Tag: Ridley Scott

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

“Alien: Covenant” has been getting me through my life as of late. Recently, with the unexpected passing of my grandfather, who acted as a father-figure in my life, I’ve been working toward the payoff of seeing “Alien: Covenant” following my exams. I didn’t care whether it was good or bad, I just needed the release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

| April 22, 2017 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

I’ve made my feelings on found footage films pretty clear in my brief time here at the Niner Times. While there were some films that really turned the sub-genre on its head, the trend has quickly devolved into the laughing stock of the horror community. Last year, Lionsgate really hyped up the official sequel to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Morgan’ is a fiendish little debut for a promising filmmaker

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Morgan’ is a fiendish little debut for a promising filmmaker

If we take this journey of mine back to the start, my first review I ever (accidentally) wrote on my Facebook was to a film called “Cracks” in 2011. The film, starring Eva Green, detailed the loss of innocence and trust in a superior figure at an all girls school in the early 20th century. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Concussion’ is a solid film with a great commentary

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Concussion’ is a solid film with a great commentary

My father is a massive football fan, so it makes sense that I grew up around the sport. Despite the fact I never played, watched or ever even cared about the sport, it was there. Tennessee Volunteers for collegiate football and Pittsburgh Steelers for professional football was the name of the game in the Heilman […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

| October 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

Spring break 2015 involved me driving from Charlotte to Atlanta, back to Charlotte and then back to Durham, a total of 10 hours of driving, which fit perfectly for the new 10-hour audiobook I snagged off of Amazon for the trip, this book being “The Martian.” During this time, 10 hours went by as if […]

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