Tag Archives: Ridley Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Fassbender attains the role of serial killer in Entering Hades

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