Posts Tagged ‘ridley scott’

Top 10 Creature Features


All top ten lists are highly subjective, so let’s just be clear here: these are MY top 10 creature features, not the results of scientifically sound survey or research.  Oh, and I limited my selection to ‘inhumanoid’ creatures, so humanoid monsters like Hannibal Lecter and Dracula are not in this list.  Obviously, not everyone’s favorite […]

News: The ‘Prometheus’ that might have been…


Prometheus is one of those movies that seems to divide people into two camps: those who got their minds blown, and the less-than-impressed. I fell solidly into the latter, and I have never wavered. As a die-hard fan of the original Alien films (even number 3!), this movie gave me very little of what I […]

Film Review: Legend (1985)


Ridley Scott directs this lavishly mounted fantasy film that’s high on style but relatively low on action. The sets are jaw-dropping, whether it’s the huge, scintillating fairy forest or the fiery underground dungeons of hell. Makeup artist Rob Bottin showcases some spectacular work that was robbed of an Oscar (David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly […]

Film Review: The Alien Quadrilogy

Into the Dark - Film Review: The Alien Quadrilogy

The Alien Quadrilogy is one of my favorite film franchises. Few other series have allowed so many talented directors an opportunity to share their differing visions of the same material. These films (not counting the silly Alien vs Predator sequels) may be stylistically disparate, but they are all of remarkably high quality. And what better […]

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