‘Alien: Covenant’ Review: Ridley Scott Produces A Predictable Yet Effective Prequel Sequel

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Ridley Scott continues to dazzle fans of the Alien franchise with a return to classic

The charm of the Alien franchise is that it can be anything. It follows suit with its beloved multifaceted creature – the Xenomorph. Alien was a suspenseful horror-sci-fi hybrid that was unlike anything before. Aliens was a full on action adventure movie that was loads of fun. Alien 3 was a shaky thriller that could have been better. Alien: Resurrection was a silly 80s-like action movie with too much on its sleeve. And Prometheus was a clear cerebral sci-fi with interesting questions. While shades of Prometheus are present, Alien: Covenant successfully merges Alien and Aliens to create an ambitious film that will please all sides of the equation.

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Film Inquiry – THE DISCOVERY: A Failed Attempt At An Interesting Idea

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Netflix has been trying to get in the movie game for a while now. They sent out plenty of well-made and entertaining shows like Daredevil and Stranger Things, and now, they want to make the big ones. However, their attempt to get into the movie business hasn’t been successful as of late. Recently, Netflix hired big name talent in hopes that it will change their bad fortune around. As competently made as The Discovery is, though, the movie follows suit with every other Netflix movie in the past.

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‘Logan’ Review: Hugh Jackman’s Last Performance Is Emotional And Important

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Hugh Jackman’s final performance brings about a thought-provoking and emotional comic book movie

With Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart officially leaving the franchise, the X-Men movies’ future has never been so lost yet so confident. What both new entries of the franchise have made it clear is that new additions are welcomed and possible. As their veterans sign off,  new additions become more important.

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‘Get Out’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Clever Commentary On Race Results In A Horror Masterpiece

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Daniel Kaluuya’s strong performance shines in this racial horror-comedy

Everyone knows that racism is scary. But only people of color experience it first hand. When thinking about racism, slavery, and Hitler probably come to mind. Sadly, in this seemingly ‘post-racist’ world, there still subtle racism and Get Out forces it viewers to come face to face with it. This isn’t the kind of racism that existed during the time of slavery nor is it the kind of racism that black people face in the 1960s. This is the kind of awkward cringeworthy everyday racism. They are the “we voted for Obama, just to let you know” kind of racism.

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Review: An Action Movie Sequel For Art House Fans

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The canine-loving Boogeyman is back, and it has never looked this good

The first John Wick impressively took a rather far-fetched plot and made it work. Never in a million years would I have thought that a guy who goes on a murderous rampage because his dog got kill would make such a compelling and beautiful movie. John Wick: Chapter 2 takes a far-fetched plot and builds a far-fetched world where everyone kills everyone and surprisingly, it still works. All of it still works perfectly.

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‘The Bye Bye Man’ Review: A Lazy And Pointless Boogeyman Tale

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Don’t think it, don’t say it and most importantly, don’t see it

Look, does anyone think that The Bye Bye Man was actually going to be good? We’re in January and this month has never been kind to horror movies in the past. Looking back at last year, we got The Forest, and in other years we got Texas Chainsaw 3D and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, in which each one was terrible. The Bye Bye Man is no different and fits right in with those January horror movies.

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Golden Globes 2017: All The Winners

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Who should have won and who won big at the 74th Golden Globes Awards?

It’s awards season! Even if you are on the side of humanity where you hate awards for any given reason, you should still see what big impact these have on movies. I, myself, am not particularly a big fan of awards as none of the deserving films usually end up winning. This year I crowned Arrival as my favorite movie of 2016, and it’s only nominated in 2 categories.

Anyways, as I drown in my own sorrow, I will make my predictions of who will win and who should win for each of the categories. I am also going to do it for TV as well. As the winners come in, I will update this list to show you who won. Finally, follow me on Twitter (@ZDoiron13) where I will live tweet as I watch the Golden Globes. Here are my predictions for the 74th Golden Globes Awards.

**Last updated at 12 AM on January 9th**

La La Land is the clear front runner for the Oscars winning all 7 categories it was up for. With 7 wins, La La Land also becomes the film with the most Golden Globes ever. The other Best Picture contender, Moonlight, came up short winning only 1 of its 6 nominations. Moonlight who had won a lot more awards coming into the Golden Globes will come in as the underdog for Best Picture at the Oscars. However, the most shocking moment came at the every start as Aarron Taylor-Johnson ended up upsetting Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The rest of the night only solidified what we already knew. Viola Davis winning Best Supporting Actress and Casey Affleck winning Best Actor. Isabelle Huppert was won Best Actress for her role in Elle. Zootopia wins Best Animation beating out Moana and Kubo.

As for TV, The Night Manager ended up the big winner taking 3 out 4 nominations. Right on its tail was The People vs. O.J Simpson winning Best Limited Series and Sarah Paulson winning Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. Other winners included Atlanta and Donald Glover winning 2 nominations.

Here are all the winners as well as my predictions for each category:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Best Director — Motion Picture

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Amy Adams, Arrival *SHOULD WIN*
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle (W) *WILL WIN*
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (W) *WILL WIN*
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge 
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences *SHOULD WIN*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

  • Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  • Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
  • Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
  • Emma Stone, La La Land (W) *SHOULD WIN*
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins *WILL WIN*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Viola Davis, Fences (W) *WILL WIN*
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight *SHOULD WIN*
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Animated

  • Kubo and the Two Strings *SHOULD WIN*
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Sing
  • Zootopia (W) *WILL WIN*

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land (W) *WILL WIN*
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight *SHOULD WIN*
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water 

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land (W) *WILL WIN*
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival *SHOULD WIN*
  • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
  • Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer, Hidden Figures 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
  • City of Stars, La La Land (W) *WILL WIN AND SHOULD WIN*
  • Faith, Sing
  • Gold, Gold
  • How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Divines (France)
  • Elle (France) (W)  *WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN*
  • Neruda (Chile)
  • The Salesman (Iran/France)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Television Series — Drama

  • The Crown, Netflix (W)
  • Game of ThronesHBO *WILL WIN*
  • Stranger ThingsNetflix *SHOULD WIN*
  • This Is UsNBC
  • WestworldHBO

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • AtlantaFX (W)
  • Black-ish, ABC
  • Mozart in the JungleAmazon
  • TransparentAmazon *WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN*
  • Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • American Crime, ABC
  • The Dresser, Starz
  • The Night Manager, AMC
  • The Night Of, HBO *SHOULD WIN*
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX (W) *WILL WIN*

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Claire Foy, The Crown (W)
  • Keri Russell, The Americans *SHOULD WIN*
  • Winona Ryder, Stranger Things *WILL WIN*
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot *WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN*
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (W)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta (W) *SHOULD WIN*
  • Nick Nolte, Graves
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent *WILL WIN*

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin *SHOULD WIN*
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (W) *WILL WIN*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Riz Ahmed, The Night Of *SHOULD WIN*
  • Bryan Cranston, All the Way
  • Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (W) *WILL WIN*
  • John Turturro, The Night Of
  • Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
  • Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (W) *WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN*
  • Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
  • Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story *SHOULD WIN*
  • Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (W) *WILL WIN*
  • John Lithgow, The Crown
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
  • John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (W)
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones *SHOULD WIN*
  • Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
  • Mandy Moore, This Is Us 
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld *WILL WIN*

What are your predictions for the Golden Globes?