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Ridley Scott Describes Opening Scene Of 'Blade Runner' Sequel In Impressive Detail

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

"Blade Runner" fans: Ridley Scott is your Santa Claus, and Christmas just came early.  Prolific film director Scott already revealed the title o...

The MovieFilm Podcast: The Martian, Malala, and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We also discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including a franchise onslaught that's going to see four more Transformers films, two more Mad Max films, and at least one more Prometheus.

Zaki's Review: The Martian

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I first read Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian a little over a year ago. Actually, "inhaled" might be a better word to use. The story, about an astronaut stranded on Mars, his struggle to survive and the struggles on Earth to try and bring him home, is about as gripping a book as I've ever consumed,

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

3 Reasons You Should See The Martian, 1 Reason Why You Shouldn't

Tara McNamara | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Tara McNamara

Matt Damon stars as an astronaut left for dead on the planet Mars. As it turns out, he is not dead, but by the time he comes to consciousness, his space shuttle, crew, and capability to communicate with NASA are long gone.

Ridley Scott On 'The Martian,' Loving 'The Counselor' And 'Sweetheart' Matt Damon's Recent Gaffes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

When you've made as many movies as Ridley Scott has, there's no option but to divorce yourself from the criticism your projects face. And there's no ...

Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

'The Martian' Is One Of The Year's Best Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment

Remember that perplexing scene in "Interstellar" when Matt Damon pops up and tries to kill Matthew McConaughey so he can return to Earth? The one tha...

Science and Hollywood: When the Martian Met the Earthlings

Michael Shermer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Michael Shermer

If the NASA scientists are right, The Martian could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.

Matt Damon Recruits NASA To Simulate Life On Mars

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

PASADENA, Calif., Aug 19 (Reuters) - When Matt Damon needed to play an astronaut stranded on Mars, he and director Ridley Scott were able to turn to U...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Steven Petite | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?

Matt Damon Is Abandoned In Space Again In 'The Martian' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Once again, Matt Damon is a lone astronaut surviving on an empty planet. In Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Damon's NASA astronaut Mark Watney is lef...

Matt Damon Gets Playful In Lighthearted 'The Martian' Promo

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Oh, thank god. Finally, a space movie promo that isn't intense, terrifying or overly emotional. We've all cried our fair share of tears in upsetti...

Alien 5: A Love Story

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Deep space. The Nostromo. Ripley encounters the Alien in her private quarters:

Erin Whitney

Here's What Neill Blomkamp Doesn't Want His 'Alien' Movie To Look Like | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment

Neill Blomkamp is basically living every "Alien" fan's dream: the "District 9" director drafted his own concept art for a new entry in the beloved fra...

Great Quotes From the Classic Film 'Thelma and Louise'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The Oscar-winning 1991 road trip buddy film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri was groundbreaking. Not only did its two empowered female characters strike a worldwide nerve, the movie also helped set the bar higher for female roles.

Marching on a Hard Heart: Selma Is the Exodus That Ridley Scott Failed to Deliver

Ingrid Lilly | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Lilly

Selma delivers the Exodus that history keeps writing. Black Lives Matter in the 1960s and today. And like an arrow into Pharaoh's heart, the film asks with MLK in that Selma speech, when will "the conscience of America begin to bleed" again?

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Splitting the Sea for a Whole New Generation

Howard Barbanel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Ridley Scott is no Cecil B. DeMille. That's not necessarily a bad thing. What it means is that Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is as much a product of our high-tech new-millennium era as The Ten Commandments was of the Eisenhower gray-flannel suit period.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Michael Jones | Posted 02.21.2015 | Chicago
Michael Jones

I walked out after the parting of the Red Sea, which was depicted more as if an iffy forecast by Tom Skilling missed a low pressure system forming over Lake Michigan, than God majestically parting it to let his people go.

Ridley Scott Sends His 'Martian' Script Into Space | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

NASA’s Orion spacecraft was designed to shuttle astronauts to Mars some day. When it made its first successful test flight on Dec. 5 from Florida’...

Holy Moses, Ridley Scott!

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Remy M. Maisel

Never have I seen a movie so profoundly, completely and utterly misunderstand the point of its own story as Exodus: Gods and Kings did. In fact, it's so off that I can't help but wonder if maybe the film has a different agenda than I thought it did.

'Exodus: Gods And Kings' - Grand! Truly the Most Epic Version of the Story of Moses

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.11.2015 | Teen

The landscape of this film is colossal! If you get a chance, watch this on the big screen.

3 Lessons for America From Christian Bale's Moses

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Bale's Moses changes dramatically from a strapping, confident and commanding "prince of Egypt" -- the typical hero of braun and bravado -- to a wan, confused, tormented, exhausted servant.

ReThink Review -- Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Whitewashing Gets Biblically Bizarre

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Kim

Usually when a film depicting a story from the Bible is made, the main danger for a studio is angering religious groups who feel that the film is attacking their beliefs or strays too far from accepted (or at least favored) interpretations.