'The Martian' trailer: Will Ridley Scott's space drama wash out the 'Exodus' taste?

Posted by · 9:25 am · June 8th, 2015

A new global trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” has been released, detailing yet another vibrant, meticulously crafted world on the screen.

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Could this be Leonardo DiCaprio's Year?

Posted by · 12:46 pm · April 23rd, 2015

“The Revenant,” “Joy,” “The Martian” and “Peanuts” could all be major Oscar players for 20th Century Fox this awards season.

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COMIC-CON: Live, via satellite, Ridley Scott!

Posted by · 3:06 am · July 22nd, 2011

So Fox’s big reveal Thursday was footage of and chatter about “Prometheus,” Ridley Scott’s (hopefully) triumphant return to the science-fiction genre. Out of the gate, moderator Damon Lindelof asked Scott (who was checking in via satellite from Iceland) why it’s been so long since he saddled back up to “the genre he redefined,” as the […]

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12/15 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Nudie ‘TRON,’ the Scotts eye westerns, Dorff talks Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’

Posted by · 8:08 am · December 15th, 2010

• Behind the scenes of “How Do You Know.” [Making Of] • Anne Thompson talks to “The Company Men” director John Wells. [Thompson on Hollywood] • The western shows further signs of life under Ridley Scott and Scott Cooper’s helm. [Deadline]

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Directed by Kevin Macdonald and you

Posted by · 7:59 am · July 7th, 2010

If you’ve ever thought your YouTube videos merit more than a few “ZOMG LOL” comments from bored teenagers with names like “funkychik817,” Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott have a proposition for you. In honor of YouTube’s fifth birthday, the filmmakers are collaborating with the video-sharing website producing the first feature documentary composed entirely user-generated footage. […]

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Tension between Scott and Crowe on ‘Robin Hood’

Posted by · 11:44 am · May 19th, 2010

We’ve already pointed out the long, destructive development process of “Robin Hood” and how it yielded a Frankenstein assemblage due to multiple rewrites.  So it’s a full nine graphs into this Vulture “exclusive” before you get to the actual exclusive material: the film apparently almost splintered Crowe and Scott’s relationship forever.  Writes Claude Brodesser-Akner: With […]

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‘Nottingham’: How a hot script became a forgettable film

Posted by · 1:26 pm · May 16th, 2010

Screenwriter blogs can often reward with a refreshing take on the film industry, even if they are at times flavored by the requisite misanthropy of those of us with visions of slug lines dancing in our heads.  Josh Friedman’s I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing was a good read for a time, though it […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: ‘Robin’ of schlocksley

Posted by · 2:12 pm · May 14th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Fresh off a tepid debut at Cannes, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe have unleashed their fifth collaboration upon the world. Forget Scorsese and DiCaprio, these guys are taking actor-director bromance to another level. Together, they’ve given us Oscar winning hits (“Gladiator”), non-Oscar winning hits (“American Gangster”) […]

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CANNES: ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘On Tour’

Posted by · 2:42 pm · May 12th, 2010

I spent a good long time trying to think of some glib, pithy way to link the pair of titles served up on the first day of the Cannes Film Festival, but must admit defeat — they have no common points whatsoever, apart from the fact that they both, like, feature French people. In lieu […]

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Call it ‘Robin Hood Begins’

Posted by · 2:45 pm · May 9th, 2010

Anne tips us off to the first wave of “Robin Hood” reviews, which were meant to be held until Wednesday, given the Cannes screening and all.  Alas, no one seems to follow embargoes anymore, so the trades, as usual, spilled right after Empire did the same across the pond. For my part, I’ve been trying […]

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Oops…

Posted by · 1:09 pm · May 9th, 2010

I have Tim Robey to thank for drawing my attention to this classic subbing fail in David Carr’s recent New York Times profile of Ridley Scott: Scott Free, with headquarters in both London and Los Angeles, has a lot of Scotts … Sons Jake (“Welcome to the Rileys” with James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart) and […]

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‘Robin Hood’ to open Cannes

Posted by · 1:50 am · March 26th, 2010

More of a handy PR opportunity than an actual festival honor, Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” has secured the opening night slot at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on May 12, two days ahead of its US and UK release date. Like last year’s Cannes opener, “Up,” the film will premiere out of competition, affording it […]

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‘Robin Hood’ trailer

Posted by · 9:54 pm · December 14th, 2009

Looks…kinda badass.   (New embed courtesy of First Showing, though I don’t know why NBC.Universal would be quick to jerk a YouTube version down but leave stuff like this, slathered with a watermark, online.  Things I’ll never understand):

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Ridley Scott takes on ‘Red Riding’ remake

Posted by · 4:55 am · October 15th, 2009

You may remember that back in March I raved about “Red Riding,” the British TV adaptation of David Peace’s quartet of Yorkshire-set crime novels that IFC will soon be distributing theatrically in the U.S. Specifically, I flipped for the first installment of the three-film series, Julian Jarrold’s “1974” — an exquisitely textured mood piece, with […]

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ celebrates its 30th

Posted by · 11:51 am · July 13th, 2009

It seems the 30th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” unfortunately came and went back on May 25 before I even snapped to its attention.  I’ve never been a dedicated disciple of the film but it is unquestionably a staple of science-fiction cinema, a film packed with ideas that also succeeds at terrifying audiences both psychologicall […]

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5/13 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:58 am · May 13th, 2009

• Nicole Kidman teams up with “Slumdog Millionaire” star Rubiana Ali in a Shekhar Kapur-directed, Ridley Scott-produced Schweppes ad. [Daily Telegraph] • Patrick Goldstein pulls back the veil on studio manipulation of box office expectations. [The Big Picture] • Revisiting “Star Trek: The Next Generation”‘s eerily prescient torture episode. [Slate] • Dissecting the meaning and […]

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Watch this face

Posted by · 3:08 am · March 25th, 2009

You can’t lose much by making “star is born” pronouncements. If you’re right, you get to brag about your stunning foresight, and if you’re wrong — hey, nobody remembers anyway. But back in October last year, as I watched stunning young French ingenue Léa Seydoux illuminate Christophe Honoré’s lovely, woozy teen romance “La Belle Personne,” […]

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Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood film begins production

Posted by · 2:22 pm · March 24th, 2009

Fingers crossed for this one.  Sue me, I still love “Prince of Thieves.” Anyway, Universal rolls out the red carpet with a big ole’ announcement today: Joining Crowe and Blanchett for the film are Oscar® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Atonement) as John and Richard’s mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; Mark Strong (Body of Lies, Stardust) […]

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