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Movie Review: Alien: Covenant
DwayneD   |  

Alien Covenant poster

Alien: Covenant
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: John Logan and Dante Harper
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demián Bichir
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: May 19, 2017

The truth is that while I liked Alien: Covenant, I didn’t love it. What’s tragic, aside for the future the prequel sets humanity up for, is that all it would have taken to make the film phenomenal was some small tweaks and changes.

Alien: Covenant lacks the same emotional heights sci-fi fans associate with Ridley Scott’s film of 1979 or James Cameron’s 1986 sequel, though it’s not without merit. Chief among the complaints is that the new film seems to sit on the franchise’s laurels rather than push it forward in the way Casino Royale did for James Bond or Logan did for X-Men. It’s been 38 years since the original Alien thriller, but this movie lacks some of the lauded learnings and innovations of modern science fiction cinema.

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TV Review: Doctor Who 10.5 “Oxygen”
Dr. Geek, Ph.D.   |  

Doctor Who Episode 10.5 Oxygen

Doctor Who
Season 10, Episode 5 “Oxygen”
Directed by Charles Palmer
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Starring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Kieran Bew, Mimi Ndiweni
BBC America
Air date: May 13, 2017

Ah, now that’s more like it. After a somewhat tepid attempt at atmospheric haunted house horror last week, Doctor Who brings us a full-throated example of zombie horror in Episode 10.5 “Oxygen.” Drawing on a diverse series of film influences that use horror and jeopardy to entertain as well as launch social and economic critiques, experienced Doctor Who hands Charles Palmer (“Smith and Jones,” “The Shakespeare Code”) and Jamie Mathieson (“Mummy On The Orient Express,” “Flatline”) create a tense, kinetic episode that is much of what Episode 10.4 “Knock Knock” wasn’t and raises the average quality of the episodes this season to a very respectable place. More about the episode and its influences after the jump.

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Video: ‘Rick and Morty’ Encounter A Facehugger In ‘Alien: Covenant’ Promo
The Movie God   |  

Rick and Morty Encounter Alien Facehugger

Two very different entertainment universes are colliding in a cross-promotion between director Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, and the hit Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty.

In the short video, Rick and Morty are on one of their adventures when they receive a distress beacon. While investigating, they encounter a dreaded facehugger. Thankfully they—or at least Rick—is unknowingly prepared for this, discovering one way to survive such an attack.

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‘Alien’: Ridley Scott Talks ‘Covenant’ Sequel, ‘Prometheus’ Mistakes; Facehugger Clip Released
eelyajekiM   |  

Alien: Covenant Xenomorph

Alien: Covenant, the newest chapter of the Alien film franchise will hit theaters in just a few short weeks. In that time we are likely to see a lot more clips and learn a little bit more about the franchise itself.

Among those things we are learning, director Ridley Scott admits that he made a few mistakes in Prometheus. Also, when the next film starts production. And that’s not all. Fox has also released a new clip, that just reinforces my absolute fear in the idea of facehuggers. Check it all out below.

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SXSW 2017: Ridley Scott Talks Up ‘Alien: Covenant’ and Why It’s Worth A Watch… Probably
Tom Cheredar   |  

Ridley Scott Alien Covenant panel at SXSW 2017

It seems that despite the mixed review that 2012’s Prometheus endured, nearly everyone who is a fan of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien is cautiously excited about his new film Alien: Covenant. There were glimmers of hope in the eyes of all who attended the short panel the acclaimed director participated in today at this year’s SXSW — hope that even though the film is the umpteenth installment of the series, that it’ll be worth the ticket price when it comes out in theaters later this year.

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Official Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Released
The Movie God   |  

Alien: Covenant Xenomorph

On Christmas Day we got a teaser trailer for Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott‘s third visit to the Alien franchise. Then, just last week, we were given an almost five-minute prologue video called “Last Supper.”

Now 20th Century Fox has released an official trailer for Alien: Covenant, which arrives in theaters in a little over two months from now. A new poster for the movie has also been released. Continue below to check out both now.

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Watch Now: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue “Last Supper”
The Movie God   |  

Introducing the ALIEN: COVENANT Crew

20th Century Fox has released a prologue to Ridley Scott‘s latest entry in the Alien franchise, titled Alien: Covenant.

The prologue is called “Last Supper,” and it runs a little under five minutes in length. It follows the crew of the Covenant we saw in a recent image, including Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir, letting loose and enjoying their last meal together before going into cryosleep on their way to colonize a far away planet.

Click on over to the other side to check it out.

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Introducing The ‘Alien: Covenant’ Crew (Image)
Adam Frazier   |  

Alien Covenant Title Card

Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise.

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Check out a new photo of the crew after the jump!

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James Cameron Doesn’t Like What’s Happen With The ‘Alien’ Franchise
eelyajekiM   |  

James Cameron's Aliens the Alien sequel

James Cameron took Ridley Scott‘s place as the director of the Alien sequel, Aliens. The follow-up stepped away from the sci-fi horror, and was warped into an action thriller. The series stuck with that genre for the next two sequels before reverting back to where it started with the tepid prequel, Prometheus. The franchise will try to reestablish its sci-fi horror credibility with Alien: Covenant – check out the trailer here below. While some may be excited for what’s to come, there’s one director who isn’t.

Cameron isn’t too happy with the current state of the Alien franchise and believes that the series should not have carried on after his film. But he still believes there is a chance the franchise can be saved. Check out what he said here below.

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John Hurt Has Died; Legendary Actor Starred In ‘Alien,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Doctor Who’
Dr. Zaius   |  

John Hurt Doctor Who 50th anniversary

John Hurt, a legend of stage and screen for over 50 years who starred in films like Alien, Harry Potter, V for Vendetta, and Hellboy, and took part in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, died today, according to CNN. No cause of death was revealed, but that actor had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015. He was 77.

Hurt was never shy of dying on screen, holding the record amongst thespians, the veteran with over 200 credits on IMDb had his character killed off an amazing 40+ times. The most famous and maybe greatest on screen death of all time came in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien (1979) when the title creature burst from Hurt’s chest during breakfast to the shock and horror of the rest of the crew.

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