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 […]

Upholding The Covenant

Today 20th Century Fox released a teaser poster for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and the xenomorph is (apparently) once again the star of the show.  Which is very odd because Scott originally wanted nothing more to do with the Alien universe, which at least partially explains why Damon Lindelhof’s rewrite of Joh Spaiths’ original screenplay exorcised […]