Prometheus: Did it Live Up to the Hype?

“Prometheus has landed,” Idris Elba says in Ridley Scott’s latest movie. The Prometheus quote obviously has a double meaning now that the film has premiered in theaters. One of the most buzzed about films in many years had a viral campaign that had fans searching the internet for clues to the “is it a prequel to Alien?” to find out something, anything, about the new sci-fi epic.

Charlize Theron in Prometheus
After years of inquisition, audiences have experienced the Scott film and it has left some people loving it, and others scratching their heads. Does it add up? What is the black goo? Who is that guy at the beginning who dies, falls into the water and then becomes literal human DNA? If you have answers to those questions, then Scott’s film spoke to you. Others… well, they have issues. So, we wanted to ask our readers where they stand on the effectiveness of Prometheus.

Did Prometheus live up to the hype?

Teen Choice Awards Publish Second Wave of Nominees: Breaking Dawn & Hunger Games Lead the Pack

The Teen Choice Awards, airing Sunday, July 22, has released its second wave of nominees. The awards will be hosted by Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, and fans can vote for their favorites on the award show’s website.

While the awards cover film, TV, sports, music, comedy, and the web, since this is Movie Fanatic, we’ll just show you the latest movie nominees. You’ll have to find the others yourself! Bwahahahaha! (Fine, I’ll get you started with the Teen Choice TV nominees)

Teen Choice 2012

Choice Movie: Romance
“The Lucky One”
“Think Like A Man”
“This Means War”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
The Vow

Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Michael Ealy, “Think Like A Man”
Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Chris Pine, “This Means War”
Channing Tatum, “The Vow”

Choice Movie Actress: Romance
Miley Cyrus, “LOL”
Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man”
Rachel McAdams, “The Vow”
Taylor Schilling, “The Lucky One”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Choice Movie Voice
Zac Efron as Ted, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, “Ted”
Jesse McCartney as Theodore, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
Chris Rock as Marty, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
Taylor Swift as Audrey, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

Choice Movie Chemistry
Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg, “The Hunger Games”
Will Smith and Josh Brolin, “Men In Black 3”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
Mark Wahlberg and Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane), “Ted”

Choice Movie Liplock
Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, “The Lucky One”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, “The Vow”

Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Steve Carell, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Kevin Hart, “Think Like A Man”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Avengers”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
Charlize Theron, “Snow White & The Huntsman”

Choice Movie Villain
Jemaine Clement, “Men In Black 3”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Avengers”
Rhys Ifans, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”
Charlize Theron, “Snow White & The Huntsman”

Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male
Chace Crawford, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Chris Evans, “The Avengers”
Kevin Hart, “Think Like A Man”
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Female
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
Ashley Greene, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Lea Michele, “New Year’s Eve”
Nikki Reed, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Nicole Scherzinger, “Men In Black 3”

Choice Movie Breakout
Sam Claflin, “Snow White & The Huntsman”
Julianne Hough, “Rock of Ages”
Joe Manganiello, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Noomi Rapace, “Prometheus”
Rihanna, “Battleship”

Choice Summer Movie: Action
“The Amazing Spider-Man”
“The Avengers”
“Men In Black 3”
“Snow White & The Huntsman”

Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music
“Katy Perry: Part of Me”
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
“Rock of Ages”
“That’s My Boy”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Robert Downey Jr., “The Avengers”
Andrew Garfield, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Chris Hemsworth, “Snow White & The Huntsman” and “The Avengers”
Adam Sandler, “That’s My Boy”
Will Smith, “Men In Black 3”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Scarlett Johansson, “The Avengers”
Leighton Meester, “That’s My Boy”
Kristen Stewart, “Snow White & The Huntsman”
Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Charlize Theron, “Snow White & The Huntsman” and “Prometheus”

Resident Evil Retribution Trailer: None of This is Real

A new trailer for Resident Evil: Retributionhas dropped! Check it out:

The fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise once again sees Milla Jovovich as Alice. This time, she wakes up inside the Umbrella Corporation’s operation facility and discovers some important missing elements of her hidden past.

Sienna Guillory, and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) reprise their roles as Jill Valentine and Rain Ocampo, and Johann Urb and Kevin Durand also join on.

Resident Evil: Retribution is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and hits theaters September 14. For more, check out the first Resident Evil: Retribution trailer.


Jean Dujardin Looks to Join Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

Jean Dujardin, the man who won every award in 2011 is in talks to join the cast of Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Wolf of Wall Street.

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Dujardin is best known for his Academy Award-winning work in the Academy Award-winning film The Artist (did I mention it won some Academy Awards?). The strapping star would join Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street) in the film.

The Wolf of Wall Street, based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort, chronicles the author’s rise and fall as a Wall Street broker, with his wild personal life and illegal financial dealings. The memoir also served as the basis for 2000’s Boiler Room. DuJardin would play a Swiss banker who gets involved in the scheme.

Scorsese is planning to begin production on the film this August. In the meantime, catch DiCaprio in the awesome Django Unchained trailer.

Ethan Hawke’s New Horror Film Sinister: Check out the Trailer and Stills

Happy families in horror movies need to stop moving into new suburban ‘dream’ homes. It’s gonna have ghosts in there. Just watch the House at the End of the Street trailer for proof. Ethan Hawke certainly didn’t in the new film Sinister. Check out the trailer, followed by two stills (click thumbnails to enlarge).

Ethan Hawke SinisterEthan Hawke in Sinister

Sinister is a new horror/thriller from the producer of the Paranormal Activity series (check out some Paranormal Activity 3 quotes). The film follows a true crime novelist who, after discovering a box of disturbing home movies in his new home, opens a door to a terrifying supernatural realm.

The film also stars Vincent D’Onofrio as a paranormal expert, as well as James Ransone and Juliet Rylance.  Catch Sinister in theaters October 5, 2012.