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    Prometheus—movie review

    First, the good news: 'Prometheus' is a captivating experience, meant to be savored on the big screen. Ridley Scott’s reputation as a master craftsman is well deserved and he offers up a hugh, impressive, eye-opening production. It’s also well cast, with two forceful female characters played for all...

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    A Few Words About 'Prometheus' (And They're Not All Good)

    Yes the rumblings you’re heard about Prometheus are true. It is a disappointment.

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    Idris Elba Says He Did Most His 'Luther' Scenes w/ A Hangover & Talks Prepping For Mandela

    There's a great profile of Idris Elba in New York Magazine posted last week in which he reveals some things that I thought were interesting and maybe you will too.

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    Review: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Is A Gorgeous, Fascinating Muddle Of Ideas That Can't Stick The Landing

    Ambition is a rare thing in movies these days, especially when it comes to summer blockbuster fare. There might be ambitions to blow up bigger things, or include more bad guys, or feature more stars, but in terms of real ambition -- telling big stories, about big subjects, on a huge canvas -- only a...

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    Review Round-Up and Featurette: Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" Promises Serious Eye-Candy

    Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" premieres in the U.S. on June 8, but after overseas debuts in France, Russia, and England critics have inked their responses and some spoiler-heavy ones at that. The handful of critics who published early reviews agree that the film's visuals are stunning and Ridley Scot...

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    Idris Elba: "The Less I Talk About Being Black, The Better"

    Brit import Idris Elba has a reputation for being fairly candid in interviews, and never backing down on comments he makes; two character traits that I think amp up his appeal to his ever-expanding body of fans, as more audiences become familiar with the man and his talents.

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    Idris Elba As Chaff In "Catching Fire"?

    As fans of the franchise likely already know, Lionsgate announced a little while ago that a film adaptation of Catching Fire (a sequel to the film adaptation of box office smash The Hunger Games), would begin principal photography later this year, with November 22, 2013 release date planne...

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    Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" Gets Official Synopsis + More On Idris Elba's Character

    Been a long while since our last post on this project - July 2011, when it was announced that Warner Bros. had scheduled Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, which Idris Elba co-stars in, for July 12th, 2013.

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    Watch: God Does Not Build In Straight Lines In New Clip From 'Prometheus'

    " 'Prometheus' originated from a very simple question that haunted me after the first 'Alien,' and no one answered in subsequent 'Alien' films: who was the Space Jockey—the big guy in the seat? We didn’t know if it was going to be a sequel or a prequel. I thi...

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    Yes, There Are Even More New Images From 'Prometheus'

    In case you haven't figured it out by this point, the Fox marketing department's tactic for promoting "Prometheus" is essentially a winner-takes-all, carpet bomb campaign that will crush you with pics, clips, teasers and God knows what else, until you don't even want to see the...

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