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Alien: Covenant Review: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Posted by Matthew on May 23, 2017
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I know what you want to know. “Is it good?”

Turns out the sequel to Prometheus –and it is very much more a sequel to that movie than it is a prequel Alien— is not only good, but retroactively makes Prometheus better. What are the odds of that?

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer: Epic Visuals And Other Things Too

Posted by Matthew on July 08, 2014
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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Hot on the heels of the terrible posters here’s the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Ridley Scott Epic Slow Burn Thinking Mans Biblical Action Movie.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Posters: Christian Bale + Joel Edgerton In Egyptian Fashion Ads

Posted by Matthew on July 08, 2014
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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Wow. These are Awful. I mean just look at the poster above. Awkward poses. Black with gold detail. Over the top makeup. These seriously look like the ads you see when you’re flipping through the first million pages of an issue of Vanity Fair looking for some actual content. That’s not a good thing, in case I wasn’t clear.

Setting aside, for now, the issue of Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (English and Australian, respectively) being cast to play characters who in all likelihood weren’t white, they just look terrible. Also, I dunno if it’s the lack of hair, the makeup, or what, but I’ve seen several images of Joel Edgerton in this movie and didn’t recognize him until someone pointed out that it was him to me. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but there it is. Hit the jump for two more posters.

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Watch This: [the films of] Series by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr

Posted by Matthew on March 17, 2014
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[the films of]

It’s come to my attention that many of you haven’t seen the [the films of] series of videos I mentioned yesterday when I posted about the Insight: Derek Cianfrance video. This is something that needs to be corrected, so here is a playlist of the entire series.

Released over the course of 2011 each video profiles a different director and manages to distill that directors voice into something pretty special. The entire playlist is around 35 minutes long so set aside some time and watch the whole thing. It’s pretty amazing.

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Podcast Episode 54: GTA5, Blur: Overdrive, Saint’s Row 4, Gravity, The Counselor, Captain Phillips, All is Lost, and Ender’s Game

Posted by Matthew on November 01, 2013
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Awesome Friday

It’s been two long months since we’ve been able to sit down and record a podcast episode for you but now we’re back and we have a lot of stuff to talk about! This episode we look back over the last could months and talk a little more in depth about Grand Theft Auto 5, Blur Overdrive, and Saint’s Row 4 as well as the movies Gravity, The Counselor, Captain Phillips, All is Lost, and Ender’s Game.

It’s a lot to get through so grab some popcorn and let’s get cracking.

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Review: The Counselor

Posted by Matthew on October 29, 2013
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The Counselor

When I first heard about The Counselor I was intrigued. Ridley Scott directing and a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy? Sounds good to me! Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz starring? Sounds great!

Then there was a trailer and I became ever more excited for what sounded, and now looked, like a great movie.

Turns out I was wrong. The Counselor is a bit of a mess.

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The Counselor Trailer: You Don’t Have Any Friends

Posted by Matthew on July 22, 2013
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The Counselor

You know what I love about Ridley Scott? He makes all kinds of films. Next up is The Counselor, a story about a lawyer who gets in over his head with some of the wrong sort of people. Let’s watch!

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Ridley Scott to Produce Short films for Machinima

Posted by Matthew on March 19, 2013
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Ridley Scott

Dave Trumbore writing for Collider

Ridley Scott…only on Machinima! The longtime director of such sci-fi greats as Alien and Blade Runner will now set his sights on smaller fare with a series of web shorts. Scott, his commercials production company RSA and Machinima will team up to produce 12 short sci-fi films with the possibility of developing features from them. While Scott, now 75, is revisiting new visions of his earliest feature successes, he’ll stay out of the director’s chair for these shorts, sticking to executive producer status only.

Yes, this is slightly old news now, but it’s still worth spreading. Machinima has put out some great stuff lately (anyone who hasn’t seen Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn needs to take a time out and go watch it now even if you’re not a fan of Halo itself) and Ridley Scott is, well, he’s Ridley Scott. Not only that but he’s got some pretty high calibre directorial talent working with him at RSA.

So basically, I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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Episode Twenty Seven: Children of Men, Rock of Ages and Prometheus

Posted by Matthew on June 22, 2012
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This week we’re sitting down to talk about all the news that is news and three films: Children of Men, Rock of Ages, and Prometheus.

Note: major spoiler warnings for Prometheus.

We also discuss the shiny new Microsoft Surface and the best new show on Canadian TV, Continuum.

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