Movie Review: ALIEN COVENANT

ALIEN COVENANT poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz Writers: John Logan and Dante Harper, story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: May 19, 2017 Ask any prospective audience member what genre they expect ALIEN COVENANT to belong to and the answers will be horror, space horror, monster movie or some variation thereof. ALIEN COVENANT broadly fits these parameters – it has aliens of various shapes and sizes that […]Read On »

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HUNTERS: Natalie Chaidez and Gale Anne Hurd talk new Syfy series – Exclusive Interview

Mark Coles in HUNTERS - Season 1 | ©2016 Syfy/Peter Brew-Beven

In Syfy’s Monday-night series HUNTERS, created by Natalie Chaidez, a new division of the government investigates whether certain terrorists are really extraterrestrials, and vice-versa. Chaidez, previously a writer/producer on HEROES, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and 12 MONKEYS, is also one of HUNTERS’ executive producers. Another executive producer on the show is Gale Anne Hurd, a force behind such projects as TERMINATOR, ALIENS and THE WALKING DEAD. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you describe the basic setup of HUNTERS? GALE ANNE HURD: Imagine that we’re living in a world and aliens are indeed among us. And we’re not quite sure what their […]Read On »

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TEXAS RISING: Bill Paxton talks about playing Sam Houston – exclusive interview

Bill Paxton in TEXAS RISING | ©2015 History Channel

In the History Channel’s miniseries TEXAS RISING, Monday nights at 9 PM, the Alamo has fallen and Sam Houston, played by Bill Paxton, has to simultaneously hold off the Mexican Army and calm down his own men, who don’t understand why Houston won’t let them attack. Paxton has plenty of experience playing military types, from a Colonial Marine in James Cameron’s ALIENS to turncoat Agent John Garrett in an arc on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Other significant projects have included starring in five seasons of HBO’s BIG LOVE, as famous feuder Randall McCoy in History Channel’s HATFIELDS & McCOYS, a co-starring […]Read On »

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Video Game Review: MORNINGSTAR: DESCENT TO DEADROCK

MORNINGSTAR puts the gamer in a desperate attempt to get off a deserted planet | © 2015 Phoenix Online

Developer: Red Herring Labs Distributor: Phoenix Online Publishing Platform: PC and Mac Available: Steam, Humble Bundle and other third party retail stores Price: $9.99 The era of remaking older games with a fresh coat of paint and then offering them to a wider audience is growing. Now, that applies to point-and-click webgames such as MORNINGSTAR: DESCENT TO DEADROCK which is coming to PC and Mac. MORNINGSTAR has been remastered to include new high definition cinematics that take place mostly during the beginning and end of the game as well as during times when you accomplish a task. But also they […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WRECK-IT RALPH

Wreck it Ralph | (c) 2012 Walt Disney

Rating: PG Stars (voices): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk Writers: Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee, story by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston Director: Rich Moore Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: November 2, 2012 TOY STORY was far from the first tale of playthings coming to life once humans were out of sight. The movie’s success owed everything to its execution and details. WRECK-IT RALPH likewise starts with this notion – although in this case, the “toys” are the video characters in arcade games – and goes to wonderful, funny, touching places. Less briefly, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Showrunner Glen Mazarra talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 and more

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 key art | ©2012 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

With Season 3 of THE WALKING DEAD debuting tonight on AMC, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazarra who took the time to look back on the events of Season 2 and where the show is heading in Season 3 as our ragtag group of survivors headed by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finally make it to the Prison to find safe haven from the “walkers” (aka the living dead). Two big fan favorite characters from the Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard created comic will also be joining Season 3 including the villainous The Governor (David Morrissey) and warrior […]Read On »

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PROMETHEUS Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

Prometheus | (c) 2012 Fox Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies PROMETHEUS – If you are a fan of any of the ALIEN movies, specifically the first two, then PROMETHEUS just from the premise alone holds interest and if you are a fanboy or girl, it is something that you have yearned for since LB426 was nuked (it […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE NEIGHBORS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Ian Patrick, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Clara Mamet, Max Charles in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Clara Mamet, Tim Jo, Ian Patrick, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp Writer: Dan Fogelman Director: Chris Koch Network: ABC, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: September 26, 2012 You can’t fault ABC for at least trying something new. Last year, they trotted out their cross-dressing comedy WORK IT (epic fail) and this year they’ve got THE NEIGHBORS, a terribly dated suburban alien comedy that falls completely flat. Ten years ago, a bunch of aliens from the planet Zabvron arrived in a gated New Jersey neighborhood to see if Earth could be inhabitable by […]Read On »

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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS | © 2012 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS – You gotta hand it to Joss Whedon. The guy is pretty damn good. Whether he’s remaking television with FIREFLY and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER or hitting the ginormous jackpot with THE AVENGERS, the guy doesn’t seem to do anything that sucks. […]Read On »

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Blu-Ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Blu-ray | ©2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Jane McNeill, James Allen McCune, Emily Kinney, Scott Wilson Suggested Retail Price: $69.99 The second season of THE WALKING DEAD started off slow, maybe a bit too slow for its own good as the survivors of the zombie apocalypse found themselves finding safe haven on the farm owned by Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson). However, as the season progresses, the farm isn’t as safe as once thought and it results in a kick-ass second half where many of the groups […]Read On »

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