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Ridley Scott Says TWO ‘Alien’ Prequels Coming; Sacrificing Quality For 3D?
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Alien

A press junket for the upcoming Robin Hood was held recently and Ridley Scott was up to answering many questions, including some about his upcoming prequel to Alien.

In a majorly unexpected announcement, Scott declared that it would not just be one prequel movie, but that it would be a two-part film leading up to the events of the original 1979 horror classic. When asked if he would be directing both parts and if they would be filming them both at the same time — as is a popular method for multi-film projects these days — Ridley simply suggested that he was concentrating on the first right now. If Scott was to direct both, the simultaneous approach would be best.

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New Trailer For Ridley Scott & Russell Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’
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Robin Hood Poster

A brand new trailer for Ridley Scott‘s new vision of the tale of Robin Hood has been released online by Yahoo! Movies.

The movie will be released on May 14, 2010, and has a brilliant cast that features Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow.

The only thing about this new trailer that has me a little sad, is the newly anointed PG-13 rating. This isn’t at all one of those movies I expected to be rated R, but I did have a glimmer of hope that this new Robin Hood adventure would be a graphic, Gladiator-esque action-drama. None-the-less, this is a great trailer and the movie continues to look like a great new title for those of us who are into period battle films. I’ll tell you one thing, I can’t wait for Scott’s sure-to-be-better Director’s Cut!

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In Case You Missed Them: The 2010 Super Bowl Commercial Movie Spots
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Super Bowl

Tonight was the big game, and to sum things up, booze and gumbo be flowin’ strong in the French Quarters of New Orleans tonight.

The obvious big draw of the Super Bowl is the game itself, but right behind that it the unveiling of some of the best commercials you’ll see. Recent years have been an incredible disappointment for the advertisement industries, and it has seemed like very few companies have anyone working for them with fresh and funny ideas. So would this year be the year when commercials rose back to their former glory, or would failure loom once again?

The short answer is no, no there was not any glory. The majority of this year’s commercials, like recent years, were utter garbage, and that’s just sad and honest truth. The only real bright spots of the year came from the always-popular Bud Lite ads, and Doritos made a strong showing themselves. There were a couple of decent ones scattered around in between these, but that’s about all there is to it. You can head over to SPIKE to check out all of the commercials!

Click on over for more, including videos of all of the movie and video game spots that aired!

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The 3D Epidemic: When Does The Novelty Become The Standard & Is This What We Want?
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Robin HoodRecently, The Wrap did a story on the new 3D technology and the vice-grip hold it has on the world of Hollywood. As we are all very much aware, it feels like every single movie that’s made these days is released in 3D, and in a lot of cases, we find ourselves asking the question “Why?” over and over again. In this new article, it is revealed that apparently Ridley Scott himself is “breathing down the necks” of executives at Universal to spend an extra $7-8 Million to make a 3D version of his upcoming period action/drama, Robin Hood. This is obviously one of the more confusing titles that we’ve heard associated with the 3D phenomena, and it lead us to begin wondering when this whole technology has just gone too far?

Many big names in the business have laid solid claim to 3D being the future of cinema, but judging by the collective feelings of movie fans, it is unclear whether this is what people want. There’s no doubt at all that when it comes to films like Avatar, which is built specifically for that technology, and fun movies like Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, 3D can be a really great time. But when this is happening so often that a movie like Robin Hood is even joining the party, you can’t help but think it’s only a matter of time before we see movies like Steven Spielberg‘s Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln getting in line for some 3D action. That’s just too much.

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First Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’ Debuts Online
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Robin Hood

An official trailer has been officially released for Ridley Scott‘s upcoming new take on the classic tale of Robin Hood. The first thing to note is of course the title. Long has the question stood strong as to what exactly the title would be. At first it was the seemingly-preferred Nottingham, before we eventually heard it being called Robin Hood. It sounded like that title was only a working title for the time being (even the synopsis included below that came with the trailer announcement still claims it as “untitled,” but now, judging by this new trailer, it looks like it will indeed just be sticking with the title Robin Hood, so there’s that.

The trailer is just the kind of first trailer you can expect from a Ridley Scott film. It features a lot of action, some great period setting shots, and even some modern rock music playing in the background in very similar fashion to Gladiator. Once they win people over with these ingredients, then we’ll see a trailer that focuses on story and speaking.

The movie has a fantastic cast that includes Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow.

I don’t know about you, but I was sold on this one as soon as I heard “Ridley Scott. Russell Crowe. Robin Hood.” If you’re one of the few who are still not sure, click on over now to watch the trailer. As always, head to Apple for some pretty HD options.

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The Geeks Of Doom Guide To Geeky Halloween Costumes
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Geek Costumes

We at Geeks of Doom love Halloween. The smell in the air, the leaves changing color to mark the occasion, and all of the old edited horror movies playing over and over on your TV make it one of the most entertaining and exciting times of year.

Back in 2006, we compiled a list of some of the best geek costumes on the market for those of you who do not yet have an idea as to what you want to be. It’s already been three years now, so we thought it was about time to compile another epic list of costume options for the undecided (which includes myself).

While checking these costumes out, keep some things in mind — most importantly: pretty much every costume that you see will have multiple styles of varying price and quality. The majority of the ones we have here are in the $30-$50 range, but you can find really high-quality “Deluxe” versions of the costume that will run you in the $100-$200 dollar range. These are for the folks who have money to spare and love authenticity. If you’re out of your freakin’ mind, there’s even Batman and Darth Vader costumes that will run you $700+ dollars. If you don’t like the one we’ve linked to, just search the character and check out all of the others that exist. Most costumes have children’s versions available, too. We’ve included some great kids’ costumes, but if you find an adult one you’d like for the little ones, just search it out!

Also worth keeping in mind: a lot of these costumes have female counter-costumes that would be perfect for couples looking to match up. Oh, and it won’t be stupid like going as a plug and an electrical socket. Tee-hee.

Many, many costume options were found for men, women, children, and pets, so please continue on and check some of them out!

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Video Geek Peek: On The Set Of Ridley Scott & Russell Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’
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Entertainment Tonight was able to visit the set of the gritty and realistic Ridley Scott version of the tale of Robin Hood, which stars Russell Crowe. With their visit we get a lot of fantastic new looks at the sets and settings, the actors in costume, and a subtle idea of the tone we can expect. Along with these cool new looks, you’ll of course get all of the really important stuff from ET, such as asking Cate Blanchett if she was able to kiss Crowe in the movie, but that’s the stuff you just block out. The video below is a promo for the spot, which sounded very much like it was supposed to air this past Monday, but is nowhere to be found. The full video will be here as soon as it is available, but for now, the promo shows a lot and is worth watching.

While searching for the full ET video, it quickly became obvious that this was not the first video on the set of Robin Hood, but that there were many. It actually almost looks like the set is open to the public to walk around and check out if you go an watch other clips, which seems quite strange of course.

In any case, if you’re as excited for this movie as we are, you have to check these videos out for yourself. The ET promo is here and I’ve gathered as many of the good ones as I could find, but there are more to check out at YouTube. It is beyond doubt an impressive production, and it should be a lot of fun to see the final product.

Click over to see the videos!

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Danny Huston Cast As King Richard In Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’
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It’s being reported that Danny Huston has been cast as of King Richard in Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood.

Huston is best known as the man who played William Stryker in the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but has also appeared in 30 Days of Night, as well as a great role in the Australian western film, The Proposition. As for upcoming appearances, he will be seen in the new epic remake of Clash of the Titans as Poseidon.

As we know, this version of Robin Hood will take a more realistic path, with Robin of Loxley as a highly-trained archer and warrior who wears armor and not so much of those iconic green tights. In this new version, Robin Hood is an expert archer in the army of King Richard in the war against the French. Robin eventually moves to the town of Nottingham, whose people are suffering under the corrupt authorities who are over-taxing them. when Robin arrives, as we all know, he leads an uprising against the Sheriff of Nottingham and the corruption, while helplessly falling for the Lady Marion.

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New Set Images From Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’
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Robin Hood2The Daily Mail has obtained a few great paparazzi photographs from the set of Ridley Scott‘s epic retelling of Robin Hood. The shots show a legion of King John’s men crossing a stone bridge in what looks like some sort of attack or battle. No stars, and not the highest of quality shots, but just looking at them, you can easily tell that we’re in for a treat when this movie is finished.

As we all know, the movie tells the classic tale of Robin Hood, but this time around, it will be handled much more realistically. No word exactly on what to expect, but assume this adventure will have a real Kingdom of Heaven feel and look to it, but with the legendary Robin of Loxley as the center piece.

The film is currently shooting in the U.K. and is set for a released on May 14, 2010.

Click over to the other side for the set pictures!

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’ Being Rewritten By Tom Stoppard
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Remember when I said that the loose ends had been tied and that we could move on from all of the confusions that had arisen since pre-production on Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood? Well, I appear to have been wrong, because there’s now yet another interesting twist in the construction of this film.

The word on the ‘net from Showbiz 411 (the new site from Roger Friedman — the man fired for reviewing that leaked copy of Wolverine for Fox) is that Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Brazil) is handling a complete “top-to-bottom” rewrite on the script penned by Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, Man on Fire).

The curious thing here, is that this movie is already a good chunk of the way into filming, and we’ve even seen star Russell Crowe in in character. So how do these rewrites affect the progress? Are they stopping and changing everything, or is Stoppard simply adding his fingerprint to each scene with a tweak here and there?

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