‘Top Gun 2’ Will Not Be A Movie About Drones, ‘Alien: Covenant’ Sequel Will Be More About AI Than Aliens

Before his death in 2012, director Tony Scott promised Top Gun 2 would be “a very different movie” from the 1986 original and hinted at the idea of involving drones in the high-flying sequel. In the subsequent years, the project has undergone numerous rewrites – so much so that it seems the drone idea has been scrapped altogether. And […]

What James Cameron Didn’t Like About ‘Alien: Covenant’ and the Possibility of ‘Aliens’ 3D

James Cameron had great success converting Titanic to 3D. When it came out in 2012, it made $ 67 million its opening weekend in China and went on to accumulate over $ 200 million worldwide. Cameron’s next 3D venture, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, opens in theaters soon. If it’s even a smidge as profitable as Titanic 3D, maybe Cameron will […]

Experts dig for Biblical tabernacle that ‘held Ark of the Covenant’

Archeologists searching for a structure that held the Ark of the Covenant have finished the first of a number of potential digs in the West Bank. The Association of Biblical Research (ABR) is conducting the dig in the Shiloh area of the West Bank. Its researchers believe the tabernacle – which is said to have […]

VOTD: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Creates a Lot of Problematic Questions and Plot Holes

We’re one month into blockbuster summer, and right now the most divisive film seems to be Alien: Covenant. Some fans of the franchise that started with Ridley Scott‘s original sci-fi thriller back in 1979 have been happy to see the franchise evolve in recent years to combine the usual blood, gore and suspense with more […]

/Filmcast Ep. 419 – Alien: Covenant

David, Devindra and Jeff delve into the new Twin Peaks and get impressed by the Seattle International Film Festival’s 2017 program. Also: Come see Stephen Tobolowsky and David Chen live this Sunday, May 28th! Details here. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now: Subscribe to […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ Didn’t Do So Hot at the Box Office This Weekend

When Ridley Scott’s latest Alien prequel was branded Alien: Covenant, the general assumption went that it would thus turn out to be more of an Alien movie than its predecessor in the series, 2012’s Prometheus – or, at least, that Scott and 20th Century Fox wanted audiences to think it was, and to make a […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ Spoiler Review: Ridley Scott Makes His ‘Frankenstein’

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.) In 1979, Ridley Scott unleashed Alien on unsuspecting moviegoers, creating something that would end up becoming iconic in the […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ – What Did You Think?

After questioning where human life came from in Prometheus, director Ridley Scott continues the narrative in the prequel sequel Alien: Covenant. But the trailers have indicated that this is an Alien movie that also goes back to the monstrous roots of the original 1979 movie that introduced audiences to xenomorphs. The truth is that it’s […]

The Weekend Read: A ‘Twin Peaks’ Refresher, the Scariest Haunted House ever, and Two Very Different ‘Alien: Covenant’ Reviews

The Weekend Read compiles all of the /Film original features published in the past week. In this week’s line-up of reviews, lists, editorials and more, find two polar-opposite reviews of Alien: Covenant, a look at what may be the most terrifying haunted house experience ever concocted, a reminder of everything you should know before watching Twin […]

Alien Covenant: Mark Kermode PERFECTLY sums up the big problem with Ridley Scott's latest

The film critic, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, blamed the focus on backstory for the film’s arguably shoddy quality. “It’s absolutely confirmation for me that Ridley Scott is as good as the script he’s working from,” he said, pointing to films like The Martian and the original Alien as “brilliant” examples. “What we have […]