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  • Hollywoodís box office failures go beyond Rotten Tomatoes ratings

    10/20/2017 2:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 20, 2017 | Trey Williams
    "Blade Runner 2049Ē was supposed to be a hit. The film, one of the most anticipated of the year, seemed to have all the necessary ingredients with two popular leading men and an original that has gained cult status since its release in 1982. But it has not been the box office hit the industry hoped for, despite being showered with rave reviews. Studios blamed the dismal box office performance of a number of big-budget blockbuster films this summer on negative reviews from critics and Rotten Tomatoes. The film review aggregator, owned by Comcast Corp.-owned CMCSA, +0.87% Fandango, has been...
  • Blade Runner 2049: Review by Your Faithful Correspondent

    10/08/2017 12:23:44 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 55 replies
    Beebuster News Service | october 8,2017 | Beebuster2000
    Just saw BR 2049. Awesome, highest recommendation, but with these caveats: -I am a stone SciFi fan, old enough to have seen and loved the original 1982. Which was also totally awesome, but it should be noted, bombed at the box office, before going on to be a cult fave. -also a total Ridley Scott Fan, anything he does is good. Ok maybe Kingdom of Heaven wasn't, but everything else was. For this BR re-boot he was involved but not a director With that in mind: BR 20149 is a film for all time in cinematography and music. They captured...
  • Flying Car Fizzles: Why ĎBlade Runner 2049í Is Hitting Turbulence With $36M+ Opening

    10/07/2017 7:04:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 7, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Friday 11:47PM: What a fascinating business. This weekend a $35 million-budgeted horror movie in its fifth frame will gross close to nine times its production cost with a running domestic B.O. total of $304.6M. At the same time, a $155M-plus attempt to reboot a cult sci-fi franchise may not even make it to $100M by the end of its domestic theatrical cycle. We are, of course, comparing New Line/Warner Bros.í It and Alcon Entertainment/Sonyís Blade Runner 2049, and the latter is now looking at a three-day weekend of $36.5M, an awful start for this brilliantly crafted cinematic opus...
  • Blade Runner 2049's Politics Aren't That Futuristic [Whining SJW Alert]

    10/06/2017 7:53:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | 10.06.17 09:00 am | Devon Maloney
    Fordís reprised Deckard and Ryan Goslingís blade runner K both have complex inner lives behind their macho reticence. K, like Deckard, doesn't think critically about his job or the replicants he executes. His demeanor remains a mask for the audience to endlessly consider in long, uncut close-upóuntil a revelation forces him to question his identity, and his world falls apart repeatedly across his face. Deckard describes the heart-wrenching motivations for his self-exile and the agony that has accompanied it; Letoís Wallace monologues at length about his megalomaniacal ambitions to play god to a species that can overrun humankind. Each man...
  • Happy Birthday Leon! (replicant from Bladerunner!)

    04/10/2017 6:04:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Wiki ^ | April 10, 2017 | Rick
  • Tears in rain

    02/05/2017 11:12:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    "Tears in Rain", also referred to as "The C-Beams Speech", is a brief monologue delivered by replicant Roy Batty (portrayed by Rutger Hauer) in the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The final form, altered from the scripted lines and improvised by Hauer on the eve of filming, has entered popular culture as "perhaps the most moving death soliloquy in cinematic history" and is an often quoted piece of science fiction writing.
  • Blade Runner fans: it's Roy Batty's birthday

    01/07/2016 7:13:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    It's a boy! It's a Roy! For Blade Runner fans, 8 January 2016 is a date of major significance. It's the "day of activation" for Roy Batty, one of the most charismatic and significant characters in this landmark movie. He's a replicant, or android ‚Äď and, although he might not be flesh and blood, he certainly makes us think about what it is to be human. He's arguably the heart and soul of the movie, even more than its putative hero, played by Harrison Ford Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is one of the most influential films of the...
  • January 8, 2016: Roy Batty's Inception Day

    01/08/2016 5:57:41 PM PST · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joseph Rose
    Do androids eream of electric sheep. Do they even sing "Happy Birthday" to each other? Read/see more at:
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ĎBlade Runnerí Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade RunnerĎs film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alconís Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • (Obama-Nation) Economic Study Suggests We're Heading For A Blade Runner Future

    03/01/2014 10:01:37 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    io9 ^ | February 19, 2014 | Annalee Newitz
    Economic study suggests we're heading for a Blade Runner future Earlier this month, a group of economists released the results of a massive study looking at the economic prospects of people from across the United States. What they found was that the U.S. is like a patchwork quilt of different countries, where some regions offer people the economic prospects of a typical developed nation ó and other regions are more like a developing country. This study debunks a few myths about the United States, including the idea that wealthy nations have wealthy citizens. It's a powerful reminder that nations are...
  • Run Run Shaw, Kung Fu Movie Pioneer, Dies

    01/07/2014 10:30:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | January 07, 2014 | Mark Memmott
    "If you've ever enjoyed an action-packed Kung Fu film," Morning Edition host David Greene says, "take a moment to thank Sir Run Run Shaw, who passed away Tuesday." There are conflicting accounts about whether Shaw was 106 or 107 at the time of his death. There's no disagreement, though, about his influence on the film industry. The New York Times calls Shaw "the colorful Hong Kong media mogul whose name was synonymous with low-budget Chinese action and horror films ó and especially with the wildly successful kung fu genre, which he is largely credited with inventing." Sir Run Run Shaw...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder charge: bloodied cricket bat found at Paralympic athlete's home

    02/17/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9:47AM GMT 17 Feb 2013 | By Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg
    Local reports stated police believe he may have used the bat to attack girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before shooting her dead on St Valentine's Day morning. Detectives are working on two other theories concerning the bat: that it was either used to break down the door of the bathroom where she hid, or that she used it to defend herself against Mr Pistorius, South Africa's City Press reported.
  • Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after . . .

    02/14/2013 6:16:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 February 2013 | Martin Robinson, Simon Tomlinson and Dan Newling
    South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder and is in custody after reportedly shooting his girlfriend dead in the middle of the night after mistaking her for a burglar. Gunfire was heard inside his Pretoria mansion at 4am this morning and it is believed his partner may have been killed after a Valentine's Day surprise went tragically wrong. The dead woman is Reeva Steenkamp, 30, a former FHM model who had been dating the 26-year-old for two months. She was shot in the head, the chest and the arm, police have said, and Pistorius will appear...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'shoots' girlfriend: Reeva Steenkamp tweeted Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 4:18:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hours before the most romantic day of the year, Oscar Pistorius' model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp tweeted: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay". Her excitement for the big day was palpable on her Twitter feed. Replying to one response she tweeted: "That sounds amazing! Wow that's what it's all about! It should be a day of love for everyone :) may it be blessed!"
  • Ridley Scott Opens Up About 'Prometheus,' Kick-Ass Women, and 'Blade Runner 2'

    05/17/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 17, 2012 | Marlow Stern
    No project is off limits to Ridley Scott. Over the course of his 35-year filmmaking career, the English auteur has dazzled audiences with his thrillingly diverse oeuvre, tackling everything from science fiction (Alien, Blade Runner) and sword-and-sandals epics (Gladiator) to modern warfare (Black Hawk Down). He is probably the closest thing to this generationís Kubrick. ..................................................... What about the rumored Blade Runner sequel? Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And weíll definitely be featuring a female protagonist. (Emphasis Mine)
  • Colorado to Discuss Retinal Scans, Fingerprinting to Secure Prescription Drugs

    03/14/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Security Management ^ | 3-12-12 | Carlton Purvis
    A retinal scan to verify that the person filling the prescription is the same person it was prescribed to, patient data sent over encrypted communications to check for drug interactions and preventing doctor shopping--all of this information, plus some, in a statewide database. This could be the future of medicine access control. Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by establishing a new medical database and requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than...
  • ĎActress Arrested Following Fight At Post-Oscars Bash

    02/27/2012 1:30:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 27, 2012 6:23 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) ó Actress Sean Young is free on bail Monday morning following her arrest at a post-Oscars bash Sunday night. Young, 52, was placed under citizenís arrest following a fight at the Governorís Ball just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The ďBlade RunnerĒ Star was booked at the Hollywood police station on misdemeanor battery charges, police said. She posted $20,000 bail around 3 a.m. and was released from custody. It is unclear what the fight was about. No further details were released. Young has a history of alcohol abuse and sought treatment in...
  • Ridley Scott Finally Talks New ĎBlade Runnerí

    11/05/2011 7:40:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    PJ Media Lifestyle ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jehuda
    And it‚Äôs a ‚Äúliable to be a sequel‚ÄĚ according to Scott himself, who was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal‚Äės Speakeasy blog. When I first heard about this project, back in the summer, it was unclear whether the movie would be a prequel or a sequel. But saying I was intrigued would be falling short. Blade Runner wasn‚Äôt much of a hit when it was released in theaters back in 1982, but I could never get my eyes off it ‚ÄĒ without fail ‚ÄĒ every single time I rented it (Yes. On VHS). And I rented it several times...
  • Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested Outside White House[ Keystone XL Pipeline]

    08/31/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 56 replies ^ | 8:31AM BST 31 Aug 2011 | Staff
    American actress Daryl Hannah is arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast. Hannah was released after paying a $100 fine, following her arrest for failure to obey a lawful order, said US Park Police spokesman Sergeant David Schlosser. More than 70 people were arrested in the Tar Sands Action protest on Tuesday, which is named after efforts to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to bring oil sands petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries.
  • Ridley Scott Ready To Direct New Version Of Seminal Sci-Fi Film 'Blade Runner'

    08/18/2011 11:33:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | MIKE FLEMING
    EXCLUSIVE: After revisiting his classic Alien with the upcoming 3D Fox film Prometheus, Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film. Scott has signed on to direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. Heíll make the film with Alcon Entertainment, producing with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. This would be the most high profile project for Alcon since The Blind Side. They got control of the franchise earlier this year, but it's a whole different ballgame with Scott at the helm.Iím not getting a...