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FILM REVIEW – Blade Runner 2049

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). The sequel to the classic film Blade Runner (with director Ridley Scott serving as Executive Producer here), this new story – set 30 years after the 1982 original – stars Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) as Officer K, a Blade Runner hunting down replicants – artificial humans – for the LAPD in the year 2049.

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FILM REVIEW – Prometheus

By Marty Mulrooney

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Prometheus is a science fiction film directed by iconic English film director and producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). The film serves as a loose prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, taking place in the same universe whilst exploring new themes and grander ideas. At the end of the 21st century, a team of scientists travel on the spaceship Prometheus to a distant planet in search of the ‘Engineers’ who created mankind and all life on earth.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

By Marty Mulrooney

Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

Chris Foss is a British artist and illustrator whose groundbreaking artwork revolutionised science fiction book covers of the 1970s and 80s. His cover art often depicted looming mechanical spacecraft – the ‘hardware’ of this book’s title – superimposed over vast alien landscapes. Featuring book covers made for such prolific science fiction writers as Isaac Asimov, E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, as well as design work for film directors such as Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss offers a comprehensive retrospective of Foss’s career to date.

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FILM NEWS: Ridley Scott To Direct New Blade Runner Film

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ridley Scott is set to helm a follow-up to his cult classic science fiction film Blade Runner for Warner Brothers-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment. Alcon recently made headlines when they announced that they had the exclusive rights to produce Blade Runner theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to television and interactive productions based on the film. Fans will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Ridley Scott is now fully on board. No news yet on whether this will be a sequel or prequel, or if any of the original cast will be returning. Read on for the official press release!

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Blade Runner: The Game Review (ACG)

By Marty Mulrooney

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My latest review for www.adventureclassicgaming.com is now live!

Blade Runner (1997, PC) is a point and click adventure game based on the classic 1982 science fiction film of the same name. Created by Westwood Studios, players took control of ‘Blade Runner’ Roy McCoy, hunting down escaped replicants in 2019 Los Angeles. For fans of the film and adventure gamers in general this is still a must-buy. I recommend hunting down a copy!

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FILM REVIEW – Predators

By Joseph Viney

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Despite “Goooo! Get to da choppah!” becoming a part of the common nerd lexicon, the Predator franchise has always lagged behind its competitors. Series like Star Trek and Star Wars are (excuse the pun) in a completely different universe and so the main rival to the Predator series has been the Alien franchise. Unfortunately for the majority of us the battle between the two rivals was recently explored in the Alien vs. Predator movies, both of which can be fairly described as awful. And now in 2010 we have Predators.

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FILM ARCHIVE – Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Twenty-five years in its arrival and as many feet high, it stared at me through the darkness, a large, unblinking eye. Reflected in its depths was a whole cityscape; a futuristic Los Angeles, terrifying in its bleakness, plumes of fire rising from stacks up towards the heavens.

So there I was, with the biggest grin on my face, watching this eye. I wasn’t afraid; I had seen it before. But never so clear, or so…BIG. Admittedly, to catch the film Blade Runner during its first big screen run in 1982, I would have to build a time machine: I hadn’t been born yet. Seeing it here now, looking brand new, felt like a revelation.

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