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‘Not Directed by Terrence Malick’ Shows the Master Filmmaker’s Huge Influence — Watch

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‘Not Directed by Terrence Malick’ Shows the Master Filmmaker’s Huge Influence — Watch
Terrence Malick is one of the most influential filmmakers alive, with everyone from Christopher Nolan and David Gordon Green to John Hillcoat and Andrew Dominik citing him as an inspiration. To show the extent to which the “Badlands,” “The Thin Red Line,” and “The Tree of Life” director has left his mark on a generation of directors, Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney made a video called “Not Directed by Terrence Malick” made up of shots from other filmmakers whose work bears a distinct resemblance to Malick’s. Watch below.

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Borrowing the music that graced the trailer for “To the Wonder,” the strikingly made video cuts between Malickian footage from a range of films: “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “George Washington,” even “Man of Steel” (whose first teaser had a heavy Malick influence that was sorely lacking from
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New Poster and Trailer Begin to Diverge

No, we’re not talking about the young adult series Divergent. What we have here is something completely different and a hell of a lot darker! Check out the trailer and more about Diverge right here! Diverge, directed by James Morrison, stars Ivan Sandomire (Fluidic), Jamie Jackson (The Greatest Showman), and Andrew Sensing (Upstream Color, We Are […]

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First Look at Pa Thriller Diverge [Trailer]

One of the small thrillers which has been burning up the genre festivals this past year is James Morrison's feature film debut Diverge.

This Pa thriller unfolds in the aftermath of a virus which has spread across the globe and turned cities into wastelands. A survivor named Chris (Ivan Sandomire) is searching for a cure in an effort to save his wife but when he's captured by a mysterious stranger, he's forced with making a difficult decision: save his wife or save all of humanity.

The concept sounds fairly straight forward but it appears there's much more going on here than either the synopsis or the trailer suggests.

Quotes and some of the press materials compare this to everything from Upstream Color to 12 Monkeys which makes me think ther [Continued ...]
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Ridley Scott casts doubt on the future of the Alien franchise

In light of the perceived failure of Alien: Covenant, and the polarising nature of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been speaking at a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable about the future of the Alien franchise.

Speaking about his decision to pursue directorial duties on Alien: Covenant over the arguably more successful Blade Runner 2049, Scott said “It was a crossfire of too much business”, revealing that he’s involved in some way with at least six films released this year.

Alien: Covenant grossed $240m off a $97m budget, almost half of what Prometheus accrued ($403m, $130m budget), and on this Scott hinted at the future for his iconic xenomorph:-

“I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus, which, from the ground zero, had good lift up. So we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and [revive] the franchise of Alien. However, I think the beast has run out,
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James Cameron praises Alien: Covenant, calls it “beautiful”

James Cameron has spoken well of Alien: Covenant, calling it a “beautiful” film.

Ridley Scott’s latest effort in the iconic Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, hasn’t performed as well as expected with either fans or critics. It has been pretty divisive among fans of the franchise, much like its predecessor, Prometheus.

However, James Cameron, who, of course, famously directed Aliens, has commented on Covenant, speaking fondly of it for the most part.

“I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful. I love Ridley’s films, I love his filmmaking; I love the beauty of the photography. I love the visceral sense that you’re that, that you’re present. It’s not a film that I would have made. I hope I’m not spoiling this for anybody, but I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end.
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Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant gets an Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies has unveiled its Honest Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant; check it out below…

When Ridley Scott wanted to wank about the meaning of life for two hours, he gave us Prometheus. Now, he’s back with a good old fashioned alien flick that returns to it’s Sci-Fi, horror roots — until it takes a sharp left turn into the same wank job territory as the last one.

In a franchise full of unforgettable characters, experience a chapter where No One stands out — except maybe Kenny Powers. And meet the crew of The Covenant, married couples who you completely forget are married until someone says, “my wife.”

Ride along and experience a bad sci-fi script in the hands of a visual genius as you enjoy shot after epic shot while ignoring how all the tech looks way more advanced in the prequel.

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Ridley Scott may use CG to add Ellen Ripley into his Alien prequels

Although the disappointing box office returns for Alien: Covenant may have harmed Ridley Scott’s hopes of a further four entries in his Alien saga. However, it seems he still intends on at least one more instalment to bring the franchise full circle, and during a recent Q&A he has now suggested using CGI to bring Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley back into the series.

“We’re heading toward the back end of the first Alien so [using CG] may be feasible. I don’t think it’ll… but Ripley’s going to be somebody’s daughter. Obviously. We’re coming in from the back end. The time constraints, of what’s the time between this film, where we leave David going off heading for that colony, I think you’re probably two films out from even considering her.”

Sigourney Weaver had been keen to reprise the role of Ellen Ripley
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‘A Ghost Story’: How Shane Carruth Helped David Lowery Break Free of His Rigid Sense of Time

‘A Ghost Story’: How Shane Carruth Helped David Lowery Break Free of His Rigid Sense of Time
At its heart, “A Ghost Story” is a meditation on the enormity of time. It’s a topic writer and director David Lowery has on his mind quite a bit, so much that he can turn simple matters in his personal life into an existential crisis.

“I remember wanting to buy a vintage movie poster on eBay,” said Lowery, when he was a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “[T]hen thinking, well, I shouldn’t spend the money on this because in 200 years I’m going to be dead and a million years after that the poster’s not going to exist anymore, so what’s the point.”

Read More: The 17 Best Indie Movies of 2017 (So Far)

The jumping off point for “A Ghost Story” stemmed from an argument Lowery and his wife were having about moving out of their small rental house in Dallas. Just like with the poster,
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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray details and special features revealed

20th Century Fox has announced details of the Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which will hit on August 15th in the States and includes a host of special features, including a commentary from Scott and almost 18 minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Check out the full list of special features below…

See Also: 3 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant is the Best in the Franchise Since Aliens

Special Features include:

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott 12 Deleted and Extended Scenes (17m 58s) 5 Featurettes: Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s), Advent (6m 40s) Master Class: Ridley Scott (55m 25s) Theatrical Trailers David’s Illustrations Audio: DTS-hd Master Audio 7.1 4K Blu-ray: Dolby Atmos

See Also: Order Alien: Covenant via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a
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Prometheus screenwriter on where Ridley Scott’s next Alien movie could go

Although Alien: Covenant failed to set the box office alight – having grossed just $176.5 million following its release last month – it seems that Ridley Scott still has plans to further explore the universe, with the filmmaker suggesting he’s keen on “one or two” more instalments in the sci-fi series.

Speaking to Collider, Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been talking about where the franchise could go next based on his conversations with Scott as to the “end game” they envisioned when developing the 2012 Alien prequel.

“I think that one of the conversations that we had at the end of Prometheus is, Shaw and David have basically locked in on the coordinates of the planet where the Engineers came from. What does that place look like? Ridley called it ‘Paradise’. What happens when they land on that planet? It doesn’t feel like they’ve gotten there yet in Covenant, Covenant felt
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‘Breakthrough’ Review: Shane Carruth Comes to TV to Show You the Future (and Why It’s Doomed)

‘Breakthrough’ Review: Shane Carruth Comes to TV to Show You the Future (and Why It’s Doomed)
It’s fitting that “Predicting the Future,” the latest episode in the National Geographic docuseries “Breakthrough,” probably didn’t turn out the way that anyone involved had planned it would. Not ten minutes into the episode, there’s polarizing statistician Nate Silver, in an interview from weeks, maybe even months, before the 2016 presidential election, with his take on the numbers.

“Most people, when you say 70/30, they don’t quite know that means. They don’t know what that 30 percent feels like,” Silver says.

Six months into the reality of that 30 percent probability, there’s a dark push-pull happening in this episode. As professionals from various predictive industries — actuaries, astronomers, city sanitation experts — give the audience a glimpse into their corner of the future, there’s the unspoken acknowledgment that people may not like what they find. As a result, “Predicting the Future” ends up presenting the viewers with competing visions of the future,
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Neca’s Alien: Covenant action figures unveiled

Neca has revealed its upcoming line of figures for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant which includes a Neomorph, a Xenomorph, and a creature pack which contains two facehuggers, an open egg, a closed egg, a Chestburster, and poseable Neomorph toddler. Take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: 3 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant is the Best in the Franchise Since Aliens

From Alien: Covenant, the terrifying new movie directed by Ridley Scott! This screen accurate version of the Neomorph, the horrific new creature introduced in the movie, stands approximately 9” tall. It comes with an alternate interchangeable head and a poseable baby Neomorph accessory, and features over 30 points of articulation and a bendable tail. Window box packaging.

From Alien: Covenant, the terrifying new movie directed by Ridley Scott! This screen accurate version of the chilling new Xenomorph stands over 10” tall. It features an extendable inner mouth and
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Aliens gets an Honest Trailer

With Alien: Covenant set to open in the U.S. this week, Screen Junkies has cast its eye over James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens for the latest instalment of the Honest Trailers series, and you can watch it below…

Return to the grimy, sweaty truck stop bathroom that is the alien universe and salute your dad’s first crush, Ellen Ripley. Together, with the questionable Colonial Space Marines and side characters who rise above being disposable alien bait, they’ll take on the nastiest monster in the galaxy — corporate middle managers — oh, and some Xenomorphs. Watch as Ripley and her crew attempt to take down these killing machines with giant futuristic guns, assault rifles, fire, tiny shotguns, and even slow motion robot punches! Game Over Man, Game Over!

See Also: Watch more Honest Trailers here

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second
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Rick and Morty encounter a facehugger in Alien: Covenant promo

With Alien: Covenant set to arrive in North American cinemas this coming Friday, 20th Century Fox has teamed up with Adult Swim for a new Rick and Morty promo, which sees the duo encountering a facehugger after responding to a distress call. Fortunately, Rick has a novel way of defeating it. Take a look at the promo here…

Watch our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, the latter two contain spoilers)…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark,
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Alien: Covenant blasts off with $42 million international opening

20th Century Fox unleashed Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant in 34 international markets this past weekend ahead of its U.S. debut this coming Friday, with the film grossing $42 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

The Prometheus sequel took top spot in 19 markets, but placed second overall at the international box office behind Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (which added $52.2 million internationally). South Korea led the pack with $7.2 million in receipts, followed by the UK on $6.4 million.

Scott’s last Alien offering Prometheus went on to gross $403 million globally when it was released in 2012, and Fox will be hoping for a similar return with Covenant, seeing as a sequel is already slated to start shooting next year.

See Also: A facehugger attacks in new clip from Alien: Covenant

Watch our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware,
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New Alien: Covenant posters featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender

With Alien: Covenant now beginning its global roll out, two new international posters have arrived online for the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi horror featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender; take a look below…

See Also: Read our reviews of Alien: Covenant here and here

See Also: A facehugger attacks in new clip from Alien: Covenant

Take a look at our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, the latter two contain spoilers)…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark,
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A facehugger attacks in new clip from Alien: Covenant

Ahead of its UK release tomorrow, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a new clip from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which sees Demian Bichir’s Lope having a nasty encounter with a facehugger; check it out here…

See Also: Read our reviews of Alien: Covenant here and here

Be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, the latter two do contain spoilers)…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole
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Ridley Scott now teases “one or two” Alien: Covenant sequels, says he approached Prometheus wrong

Ridley Scott seems to be having trouble deciding, not if, but how many sequels he will be making to his new movie Alien: Covenant.

Having previously said there will “definitely” be four sequels, the director gave a pretty laid back answer to a question from Yahoo Movies about the future of the franchise. The director stated: “I don’t know. [I’ll make] maybe two more [films], or maybe one more, I don’t know.”

Also, when asked about Prometheus, and his personal feelings about the film and its mixed reaction, the director was surprisingly candid in his response:

“The fans, in a funny kind of way – they’re not the final word – but they are the reflection of your doubts about something, and then you realize ‘I was wrong’ or ‘I was right’. I think that’s where it comes in. I think you’re not sensible if you don’t actually take [the fans’ reaction] into account.
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Witness the birth of a Neomorph with Alien: Covenant In Utero Vr experience

Originally launched on Alien Day on April 26th, FoxNext Vr Studio has now announced that the Vr experience Alien: Covenant In Utero has now expanded to more virtual reality platforms.

Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak, Alien: Covenant In Utero is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare that offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien Neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans can experience the world around them and relive the very first memories of the Neomorph in an immersive environment.

Alien: Covenant In Utero is available on Facebook, YouTube, Orange, Littlstar, Steam, Sky, Oculus Video and Samsung Vr.

You can read our review here and check out our exclusive interviews with cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter
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Ridley Scott to start production on Alien: Covenant sequel “within 14 months”

It looks like Ridley Scott wasn’t kidding when he said that the Alien franchise is going to have at least four more installments, and it seems that the first sequel to the new sci-fi/ horror Alien: Covenant is going into production sooner than you may think. Very soon, in fact.

Speaking to IGN UK, the director revealed that things are moving along swiftly:” We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months.”

Reactions, so far, to the new Alien film have ranged from extremely positive to utter disappointment. Alien Covenant is currently sitting at a ‘75% Fresh’ rating’ on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, and a slightly lower 65% on Metacritic.

You can read our review here and check out our exclusive interviews with cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant,
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