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
Victor Frankenstein - 2015 Director Paul McGuigan Screenplay Max Landis based on the novel by Mary Shelley Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance, Spencer Wilding, Freddie Fox Rule #3 - The real monster in any monster movie is not the narrator. Rule #54 - There is a pretty girl for everyone, especially if the hunchback is curable. … Continue reading Victor Frankenstein (*1/2) Igor is not Igor
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
A Dangerous Method - 2011 Director David Cronenberg Starring Kiera Knightley, Viggo Mortenson, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon Screenplay by Christopher Hampton There is a scene almost directly after the credits where Carl Jung (Fassbender) describes the method of Q&A that he is going t0 use with his new prospective patient, Sabina Speilrein (Knightly). She gives … Continue reading A Dangerous Method: Of course you’re not mad
The Darkest Hour - 2011 Directed by Chris Gorak Starring Emille Hirsch, Max Minghella, Rachel Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Joel Kinnaman Screenplay by Jon Spaihts It's not the fact that we get to see the film's signature move, disintegrating humans, dogs, etc, hundreds of times. It's not the fact that the dialogue in the film is stiff enough to … Continue reading The Darkest Hour is indeed quite dim
The Devil Inside - 2012 Directed by William Brent Bell Starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Suzan Crowley Written by Bell & Matthew Peterman I think I am done with the exorcism thing. I also think I am done with the "found footage" thing. I'm sure that I have had it with "The Catholic Church is … Continue reading The Devil Inside: What the hell?
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