How to have a good time at 'Alien: Covenant': A 5-step guide

For starters, it helps if you're actually looking at the screen instead of ... whatever that is. A can lid? Image: 20th Century Fox The reviews are in, and they're ... well. Much like Prometheus before it, Alien: Covenant is turning out to be a severely polarizing movie. But that doesn't mean Alien: Covenant isn't worth seeing, or that you won't like it. You just need to know how to like it. That's where we come in. SEE ALSO: Rick and Morty discover key to defeating 'Alien' facehuggers Much of the mixed reaction to Alien: Covenant seems to stem from the fact that it's not necessarily the movie that Alien fans were expecting. So we're to run down everything you need for a guaranteed* good time at Alien: Covenant. (* Note: good time not actually guaranteed. See #6.) 1. Don't expect a classic Alien movie This guy isn't in the […] Read more »

Nicole Kidman in Cannes: her tortuous journey to Queen of the Croisette

Shes been a blond vamp, an American princess and a thorn in Lars Von Triers side. But 2017 looks set to be Nicole Kidmans greatest Cannes yet The official social media hashtags for this years Cannes film festival are #Cannes2017 and #Cannes70. But maybe it should be #Nicolefest and #Nicolepalooza. Because Nicole Kidman is set to dominate, with no fewer than four entries in the official selection. In all her sculpted blond tallness, looming over most of the grinning menfolk on the red carpet, she is going to be a Cannes fixture. Kidman is in season two of Jane Campions Top of the Lake, which Cannes is showcasing as part of its new policy of admitting top-of-the-range TV series. She plays an Australian mother, Julia, whose story dovetails with that of Detective Robin Griffin, played by Elisabeth Moss. In John Cameron Mitchells How to Talk to Girls at Parties, adapted […] Read more »