Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing – Trailer

I find this latest trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant particularly fascinating, though not necessarily for the reasons that I originally thought I would. I found the idea that Shaw (Noomi Rapace) had initially reassembled David (Michael Fassbinder) somewhat troubling, especially when you take into account the chaos that he had a hand in initiating–never […]

Postmortem: Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott, even when his films are sort of silly, like “Legend,” look absolutely remarkable.  He has an eye that manages to catch the smallest details, but his ear for nonsensical story beats is not quite so acute. For instance, while “Prometheus” was gorgeous to look at, but if you give it any sort of consideration, […]

‘Prometheus’ Review

Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is a triumph on so many levels. For a start, its 3D effects are some of the most effective I have seen, and unlike  “Avatar,” Scott doesn’t appear so enamored of them that they become overused (and somewhat self-indulgent). In fact, the movie is so beautiful that that people behind the scenes […]