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Geoff Pevere: Ridley Scott – Mack or Hack?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , on June 29, 2012 by segarini

I’ve let the matter settle and sink in for a couple of weeks, so I think it’s time to say it:Prometheus may be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

This is not stated lightly. I am fully aware that I have seen maybe a hundred thousand or so movies in my lifetime, and that I have seen more bad movies than any reasonable person ought to. That’s why I wanted to give the after-effects of Ridley Scott’s epically appalling exercise in ponderous new-agey wanking some time to clarify their impact. Which they have. Prometheus is a crap movie of legendary and timeless proportions.

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JAIMIE VERNON – IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by segarini

This week I went to see ‘Prometheus’ one of the few films I’ve made time to deliberately go and see this year (the record defying ‘The Avengers’ is the other). As the trailers and teasers have been unfolding for months online I came to realize that I’ve been waiting 32 years for it. Ridley Scott returns to the universe where ‘Alien’ scared the hell out of the world – and space – back in 1979. I didn’t see ‘Alien’ in the theatres during its first run because it was restricted, but when I was 17 I took a job doing janitorial work at the Canadian National Exhibition during the summer of 1980 [the year of the Alice Cooper riot at CNE Stadium]. At the end of our three weeks of low wage grounds sweeping, puke washing, garbage hauling, back breaking labour our supervisor invited us all to a farewell party at his apartment.

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JAIMIE VERNON – Invasion of the Popcorn Snatchers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2012 by segarini

Aside from my life-long obsession with pop music I am also a certified, card carrying cinephile. I’m a sucker for a historical drama, or an action film or cleverly scripted comedy especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the best television can offer is mindless tripe like ‘Flip Your Spouse’, ‘ Lose Weight or Die, You Fat Fuck’ or the sermon of some ratbag preacher who’s pick-pocketing the elderly with one hand while fondling young boys with the other. But I digress…
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