If you’re heading into Covenant expecting a stripped back, return to roots Alien experience, you’re in for a disappointment. It is, however, a massive improvement on director Ridley Scott’s previous entry in the franchise, Prometheus – even though it still finds itself hanging onto that film’s coattails.
“I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.”
“I will beat you like a Cherokee drum.”
It was a big ask for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to try and topple its predecessor as (arguably) the reigning champion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and to meet my excessively high expectations). Though those particular feats might be out of its reach – even with Groots’ extending limbs – it should manage to sit…
“You five are the Power Rangers.”
“When I was a kid there was this strange old woman. People started saying she was a witch. If you knocked on her door, she would come and get you.”
There’s no doubting that Beauty and the Beast has a big dose of that Disney magic.
The Eyes of My Mother isn’t your average horror genre schlock. It avoids jump scares, traditional music cues, and even, for the most part, visual violence. Instead it opts for creeping tension, and a less is more approach. And it’s an approach that works on the whole, even if it does stretch itself a bit too…
I can’t stress enough how bonkers Kong: Skull Island is.
This is the end. And what a satisfying end it is.
Certain Women is all about the performances, and those of all four of the film’s female leads are, without fail, impeccable.
It’s a downward spiral of a movie, going from moderately interesting, to tone deaf, all the way to outright horrible (and ridiculous) come the close.