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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PENNY DREADFUL: Timothy Dalton on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 | ©2015 Showtime

In creator John Logan’s Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, nobody is having an easy time of it in late nineteenth-century London. American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is dealing with his dual nature and the death of his girlfriend Brona (Billie Piper), whose corpse has been appropriated by Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) to make a mate for his original creation (Rory Kinnear). Medium Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green, is coping with demonic possession. Sir Malcolm Murray, played by Timothy Dalton, is at the center of all these people, and more. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: John Logan on Season 2 – Interview

PENNY DREADFUL - Season 2 - Key Art | ©2015 Showtime

As PENNY DREADFUL creator/executive producer John Logan notes, “No two witches are the same, no two vampires are the same, no two demonically-possessed women are the same.” Viewers of the Showtime series were likely to have figured this out from first season, and now second season is upon us, Sundays at 10 PM. We see not only the further experiences of gunfighter/demon fighter-with-a-huge secret Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Devil-possessed psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), his loyal aide Sembene (Danny Sapani), ageless Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), his Creature (Rory Kinnear) […]Read On »

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Interview: PENNY DREADFUL creator John Logan on his new horror series

Harry Treadaway in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 1 | ©2014 Showtime

Put together Victorian England in 1891, add an expatriate American sharpshooter (Josh Hartnett) attached to a traveling Wild West show, an ambitious spiritualist (Eva Green), a monster hunter (Timothy Dalton) and Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and assorted other supernatural entities, make it very scary and sexy, and you’ve got Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL, which premieres its eight-episode first season Sunday, May 11 at 10 PM. PENNY DREADFUL is the first television series created by the prolific John Logan, who won a Tony Award for his stage play RED. His screenplays for GLADIATOR, THE AVIATOR and HUGO were nominated for Oscars; […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SKYFALL

SKYFALL movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures/MGM

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, based on the character created by Ian Fleming Director: Sam Mendes Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony/M-G-M Release Date: November 9, 2012 If pressed to define exactly what makes a James Bond movie a James Bond movie, as opposed to some other sort of spy thriller, not too many people would be able to give a specific response. SKYFALL, the newest installment in the chronicles of British secret agent 007, provides an answer. It may not be […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HUGO

HUGO movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law Writer: John Logan, based on the novel THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick Director: Martin Scorsese Distributor: Paramount Release Date: November 23, 2011 Anyone not acquainted with the subject matter of Brian Selznick’s book THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET might wonder what about it caused Martin Scorsese to decide to make a family film. The attraction becomes clear while watching director Scorsese’s HUGO, from John Logan’s screenplay […]Read On »

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