner, Rush, Dungeons And Dragons, and an arcade’s worth of vintage video games. Those allusions won’t include any Steven Spielberg films as long as Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg has any say in it, but according to T.J. Miller, movies made by Spielberg’s friends aren’t off limits.

In an interview with Fandango, the Silicon Valley star and party-crashing emoji discusses his Ready Player One role, which was created specifically for the movie. “Basically I am a funny, or at least mildly amusing, Boba Fett,” he says, a bounty hunter working within the Oasis at the behest of Ready Player One’s Darth Vader figure, Nolan Sorrento. Though there’s really ...


- Erik Adams

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We Need To Talk About Ridley: The essential problem with the new Alien movie

18 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Is it best when Ridley Scott is tethered to a well-constructed source? On the basis of his new Alien movie, Sean Wilson thinks this could well be the case…

There’s a lot to admire about Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s gore-strewn return to the sci-fi horror franchise he kickstarted back in 1979. As a piece of visual, physical spectacle it’s extraordinary: visually elegant and sleek, never going in for cheap shocks but fully engaging us in an otherworldly atmosphere. It’s what we’ve come to expect from the world-builder responsible for the original Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and countless other handsome spectacles. As a piece of storytelling however, it’s an altogether different proposition, more on which momentarily.

Sadly it appears that Scott, who it goes without saying is one of cinema’s truly great visionaries, has past form in this area. In particular, the quality of Scott »

- Sean Wilson

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Philip K Dick: three early stories on a theme

18 May 2017 2:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Aliya Whiteley May 19, 2017

With a new Blade Runner film coming, and a TV series of his work, we look at the writing of Philip K Dick...

Over the next few weeks, with help from BookBeat - who we thank very much for their support - we're trialling a book club series of features, where we look at books, how they translate to movies, how they work in audiobook form, and just generally chat about a certain title. You can get a free trial of BookBeat - a sort-of Netflix for audio books - right here. Den Of Geek readers get a full month free trial, as opposed to the usual two weeks. But you need to click on that link to get it! 

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We started this series last week with a look at The Revenant, »

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The Most Shameless Product Placements in Our Favorite Movies

17 May 2017 8:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Let’s face it: product placement is everywhere. Subtle to not-so-subtle advertisements wheedle their way into TV shows and movies so often that these days we barely blink at them. Then again, sometimes it’s just too glaring to ignore.

We may be streaming lifetime movies on Netflix or watching the newest blockbuster on the big screen when we encounter these product placement crimes. Even some of our most beloved films commit them. The following list details some of the most shameful product placements in our favorite movies:

1. Captain America Civil War– Audi (2016)

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When Marvel released an Audi ad spliced with scenes of the Captain and Black Panther chasing Bucky through congested traffic to its Youtube page, many fans felt frustrated by the obvious sell-out. The association between Audi and the film didn’t end there for fans; watching the real chase sequence without seeing Audis »

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Ridley Scott: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Is a ‘Thinking Man’s Scary Movie’

17 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ridley Scott has one goal with his new movie, “Alien: Covenant.”

“I’m hoping to scare the s–t out of you,” says the legendary director. “If I don’t, I’m in trouble.”

If the past 40 years are any indication, the odds are in Scott’s favor. Since entering the movie game later in life — he was 40 when his debut feature “The Duellists” came out in 1977 — Scott has been taking audiences on wild rides with such films as “Alien,” its prequel “Prometheus” and, most recently, with the Academy Award-nominated blockbuster “The Martian.” Along the way, he’s racked up four Oscar nominations, won two Emmy Awards and landed a permanent place in the film zeitgeist with groundbreaking movies including  “Blade Runner,” “Thelma and Louise” and “Gladiator.”

This week, Scott will earn another honor when his hands and feet are encased in cement outside the Chinese Theatre on May 17. Though »

- Jenelle Riley

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Today in Movie Culture: Real 'Back to the Future Part II' Self-Drying Jacket, 'Alien' Vs. 'Blade Runner' and More

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Clothing Commercial of the Day: Falyon Wearable Tech created a self-drying jacket inspired by Back to the Future Part II that you can buy right now. Watch the ad:   Movie Celebration of the Day: When Honest Trailers takes on a movie as great as Aliens, there's not much to make fun of:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of Aliens, here's a deleted scene from Antonio Maria da Silva's brilliant Hell's Club 2 pitting a Xenomorph against Blade Runner's Deckard:   Cosplay of the Day: Inspired by a memorable line from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, here's a cosplayer mashing up Yondu and Mary...

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Alien: Covenant to Blade Runner 2049 – why does Hollywood keep ruining the mystery of sci-fi?

16 May 2017 3:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Alien and Blade Runner have spawned new instalments that shed light on the enigmatic worlds of the originals. But the less we know, the more we care

The great film critic Roger Ebert once compared the argument that Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey had left too many questions unanswered – and therefore required a sequel 16 years later in the form of 2010: The Year We Made Contact – to a little boy cutting open his drum to see what made it bang. One gets the impression, while watching movies such as Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, that modern Hollywood is determined to keep tearing into the taut skin of its most sacrosanct sci-fi classics until it has proved definitively that there was never anything important inside in the first place.

Over the course of two movies now, beginning with Prometheus (2012), Scott has meticulously expanded our knowledge of how the creatures »

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Exclusive: Breaking down Showtime’s Dark Net score with composer Justin Melland

15 May 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Justin Melland has scored documentaries that have been Oscar nominated, Sundance award winning and critically acclaimed, covering every topic from exposing the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease to people on spiritual journeys and the sacred spaces they are led to. So when Melland found out Vocativ, a media and technology company producing Showtime’s Dark Net, was looking for both a documentary composer and someone who could score a show that was frightening and heartfelt all at the same time, he knew he was perfect for the job. It was only a matter of time before the show’s executives felt the same way and hired him. With the second season finale approaching May 25th, we decided to speak with Melland about creating the show’s stand out score, which is everything from emotional to electronic all at the same time. Read the full interview here…

How did you initially get involved with Dark Net? »

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Our 25 Most-Anticipated Films of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

15 May 2017 5:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The Cannes Film Festival, cinema’s most esteemed yearly event, begins this week. While we’ll soon be on the ground providing coverage, today brings a preview of what we’re most looking forward to among the eclectic line-up, ranging from films in competition to special screenings to select titles on the various sidebars. Check out our most-anticipated features below and follow our complete coverage here throughout the month.

25. Filmworker (Tony Zierra)

There’s perhaps no filmmaker that has more documentaries made about them than Stanley Kubrick, but a new one premiering at Cannes Film Festival proves not every angle about his legendary filmography and life has been explored. Filmworker takes a look at the life of Leon Vitali, who first met Kubrick playing Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon then would go on to become a close assistant to the director, even overseeing restorations of his films after his passing. »

- Jordan Raup

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Shot For Shot Trailer Comparison of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

15 May 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Many fans (including myself) were impressed with the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049.   One of the biggest things people were looking for is whether or not director Denis Villenueve would be able to successfully recreate Ridley Scott’s futuristic and apocalyptic world from the original film.  The consensus has been a resounding “yes.”   Whether or not that translates into an excellent film is another subject entirely.  We still need a great script, story, acting, etc etc to determine how the film will stack up. But if you want to get into comparisons early on IMDb has released a fantastic video

Shot For Shot Trailer Comparison of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 »

- Nat Berman

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