Tag Archives: Alien

The scariest movies ever nominated for Academy Awards

With Halloween being this coming weekend, I wanted to have a little fun here and talk about scary movies and Oscar. As a general rule, the Academy doesn’t go for horror, but they have occasionally slipped on in here and there. This year, there’s a fringe contender in It Follows[...]

The best films of Ridley Scott’s career

As of today, audiences can finally see Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian, which is one of my favorites of the year so far. Moreover, it’s a return to form for Scott, who has been on a bumpy road for quite some time. I had been all but ready to[...]

Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is

HollywoodNews.com: Come what may, Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is. By that, I mean it is, in the end, a somewhat generic Alien/The Thing-type horror film. It is mostly science-fiction only in that it takes place in the future and involves inter-stellar travel. Its[...]

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus New Trailer

HollywoodNews.com: Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the[...]

Prometheus gets a very Alien-like IMAX trailer

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Yes, this looks pretty entertaining, it’s well-cast, and yes there are moments that suggest a pretty large scale, but at the end of the day, it still looks like an Alien-type horror film. Which means it will seemingly follow a certain template and hit specific plot[...]

Ridley Scotte teases “Prometheus” – “Alien” tie

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ridley Scott has hinted that his upcoming science-fiction thriller “Prometheus” somehow would tie in to his classic “Alien,” yet as the production continued to film, he backed away from the statements, leading fans to speculate how the projects would be connected. So Scott finally decided to clear[...]

After “The Thing,” which horror films also need a prequel?

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: With Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” now in theaters, we decided to look at three horror films that could use a bit of the old retroactive storytelling treatment. The problem is, most of the influential (and not-so-memorable) horror films of our time[...]

Ridley Scott ready to tell a new “Blade Runner” story

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ridley Scott is enjoying a career retrospective, of sorts. Instead of simply revisiting his past accomplishments, however, the director’s angling to add to their legacies with prequels, sequels or whatever else studios will let him try. As the director continues to toil away on “Prometheus,” which indirectly is[...]

“Prometheus” set pics leaked; Patrick Wilson joins cast

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” film crew has occupied most of the stages at Pinewood Studios in England for the past three months. The film, a sorta-kinda-but not really prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, “Alien,” now moves on to location shoots in Morocco. AlienPrequelNews has the scoop on several leaked[...]

“Cowboys and Aliens” reactions from Comic-Con

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) premiered his latest film, “Cowboys & Aliens,” to an enormous crowd Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con. The director’s latest is a genre mash-up, adapted from Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s 2006 graphic novel of the same name. In this Western meets Science-Fiction epic, in[...]
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