Monthly Archives: May 2017

Necessary Evil

Alien Cov - SWhile it’s not the summer scare-fest you anticipated, “Alien: Covenant” is a necessary step in the “Alien” franchise story arc. Structurally sound, it manages to continue the “Alien” origin story with a savvy mix of gothic horror and sci-fi that ultimately succumbs to its B-movie beginnings. Continue reading

A Square Peg

The Circle-SDespite an interesting premise looking to condemn the dangers of advancing technology and social media, “The Circle” is an unthrilling thriller that lumbers along like a blind, toothless tiger: it’s unable to be scare or appear dangerous and doesn’t have the sight needed to capitalize on its credo of ‘knowledge is power,’ thus becoming a powerless parable. Continue reading