Alien: Covenant (**) – IQ’s just dropped sharply

Alien Covenant - 2017 "If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I'm not going to close it down again. No way." - Ridley Scott, March 2017 Director Ridley Scott Screenplay John Logan, Dante Harper Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel … Continue reading Alien: Covenant (**) – IQ’s just dropped sharply

Dead Man Down: Since they rarely stand up…

Dead Man Down - 2013 Director Niels Arden Oplev Starring Colin Ferrell, Noomi Rapace, Terence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, F. Murray Abraham, Armand Assante Written by J.H. Wyman A good movie with a stupid title is often impossible to overcome.  Dead Man Down is a multi-tiered revenge tale in which a mobster Alphonse Hoyt (Howard) feels the … Continue reading Dead Man Down: Since they rarely stand up…

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows is what one might expect after the first one

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows - 2011 Directed by Guy Ritchie Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly Screenplay Kieran and Michele Mulroney based on characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When Christopher Nolan received the reigns of the Batman franchise, he had more vision than experience.  Nolan not only … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows is what one might expect after the first one

Prometheus: Sail into the mystery

Prometheus - 2012 Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charleze Theron, Guy Pearce. Idris Elba, Logan-Marshall Green, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Patrick Wilson, Kate Dickie, Benedict Wong Screenplay by  Damon Lindelof, Jonathan Sphaits Early on in the classic film, The Player, there is one long, magnificent scene in which we get to see a number … Continue reading Prometheus: Sail into the mystery

Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo - 2011 Directed by David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer,  Stellan Skarsgård Screenplay  Steven Zaillian From the moment it was revealed that David Fincher was going to remake the 2009 Swedish original of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, mixed feelings abound.  The first run through was … Continue reading Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated

CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews

With the release of the first good Predator film in almost 25 years, and the making (by Ridley Scott) of an Alien prequel, Prometheus, now is a great time to review the two series as a whole.  Both series have gone to hell and back (sometimes together), but overall, the entire series has provided many intense, … Continue reading CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews