The Short View – Alien: Containment (2019) / Alien: Specimen (2019)

I love this. Say what you will about the now defunct 20th Century Fox and their past treatment of the Alien franchise; but the way they’ve chosen to celebrate the … Continue reading The Short View – Alien: Containment (2019) / Alien: Specimen (2019)

Review: Captain Marvel (2019) – Spectacular Space Adventure With A Subpar Story

Minor spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy and Memento True be told, I think Captain Marvel might be the first female-led superhero film I’ve seen since 1984’s Supergirl. To be fair … Continue reading Review: Captain Marvel (2019) – Spectacular Space Adventure With A Subpar Story

Game Review: Alien: Blackout (2019) – An Engaging and Spine-Tingling Mobile Followup [iOS]

Over the past couple of years there have been an innumerable number of storylines that could be said to have been abandoned too soon. The space-faring TV show Firefly or the ever … Continue reading Game Review: Alien: Blackout (2019) – An Engaging and Spine-Tingling Mobile Followup [iOS]

Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Now in its 18th year, the people behind the Frightfest Film Festival can easily hold their heads up high as the creators of one of the foremost film festivals in … Continue reading Short Scares At The 2018 Arrow Video Frightfest Film Festival

Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – Silence Makes For Cinematic Gold

The nature of being an aspiring screenwriter is that you have to read a lot of scripts. A LOT of scripts. Most of them tend to be older movies (or … Continue reading Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – Silence Makes For Cinematic Gold

Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

The fact that I am able to sit here and write a review for a Pacific Rim sequel is probably the single biggest indicator of how dramatically the power of … Continue reading Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Well that came out of nowhere. Not content to unleash a trailer for Cloverfield 3 / God Particle a mere two months before its cinema release (like they did with 10 … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

When it comes down to it, 2018 might legitimately have a nuclear war started by a rogue tweet. And after millions are dead, the war would undoubtedly end with the … Continue reading Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

While it’s true I deeply adore science-fiction in any form, even I have my limits. And watching the sequel to 2010’s Skyline wouldn’t just be stepping over those limits, as … Continue reading Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

It May Have Taken Ten Years, But I Finally Have Closure On The Half-Life Saga

If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you’ll know that I have a special rule when it comes to watching TV shows: “I will not start a … Continue reading It May Have Taken Ten Years, But I Finally Have Closure On The Half-Life Saga

Review: Is Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets as Unwieldy as its Title Suggests?

While Marvel and DC rule the roost in the United States, that same kind of comic domination isn’t quite as prevalent in other parts of the world. I myself grew … Continue reading Review: Is Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets as Unwieldy as its Title Suggests?

What Aspects of the Alien Life-Cycle and History Does Ridley Scott Still Consider Canon?

[SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT, ALIEN, ALIENS AND PROMETHEUS] Over the past nearly four decades, Sir Ridley Scott hasn’t given many opinions on how he perceives the various sequels to his … Continue reading What Aspects of the Alien Life-Cycle and History Does Ridley Scott Still Consider Canon?