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What did Michael Fassbender say at the end of 'Prometheus'? Language consultant reveals all


WARNING: This post contains Prometheus spoilers.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus prompted a lot of questions from cinemagoers, like “What the f—?” and “No, seriously: What the f—?” We can’t provide answers for either of those queries. But we can resolve the question of what Michael Fassbender’s android David said to the Engineer just prior to the alien going ape and trying to kill everyone in sight.

Box office report: 'Madagascar 3' earns $35.5M, more than 'Rock of Ages' and 'That's My Boy' combined

A couple of high-profile openers couldn’t force the animals of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted into their cages. The animated comedy topped the box office once again this weekend, while Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy delivered majorly disappointing debuts.

Dreamworks’ $145 million effort Madagascar 3 roared a second time following its $60.3 million start. The CG-animated film dipped 41 percent to $35.5 million this frame. That’s better than the second weekend decline of its predecessor, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which fell by 45 percent and had earned a slightly softer $116.9 million at the same point in its run. Madagascar 3 has grossed $120.5 million over ten days, and is headed to a $180 million finish domestically. Worldwide, the 3-D film has grossed a robust $278 million, and will likely finish near $600 million. READ FULL STORY

Cool 'Prometheus' clip: Charlize Theron vs. Michael Fassbender


Here at, we’ve been going a little bit bananas over the impending release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — possibly because we’re intrigued by the mysterious trailers, possibly because we’re excited for anything that’s not a superhero sequel or Madagascar, possibly because we’re all just members of the Idris Elba fan club. If you’re somebody who wants to know just a little bit about the actual plot of the Alien pseudo-prequel, then you’ll love this clip that debuted on the Tonight Show, featuring Charlize Theron getting all up in the grill of Robo-Fassbender. We have no clue what they’re talking about. But boy, look at all that blue! Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Ridley Scott working on 'Blade Runner' sequel with original film's screenwriter

Thirty years ago, Ridley Scott kickstarted his career with Alien and Blade Runner, a dark pair of weird-future genre flicks that redefined the whole visual grammar of big-screen science-fiction. This summer, Scott is releasing Prometheus, the mysterious semi-prequel to Alien. Now, after many months of rumor-mongering, it looks like the director will be making a return trip to his other sci-fi classic. In a press release, Alcon Entertainment announced that Hampton Fancher, one of the two credited writers on the original Blade Runner, is planning to reunite with Scott to work on a sequel to the movie. READ FULL STORY

Damon Lindelof on whether 'Prometheus' is an 'Alien' prequel, plus life after 'Lost'

For six seasons on the cult TV show Lost, writer Damon Lindelof learned a few things about keeping fans in the dark. Not a day would go by that someone wouldn’t come up to him and ask what it all meant. Needless to say, he learned to keep secrets and stoke an air of mystery. All of which has come in handy on his latest project, Ridley Scott’s hush-hush sci-fi space epic Prometheus.

Lindelof, who shares a screenplay credit on the film with Jon Spaihts, has been tight-lipped about the film in the walk-up to its release on June 8 — in particular about the question that’s on every fanboy (and girl’s) mind: Is Prometheus an Alien prequel as has been rumored? EW spoke with Lindelof for this week’s cover story; here’s a transcript of the full interview.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you get a chance to visit the set of Prometheus?
DAMON LINDELOF: Yes, I spent about a month at Pinewood Studios in London — a couple of weeks at the very beginning and then a couple of weeks about a month in. To me, after working on Star Trek, where we did a lot of green screen, I was bowled over by the vastness of Ridley’s sets at Pinewood. It felt like old-school filmmaking in all of the right ways. You walk through those doors and you are transported just by the sheer audacity and magnitude of some of those sets.

Casting Net: Cameron Diaz nears 'The Counselor.' Plus: Matthew McConaughey, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Chris Hemsworth

• …and this one too: Matthew McConaugheyCuba Gooding, Jr., and Terrence Howard are all eyeing roles in writer-director Lee Daniels’ history-based film The Butler, about Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), the man who served in the White House from President Eisenhower through President Reagan. Oprah Winfrey will play Allen’s wife. [THR]

• Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler may be rivals on Parks and Recreation, but they’ll romance each other in They Came Together, a meta-romantic comedy from the duo’s Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain. (Yes, that’s the real title.) The film, written by Wain and Michael Showalter, will satirize typical rom-com tropes. It starts shooting this summer. [Variety]

Check out project news for Kyle Chandler, Chris Hemsworth, Luke Evans, and Logan Marshall Green below:  READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus' international trailer: Finally, an actual glimpse into Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure

First there was the ‘is it an Alien prequel?’ debate. Then there was that wacky TED talk stunt. Then a 20-second teaser for the trailer. Then a look at Michael Fassbender’s character in the film. What will those marketers at 20th Century Fox come up with next? Oh, how about the actual trailer? Considering the movie is out June 8, it’s about time for a real look at the film and maybe some semblance of the increasingly opaque storyline. In the international trailer below, we see Charlize Theron running a tight ship on a search for ties between ancient civilizations and the future. Watch the three-minute preview below, which gives us more insight as to who these people trying to save the world from ultimate destruction are — and how they got there: READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus' TV spot: Charlize Theron issues a warning...or is it a threat? -- VIDEO

A little more than two months away from its June 8 release, and the Prometheus promo train is full steam ahead. The newest stop: A 30-second spot that teases a few nuggets of new footage from the film, and it ain’t chicken feed either. We get Charlize Theron offering what sounds like a warning — or a threat. We get Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green catching a moment for some space snogging. We get Michael Fassbender wearing what looks like a bug-eyed motorcycle-helmet-turned-upper-face-tanning-pod — by which I mean it looks awesome. And we get yet another tantalizing peek at what seems unmistakably to be the “space jockey” from Ridley Scott’s Alien. Check out the clip below:  READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus' international trailer: More strange symbols, less 'Inception' foghorn -- POLL

How do you like your movie trailers? Rapidly paced, with big visual-effects shots, oblique hints at the main storyline, and lots of Inception fog-horns? Or a trailer that takes its time, spelling out the initial plot point that launches the story, while an eerie angelic voice sings in the background?

The former is the new U.S. trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The latter is the new international trailer for the same film, which is embedded below. Check it out:  READ FULL STORY

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