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Could Cowboys & Aliens be Making a Cinematic Comeback?

Jon Favreau directs an all-star cast of actors in the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens including, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, and many others. It had everything to be a summer blockbuster franchise, but that didn’t happen. At the cost of $160 million, the movie only grossed $175…Read more...
Tags: Science, Yahoo, Films, Actors, Dreamworks, Aliens, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Alien, Paul Dano, Rosenberg, Sam Rockwell, Scott Mitchell, Could Cowboys


Mom's the Word on the Anniversary of James Cameron's Aliens

A good movie is one you enjoy the first time you watch it. A great movie is one you find joy in dozens of viewings later. For me, James Cameron’s Aliens is not just a great movie, it’s an incredible movie, and though I’ve seen it so many times over the years, I sat down to watch it again for its upcoming 35th…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Aliens, Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Nancy, Hudson, Bill Paxton, James Horner, Ripley, Vasquez, Al Matthews, Ellen Ripley


Daily Podcast: RIP Richard Donner, Potential Brian Return in Fast and Furious 10, Black Widow 2, and Noah Hawley’s Alien Series

On the July 6 , 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer and chief film critic Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the death of Richard Donner , Noah Hawley ’s Alien TV series, a potential Black Widow sequel, and how Justin Lin wants to bring Brian back into future Fast and Furious sequels. In The News : Ben (OG Danielle): Richard Donner, Director of ...
Tags: Movies, Black Widow, Brian, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Lin, Alien, Noah Hawley, Paul Walker, Ben Pearson, Richard-Donner, Fast and Furious 10, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Richard Donner Noah Hawley


Independence Day Has Aged Beautifully After 25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the first time I ever bought advanced tickets to see a movie. I know this because that movie was Independence Day, and it opened 25 years ago this week. After seeing its unforgettable Super Bowl commercial, I immediately became obsessed with the movie and knew I had to see it as soon as…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, It, Super Bowl, Will Smith, Mae Whitman, Alien, Bill Pullman, Dean Devlin, Arrested Development, Steve, Constance, Independence Day, Roland Emmerich, Jeff Goldblum


Noah Hawley Teases His Plans for the Alien TV Show

Jennifer Tilly takes us behind the scenes on the Chucky TV series. Van Helsing’s got a fun trick up his sleeve in new Hotel Transylvania: Transformania footage. Plus, what’s coming to Walking Dead and Evil. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Childs Play, Chucky, James Cameron, Alien, Noah Hawley, David Fincher, Scorpion, Matt Maher, Van Helsing, Mathilda, Hotel Transylvania, Charybdis, Jim Cook, Ewen Bremner


The Tomorrow War Explains Perfectly How Aliens Could Just Swoop in and Take Over

Most of the marketing around Amazon’s The Tomorrow War has focused on Chris Pratt’s character, a regular dude who becomes a time-traveling soldier to help Earth fight an ongoing war with aliens in the year 2051. But in this clip io9 is debuting today, thanks to a military scientist played by The Handmaid’s Tale’s…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Actors, Earth, Lego, The Lego Movie, Chris Pratt, Alien, Chris Mckay, J K Simmons, JK Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, Betty Gilpin, Tomorrow


Noah Hawley’s ‘Alien’ TV Series Will Be About “Inequality,” Won’t Feature Ripley

Noah Hawley is a busy man these days. The fascinating storyteller is perhaps best known for creating the hit television series Fargo, based on the Coen brothers’ classic, as well as for several near-misses on projects that may or may not ever come to fruition. Last we heard, however, Hawley was gearing up for a surprising journey into the Alien universe — this time, in the medium of television. Now, we finally have some concrete information about just what to expect, straight from the man himse...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Earth, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Alien, Samuel Beckett, Noah Hawley, FX, David Fincher, Ripley, Hawley, Film to TV, Paul Reiser


Ridley Scott: A Retrospective Book Review

It was only when flipping through the pages of this book that I was reminded of just how prolific and impressive Ridley Scott’s filmography is; by virtue of Bladerunner or Alien alone, either one of these films would no doubt have earned him a spot in cinema’s hall of fame, but he has also directed other amazing movies like Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, The Martian, All The Money In The World and more. This 240 paged hardcover volume takes us through the dire...
Tags: London, Film, Book Reviews, Sci-fi, Filmmaking, Anime, Ridley Scott, Alien, Bladerunner, Art Book Review, Amazon De, Thelma Louise Gladiator, Ian Nathan, Amazon JP, Ridley Scott: A Retrospective, Ridley Scott: A Retrospective Book Review


The Major Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anniversaries of Summer 2021

Let’s face it. We’re all old. Even if that’s not technically true, there’s always something a person can say or do to make you feel that way. One of those is when we realize a movie we feel an affinity for is way older than we remember it being. The best course of action? Use the fact that your favorite movie is about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Geena Davis, Films, Stephen King, Tim Burton, Nicole Kidman, David Bowie, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Jurassic World, James Cameron, Alien, September, George Lucas, Moses, Pee Wee Herman


The Morning Watch: Growing Up in the ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise, The Realism of Spy Satellite Surveillance in Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) 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 Stat...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Homeland, Lego, Harry Potter, Archer, Aliens, Rupert Grint, Zero Dark Thirty, Marvel Comics, Alien, US Army, The West Wing, Independence Day, Peter Parker, Mark Stafford


‘Aliens: Fireteam Elite’ Trailer: Here’s Your Chance to Get Killed by Xenomorphs, With Friends

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...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Horror, Sci-fi, Cameron, Aliens, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Alien, Video Game, Ripley, Vasquez, Colonial Marines, Colonial Marine, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Fireteam Elite


The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

Looking for something to watch right now? Well, I can’t help you there. But if you’re looking for something to watch in July, which is only a week away, you’ve come to the right place. Below, see all the TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021. Alien Ridley Scott‘s Alien remains a classic for a reason: it’s a masterpiece. And you know what? All the sequels and prequels that came after it (we’re not counting the Alien vs. Predator movies) are worth watching, too. Are ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Scotland, Rome, Paris, Sydney, Philadelphia, Pbs, Chris Pratt, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kirsten Dunst, Jack, Ridley Scott, Alien, Antonio Banderas


Hong Kong Loses Movie Freedoms as Beijing Continues Anti-Democracy Crackdown

Hong Kong film censors will halt distribution of movies that threaten “national security” according to a government announcement Friday that will effectively bring Beijing-style movie censorship to the semi-autonomous region. The crackdown on movies is just the latest push against Hong Kong’s freedoms by an…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Disney, Beijing, Stephen Chow, Alien, Dr Strange, One Country Two Systems, John Woo, Ann Hui, Hong Kong National Security Law, Inside The Red Brick Wall, Entertainment Culture, Chinaunited Kingdom Relations, Chinese Law, Hong Kong Law


Apple TV+'s Alien Invasion Series Looks Suspiciously Invasion-Free

Apple TV+ has made a very interesting choice for the first trailer for its 10-part alien invasion sci-fi drama, simply—ever so simply—titled Invasion. Instead of showing anything about the titular extraterrestrial attack, the trailer is mostly focused on people almost entirely going about their individual lives, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Apple TV, Deadpool, Emmy, Alien, Invasion, Sam Neill, Simon Kinberg, Human Interest, Jakob Verbruggen, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Alien Invasion, Firas Nassar, Creative Works


US officials reportedly found no evidence that unidentified aerial sightings were alien spacecraft - but they still can't pinpoint what they are

Another image from a video showing a UFO filmed near San Diego in 2004. CNN/Department of Defense A classified US intel report found no evidence that unusual aerial sightings were of alien origins. But intel officials haven't completely ruled it out as a possibility, The New York Times reported. An unclassified version of the report will be released to Congress at the end of the month. See more stories on Insider's business page. US intelligence officials found no evidence that uni...
Tags: Congress, Navy, Cbs News, China, Russia, US, Trends, New York Times, Aircraft, The Times, San Diego, Pentagon, Times, Alien, Ufo, Spacecraft


‘Alien 5’ Concept Art Reveals More of Neill Blomkamp’s Scrapped Sequel to ‘Aliens’

For a couple of years in the mid-2010s, there was talk about whether or not District 9 director Neill Blomkamp would get a chance to make Alien 5, a sequel (of sorts) in the beloved sci-fi/horror franchise which would have been set in the aftermath of James Cameron’s 1986 movie Aliens. The window for that opportunity seems to have definitively closed, but some previously unseen concept art has surfaced, giving fans another glimpse into the “what-if” scenario in which the filmmaker could have re...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Neill-Blomkamp, Concept Art, Scott, Ripley, Ellen Ripley, Weyland, Blomkamp, Xenomorph, Alien 5


The Tomorrow War's New Trailer Looks Like a Mash-Up of Yesterday's Blockbusters

Here’s the good news: as opposed to the “first” trailer, this new trailer for Amazon’s The Tomorrow War has a lot more going on. There are more explosions, more devastation, more of Chris Pratt’s pre-war family life, more scenes of our bleak, alien-infested future, and more. The bad news? Despite all the new footage,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, It, Predator, The Lego Movie, Chris Pratt, Alien, Chris Mckay, JK Simmons, Peter Quill, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Betty Gilpin, The Tomorrow War


10 Stories About the Making of ‘Alien’

(Welcome to 10 Stories, a feature where we take a closer look at the making of a film and extract all the necessary trivia you require.) Alien is perfection. It’s the sort of perfection that makes you ask, “How did they do that?” 41 years after its release, any story to be told about the making of the movie has been told. Nevertheless, we can never talk too much about Alien, especially for those of us who haven’t read or seen everything about the making of the film. The exhaustive number of doc...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Dallas, Harry, Ash, Sigourney-Weaver, Ridley-Scott, Alien, Zimmer, Tom, Scott, Dan, Weaver, Ripley, Hans Zimmer


Fans of Andy Weir's The Martian Will Love Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary, the third book by Andy Weir, finds the author going back to what made him famous in the first place. Weir rose to fame with The Martian, a book (and eventually a movie) about a man stranded on Mars who uses complicated, compelling science to get himself home. While Weir’s second book, Artemis, …Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Mars, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Alien, Weir, Martian, Phil, Andy Weir, Drew Goddard, Ryland, Creative Works, English Language Films, British Films, 20th Century Fox Films


Attack the Block 2 With John Boyega and Joe Cornish Is Finally a Go

It should go without saying that when given the opportunity, people will sit down to watch movies in which John Boyega plays characters who somehow end up fighting aliens hellbent on colonizing vulnerable planets. While the actor’s Star Wars run may have come to an end, there’s always been another franchise audiences…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Alien, Moses, John Boyega, Joe Cornish, Jodie Whittaker, Attack The Block, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Hood Films


Now Is the Perfect Time to Climb Aboard Horror Express

The April 29 addition of Horror Express to Shudder’s online catalogue can’t be a coincidence—that’s the same day the streamer’s hit anthology series Creepshow aired its second season finale, “Night of the Living Late Show,” featuring a character who’s obsessed with... Horror Express.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alien, Wells, Ish, John W Campbell, Julio, Petrovski, The Thing, Creepshow, Horror Express, Horror Film, The Monster, The Thing From Another World


LIGHTSPEED Presents: "Hypnopompic Circumstance" by Gene Doucette

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Hypnopompic Circumstance” by Gene Doucette. You can read the story below or listen to the podcast on our website. Enjoy!Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Alien, Lightspeed, Thomas, Louis, Carl, Doug, Indira, Ned, Thom, Gerald, Alek, Ciera, Creative Works, English Language Films


Sigourney Weaver’s 20 best films – ranked!

With her new film My New York Year released on 21 May, plus Ghostbusters: Afterlife and endless new Avatars in the offing, we sift through the career of Hollywood’s imperious, stylish powerhouse William Friedkin directed this broad, knockabout comedy about arms dealing without much flair and it is really only a vehicle for that lost legend of 80s screen comedy, Chevy Chase. He is a small-time arms dealer and Sigourney Weaver plays the haughty and enraged widow of a corporate defence contractor, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Avatar, Culture, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Alien, United, San Miguel, Weaver, William Friedkin, Wallace Shawn, Ghostbusters: Afterlife


CS Score: This Is Us Composer Interview, Alien 3 2-CD Set Review

Hey there, film score lovers! We’ve got another fantastic lineup for you in this edition of CS Score, including a terrific interview with the Emmy-nominated composer of This Is Us, Siddhartha Khosla, who dove into his scoring process and detailed his unique, Indian-influenced take on the music for the hit TV show. Plus, we also got a chance to talk to composer  Dino Meneghin, who talked about his phenomenal score for Netflix’s animated series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. Finally, we also got our ha...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, TV, Movies, India, Marvel, America, Fox, Netflix, Alaska, Cameron, Dreamworks, Batman, Emmy, Sigourney Weaver, Pixar


The Flash Movie Has Found a New Dad for Barry

Greg Nicotero has hopes for a Creature From the Black Lagoon remake. Spiral: From the Book of Saw has had its release date bumped up. The Man Who Fell to Earth’s cast expands. Plus, what’s to come on Riverdale. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Film, Earth, Blade Runner, Alien, Barry, Robert Rodriguez, Joss Whedon, Cary Fukunaga, Naomie Harris, Monster, Laura Donnelly, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Ezra Miller, Sean Murphy, Ben Chaplin


The Alien on Stage Documentary Is Pure Sci-Fi Joy

In 2019, a New Jersey high school made national news when it put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. The production even got the attention of Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. It was a huge deal because everyone had the exact same thought: “How the hell do you turn Alien into…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, New Jersey, Kickstarter, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Alien, Star Trek Beyond, Ripley, West End Theatre, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, The 2021 Sxsw Film Festival, Alien On Stage, Danielle Kummer


RIP Yaphet Kotto, Star of Alien, James Bond, and More

Yaphet Kotto passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Best known for his roles as Parker in Ridley Scott’s first Alien movie and the villain Dr. Kananga in Live and Let Die, Roger Moore’s first outing as James Bond, the actor also appeared in The Running Man, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Homicide: Life on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, James Bond, Ridley Scott, Alien, Roger Moore, Live And Let Die, Parker, Freddy, Jean Luc Picard, Lando Calrissian, Human Interest, Kananga, Star Trek The Next Generation, Yaphet Kotto, Creative Works


Play the Best 2D Beat 'Em Ups Under $20

A staple of 8- and 16-bit consoles, 2D Beat ‘Em Up games are experiencing a quiet renaissance these last few years thanks to titles like Streets of Rage 4, River City Girls, and Fight’n Rage. There’s even a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brawler on the way. Luckily, you don’t have to shell out full price to get your…Read more...
Tags: Video Games, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Lifehacks, Alien, Arcade Games, Sega Genesis, Dungeons Dragons, Capcom, Scott Pilgrim, Battletoads, Double Dragon, Kunio, River City Ransom, Video Gaming, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World


The Best Movies Leaving HBO Max in March 2021

It’s almost March, which will mark one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States (or at least the point when this country began taking it seriously). Why not distract yourself from what is sure to be a litany of anniversary articles by watching a few films instead? There are some awfully good movies leaving HBO Max in March 2021, and we’ll highlight several of them and then provide you with the entire list below. Alien Alien has become one of those movies that...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, United States, Bradley Cooper, Tokyo, Christopher Walken, Rachel Mcadams, Sigourney Weaver, Owen Wilson, Ridley Scott, Alien, Michael, Isla Fisher, Paul Dano, Bridget Jones, Vince Vaughn


An ‘Alien’ Board Game is Coming to Terrorize Your Tabletop Nights

In space, no one can hear you roll dice. Well, in space you can’t even roll dice, but we’ll suspend our disbelief for the new Alien board game that will soon let players experience the terror of the 1979 horror sci-fi classic for themselves. Ravensburger is releasing Alien: Fate of the Nostromo (via BoardGameGeek), a co-op tabletop game that will put players right in the middle of the action of the 1979 Ridley Scott film, in which the crew of the Nostromo is terrorized by a deadly alien. Des...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Dallas, Board Games, Ridley Scott, Alien, Brett, Scott Rogers, BoardGameGeek, Nostromo, Alien: Fate of the Nostromo, Steve Warner Alien, Ripley Lambert Parker Brett