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I’ll Be Back: 10 movie sequels that were better than the original

1 hour ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Thirty years ago today, James Cameron’s The Teminator dominated the box office on its opening day.

Though the Arnold Schwarzenegger action film is now considered a modern classic, it’s not exactly the best film in its franchise.

In the intervening nine years between The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) became a hard-willed warrior, determined to protect her son John Connor and the future of humanity. That’s one big step up from her colourless, sometimes hysterical demeanour in The Terminator. Already Terminator 2 is the better movie.

Terminator isn’t the only franchise that has a high-achieving younger sibling. Let’s go through some of our favourites.

 

Aliens

James Cameron makes a good sequel. Unfortunately, his follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien was postponed for years while Cameron wrote and directed The Terminator and Rambo: First Blood Part II. We’re very »

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Have your say: Vote to decide the greatest sci-fi movie of all time

22 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What are the greatest sci-fi movies ever made? That's the question we asked two weeks ago through the site and social media, and after wading through your many responses we've compiled a list of the landmark genre movies that you admire the most.

Now the task is simple - vote for the one movie below you think trumps all others and next month we'll reveal the winner ahead of the release of Christopher Nolan's latest sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar.

Is Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey science fiction's greatest moment on the big screen? What about the Ridley Scott-directed double of Alien and Blade Runner? Cast your vote below then scroll down to the comments section if you have more to say on the matter. »

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 4: 10-1

24 October 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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10. Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg

In David Cronenberg’s world, sex hurts so good; it’s innately disgusting and primeval but at the same time beautiful and becoming. (Kind of like sex in the real world, when you think about it.) Bodies degenerate and mental states corrode under the influence of lust, and yet something new is engendered by the collision of bodies, bodily fluids, the ripping of flesh and the mangling of organs. Through the carrion of ugly comes the attractive flesh, the new flesh. Videodrome, as Jonathan Lethem once quipped, remains Cronenberg’s most penetrative film; he creates a world at once rooted in modernity circa 1983–a world afraid of the advent of television usurping our humanity, over-stimulated times ushering in the end times–and existing in a timeless, placeless vacuum. It’s vast and claustrophobic, prescient and paranoid, of the same lineage as early James Cameron »

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Watch What Happens When an Alien Bursts Out of Some Guy's Chest in Real Life

24 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

YouTuber and magician MagicofRahat (aka Rahat Hussein, aka that guy who did that invisible driver drive-through prank) has his Halloween costume all sorted out. He created an alien chestburster, à la Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien. Modeled after John Hurt’s Kane in the film, the executive officer who becomes a host for the slimy creature that punches a hole through his chest, Hussein’s costume is a vivid remind of why Scott’s film still creeps us out. Hussein takes his grotesque getup to the streets to scare some passersby. Screaming ensues. Fun fact: the chestburster alien in Scott’s movie was inspired by Francis Bacon’s painting Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion and screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s battle...

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Watch: Vintage 23-Minute 'Alien' Interview With Ridley Scott, H.R. Giger, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt & More

24 October 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Few films possess the skin-crawling nightmare sensibility of Ridley Scott’s “Alien,” a claustrophobic classic that has burrowed its way into the minds of moviegoers for decades now. Scott has since dabbled in a slew of genres—everything from gangster yarns to swords and sandals epics—and yet, some argue that he’s never come close to capturing the sinister perfection on display in his landmark 1979 sci-fi picture. For those who consider themselves “Alien” obsessives—and lord knows they are legion—we have here an in-depth interview from 1979 about the film’s conception and production, featuring detailed interviews with the cast and crew (via Eyes On Cinema). The doc is certainly a product of its time—the agreeably grainy visuals and Tom Skerritt’s epic facial hair mark it as such—but it’s also vital to understanding the tremendous influence “Alien” has had since its initial release. Certainly when »

- Nicholas Laskin

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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best extraterrestrial movies

24 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from one specific group—say, vampire movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we’re ready to talk about some extraterrestrial horrors. In space, no one can hear you scream. But on Earth, aliens have been making film audiences hoarse for decades. Sure, there are plenty of friendly, E.T.-esque extraterrestrials—but more often than not, »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Noomi Rapace Has A Great Idea For Who The Villains Should Be In Prometheus 2

24 October 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

At the end of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Noomi Rapace's character of Elizabeth Shaw finally got to meet one of the Engineers that created her and the rest of humanity. The only trouble with that meeting was that it turned out the gods who created us wanted to take us out of this universe just as quickly, and had the weapons to do so. After a climactic battle that eventually created the Xenomorphs from the Alien series, we were left with Shaw and David (or what's left of him) heading off to find more of the answers that she's been searching for. Despite Ridley Scott ruling out the Xenomorphs as being the villains in Prometheus 2, Noomi Rapace revealed in an MTV UK interview to promote The Drop that her idea for the next villains in the biological/theological sci-fi franchise are probably the biggest options available. God maybe. »

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Noomi Rapace Discusses Prometheus 2 Storyline

24 October 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Last month, director Ridley Scott revealed that the Xenomorph creature from the original "Alien" films will not appear in the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel. Now, in a new interview with MTV, Noomi Rapace spoke about where the follow-up is headed. "I know Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one," she explained. "I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, she wants to know, and I feel like I'm sharing her curiosity, but also anger." Since the film won't have Xenomorphs, what else can the characters run into? "God, maybe? God or Devil, I don't know," Rapace continued. »

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Rapace Talks "Prometheus" Sequel Progress

24 October 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Ridley Scott confirming last month that the xenomorphs from the original "Alien" films won't be showing up in the "Prometheus" sequel, questions have quickly arisen as to what we will see in the new film.

We do know the film will see the return of Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw and potentially Michael Fassbender as the head of the android David. Rapace was asked about the sequel recently by MTV UK and offered her thoughts on where her character might go:

"Well, I know Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, »

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'Prometheus 2': Noomi Rapace Talks New Villains and Story Ideas

23 October 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Ridley Scott revealed that the classic Xenomorph creatures from his original Alien franchise will not be present in his highly-anticipated follow-up Prometheus 2. This news had many fans wondering who (or what) will be the primary villain in this upcoming sequel, which is currently being written. That report also revealed that Noomi Rapace will return as Elizabeth Shaw, and the actress recently offered her thoughts about where she hopes the sequel is heading, in an interview with MTV UK.

"Well, I know Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, »

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30 Behind The Scenes Shots That Completely Change The Tone Of Great Movies

23 October 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Movies have always been able to control our emotions, our thoughts, and our reactions. Certain movies have withstood the test of time because of the impression they have left on us through a great story, unique characters, or a shared experience. People who consider themselves “movie buffs” (which means you, since you’re reading this article) will oftentimes want to know the behind-the-scenes stories of their favorite movies and seek out production information, trivia, and actor experiences.

Thanks to the Internet, movie fans have been able to find never-before-seen photographs from their favorite movies and get a glimpse of what it takes to create an iconic moment in movie history.

Unfortunately, these looks behind the scenes can actually ruin moments in certain movies. For example, if the scene being filmed was a particularly dramatic death scene, seeing an actor goofing around backstage with his supposed murderer might change »

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New Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'Halo: Nightfall'

22 October 2014 11:46 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The new trailer for the live-action digital series Halo: Nightfall has the look of both Alien and Prometheus, and rightfully so since Ridley Scott serves as the series' executive producer. You can check out the trailer below.

Halo: Nightfall focuses on a surgically-enhanced agent named Jameson Locke, played by Mike Colter, and his investigation into a biological weapon affecting only humans. A multitude of classic weapons from the series seem to make an appearance, including an energy sword wielded by a Covenant soldier. The story takes place between the events of Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians.

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan directed the series from a script by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring. Scott and David Zucker are executive producing the project. Halo: Nightfall will premiere on November 10th, as part of the official HaloFest livestream.

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Review: Edge of Tomorrow

22 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The year is 2025, and once again the human race finds itself in yet another clichéd fight for survival. However, on this occasion it is the Alien's cognitive ability that threatens us most, rather than their over-powered weaponry or unforgiving size.

Combat evolved, the humans efforts are seemingly futile, with victories fewer and far between. However, highly strung propaganda and vivacious speeches from leading political figures ensure a constant recruitment drive, and none are more inspiring than Major General Cage (Tom Cruise) - a charismatic personality whose emphatic belief in the ultimate victory is somewhat infectious. It's as if Cruise is playing Cruise, because that same charismatic personality is what we've come to love and respect in regards to the veteran actor.

However, when ‘Cage’ is told he will be heading the front-line into direct combat in Paris, France, the mood changes. Until then his weapon had been words and his combat inspirational… »

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Larry Wilson interview: Cindy, Beetlejuice, sequels, Aliens

22 October 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Writer and producer Larry Wilson tells us about Cindy, Aliens, Young Sherlock Holmes and Beetlejuice. Plus: his thoughts on Beetlejuice 2...

Larry Wilson is a man who's had more than one life, it seems. Originally a writer, he then moved to development and the world of studio executives. And then? He moved back to writing, with Beetlejuice, which he also co-produced.

Here, he chats to us about his new webseries Cindy, as well as taking us back to the days of Beetlejuice, of bringing James Cameron to Aliens, and how Young Sherlock Holmes - a film based on his idea - was a disappointment to him.

Oh, and there's that Beetlejuice sequel too...

Let's start with what you're up to now, your webseries Cindy. I understand you pitched it originally to Nickelodeon, but it sounds like a show that's been swimming in your head for a while now. Can you tell us a bit about it? »

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Alien: Isolation (2014) Video Game Review

21 October 2014 11:26 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

The mouths of gamers and Alien fans everywhere were left sour after the rather lacklustre Aliens: Colonial Marines so when a new game was announced with Sega yet again behind the curtain, some folks started to panic yet another disaster was around the corner.

Sega, with developer Creative Assembly, sought to go back to the original 1979 film and recreate that sense of horror and dread in an original storyline that would take place 15 years after the events of that film and follow Amanda Ripley, Ellen’s daughter, as she too comes into contact with the dreaded creature.

The end result for Alien: Isolation is probably one of the finest survival horror experiences in gaming I’ve had in years, as it’s relentlessly tense, rarely gives you a moment of peace and is often challenging.

As a fan of the Alien film series, »

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Sean Bean Probably Won't Die in Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi 'The Martian'

21 October 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Briefly: After dying in nearly everything that's he's starred in, it sounds like Sean Bean is poised to survive a feature film. THR has word that the Lord of the Rings and National Treasure star has landed a role in The Martian, the next sci-fi drama from Alien director Ridley Scott. The film follows an astronaut (Damon) who is stranded in a Martian colony and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission. Bean will play a Nasa flight director, presumably back on Earth, trying to sort things out. Bean joins an interesting assembly of talent that includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover. The film arrives on November 25th, 2015. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Back to the Future hoverboard sells for £26,000 at auction

21 October 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marty McFly's iconic hoverboard has sold for £26,000 at a London auction.

The device eventually went for £26,700, nearly doubling its estimate of £15,000 at the Vue cinema in London's Westfield shopping centre.

The pink hoverboard featured in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, after Marty (Michael J Fox) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) travelled from 1985 to 2015.

Other items that went under the hammer include the biker scout helmet from Return of the Jedi for £20,400 and the Spectre underwater tow sled from Thunderball for £24,000.

The auction collected over £1 million from the selected film props on offer.

The most expensive item sold was Sigourney Weaver's flamethrower from Alien, which sold for £30,000.

On the other end of the spectrum, a 'one sheet' poster from Aliens sold for just £48. »

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Marty McFly’s Hoverboard Sells For £26,000 At UK Auction

21 October 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Marty McFly’s famous hoverboard, seen in the 1989 movie Back To The Future Part II, has sold for a whopping £26,000 at a UK auction, nearly double what it was expected to fetch.

The  iconic prop actually sold for £26,700 – almost doubling its original estimate of £15,000 while the biker scout helmet from Star Wars, Return Of The Jedi, went for £20,400 and the Spectre underwater tow sled from Thunderball sold for £24,000.

In all the auction, at the Vue cinema in London’s Westfield shopping centre, collected over £1 million from the host of film props on offer. The most expensive item to go under the hammer was Sigourney Weaver’s Flamethrower from Alien which sold for £30,000 but with a catalogue to suit all budgets, the least expensive item sold was a ‘one sheet’ poster from Aliens which went for just £48.

The auction was conduced by respected house Prop Store in association with Vue Cinemas. »

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Noomi Rapace says God could be the baddie in Prometheus 2

20 October 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month Ridley Scott gave an update on the status of Prometheus 2, during which he stated that the iconic Xenomorph from his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien was “cooked” and would be absent from the next film as he continues to take the series in another direction. Now Prometheus star Noomi Rapace has shared her thoughts on who could be the antagonist of the follow-up, telling MTV News that:

“God, maybe? Or the devil? I don’t know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover. Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can’t go to earth, there’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, she wants to know. I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity, but also her anger.”

As yet, there’s »

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Noomi Rapace: 'God could be the villain in Prometheus 2'

17 October 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Noomi Rapace has spoken about Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus sequel.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress, who played Elizabeth Shaw in the 2012 sci-fi, discussed the nature of the villains in the forthcoming sequel, after it was revealed that the iconic xenomorph aliens would not be appearing.

When asked by MTV News about who the follow-up's antagonist could be, Rapace replied: "God, maybe? Or the devil? I don't know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can't wait to go there. I don't know what we're going to discover."

Scott has previously said that he is retiring Hr Giger's classic Alien design for the sequel.

2012's Prometheus revealed the origin of the xenomorph aliens.

Rapace continued to say of the next instalment: "Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can't go to earth, there's nothing left for her there really.

"She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, »

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