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Author - Witney Seibold

We Review Alien: Covenant

We review Alien: Covenant I may personally be one of the only enthused fans of Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus, but I am not the only person who is going to be disappointed by Scott’s follow-up film Alien: Covenant, the sixth film in the Alien series (although it may be the eighth, if you count the Alien vs. Predator movies, which...

Review: ‘Suicide Squad’

One cannot fault Warner Bros. for their economy. With Suicide Squad – the third film in their ambitious and expansive multi-film DC comics movie series – studio executives shrewdly elected to introduce their cinematic universe’s supervillains all at once, dumping them, like two scoops of raisins, into the overpopulated bowl of superhero...

Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

There was a time when Star Trek strode the Earth like a might colossus, unshakable in its success, unerring in its ethos, unmatched in its merchandising. There was a time when two new Star Trek series were airing simultaneously, movies were making money (sometimes) at the box office, and Trek conventions were bigger business than ever. Around 2000...

Review: ‘Ghostbusters’

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters has been one of the most hotly anticipated remakes to come along since Hollywood’s wholesale pirate plundering of Gen-X nostalgia first began about 12 or 13 years ago. It has finally come to bear, and the truth can finally be discovered: It’s merely adequate. Ghostbusters, a remake of the...

Review: ‘The BFG’

Back in 1970, beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, perhaps against his better judgment, hesitantly allowed Paramount to make a film version of his hit 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The resulting film, 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder – has become an...