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‘Alien: Covenant’ – What Makes Ridley Scott and his Xenomorphs Tick?

  The ‘Alien’ franchise may have been shepherded by director Ridley Scott way back in 1979, but it certainly has taken on a life of its’ own, complete with a complex fictional xeno-biological mythology.  Scott explored the universe of his original film through 2012’s prequel ‘Prometheus,’ prompting a decidedly divisive response from fans who weren’t… Continue reading ‘Alien: Covenant’ – What Makes Ridley Scott and his Xenomorphs Tick?

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – Has a Resurgent Series Lost its’ Way?

There is a prescient line in an otherwise humdrum script halfway through new franchise outing, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ that goes something like, ‘the third one is always the worst.’  Unfortunately, when comparing this film to its’ two stellar predecessors, ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past,’ ‘Apocalypse’ falls far short.  It’s truly a shame as those… Continue reading ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – Has a Resurgent Series Lost its’ Way?