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  1. Dammit, America: Exodus Topped the Box Office This Weekend Despite Awfulness

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    This weekend Exodus: Gods and Kings topped the box office. It overcame The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Perhaps most disconcerting of all is that according to Variety it "played particularly well to hispanic and African-American moviegoers," despite the movie's infamous whitewashing.

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  2. Review: The Whitewashing Isn’t The Only Terrible Thing About Exodus: Gods And Kings

    Scott's epic mashup of camp and prestige fails to succeed.

    The movie almost reaches the point of "so bad its good" when focusing on the villains; but ultimately, Exodus: Gods and Kings fails to go far enough with old-fashioned cheese, so it remains a movie so bad it is just bad. So bad, it is one of the worst movies of 2014.

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  3. Christian Bale Defends Ridley Scott’s Exodus Whitewashing, Doesn’t Think It’s Weird He’s Playing Moses

    Let the whitesplaining continue

    The frustration around Exodus' puzzlingly, absurdly white cast has been ongoing since, well, we all first realized how thoroughly whitewashed Ridley Scott had cast it. Well, let it continue further! On the heels of Scott's multiple unsatisfying explanations of why he couldn't/wouldn't cast brown people comes Christian Bale.

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  4. Ridley Scott Won’t Be Directing Blade Runner 2

    But we will have Harrison Ford and a female protagonist, sooooo...

    In the same interview with Variety in which Ridley Scott writes off the racism in Exodus as a budgetary concern, he also says that he will no longer be directing the Blade Runner sequel. Harrison Ford, however, is still attached to return as Deckard.

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  5. Ridley Scott Blames Lack of Diversity in Exodus on Needing Money

    Women are too hard to animate, brown people are too expensive to make films about.

    There are polite and considerate ways to say that in the face of a modern age of Biblical scholarship and historical study, the pressures of a racist Hollywood system forced you to cast only white people in the lead roles of a movie about a known era of Middle Eastern history. This is not one of them.

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  6. The Hubris! Ridley Scott Producing 2001: A Space Odyssey Sequel

    It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

    Last month Syfy's new programming chief promised that the network would be returning to its roots by attempting to recapture the network's pre-name-change "serious tone," and, well, attempting a sequel to one of the most iconic films ever is one way to do that, I guess. Memories of shark-based weather phenomena fading...fading...

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  7. Sebastian Stan’s Agent Finally Got Him a Post-Winter Soldier Gig

    Tumblr, pay attention: Sebastian Stan, who made everyone lose their damn minds in The Winter Soldier and then leveraged his popularity to secure roles in exactly one weird-sounding indie sports comedy, is finally going to be in another (non-Marvel) movie that you'll actually be able to see on the big screen. Even better: The amazing, Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (who, unlike Stan, is actually in things), has been added to the cast as well.

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  8. Sigourney Weaver on the Legacy of Ellen Ripley, Women in Games, and Her Return in Alien: Isolation

    Be my mom. Please. (Sorry, mom.)

    A magical thing happened a few months ago. I spoke with Sigourney Weaver on the phone. I'm not fully recovered. Find out what the actress, soon to be heard reprising her Ellen Ripley role in the video game Alien: Isolation, had to say about women in film, women in games, her sci-fi legacy, and Ripley's daughter.

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  9. Ridley Scott Says There Will Be No Xenomorphs In Prometheus 2, Destroys All My Interest In Prometheus 2

    Xenomore! Ridley doth murder xeep!

    Time to clean out your chests, er, desks, guys.

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  10. Casting Roundup: Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pick Up New Actors

    TEST YOUR MIGHT.

    Also in this casting roundup: Jessica Chastain! Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin! Cary Tagawa, aka Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat, in a Philp K. Dick adaptation!

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