‘Prometheus’- the ‘Alien’ prequel on HBO Max and HBO platforms

Ridley Scott has taken pains to explain that Prometheus (2012) is not a prequel to Alien but a film that comes from the same DNA. That’s a bit disingenuous, considering how meticulously (and often very cleverly) it sets up the building blocks of Alien, but his pointed use of the term DNA is telling. It […]

The original Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy with Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist

The original ‘Dragon Tattoo Trilogy’ on Amazon Prime Video and free on Kanopy and Hoopla

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, a trio of novels that teams up a disgraced journalist with a punk hacker, was an international phenomenon. The books sold millions in translation across the globe and were brought to the screen in Sweden, both in feature films and extended versions for TV. David Fincher directed an English-language version of […]

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in the Netflix Original Film directed by David Ayer

What to stream: Cops, orcs, and elves in ‘Bright’ on Netflix, ‘Gunpowder’ on HBO, ‘Dunkirk’ on VOD, and more

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Netflix debuts its most expensive original feature yet: the cop thriller Bright (2017, not rated) set in an alternate universe Los Angeles. Will Smith is a cop who teams up with […]