Birthday gift suggestions for Leon Kowalski: a pet tortoise.
Weir talks survival, Ridley Scott, and XKCD.
We now know more than we did before.
The Martian is a claustrophobic space story. Ridley Scott would be the perfect director for the job.
Thirty years ago, actress Joanna Cassidy, who played the replicant Zhora in Blade Runner, was supposed to have had a dancing scene with an artificial snake, but the scene was never shot. Recently, she made up for it by producing her own version of that snake dance, made with director and producer Tamela D’Amico. (Previously they had collaborated on a web series called Sex Ed.)
As fans of the 1982 movie Blade Runner know, Joanna Cassidy played Zhora, one of the Nexus-6 models who thinks that seeing the C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate isn’t nearly as important as extending her life beyond its four-year expiration date. Zhora was retired quickly. Too quickly. It seems that Zhora had one scene that, “due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control,” went unfilmed. So Cassidy, righting that dreadful wrong, has filmed it herself.
A few days ago, CinemaSins released a YouTube clip called “Everything wrong with The Dark Knight Rises in 3 minutes or less.” CinemaSins took a good hard look at the movie Prometheus. Unsurprisingly, there was so much wrong with the Ridley Scott movie that it took over four minutes to describe it all.
Good news, Prometheus haters. Damon Lindelof, who rewrote the screenplay to Prometheus and many say was responsible for the critical failure of the film, will not be involved in the—wait for it—prequel’s sequel.
I wanted to love Prometheus with all of my geeky heart, but after seeing it, I was more disappointed than a child who woke up on Christmas morning and found a lump of coal in my stocking and my father dead in the chimney. It turns out I’m not the only one who felt that way about the Ridley Scott film.