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Halloween Fiends: Monsters then and Now-Which Are Better?

28 October 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Old monsters or new? Dracula or Freddy Kruger? The Bride of Frankenstein or the Bride of Chucky? How do you like your monsters…Classic or neo-nasty contemporary?

 

Most people like a good horror film around Halloween. It’s the time of year for a good scare. But what kind of scare do you want…classic or modern? Do you prefer the gothic grand guignol of yesteryear or the deranged demons of today? Who’s cooler and creepier?

Just for clarity’s sake, we’ll draw the old vs. new line at 1978, with John Carpenter’s excellent Halloween being the start of the modern age of Horror. Everything before that (The B&W Universal monster films, the Hammer Studios films with Cushing and Lee, the Poe/Hawthorn adaptations with Vincent Price, etc.) are classic horror flicks.

Let’s start with the names of the monsters. In this category, you have to go with old Hollywood. »

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Exclusive Interview: Tom Savini on Directing 1990’s Night of the Living Dead

27 October 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From a horde of zombie mall walkers to a young Jason Voorhees to the vengeful camp caretaker Cropsy and beyond, makeup effects master Tom Savini has for decades crafted iconic horror movie characters. The wizard of practical gore is also known for his work in front of the camera as biker Blades from 1978’s Dawn of the Dead and the whip-cracking Sex Machine in 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn, but hardcore horror hounds also know the versatile artist from his time spent in the director’s chair on 1990’s Night of the Living Dead.

Ahead of his appearance at the Horror-Rama convention in Toronto, we caught up with Savini to reflect on his reimagining of George A. Romero’s classic zombie film:

George A. Romero wrote the script for 1990’s Night of the Living Dead, but I understand he gave you free reign to make changes as you saw fit. »

- Derek Anderson

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Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton Fight on 'Exodus: Gods & Kings' Posters

27 October 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The teaser posters for Ridley Scott's latest epic, Exodus: Gods & Kings, left plenty to be desired since they made the film look like some kind of Las Vegas stage show. Thankfully, these new posters for the film are better, though still uninspired. Both Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton each get their own poster with a unique tagline. And then there's one more that has them facing off in battle, and they each get a different tagline. They're nothing special, but few posters are nowadays. But clearly Ramses (Edgerton) was born into his role while Moses (Bale) is just following his destiny, so do with that information what you will. Here's the new posters for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods & Kings from IMDb: If you haven't seen it, watch the full theatrical trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings right here. Exodus: Gods and Kings is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Robin Hood, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Agents of Shield’s Adrianne Palicki is Becoming a Real Action Heroine

27 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

When you say the phrase “action hero,” a number of actors come to mind, be they the old-school badasses of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone or Bruce Willis, or new-era ones like Jason Statham, Terry Crews or The Rock. But if I told you to narrow your criteria down to women alone? Who would you come up with? It’s not that women don’t have ass-kicking roles in film, but the names that are coming to your mind are usually actresses who happened to be in an iconic action movie or series, but didn’t make a regular habit of it. You might say Sigourney Weaver for Alien or Uma Thurman for Kill Bill, but that was one film series in their entire career. But now I think we may be starting to see a slow shift toward women who are also considered “action heroes” in the traditional sense, and I think I’ve… »

- Paul

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7 Things Alien Isolation Does Way Better Than Colonial Marines

27 October 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Creative Assembly

Oh, how blind we Xeno-fans were back in 2011. Just how exactly could Aliens: Colonial Marines possibly suck? As the craftsmen behind such acclaimed games as Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, Gearbox had our confidence signed and sealed, but couldn’t deliver worth a damn.

The gaping cavity Colonial Marines left in our chests was a hearty deathblow to our collective faith in a franchise that was already struggling to stay relevant. It put us in a state of deep existential longing for the future existence of a game that understood why the Alien is so iconic and terrifying, and on October 11th, our prayers to the Engineers were answered.

Creative Assembly heeds the call of true horror preservationists and fans of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece with Alien: Isolation. Reviews so far have been an above average mixed bag, but Alien nerds will definitely find more to love »

- James McGrath

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New Halo Nightfall Trailer Looks Like A Ridley Scott Joint

26 October 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Xbox is getting in on the original programming game with an upcoming live-action digital series titled Halo Nightfall, which will debut its first episode during the live-stream HaloFest event on November 10th. Xbox One owners who pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection the next day will have access to the entire series.

Based on the wildly successful video game franchise, Nightfall boasts a pretty stellar pedigree – it was executive produced by Ridley Scott (Alien, Black Hawk Down), directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezza (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies), and scribed by Paul Scheuring, the creator of Prison Break. In particular, one can see Scott’s fingerprints all over Nightfall in the below trailer – it showcases the same sort of sci-fi gothic horror feel that the director established in Alien and Prometheus.

That the series looks so distinctly cinematic is a pleasant surprise and should help to make what appears to be »

- Isaac Feldberg

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

25 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | 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.

 

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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 »

- Sasha James

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

25 October 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | 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 »

Movies 10-1

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 »

- Greg Cwik

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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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- Alison Nastasi

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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, »

- Garth Franklin

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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 »

- Mike Shannon

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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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- Laura Frances

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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? »

- sarahd

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