10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Prometheus’

Recently I watched a lengthy DVD special feature called Furious Gods: Making Prometheus from the 4-disc Blu-ray and felt the need to share what I learned for anyone who enjoyed the movie as much as I did.

If you don’t have to time to watch Furious Gods, just know that Ridley Scott is a brilliant visual director and artist who, like Tarantino and del Toro, is not a huge fan of green screen filmmaking.

Also, he changes his mind every three seconds. (Applicants to work with him have to be patient and on their toes at all times, this is called “The Ridley Factor”).

Here are 10 interesting facts about the sci-fi prequel:  Continue reading “10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Prometheus’”

An In-Depth Look At ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Special Features

I got my hands on a copy of the three-disc Girl With The Dragon Tattoo blu-ray recently and spent part of the day watching the four hours of extra features (watch clips HERE) which are quite enjoyable.

I like the technical aspect of filmmaking but also recognize that some DVD featurettes and commentaries are horribly boring.

This is not one of those times. Instead, I gained insight into my favorite movie of the past five years:

1. Rooney Mara has a biting and underappreciated sense of humor. Maybe I seem sick for deciding this after seeing her bring up a spin-off of ‘eff marry kill’ while adding grunting sounds to the post-production rape scene… Continue reading “An In-Depth Look At ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Special Features”