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Review: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Is A Gorgeous, Fascinating Muddle Of Ideas That Can't Stick The Landing

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 30, 2012 7:11 PM
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Ambition is a rare thing in movies these days, especially when it comes to summer blockbuster fare. There might be ambitions to blow up bigger things, or include more bad guys, or feature more stars, but in terms of real ambition -- telling big stories, about big subjects, on a huge canvas -- only a handful of filmmakers are really playing ball. Far more so than its predecessor "Alien," which is, after all, pretty much a haunted house designed to scare the living hell out of you, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" has big ambitions. It wants to ask the big questions -- where do we come from? Why are we here? -- while also serving as a 3D, CGI-filled thrill ride.

What's The Scene Noomi Rapace Can't Talk About In 'Prometheus'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2012 4:47 PM
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In a couple of days critics will start seeing "Prometheus," in less than a week it opens internationally, and soon the lid will be off the box of Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi as we'll finally experience what the director has conjured up in his kinda-sorta "Alien" prequel. While diehard fans have been covering their ears and eyes hoping to go in fresh, the Fox marketing team has been on a blitzkrieg dropping numerous TV spots, clips and images from the movie. And well, a few more details have squeaked out in the New York Times profile of Noomi Rapace, adding another dimension to the upcoming film. Warning: there are spoilers so stop reading here if you don't want to know anything more.

Ridley Scott Hopes To Do A 'Prometheus' Sequel Next; New Viral Clip Featuring Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw & More Photos

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2012 7:59 AM
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There's only a few weeks left before all the mystery that shrouds Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is whisked away with the film's theatrical release. The movie is reaching 'Dark Knight' levels of hysteria, and as you may have noticed, it's been regularly filling up the Playlist home page. A new profile with The Hollywood Reporter now sheds a little more light on the film and Scott's upcoming plans to get your interest further piqued.

Lingerie, Masks & More Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace In New Pics & Poster From 'Passion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 11:30 AM
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Is it getting hot in here? If the first hot and bothered image from Brian De Palma's "Passion" starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace got your temperature rising, then these next images and new sales poster for the film may have you reaching for a cool drink.

Oh Good, There's More 'Prometheus' Images Because We Haven't Had Enough Already

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 3:46 PM
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Well, 20th Century Fox certainly aren't changing up the game plan too much. Just like they did last year, with their summer tentpole "X-Men: First Class," the studio is going to make sure that before June arrives we get at least a few hundred images, probably a dozen clips and god knows what else for "Prometheus." And yeah, it drives us fucking bananas but here we are posting about it. The irony is rich, we know.

Yes, There Are Even More New Images From 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 5:12 PM
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In case you haven't figured it out by this point, the Fox marketing department's tactic for promoting "Prometheus" is essentially a winner-takes-all, carpet bomb campaign that will crush you with pics, clips, teasers and God knows what else, until you don't even want to see the movie anymore. Okay, who are we kidding, you'll still want to see this, but we kind of just wish we could fast-forward the clock already.

Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace Go In For A Kiss In First Look At Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 1:04 PM
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With cameras rolling this spring on "Passion," Brian De Palma's first feature film in six years, there's no doubt it will be a hot item when it's repped at the Cannes marketplace, and certainly this first official image from the film will get people talking.

Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette Has Bits Of New Footage, Keeps Excitement Level High

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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We couldn’t be more excited about the June release of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus “Prometheus.” After a couple years now of speculating how/if it will fit into the “Alien” canon and a series of near spoilers, we don’t have much longer to wait until we discover the answers to all our questions. This kind of anticipation is something the marketing folks over at 20th Century Fox must be well aware of, as they continue to fan the flames with scraps of enticing promotional material all over the place, making cinephiles and film blogs alike scavengers of the web, much akin to the space jockeys that scrounge up trash all over the galaxy in the “Alien” universe.

Dominic Cooper Joins 'Dead Man Down' With Noomi Rapace & Collin Farrell From 'Dragon Tattoo' Director Niels Arden Oplev

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 5:49 PM
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What happens when you're about become the biggest actress on the planet? Projects start moving. Should "Prometheus" land the way many expect it will, Noomi Rapace will quickly become a (quirky) household name and Hollywood wants to make sure there is more of her on the way. Popping up and getting a taste of a multiplex sized movie in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows," and currently filming "Passion" with Brian DePalma another project that actress was linked to last fall is moving forward.

Brand New Looks At Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender & More In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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So, while we wait to see if crazy Alex Jones is right about Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" being a secret revelation of the Illuminati or just a really good sci-fi flick, a batch of sex-tacular new stills have popped up at Russian site Kino Gallery.

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