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 […]

‘The Drop’ International & Domestic Trailers

While watching the International Trailer for Michaël R. Roskam‘s The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace, I noticed three things: The first was that it looks appropriately gritty, but a bit formulaic. The second was that, while you hear Hardy in a short voiceover at the beginning of the trailer, you don’t for the rest.  I […]

‘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 […]