Ridley Scott insists on continuing with his plan to make prequels to ALIEN, even though the whole endeavor is turning out rather terribly. Obviously Scott doesn't agree with my "terrible" opinion. And honestly, even though I was underwhelmed by PROMETHEUS and didn't like ALIEN: COVENANT, I do see that the prequel series needs to have at least one more installment so it can come to a conclusion. Scott keeps ending these things on cliffhangers, so we can't just scrap the idea.
While I thought SAW: LEGACY was a fine title for the upcoming SAW sequel from directors Michael and Peter Spierig, Lionsgate obviously disagreed and have decided to take a different approach. An approach along the lines of the ROCKY series going from ROCKY V to ROCKY BALBOA. The next SAW movie isn't going to be called SAW VIII, SAW 8, or SAW followed by a subtitle. The next SAW movie has officially been titled JIGSAW.
Director Sofia Coppola's take on will be in theatres by the end of this month, so now is the time to look back on the original BEGUILED, which was a 1971 Clint Eastwood / Don Siegel collaboration. I wanted this week's Face-Off to deal with that film in some way, and when considering movies to put up against it there was one which really volunteered itself. It's another 1971 release that shares star Eastwood and has at its core the same idea of Eastwood facing the fury of a woman scored.
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Selecting a term
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