REview: Watchman, S1 (2019) | Brilliantly. Flawed

When I heard Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek: Into Darkness) was tackling Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen I wasn’t too optimistic. And my hesitancy–on the surface–was justified because Into Darkness ranked among one of the most irritating movies of 2013 while Prometheus (2012) may have looked spectacular, its story was underwhelming and for […]

Trailer Into Reaction: Watchmen (2019) | Official Teaser

Damon Lindelof’s a bit of a controversial figure as far as fans of genre movies are concerned. His introduction to mainstream audiences was with 2004’s Lost, and he’s been irritating fans to various degrees every since. From Prometheus (2012) to Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) he’s not only not afraid of tackling beloved franchises, but […]

Revisiting Alien

In preparation for a video on the Screenphiles Youtube channel, I re-watched Ridley Scott’s Alien (the 2003 Director’s Cut, which adds a few scenes not in the theatrical version) and doing so reminded me of a colloquialism, namely you can never go home again because not only is it overrated, it’s also a bit silly in […]

Alien: Covenant – Trailer 2

Don’t get me wrong, the latest trailer for Alien: Covenant looks pretty good–after all, it’s directed by Ridley Scott, so it goes without saying that cinematographically-speaking it’s going to be gorgeous. What bothers me a bit though is that it doesn’t seem to be doing anything particularly new. Out the box we get colonists, shots […]