The title of Alien: Covenant directly refers to the spaceship carrying the film’s human characters, and indirectly refers to the film’s most pervasive theme: The tense relationship between gods and their creations. Students of the Old Testament learn about God’s covenant with Abraham, which promised the prophet the land of Israel in exchange for, among other things, his male descendants’ foreskin. Some gods work in mysterious ways; the ones in Alien: Covenant certainly do.
With every new studio release, Ridley Scott likes to remind us all of his background in advertising. The director behind the canonized “Nineteen Eighty-Four” Macintosh commercial tends to mount an inventive promotional campaign for each of his motion picture efforts — both Prometheus and The Martian showed off their elaborate, space-ready production design through early faux-featurettes, and Scott has pulled the same move today. This morning saw the release of a “prologue” video titled “The Last Supper” in relation to the upcoming sequel Alien: Covenant, and while it gives viewers a chance to familiarize themselves with the crew of a major interstellar colonization effort, it’s also a chilling bait-and-switch unto itself.
We haven’t seen much from Alien: Covenant since the red band trailer dropped late last year and a few photos here and there. But today brings a brand new photo of the colony ship’s crew (and a guest cameo), which finds everyone smiley and free of danger.
Had enough of those never-ending stills yet? Good news — the Alien: Covenant trailer is here, and it’s equal parts stunning and downright horrifying. Watch as a sinister particle drifts into an android’s ear, cringe as a man leans over a slowly hatching alien egg, marvel at the sweeping, beautiful landscapes of a planet we all know is full of creatures that want to kill us! Oh, and I am never, ever taking a shower again.
Since Eastbound & Down ended last November, fans of the show have been itching for more of the same brand of humor. Looks like we're gonna get it, as HBO has picked up a show from Danny McBride and his writing partner Jody Hill called Vice Principals.
Danny McBride, star of HBO's hilarious Eastbound & Down, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the 4th and final season of the show. During the interview, he admitted that he can't even throw a baseball! Of course, Danny McBride's way of explaining it is really funny. Check out the full interview!
It takes a certain mindset to survive life on the road, and Tenacious D may have just found the perfect roadie. In the group’s latest video, ‘The Roadie,’ none other than ‘Eastbound and Down’ star Danny McBride comes to the duo in their hour of need as Sebastian, the seemingly ultimate stage tech.
The "powers" that be are returning. Kenny Powers that is! The third season of 'Eastbound & Down', starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, premieres Sunday, February 19 on HBO. Here is a 'teaser' for season 3. Video after the jump.
After a drunken night involving sushi, sleeping on the street and an unknown swimming pool, Danny McBride learned first-hand why ’30 Minutes or Less’ co-star Nick Swardson doesn’t often drink.
On Tuesday’s ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ McBride said that Swardson turned down several offers to go drinking. But, once he relented, all hell broke loose.