Ladies and gentlemen, that sainted time of year is once again upon us. Stuffed to the eyeballs with carbohydrate-loaded food, we suck in our guts, put on our finest ensemble of pajama pants and Crocs, and venture out to the nearest mall/shopping center/big box retailer/gas station/roadside flea market to secure gifts for the ones we love. Meanwhile, the ones we tolerate will simply have to suffice with “A Tree Has Been Planted In Your Name” certificates and that fruitcake your grandfather accidentally sat on during Sunday dinner.
As we do every time around this time, Geeks Of Doom has provided for you a comprehensive guide to the finest films and TV series released to DVD and Blu-ray in 2017 (if you’re holding out for laserdisc or Betamax editions of these titles, I both pity and respect you) for you and yours to enjoy for generations to come.
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The Book Of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual Hardcover
By Owen Williams
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: November 14, 2017
Remember those video game guide books that were sold in the magazine section at local book stores? Imagine if someone took one of those and turned it into a gorgeous hardcover coffee-table book with high quality images throughout. That’s what it felt like reading The Book of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual by Owen Williams. The book, from Harper Design, doubles as a beautiful assortment of photos and artwork from the Alien franchise as well as an interactive game you play on your phone.
Alien: Covenant Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: John Logan and Dante Harper
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, DemiÃ¡n Bichir
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: May 19, 2017
The truth is that while I liked Alien: Covenant, I didn’t love it. What’s tragic, aside for the future the prequel sets humanity up for, is that all it would have taken to make the film phenomenal was some small tweaks and changes.
Alien: Covenant lacks the same emotional heights sci-fi fans associate with Ridley Scott’s film of 1979 or James Cameron’s 1986 sequel, though it’s not without merit. Chief among the complaints is that the new film seems to sit on the franchise’s laurels rather than push it forward in the way Casino Royale did for James Bond or Logan did for X-Men. It’s been 38 years since the original Alien thriller, but this movie lacks some of the lauded learnings and innovations of modern science fiction cinema.
Two very different entertainment universes are colliding in a cross-promotion between director Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, and the hit Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty.
In the short video, Rick and Morty are on one of their adventures when they receive a distress beacon. While investigating, they encounter a dreaded facehugger. Thankfully they—or at least Rick—is unknowingly prepared for this, discovering one way to survive such an attack.
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Alien: Covenant, the newest chapter of the Alien film franchise will hit theaters in just a few short weeks. In that time we are likely to see a lot more clips and learn a little bit more about the franchise itself.
Among those things we are learning, director Ridley Scott admits that he made a few mistakes in Prometheus. Also, when the next film starts production. And that’s not all. Fox has also released a new clip, that just reinforces my absolute fear in the idea of facehuggers. Check it all out below.