RIP: Tribute to Acting Legend Harry Dean Stanton

The actor and musician passed away at 91.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Film critic Roger Ebert used to say that “no movie featuring Harry Dean Stanton in a supporting role can be altogether bad”.

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Review: Alien: Covenant

In space no one can hear you stealth remake.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Alien: Covenant (2017) is as much of a direct sequel to Prometheus (2012) as it is a remake of sorts. As if director Ridley Scott wanted to continue the story but also right some of the wrongs of his maligned earlier movie.

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My Long Goodbye to John

An homage to the late great John Hurt

by Iñaki Oñate

Occupational necessity,” exclaims Max as he smokes a joint of hash in his Turkish cell. He moves and talks slowly, tenderly, showing off the heroin scars in his arms. In a soft and broken voice he’s describing why the Turkish lawyers are so corrupted. Later he adds “catch the midnight express”, advicing Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) that he should escape. A pair of cracked round glasses cover his eyes, his sight long gone, lost in the isolation and the substance abuse.

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5 Ways John Carpenter Influenced Videogames

Happy birthday, John. We love you.

by Benjamín Harguindey

In order to celebrate Master of Horror John Carpenter’s birthday I was originally going to do yet again a Top 5 of his movies (which, for the record, invariably ends with The Thing), but why not take the road less taken and instead sing praise on a subject he’s rarely celebrated for: his indelible influence on the videogame industry.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer: What We Know

On the internet, everyone can pick apart your trailer.

by Benjamín Harguindey

20th Century Fox finally released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new movie Alien: Covenant, a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and “the second in a new trilogy” of movies set before the original Alien (1979). What do we know about the movie?

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