Posts tagged "Ridley Scott"

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant
ALIEN: COVENANT Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: A crew of romantically entangled shipmates head to a remote planet to colonize it, only to discover something distinctly “alien” threatening their very existence. Behind-the-Scenes: After debuting to $51M and a wave of pre-release hype surrounding director Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise, 2013’s Prometheus quickly developed a... Read more »

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »

The Martian Is So Good, It May Just Win Best Picture

The Martian Is So Good, It May Just Win Best Picture
THE MARTIAN Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 142 mins. Premise: When a freak storm separates him from his crew, Astronaut and botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded on Mars.  While NASA and his crew work to rescue him, Watney must “science the shit” out of his situation in order to survive until... Read more »
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Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. THE COUNSELOR.  Few things seem as sure a bet as a new movie starring Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt, directed by Ridley Scott, and written by No Country for Old Men’s Cormac... Read more »

"Prometheus" Is A Fascinating, Frustrating Must-See

"Prometheus" Is A Fascinating, Frustrating Must-See
PROMETHEUS Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror Premise: A team of scientists (led by Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) discover ancient drawings that might uncover the origins of mankind, and set off on a fact-finding mission to a remote planet, where they encounter a threat than could end mankind (and everything else in the universe). Behind-the-Scenes: Ridley Scott returns to his Alien... Read more »

Robin Hood (**1/2)

Robin Hood.  148 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Written by Brian Helgeland.  Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, William Hurt, Max Von Sydow, and Danny Houston.  The latest version of Robin Hood is an odd duck.  On one hand, you have to congratulate the filmmakers for fighting the urge to give... Read more »
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