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Review: Prometheus

Directed by: Ridley Scott.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce.

Rating:   Running Time: 124 mins.

The movie starts on ancient Earth, where a remotely human looking being, standing at the edge of a waterfall, watches as a ship lifts off and ascends away into space. After drinking an odd liquid from a cup, the being convulses and begins to disintegrate, falling into the waterfall and disolving entirely. We zoom in close enough to see the being’s D.N.A. being broken down simply as it’s sacrifice forms the first blocks of human life. Read the rest of this entry

Review: The Thing

Directed By: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen.

Rating:   Running Time: 103 Minutes.

If you’ve listened to or read any of my reviews before, you’ll be aware that I’m not a fan of horror movies, it’s not (just) that I’m a wimp, but I just am not hugely into the genre. That’s not to say that I don’t watch horror, I usually stick to those crossed with a healthy dose of another genre. I’ve seen more than my fair share of horror movies, the majority of which are some of the worst made, cliché ridden movies i’ve ever seen. It’s also possibly the genre which seems to spawn the most sequels and follow ups than any other. Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th, all of which has multiple sequels, most of which people wish they’d never seen. Read the rest of this entry

Win a copy of John Carpenter’s The Thing on DVD!

With the release of the prequel to John Carpenter’s movie next week (which we will be reviewing on next week’s show!) we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of Carpenter’s original movie starring Kurt Russell and featuring the fantastic and horrific effects work of Rob Bottin (Robocop, Totall Recall). All you have to do is answer the following question: Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: The Thing (Red Band)

BEWARE – THIS IS A ‘RED BAND’ TRAILER NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in the prequel to John Carpenter’s critically acclaimed horror remake, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr..

First Impressions: Looking good, similar in tone to Carpenter’s original, though it looks like they’ve been over-reliant on CGI effects when it would have been nice to see them get someone to do some more work similar the the great special effects artist Rob Bottin. Though the trailer says October, we’re going to have to wait slightly longer in the UK, The Thing is due for release here December 2nd.