Is 'Alien: Covenant' A Feminist Film Or An Insult To Women?

Is 'Alien: Covenant' A Feminist Film Or An Insult To Women?

Unlike Prometheus, which loosely tried to reference Alien, Covenant fully embraces its place in the franchise, and has several callbacks to behind-the-scenes elements.

"Alien: Covenant", a new installment in Ridley Scott's sci-fi series, opened as the top film in North American theaters, unseating "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" after a two-week run as No. 1. That also puts it withing striking distance of the original Guardians of the Galaxy's $3.33 million lifetime total in less than a month since opening.

From the cast of "Alien: Convenant", actress Katherine Waterson arrives on the red carpet ahead of Sir Ridley Scott's Hand and Footprint ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on May 17, 2017. While past films have kept them in the shadows, building the tension by focusing on the victims as they haplessly scramble to survive, "Alien: Covenant" brings the beasts into the light, showing off their formidable speed and power in the face of brutal firefights. Diehard fans of the franchise will always want to know more about the mythology, but they may find themselves yearning for the blissful ignorance that allowed the earlier films to be more frightening.

Paris climate agreement: What you need to know
German industry associations also criticised Mr Trump's decision, warning that it would harm the global economy and lead to market distortions.

"Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" provided a solid launch to the summer movie season, with more than $300 million in domestic ticket sales so far, Dergarabedian said, although overall grosses are running about 10 percent behind last summer's totals. Despite comedies doing well at the summer box office, Snatched may not have much staying power, seeing as how audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore, a lower grade than Trainwreck (A- on CinemaScore) earned. Seeing as the world in Covenant seems different from the one we see in Prometheus, it's safe to say Shaw and David found what they were looking for.

But it's with the film's release this week that the studio invested a staggering $5.29 million alone.

Everything, Everything debuted at No. 3 with $12 million from 2,801 locations. At least "Alien: Covenant" wasn't overlooked like last weekend's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword". The "Star Wars" films (including special editions and re-issues) have earned $7.7 billion worldwide.

Ben Stokes says England have earned Champions Trophy favourites tag
On both occasions they got the better of India , their only wins against their bitter rivals in a multi-national ICC event. During the toss, English captain Eoin Morgan felt that there was something in the pitch that could help his bowlers.

At #1, Fox's Alien: Covenant debuted with an estimated $36 million, almost 43% of which came from its Friday performance, which included $4.2 million from Thursday previews. On the way to his grandmother's 90's birthday party, Greg has a mastermind plan to get his parents to detour to a video game convention.

With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, the overall domestic summer box office is ten percentage points lower than it was at this time previous year. Here is a look at your Box Office Preview.

Luke Ronchi sends warning before rain wrecks New Zealand hopes against Australia
Willaimson felt that approach may have been partially responsible for the off-colour performance from the Australian bowlers. Earlier, Williamson had won the toss and chosen to bat on what he thought looked a good pitch for run-making.

  • Gatland wants Lions to test son Bryn

    Gatland wants Lions to test son Bryn

    If the All Blacks can find a way of shipping the ball wide, they will be good and play with their flair. Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

    Highlights of the NDP-Green deal in British Columbia

    NDP and Green parties announced a deal that could see them share power in the province's first minority government since 1952. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver said his party will support the NDP for four years in a "stable minority government".
    First phone, then smart glasses? Essential's new patent points to new wearable

    First phone, then smart glasses? Essential's new patent points to new wearable

    According to the filing, the device would work with prescription lenses, photo sensitive lenses, and standard sunglass lenses. Essential launched its first smartphone yesterday, but the company's ambitions go far beyond just Android-powered handsets.
  • War of words between Trump and Merkel continues

    War of words between Trump and Merkel continues

    Germany had its most important crisis with the the post-Cold War era during the first term of President George W. Her spokesman Steffen Seibert, said Monday the chancellor is "a convinced trans-Atlanticist".
    Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit airing on Disney channels

    Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit airing on Disney channels

    The attacker Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena as fans left Ariana's concert just over a week ago.
    Philippines at a grave risk of

    Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis

    He said there may have been confusion because a former Malabang police chief was killed in the fighting - but he was not beheaded. State forces were out to arrest top Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was reportedly coddled by the Maute Group.
  • Many US business leaders disappointed at Trump's Paris withdrawal

    To this end, the agreement included long-term greenhouse gas emissions target contributions for each country. But Trump also pledged to "ensure that the United States remains the world leader on environmental issues ".

    Crude Oil Prices Jumps to $49 Following Inventory Report

    Libya, an OPEC nation that's exempt from the production-cut deal, is said to have increased its output to 3-year highs of late. That target has become hard to hold in recent months with several selloffs causing sharp retreats since early March.
    May seen 13 seats short of majority - YouGov

    May seen 13 seats short of majority - YouGov

    The further drop comes after a YouGov poll conducted for the Times showed the Conservative's lead is down to just 3%. May was taunted by other party leaders for not attending a televised debate with them.
  • Under Armour's Kevin Plank rips decision to exit Paris climate agreement

    Under Armour's Kevin Plank rips decision to exit Paris climate agreement

    His state is joining ranks with Washington and NY in what is being called the United States Climate Alliance (USCA). The U.S. now joins Syria and Nicaragua in being the only countries to reject the deal.

    Looking for leadership from Paris

    The announcement follows Trump's decision to pull out of the climate deal that almost 200 nations agreed to in late 2015. Nicaragua and Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord; the former says it is not ambitious enough.
    Trump misstated our climate change data, MIT researchers say

    Trump misstated our climate change data, MIT researchers say

    Businesses too understand that tackling climate change is the right thing to do and it is good for their bottom line, she said. The U.S. might have walked away from the Paris Agreement , but that doesn't mean all its cities and states will do the same.