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Top 5 Ridley Scott Movies on Netflix to Watch This Weekend

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Sir Ridley Scott is a British film director. He is most recognized for his work as a director of science fiction, crime, and historical drama films, like the Alien film series.

His work is characterized by an ambient and highly focused visual approach. Scott has won several awards, including the BAFTA Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, two Primetime Emmys, and a Golden Globe. 

He has even been knighted by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. Scott, a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, began his career in television as a designer and director before going into advertising as a commercial director. 

He made his directorial debut with The Duellists in 1977 and rose to prominence with his following feature, Alien, in 1979. The Alien film was shown in 70 mm at midnight on May 25, 1979, as the opening night of the fourth Seattle International Film Festival. 

It received negative reviews upon its first release but went on to become a box-office triumph, earning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, three Saturn Awards —  Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright —  and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Alien’s popularity produced a media empire of films, novels, video games, and toys. The story of Sigourney Weaver’s character’s interactions with the alien species served as the conceptual and narrative foundation for the sequels: Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). 

The Alien vs. Predator films were created through a collaboration with the Predator brand, and Scott helmed a two-film prequel series. While the Alien film franchise is not on Netflix, there are various other movies by Scott on the streaming platform. 

Here are the top five Ridley Scott movies on Netflix. Note: The availability of these movies on Netflix is based on where you live.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

The 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner was directed by Scott and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. It is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. 

The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019 when the powerful Tyrell Corporation has bio-engineered synthetic people known as replicants to work on space colonies. When a crew of sophisticated replicants commanded by Roy Batty (Hauer) flees to Earth, burnt-out detective Rick Deckard (Ford) grudgingly agrees to track them down.

As a consequence of controversial alterations sought by studio management, seven separate versions of Blade Runner exist. Following a positive reaction to test screenings of a workprint, a director’s cut was released in 1992. 

This, combined with the film’s success as a video rental, made it one of the first films to be released on DVD. The Final Cut, a 25th-anniversary digitally restored version, was released by Warner Bros. in 2007; this is the only version over which Scott kept artistic control.

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator, directed by Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson, is a 2000 epic historical drama film. DreamWorks Pictures distributed it in North America, while Universal Pictures distributed it overseas through United International Pictures. 

Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Tomas Arana, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, Richard Harris, and Tommy Flanagan are among the cast members.

Crowe plays Roman commander Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is deceived when Commodus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ ambitious son, murders his father and seizes the throne. 

Maximus is sold into slavery and becomes a gladiator, rising through the ranks of the arena to avenge the killings of his family and the emperor. Gladiator has been critically reevaluated since its first release. 

It is now largely regarded as one of the best films of the 2000s, as well as one of the best historical epics ever filmed. Scott recently stated that work on the sequel, which is set to be published in the United States on November 22, 2024, has begun.

The Counselor (2013)

The Counsellor is a 2013 criminal thriller film directed by Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. It stars Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt alongside Michael Fassbender as the titular Counsellor. 

In the background of the Mexican drug trade, the film explores issues such as greed, mortality, love, and trust. As the Counsellor, a high-level lawyer, becomes entangled in a cocaine trade near the volatile Ciudad Juarez, Mexico/Texas border area, the extraordinarily violent and ruthless actions of drug gangs are revealed.

The Counsellor was the closing picture of the 2013 Morelia Film Festival, and it also appeared at the Cork Film Festival. The film was released in theatres on October 25, 2013, and is dedicated to Scott’s late brother, Tony.

It garnered mixed reviews and grossed $71 million worldwide on a $25 million budget.

The Martian (2015)

The Martian, directed by Scott and starring Matt Damon, is a 2015 science fiction film. Drew Goddard developed the script from Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name. 

The movie recounts an astronaut’s lone fight to live on Mars after being abandoned, as well as NASA’s efforts to rescue him and return him to Earth. Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Pea, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong all appear in the film.

It garnered favorable reviews and earned more than $630 million worldwide, making it Scott’s highest-grossing picture to date and the tenth-highest-grossing film of 2015. The film gained critical acclaim for its directing, visual effects, musical soundtrack, narrative, scientific correctness, and likability. 

It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and it garnered countless additional honors.

All the Money in the World (2017)

Ridley Scott’s 2017 biographical criminal thriller film All the Money in the World is directed by Scott and written by David Scarpa.

Based on John Pearson’s 1995 book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of J. Paul Getty’s Heirs, it depicts the events surrounding the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973 and his grandfather’s refusal to cooperate with the kidnappers’ extortion demands. 

The title of the movie comes from an early conversation between Gail Harris (Getty III’s mother) and Dante ‘Cinquanta’ Agnana (one of Getty III’s abductors). When Harris states she can’t pay the ransom because she doesn’t have any money, Aganana responds angrily, “Get it from your father-in-law. He has all the money in the world.”

Michelle Williams plays Gail Harris Getty, John Paul Getty III’s mother, Christopher Plummer plays Getty, and Mark Wahlberg plays Fletcher Chase, a Getty family adviser.

On December 18, 2017, the film debuted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, followed by a theatrical release in the United States by TriStar Pictures on December 25, 2017. It garnered mostly positive reviews, with many praising the performances, and earned $57 million against a $50 million budget. 

Plummer garnered special praise for his performance, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the picture.

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Netflix has a wide range of TV shows and movies.

Alongside them, Netflix also hosts a lot of documentaries. It has a wide range of documentaries but the true-crime genre is the one that has its audience sitting on the edge of their seats.

There are various true-crime documentaries and docuseries on the platform, including American Nightmare, Girl in the Picture, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Tiger King, and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, among others.

In April 2024, various documentaries and docuseries are coming to Netflix. However, the three most anticipated true-crime shows are — What Jennifer Did, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer, and Files of the Unexplained

Here is all we know about it.

‘What Jennifer Did’ 

What Jennifer Did is an upcoming documentary directed by Jenny Popplewell, the creator of another famous Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

What Jennifer Did digs into the frightening story of Jennifer Pan, who plotted to murder her parents. The crime, disguised as a heist gone wrong, unravels through police interrogation film and interviews, showing Pan’s network of lies leading up to the incident.

Pan is a Canadian woman who was convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack on her parents, which killed her mother and injured her father. The crime occurred at the Pan house in Unionville, Markham, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

According to her exact account, several gunmen entered the house, forcefully retrained her and her parents, then shot them. Her father, Huei Hann, was sent to the hospital, and her mother, Bich Ha, died instantaneously.

A whole new image appears as the law enforcement personnel piece together the facts. Pan plotted the entire operation with her drug dealer boyfriend, Daniel Wong, whom her parents had forbidden her from dating. 

This motivated her to seek his help and devise a plan to murder her parents. This threatening notion was carried out in the form of a burglary, with Pan as the victim. The documentary will also concentrate on her arrest and the legal processes.

What Jennifer Did will be released on April 10, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ 

As the name of the documentary suggests, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer is based on true events that occurred in Berlin. The series examines the case of several odd and unusual killings.

In 2012, three guys were murdered and robbed in Berlin after being unintentionally drugged. While the murderer was called ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ at the time, just one occurred in a dark room at a homosexual bar in Berlin. 

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024. (Source: Netflix)

However, the murderer did look for guys in and around the city’s party scene to prey on victims. Only when one of his targets survived his attack and the assassin attempted to purchase a train ticket with one of the deceased men’s credit cards did the inquiry begin to narrow.

Jan Zabeil and Caroline Schaper directed this true crime show and Netflix will begin streaming the series on April 3, 2024. 

‘Files of the Unexplained’

Files of the Unexplained is an upcoming terrifying eight-episode docu-series that talks about strange encounters, weird disappearances, disturbing incidents, the mystery of mutilated feet washing up, and more. 

This investigative documentary series examines genuine stories that defy explanations and talk about witnessing weird encounters and strange events. 

Files of the Unexplained kind of dives into a similar area as its previous documentaries like Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted, and 28 Days Haunted. According to its plot on Netflix, the series is described as “Eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, haunting events, and more perplexing phenomena are explored in this chilling investigative docuseries.”

The docuseries will be released on April 3, 2024.

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‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

The album will be released on March 29, 2024.




‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

When Beyoncé announced her 2022 album Renaissance, she made it clear that it was merely the first installment of a multi-act body of work.

And now, after over two years of waiting, the singer has revealed that Act II is on the way — Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter, also known as Act II: Cowboy Carter or just Act II, is Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, set to be released on March 29, 2024, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. 

It is the second chapter of Beyoncé’s trilogy project, developed during the COVID-19 epidemic, and follows Renaissance (2022).

The then-untitled album was first announced on February 11, 2024, during Super Bowl LVIII, when Verizon Communications aired a Super Bowl commercial, titled ‘Can’t B Broken,’ in which Beyoncé tried to ‘break the Internet’ by doing increasingly outlandish means —  from releasing a jazz saxophone record and performing on top of the Las Vegas Sphere to building an AI version of herself and launching a “Barbey” doll collection.

After all of the ideas failed, Beyoncé closed the advertisement by saying, “Okay, they ready. Drop the new music.” Following the broadcast, the singer shared a preview video for Act II on Instagram. 

The video paid tribute to the 1984 movie, Paris, Texas, which mentions border blasters, and incorporates Chuck Berry’s 1955 song ‘Maybellene.’ The singer’s official website was updated the same day, announcing her eighth studio album, Act II, which would be released on March 29, 2024.

The album’s two main singles, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages,’ were then made available for digital download and streaming. On March 12, 2024, Beyoncé stated that the album would be called Cowboy Carter via a teaser poster with a western saddle and sash. 

She released the album cover on Instagram on March 19, 2024, and teased surprises and collaborations on the album. On March 20, 2024, she unveiled a limited edition unique cover featuring a ribbon that says “act ii BEYINCÉ,” referring to a generational family surname.

On March 27, 2024, she unveiled the album’s tracklist via a themed poster. She shared a graphic on Instagram of the album’s tracklist, which was inspired by classic Chitlin’ Circuit posters. 

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: Instagram)

It includes the titles “Dolly P” and “Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,” implying possible collaborations with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Similarly, ‘Jolene,’ was written on the poster, which netizens believe is a cover or reinterpretation of the Parton’s song of the same name.

‘The Linda Martell Show,’ has also been mentioned on the poster, possibly referring to the first Black woman to achieve commercial success in the country genre. 

The themed poster revealing the album’s tracklist has been confusing a lot of netizens. The following things have been mentioned on the poster, so possibly, these are the songs on the album.

They are —  ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ ‘16 Carriages,’ ‘Ameriican Requiem,’ ‘Blackbiird,’ ‘Protector,’ ‘My Rose,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Daughter,’ ‘Spaghettii,’ ‘Alliigator Tears,’ ‘Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,’ ‘Smoke Hour II,’ ‘Just for Fun,’ ‘II Most Wanted,’ ‘Levii’s Jeans,’ ‘Flamenco,’ ‘Ya Ya,’ ‘Oh Louisiana,’ ‘Desert Eagle,’ ‘Riiverdance,’ ‘Tyrant,’ ‘II Hands II Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Honey Buckin’,’ ‘Amen,’ ‘Jolene,’ and ‘The Linda Martell Show.’ 

It looks like we will only get to know the collaborations and tracklist of Cowboy Carter after its release on March 29, 2024.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

“A drastic improvement over its novel predecessor.”




‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

When Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey was released back on March 10, 2023, it was not received well. 

It was neither liked by critics nor the audience. At the time of writing, it has 3% on Tomatometer out of 62 reviews and a 50% audience score.

Looking at the previous installment, many believed that the second movie — Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 — would not do well. However, it came with a massive comeback.

It debuted with 100% on Tomatometer and at the time of writing, it has 56% with 18 reviews. One of the critics wrote, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a drastic improvement over its novel predecessor, even if it suffers from some of the same problems.”

“This flawed but enjoyable sequel defies expectations — albeit low ones — and outperforms its predecessor on most levels,” another critic quipped.

By the looks of it, the audience is loving the second movie more than the first. It has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 audience reviews.

Giving reviews on the movie, one netizen wrote, “Really fun twist on a classic. Directing acting and plot was fantastic. Not corny like most movies just fun and worth the watch.”

“This sequel was incredibly enjoyable! Despite my appreciation for the first film, this one surpassed it 1000% with its fantastic kills, (so much fun brutal, gory kills) the enhanced appearance of Pooh and friends, and a captivating storyline that kept me interested throughout. I’m eager to add this movie to my collection,” another commented. 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2024 British indie horror film directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Matt Leslie. It is the second installment in the Twisted Childhood Universe (TCU) and a follow-up to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a horror reinterpretation of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. 

The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin and Ryan Oliva as the eponymous figure, with Tallulah Evans, Eddy MacKenzie, Lewis Santer, Marcus Massey, and Simon Callow in support. 

In a June 2022 interview with Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield showed interest in making a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, stating that he wants to ramp it up even more, go even crazier, and go even more extreme. In September 2023, teaser photographs were revealed revealing the new character Owl. 

The film contains a fresh cast and character designs, and it is set in the Ashdown town rather than the Hundred Acre Wood. Furthermore, the character Tigger, who was absent from the original film, reappeared after entering the public domain in January 2024.

The film’s budget was first rumored to be five times bigger than its predecessor, it was subsequently revealed that the budget had climbed to ten times that of the previous picture. Shaune Harrison, who has previously worked on the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones, was the film’s monster and gore designer, while Paula Anne Booker oversaw the special effects. 

In the movie, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl’s house and life are jeopardized as Robin discovers their presence. Not wishing to remain in the shadows any longer, the group resolves to go on a rampage through Robin’s native village of Ashdown to exact their retribution once and for all.

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