Archive for May 20th, 2012


Prometheus

Technically it’s not related to the Alien franchise (it was originally going to be a prequel), and it’s directed by Ridley Scott, the man who directed Alien, so there’s certainly a lot of similarities, including the ship they investigate in Alien before they get infected (or at least it looks very like it).

I like the alert siren that sounds like a scream.

Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants of several ancient Earth civilizations. Led to a distant world and an advanced civilization, the crew seeks the origins of humanity, but instead discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.


Snow White and the Hunstman

Okay, so even I was a bit dubious of the two Snow White movies being released this year, but the more I see of this one the better it looks. It’s still got a lot to prove mind, and, strangely, Kristen Stewart doesn’t get to say much in the trailer.

In the alternative world of the clandouis brevis Middle Ages, the ruthless Queen Ravenna has conquered several European kingdoms and plans to take over the Kingdom of England, but she realized that her stepdaughter, is destined to surpass her not only as the “Fairest of them All,” but also as the kingdom’s successor. The Queen learns from her Magic Mirror that the only way to remain in power on the throne is to consume Snow White’s heart and achieve immortality. But Snow White manages to escape into the Dark Forest and Ravenna summons the Huntsman, Eric, to kill Snow White. …


Women are Missing in Film

There’s an interesting discussion over at The Guardian by some female film-makers about why there are so few women in the industry in light of the recent uproar at so few being represented at Cannes. As they say in the article, it’s not a selection issue, the films simply aren’t there because women don’t seem to get the same breaks as men.

I’ve written a few times on this site about the success of films made for, and usually by, women and the success they’ve enjoyed.  It seems to be an area Hollywood, perhaps due to its male dominance, undervalues when there is the potential to make relatively cheap, financially successful films.