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[Review] Bright (2017): A Misguided Ugly Attempt at Fantasy Worldbuilding by Thomas Mariani

Will Smith reunites with David Ayer to create Netflix’s first “blockbuster” original, Bright (2017). With a $90M estimated budget, the fantasy horror cop thriller is a bold move for the streaming company. The film also features Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, and Lucy Fry in key roles. Set in an alternate universe where man […]

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“Alien Covenant” (2017): Closer Yet No Cigar

After returning to the  Alien  franchise with 2012’s  Prometheus, director Ridley Scott has  even more baggage. Not only the weight of his successful start & James Cameron’s initial sequel, but the massive disappointment of the entries  that followed and divisive reception of his own return. With  Alien Covenant, the question on everyone’s mind  is would […]

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Interview: Steven Shainberg (Rupture)

Writer/Director Steven Shainberg is probably best known for his 2002 release Secretary, in which Maggie Gyllenhaal takes a new job as a secretary, only to see her working relationship with her boss, James Spader, devolve into a sexual/sadomasochistic one. He’s also directed the critically acclaimed Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus in 2006. His […]

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“Rupture” (2017): SciFi Thriller Comes to DirectTV a Month Before Erupting Into Theaters & VOD

The new science fiction thriller  Rupture (2017) is coming exclusively to DirectTV on March 30, 2017. Those without DirectTV will need to wait almost a month, until April 28, 2017, when it comes to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD. Written by  Brian Nelson (Hard Candy (2005), 30 Days of Night (2007)) and  Steven Shainberg (Secretary […]

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20th Century Fox Celebrates Christmas In Style With The Unwrapping Of A Trailer For ‘Alien: Covenant’

Easily one of the most anticipated films of the 2017 season – Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant has been the source of much conversation and fan interest.   We’ve all been waiting to get a look at he might have in store for us with this continuation of the Prometheus story and if this trailer can […]