Ridley Scott

Film Review: All the Money in the World is compelling but flawed (USA, 2017)

January 3, 2018

Ridley Scott made a very tough, very challenging decision in direct response to last year’s accusations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey; he decided to pull the actor from All the Money in the World entirely, even after most of the scenes had been shot (and a trailer was released), with only a month left to release. It had never been done before and many went on to doubt the viability of replacing such a pivotal role without having serious consequences for the film’s release date. The veteran director ripped those doubts to shreds; with a lot of help from his committed cast, Scott successfully pulled Spacey out of the role and re-shot all relevant scenes with Christopher Plummer as Jean Paul Getty, the real-life gazillionaire behind the renowned Getty empire. ... Continue Reading

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Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing, Sony Interactive Australia talks to us about upcoming exclusive PlayStation titles, Australian growth, VR and PlayLink

December 6, 2017

Patrick Lagana joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia in 1999 and has been involved in the hardware launches of PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 as well as having a hand in bringing Gran Turismo, Eye Toy, Singstar, God of War, Tekken and Crash Bandicoot to the market. Before our interview, Patrick broke the massive news  that between November 1st 2016 and October 31st 2017, Australian’s consumed 1 billion hours of entertainment across PlayStation consoles. He sat down to talk with us about future PlayStation exclusive games, PlayStation VR and Australian gamers.... Continue Reading

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Interview: Tess Haubrich’s journey from Home and Away to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

August 17, 2017

Now that the home release of Alien: Covenant is upon us, we had the opportunity to speak with Security Officer Rosenthal of the USCSS Covenant, also known as Aussie Actor Tess Haubrich. ... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Ridley Scott tugs on existential threads with Alien: Covenant (USA, 2017)

May 11, 2017

2012’s Prometheus marked the beginning of a franchised prequel to Ridley Scott’s original Alien, not only taking fans back to the origins of this iconic sci-fi franchise, but diving deeper into the meaty philosophies such a concept brings, finding purpose with the motif of creation. The introduction of synthetic android David (Michael Fassbender) emerged as the vehicle for this great change in shift and tone; however, not granting this character believable motivations, and creating dynamics between him and the film’s human characters that felt contrived at best, spoiled what was otherwise an intriguing build-up to the Alien universe. Alien: Covenant could be seen as Scott attempting to correct the ills that weighed Prometheus down, while giving us the same enhanced visual experience the 2012 film became known for. ... Continue Reading

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Blu-Ray review: Morgan (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is well-intentioned, though not entirely successful

February 15, 2017

A well-intentioned, though not entirely successful debut venture from Luke Scott (son of Alien director Ridley Scott, for those of you playing along at home) Morgan is more a shallow version of Ex-Machina than the slick sci-fi character study it so clearly desires to be.... Continue Reading

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Ridley Scott’s son to close The 2016 Sci-Fi Film Festival with his Directorial Debut, Morgan

October 5, 2016

Luke Scott will draw the curtains to The 2016 Sci-Fi Film Festival with his first feature length directorial project, sci-fi horror Morgan.... Continue Reading

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Noomi Rapace returns as doctor Elizabeth Shaw to Alien: Covenant

June 22, 2016

Actress Noomi Rapace will again join the screen as doctor Elizabeth Shaw, reprising her role for Ridley Scott’s imminent feature Alien: Covenant.... Continue Reading

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Ridley Scott to reunite team behind The Martian for Zahler’s Wraiths of the Broken Land

May 12, 2016

The creative team behind last year’s sci-fi drama (or comedy, if you’re The Golden Globes) The Martian, are reuniting to adapt writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s novel Wraiths of the Broken Land. ... Continue Reading

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Bryan Cranston to appear and produce in 10-part anthology series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick

May 12, 2016

Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will be appearing in a 10-part anthology series titled Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick. ... Continue Reading

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Michael Fassbender attains the role of serial killer in Entering Hades

May 5, 2016

Broad Green Pictures have reportedly gotten the film rights to the John Leake true crime novel Entering Hades, which will be turned into a film starring Michael Fassbender as Jack Unterweger, who was a well-respected Austrian author/journalist investigating murders and secretly killing people at night.... Continue Reading

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