Ridley Scott

Film Review: The entertainingly perverse House of Gucci shows the comedy and drama behind the depravity of greed

January 5, 2022

House of Gucci is the second 2021 film from acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott. The first was the medieval drama The Last Duel, which was about a true story involving a woman who was fighting for her voice to be heard after being sexually abused in a tyrannically and patriarchal society. The second is about a […]

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Film Review: The Last Duel is an intelligent and topical period drama from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

October 21, 2021

Given their status today it’s difficult to think of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as anything other than substantial stars in their field.  But, back in 1997, neither was well-known, and their collaborative efforts as screenwriters brought them to the forefront of the industry thanks to a shared Oscar win for Good Will Hunting. Though […]

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

January 2, 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 […]

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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 5, 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, […]

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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.  With her head firmly back on her shoulders, and after eight more weeks of hard work and being on set for her next […]

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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 […]

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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. The titular Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy, maintaining her genre score-card with this, The […]

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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. The son of legendary director Ridley Scott has appropriately inherited his father’s passion for the sci-fi genre, piecing together a project worth his appraisal. Ridley Scott, regarded as a notoriously reticent man, first […]

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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. After dipping in and out of the project as a lead to a cameo, it now appears Rapace will front the sequel to Scott’s 2012 Prometheus. Alongside Rapace, Michael Fassbender will also be […]

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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.  Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the rights to the revenge-fueled Western, with Ridley Scott set to direct and Drew Goddard to pen the script. Zahler’s 2013 […]

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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.  Cranston will also be an executive producer working alongside Battlestar Galatica‘s Ronald Moore and Justified‘s Michael Dinner. It was announced on Tuesday that Sony Pictures Television and British broadcaster Channel 4 will be partnering up with […]

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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. In this chilling tale, Unterweger manages to dump eleven dead […]

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Fuel for your nightmares: first look at Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

April 28, 2016

Production of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant is well and truly underway and now there’s a picture to prove it. While there’s no sign yet of Michael Fassbender (reprising his role as David) or any titular aliens, the picture, via the film’s twitter page, does give a brief glimpse of what’s to come. The image […]

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Robin Wright joins Blade Runner sequel in mystery role

April 1, 2016

As reported by Variety, Robin Wright is set to join the Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling-led follow-up to Blade Runner. Like the film as a whole, little is known about the part Wright is expected to play but given her performance in House of Cards, it’s definitely going to be something worth seeing. Denis Villeneuve is set […]

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The title for Ridley Scott’s new Alien film has been revealed

November 18, 2015

The title for Ridley Scott’s upcoming alien film has been announced., and the first teaser imaging has been revealed. Alien: Convenant will be the second chapter in the prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus and is set to be filmed in Australia next year – with the film aiming for a 2017 release. Here’s the synopsis: Bound for a remote […]

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The next Thor and Ridley Scott Alien projects to film in Australia

October 30, 2015

The shinking Australian dollar does have is advantages – much as it did in the late 90’s when films like The Matrix were enticed to come to Australia, two massive new projects will film in Australia in the year ahead, as the US sees their dollar going further here – with financial support from the […]

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Film Review: The Martian (USA, 2015)

September 30, 2015

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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Ridley Scott leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars in the first trailer for The Martian

June 8, 2015

Presumed dead by his crew, NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is left behind on Mars. In a Gravity like scenario (presumably with less 3D tears), Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian asks the question: how does a man survive on Mars and get home? Let’s just hope things don’t end up in a similar […]

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News: Ridley Scott previews upcoming epic Exodus: Gods and Kings at CineEurope

June 18, 2014

Ridley Scott has previewed footage of his upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, at the annual CineEurope presentation. As was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the director also treated a select group of theatre owners with a peek at the unreleased trailer alongside his preview of the film’s opening. Exodus: Gods and Kings, which […]

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