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The X-Files: Chris Carter Open for More "With or Without Gillian Anderson"

Will there be an X-Files without Gillian Anderson? Recently, creator Chris Carter spoke with Digital Spy about the future of the Fox TV show.As reported earlier, the sci-fi drama's 11th season will be the last for Anderson. The cast also includes David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens, and Dean Haglund.Read More…
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Meryl Streep in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’: A look back at her first Oscar win and the competition

Meryl Streep in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’: A look back at her first Oscar win and the competition
This article marks Part 2 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 1978, Meryl Streep, already renowned for her work on the New York stage, grabbed the attention of moviegoers across the country with her Oscar-nominated turn in the Best Picture champ “The Deer Hunter.” That year, however, would seem minor in comparison to what was on the horizon in 1979.

Streep was about to work with three of the decade’s hottest directors – Woody Allen, at his most in-demand after “Annie Hall” (1977) and “Interiors” (1978); Robert Benton, whose “The Late Show” (1977) was a big hit; and Jerry Schatzberg, who won critical acclaim with “The Panic in Needle Park” (1971) and “Scarecrow” (1973).

The resulting trio of Allen’s “Manhattan,” Benton’s “Kramer vs.
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The X-Files: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 12 on Fox?

Vulture Watch If the truth is out there, what is it? Has The X-Files TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 12th season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The X-Files, season 12. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A sci-fi mystery thriller airing on the Fox television network, The X-Files stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. Mulder and Scully investigate unexplained or “X-Files” cases — which have answers involving paranormal phenomena. Returning in season 11 are Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris
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The X-Files: Season 11; Fox Unveils 'Cliffhanger' Teaser Ahead of January Release Date

It seems the truth may lie behind the scenes. Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes promo for the 11th season of The X-Files. The new video features stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, as well as creator Chris Carter. The trio sets up the coming installment, as they address the massive cliffhanger that was the season 10 finale. The X-Files season 11 premieres on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. A sci-fi mystery thriller which originally ran on Fox between 1993 and 2002, The X-Files stars Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. Returning in season 11 are Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens, and Dean Haglund. New players include Barbara Hershey and Haley Joel Osement. Read More…
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‘The X-Files’ 2018 Trailer: New Footage Includes Scully Kicking Ass and Mulder in a Tank Top — Watch

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‘The X-Files’ 2018 Trailer: New Footage Includes Scully Kicking Ass and Mulder in a Tank Top — Watch
The X-Files” is just five weeks away from the premiere of its eleventh season, so don’t be surprised to see more and more footage of what we might look forward to when the iconic sci-fi drama about FBI agents investigating the paranormal returns.

In the video below, stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny explain just what happened at the end of Season 10 — a cliffhanger ending that creator Chris Carter wrote without a guarantee of there being a Season 11 — before we get a quick look at footage from the season to come, including some truly creepy shots that invoke memories of the original series’ classic monster-of-the-week installments.

Beyond more glimpses of Anderson going full action hero, you very briefly see proof that the Lone Gunmen are back (in some form, at least), that the Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) is up to no good, and that Mulder and Scully aren’t sleeping alone.
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H.R. Giger’s Prop Model of the Space Jockey from Alien Being Auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Want to own one of the most iconic pieces from sci-fi horror history? Nate D. Sanders Auctions is putting H.R. Giger's Space Jockey Alien prop (only one of three in existence) up for auction, with bidding starting at $100,000. Even if you don't plan to participate in the auction, the photos and details on the treasured piece of cinematic history (currently owned by 20th Century Fox executive Peter Beale) are worth checking out and should put a smile on your face.

We have official details and photos below, and to learn more or to place a bid on the prop (you'd never have to buy the Alien-loving fan in your life another gift again), visit Nate D. Sanders Auctions online.

Press Release: Los Angeles, October 24, 2017 – A rare and impressive prop of the Space Jockey aboard the derelict spaceship from Ridley Scott’s classic science fiction film will be auctioned by Nate D.
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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‘Flight of the Navigator’ Reboot in Works With ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner

‘Flight of the Navigator’ Reboot in Works With ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner
Lionsgate and The Henson Company are rebooting the 1986 adventure movie “The Flight of the Navigator” and have hired “Lucifer” showrunner Joe Henderson to write the script.

The original film, directed by Randal Kleiser, starred Joey Cramer as a 12-year-old boy who falls into a ravine and is knocked unconscious when walking through the woods in 1978. He regains consciousness in 1986 without having aged and with no memories of the past eight years. He eventually discovers that he was abducted by an alien spaceship.

Veronica Cartwright and Sarah Jessica Parker also starred in the film, while Paul Reubens voiced the flying saucer’s pilot. Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development”) was hired by Disney to write the first draft of the remake in 2009. In 2012, Disney hired Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to write the script for the project as a potential directing vehicle for Trevorrow.

At that point, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman were producing the remake through their Mandeville banner
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BBC set to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

Kirsten Howard Tony Sokol Aug 18, 2017

The source novel for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film The Birds is to be adapted again for TV by the BBC...

Don’t they ever stop migrating?

The Birds first landed in Cornwall, England, in Daphne du Maurier’s original 1952 book, and Alfred Hitchcock let them loose in Bodega Bay, California, when he made the book into one of his greatest horror films in 1963. Now, the BBC is bringing them back to rural Cornwall for an upcoming contemporary TV drama. The adaptation is likely to be more faithful to the book, rather than be a direct remake of the film.

The Birds will be written by Irish playwright and writer Conor McPherson, who adapted the novella as a stage play in 2009. McPherson also wrote the films The Eclipse and The Actors.

It'll be produced by Heyday Television, the joint venture of feature producer David Heyman (Harry Potter,
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Notes On The Breaking Point, Alien: Covenant And The Return Of Twin Peaks

God bless the Criterion Collection for their forthcoming Blu-ray of a nifty 2K restoration of The Breaking Point (1950), the second swipe at Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not, which is on the company’s release schedule for August 2017. You may have heard of the first version… Bogie, Bacall, Hawks, “You know how to whistle, don’t ya?” Remember that one? Well, this one, the story of a down-on-his-luck charter boat captain Harry Morgan (John Garfield) who gets manipulated into a deadly smuggling run to help make ends meet, is directed by Michael Curtiz, and it trades Hawks’ larky, Casablanca-derived vibe for something decidedly darker, a daylight-splashed noir that somehow ferrets out all the chiaroscuro shadows in Hemingway’s material nonetheless. Throughout The Breaking Point, but especially in the movie’s riveting second half when Morgan allows himself to get roped into a second, even more dangerous scheme,
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‘Alien’ Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley Is Still the Boundary-Busting Heroine We Deserve

‘Alien’ Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley Is Still the Boundary-Busting Heroine We Deserve
Sigourney Weaver’s face isn’t the first one you see in Ridley Scott’s “Alien” — she’s not even the first name you see, popping up second in the opening credits to Tom Skerritt — but there’s no question that Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece is a film (and, now, an entire franchise) that lives and dies based on the strength of Weaver’s indelible Ellen Ripley. She doesn’t even begin to emerge as the film’s principal hero until about 45 minutes in, when Ripley steps up in the wake of the kind of calamitous tragedy that still makes the film such a heart-pounding to watch, nearly four decades on.

Scott’s choice to ultimately center his film around the strength of a female character was hardly the kind of thing that other late-’70s action-driven blockbusters dug into (screenwriter Dan O’Bannon first wrote Ripley as a male lead,
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Ranking the Xenomorph: The ‘Alien’ films from worst to best

In 1979 the world of cinema was forever changed as Alien arrived in theatres across the world. Based on a script from Dan O’Bannon, director Ridley Scott scared an entire generation senseless with his chilling space-set sci-fi horror. The film followed a group of space miners whom, after investigating a distress beacon on an uncharted planet, found themselves in distress as they came under attack from the deadliest of foes, the Xenomorph. The creature came from the inventive brain of the late H. R. Giger and has haunted viewers ever since it first sprung forth from John Hurt’s chest cavity.

Since Alien burst onto the screen we’ve had three sequels, two spin-offs and, with this week’s release, Alien: Covenant, two prequels. That’s a lot of films for one creature to inhabit and the results have varied. There’s been a lot of debate over the years about which film is best,
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Movie Review – Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant, 2017

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz and James Franco.

Synopsis:

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

There is a battle raging in Alien: Covenant. Not betwixt man and Xenomorph, but between director and studio. One of the biggest issues with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was that it always felt like the director was trying to get away from the Alien franchise, but 20th Century Fox was always over his shoulder asking to put more references to the series. With Alien: Covenant, it feels like Scott clearly wanted to do a direct sequel to Prometheus, but Fox
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Alien: the best spinoff stories featuring Ripley

Rob Leane May 5, 2017

It’s been a while since we saw her on the big screen, but Ellen Ripley lives on in books, audio dramas and games...

This article contains spoilers for Alien: Isolation and Star Wars: Rogue One

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Now that Neill Blomkamp’s much-talked-about Alien 5 idea – which would have brought back Sigourney Weaver and offered an alternate sequel to Aliens, wiping Alien 3 from the canon - seems to be off the cards, chances are that we won’t see Ellen Ripley back on the big screen any time soon.

Rumours and rumblings suggest that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel series (which began with Prometheus and will continue very soon with Alien: Covenant) may eventually feature an aged-down Weaver back in the
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Review: ‘The Dark Below’ Trades Dialogue for One-Trick Thrills

The premise that director Douglas Schulze and co-writer Jonathan D’Ambrosio have cooked up for their film The Dark Below is a bold one. This 75-minute thriller is dialogue-free, save one line at the start setting everything in motion, the story instead unfolding as a series of expressions through current duress and visually informative flashbacks while David Bateman‘s energetic score blasts you into the correct state of unease. Performances must be a bit over-the-top, with sight and sound bordering on manipulative, in order for it all to work, but we hope the result will be good enough to forgive any moments where these inevitabilities go awry. And for a time it is, our intrigue at what’s happening initially getting the better of disbelief. Sadly, that time is too short.

Kudos to the filmmakers for throwing us into the fire with frame one, though. I was genuinely interested because
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‘The Dark Below’ Review

Stars: Laura Mae Shafer, David G.B. Brown, Veronica Cartwright, Zachary Levine, Seraphina Anne Zorn, Tiffany Burns | Written by Douglas Schulze, Jonathan D’Ambrosio | Directed by Douglas Schulze

“Silence is the most powerful scream.”

Rachel (Lauren Mae Shafer) is on the run from a serial killer (David G.B. Brown). I say run, I mean swim. She was drugged, dressed in scuba gear and then plunged in to the depths of a nearby frozen lake to drown. Unfortunately for the killer however, Rachel is something of a seasoned diver and won’t go down (or should that be sank?) without a fight. With her killer stalking her on the surface, Rachel must not only constantly outwit him, but also survive the freezing temperatures as well as literally keeping a float.

Now before you call me a cop out regarding my somewhat brief synopsis, let me just tell you that The Dark Below
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Parade Deck Films unleash ‘The Dark Below’ on Us cinemas

Parade Deck Films have announced the upcoming theatrical release of festival favorite The Dark Below. Directed by Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) the film is a tense, fear driven film that utilizes minimal dialog to tell the story of a woman (Lauren Mae Shafer) struggling for survival beneath a frozen lake while a serial killer (David G.B. Brown) stalks her from the surface.

With its bone-chilling soundtrack by multiplatinum recording artist Eric Bobo and a searing supporting performance by Veronica Cartwright (Alien, 24: Legacy), The Dark Below, which played several high profile genre film festivals – including Fantasia International Film Festival, FrightFest UK, Monsters of Film in Sweden and Toronto After Dark – will hit select Us theaters on March 10th. Check out the trailer and poster below:
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Toy Fair 2017: Neca’s Alien Franchise Series 11 Figures Include Lambert & Xenomorphs

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Neca pays tribute to Nostromo crew member Lambert in their Series 11 figures based on the Alien franchise, with the upcoming series also including two Xenomorph figures—one from Dark Horse's Aliens: Defiance comic book series and the other with a Kenner-style appearance.

From Neca: "Series 11 of our bestselling Aliens action figures features three action figure debuts!

It includes the first-ever Lambert with an authorized likeness, as well as two new Alien figures: one from Dark Horse’s Aliens: Defiance comic book mini-series, and a classic Kenner Alien tribute that’s cast in translucent blue plastic just like the original.

Joan Lambert, navigator of the Uscss Nostromo, stands approximately 7” tall and features the likeness of Veronica Cartwright. She comes with two heads, removable helmet and flashlight accessory.

Both Xenomorph action figures stand over 9” tall and feature over 30 points of articulation with bendable tails.

Release Date: May 2017"

Photos via Neca:

The post
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Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all time

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Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeHalloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeScott Goodyer10/26/2016 10:00:00 Am

 Boo!

Sorry, major Halloween nerds over here! Obviously, we are super excited that Halloween is just around the corner and there is nothing like getting in the mood for this ghoulish celebration.

There are some great scary movies to check out on the big screen this year but if you're feeling more like staying in and wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the couch, the Cineplex store has a lot of great movies to rent/buy from -- including these Top Ten scariest movies of all time!

10. Poltergeist "They're here." Fans of this 1982 fantasy horror will never forget that chilling line by Carol Anne.

Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the story is about a suburban California family that discovers evil spirits in their home when their
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Fox Adds Two Major Cast Members to ’24: Legacy’ (Exclusive)

Fox Adds Two Major Cast Members to ’24: Legacy’ (Exclusive)
Fox has added two pivotal cast members to “24: Legacy,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Veronica Cartwright (“Alien,” “The Birds”) and Laith Nakli (“The Visitor”) have both been cast in the “24” revival, which debuts midseason on Fox.

Cartwright has joined as a series regular. She will play Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan’s (Jimmy Smits) mother. Described as well-heeled and connected, the character is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life.

Nakli, in a recurring role, will portray one of the series’ bad guys. His character Kusuma is a battle-hardened jihadist and fighter.

Both new cast members join series star Corey Hawkins, who takes on the central role of Eric Carter in the reboot of the beloved action series, which is based on the original “24” that starred Kiefer Sutherland (who is an executive producer, but is not in the show, as he’s currently starring on ABC’s “Designated Survivor”). Miranda Otto
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