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Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees

12 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.

This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films.  The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.

Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.

Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.

Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).

Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »

- Terek Puckett

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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First Look At George Takei’s To Be Takei Trailer

30 June 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the first trailer for director Jennifer M. Kroot’s To Be Takei.

Starring George Takei, Brad Takei, William Shatner, Leonard NimoyNichelle Nichols, Dan Savage, and Walter Koenig, the film will premiere July 3rd on Directv and opens in theaters, On Demand and iTunes on August 22nd.

To Be Takei is an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 76-year-old actor/activist George Takei whose wit, humor and grace has allowed him to become an internationally beloved figure.

It balances unprecedented access to the day-to-day life of George and his husband/business partner Brad Takei with George’s fascinating personal journey, from his childhood in a Japanese American internment camp, to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on “Star Trek,” through his rise as an internet phenomenon with over 6-million Facebook likes.

The film shows what it truly means To Be Takei.

To Be Takei »

- Michelle McCue

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George Takei stars in new documentary To Be Takei - watch trailer

28 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been unveiled for George Takei's documentary To Be Takei.

The documentary takes a look at Takei's illustrious life. He is beloved for playing Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek television series and is also known for his activism in the Lgbt community.

Takei's former Star Trek co-stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols make appearances in the documentary.

John Cho, who plays Sulu in Jj Abrams' Star Trek movies, also speaks about Takei's impact on his life as an Asian-American actor.

"There weren't many Asians on the television so when George would come on it would be a special thing," Cho says in the trailer.

In May, Takei was awarded the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for his impact on the Lgbt community.

To Be Takei will arrive in cinemas on August 22 in the Us. »

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George Takei stars in new documenaty To Be Takei - watch trailer

28 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been unveiled for George Takei's documentary To Be Takei.

The documentary takes a look at Takei's illustrious life. He is beloved for playing Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek television series and is also known for his activism in the Lgbt community.

Takei's former Star Trek co-stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols make appearances in the documentary.

John Cho, who plays Sulu in Jj Abrams' Star Trek movies, also speaks about Takei's impact on his life as an Asian-American actor.

"There weren't many Asians in the television so when George would come on it would be a special thing," Cho says in the trailer.

In May, Takei was awarded the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for his impact on the Lgbt community.

To Be Takei will arrive in cinemas on August 22 in the Us. »

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The 21 Stupidest Things About The Transformers Franchise

25 June 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Transformers: Age of Extinction set to open in the States this week, Anthony Stokes looks at the 21 stupidest things about the Transformers franchise….

Like many American kids from the past three decades, I grew up with Transformers to some capacity.  There were toys, video games, and a few different cartoons.  That being said, I never saw the shows are these infallible pieces of modern Shakespeare. I’m going to go ahead and lump in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe in here as well. Fun shows but nostalgia aside, I don’t think they’re all that great. But even as someone who has little if any loyalty to the brand, I can see that the recent Transformers movies have been a spit in the face to the original series. The first Transformers, while not a “good” Transformers movie, was a little closer to what I remember from the television show, »

- Gary Collinson

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"Three Men and a Baby" Cast -- Check Out Baby Mary Now

16 June 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's been 27 years since Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson starred in the 1987 hit, "Three Men and a Baby." But, what happened to their tiny costar, baby Mary!? Lisa Blair and Michelle Blair Ontonovich were just 4-months-old when they took turns playing Mary Bennington alongside the funny trio.The twins stopped by the "Today" show on Monday to talk about what it was like to be part of such a popular movie. "At first, when we were little, it wasn't a big deal to us at all," Michelle explained. "I think it was when we became teenagers, people started coming up to us a lot more …" "Asking us for our autographs and everything," Lisa said, finishing her sister's sentence. The 27-year-old former child stars left Tinseltown behind after their first and only film. In fact, their entire on-screen experience was "a bit of a fluke" according to their mother. »

- tooFab Staff

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Three Men and a Baby: Where is baby Mary now?

16 June 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Three Men and a Baby was one of the biggest films of the 1980s, but whatever happened to the star of the movie - no, not Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg or Ted Danson - baby Mary.

Mary wasn't actually played by one girl, she was played by twin sisters Lisa Blair and Michelle Blair Ontonovich. The duo appeared on The Today Show this morning (June 16), 27 years after starring in the comedy classic.

Neither sister followed up the movie with a career in Hollywood. Lisa works in customer services and Michelle, who works in insurance, is now a mother to her own baby, five-month-old Jacob.

"At first, when we were little, it wasn't a big deal to us at all," said Michelle. "I think it was when we became teenagers, people started coming up to us a lot more. Asking us for our autographs and everything."

The sisters' mum Geriann described »

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Glenn Close, Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute Benefit

5 June 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“When you look at the roles she’s played, they’re so diverse it can blow your mind,” observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night’s Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York.

While the Sundance founder was said to be “somewhere on the Appalachian Trail” shooting his new movie, “A Walk in the Woods,” many other luminaries of stage and screen turned out in person to fete the six-time Oscar nominee, who was presented with the Institute’s third annual Vanguard Leadership Award.

“She reminds me of those tough settlers who originally peopled this land: hard-working and committed, but with a wicked sense of humor. A devastating combination,” said presenter Jeremy Irons, who first starred opposite Close on Broadway in the 1983 production of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” for which she won the Best Actress Tony.

On stage, an ebullient Close »

- Scott Foundas

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Features a Cigar-Chomping Robot

13 May 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

They had the hip-hop robot in Transformers in the form of Jazz. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had Skids and Mudflap as well as Leonard Nimoy voicing a robot that needed a cane as well as another robot featuring wrecking balls as testicles. Now, Transformers: Age of Extinction will deliver the cigar-chomping robot you see above. I have no idea what the robot's name is, but he is clearly old because he has a robot beard. The image comes from the announcement video that played during "The Voice" last night announcing Imagine Dragons recorded an original song, "Battle Cry", for the upcoming movie as well as contributed original music to the feature, recording cues with composer Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, the latter serving mostly as an assistant. Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for a June 27 release. Check out the new video below. yt id="6hNxd3RtYrc" width »

- Brad Brevet

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Harry Connick, Jr. Super-Excited About Selfie With the Back of Leonard Nimoy's Head (Video)

12 May 2014 10:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Harry Connick, Jr. still gets star-struck. In fact, he was apparently was so excited about seeing the original Mr. Spock on a recent flight, that he couldn't even muster up the nerve to ask for a picture. Instead, the “American Idol” judge took a selfie angled so that he could get Leonard Nimoy's head into the shot. Also read: Fox Chief Kevin Reilly on ‘American Idol': Less Hours, Judges ‘Likely’ to Return What made the shot hilariously awkward was that Nimoy was turned away, so it's nearly impossible to tell for sure that it's him. So basically, you have a picture of. »

- Jason Hughes

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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

12 May 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.

Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000),  X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.  

You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Yes, Perd Hapley of 'Parks and Rec' was on 'Revenge' last night: We chat with TV's hardest-working fake newscaster

12 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Buried within Sunday’s crazypants Revenge finale was a glorious Easter egg for devoted TV watchers: a newscast delivered by none other than Perd Hapley, a.k.a. Pawnee, Indiana’s most beloved TV personality.

Well, sort of. Perd, of course, isn’t real — he’s played by Jay Jackson, who’s delivered fictional news reports on series including Scandal, DexterThe MentalistThe Closer, and Body of Proof, not to mention movies like Battleship and Fast Five. Look at Jackson’s IMDb page, in fact, and you’ll find that he’s played a reporter nearly every single time he’s appeared onscreen. »

- Hillary Busis

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John Goodman And Ken Watanabe To Voice Two New Autobots In Transformers: Age Of Extinction

8 May 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Of course, one of the highlights of each new Transformers movie is the introduction of a new group of robots in disguise, but with a few exceptions, the film series has carefully avoided the hiring of big name actors to give voice to those robots. Now, it looks like director Michael Bay is switching things up for Transformers: Age of Extinction, by hiring a pair of marquee actors to voice new characters. Listen carefully, and you might hear the dulcet tones of John Goodman and Ken Watanabe coming out of the mechanical mouths of a pair of good guy robots in the next Transformers adventure.

Deadline is reporting that Goodman and Watanabe will voice two new Autobot characters who will be introduced in the upcoming film; Goodman will voice Hound and Watanabe will voice Drift. Their characters, like all Autobots, will take their orders from Optimus Prime, once again voiced by Peter Cullen. »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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The Big Bang Theory season 7 episode 22 review: The Proton Transmogrification

2 May 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Juliette Harrison 2 May 2014 - 12:32

The gang celebrate Star Wars Day this week, but the death of a mentor hits hard...

This review contains spoilers.

7.22 The Proton Transmogrification

Sitcoms frequently use death to flesh out their characters a bit. If we only ever see a group of people dating or experiencing general hi-jinks, we can’t really get to know them. They have to experience set-backs, difficulties and loss, and death is the quickest and easiest way to explore those issues.

Some shows kill off a parent, which creates a tricky line to walk. Such a deep and serious loss is a difficult thing to portray in a twenty-minute comedy programme, especially when you have to squeeze in some laughs somewhere as well. Of course, in The Big Bang Theory’s case that wasn’t really an option anyway, because it’s Sheldon’s character they want to explore, »

- sarahd

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Episode VII: The Safe Version of Star Wars

30 April 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the big Star Wars: Episode VII casting news…

The internet was abuzz with activity over the official cast announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII.  There was a great deal of excitement, a whole lot of scrutiny, and a lot of armchair posturing on the future of the franchise.  Star Wars is still the holy grail of geek culture.  There is no franchise that generates such passion, even over the most minute of details.  How many hours online have been spent postulating the question ‘Did Greedo shoot first?’  I’ve personally witnessed conversations where grown men have discussed in alarming detail the concept of ‘coolest Bounty Hunter from Empire Strikes Back after Boba Fett’ which seems odd since they account for about three minutes of total screen time and don’t do anything but silently stand in line waiting for Vader to finish speaking.

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- Anghus Houvouras

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South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios Signs With Wme (Exclusive)

30 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios has signed with Wme for representation in all areas.  The Hollywood agency will work with the independent studio, known as "the Pixar of South Africa," which plans to produce five new feature film projects over the next seven years.    Known for producing animated features Zambezia, starring the voices of Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Samuel L. Jackson, and Khumba, starring Jake T. Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne and Liam Neeson, Triggerfish is currently in development on its third feature.   The film, Sea Monster,

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- Georg Szalai

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Some thoughts on the Star Wars: Episode VII casting

29 April 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Andrew Blair 30 Apr 2014 - 06:07

We take a look at the announced cast for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, at who's not there, and what it all means...

So the Jedi have returned again, as is their wont (they basically do it in every film), and this time they've brought some younglings with them. The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII - well, most of it - has been announced.

Accompanying Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will be John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow. Oh, and John Williams is doing the music again, because Star Wars wouldn't be Star Wars without John Williams.

The New Faces

Of the new names, we have Ming the Merciless himself -  von Sydow - and Andy Serkis. They're experienced pros and bring with them reputations for, »

- simonbrew

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Donald Sterling Banned For Life From NBA -- See the Stars React!

29 April 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

So long, Sterling!Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA, according to league commissioner Adam Silver. He also must pay a $2.5 million dollar fine -- the maximum amount allowed by the NBA."When specific evidence was brought to the NBA, we acted," Silver said in during a press conference Tuesday. "Mr. Sterling has acknowledged that it was his voice on the tape."  Silver's decision comes just three days after TMZ Sports posted audio of Sterling making racist comments to his girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano. In the phone recording, the 80-year-old criticizes his 31-year-old girlfriend for posting photos of herself with black people on Instagram -- including a snapshot with NBA legend Magic Johnson.Several celebrities took to Twitter Tuesday to comment on Sterling's suspension. I am now declaring my intent to buy the Clippers. The uniforms will be the same but bedazzled. @blakegriffin32 — Mindy Kaling »

- tooFab Staff

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