Favorite Scenes: Brett’s death (Alien 1979)

So to pass the time between reviews I’m going to start doing a new wee feature on my blog where I will pick a favorite scene from my favorite films and talk a wee bit about them. It will hopefully mean I’ll be updating this a bit more often as well. Some will be pretty well known scenes but others might be scenes that, while not very well known, had stood out to me personally. So lets kick it off with one of my favorite death scenes of all time, the death of Brett (played by Harry Dean Stanton) from the classic sci-fi/horror Alien. Continue reading

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Review – Rogue One

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“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” These two lines from the opening crawl at the beginning of Star War: A New Hope back in 1977 form the basic plot of Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards entry to one of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history and the first of many planned spin-off films to come. This review is going to have some spoilers so stop reading if you want to avoid them. Continue reading