Alien

  • Hopes for the future Alien movies

    Spoilers for Alien Covenant follow. In the fan community, Alien Covenant seems to be just as controversial as Prometheus and this lack of shared appreciation appears to have affected the box office return for the film. I enjoyed the film quite a bit, just as I did with Prometheus,...
  • Exploring the questions Alien Covenant and Prometheus left unanswered

    Spoilers for Alien Covenant follow. Duh! When Prometheus was released in 2012 it left us with a lot of questions and the promises of answers. 5 years later and we finally have a sequel (of sorts) with Alien Covenant and did we get the answers we were looking for?...
  • How the Alien and Blade Runner films could be connected

    I fell in love with Alien the first time I saw the film when I was about 12. Its stripped back feel and tone made for a perfectly contained sci-fi horror while still hinting at an interesting wider universe full of dangerous alien races and even more dangerous earth-based...
  • Noomi Repace Will Return For Prometheus Sequel

    When Ridley Scott recently spoke about Prometheus 2 he revealed Noomi Rapace was no longer part of the cast, and the sequel would be titled Alien: Covenant instead. Also The plot had changed, rather than it following Noomi Replace’s character Elizabeth and android David, it would instead follow a...
  • Best Movies Never Made

    While writing about the extended cut of Alien 3 last week I remembered the brilliant documentaries that accompany the Alien films on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set. The Alien 3 documentary not only charts the downfall of David Fincher as director with some interesting footage of him shouting...
  • Franchise Fatigue

    The year was 1990. Mr Bean had just debuted on British television, the Royal New Zealand Navy discontinued its daily rum ration and the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of diseases. Oh, and Predator 2 was released. An average sequel, starring Danny Glover and everybody’s favourite...