Ridley Scott
Features // 11 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 21 Articles
Blogs // 8 Articles
News // 2 Articles
//Features

How Hollywood Saved Itself (Again) at the Summer 2017 Box Office
4 Sep 2017 // 9:59 PM

The Summer Box Office of 2017 does not represent the death of the Hollywood. It simply represents the changing face of Hollywood accounting.

PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM

From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.

//Columns

Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong
4 May 2015 // 1:01 AM

Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.

Building the Perfect Star Beast: The Antecedents of 'Alien'
20 Nov 2012 // 5:20 PM

The impact of Alien is undeniable, and with Prometheus breathing new, terrifying and artistic life into the saga, Alien's legacy could go anywhere. However, Alien didn't spring, fully-formed onto movie screens as the near-perfect Star Beast that it is.

//Reviews

'Alien: Covenant' Descends Into Madness in a Beautiful, Finessed Kind of Way
19 May 2017 // 3:30 AM

Marching to the beat of the same drum as the first films in the series, Alien: Covenant finds extra depth in the existential dread of its divisive predecessor.

The (Space) Ship Has Definitely Sailed on ‘Alien: Covenant’
12 May 2017 // 4:00 AM

Ridley Scott’s attempts to demystify his iconic Xenomorphs only dilute the primal terror that made them compelling in the first place

//Blogs

10 Terrific Films With Alternate Endings
21 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM

With the birth of home video, filmmakers have been able to tinker with their vision. Here are ten examples, however, of where their original endings were changed before said movies were released.

Creature/Creator: 'Prometheus'
8 Jun 2012 // 2:15 AM

It's not a monster movie in the same sense as the original. As the title suggests, the story is more concerned about the right to play God, and the Frankenstein like result of doing same.

//News

Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ Casts a Wide Net of Spectacle and Family
8 Dec 2014 // 4:22 AM

In Ridley Scott’s lavish new 3-D epic, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” rivers run with blood, ancient seas part with tsunami force, and Christian Bale

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films
30 Oct 2008 // 11:11 PM

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

//Mixed media

//Blogs

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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