Tag: Ridley Scott

Black Hawk Down 4K UHD Review

Unrelenting Saving Private Ryan introduced an audience to what war was. Black Hawk Down showed what war still is. Black Hawk Down shatters the mythology of contemporary combat being …

Alien 40th Anniversary 4K UHD Review

Special Order 937 Kennedy’s grand plan for space eventually fizzled. NASA’s dwindling budget founded the shuttle program and then floundered. Private investors took over, then corporations saw profitable opportunities. …

Prometheus 4K UHD Review

Asking Who We Are – Without Answers Marc Streitenfeld composes a masterful theme for Prometheus. Violins rise, evoking a feeling of wonderment, discovery, and emotional excitement. There’s none of …

The Martian 3D Blu-ray Review

Disco Boogie Mark Whatney is a tough one. He survives years on a desolate planet – alone – while using improvisation for survival. While the book was a tale …

Prometheus Review

Wanting more, even if its carried by a shameless piece of sequel baiting in the closing moments, is never a sign of leaving a film with negative connotations

Gladiator Review

Gladiator opens with a massive battle between the Romans and the last of a barbarian horde. It is seven minutes in, and director Ridley Scott has the audience in …

Black Hawk Down Review

Black Hawk Down is barely short of two and a half hours. During that running time, audiences are given nearly two hours of gunfire, bloodshed, and brutality. Director Ridley …