Alien: Covenant

Does Katherine Waterston know what is going on with the ‘Alien’ franchise? Here’s what she told us

Katherine Waterston has revealed that even she doesn’t know what is going on with “Alien: Covenant 2,” admitting that she could easily have a huge or tiny role to play in its future. I recently had the chance to speak to Waterston about her role in “State Like Sleep,...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:20pm

Did Spielberg predict the failure of The Mummy, King Arthur and Alien: Covenant 4 years ago?

Trust Steven Spielberg to see the writing on the wall four years before anyone else. It was June 2013 when Steven Spielberg predicted the “implosion” of the film industry while discussing just how reliant studios had become on blockbusters worth between $150 and $200 million. “...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:03pm

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' director Ridley Scott 'heads for wider universe' in latest installment

Ridley Scott, the English director of three of the sci-fi horror "Alien" films, says he is heading into a wider universe with the latest in the series: "Alien:Covenant." The franchise has produced nearly 40 years of sequels and prequels, numerous books, toys and video games....

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:07pm

'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

'Alien: Covenant' behind-the-scenes: What to expect from the bloody new film

We’re standing in an empty reservoir in the Potts Hill section of Sydney, Australia. Before us lies a sea of charred humans, frozen in anguished poses a la the victims of Pompeii. Later we’re inside a giant warehouse, gawking in majesty at the so-called “hall of heads”...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:00pm