May 20, 2017
The Weekend Read: A ‘Twin Peaks’ Refresher, the Scariest Haunted House ever, and Two Very Different ‘Alien: Covenant’ Reviews
The Weekend Read compiles all of the /Film original features published in the past week. In this week’s line-up of reviews, lists, editorials and more, find two polar-opposite reviews of Alien: Covenant, a look at what may be the most terrifying haunted house experience ever concocted, a reminder of everything you should know before watching Twin Peaks season 3, and so much more.
Film and TV Reviews
Alien: Covenant is a thoughtful science fiction movie and a gnarly monster mash, says Karen Han.
And in response, here is Josh Spiegel’s very negative review of Alien: Covenant.
Who came out in top in the latest episode of Better Call Saul? Karen Han has the answer.
In his latest Fargo review, Jack Giroux determines who made the biggest mistake in “The House of Special Purpose.”
Vanessa Bogart bows before Shadow Moon in her latest American Gods review.
Alex Riviello narrows down the most awkward moment in the new Silicon Valley.
Columns and Regular Features
The next edition of The Unpopular Opinion finds Matthew Monagle going to bat for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
In the new The Best Movies You Haven’t Seen, Rob Hunter takes a look at the greatest unheralded movie monsters.
Let Jacob Hall guide you through the first Star Trek: Discovery footage in our latest Trailer Breakdown.
Essays and Interviews
Before you dive into Twin Peaks season 3, brush up on everything you need to know from the past seasons, courtesy of Ben Pearson.
After watching all seven movies featuring xenomorphs, Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux teamed up to write about the 15 greatest moments in the Alien series.
Kyle Turner explores a peculiar James Bond lawsuit and what it says about the 007 series as a whole.
Why can’t Marvel Studios fail? Scott Beggs explains how the Marvel system engineers your loyalty.
Remember that cryptic line of dialogue from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer? Lucas Siegel is pretty sure he knows what it means.
How scary is the Blackout haunted house? So scary that it deeply upset serious horror movie buff Alex Riviello at the Overlook Film Festival.
Explore the world of Ridley Scott’s director’s cuts and extended editions, with Chris Evangelista as your guide.
Snatched director Jonathan Levine chats with Jack Giroux about shooting comedy and a Wackness sequel.
In honor of the new movie, Alex Riviello ranked as many of the (usually bad) Alien video games as possible.
/Answers and /Response
The /Film crew recount the movie scenes that terrified them the most.
The scariest movie scenes of all time, as submitted by /Film readers.