Ridley Scott: Modern Cinema “Pretty Bad,” Takes Aim At Superhero Movies

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Legendary filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott has branded modern cinema “pretty bad” and revealed why he has never directed a superhero movie. While promoting his next project, Alien: Covenant, the 79-year-old insisted he wants to "keep making smart films” as he goes … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Alien: Covenant Red-Band Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm still surprised that we got a trailer for Blade Runner 2049 before Alien: Covenant, but we have finally got our first look at the Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel on Christmas Day. Not only did we get a trailer, but it was a red-band trailer which was 20th … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver on Avatar Sequels, Alien 5, and The Defenders

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigourney Weaver has had a wide ranging career. From battling Xenomorphs in the Alien franchise, to turning into a dog in Ghostbusters, she's been a bit of a go to for genre films and that hasn't stopped. Back in 2009, she co-starred in James Cameron's 3D smash … [Read more...]

Alien: Covenant Poster Reveals New Release Date

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In space, no one can hear you scream. Or at least that was the tag line for the Ridley Scott helmed science-fiction masterpiece Alien. It was extremely effective bit of marketing, and the film became a classic. Alien: Covenant just received a new poster with a … [Read more...]

Alien: Covenant Images Leak

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I don't know why I so looking forward to Alien: Covenant after the misfire that was Prometheus. Perhaps it's that I'm getting a definite vibe that this film will finally get the Alien franchise back on track after Alien 3 derailed it back in 1992, along with Alien: … [Read more...]

Michael Fassbender Reveals Alien: Covenant’s Xenomorphs Have a New Name

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Prometheus was a beautifully shot film with a terrible screenplay. Albeit it was better than either Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, but it was a movie with wasted promise, and it took things too far away from the horror of the Alien universe, and it even dropped … [Read more...]

Retrospective: James Cameron’s Aliens

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Thirty years ago James Cameron's Aliens was released to the world – solidifying his status as the new king of the blockbuster world. As an R-rated action sequel to Ridley Scott's already revered 1979 horror-thriller, it cannot be overstated how much of a remarkable … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver Says Alien 5 Will Ignore Alien 3 & 4

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The fact that Alien 5 is a distinct possibility is exciting, especially since Neill Blomkamp willed it into existence via solely some art he had commissioned and displayed on Instagram. While it is currently sitting on the back-burner, as Ridley Scott is producing … [Read more...]

Danny McBride Talks About His Role In Alien: Covenant

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Arguably the most surprising addition to the cast of Alien: Covenant was comedian Danny McBride. And while there is a high level of secrecy surrounding the Ridley Scott helmed prequel/sequel, funny man McBride spoke to Rolling Stone about working with the iconic … [Read more...]

Rumor: Who Is Katherine Waterston’s Character In Alien: Covenant?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Be warned, there are possible spoilers for Alien: Covenant below! It's no secret that I wasn't the biggest fan of Prometheus. I liked it from a conceptual point of view, and I thought it was superbly shot, but the screenplay was an awful mess, and it should have … [Read more...]

Nowhere To Run: Image From Alien: Covenant

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following some recent leaks and teases, we finally have our first proper look at Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The official Facebook account of the Scott's original Alien (1979) has posted an image showing actress Katherine Waterson (Inherant Vice, Steve Jobs) … [Read more...]

New Alien: Covenant Set Photos Reveal Petrified Figures

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Production of Alien: Covenant is underway in Sydney, Australia, and an enterprising photographer was able to take some pictures in a quarry where director Ridley Scott is shooting the sequel. The film has gone through several different permutations and titles from … [Read more...]

More Actors Cast For Alien: Covenant

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien Covenant, is nearing production which can mean only one thing: Casting news! According to Deadline, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez have all been cast in the upcoming Alien: … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Promises Hard R For Alien: Covenant

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the things that the Alien franchise has alway kept is an R rating. Even in the current landscape, where studios push to have PG-13 films (I'm looking at you, past two Die Hard sequels), Prometheus was rated R when it was released. 20th Century Fox did … [Read more...]

Alien: Covenant Set Decade After Prometheus

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Alien: Covenant - the sequel to Ridley Scott's contentious prequel, Prometheus – will be set 10 years after the events of the last film. Costume designer Janty Yates, who is a frequent collaborator with the Gladiator director, spoke to Collider about the much hyped … [Read more...]

Michael Biehn Talks Alien 5; Will Feature Newt

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Alien franchise has had an interesting year. Ridley Scott is prepping his sequel to Prometheus, which has taken on the Alien brand name with Alien: Covenant, and Neil Blomkamp pitched a sequel to Alien and Aliens, which would star Sigourney Weaver and Michael … [Read more...]