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« Reply #120 on: June 08, 2017, 02:08:27 PM »
Ridley Scott thought that the titular alien was cooked, which is why it didn't turn up in Prometheus. He changed his mind, but I think that his initial intuition is more likely to be correct.

Alien: Covenant doesn't feel entirely dissimilar to the other films in the franchise: Humans arrive on a distant planet, get eaten by alien monsters, before the survivors manage to kill them off. Generally the last xeno is pitched out of an airlock...

I think that the franchise needs to change direction. There were some unused Prometheus 2 concepts that showed mutated dogs and Engineers. Going full David Cronenberg style body horror would be a more interesting angle.





The problem with the Blomkamp film is that it could be more of the same. The artwork looked like a fan film. If the proposed sequel to Covenant follows on directly from that film, we could see variants of the above concepts.

The other thing that I'd like to see would be a major twist to the franchise. For example, what if the Weyland-Yutani Corporation isn't looking to acquire the alien as a bioweapon, but rather as wanting to learn how to exterminate it? If they went from evil to more altruistic, it'd change the existing films.

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« Reply #121 on: June 08, 2017, 02:51:10 PM »


The other thing that I'd like to see would be a major twist to the franchise. For example, what if the Weyland-Yutani Corporation isn't looking to acquire the alien as a bioweapon, but rather as wanting to learn how to exterminate it? If they went from evil to more altruistic, it'd change the existing films.

Ridley would have to further retcon the franchise and that would definitely disrupt the continuity. In Alien, the crew of the Nostromo were considered expendable by Weyland-Yutani
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« Reply #122 on: June 08, 2017, 02:52:38 PM »
One to watch for- Get Out. It would be interesting to see what foreign that is outside US takes are on this film
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« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2017, 09:24:46 PM »
Watched 'Jawbone' a couple of days ago. Dark and gritty British movie, starring Ray Winston. Good movie with a nice score too.

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« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2017, 09:44:05 PM »
One to watch for- Get Out. It would be interesting to see what foreign that is outside US takes are on this film
It's brilliant. It doesn't translate that badly to British society as the liberal British middle class share a lot of the double standards with regards to race as the family in the film do.

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« Reply #125 on: July 17, 2017, 02:18:48 PM »
More Blade Runner 2049.


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« Reply #126 on: July 20, 2017, 10:40:21 AM »
Coming Soon - A Japanese Rock & Roll ghost story - what's not to like!


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« Reply #127 on: July 21, 2017, 09:12:57 AM »
That time Archer met a Kingsman. ;D


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« Reply #128 on: July 23, 2017, 01:00:31 PM »
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« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2017, 01:50:22 PM »
Watched OKJA. Certainly was no BABE...  :(

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« Reply #130 on: July 23, 2017, 08:20:23 PM »
Watched War for the planet of the apes yesterday. If you liked the first two (which I did), it's definitely more of the same and a fitting end to the trilogy with some nice nods to the originals.

Also watched Spiderman Homecoming......meh  ::) , and Baby Driver which was very good.

Trailers for Thor and Justice League both have my interest, and will get my money.
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« Reply #131 on: Yesterday at 04:17:26 AM »
I caught Baby Driver last week. I enjoyed it, but it felt like it was trying just a bit too hard.

I also watched It Comes at Night on the same day, which is very much the opposite of that film. It's a very grim story of a family surviving in the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic. It's worth seeing.

I enjoyed Spider-man more than @Megatron1505, but it's not really doing anything new with the genre. Marvel Studios feel a bit one note, unfortunately. (I caught the end of the last Hulk movie on TV a few days ago, and was surprised how different that feels to the rest of the franchise.)

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« Reply #132 on: Yesterday at 08:31:14 AM »
Watched 'Jawbone' a couple of days ago. Dark and gritty British movie, starring Ray Winston. Good movie with a nice score too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3582020/
Ray Winstone is wonderful, thanks for the heads up! Been an fan since 'Nil by Mouth.' And with Ian MacShane, liked them both in 'Sexy Beast'.  MacShane was wonderful in HBO's 'Deadwood.'
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« Reply #133 on: Yesterday at 10:39:05 PM »
@steelworker, it doesn't get much darker and grittier than 'Nil by Mouth'. Kathy Burke is immense in that movie.

and Sexy Beast! what an absolute belter. Ben kingsly is brilliant and a proper loon.So many great scenes but the standout for me is when he's on the plane having a fag  :D :D
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