Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Wake Up, Time To Die: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Blade Runner'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • June 25, 2012 12:02 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
One of the many reasons "Prometheus" was eagerly anticipated by so many was the director's track record in the sci-fi genre. Ridley Scott had only made two science fiction pictures before this year's blockbuster, and both are considered classics (and arguably his best two films). The first was 1979's "Alien," the direct inspiration for "Prometheus." And the second? 1982's "Blade Runner," the noirish mystery, and adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep," which has been one of the most talked about and influential science fiction films of all time, particularly in terms of its grim look at Los Angeles in 2019.

Did Ridley Scott Just Ruin The Mystery Of 'Prometheus' & Kill Its Sequel?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 14, 2012 6:00 PM
  • |
  • 47 Comments
We realize that this interview is a little old -- but we're just catching up to it -- and at any rate, it seems everyone wants to keep talking about "Prometheus," most of all Ridley Scott. Before we continue we should say there will be spoilers in case you haven't seen the film yet, so no whining if you read past this point and the movie is ruined for you.

Decoding 'Prometheus' & What We Might See Should We Ever Get A 'Prometheus 2'

  • By The Playlist Staff
  • |
  • June 12, 2012 1:00 PM
  • |
  • 32 Comments
Frustrated? Angry? Bored? Hungry? Ready to move on? Yes, the online conversation surrounding Ridley Scott's ambitious, belated return to the science-fiction genre in "Prometheus" is nearly exhausted. Depending on who you are, you've either experienced enough for a lifetime (online writers and editors surely have), but if you're the audience who may have just recently caught the film, your thirst for more discussion around the film might not have been sated quite yet.

Ridley Scott Says There Will Be An Extended Cut Of 'Prometheus' On DVD/Blu-Ray That Runs 20 Minutes Longer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 11, 2012 3:47 PM
  • |
  • 17 Comments
So, has Ridley Scott gone back on his word when he said there wouldn't be a director's cut of "Prometheus"? Or is it all just a matter of semantics? It's seems it's the latter combined with playing the studio game, but whatever it is, there will be more of "Prometheus" to love/hate/feel ambivalent about when it (presumably) hits Blu-ray/DVD later this year.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

  • By Erik McClanahan
  • |
  • June 11, 2012 2:40 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
We've finally taken the plunge and decided to record our very own podcast here at The Playlist. The format of the show is still very much a work in progress, but we hope this content serves as a chance for our readers to listen in to all the chatter happening around The Playlist water cooler. Editor and occasional contributor Erik McClanahan will be your host, and we hope to feature all members of our staff on shows to come. So please let us know what you think about this new endeavor. Any feedback is greatly appreciated and will no doubt help us move forward on figuring out a structure for the podcast. 

Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • June 11, 2012 10:00 AM
  • |
  • 85 Comments
Well, "Prometheus" is in theaters. And if nothing else, it's been causing more furious debate -- in multiplex lobbies, in bars, online -- than most movies in recent memory. And The Playlist head office has been a warzone, with some loving the film, some loathing it, and some (like our review) falling somewhere in the middle. Name-calling and threats of physical violence have ensued.

The 'Prometheus' Viral Campaign Continues With More Clues & A New Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 11, 2012 9:02 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Well, "Prometheus" is a success (at least financially), openingly strongly this weekend with the best R-rated numbers since "Paranormal Activity 3" last fall. But if you've now seen the movie and think that's all there is, guess again. The viral campaign for the movie continues with a new video, a book and a mysterious date to keep the chatter going.

Androids, Sex & Sequels: 15 Things Learned About Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • June 8, 2012 10:57 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Over thirty years after the 'space jockey' first appeared in "Alien," and after a couple of months of speculation and rumor, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," his return to sci-fi for the first time since "Blade Runner", and his continuation/prequel/spin-off/whatever to his 1979 space horror classic, finally hits theaters today. It's one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, and is already inspiring fierce debate (The Playlist team are split down the middle on the project, with wildly divided reactions from those who've seen it).

The Films Of Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
  • |
  • June 7, 2012 12:00 PM
  • |
  • 22 Comments
Ridley Scott is, in some circles anyhow, a god. Practically treated as royalty with laudatory genuflection from certain film enthusiasts — generally genre fetishists — he has turned in two unimpeachable cinema touchstones, "Blade Runner" and "Alien," plus a few other arguable modern semi-classics including "Black Hawk Down" and "Gladiator." But his track record overall? Scott's batting average isn't exactly amazing across the board, and while he has major peaks, his work can be frustratingly uneven for someone who is clearly and masterfully talented. While a craftsman of technically marvelous and grand spectacle cinema, his films can also be inordinately soulless and have become increasingly so with each film (Sigourney Weaver famously said that Scott paid more attention to the props and extraterrestrials than the actors on "Alien," but somehow that picture still worked).

BAMCinematek Celebrates Tangerine Dream: We Pick Their 5 Best Soundtrack Scores

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • June 5, 2012 6:28 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
As the New York Times so aptly observed this weekend, eerie '80s synths score are synonymous with the German experimental electronic music group Tangerine Dream. And yet, the group and their sinister and moody, but anonymous modulations, we're never celebrated as loudly in that era (or since) compared to the works of other '80s synth-heavy composers like Harold Faltermeyer ("Top Gun," "Fletch," "Beverley Hills Cop"), John Carpenter ("Escape from New York," "The Thing") and Vangelis ("Chariots of Fire," "Blade Runner").

Email Updates

Recent Comments