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No Longer Ex Machina: 'Blade Runner' Blues

The salvation of the modern world is starting to become heresy.

As the gnashing sands of time eat away at our flesh and bones the quandaries of meaning and purpose become ever-the-more prevalent and dire. 807 more words


Watch: Kermode Uncut - Alien Activity

Mark Kermode discusses the latest news from the Alien universe – that Neil Blomkamp will be directing the fifth installment of the franchise. But, as pleased as he is about that, there’s still an Alien movie that he would like to see even more.

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Alien: Out of the Shadows

Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am usually leery of any movie novelisations or tie-ins. However, the recent announcement that South African director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) had been given the green light by Fox to film his long-gestating Alien project coincided with my discovery of this Alien novel by Tim Lebbon, a respected fantasy and horror author. 496 more words

We don’t need Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie

2012’s Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien-universe after a 30+ year hiatus, managed to do many things wrong and only a few things right. 1,016 more words


American Gangster (2007)

Ridley Scott’s attempt at the slick gangster epic at times feels like a rip straight from a page of Martin Scorsese’s own handbook, complete with brisk editing and a fuel-injected soundtrack of contemporary tunes. 469 more words

Film Review

'Blade Runner 2' Has a Director -- and Now Harrison Ford!

Remember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on! 140 more words