James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction is a solid, albeit navel-gazing, primer

When AMC announced its new pop culture docuseries, Visionaries, at the Television Critics Association 2017 summer press tour, the network made it clear that these explorations of genres and media would be informative, but informal—expansive, but specific to whatever prominent filmmaker or producer was at the helm of a…

Mark Wahlberg got a bonus for All The Money In The World reshoots, Michelle Williams did not

Ridley Scott has previously indicated that he was proud of how the cast and crew of All The Money In The World came together to reshoot the film with Christopher Plummer in place of Kevin Spacey, when Spacey was dropped from the project after a number of actors accused him of sexual assault and harassment. Scott even…

Ridley Scott might direct one of Disney's Merlin movies

According to Variety, Ridley Scott is currently in talks to direct Disney’s The Merlin Saga, a movie based on T.A. Barron’s books about the young magic guy who would eventually became a famous magic guy. Variety’s sources say that a deal hasn’t been made yet, but they think it’ll be Scott’s next movie if the deal does…

Removing Kevin Spacey isn't the only way they could have improved All The Money In The World

Whatever else can be said about Ridley Scott’s ripped-from-the-headlines thriller All The Money In The World, you’d never guess—if you didn’t know already—that one of its key roles was occupied by an entirely different actor just six weeks ago. Gone is Kevin Spacey, who buried himself deeply under mounds of old-age…

All The Money In The World moves its release date to Christmas Day

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has pushed the release date of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World—a movie that does not have Kevin Spacey in it, so don’t bring up Kevin Spacey—from December 22 to December 25. Apparently, this has nothing to do with any Kevin Spacey-related controversies (because he’s…

Ridley Scott enthusiastically explains his decision to recast Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World

Hollywood is facing a long-overdue campaign of housecleaning at the moment, as decades-worth of accusations of sexual harassment and assault against powerful men are finally coming to light (and actually being listened to, for once). This sweeping out of the alleged bums has had any number of knock-on effects in the…

Today is your official last day ever to argue about the ending of Blade Runner

With the highly anticipated sequel hitting theaters this weekend, today is pretty much the last day you can reflect on the themes and philosophical implications of 1982’s Blade Runner before whatever is going to happen in Blade Runner 2049 completely changes what you think. The original Ridley Scott feature is not…

Could Blade Runner 2049 have used a little more grit to go with its epic awe?

After 35 years of science-fiction movies only inspired by—or blatantly derivative of—Ridley Scott’s landmark dystopian noir, they finally made another Blade Runner: a nearly three-hour, big-budget art movie masquerading as a blockbuster, starring Ryan Gosling as a new era’s robot-hunting answer to Harrison Ford (who…

Kevin Spacey is borderline unrecognizable in the trailer for Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World

The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s new historical kidnapping drama All The Money In The World arrived on the internet today, treating the world to Kevin Spacey’s most dramatic transformation since his talking cat movie Nine Lives. Spacey plays crusty old oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, the wealthy, craggy-faced…

Ridley Scott got his start by making Britain’s dullest products look great

It was 40 years ago today that The Duellists, a visually accomplished adaptation of a Joseph Conrad short story made by a relative unknown named Ridley Scott, opened in French theaters, having already won a special prize at that year’s Cannes Film Festival. It would come to Scott’s native United Kingdom later that…

David Mamet might adapt Don Winslow’s The Force for James Mangold

According to Deadline, David Mamet is currently in talks to write an adaptation of Don Winslow’s The Force, with Logan’s James Mangold set to direct the adaptation once it’s written. Plus, if those big names aren’t enough for you, the film will be produced by Ridley Scott and his Scott Free production company. The…

Ridley Scott and Netflix to adapt J.G. Ballard’s post-apocalyptic Hello America

According to Deadline, Netflix has picked up the adaptation rights to Hello America, J.G. Ballard’s 1981 sci-fi novel about a group of explorers rediscovering the ruins of the United States a century after the country collapsed and most of the citizens evacuated to Europe and Asia. Along the way, they face the sort of…