Ridley Scott resurrects Alien films

Reel Reviewer cinema column, by Jason Day.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Alien: Covenant (out May 12) is the big release of the month from director Ridley Scott, who unleashes the follow-up to his Alien prequel Prometheus after five years.

This film is full of shocks and scares as a space crew sets foot on what looks like a possible human colony.

Then they find a deserted spacecraft and uncover a nest of alien eggs.

For fans of Scott’s epochal 1979 classic, or fans of sci-fi, this movie is not to be missed.

A Dog’s Purpose (May 5):

A dog discovers his purpose in life as he is passed from several owners as he is reincarnated before returning to his original master.

This warm, whimsical, introspective drama is from director Lasse Hallstrom, who also made ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’ in 2009.

Sleepless (May 5):

Jamie Foxx stars as a cop who goes undercover in nightclubs to find his kidnapped son.

The beautiful Michelle Monaghan co-stars in this thriller.

King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword (May 19):

With The Vikings and The Last Kingdom on TV, there is no better time to release another big screen stab at the Arthurial legend of yore.

Guy Ritchie directs, injecting his brand of modern humour and free wheeling, laddish anarchy into an old-hat story, much as he did with his Sherlock Holmes movies.

Charlie Hunnam plays King Arthur with Jude Law as baddie Vortigern.

Snatched (May 19):

This comedy stars Amy Schumer as a woman who, after being dumped, takes her ultra cautious mother Goldie Hawn on a holiday to paradise.

It’s a dream pairing that results in some golden comedy.

Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 26):

For fans of the hugely successful books by Jeff Kinney, this third movie about an irrepressible wimp and his journey through life will no doubt delight.

It details a comic road-trip with his parents as Greg tries to get to a gaming convention.

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This column was first published in the May issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition by clicking on this link, or on the photo below.


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