For all the talk of Prometheus "sharing the same DNA" as Alien, Ridley Scott's prequel doesn't bear much family resemblance to its granddaddy. The economy of horror that served his 1979 effort so well is replaced by a big-budget, star-gazing sci-fi that wants you to know it has size on its side. Hugely ambitious and staggering in its grand designs, Prometheus is almost hamstrung by the fact it is an Alien movie at all – the mishmash of grotesque body-horror and chin-stroking existentialism does not always make for the most coherent movie, but it is at least an entertaining one and certainly no black mark on the franchise.
Great news for fans of Nic Cage's inimitable, eccentric acting style: Ghost Rider 2 contains some truly classic batshit Cage moments that seem destined to grace gifs and YouTube clips across the Internet. Bad news for everyone else: otherwise, the film is pretty rubs.
It's a proud moment when gets to share the same breathing space as Sir Nicolas of Cage. The man - nay, the legend - has not only provided us with years of onscreen entertainment, but also a lifetime's worth of curious offscreen antics and reason for much debate and deliberation. Needless to say, if he knew the amount of love we have shown him on the site over the years, I probably would have been asked to leave the room.
Amazing first official still from Ridley Scott's eagerly anticipated Alien prequel, starring the hottest cast in Hollywood and written by one of the most in-demand scribes in the business. Your hopes: lift them higher!
The promotional material for The A-Team claims that "There is no Plan B", and yet the release of both The Losers and The Expendables this summer proves that there's no shortage of other crack commando units surviving as soldiers of fortune. And with The Losers beating the others to the punch with a film that delivers enough ridiculous action to compete with Hannibal and co's Tank vs. Plane trailer moment, you have to pity the fools that now have to follow it.
Can we get a moratorium on horror films featuring scary children? Pale-faced kids are ten-a-penny and ceased being scary around about the time The Grudge started to get old (that's about eight years ago for anyone still counting). The Unborn is the latest chiller to put faith in a pint-sized spook, but it's a film so desperately...
With the original writer and director team, Alex Garland, and Danny Boyle, otherwise occupied with Sunshine, and breakout stars Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris tied up with Batman and Jack Sparrow respectively, one could be forgiven for being rather pessimistic about this sequel to 2002's surprise hit 28 Days Later.