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Gale Anne Hurd is one of most successful producers in Hollywood. She launched the Terminator franchise, gave Alien its first sequel, and currently oversees the Walking Dead universe on television. Like any woman in Hollywood, especially coming up in the ‘80s, Hurd has her own stories of sexism too. She shared some at a Screamfest Q&A before she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Best Action Director

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, a video essay explores how James Cameron might be the best action director in the world. Plus, The Simpsons voice star Yeardley Smith teaches slang from the animated FOX series in character as Lisa Simpson, and witness the age of female superheroes on the big screen in a powerful montage of inspiring heroics. Read More »

These ‘Aliens’ Posters Are Out of This World

Aliens posters

The debate about whether Ridley Scott’s Alien or James Cameron’s Aliens is the better movie will likely rage on until humanity is eventually wiped out by a real life species of acid-bleeding killer aliens. But until then, we can also argue about the best poster that pays tribute to the ongoing sci-fi film franchise, and a couple of new contenders have come along from artist Rory Kurtz that make a strong case for Aliens. Check out both of these new Aliens posters below. Read More »

Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight 2 Artwork

Another day, another array of fantastic new artwork for you to pick up. This time it’s Hero Complex Gallery coming in with a whole batch of bright, neon art work as part of their Blacklight 2 show. Each of the pieces is created with special fluorescent ink that will make them glow brightly when shining under a black light. They’re exactly the kind of posters you need for when you’re under the influence of…a serious love for pop culture.

Take a look at some of our favorite Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight 2 artwork honoring the likes of TRON, Robocop, Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Aliens, Blade Runner, Thudnercats, Westworld, Beetlejuice and more. Read More »

Superman Mustache - Morning Watch

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, check out an impressive virtual build of of an Aliens roller coaster. Plus, watch as director Alexander Payne breaks down a scene from Downsizing, and see how much better the DC Extended Universe would have been if Superman had a mustache the entire time. Read More »

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James Cameron had great success converting Titanic to 3D. When it came out in 2012, it made $67 million its opening weekend in China and went on to accumulate over $200 million worldwide. Cameron’s next 3D ventureTerminator 2: Judgement Day, opens in theaters soon. If it’s even a smidge as profitable as Titanic 3D, maybe Cameron will make Aliens 3D.

Below, the director talks Aliens 3D and shares his opinion on this summer’s Alien: Covenant.

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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 »

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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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