As with David Bowie
, I can't say that I was personally a fan, but the man had undeniable talent.
Guess I forgot to put up a thread.
Better late than not at all, I hope!
I'm sure by now you're probably all aware that there was yet another attack by Islamic militants in a major European city yesterday.
The attack, for which ISIS claimed responsibility
, left approximately 30 people dead and over 200 injured, none of which is surprising considering they used nailbombs.
Just out of curiosity, and for the sake of potential entertainment. To be followed with an obligatory "final" poll once the primaries are settled.
This year's barely started and we're already losing talented people like flies. Alan Rickman
, most famous for his role as Hans Gruber in Die Hard
and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter
movies, has just died of cancer, much like Bowie only a few short days ago.
There's another movie I remember him from: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
as the corrupt Judge Turpin. A surprisingly good movie for a musical. Damn, I'm already missing the man's villainous charisma...
By now I'm sure everyone is aware that David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. So I will let the man speak for himself. object
Can't go a fucking week into the new year without some asshole like Kim Jong-Un scaring the shit out of the civilised world.
According to Japan's geological service, there's been a sizable man-made earthquake in North Korea just a few short hours ago, consistent with an nuclear test, with some even claiming this was an attempt at an H bomb. Oh, and the test site is virtually right next door
to China. I can only imagine the fury in Beijing right now.
You know what...? I'm not even going to look back at how much the past year has sucked, this time. (Even though I know I just did.)
But let's have one anyway. Let's just do it, one way or another.
by Loki Kola
December 26, 2015
Well, the second red band trailer for Deadpool is out, and fucking hilarious. Like Deadpool or not, Ryan Reynolds certainly captures his hyperactive charm. object
Today I thank Santa for my friends, my family, these presents, and the stretch of perilous ocean separating us from
Just came back from the cinemas, and I'll give you my honest, first impressions: I'm still trying to figure out whether this was a good movie or not.
I know the reviews so far have been raving and singing its praises (because Lucas isn't involved anymore), but I approached this movie with a heavy dose of caution. This might take me a while.
I will give the movie credit where its due: it wasn't afraid to take a risk near the climax; if you've seen the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Ridley Scott's long-delayed sequel to Prometheus
has gone through a number of iterations and metamorphoses, but apparently the details have finally been hammered out and it is now going to connect much more directly to the original Alien
than was originally planned. So much so that the official title
will now reflect that.
Ridley Scott Promises Familiar Aliens in Alien: CovenantBy Silas Lesnick ON December 11, 2015Prepare yourself for a veritable menagerie of Xenomorph forms in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant
Although the film went on to gross more than $400 million worldwide, some Alien
franchise fans were disappointed that Ridley Scott’s 2012 Prometheus
did not feature the franchise’s original creature design until the alternate “Deacon” form at the very end of the film. That’s not going to be the case with the upcoming Prometheus
sequel, Alien: Covenant
, Scott tells The Wrap
will bring back H.R. Giger’s popular Xenomorph in its many terrifying forms.“We’ll have them all,” Scott promises, “Egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy.”
Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus
, Alien: Covenant
connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.“They’re going to go to the planet where the engineers came from,”
Scott continues, “and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it.”
20th Century Fox will release Alien: Covenant
in theaters on October 6, 2017. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are set to reprise their roles as scientist Elizabeth Shaw and the android David, respectively. Given the film’s synopsis, it remains to be seen how Rapace’s Shaw will factor into the film.
Jack Paglen (Transcendence
) and Michael Green (Green Lantern
) are providing the Alien: Covenant
That very last sentence does give me a moment's pause, I will admit. Still, the prospect of seeing Ridley Scott return to the material which both launched his own career and completely revolutionized the entire concept of sci-fi horror is interesting to say the least.