Prometheus Review – Where’s the Fire?

A few years back my doppelgänger watched Ridley Scott’s 1979 hit film Alien at the behest of some SI readers. Oh, what a disappointment it turned out to be. Maybe, my doppelgänger was smarter than the rabble that went aah and ooh over the movie or perhaps its DNA is too warped to appreciate the […]

Watching Alien, At Last

(Recommended by SI readers Araj and Dr.Lawrence Kutner) After many false starts, we’re finally getting around to watching Alien, the three-decade-old Hollywood space classic. Alien is #47 on the IMDB Top 250 films list and also included in Yahoo’s list of 100 Must Watch Movies Before You Kick the Bucket. The DVD we got from […]

Body of Lies – Disappointing

When you see the chief of CIA’s Near East division Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) taking phone calls from his top agent in the field Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a dangerous mission in the Middle East while simultaneously helping his young son pee straight into the bowl or watching his young daughter throw a ball […]