Ridley Scott
Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 19 Articles
Blogs // 8 Articles
News // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 6:23 AM

What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2013
4 Oct 2013 // 2:34 AM

October sees the arrival of several Oscar contenders, including the story of astronauts trapped in space, a free man sold into slavery, an American boat captain vs. Somali pirates, and another skipper alone against the elements. Toss in the usual commercial suspects and you've got quite a movie month.

//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

'The Martian' on Blu-ray: An at-Home Lesson in DIY Space Survival
23 Jun 2016 // 4:30 AM

The Martian puts the fun into being stranded hundreds of million miles from home.

'The Martian' Does the Math
2 Oct 2015 // 3:37 AM

Ridley Scott’s futuristic lost astronaut epic strings a series of logic puzzles through a lighthearted ensemble dramedy that feels equal parts The Avengers and Gravity.

//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

Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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