Prometheus has one hell of an identity crisis. Is it a prequel to Alien? A brand new science fiction epic with vague echoes of Ridley Scott's classic? Another story set in the same universe with a slight bit of connective tissue? It doesn't help that Sir Ridley himself has refused to confirm anything, just kind of vaguely stating that it started it out as a quasi-Alien prequel before branching out to becoming something bigger and less finite. However, Marc Streitenfeld's music score to the film has just been released digitally and it contains a few clues to what Prometheus really is and also perhaps if it'll be any good.
In this impressively assured and slow-burningly creepy debut from writer-director Mike Flanagan, loyal, stolidly suburban Tricia (Courtney Bell) is trying to summon the courage to declare her long-missing husband Daniel “dead in absentia.” Come to help her pick up the pieces of her life is her younger sister Carrie (Kate Parker,) herself a one-time runaway, now a born again Christian.
Based on Tony Briggs' smash-hit Australian musical of the same name, feel-good comedy/drama The Sapphires is one to look out for - based on the overwhelmingly positive crowd reaction following a midnight showing at this years Cannes Film Festival. The film - starring Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Deborah Mailman (The Secret Life of Us) and Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy - received a ten-minute long standing ovation from a delighted audience of critics, movie-goers and industry professionals.