Review: Life

A competent claustrophobic sci-fi horror, but it does require a lot of suspension of disbelief to enjoy. A damaged reconnaissance probe returning from Mars returns to the orbital station above Earth so that scientists on board can study what it brought back. But to their surprise and initial joy, the probe brought back signs of…

Banter – Who’s in the suit?

SPOILER WARNING – in BIG BOLD LETTERS – Straight off the bat I want to make very clear that this article is giving away possible key plot points for the Alien franchise as it stands today… and possibly into the future! But I like to make predictions, and this one is the most shot-in-the-dark prediction…

Review: Alien – Covenant

Director Ridley Scott returns to the franchise he created, and boy howdy has he forgotten how to build suspense. The colony ship Covenant, housing over 2,000 people in suspended animation, experiences technical difficulties in its long voyage and at the same time, detects another habitable world and a strange signal originating from it. Looking at a…

Review: Prometheus

It isn’t often I re-review a film, but boy, is Prometheus a strange beast… Set in the not-too-distant future of 2094, a scientific research vessel explores a distant planet in the hopes of discovering the origins of the human race; a race of beings responsible for seeding life on Earth. But when they get there, they…

Review: Arrival

Director Denis Villeneuve continues a startling winning streak with high-concept sci-fi Arrival. A language specialist has her life changed when the world is visited by twelve monolithic alien objects, hovering above the ground with no sign of intent. Brought in to try and communicate with the entities, she finds the experience and the trials inexplicably…

Review: Pixels (2D)

On the surface, this doesn’t look bad, but as a comedy it just isn’t funny and is a black mark to geek culture. After a probe carrying a video message expressing Human culture is taken as a challenge from alien life, a trio of 1980s gamer nerds become the only hope for Earth’s survival. If…

Saga Review: Alien

The Alien franchise has to be one of my favourites, and I am always excited to have an excuse to rewatch them all, and what better excuse than a new film to be added to the series! Yes, I am off to see Ridley Scott’s Prometheus shortly, and so I have made a Saga Review of…