White Flight: The Knuckleheaded Exodus: Gods and Kings, Reviewed

1. I'm not sure who ever could have thought that Exodus: Gods and Kings was a good idea. Putting aside—only for a moment—the much-discussed "whitewashing" of the cast, the movie seems almost specifically designed to appeal to absolutely no one. It's a Bible story, but it paints Old Testament God as an angry, petulant… » 12/11/14 11:06am 12/11/14 11:06am

It Feels Like The First Time—Almost. Prometheus, Reviewed.

Prequels may be Hollywood's latest gimmick to repackage old franchises as new movies, but they have one definite advantage over traditional sequels. Whereas parts two, three, four, etc., of a series usually find the filmmakers coming up with plots that move further and further away from the story (and the spirit) of… » 6/05/12 5:01pm 6/05/12 5:01pm

Ridley Scott: What's The Big Idea?

Next Friday, Prometheus opens, and it promises to be this summer's big sci-fi film. The ad campaign has been incredibly effective, and the movie features a great cast, including Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. But one of the movie's other main selling points is precisely the reason I'm worried about it. … » 6/01/12 6:00pm 6/01/12 6:00pm