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Destroy All Monsters: Hell Is The Human Race In ALIEN: COVENANT

Spoilers. "Mortal, after all," crows the android David (Michael Fassbender) in Prometheus, upon discovering that the "gods" his crew has sought - the Engineers - can in fact be killed. In Alien: Covenant we learn that David took his name...

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT Uses Horror to Mask Its Shortcomings

Ridley Scott returns to fill in the blanks of the maligned horrors of space, with plenty of screaming and more than enough people around to hear it in Alien: Covenant. His familiar fated take on the Alien genesis, however, sticks more...

Review: SONG TO SONG, Where Angelic White People Have A Devil Of A Time

And so the prostitute says, "Create the Illusion, but don't believe it."  I am not sure if that is Terrence Malick's thesis with Song To Song, an elliptical fairy tale of despondency, but the film does feature Val Kilmer wielding a...

Red Band ALIEN: COVENANT Trailer Slithers In

I've been waiting on a tease for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, and now it's here -- a full first trailer that looks like, well, an Alien movie. One can't argue about that. It's light years away from Prometheus in terms of both look and feel,...

Review: ASSASSIN'S CREED Dies a Bloodless Death

When it comes to movies that are based on video games, so many of them seem to be about “The One”. Yet, when it comes to said movies actually being any good, there's been “No One.” Beautifully photographed, immaculately designed,...

ALIEN: COVENANT Issues a Warning

This is a public service announcement. 20th Century Fox has issued a warning on Twitter. Run.  The tweet itself contains little information other than a single date: May, 2017. Whatever it means, I'm praying for the best, but getting ready...

Venice 2016 Review: THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS Gets Derek Cianfrance Into Hot Water

Whether it's Blue Valentine's pitch perfect snapshot of a relationship in breakdown or the wonderful parallels and plot twists of The Place Beyond the Pines, one thing is for certain: Derek Cianfrance is ridiculously good at telling complex and unconventional...

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition! Not Least Michael Fassbender In The ASSASSIN'S CREED Trailer

Michael Fassbender reteams with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game Assassin's Creed. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, brought back from the dead by a futuristic iteration of...

Review: In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Greed Is God

The 1980s are back whether we like it or not. Like Zack Snyder's Watchmen before it, X-Men: Apocalypse adapts mainstream super hero comic book material from the eighties as taking place then. Like that film, it tries hard, but remains...

Sequel Already In The Works For Fassbender's ASSASSIN'S CREED

Though Justin Kurzel's adaptation of the popular video game franchise will not be in cinemas until December The Tracking Board is reporting that studio New Regency is already going ahead with a sequel for Assassin's Creed.  Director Justin Kurzel’s forthcoming...

First Look At Michael Fassbender in ASSASSIN'S CREED

Entertainment Weekly has just published the first official image of Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, the lead in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of video game behemoth Assassin's Creed, which is currently filming in Spain. The Australian director previously directed...

ALIEN: COVENANT Adds Katherine Waterston To The Cast

Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston will reunite with her Steve Jobs co-star Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The film is a sequel to Ridley's maligned alien film Prometheus and is believed to be the first in a...

Review: MACBETH, Injected With Dread And Cool

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown was a remarkable film, a brash feature debut that signaled the emergence of a unique talent joining a slew of them coming out of the Australian independent scene. Following up a powerful true crime story with...

Kurzel's MACBETH Trailer Evokes VALHALLA RISING

Following a pair of clips and a successful premiere in Cannes the first proper trailer for Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles has arrived laced with smoke and fog and...

Cannes 2015 Review: Kurzel's MACBETH Is Shakespeare For The GAME OF THRONES Crowd

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown was a remarkable film, a brash feature debut that signaled the emergence of a unique talent joining a slew of them coming out of the Australian independent scene. Following up a powerful true crime story with...

MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The...

Review: FRANK, Close To Being A Masterpiece

All the ingredients are here for me to adore Frank. You've got a quirky premise surrounding a bunch of musical fun, a standout performance by one of the world's best actors, a mix of the somber and the slapstick all...

Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Grim Yet Satisfactory

The makers of the latest installment of a superhero franchise based on comic book characters set themselves a tall order: a prequel that is also a sequel to more than one movie, as well as the middle installment of a...

The Many Faces Of Michael Fassbender

This week, 12 Years a Slave has been released on the home-viewing platforms, hot on the heels of it winning the Best Picture Oscar. So in this week's installment of "Many Faces", I'd like to focus on the actor playing...

FRANK Trailer: Fans Of Papier-mâché Heads & Art Rock Rejoice

Yep, it's that Sundance flick where Michael Fassbender wears a giant apier-mâché head. And by the looks of its first trailer Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's flick feels down right delightful if you ask me. Our own Jason Gorber reviewed the...