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

//Mixed media

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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