Ridley Scott: Articles


'Alien: Covenant' Review: 'Prometheus' Sequel Proves Ridley Scott Still Got It + Great Dual Michael Fassbender

Alien: Covenant review: Michael Fassbender plays android brothers David and Walter in this effective sequel to Ridley Scott's muddled Prometheus. 'Alien: Covenant' review: Recapturing 'some of the excitement, awe, and horror' of 1979 original Before we get to Alien: Covenant, a rant about its predecessor, Prometheus. The problem with Ridley […]


National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, […]


'The Martian' to Beat 'Gravity'? Either Way, Box Office Record Actually Belongs to a Comedy

'The Martian' with Matt Damon: Box office record? 'The Martian' fights 'Gravity' for October box office record; actual winner, however, is an Earthbound comedy Released by 20th Century Fox, Ridley Scott's extremely well-received The Martian, starring Matt Damon in the title role as a U.S. astronaut fighting for his life […]


'The Martian' Movie: Ridley Scott Has Some Greatness Left

The Martian movie: Matt Damon stars as an astronaut stranded on Mars. 'The Martian' movie review: Ridley Scott still has 'greatness left in him' The Martian is the story of a man in trouble and in desperate need of saving. Brilliant and resourceful, he must marshal all of his creative […]


'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Sells: Box Office vs. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Black Hawk Down'

Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy boosts weekend box office Familiarity may breed contempt (if you're around the wrong person), but controversy surely breeds box office sales (if said controversy takes place at the time of the film's release). Blasted by Righteous U.S. congressmen and women, by CIA honchos (who always tell […]


Tony Scott: 'Top Gun' & 'The Hunger' Director Kills Self

Tony Scott. Tony Scott jumps off bridge in Los Angeles area Earlier today, Aug. 19, director Tony Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the Los Angeles suburb of San Pedro. The British-born (June 21, 1944, in North Shields, Northumberland) director of Hollywood blockbusters such as Top Gun and […]


'That's My Boy': Adam Sandler Biggest Box Office Bomb? + Tom Cruise Rock and Roll Movie Flops

'That's My Boy' with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. 'That's My Boy': Worst Adam Sandler box office flop? June 17, '12, update: The R-rated father-and-son comedy That's My Boy will quite possibly become the biggest box office bomb in Adam Sandler's career since the lowbrow comedian became a (mostly domestic) […]


'Prometheus' All-Star Cast Beaten by 'Most Wanted' Animals

Madagascar 3 movie: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted June 10, '12, update: Weekend box office: The Prometheus movie monsters have been beaten by Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted's cuddly talking animals. And if studio estimates are accurate, Prometheus was – surprisingly – more than $10 million behind Madagascar 3. Assisted […]


'The Bourne Legacy' Trailer: Jeremy Renner Good Matt Damon Replacement?

The Bourne Legacy trailer with Jeremy Renner. 'The Bourne Legacy' Trailer The Bourne Legacy trailer offers lots of action, murders, and senseless brutality to entertainment the whole family. However murky its plot may be, expect the Tony Gilroy movie starring The Hurt Locker / Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol / […]


'Prometheus' Reviews: No 'Alien' But Entertaining Within Limitations

Scene-stealer Michael Fassbender, Prometheus The consensus seems to be that Ridley Scott's Prometheus is no Alien. And it's no Blade Runner, either. But most critics have found Scott's latest foray into science-fiction to be perfectly enjoyable within its intellectual and cinematic limitations. Most reviews have been positive, but without being […]


Samuel L. Jackson Goes After Film Critic's Job + 'Prometheus' Doomed 'At the Mountains of Madness'

Samuel L. Jackson, The Avengers   The Avengers actor Samuel L. Jackson, whose self-righteous Nick Fury looks like an amateur next to Tom Hiddleston's brilliantly wicked Loki, has gone the James Cameron way. It's “either you like my movie, or you have no job writing about movies.” In response to […]


'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions

Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie Philosophical question: if God created the universe and all its creatures, did he also create the title character in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien? If so, then for what purpose? To make Sigourney Weaver a star? “How far would you go to get your answers? […]