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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #22 is a Slow-Moving Fun Ride

16 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Guardians of the Galaxy #22

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Pencils by Valerio Schiti and David Lopez

Published by Marvel Comics

In part 2 of the “Planet of the Symbiotes” arc, the Venom symbiote, thought to have been captured by the Guardians, has done what parasitic aliens do best and escaped captivity, and is bouncing from Guardian to Guardian in in an attempt to commandeer their spaceship for a mysterious reason. Meanwhile, on Planet Spartax, the power vacuum left by the deposition of Star-Lord’s father, J’Son, leaves it’s remaining officials to make an unconventional choice for their next ruler.

It’s refreshing to read a comic that isn’t already tied into fifty-five other events, and instead focuses on advancing it’s own plot. Guardians of the Galaxy #22 is just that. Bendis juggles the two plots well, and the jumps from the Guardian’s exploits to the galactic politics »

- Halden Fraley

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If You Didn't Like Exodus: Gods and Kings, Give Kingstone's Moses and Exodus Comic Books a Try

19 December 2014 10:44 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Moviegoers are underwhelmed by Ridley Scott’s epic attempt at retooling C.C. DeMille’s classic The Ten Commandments and injecting more action into the second book of the Holy Bible. Critics share their opinions that the celebrated director of such films as Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator comes up short when trying to adapt the inspirational story from its source material for Exodus: Gods and Kings. If anything, the movie should inspire folks to do a little research on their own.

Kingstone Media has made it easy for comic fans to dig deeper into the story of the Deliverer of Israel from Egypt. Two mini-graphic novels, as I call them, are available which explore different times and event in the life of Moses. Written by Pastor, missionary, evangelist and book author Michael Pearl, Exodus and Moses both condense the tales into 28 to 29 page full-color books which might take some creative license here and there, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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35th Anniversary Posters For Ridley Scott’s Alien Remember A Classic

19 December 2014 9:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following up on the artwork for Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Poster Posse has published an array of stunning artwork to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic, Alien.

The beloved 1979 masterpiece may have spawned an entire universe across different mediums but, much like The Creative Assembly’s recent survival horror title, Alien Isolation, Poster Posse’s latest work returns to a film that changed a genre and, ultimately, created two stars in the making in Ellen Ripley and the deadly Xenomorph.

The artwork is truly impressive, and renders Scott’s vision in a wholly unique way 35 years after the film first terrified audiences the world over. Whether it’s the alien’s head portrayed in the shape of the number 35 or the Nostromo suspended in the blackness of space over a cluster of galaxies that resemble the Xenomorph itself, »

- Michael Briers

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Check Out These ‘Alien’ Posters Celebrating the Film’s 35th Anniversary

19 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

2014 is coming to a close, which means there are only a few more days left in the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott‘s Alien. We recently pronounced the sci-fi masterpiece the director’s best film and there weren’t many arguments about that. Not only did the film create a star and a franchise, it set the […]

The post Check Out These ‘Alien’ Posters Celebrating the Film’s 35th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Series of Alien Tribute Art for the 35th Anniversary of the Film

18 December 2014 9:50 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Poster Posse is back, and they have come together to pay tribute to Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror film Alien, which celebrated its 35th Anniversary this year. I can't believe it's been 35 years since that movie was released! The movie launched the career of Sigourney Weaver and introduced the world to the Xenomorph, one of the most terrifying aliens in the history of film. 

I've included several pieces of art that have been submitted for the first phase of this tribute project below.

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John Aslarona

Orlando Arocena

Daniel Nash

Brian Taylor

Berkay Daglar

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- Joey Paur

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Check Out Poster Posse's Awesome 'Alien' 35th Anniversary Artwork

18 December 2014 8:40 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Throughout the year, we've featured some cool artwork from Poster Posse hyping up films like Disney's Big Hero 6, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. But the latest efforts of artists paying tribute to films with their incredible art work is for a film that hit theaters decades ago. You may not realize it, but this year is the 35th anniversary of Alien, the sci-fi horror classic that introduced us to terrifying xenomorphs and the tough-as-nails Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and Poster Posse has just rounded up some awesome pieces for the film's anniversary, and we've posted our favorites below. Look! Here's just some of the artwork created by Poster Posse for the 35th anniversary of Alien: If you want to see more, and find out the artists names and seen more intricate details on some of the prints, you can check out all of Phase »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Doctor named greatest sci-fi character of all time in BFI poll

17 December 2014 10:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Doctor has been voted the greatest sci-fi character of all time in a BFI poll.

Thousands took part in the survey, with the Time Lord beating Alien's Ellen Ripley to the top spot by just 110 votes.

2001: A Space Odyssey voted greatest sci-fi movie of all time

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from Star Wars came in third place, while Kerr Avon from the 1970s BBC series Blake's 7 came in fourth.

Firefly's Captain Malcolm Reynolds came in fifth, Babylon 5's G'Kar came sixth and Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey is in seventh place.

Harrison Ford characters Rick Deckard (Blade Runner) and Han Solo (Star Wars) are in eighth and ninth place respectively.

Is Blade Runner's Deckard a replicant? Ridley Scott's definitive answer

Star Trek's Spock is in tenth place.

19% of votes were cast for alien characters, while humans received 67% and robots/computers received 14%.

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Krypton, Gotham and the glut of TV prequels

17 December 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Krypton, Gotham, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead spin-off. Is there no end to TV's thirst for commissioning prequels?

With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.

A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point, »

- louisamellor

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Review: A Fragile Balancing Act

12 December 2014 3:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When the entire span of Ridley Scott's career is finally written about, it's tough to say where a film like "Exodus: Gods and Kings" will stand. On the one hand, it's a big, brash, big-budget retelling of an ancient Biblical tale, a story of such big proportions that no less a titan than Cecil B. DeMille made two distinct versions of the Hebrews-out-of-Egypt story. On the other hand, it's a film that doesn't lend itself to hyperbolic enthusiasm, the way Scott's "Alien," "Blade Runner" or "Thelma and Louise" did.

I'm no fan of "Gladiator," but it's fair to say that it provided a template for Ridley's later work -- mixing high drama, big action sequences and a visual flair that owed as much to early Hollywood extravaganzas as it did to latter-day adventure films. It may be because I watched it only the week before, but the film that »

- Jason Gorber

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Review: Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, & More

11 December 2014 2:03 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ridley Scott is a filmmaker who, at his very best, is able to convey genuine human stories even when dealing with the largest possible canvases. "Blade Runner" is an existential tale of personal identity housed within a misty post-apocalyptic noir, "Alien" is less about the acid-bleeding monster than the working class heroes that fall victim to it, and "Gladiator" follows a single man's journey from the brink of desperation back to, if not a place of hope, then at least one of acceptance (it just so happens to be set in blood-soaked ancient Rome). So it would make sense that Scott would sign up for something like "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a massively budgeted retelling of Moses' trek out of Egypt. If anybody could telescope these events into something manageably relatable, it's Scott. The problem is that the director doesn't seem all that interested in telling a human drama, »

- Drew Taylor

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Biblical Epic

11 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. With all the emphasis on the trees and the lights and the shiny, shiny gifts, it's easy to forget about the holiday's deeply religious roots, about the birth of Christ and the three wise men and all of that. And there's at least one movie out this season that tries to at least carry the spiritual flavor of the holiday forward -- Fox's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an epic, hugely expensive re-telling of the story of Moses (this time played by former Batman Christian Bale) leading the Jews out of Egypt, and far away from the cruel pharaoh (Joel Edgerton).

This is a story that has been told countless times before, most notably in the cinematic incarnations of "The Ten Commandments" (starring Charlton Heston) and "Prince of Egypt" (the DreamWorks animated disappointment). So the question remains -- why now? »

- Drew Taylor

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Final Trailer For Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is A Walk Down Memory Lane

11 December 2014 10:25 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Narration from old Bilbo, played by Sir Ian Holm ("Alien"), bookends this final trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Try not to get too emotional as you take a stroll down memory lane as this trailer highlights some of the better moments from the previous films. Check it out below. “You’ll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back…” #TheHobbit https://t.co/ELz3llQXBK — The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) December 11, 2014 From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the »

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Final Trailer For Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is A Walk Down Memory Lane

11 December 2014 10:25 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Narration from old Bilbo, played by Sir Ian Holm ("Alien"), bookends this final trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Try not to get too emotional as you take a stroll down memory lane as this trailer highlights some of the better moments from the previous films. Check it out below. “You’ll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back…” #TheHobbit https://t.co/ELz3llQXBK — The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) December 11, 2014 From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the »

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Ridley Scott and Christian Bale on the Trials and Tribulations of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (Video)

10 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The thought of speaking, face-to-face, with either Christian Bale or director Ridley Scott is intimidating enough. Both of them are downright legendary. Scott for his unparalleled laundry list of genuinely classic movies (everything from "Alien" and "Blade Runner" to "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down") and Bale for a string of intense performances in everything from "American Psycho" to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy (he seems to have a pretty intense off-screen presence too). But talking to both of them, together, well, it was enough to make me nearly atomize into a nearly-invisible mist.

Bale stars in Scott's new biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" as Moses, who leads the Jews out of Egypt and away from the evil pharaoh (played here by hunky Australian actor Joel Edgerton, in eye make-up and bronzer). It's yet another classic Bale performance: obsessive, exacting, and, of course, intense. And it's a performance brought »

- Drew Taylor

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New Look at Neca’s Alien 7″ Series 4 Action Figures

9 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In Alien, Ellen Ripley may have faced some of the worst horrors imaginable during her deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the fierce Xenomorph on-board the Nostromo, but she certainly wasn’t the only one to feel the creature’s wrath. Dallas and the crew’s orange cat Jonesy also had to contend with the alien, and Neca pays tribute to them and Ripley in their upcoming Series 4 action figures that are shown in new photos.

Coming out in March 2015, Neca’s 7″ Series 4 Alien action figures consist of Dallas in his spacesuit, Ellen wearing her space gear, and Ellen in her regular uniform. Cat lovers should be delighted to find a figure of Jonesy the cat with each Ellen item, while all three figures come with weaponized accessories. We have photos and the figures’ official descriptions below (via Neca):

“Series 4 in our best-selling Alien action figure collection celebrates 35 years of »

- Derek Anderson

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From ‘Alien’ to ‘Exodus;’ We Rank The 15 Best Ridley Scott Movies

9 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We frequently think of Ridley Scott as a master, a filmmaker with huge ambition and bigger talent who can bring any vision to the big screen. His resume certainly seems to confirm that. Space opera, war movies, period pieces, spy thrillers, Best Picture winners — he’s pretty much done them all. Still, out of the […]

The post From ‘Alien’ to ‘Exodus;’ We Rank The 15 Best Ridley Scott Movies appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Terry Rawlings honoured with BAFTA Special Award

9 December 2014 2:38 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alien and Chariots of Fire editor receives BAFTA award.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has honoured editor Terry Rawlings with a BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to picture and sound editing.

The five-time BAFTA nominee received the award at an event in London from BAFTA-nominated sound re-recording mixer Ray Merrin, with whom he collaborated on ten films including BAFTA winners Alien, Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire.

“I can’t tell you just how thrilled I am…to receive this is just breath-taking. I’ve been so privileged, I’ve had a wonderful career and worked with some great people,”said Rawlings, who received the award to a standing ovation from the audience.

“There’s not many people who can say they spent their life doing the job that they really love. And then to get given this by BAFTA is amazing, I can’t thank them enough.”

“I had an »

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Terry Rawlings honored with BAFTA Special Award

9 December 2014 2:38 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alien and Chariots of Fire editor receives BAFTA award.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has honored editor Terry Rawlings with a BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to picture and sound editing.

The five-time BAFTA nominee received the award at an event in London from BAFTA-nominated sound re-recording mixer Ray Merrin, with whom he collaborated on ten films including BAFTA winners Alien, Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire.

“I can’t tell you just how thrilled I am…to receive this is just breath-taking. I’ve been so privileged, I’ve had a wonderful career and worked with some great people,”said Rawlings, who received the award to a standing ovation from the audience.

“There’s not many people who can say they spent their life doing the job that they really love. And then to get given this by BAFTA is amazing, I can’t thank them enough.”

“I had an »

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8 Ridley Scott Movies You Must See Before ‘Exodus’

8 December 2014 2:32 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

With its focus on ancient times, religion, morals and big battle scenes, Exodus: Gods and Kings brings together a ton of classic Ridley Scott trademarks. Most of the following films have some element in common with the upcoming film. A few are just must-see classics; all are worth your time.   Prometheus (2012) Despite the film’s many Alien-prequel elements, Prometheus is really a story about mankind’s search for God and what it looks like when...

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Terry Rawlings and the alchemy of editing

8 December 2014 5:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A BAFTA event highlighted editor Terry Rawlings' work on such films as Alien and Blade Runner. We take a look at a unique industry talent...

The bowels of the Nostromo meander seemingly without end. Brett, the vessel’s monosyllabic engineer, is searching the dimly-lit corridors and echoing atriums for Jones, a missing tabby cat. But here among the pipes and dank, dangling chains, a much larger and deadlier predator lurks. We haven’t seen it yet, and Brett's currently unaware of it, but we can sense that it’s waiting here somewhere in the shadows.

This, of course, is Alien, Ridley Scott’s seminal outer space nightmare. The scene sketched out above is an example of why the film has endured: it’s cut to a tense, prowling rhythm, uncannily - and appropriately - like a deadly creature waiting to strike.

One of the key elements in achieving that predatory rhythm was Terry Rawlings, »

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