The renowned British director of sci-fi epics says the Australian feel-good comedy 'Muriel's Wedding' is more to his tastes
It also confirms there will be a trilogy of Alien prequels
Filming will apparently start in February
Two characters described as Asian-Indian and Korean-American in the book are not played by actors of the same race
The Martians director wasn't quite as excited as the rest of the world
The star of 12 Years a Slave always wants something different, he tells James Mottram
Ridley Scott's new space epic, based on an ebook, has confidence in its astrophysics focus
'The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself'
As the cardinals deliberated in Rome last week, halfway around the world in Hollywood another Pope was being picked. A new television drama about the Vatican has selected as its pontiff an actor best known for playing Adolf Hitler.
Court hears Reeva Steenkamp was shot through bathroom door as details of tragic scene emerge
“I am making an appeal to the world – do not come to Bugarach.” Not the kind of pro-tourism message you’d expect from a mayor. But pity poor Jean-Pierre Delord of Bugarach in France, who is putting off visitors who believe his town’s Pic de Bugarach mountain is due to open up and spit out human-saving aliens during today’s Mayan-predicted apocalypse.
This is his fourth Paralympics but he is proud to have a GB able-bodied vest as well, he tells Simon Turnbull
No one ever mistook Tony Scott for a great dramatist. He was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story. The filmmaker did not dazzle the imagination with visions of lost or alien worlds, like brother Ridley Scott.
YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival.
Britain in a Day
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.