Alien Day

Last year, fans went crazy for Back to the Future Day on October 21st, 2015, celebrating the day that Doc and Marty go into the future in Back to the future Part II. Now 20th Century Fox is hoping to gin up the same kind of excitement for Alien with a special celebratory day.

On April 26th, fans can celebrate Alien Day, inspired by the planet LV-426 (get it?) from the original Alien. If you’re an Alien fan, this day comes with a slew of cool goodies, contests and screenings, including things like official Reebok shoes inspired by the ones Ripley wears in Aliens, new action figures, and an online trivia contest. Get the details below. Read More »

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the martian extended cut

Ridley Scott‘s extended cuts can be somewhat hit or miss. The longer versions of American Gangster and Robin Hood, for example, mostly just added more minutes to the running time. Neither version proved to be the Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut, a fantastic cut that contains all the nuances lost in the theatrical version.

Last year we heard rumblings about an extended cut of The Martian, and it’s been confirmed that later this year we might see Scott’s longer version of the adaptation.

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the terror tv series

The good news: AMC has greenlit a television series based on Dan SimmonsThe Terror, an acclaimed historical horror novel that could make for thrilling TV. The weird news: it is reportedly an “anthology series” and I literally have no idea what that could possibly mean in this context. Seriously.

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2016 DGA Nominees Panel

This weekend brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, and we’ll see who takes home Hollywood’s biggest prize. But before that, maybe you’d like to see some of the nominees chat for two and a half hours about their nominated work. Earlier this month, the Directors Guild of America rounded up the 2016 DGA nominees for an extensive chat, and it’s fascinating.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, and Adam McKay all sit down to talk about ther respective careers, filmmaking advice, production on each of their nominated films and more. Watch the 2016 DGA Nominees panel below. Read More »

alien covenant cast

With cameras set to roll on Alien: Covenant soon, it looks like the final pieces of this mysterious project are starting to fall into place. Director Ridley Scott‘s follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus has added four new names to its cast, which means that we probably now have a list of actors who we’ll get to see eviscerated by Xenomorphs in 2017.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Amazon Series

After making a few decent action flicks, and a slew of really bad ones, Jean-Claude Van Damme didn’t have any problem poking fun at himself while getting surprisingly introspective in the 2008 Belgian crime drama JCVD. And now he’s going to do it again, but this time for an action comedy series called Jean-Claude Van Johnson at Amazon, one that gives a very good reason as to why he made something as terrible as Street Fighter. Find out more about the Jean-Claude Van Damme Amazon series below. Read More »

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It was a given that Michael Fassbender would return for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, and the addition of Katherine Waterston as his new leading lady wasn’t exactly surprising either — she’s exactly the kind of young, on-the-verge star you’d expect to see cast in a big-budget blockbuster like this.

The newest new cast member, however, is definitely unexpected. Danny McBride is reportedly in talks to join the outer-space adventure. It’s a rare foray into dramatic territory for the actor, who’s best known for comedy projects like Eastbound and DownRead More »

Noomi Rapace in Prometheus

Title notwithstanding, Alien: Covenant is a Prometheus sequel, and as such we’ve been expecting it to pick up where that earlier adventure left off. But it seems at least one major development will have taken place by the time we revisit that universe.

Director Ridley Scott confirms Noomi Rapace will not return as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, leaving Michael Fassbender‘s murderous android David the only character from the last film set to return. He’ll be joined by some new characters, though, including one played by Katherine WaterstonRead More »

Matt Damon in The Martian

The Martian represents Sir Ridley Scott‘s grand return to science-fiction and what a return. Unfortunately, the director behind Blade Runner and Alien was not nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. But that’s no matter, as his inspiring, exciting, and funny “comedy” (as the Golden Globes called it) will stand the test of time. Drew Goddard‘s (The Cabin in the Woods) script features some of the best material the director has worked with in years and while the screenwriter did a tremendous job adapting Andy Weir‘s novel, but it wasn’t always easy for the screenwriter.

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