'Alien: Covenant' is Slick Return to Sci-Fi Horror Roots

'Alien: Covenant' is Slick Return to Sci-Fi Horror Roots

The Alien franchise remains the best-looking sci-fi franchise out there, and likely the best-acted, too. In the latest addition to the collection (Alien: Covenant, out Friday), director Ridley Scott follows up on 2014's masterful Prometheus but returns to the franchise's darker horror roots.

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Cedar Lee Theatre to Screen Old School 3-D Films

Way back in the 1950s, Hollywood studios started showing movies in widescreen formats and in 3D to combat the growing popularity of television. Between 1952...

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Pride Month Film Series Hits Capitol Theatre Next Week

If you're in desperate need of a break from glitzy summer blockbusters, superheroes and Smurfs, Capitol Theatre has you covered. Next month, they'll be...

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10 Films Coming to the Cinematheque This Summer You Won't Want to Miss

The Cleveland Institute of Art's sleek arthouse Cinematheque theater is a treasure trove for those looking to watch old and obscure films. Even The New...

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Richard Gere Turns 'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' Into a Compelling Drama

While he’s had a number of good roles over the course of a career that dates back to the '70s, Richard Gere is in especially...

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Update: 'My Friend Dahmer,' a Film Based on Local Cartoonist Derf's Graphic Novel, to Receive a Theatrical Release in the Fall

Update: My Friend Dahmer, the film based on the book by local graphic novelist and cartoonist John "Derf" Backderf, made such a splash at the Tribeca festival...

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is Refreshing Take on Arthurian Lore

Charlie Hunnam plays Arthur in Guy Ritchie's latest, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which opens today in wide release. It's a passable summer PG-13...

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‘Snatched’ Lets a Good Premise Go to Waste

Despite the decades that separate them, seventysomething comedic actress Goldie Hawn and thirtysomething comedic actress Amy Schumer make for a good team. Hawn can feign...

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Spotlight: 'The Wall'

It's frankly surprising that in today's political climate a movie called The Wall has nothing to do with Mexico and illegal immigrants. No, the wall...

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Aut-O-Rama Drive-In to Launch Retro Tuesday Series in June

Back in the 1950s, the drive-in movie theater became a fad. About 5,000 of them dotted the nation. Now, they’re a dying breed. But here...

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Features Some Seriously Good Sci-Fi Fun

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 came to fruition at a time when superhero movies had started to take themselves too seriously. With its yacht...

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Capitol Theatre to Screen 'When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth' as Part of Its Reel Science Series

Cleveland Cinemas and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have teamed up for Reel Science, an ongoing series of films that features an eclectic and...

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Cynthia Nixon Shines, But Emily Dickinson Biopic May Be Dourest of All Time

A Quiet Passion stars Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon as the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Like other biopics that contrive to tell a...

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Spotlight: 'Another Evil'

If the big box office success of Get Out is any indication, the horror genre has shifted from trying to scare audiences to using the set-up...

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Rock Hall to Screen the Late Jonathan Demme's Film About Inductees in July

Late last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced a series of renovations. One of the “long-term” renovations included what the museum dubbed...

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Short Films From Around the Country to Screen at the Canton Film Fest

For the sixth year, the Canton Film Fest will return to downtown Canton for a three-day "film forward event." The festival will feature short films...

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Found Footage Festival Founders to Bring ‘Newly Unearthed VHS Treasures’ to the Grog Shop in May

Twentysomething years ago, Nick Prueher was working at a McDonald's in Wisconsin when he happened upon a custodial training video in the break room. He popped it...

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'Free Fire' is Jokey Ensemble Shootout Comedy

It seems indelicate to recommend a movie that features gun violence so prominently (and so flippantly) in the immediate wake of the Steve Stephens incident,...

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Spotlight: 'David Lynch: The Art Life'

You might expect a documentary about David Lynch to discuss and interpret the slew of hugely influential films that he's directed. However, David Lynch: The Art...

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'Cars 3' Promotional Event Headed to Public Square

In order to help hype the upcoming release of the new Disney-Pixar film, Cars 3, a promotional tour dubbed Road to the Races will roll...

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Casablanca to Screen, Libations to Flow, at Swanky Capitol Theatre Gala Friday

The Friends of the Capitol Theatre group and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will host a gala Friday evening to raise money for the...

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'Repo Man' Screens Tonight at the Capitol Theatre as Part of the Late Shift Series

Cleveland Cinemas’ Late Shift series, a program dedicated to the nostalgic cult and camp cinema that we love and cherish even though it’s certainly not...

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