2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Alien, the original film in the sci-fi horror series, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Tom Skerritt. I had never seen Alien before so I was going in to the cinema with little idea of what to expect: obviously I knew some plot […]
Prequels can be a tricky business. On one hand, you could get something the quality of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly or you could get something far worse, such as Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. This is the issue that 2012 release Prometheus had. As a prequel to the classic Alien, […]
A new trailer for upcoming sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant has been released and has given a good look at some of the xenomorphs we can expect to see, including the original H. R. Giger creation that launched the franchise. Directed by Alien director Ridley Scott, Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus, which Scott also directed, […]
Scott Hastie reviews the new Ridley Scott sci-fi Epic, The Martian.
Ridley Scott’s love letter to science and NASA is a success through the right balance of intensity and optimism. Off the back of NASA’s amazing announcement that there is in fact running water on the Mars, we have a brand new film about an astronaut stuck on the big red dot in space. We can […]
This Boxing Day sees the release of Ridley Scott’s latest masterpiece. South Shields’ golden boy has long been thrilling cinema audiences with his craft, from the small, dark suspense of Alien, to the vast expansive worlds of Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator. Exodus: Gods and Kings is the latter. Based on the biblical account of Moses’ […]