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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Prometheus’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 8th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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“In space no one can hear you scream.”

We have all been hearing about a movie called ‘Prometheus’ for sometime now, and all of us fans have been trying to piece the puzzle together on what it has to do with Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ film.  Since Scott directed ‘Prometheus’ and the original ‘Alien’ film, there has to be some sort of connection from what we have seen from the trailers, right?  The filmmakers told us that ’Prometheus’ would be a prequel to the ‘Alien’ film.  After seeing ’Prometheus’, I can say that it’s a very early prequel.  I’m  certainly happy Scott returned to this universe, because the ‘Alien’ franchise has been in a state of decay for a number of years starting with the 4th installment and then onto the ‘Alien vs. Predator’ series.  So, I was truly hoping to get an original film, but with strong ties to the ‘Alien’ franchise.  The question is, did it work?

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Bryan Reviews ‘Prometheus’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

“In space no one can hear you scream.”

We have all been hearing about a movie called ‘Prometheus’ for sometime now, and all of us fans have been trying to piece the puzzle together on what it has to do with Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ film.  Since Scott directed ‘Prometheus’ and the original ‘Alien’ film, there has to be some sort of connection from what we have seen from the trailers, right?  The filmmakers told us that ‘Prometheus’ would be a prequel to the ‘Alien’ film.  After seeing ‘Prometheus’, I can say that it’s a very early prequel.  I’m  certainly happy Scott returned to this universe, because the ‘Alien’ franchise has been in a state of decay for a number of years starting with the 4th installment and then onto the ‘Alien vs. Predator’ series.  So, I was truly hoping to get an original film, but with strong ties to the ‘Alien’ franchise.  The question is, did it work?

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Want to See ‘Prometheus’ for FREE??

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 3rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

The good folks over at Amazon are running a promotion that gives you a free ticket to see ‘Prometheus’.  All you have to do is pre-order the bluray or DVD and you get a free ticket to see ‘Prometheus’ in theaters.  The fine print is: Be the first to order and experience this summer’s biggest action adventure event, PROMETHEUS, from Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. For a limited time, be one of the first 5,000 customers to pre-order on Blu-ray and receive a ticket to see it in theaters starting Friday, June 8.  Can’t wait for you all to see it.

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Check Out The New ‘Prometheus’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

Here is the three minute International Trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming ‘Prometheus’ film.  Some of the footage is stuff we’ve seen before, but there is quite a bit of new footage to keep you all on the edge of your seat.  I’m so excited for this film.  “The third official international trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”  ‘Prometheus’ opens June 8.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Director James Cameron recently spoke with the good folks at GuardianUK and mentioned that he wants to make the sequel to Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’.  Let’s not forget that Ridley Scott directed the first ‘Alien’ film while James Cameron followed that up with his sequel ‘Aliens’.  It’s only fitting that the two directors would direct the prequels one after the other.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Ridley Scott was at Wondercon this weekend and had a little something to say about his upcoming “Alien” prequel, ‘Prometheus’.  This is just looking better and better by the day.  I cannot wait to se this.

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Check Out the ‘Prometheus’ International Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 16th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

I’m very psyched about ‘Prometheus‘.  Ridley Scott returning to the ‘Alien’ esque sci-fi realm.  Such a great cast and the trailers so far have been great.  I hope I can keep myself away from major spoilers of this movie, because I want don’t want to know too much about it before I see it.  Enjoy the trailer below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So for a while now, we have been getting bits and pieces of information on Ridley Scott’s return to his “Alien” franchise, “Prometheus”.  Well it looks like actor Guy Pearce (Memento) has been added to the amazing cast that has already been formed according to IndieWire’s The Playlist.

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4K UHD Review: Alien: Covenant!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 25th, 2017

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We live in a time where all of our favorite films and television programs from decades ago are getting sequels, rebooted, and remade. The ALIEN franchise that we have all come to love over the years has had its share of revamps. Luckily, the original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who made ALIEN back in 1979 came back a few years ago and made an early sequel to the franchise with PROMETHEUS. Clearly, Scott isn’t done telling stories in this horrifying universe, and we now have a sequel with ALIEN: COVENANT, which breathes new life into this stale franchise and promises more sequels and even more scares. What we loved about the original ALIEN is certainly present in a lot of COVENANT.

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Film Review: ‘[The Dark Tower]’!!

by Janet White on Aug 5th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

 

From the warped, creative mind of Stephen King comes a story of the oldest of battles, good versus evil. The master of the weird provided eight books in The Dark Tower series for Nikolaj Arcel, the director, to mold and shape for our viewing pleasure. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a seemingly typical kid, awakes from slumber with his walls and the ground shaking. Natural disaster? No, because it happens far too often. Visions plague Jake’s and the earthquakes are the result, but why? What is it about Jake? He will journey far (and I mean FAR) to discover the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Netflix has jumped from small-screen and so-so feature film debuts to big-budget film exclusivity. I’m not saying Netflix wasn’t on their A-game before, but being the sole place to find the new Adam Sandler movie is a little different than being the only outlet to carry the new Will Smith (‘Collateral Beauty‘) action flick, and that’s exactly who they are now with the debut of ‘Bright‘.

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Review #2 of ‘Alien Covenant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 22nd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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A crew gets a distress signal from a planet. Crew lands on that seemingly abandoned planet. Planet has aliens. Aliens infect or attack humans. A survivor or two must fight said alien to get off the planet. Rinse and repeat. That isn’t to say the Alien: Covenant is a bad movie, it really isn’t but as far as the broad strokes are concerned it is a paint by numbers Alien movie. A marked improvement from Prometheus because it has better characters but the formula to this point is getting a bit stale for me. I didn’t hate this movie. I know it sounds like I did but really I’m just ready for it to evolve a bit more.

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Film Review: ALIEN: COVENANT!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We live in a time where all of our favorite films and television programs from decades ago are getting sequels, rebooted, and remade. The ALIEN franchise that we have all come to love over the years has had its share of revamps. Luckily, the original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who made ALIEN back in 1979 came back a few years ago and made an early sequel to the franchise with PROMETHEUS. Clearly, Scott isn’t done telling stories in this horrifying universe, and we now have a sequel with ALIEN: COVENANT, which breathes new life into this stale franchise and promises more sequels and even more scares. What we loved about the original ALIEN is certainly present in a lot of COVENANT.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It might be for director Ridley Scott’s birthday, but we get the gift from 20th Century Fox! What kind of gift you ask? A new screenshot from the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant‘! It shows the, now 79 year old, director standing near one of his classic ‘Alien‘ creations.

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Film Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’!!

by Janet White on Sep 2nd, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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1918, Thomas Edward Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) is seeking solace from the violence and trauma brought on by WWI.   He heads to Janus Rock, Western Australia, to become a lighthouse keeper. The isolation and seclusion seems like paradise to a mind numbed to the point of death until he meets Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander). Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Tom and Isabel explore love and family in The Light Between Oceans.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’!!

by Janet White on Apr 23rd, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Let’s say just say it…Snow White and the Huntsman was not well done.The Huntsman: Winter’s War is the hot and cold shell that envelops its predecessor.  It’s not perfect, but is action enjoyment coupled with corny sporadic humor.  Not to mention, Chris Hemsworth finally got his balls back.  I can tell you that.  Snow White and the Huntsman emasculated the action-packed hunk of man that is Hemsworth.  Though some believe that this story should not have been told, but I enjoyed the unveiling of the back-backstory.  The film could have been structured to be less predictable but sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy a film for your base needs: adrenaline, fear, and desire.

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Check Out The Trailer For ‘The Invitation’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 11th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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From Director Karyn Kusama (‘Aeon Flux‘, ‘Jennifer’s Body‘) comes a thriller that will ratchets up the unease minute by minute. ‘The Invitation‘ stars Logan Marshall-Green (‘Prometheus‘) , Michiel Huisman (‘Wild‘), John Carroll Lynch (‘Shutter Island‘) and Emayatzy Corinealdi (‘Middle of Nowhere‘) and debuts on April 8, but you can check out the trailer below.

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Danny McBride is in for ‘Alien: Covenant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 10th, 2016

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Danny McBride hasn’t been on a screen in a while, but that’s all about to change. The comedic actor, mostly known for HBO’sEastbound and Down‘ as Kenny Powers is in talks to co-star in Ridley Scott’s next installment of the ‘ALIEN‘ franchise, titled ‘Alien: Covenant‘. This is just too cool for school. Danny McBride starring in an ‘ALIEN‘ movie alongside Michael Fassbender who will be reprising his role from ‘Prometheus‘ as well as Katherine Waterson in a the new female lead.

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Bryan Kluger’s Best/Worst of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2015 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2015 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2015.  I believe this year I watched over 175 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some strawberry cake covered in Lucky Charms, I finally had a TOP 15, however, these films are in no particular order this year. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien:Covenant‘ has gained another star to add to it’s roster. Joining Michael Fassbender, is Katherine Waterston. Covenant is believed to be the first in a trilogy of new films that will link the events of ‘Prometheus‘ with the 1979 classic that began it all ‘Alien‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ridley Scott has decided that as long as he’s getting such great buzz for ‘The Martian‘ and has all the press attention he could want, why not use it to tease the die-hard ‘Alien‘ fans at what is next to come in the franchise? Instead of months of calling the film a ‘Prometheus‘ sequel, we OFFICIALLY have a title – ‘Alien: Covenant‘ and we have a little more on the synopsis front, too.

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Film Review: ‘Steve Jobs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Steve Jobs opens on a black and white video of a young boy listening with profound focus to a computer technician’s progressive response to the world’s potential journey towards a computer-dependent society.  Young Steve Jobs clearly had a desire for technological innovation in his blood even then.  Through his wide-eyed look, the turning of his mental wheels was easily discerned.  Even then, you could tell that Jobs had his mind set on a path to making the right computers a part of everyone’s everyday life.  Fast forward to the launch of the first Mac where an all-grown up Jobs (Michael Fassbender) is in a state of controlled panic (or was it frustration?).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Shakespeare never goes out of style and ‘Macbeth‘ is proof of that. Of course, if you serve your Shakespeare with a side of Michael Fassbender (‘X-Men: First Class‘) as the titular Scottish duke, it’s a match made in heaven and has to be, at least part of, the reason the screening received a 10-minute standing ovation after it’s screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Check out ‘The Witch‘, the film that won the directing award in the dramatic division, and and won the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will have its International Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation. It won’t make it’s debut in theaters until 2016.

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Film Review: ‘The Gunman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 20th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Spicoli, is that you? My what a long way Sean Penn has come.  Well-known for his comedic stony surfer dude role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Penn has also become quite the dramatic actor.  As Harvey Milk in Milk and Brad Whitewood Jr. in At Close Range Penn displayed his acting brilliance.  Is there a type of role this man cannot do?  Well, now I can say I love him as an action star.  In The Gunman, Penn (Jim Terrier) roars deadly prowess from his buffed up physique.  I was amazed at how hot he looked.  I’ve admired his performances before, but Penn shows me a different side in more ways than one.

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Should ‘Alien’ Come Back To Life In A Reboot???

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 20th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Sometimes things that are dead should stay dead, no matter how much we want to resurrect them, I’m on the fence which category this franchise falls into. 20th Century Fox has secured a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to bring a new ‘Alien‘ film to the big screen.

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Idris Elba Racing To The Small Screen!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 1st, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Idris Elba has a face that immediately calls to mind a number of characters and films. Maybe it’s BBC’s ‘Luther’, the ever-vigilant god Heimdall guarding Asgard in ‘Thor‘, ‘Prometheus‘, or ‘Pacific Rim‘, the point is, he makes everything memorable. This will be true when he toplines a documentary series about racing for Discovery Communications network.

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Dominic West and Guy Pearce Join ‘Genius’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 26th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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There has already been some talk about a new biopic of sorts based on the life of Scribner’s iconic editor Max Perkins. Perkins worked with such literary notables as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemmingway. In hearing tales of how these respected authors worked, the amount of difficulty friends and family had with some, I can only imagine the set of balls it would take to be the one forced with fact-checking, making corrections and offering changes in whole to the manuscripts. The flip-side of the downfalls to the job is that the editor is allowed to nurture and encourage talent in it’s various forms. This is precisely what Perkins did, and what will pique the curiosity of viewers the world over.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Alcon Entertainment has put out the offer to Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Rick Deckard from ‘Blade Runner‘, the hit sci-fi film from 1982 by director Ridley Scott. Since Scott released ‘Prometheus‘, which was the prequel to the ‘Alien‘ franchise, and we all saw that it did well enough at the box office to warrant a few sequels, Hollywood wanted to revive his other sci-fi film ‘Blade Runner‘. Now that project is gaining much more steam.

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The New Trailer for ‘Oblivion’ Looks Amazing!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I’m so excited that sci-fi films are back in a HUGE way. Since ‘Prometheus‘, it seems like every big director wants to be in the sci-fi game again. Well, the first trailer we saw a month or so ago for ‘Oblivion‘ didn’t do much in the way a sci-fi film should in making the fans giddy. But this new trailer most certainly does just that. This is on the top of my list this year to see.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…..

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Earlier this morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Oscar nominations, which MacFarlane came across as pretty funny.  I’m excited for him to host the Oscars this year.  And, his film ‘Ted‘ actually got nominated. How cool is that?  Below is the full list of Oscar nominations.  Let us know what you think.  We will be posting a separate article soon on Oscar snubs, because believe me, there are many.  And don’t forget, we will be doing our annual LIVE OSCAR COMMENTARY, which will mark the 6th time we have done it.  It promises tons of laughs.

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Bryan’s Top 20 Films of 2012!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I can’t believe that 2012 is at its end and we are about to welcome 2013.  This year has gone by so fast, and man, did I see tons of films.  When I started making this 2012 list, I came up with 87 films that I enjoyed.  Yes, you read that right, 87, meaning there were probably just as many films that I didn’t enjoy.  Now, below is my top 20 of the year. I just couldn’t do it with 10 this year.  And these are films that I watched in the theater or at home and that don’t necessarily come out this year, but I did see this year.  And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of criticism for my list, but hey this is my list, not yours.  You can have your own.  But my lists tend to be different than most people’s as you can tell from my previous lists HERE. So without any further delay, below is my TOP 20 films for 2012.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Looper’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…..

Science Fiction is back in a big way.  With the recent ‘Prometheus’ film, ‘John Carter’, ‘MIB3’, and ‘The Hunger Games’, audiences are proving they are ready for a huge sci-fi kick in theaters.  Rian Johnson’s ‘Looper’ is one of the better sci-fi films to come out this year, if not the best so far.  ‘Looper’ is a highly entertaining thrill ride that combines time travel, telekinesis, and realistic future world.  I was very happy to see that Johnson got the sci-fi genre right, and it left me wanting more.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Hampton Fancher is in final talks to join Ridley Scott in developing the new version of ‘Blade Runner’.  This project is being sold as a sequel and will take place some years after the first film.  Fancher co-wrote the original screenplay which of course is based of the Philip K. Dick novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’

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Universal Rebooting ‘The Mummy’ Franchise!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Universal is planning a reboot to their ‘Mummy’ franchise and they hired the ‘Prometheus’ writer, Jon Spaihts to pen the script.  “I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with ‘Prometheus’: to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before,” said Spaihts.

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Warren Ellis’ ‘Ascension’ Eyes Idris Elba!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Writer Warren Ellis has teamed up with Vivek J. Tiwary to bring us the sci-fi adventure ‘Ascension’ to the small screen.  Idris Elba is almost set to star in the show double time.  Meaning he will play two characters in the show.  Anything having to do with Warren Ellis or Idris Elba is gold.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

I guess Ridley Scott has been enjoying his return to his first big hit ‘Alien’ with his upcoming ‘Prometheus’ film, that he has signed on to produce and direct the next installment of his huge hit sci-fi classic ‘Blade Runner’.  He’ll make the film with Alcon Entertainment, producing with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.  Alcon Entertainment’s last big film was ‘The Blind Side’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

From now until Sunday, all four Alien films are on sale over at AMAZON at 64% off making each blu-ray $12.49.  This is not the big collection set.  This is each individual release, which pretty much makes up that set.  These are pretty much direct transfers from the collection set, minus a few extras, and the special bonus disc.  If you have the collectors set already, then you don’t need these.  I suggest if you only want to own the first two Alien films, then this is the way to go.  Great prices, and great transfers.

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