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Alien: Covenant (2017) © Fox 2017

“We don’t leave Earth to be safe.” | Alien: Covenant (2017)

From the moment Prometheus ended, I couldn’t digest it. There was something too Frankenstein-esque about how the story seemed to shoehorn and then outright bolt things on to get into the Alien universe so Ridley Scott had an excuse to do a sequel that got us closer to the first Alien film and its events. In essence, Prometheus is the film that nobody needed. So where does Alien: Covenant sit after the rancour of the first prequel? More after the jump plus NSFW trailer.

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“I’m gonna have to science the sh^t out of this” – The Martian (2015)

After Prometheus, I really was wary of Ridley Scott going into sci-fi. He’s a guy who thrives when he was tackling different subjects one after another (Alien and Blade Runner led to Legend and Someone to Watch Over Me, Gladiator led to Hannibal and Black Hawk Down) so when he said he was going to adapt Andy Weir’s book The Martian to star Matt Damon so soon after his problematic return to the Alien universe, I was not in a great frame of mind to watch it.

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“I Trust You, Lili” – Legend (1985)

Like a forgotten story, Ridley Scott’s Legend keeps coming around all the time to remind me that fairy tales can still look and sound credible and that they have to power to entertain and captivate audiences if done right. A battle for the light against the very manifestation of darkness itself, a quest to save a person’s one true love before they are destroyed and sacrificed on the altar of desire and covetousness. A sumptuous looking film, shot in ochre dungeon oranges, pale whites of winter and hazy technicolor dreams of meadowy youth. Yeah, Legend is all of those things and more. Continue reading