Growing Up in the Harry Potter Franchise

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In this edition, take a look at how Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint grew up in the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, find out how realistic satellite surveillance scenes are in movies such as Enemy of the State, Zero Dark Thirty, and more. And finally, take a closer look at the Spider-Man LEGO set of The Daily Bugle with the designer showing all the cool details. Read More »

They’ve been making Alien video games almost as long as video games have existed. In 1982, an Alien game was released on the Atari 2600. If you’re not old enough to remember that game, it was essentially Pac-Man but instead of eating ghosts you obliterate the multicolored “aliens” chasing you with a flamethrower while you travel a maze and pick up yellow dots (alien eggs in this case).

But considering how interconnected this movie series is with gaming, the recent track record for ‘Alien‘ games is pretty sketchy. There was the much reviled first-person-shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines release from Gearbox in 2013 and the more beloved Alien: Isolation in 2014, the former of which leaning heavily on James Cameron’s contributions to the franchise and the latter more in the survival horror vain of Ridley Scott.

There’s a new Alien game on the horizon from Cold Iron Studio and it’s called Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and it has finally dropped a trailer after months of teasing glimpses.

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What’s new on Amazon Prime Video next month? Lots of great stuff! For one thing, Saint Maud, a movie that barely got a release here in the states, will finally be available to stream. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Below, check out the best TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2021.

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Evolution of Pixar Animation

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the movement and expressions of the film of Pixar Animation have evolved over the years to allow for lifelike characters. Plus, find out how movies like Aliens, Jurassic Park, and more. are being adapted into complex and engaging board games. And finally, listen as comedians like Roy Wood Jr., Lil Rel Howery, Luenell, Ms. Pat, Donnell Rawlings, Sinbad look back on the major Black comedians who influence their careers. Read More »

Aliens Practical Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get an up close look at some of the practical creature puppets used in Aliens, Flubber, Labyrinth, Jurassic Park, and more. Plus, see how one of the epic battle sequences from Mulan came together after two years of preparation, and see how Robot Chicken has brought back The Adventures of Pete & Pete in a weird way. Read More »

Reebok Aliens Bug Stomper Shoes

If you liked the official Alien Stomper sneakers released by Reebok back in 2016. but you missed out on getting your hands on them, you might want to try again with an entirely new set of shoes inspired by Aliens, the 1986 blockbuster sequel to Alien.

For Alien Day this year, Reebok is releasing a “Bug Stomper’ variation on the sneaker that is decked out camouflage and colors worn by the United States Colonial Marines who are sent in to deal with the xenomorph invasion on LV-426 in Aliens. You’ll even notice a couple specific touches inspired by specific soldiers in the squad. Check out the Reebok Aliens Bug Stomper shoes below. Read More »

Aliens Power Loader Statue

“Get away from her, you bitch!” That famous line from Aliens is something we might be saying a lot more if people don’t stick with the plan to continue social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the United States. But for now, we’ll just hope for the best and distract ourselves with a look at a new collectible inspired by the James Cameron-directed sci-fi sequel to Ridley Scott’s horror sci-fi classic Alien.

Hollywood Collectible Group has teamed with Sideshow Collectibles to release a studio scale model of the bright yellow Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader that Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) uses to take on the Xenomorph Queen in the climax of Aliens. Standing at 33-inches tall and 25-inches wide, it’s the exact same size as the model used in the movie. Check it out in full below. Read More »

Aliens - Sigourney Weaver

Following Ridley Scott’s acclaimed sci-fi horror sensation Alien, director James Cameron had the difficult task of following it up and somehow raising the stakes and upping the ante. As we all know, he was successful with the simply titled Aliens, and the sequel brought an ample amount of incredible action thanks to an unit of US Colonial Marines trying to ascertain what happened to a space colony on the moon LV-426. Now you can recreate the battle against the nasty xenomorphs from the comfort of your home with a new Aliens pulse rifle prop replica from Sideshow Collectibles. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Titanic

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, another edition of “VFX Artists React” has the Corridor Crew looking at an episode of Supergirl, the miraculous achievement that was Titanic, and more. Plus, a video essay explores why Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens are two of the best sequels ever, and Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld answers the web’s most searched questions about herself. Read More »

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Superman vs Aliens and Batman vs Predator Action Figures

It’s crazy to think that there’s more than one Alien vs Predator movie out there. But did you know that the Predator and the Xenomorph faced even deadlier enemies in comic books?

Back in 1991, Dark Horse and DC Comics teamed up to have the deadly Predator face-off with the Caped Crusader himself in Batman vs Predator. Then, just a few years later, Superman came face-to-face with a Xenomoprh warrior in Superman vs Aliens. The results were two unbelievable comic book match-ups with epic action, and now they’re getting their own action figure two-packs from NECA that will be available as San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusives.

Check out the Superman vs Aliens and Batman vs Predator action figures below. Read More »