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'Prometheus' Viral Continues: Clue Hidden in the Film Leads to New Mystery

by Sean O'Connell June 11, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
20th Century Fox
Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ didn’t dominate the weekend box office (losing the top slot to the animated ‘Madagascar 3’), but it certainly earned more than enough to justify a sequel that extends the intricate story started in this supposed ‘Alien’ prequel. The film raised a number of questions, several of which remain unanswered. But could we be getting some answers after a hint in the film's closing credits revealed a new viral site?

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Madagascar 3' vs 'Prometheus'

by Jacob Hall June 10, 2012 @ 3:44 PM
It's difficult to imagine two more different films going head-to-head at the box office. However, by appealing to completely different audiences, 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' and 'Prometheus' both managed to emerge from the weekend as big winners, making this the first weekend in months where two new major releases opened strong.

'Prometheus' Review

by Jordan Hoffman June 7, 2012 @ 8:20 AM
20th Century Fox
Here's the thing: if you have a dozen engaged and insightful friends who are willing to share a beer after seeing 'Prometheus,' you can talk yourself into thinking it's a fabulous movie. That's assuming you and your friends are positive people. If it's the other way, you'll be shouting “Fie! Scott and Lindelof, you've wasted our time!”
'Prometheus' is a nothing if not aggravating. It comes within spitting distance of greatness, yet is still something of a disappointment. There was not one moment where I wasn't dazzled, yet I feel like I'm still anticipating the good stuff that's about to come – even though I left the theater hours ago.

Get Ready for 'Prometheus' With Footage from 'Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright'

by Damon Houx June 5, 2012 @ 11:21 PM
20th Century Fox
With the release of 'Prometheus' mere hours away (for people stateside), it's worth noting that there aren't just three sequels and one prequel to Ridley Scott's 'Alien.' There was also a ride called 'Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright,' and that ride employed an auteur to direct its footage (intercut with snippets from James Cameron's 'Aliens'). That auteur: Stuart ('Re-Animator') Gordon.

'Life Of Pi' Plans Special Trailers To Sell 3D Effects

by Sean O'Connell June 4, 2012 @ 8:34 AM
20th Century Fox
Ang Lee’s adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’ was an intriguing prospect long before we knew the ‘Crouching Tiger’ director planned to shoot in 3D. Yann Martel’s ‘Pi’ is a best-selling novel set predominantly on a raft, and despite its visual limitations, figured to be an Oscar contender based on the weight of the material and Lee’s past successes.
But now Fox is ramping up its efforts to promote the film’s 3D (which we’re hearing is amazing) and unique trailers will begin hitting theaters this weekend with the studio’s ‘Prometheus.’

Is 'Lost' Writer Damon Lindelof Returning to Television?

by Jacob Hall June 2, 2012 @ 10:26 AM
The Verge
With 'Prometheus' less than a week away from its domestic release, screenwriter Damon Lindelof has announced that he's taking a break from movies to go back the world that birthed his career in the first place: television. Why is this such a big deal? Easy: Lindelof was one of the head writers and showrunners on a little show you might have watched called 'Lost.'

Retro Rental: If You're Excited for 'Prometheus' Watch 'Eden Log'

by James Rocchi May 31, 2012 @ 10:39 AM
20th Century Fox/Magnolia Pictures
[Each week, inspired by what's in theaters or in the news or even just by random firings of neurons, "Retro Rental," by film critic James Rocchi, looks at an older film on disc or download that links up to the here-and-now ...]
With Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' coming soon -- a rumored return to the universe of his 1979 'Alien,' a more definite return to science-fiction for Scott most certainly and a showcase for actors like Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba … Well, it's to be looked forward to.
And we've got a suggestion for an older film to watch to help get you excited (and no, it's not 'Alien').