Aliens and the Women Who Love Them | 17 Sep 2012 // 5:14 PM

If there’s one thing the alien film does well, it’s the introduction of an outsider to provide an inside glimpse at the human condition. What often gets knocked off the wayside is a myriad of underlying issues, including the continued questionable portrayal of women and, more broadly, their social status and treatment.

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June) | 1 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...


Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong | 4 May 2015 // 12:01 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.


Riddles Wrapped Inside Enigmas: 'Prometheus' | 17 Oct 2012 // 5:20 PM

This Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy edition of Prometheus answers some of the many head-scratching questions found in this enigma of a movie, but we shouldn't need bonus features to figure out director Ridley Scott's intentions.

'Prometheus': What You Know Is a Problem | 7 Jun 2012 // 11:10 PM

What you know is a problem for Prometheus. Actually, it's the problem for Prometheus, perhaps unavoidable in any prequel to Alien, but especially poorly managed here.


Best Supporting Actor, Michael Fassbender in 'Prometheus' | 21 Dec 2012 // 2:00 AM

Fassbender manages to best his predecessors by becoming, ironically, the film’s moral center even as he commits amoral acts that spark a nightmarish sequence of events.

Explaining the 'Prometheus' Love/Hate | 11 Jun 2012 // 4:00 AM

Ridley Scott abandoned Alien after the first film, allowing James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet to run wild with it. As a result, his return was bound to be polarizing.


‘Dragon Tattoo’ actress is at heart of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ | 8 Jun 2012 // 5:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — In Noomi Rapace’s screen test for the lead role in “Prometheus,” the actress had to portray a young scientist trying to persuade

With ‘Prometheus,’ director steps back into the science-fiction arena | 8 Jun 2012 // 12:35 AM

MIAMI — The “Space Jockey” — the seemingly-skeletal remains of a giant creature discovered by astronauts exploring a derelict spacecraft — is one of the most iconic images

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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