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Directed by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and starring Michael Biehn, Tia Carrere, Evie Thompson, and Tristan DeVan, The Girl recently won the Best Feature Film award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller section at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on new Tim Burton-designed Snapchat filters for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and paranormal programming viewers can look forward to seeing on TLC and Destination America this October.
Blanc-Biehn Productions' The Girl Wins Award at 2016 Burbank Film Festival: Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA / September 22, 2016) – Independent film company Blanc-Biehn Productions' horror film The Girl earned a win for Best Feature Film in the Sci-Fi-Fantasy- Horror-Thriller category at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival in Burbank, California.
The tense sci-fi thriller stars Michael Biehn, and is directed by his Blanc-Biehn Productions (and real-life) partner Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The Festival triumph bodes well for the film's domestic release in January »
- Derek Anderson
The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s Amd British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.
The annual BAFTA Los Angeles celebration will take place on October 28 in Beverly Hills.
Foster directed this year’s release Money Monster and recently directed episodes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Her last outing as feature director was 2011’s The Beaver starring Mel Gibson.
A24 has updated release information for 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann. The comedic drama will open in limited release on December 25 and expand wide on January 20, 2017. Mike Mills directs in his follow-up to Beginners.Shooting has begun in and around Toronto on psychological thriller The Wanting starring Adam Brody and Amanda Crew. Yam Laranas directs the story in the vein of Rosemary’s [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
James Cameron's superb spacemen vs. monsters siege battle epic is back in a reissue with an extra collector goodie or two, still looking good on Blu-ray for its 30th Anniversary. And that heroine Ripley is still the most combat-worthy space cadet in the galaxy. Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Fox Home Entertainment 1986 / Color / 2:35 1:85 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 137, 154 min. / Street Date September 13, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston, Ricco Ross, Colette Hiller, Daniel Kash, Cynthia Scott. Cinematography Adrian Biddle Film Editor Ray Lovejoy Original Music James Horner Written by James Cameron, story by Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill from characters by Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett Produced by Gale Ann Hurd Directed by James Cameron
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
I know I'm in a minority when I confess that I had little use »
- Glenn Erickson
The 1980s was perhaps the first decade where sequels were crowding the theater screens and most were justifiably vilified by critics and fans alike for being little more than a retread of the original. That changed when director James Cameron, fresh off a little indie production The Terminator, was tasked with a sequel to 1979’s surprise hit, Alien.
The Hollywood executive merry-go-round delayed the sequel by several years, although that allowed Cameron to hone his ideas with producer/wife Gale Anne Hurd. He envisioned a story where the humans were akin to the Americans during Viet Nam, strangers seriously outnumbered in a strange land. After insisting the film star Sigourney Weaver, who was in a contract dispute with 20th Century-Fox, all the pieces came together.
When the movie opened in 1986, it set a new higher standard for what a sequel should be, which was expanding upon the characters and universe seen in the first film. »
- Robert Greenberger
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition
Written and Directed by James Cameron.
Aliens sees its forty-second release on home video (I’m only exaggerating a little) with this edition, which is a repackage of the Blu-ray movie disc from Alien Anthology with some collectibles tossed in. You also get codes for a digital copy of the theatrical version of the movie and a new featurette, The Inspiration of Aliens.
How many times have you bought the Alien movies on home media? I had the first two on VHS way back when (yes, pan-and-scan, but to be fair, letterboxed VHS movies weren’t easy to find), and of course I scored Alien Quadrilogy several years ago. I later picked up Alien Anthology on Blu-ray. I know, I’m probably a »
- Brad Cook
Ryan Lambie Sep 9, 2016
Ah, studio politics. Were it not for a little film called Alien: Covenant, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp would more than likely be working on Alien 5, his proposed sequel to Aliens which would have reunited Ripley, Newt and Hicks for the first time since James Cameron's 1986 classic.
With Ridley Scott currently filming his Alien prequel (and Prometheus sequel) Alien: Covenant, however, the decision was made to put Alien 5 on hold. So while Aliens stars Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn are both enthusiastic about reprising their roles, it will likely be several years before Blomkamp's plans finally come to fruition.
In the meantime, Blomkamp's moving onto other things. We know this because he recently took to Instagram to share a particularly freaky-looking piece of effects work: the head and shoulders »
What makes you afraid? The masterminds behind Fear, Inc. probably know. The new poster for the upcoming film tops this Horror Highlights. Also: world premiere details for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Girl and Destination America's Paranormal Lockdown Halloween special, info on the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival lineup, and details on the Indiegogo campaign for the short film Mannequins.
New Official Poster for Fear Inc.: "What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your fears to life. You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2 a.m., what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.
- Tamika Jones
Details on American Murder Song‘s third Ep, The Reckoning, kicks off today’s Horror Highlights. Also: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn joins the cast of Voyeur and a Daily Dead Q&A with Z Nation composer Jason Gallagher.
American Murder Song’s The Reckoning Details: Press Release: “1816, The Year Without A Summer, was an infamous year. A natural disaster blew its vengeance over the American northeast until every damn thing was froze, and the ground became death. Trapped indoors, Mary Shelly penned her classic novel Frankenstein. Two hundred years later, cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’S Carnival franchise) are resurrecting that fateful year as the setting for a bitter new batch of murder ballads. Prepare thyself for American Murder Song’s third extended play album, III. The Reckoning.
On American Murder Song’s first Ep, I. Dawn, Terrance and Saar led listeners through »
- Tamika Jones
Whenever we’ve mentioned Jennifer Blanc-Biehn lately, it’s mostly been with regard to the production company she and her husband, Michael Biehn, run together, Blanc/Biehn Productions. But now she’s dipping her toes back into the acting realm with Voyeur, and we… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Many know Michael Biehn from his iconic roles in James Cameron’s Aliens, The Terminator, and The Abyss, but in recent years he and his wife and business partner Jennifer Blanc-Biehn have been a tremendous force on the indie scene with their production company, Blanc-Biehn Productions, which provides a platform for indie filmmakers—including themselves—to tell new stories and interact with their dedicated fan base.
Michael and Jennifer were recently at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens, and I had a chance to sit down with the duo to discuss their grassroots approach to indie filmmaking, Michael’s desire to play Hicks once again in a new Alien movie, and much more.
Jennifer talked about the key to being a grassroots production company by interacting with fans and getting involved with talented actors, writers, and female filmmakers.
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn: There are a lot of people like this. »
- Jonathan James
Blanc-Biehn Productions are going global and they are taking their current and upcoming movies with them. Premieres are set for She Rises, Hidden in the Woods, and many more. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: details, a poster, and a trailer for Tell Me How How I Die, American Murder Song tour dates, and Mezco’s new Resurrection X Living Dead Dolls.
Blanc-Biehn Productions Global Tour Announced Plus Details: Press Release: “(Los Angeles, CA / August 9, 2016) – The film-making couple Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn are set to launch a promotional tour across the world to promote their current and upcoming movie projects.
The husband & wife film-star team and founders of indie film enterprise Blanc-Biehn Productions (Bbp) have begun a tour of Europe this summer with stops in Dublin, Ireland, Vienna and Oberwaltersdorf, Austria.
They will also appear at three Comic-Con fan expos in Europe: Wrexham, Wales (November 5-6); Manchester, England (December 3-4) and Kielce, »
- Tamika Jones
Ridley Scott recently wrapped production on Alien: Covenant, which will be the first proper Aliens movie we have had in a very long time. Yes, Prometheus was a prequel to Alien, but it was buried pretty deep back in the lore and was only loosely connected to the franchise. Outside of Scott's new movie, fans are eagerly awaiting any firm updates on the status of Neill Blomkamp's highly anticipated Alien 5. Fox hasn't given any official word on it, but star Michael Biehn seems very confident that the movie is still going to happen.
Biehn of course played the part of Hicks in James Cameron's Aliens, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Biehn appeared at the panel for the movie that took place during at San Diego Comic-Con, but the subject of Alien 5 didn't get addressed, at least by him. However, the actor recently spoke quite a bit »
As we’ve surely hammered into your head by now, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is working on a sequel to Aliens that will essentially wipe the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection off the slate, with both Sigourney Weaver… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Before Ridley Scott decided to put the breaks on the project in order to focus on his upcoming Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, it looked like Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 was moving full steam ahead at Fox. Sigourney Weaver was on board as Ripley, while Blomkamp debuted a series of concept artwork suggesting that Michael Biehn would also be reprising his role as Hicks from Aliens.
Well, during an interview with Simon Thompson of Forbes ahead of the Aliens 30th Anniversary panel at Comic-Con, Biehn has confirmed that he will be involved in the project – if an when it moves ahead – and he also offered up a few words on the return of Newt.
“[Neill] tweeted out some pictures of me, he said he’s going take the third and fourth film and act like they never happened and things blew up,” said Biehn. “It looked like it was all go and »
- Gary Collinson
With the bizarre tonal hurricane of Prometheus still troubling Alien fanatics the recent news that Neill Blomkamp’s eagerly-awaited Alien sequel (given the name Alien 5, though it would forget that Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection ever happened) was being pushed back to allow Sir Ridley to finish another Alien prequel was something of a disappointment. […]
- Jon Lyus
Comic-Con is all said and done, but there’s still some great news stories coming from San Diego. There was a massive 30th anniversary panel for Aliens at the con this year and everyone turned up to celebrate perhaps the greatest action/ horror sequel of all time. One such cast member on site was Michael Biehn, the actor who played the role of Corporal Hicks in James Cameron’s masterpiece. Biehn caught up with Forbes‘ Simon Thompson at Comic Con where the conversation soon turned to talk of Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien movie, which is officially on hold at Fox – but the film Will happen…
- Paul Heath
“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.
Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.
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- Movie Geeks
Michael Biehn is a legend to 80s and 90s kids like myself. Aliens, The Terminator, The Abyss, Tombstone, The Rock. I get to meet a lot of cool actors and actresses doing this gig, but it's not often you meet one who held such an integral role in your childhood; I can't tell you how many times I've heard Kyle Reese say, "Come with me if you want to live!" or Dwayne Hicks mutter, "Stay... Read More »
- Eric Walkuski
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
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