James Cameron Action Figure

When it comes to action figures inspired by fan favorite movies of the 1980s, the toy manufacturer NECA has been knocking it out of the park. They especially deserve praise for their spectacular line of toys based on both Ridley Scott’s original 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, and their more recent ongoing line of figures inspired by James Cameron‘s more blockbuster style follow-up Aliens. But now they’re bringing a figure to shelves that no one expected.

Aliens director James Cameron will be getting his own action figure from NECA this fall, but it’s not quite as cool as I hoped it would be. You’ll see what I mean when you check out the photos of the James Cameron action figure below. Read More »

best alien moments

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or make lists ranking the best moments from the Alien film series.

With Alien: Covenant hitting theaters this week, Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux revisited every movie featuring a xenomorph (yes, even the Alien vs. Predator movies) with one purpose: to watch for the scenes and beats and lines of dialogue that resonate the most. In this particular case, a “moment” is a malleable term. What stands out, really stands out, when we think back on these six movies?

We’ve included videos when available. And yes, there will be spoilers for the series from this point onward.

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Aliens Honest Trailer

This week brings Alien: Covenant to theaters, and fans will get to see how the horror style of the original Alien meshes with the more scientific side of Prometheus that attempts to explain the origin of the monstrous xenomorphs who love killing space colonists. That means there’s no better time for the folks at Screen Junkies to deliver their send-up of James Cameron’s sequel Aliens, which really upped the ante from what Ridley Scott created with the original Alien.

Watch the Aliens Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

alien video games ranked

Ridley Scott’s Alien has had a marked influence on the video game industry, but it’s mostly just that – influence. I’s James Cameron’s Aliens that feels like a video game itself (in a good way), and developers have “borrowed” from it liberally for their titles. Without these movies, the space marines that populate first-person shooters would never have emerged, and games like Contra or Metroid would never have been a thing.

But that’s not to say there haven’t been some really great officially licensed games! There are good Alien games! But there are also a lot of really bad ones. With Alien: Covenant out this week, there is no better time to rank them from worst to best.

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Alien - Tyler Stout - Mondo Vinyl

Tomorrow brings a new Alien Day for fans of the sci-fi franchise that 20th Century Fox started with Alien all the way back in 1979. Inspired by the mysterious planet labeled LV-426, last year became the first official, annual Alien Day in honor of the 30th anniversary of the sequel, Aliens. This year’s celebration is also a big one because there’s an all-new film in the franchise to promote, Alien: Covenant.

Though there will be plenty of Alien: Covenant reveals, product tie-ins and more, Alien Day is just as much about celebrating the franchise as a whole. That’s why Mondo has a handful of limited edition items they’ll be selling in honor of both the original Alien and the sequel Aliens. Check out the Mondo Alien Day 2017 items below! Read More »

Stephen Colbert Alien Sketch

Next month will bring a new chapter of the Alien franchise to the big screen with Ridley Scott back behind the camera for Alien: Covenant. The film is both a sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien, and there are apparently several more stories left to tell in between.

The new line-up of Alien films forced Neill Blomkamp to cancel his alternate sequel that would have brought back Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, but that movie seems to be on the backburner indefinitely. Thankfully, someone else was able to give us our fix of Ellen Ripley, albeit in the form of a comedy sketch where she has some trouble getting proper healthcare from The Late Show host Stephen Colbert after all the xenomorph encounters she’s had over the years.

Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Alien sketch after the jump. Read More »

The Best Movie Creatures of All Time

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “Which is your favorite creature in a movie?” 

As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team alongside a special guest. This week, we are joined by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the Sundance Film Festival sensation The Kings of Summer and the upcoming monster movie Kong: Skull Island. Find out the best movie creatures of all time below!

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Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Rocket Rand Groot Figure

Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as a night light, Hot Toys’ deluxe Rocket Raccoon figure (alongside a huge gun and baby Groot) from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a black x-ray edition figure of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

 

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James Cameron Avatar

James Cameron is skeptical about the Alien franchise. In the 30 years since Cameron made Aliens, the series has repeatedly failed to live up to the high expectations set by Sir Ridley Scott‘s original film and Cameron’s sequel. The sixth installment in the franchise comes out this summer, Alien: Covenant, which Cameron will line up to see opening day, despite his reservations about another Alien sequel.

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In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we take a look at a cool screenprint commission for The Guest, SHAG: The Collected Works hard cover book, a life-size replica Alien skull from Aliens, Hot Toys’ sixth scale Daredevil figure, Funko Pop figures for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and Rey & Finn collectible figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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