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Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.
We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
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
From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.
Here's a preview!
2012 Movie Preview'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)
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 »
Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011. But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise. Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy. How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong? Well, it can't. So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over. So without further ado, let's get started! Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!
Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang. Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team. The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
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
Last week, The Playlist had a chance to speak to Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove and they got him to update them on a number of upcoming Alcon projects including a pair of remakes/relaunches the company is working on, one being a follow-up to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner , the other being a remake of Kathryn Bigelow's action-thriller Point Break . Kasave told them that the Blade Runner project is a "high priority" for Ridley Scott, who is in post-production on the anticipated Prometheus (and already on record saying they have ideas for two more movies if it does well), and that project is "moving forward aggressively in development." "Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and »
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
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 »
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
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/) »
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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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! »
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."
Link | Posted 12/29/2011 by Ryan
- Ryan Gowland
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
New Prometheus movie photo shows extreme nasty looking slime goop scene. Here's another,new,odd looking photo from the upcoming,Ridley Scott, sci-fi/thriller "Prometheus," and it features one of the scientist,pulling out some nasty-looking slimy goop from a container of some sort. He looks mesmerized by the crap,possibly studying it,I guess. The movie stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green,and Patrick Wilson. The new flick features a lot of intense action,thriller type scenes as a group of scientist journey to a mysterious,alien planet,and soon find themselves in quite a bit of trouble,while trying to explore its inhabitance. They're seen running from,huge rock like creatures,and more. They're supposed to discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery if they don't get killed first. It hits theaters on June 8th, »
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" »
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
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
March and April have quickly become more and more populated. It seems like all the rejected summer blockbusters flock to these two months, hoping the lack of competition will garner them box office glory. Well it doesn't always work, you can't deny that there is money to be made during these two months. And, evident from today's Prelude to 2012, studios want as much money as they can squeeze from these two months. Hit the jump for full details on over 25 films hoping to make an impact in the limbo between Summer and the beginning of the year. Who knows...you may just find something you'll like.
March has always been a busy time for film. In fact, I would say that the year doesn't truly kick off Until this month. Yeah, there's a couple notable releases in January and February (as shown here), but March is when the first blockbusters »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
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