Alien

'It Comes at Night' and 14 other movies that are actually scary

Here’s a bold statement: most horror movies aren’t scary. That doesn’t mean they’re not good. We only mean that, technically speaking, they’re not the dictionary definition of “scary.” Classic monster movies, slasher movies, Freddy Kruger movies —...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:36pm

Let's talk about the hot Fassbender-on-Fassbender action in 'Alien: Covenant'

Journalists saw “Alien: Covenant” two weeks before release, meaning when we wrote our reviews, we had to resist spoiling one of the most delightful and leftfield parts of the movie. You go to see the latest space monster movie to watch stupid humans turned into alien chow. What you...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:59am

Every 'Alien: Covenant' spoiler, explained

Warning: Obviously this article contains "Alien: Covenant" spoilers. Enter at your own risk. You thought it was going to be a simple retread of “Alien” or “Aliens,” didn’t you? The ads promised you “Alien: Covenant” would essentially be an...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:06pm

Danny McBride is not an asshole in real life

Danny McBride is not Kenny Powers. He’s a nice guy, not his egomaniacal monster of a former baseballer from “Eastbound & Down.” (He’s also not “Danny McBride,” the assholish version of himself he played in “This is the End.”) He’s not even...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:27pm

This 'Alien: Covenant' virtual reality video will ruin your day

One of these days Virtual Reality will take over. Or so we’ve been told: Since the early ’90s, movies like “The Lawnmower Man” have predicted that humanity is two seconds away from strapping on bulky head gear and disappearing forever into animated realms. Now, 25 years...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:15am

'Alien: Covenant' brings the pain — and lots and lots of philosophy

‘Alien: Covenant’ Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes What you want from Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” is perhaps not what Ridley Scott wants to give you. You want kills — slimy,...

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:59am

New 'Alien: Covenant' prologue reveals what happened to Michael Fassbender

It used to be simple: Humans found an alien in space, and unless they were Sigourney Weaver, they became alien chow. No more. There’s a new prologue for the forthcoming “Alien: Covenant” — its second so far, after its prior, which shows the exciting act of one spaceship...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:54pm