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Monday, September 17 2012

Aliens and the Women Who Love Them

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.

Tuesday, May 1 2012

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June)

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...


Wednesday, October 17 2012

Riddles Wrapped Inside Enigmas: 'Prometheus'

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.

Friday, June 8 2012

'Prometheus': What You Know Is a Problem

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.


Friday, December 21 2012

Best Supporting Actor, Michael Fassbender in 'Prometheus'

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.

Monday, June 11 2012

Explaining the 'Prometheus' Love/Hate

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.

Friday, June 8 2012

Creature/Creator: 'Prometheus'

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.

Wednesday, June 6 2012

An 'Alien' (Prequel) Primer

So what do you need to know about the Alien films before lining up for 8 June's Prometheus? Well, not much, actually.


Friday, June 8 2012

‘Dragon Tattoo’ actress is at heart of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’

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

Friday, June 8 2012

With ‘Prometheus,’ director steps back into the science-fiction arena

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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