“Alien: Covenant” is Smart, Sleek, and Mostly a Success

“Alien: Covenant” is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride.  The film is a sequel to 2012’s “Prometheus” and a prequel to the classic “Alien” trilogy, all of which were also directed by Scott, and this movie is about a colony ship that discovers a planet that … More “Alien: Covenant” is Smart, Sleek, and Mostly a Success

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”: A Very Fun, Slightly Inferior Sequel

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, and Michael Rooker.  The film is about the Guardians getting into even more trouble, while also diving into who exactly Peter Quill is. The original “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie is … More “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”: A Very Fun, Slightly Inferior Sequel

“Life” Has the Thrills, Loses its Brains

“Life” is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ryan Reynolds.  The film is about the first discovery of life on Mars, and while that lifeform is being tested on the International Space Station, it begins to evolve faster than they had ever imagined, and eventually threatens the lives of all … More “Life” Has the Thrills, Loses its Brains

“Power Rangers” Can’t Find Its Audience

“Power Rangers” is directed by Dean Israelite and stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, and Bryan Cranston.  The film is about a group of teenagers who stumble upon rocks that give them superhero abilities, and they must us those abilities in order to save humanity as they know it. The Power Rangers were something … More “Power Rangers” Can’t Find Its Audience

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: A Terrific Blend of Old and New

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, and Forest Whitaker.  The film takes place between the events of “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Episode IV: A New Hope”, and is about the rebellion’s efforts as they make … More “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: A Terrific Blend of Old and New