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“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”
Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.
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- Movie Geeks
While Bill Paxton doesn't think his performance in Aliens is anything to celebrate, for the rest of us Hudson is one of the most memorable characters in James Cameron's 1986 sequel thanks to Paxton's deliriously freaked-out line readings, including the most famous of all: "Game over, man! Game over!" First, I should mention that both producer Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron defended Paxton against his own self-recriminations during the panel, with Cameron hitting the nail on the head when it came to defining Paxton's crucial role in the film: "It's the measure of the tension of the film on the audience, and you give them the ability to laugh. And it releases that tension so it can build up again." Cameron is right; and it's a testament to Paxton that he, not his writer/director, came up with the character's most famous line. Here's how the actor recounted it for »
- Chris Eggertsen
One of the many movies celebrating a milestone anniversary this year is the beloved 1986 sci-fi sequel Aliens, director James Cameron's follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece Alien. This franchise is alive and well, with Ridley Scott currently filming Alien: Covenant, a follow-up to 2012's Prometheus that will help bridge the gap between the prequel and the original Alien. Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp is also putting together a project tentatively known as Alien 5, but we don't know when that will move forward quite yet. While celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Aliens at Comic-Con this weekend, director James Cameron revealed the Alien franchise's biggest mistake.
Screen Rant attended the Aliens 30th Anniversary panel at Sdcc, which included James Cameron, producer Gale Ann Hurd and stars Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Paul Reiser (Burke), Michael Biehn (Hicks) and Carrie Henn (Newt). While the sequel is still beloved by fans around the world, »
It’s been 30 years since James Cameron followed Ridley Scott’s seminal work Alien with a bigger, bloodier sequel. Aliens was Cameron’s third film, and it skyrocketed the director’s mass-market appeal, having been proceeded only by The Terminator. This man could make big movies, and they could work. Since then, Aliens has become a classic piece of the modern sci-fi canon, paving the way for sequels, spin-offs, and imitations.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, cast members Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, the retired-from-acting Carrie Henn (a.k.a. Newt), Paul Reiser, and Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver, were joined by producer Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron for a panel to discuss their massively successful and influential work with Films That Rock.
Interestingly, the panel starts with Cameron and Hurd discussing the trick of pulling off the Alien Queen, a feat that required a test before they »
- Mike Mazzanti
Canadian comics firm Arcana Studios has struck a strategic alliance with China’s Yisang Media and its offshoot Los Angeles-Beijing Studios.
The relationship kicks off with production of animated feature “Pandy.” The story features pandas and aliens and echoes “Cowboys and Aliens,” which was previously overseen by Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly. Start of production on “Pandy” through Arcana and Labs was announced Sunday at the Comic-Con event in San Diego.
The finished title will be released in China by China Film Group. The state-owned enterprise is currently finalizing an Ipo on the Shanghai stock market.
“International buyers seem to be clamoring for more animated titles and it’s great we can connect with Arcana who has reached a level of quality and technical efficiency that’s in demand right now not only in China but the rest of the world,” said Yisang Media CEO, Chen Baiyi. In 2015, Arcana released the animated feature “Pixies, »
- Patrick Frater
The Aliens 30th anniversary in Hall H was a real treat for fans at Comic-Con on Saturday. While the cast have been getting together for conventions recently, James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd joined Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, and Lance Henriksen to share behind-the-scenes stories and reflect on the movie’s importance 30 years after its release.
For die-hard fans, there’s a lot here that’s already known. That said, it’s great to see this group together, and the love they have for each other and this movie. And there are some really interesting moments here, such as clarification on how the Bishop knife trick was accomplished and previously untold stories about Newt’s cocoon scenes.
Overall, it’s well worth a watch for fans of this movie, and it sounds like there’s still a glimmer of hope that we’ll see »
- Jonathan James
San Diego - It was a lot of fun seeing James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd and the majority of the main cast from Aliens reunite in Hall H at Comic-Con on Saturday night, and there were a few fun anecdotes to come out of it, including the fact that Lance Henriksen performed that knife trick himself, at the exact speed it plays out on screen. Also: Bill Paxton thinks he kinda sucked as Hudson ("In retrospect, 30 years later, I'm [like], you know, it's okay. But I didn't embrace it like I should've," he lamented to the packed crowd). That said, my absolute favorite part came when Cameron recounted the moment when then-nine-year-old Carrie Henn read him the riot act while filming the scene where Newt is cocooned in the xenomorphs' lair. "So I'm doing the slime and I'm putting it on her face -- she's been in this thing for, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Obviously, there wasn’t going to be any new footage at the Comic-Con Aliens panel today, what with it being a 30th anniversary celebration and all. What did happen is about what you expect, with Sigourney Weaver holding court, snarky jabs at David Fincher, and Bill Paxton yelling, “Game Over, Man! Game Over!” to the delight of the assembled crowd. Everyone was there, even Carrie Henn, who was 10 years old when casting assistant took her picture at school—some things really were different in the ‘80s—leading to her casting as scrappy survivor Newt. Henn, who never appeared in another film, now works as a fourth-grade teacher:
It’s all the stuff nerds love about cons, even down to the couple who got engaged during the panel, prompting Cameron to remark, “May you be happy and have many spawn.” (Mazel tov, weirdos.) One of the more interesting stories came ...
- Katie Rife
While most fans head to Comic-Con every year to get their first look at some of the most highly-anticipated new movies, others come to the convention to celebrate beloved classics. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of 20th Century Fox's iconic sequel Aliens, and the studio decided to celebrate this momentous occasion with a Hall H panel taking place today at 3:15. For those who won't be able to make it to the panel, Fox Home Entertainment held a live-streamed Q&A session with several cast members, along with director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd.
If you weren't watching live on YouTube earlier this afternoon, we have the entire video below. James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd were joined by stars Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Paul Reiser (Burke), Michael Biehn (Hicks) and Carrie Henn (Newt). For those who are in San Diego, a »
The first sequel to the film “Alien,” stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the attack on the Nostromo, as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the Alien, only this time with a crew of space marines. Naturally, everything goes wrong, and it’s up to Ripley to stop another attack from killing her and a traumatized young girl named Newt (Carrie Henn).
Now, the film’s cast are celebrating the anniversary with a panel at this year’s Comic-Con, with a live stream Q&A featuring questions from audience members and the Internet. The people participating include James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, »
- Vikram Murthi
The film follows Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas and the reluctant ruler of Atlantis. He is caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt. The character had a brief cameo appearance in this summer’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“Aquaman” is set to bow on July 27, 2018.
- Justin Kroll
Aliens Turns 30
The story joins up with Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) 57 years after the events aboard the Nostromo. Luckily, due to the power of a cryo-chamber, Ripley hasn’t aged a day and, after being found floating in space, she’s returned to civilisation. Sadly though her nightmares have followed her and she’s suffering from Ptsd big time. Unfortunately for her, counselling sessions are foregone in favour of having her lead a military expedition back to the terrifying planet after contact with the humans currently colonising it is lost. Things go from bad to worse when, rather than one menacing beast, there are hundreds, if not thousands. Ripley, a handful of marines and the sole surviving colonist, »
- Kat Hughes
Crazy has always tapped a main vein in horror films; if it didn’t we would be stuck watching films of people being pranked or wronged, who laugh it off and become dentists instead (with all due respect to Corbin Bernsen). Now, of particular interest to me is when the sins of the flesh meet that fracture of the mind; where the lascivious and the lurid tangle in sweaty, blood stained sheets. And 1982 coughed up a doozy (in character and content) with Night Warning, a tale of a very protective aunt who doesn’t want to see her nephew leave the nest.
Also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (a cool title, but neither relate to the story at all), Night Warning was distributed by Comworld Pictures in early ’82 (but didn’t go wide until early ’83) and garnered some good reviews while passing by audiences. Why? Because it was just »
- Scott Drebit
Jul 14, 2016
One of the best sci-fi movies ever is getting a re-release for its 30th birthday. Fox announces the Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition...
If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you probably have multiple versions of Aliens already: the fancy Quadrilogy Blu-ray collection, perhaps, or the old VHS set from years ago which came in a plastic case shaped like a facehugger. Well, Fox are hoping we'll open our purses again in time for Aliens' 30th birthday, as it announces the Aliens 30th Annversary Blu-ray.
The rerelease will come in a shiny new box containing an art book and postcards which reproduce director James Cameron's original concept art. On the disc you'll also find a new interview with Cameron, in which he talks about the movie's design and origins. As announced by Entertainment Weekly, the Blu-ray release is part of a wider celebration scheduled to take place »
Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016
Update: One of the major attractions at Comic-Con over the weekend was the 30th anniversary conference for Aliens. James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton and numerous other stars of the sci-fi classic all reunited to share their memories of making it, with anecdotes ranging from the construction of the Alien Queen to Bishop actor Lance Henriksen sitting in stunned silence when he saw a finished cut of the film.
Inevitably, talk eventually turned to Alien 5, Neill Blomkamp's sequel to Alien and Aliens which aims to split away from the events of Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection and give Ripley an alternate timeline. When asked about the movie, Weaver had long resisted plans to make a follow-up to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Resurrection because, as its ending implied, it would »
“Outlaws and Angels” follows Henry (Chad Michael Murray), a seasoned outlaw who leads a gang of bandits into a high stakes bank heist set to make them all rich and give them a chance at a new life across the Mexican border. Unfortunately, the plan goes awry and they end up killing a U.S. Marshall. With a large bounty on their heads, Henry and the gang head south through dangerous territory. When all hope seems lost, the crew stumble upon the frontier home of George Tilden (Ben Browder), who lives there with his wife Ada (Teri Polo), and two daughters Charlotte (Madisen Beaty) and Florence (Francesca Eastwood). They invade the home and terrorize the family, but eventually unlikely bonds form and Henry is given one last shot at redemption. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below when Henry and the bandits learn that there’s a bounty on their heads. »
- Vikram Murthi
In the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team took down The Clairvoyant (Bill Paxton). In season 2, it was revealed that Skye is actually Marvel Comics superhero Daisy Johnson aka Quake as the team dealt with betrayal, Hydra, anti-s.H.I.E.L.D. government operatives and the recently discovered Inhumans. In season 3, the conflict with the Inhumans stepped to the forefront as Coulson and Quake assembled their team of Secret Warriors to battle Hive and the remnants of Hydra. In retrospect, the show has made tremendous strides from season one to season three and has covered a lot of ground in respect to the development of its main characters. Case in point, when season 4 opens, we'll find Quake in a very dark place. Chloe Bennet tells EW, "The two people who know she [was ready to succumb to Hive] are both dead, so no one else knows. There must be »
"Alien Day" was back in April, but really all that meant was some cool posters and other collectibles for fans to buy. April 26 wasn't an anniversary of any of the movies. It wasn't even a date referenced in the movies. The marketers that be just decided to interpret Lv-426 (the name of the planetoid in the first film) as a date and go from there. The real "Alien Day" of 2016 looks like it will be on July 23, 2016. That's when Comic-Con is putting on a special Aliens reunion panel in Hall H that will feature James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Resier, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn (Newt) and producer Gale Anne Hurd. That's kind of a big deal considering Cameron typically avoids these kind of fan events. He's...
- Peter Hall
San Diego Comic Con is throwing quite the party for Aliens' 30th anniversary. This year's edition of the pop culture extravaganza will convene an impressive reunion panel that's set to include director James Cameron, star Sigourney Weaver, producer Gale Ann Hurd and cast members Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn, according to EW. While Weaver and a number of her co-stars reunited last month at Texas' Comicpalooza, it's the first Q&A for the film's 30th birthday that Cameron is scheduled to take part in. “You know, it’s interesting. I don’t normally pursue these kind of nostalgia moments like we’re going to do down at Comic-Con, and I didn’t do it much at all for Terminator on its 30th, but there’s something about Aliens,” Cameron told EW. “It was a milestone for myself and Gale because the film got seven Academy Award nominations. »
- Chris Eggertsen
20th Century Fox and the Alamo Drafthouse recently celebrated the Alien franchise with Alien Day, but there’s still more celebrating to be done with this series. July 18th marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron‘s Aliens. For the occasion, Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, and more will participate in a panel at the quickly approaching San Diego […]
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- Jack Giroux
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