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Review: Aliens

Aliens is a horror-film spectacular, a dark and exhilarating epic that keeps building.
Loving the Aliens
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Alien

Be forewarned: sleep won't come easily the night you see Alien .
Oh, The Horror! The creature-feature enters a new realm
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Prometheus

The best films in the Alien series, Ridley Scott's original and James Cameron's pluralized follow-up, didn't bother much with pondering the meaning of it all. The only film that did so, Alien 3 , is the worst.
Ridley Scott's monumental and busy return
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: The Grey

At the center of this superior stranded-men-picked-off-by-external-threat thriller is Ottway, an anguished loner powerfully played by Liam Neeson.
Man vs. wolves
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  January 27, 2012

Life In 95 Minutes: Ridley Scott's New Documentary Records One Day Worldwide


Time capsules are primarily produced as elementary school class projects, leaving history in the hands of archivists most concerned with the preservation of their Pokemon...
By Katie Lannan  |  August 03, 2011
Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"

Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"


It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's uncool to bring...
By Peter Keough  |  March 31, 2011


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Viral bloodsuckers for the summer

It might require you to buy a bigger beach tote, but there's no doubt that summer's must-read is Justin Cronin's The Passage , a hulking 766-page epic that traces the genesis and fallout of apocalyptic viral vampirism.
Could The Passage be the best vampire novel?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Splice

Like its synthetic creature, Dren (Delphine Chanéac), Vincenzo Natali’s unwieldy but provocative thriller recombines DNA from many different movie and literary sources.
Splitting heirs: Variety is the life of Splice
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010
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Review: Robin Hood (2010)

“And so the legend begins . . . ”
  The more the merrier? Hardly.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010
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Review: Lady Gaga at the Wang

Lady Gaga, resplendent, striding onto the stage of the Wang Theatre, has just removed an intricate half-Egyptian/half-Wagnerian headdress from her person, freeing her enormous blonde hairdo from its confinement.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009


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Review: Moon

Duncan Jones begins his first feature with an infomercial for "Lunar Industries, Ltd" that celebrates Lunar's solution to global warming: strip-mining the surface of the moon for "Helium 3," an isotope that can provide a limitless source of non-pollutin
Duncan Jones's debut is more alienation than Alien
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 19, 2009
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008
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The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008
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Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

What a fitting subtitle for Fox’s latest offense to fans of not one but two venerable sci-fi properties.
Genre futility
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 31, 2007


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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Neither the dick nor the dancer is entirely “human,” but that’s the clever conceit of Ridley Scott’s dystopian vision of 2019 Los Angeles.
A cohesive revision from Ridley Scott
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 14, 2007
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Selling points

Jay-Z’s new album shares its title with the new Ridley Scott film about Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
Jay-Z ties his fortunes to American Gangster
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  November 14, 2007
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Interview: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007
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Shafted

American Gangster , Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Mark Jacobson’s New York magazine article about ’70s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, is as generic as the title.
Ridley Scott packages American Gangster
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 31, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007


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Sound bites

In space, so the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien goes, nobody can hear you scream.
Sunshine sheds little light on the sci-fi genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2007
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The man who knew too much

Around the age of 13, Philip K. Dick started having a recurring dream.
Philip K. Dick enters the Library of America
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 28, 2007
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Cinema of Shadows

It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is  every film is about the war?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007
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The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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A Good Year

Ridley Scott, modern master of the epic canvas, directs his eye toward a French renaissance piece, revisiting the milieu of his debut feature, 1977’s The Duellists , though the result has more in common with his 2003 effort, Matchstick Men. Watch the
Not so good a movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 08, 2006


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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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True Dick?

Philip K. Dick saw into the future, man, the FUTURE. Scanner brained: Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly . By Peter Keough A slacker darkly: Why Dick likes Dick. By Peter Keough
Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 05, 2006
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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006