ALIEN COVENANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Carmen Ejogo, Guy Pearce, James Franco. With 2012’s Prometheus, director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien universe that he created way back in 1979 with the claustrophobic and terrifying Alien. The concept has undergone a number of permutations with various sequels and different directors stamping their mark on the series over forty years. Prometheus was a prequel to Alien Continue reading

BLAIR WITCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Wingard Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scot, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods. In 1999 the independent film The Blair Witch Project was shot on a micro budget and changed the face of horror films forever. It popularised the found footage genre, with its DIY aesthetic - the frantic editing and its jerky, nausea inducing hand held camera work and multiple point of view perspectives - which has influenced films like Chronicle, Cloverfield, Continue reading