Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant Feels More Like a Frankenstein Movie Than an Alien Movie

I’ll cut to the chase. Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus, but it’s not (nor will any movie in this franchise ever be) better than Alien or Aliens. Cool? Cool. Let’s dive into the movie now. Continue reading “Alien: Covenant Feels More Like a Frankenstein Movie Than an Alien Movie”

michael fassbender as steve jobs

Steve Jobs: Fassbender Is Amazing, But Getting Past Sorkin Is Hard

Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) releases the Macintosh personal computer in 1984. But after lower-than-expected sales and quarrels with CEO John Sculley (Jeff Daniels), Jobs is fired and smeared in the press by his good friend and Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak (Seth Rogen). Continue reading “Steve Jobs: Fassbender Is Amazing, But Getting Past Sorkin Is Hard”

xmen days of future past

X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who”

In 2023, mutants around the world, as well as the humans who help them, are hunted down and killed by Sentinels. According to Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the only way to stop the Sentinels is to go back in time and stop them from ever being used by the government. With the help of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)’s consciousness is sent back to his body in 1973. His mission? Find and unite Young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to stop Young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), whose death forced the creation of the Sentinels. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who””

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years A Slave: Brutal Yet Beautiful

Well, kids, believe the Oscar talk on this one. 12 Years A Slave is a film to be reckoned with. Unlike a lot of the films about slavery (and there are A LOT), 12 Years A Slave is probably one of the more violent and depressing, most of which has to do with its subject matter. The story actually comes from an autobiographical book written in 1853 by the real Solomon Northup, who is played by the relatively unknown Chiwetel Ejiofor in this film. Since I couldn’t find a good (or short) plot description, I’ll just go ahead and explain it here before we get into the heavy stuff. Continue reading “12 Years A Slave: Brutal Yet Beautiful”

Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in Prometheus

Prometheus: Are You Seeing This?

I’ve heard and read a lot of comments lately about Ridley Scott only returning to the Alien universe because his most recent movies (See: Robin Hood, Body of Lies, and American Gangster) haven’t done as well at the box office or in the eyes of the critics. Quite frankly, I’m a firm believer in the old saying that writers live by: “Write what you know.” Considering Ridley Scott created the Alien universe, why shouldn’t he go back to it and give it more depth? You can’t really screw up something you created…unless you’re George Lucas. Continue reading “Prometheus: Are You Seeing This?”