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An Android’s Dream: How the Robot Traitor Became the Center of 'Alien: Covenant'
17 May 2017 // 10:00 PM
In an allegory where humans are the damned and the aliens are the plague, what does it mean to spend so much time with immune robot bystanders?
Is A.I. the New Other?
7 Mar 2017 // 9:59 PM
Aliens and robots are swapping seats as filmic sci-fi reformulates its visions of the foreign and the familiar.
Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong
4 May 2015 // 1:01 AM
Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.
Building the Perfect Star Beast: The Antecedents of 'Alien'
20 Nov 2012 // 5:20 PM
The impact of Alien is undeniable, and with Prometheus breathing new, terrifying and artistic life into the saga, Alien's legacy could go anywhere. However, Alien didn't spring, fully-formed onto movie screens as the near-perfect Star Beast that it is.
'Alien: Covenant' Descends Into Madness in a Beautiful, Finessed Kind of Way
19 May 2017 // 3:30 AM
Marching to the beat of the same drum as the first films in the series, Alien: Covenant finds extra depth in the existential dread of its divisive predecessor.
The (Space) Ship Has Definitely Sailed on ‘Alien: Covenant’
12 May 2017 // 4:00 AM
Ridley Scott’s attempts to demystify his iconic Xenomorphs only dilute the primal terror that made them compelling in the first place
10 Terrific Films With Alternate Endings
21 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM
With the birth of home video, filmmakers have been able to tinker with their vision. Here are ten examples, however, of where their original endings were changed before said movies were released.
8 Jun 2012 // 2:15 AM
It's not a monster movie in the same sense as the original. As the title suggests, the story is more concerned about the right to play God, and the Frankenstein like result of doing same.
Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ Casts a Wide Net of Spectacle and Family
8 Dec 2014 // 4:22 AM
In Ridley Scott’s lavish new 3-D epic, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” rivers run with blood, ancient seas part with tsunami force, and Christian Bale
Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films
30 Oct 2008 // 11:11 PM
Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.