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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Drop’ Is A Lingering Human Drama

Film: The Drop
Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
Directed By: Michaël R. Roskam

Dennis Lehane, the author behind Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and Mystic River trades violence in for humanistic subtlety with The Drop, based upon his short story Animal Rescue. Starring Tom Hardy (Warrior), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), this new story about mobs and money in Brooklyn waxes about a man breaking his innocence in life more than anything. With an oft-times operatic and been-there-done-that representation of a crime-gone-awry in a seedy …


Ridley Scott Confirms ‘Prometheus 2’ Is Written

Fans have been anxiously waiting for an update on the sequel to the most recent movie installment in the world of Alien. We knew another Prometheus movie was coming, but when? Well Ridley Scott has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is written. He has some other movies in the works at the moment though, and did not confirm when shooting will begin, or when the movie will hit theaters. From the sounds of it though, we will likely have to wait until 2015 before we get the chance to see the film on the big screen. Until then, keep an …

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Actress Noomi Rapace States That The Script For ‘Prometheus’ Sequel Is In The Works

The Playlist got a doozy of a scoop while they were chatting with actress Noomi Rapace.

During a press junket for her upcoming thriller Dead Man Down (due out March 8), IndieWire writer Ben Taylor turned the topic of conversation from Rapace’s definite upcoming project to more speculative fare. Specifically, the possibility of a sequel to Prometheus, last year’s Ridley Scott helmed sorta-prequel to the Alien film franchise. And who better to ask than the heroine of the first (potential) installment and parenthetical followup?

On the possibility of a “Prometheus 2”, Rapace had this to say: 


Tony Scott, Director Of “Top Gun,” Dead at 68

Tonight just took a turn for the tragic.

According to various sources (and seemingly stemming from TheWrap), Tony Scott, director of such films as Top Gun and True Romance, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 68.

From what we’ve been able to gather since learning of Scott’s death, it seems the famed filmmaker jumped off the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach on Sunday and died from his injuries. TheDailyBreeze claims U.S. Coast Guard told them a suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of …


Movie Sequel Round-Up: Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, And Thor 2

It may seem that Hollywood is swiftly becoming naught but a hotbed of sequels and reboots, but three high-profile projects in the news this morning at least have real potential. First up, Ridley Scott has been hinting at a sequel to his recent sci-fi opus Prometheus, with sources pointing to a 2014 or 2015 release date. It seems Scott and studio Fox have been discussing the mooted follow-up with potential writers and aim to continue the story of Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David (or rather, David’s disembodied head) and their journey across the skies.

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I really do not think it would be a stretch to say that this weekend would have been easy to predict for the top box office slot. Pixar’s new movie Brave claimed the title raking in more green than the lush Scottish countryside most of the film was set in. Honest Abe failed to be a big draw with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter taking the number three slot despite lots of buzz on the internet, and the new indie comedy/drama Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World managed to cling to the top ten list right at the …


What The Film?! – Alien 2: On Earth

What The Film?! is a new weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes.

If you know a film with major plot holes that you feel needs to be exposed, tell us! Email with the subject “What The Film” and we’ll try to get your suggestion featured on the site.

This Week’s Movie: 1980’s ALIEN 2: ON EARTH

How did everyone enjoy 2012’s …

Madagascar 3


It was a slow weekend for moviegoers, probably due to the new releases available to see. Rock Of Ages barely beat out Snow White And The Huntsman for a number three spot, most likely because no one under the age of forty is going to watch a movie where a 50 year old Tom Cruise is a rock god. Even more disappointing are the weekend numbers for That’s My Boy. Hopefully this means everyone is finally sick of Adam Sandler after his last terrible movie, Jack And Jill. You can see the top ten movies from the weekend …


EDITORIAL: “48 Frames Per Second: Advancement or Fad?”

Recently Peter Jackson and James Cameron have come out supporting a new film technology: shooting movies at 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24 frames per second of film. For people in the film industry that sentence has a lot of meaning and implications, but for most other people it is just gibberish. Since this is such a big deal and will be discussed heavily in the upcoming year we here at the UTG Film department have decided to try and help clear up some of the confusion and explain what everyone is talking about.


EDITORIAL: “Prometheus: How the Sci-Fi Flick’s R-Rating Helped It Conquer Audiences Worldwide”

Earlier this year, Universal cancelled a proposed $150 million adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness when director Guillermo del Toro refused to settle for less than an R-rating. A fervent devotee of the novella, the Pan’s Labyrinth director had been working on the script for more than half a decade and didn’t want to see the darkness in the original story toned down on screen by a PG-13. Big-budget blockbusters are so amazing in their scale – think of the thousands of hours poured into a film by thousands of talented people – that it seems humorous …



There are two films opening this weekend that everyone will be talking about on Monday. If you are a fan of kids and family movies then make sure to check out Madagascar 3. If you love science fiction or want to be up on pop culture discussions then definitely see Prometheus, which we have a full review for here. You can watch the trailers for the movies after the jump.


MOVIE REVIEW: Prometheus

Film: Prometheus
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender
Directed by: Ridley Scott

There’s an Alien-shaped elephant in the room. Two viewings of this film later, I still haven’t quite formed a proper opinion. Let this not dismay or beguile you – it seems to be divisive, and even after prolonged analysis and breakdowns with my friend last night (cos we know how to have a happening weekend), I’m still no closer to deciding whether I like it or not. Prometheus is, objectively speaking, a good film. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it very good, …

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