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New Contamination Blu-ray Brings New Life to an Italian Gem

26 June 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

After directing Star Crash, his glitzy, disco version of Star Wars, Italian director Luigi Cozzi set his sights to cashing in on the success of another space movie - Ridley Scott's mega-hit Alien. The results are 1980's Contamination, a bonkers exploitation film about eggs from outer space that blow people up for some reason.

With a similar set-up as Lucio Fulci's Zombie, a derelict ship approache [Continued ...] »

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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'

25 June 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here.  When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill.  Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies.   In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill."  Some great.  Some solid.  (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.)  There were clunkers »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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What Scares You?

24 June 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Written by Tom Wood

What, who, why or even how did your fascination with Horror begin? I will give you a minute to think whilst I set the scene. The other day, I was driving my car to work; A journey that has been done a thousand times before and as a result, it has become so tedious; so pathetically boring; I could probably do it with my eyes closed and without thinking (not that I will of course, that would just be plain dangerous on so many levels); But my point is, whilst I was driving, a question, not just any old question, but that question popped and buried itself deep into the back of my head. A simple question of What made me interested in Horror? Had evolved and mutated like a diseased zombie into further questioning and so forth, that in the end, a whole »

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Indiana Jones named greatest movie character of all time in new poll

24 June 2015 1:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Swashbuckling adventurer played by Harrison Ford takes top spot in Empire survey despite studio Disney preferring to focus on new Star Wars movies

Indiana Jones has been named the greatest movie character of all time ahead of James Bond, Batman and Han Solo in a new poll.

Harrison Ford, 72, takes two places (Jones and Solo) in the extensive survey of 10,000 film fans for Empire magazine, but there is only one female character, Alien’s Ellen Ripley, in the top 10. Sigourney Weaver’s battling warrant officer lands in fifth ahead of The Joker, Die Hard’s John McClane, Fight Club’s Tyler Durden, Darth Vader and The Dude from the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski.

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- Ben Child

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Punch It, Bishop: A tribute to James Horner's iconic 'Aliens' score

23 June 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I was in middle school, I had a copy of "Aliens" on VHS -- not an official VHS, mind you, but a shabby taped copy of an edited TV airing with all the cursing taken out. Didn't matter. I knew it was a masterpiece. In addition to Sigourney Weaver's legendary, Oscar-nominated performance and James Cameron's brilliant direction, one major element kept me coming back again and again: James Horner's thrilling, indelible score. As we previously reported, Horner is feared to have died in the crash of his single-engine plane near Santa Barbara, California on Monday, and it's first and foremost a huge loss for his loved ones, most importantly his wife Sarah and two daughters. It's also a loss, no doubt, for filmgoers. In addition to his "Aliens" score -- which brought him the first of a total of ten Oscar nominations -- Horner composed the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'Alien' Turns 36: Celebrate with these incredible vintage set photos

22 June 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ridley Scott's "Alien" turns 36 today, which should definitely make you feel old. But forget all that! Just like you, Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic feels as fresh and vibrant as the day it was released/born. There's something about these vintage behind-the-scenes photos from the film's set. Something...nostalgic. Classic. Warm and fuzzy, even. I don't doubt the production period on the film was tortuous, backbreaking and often breathtakingly dull for the majority of those involved (welcome to Hollywood!), but it's nice to pretend that it was one giant free-for-all of fun and creativity. Travel back with us now to the late 1970s, when Sigourney Weaver was an up-and-coming actress enjoying her first starring role, Yaphet Kotto was kind of a big deal and Veronica Cartwright was the queen of terrified facial expressions. In short, take a break from 2015, which is a mess, and let these 36 blessed photos (one »

- Chris Eggertsen

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15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships

19 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...

For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.

Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.

We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »

- ryanlambie

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Sigourney Weaver is coming to London Film and Comic Con

18 June 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If you've always dreamed of an intergalactic encounter with Sigourney Weaver, you might want to book tickets for London Film and Comic Con.

A statement posted on Twitter today (June 18) confirmed that the Alien star will be appearing at the event.

Sigourney Weaver will be joining us at #Lfcc. #alien #aliens #avatar #chappie #galaxyquest #disney #movies #london #ghostbusters

— Showmasters (@Showmasters) June 18, 2015

Weaver is a legend of the sci-fi genre, having famously played badass Ellen Ripley in the past Alien films and its upcoming sequel.

She's also made memorable appearances in genre comedies like Ghostbusters and Galaxy Quest, in addition to featuring in past and future Avatar movies.

London Film and Comic Con is held at the Olympia from July 17 through July 19. »

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Sigourney Weaver is coming to McM London Comic Con

18 June 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If you've always dreamed of an intergalactic encounter with Sigourney Weaver, you might want to book tickets for McM London Comic Con.

A statement posted on Twitter today (June 18) confirmed that the Alien star will be appearing at the event.

Sigourney Weaver will be joining us at #Lfcc. #alien #aliens #avatar #chappie #galaxyquest #disney #movies #london #ghostbusters

— Showmasters (@Showmasters) June 18, 2015

Weaver is a legend of the sci-fi genre, having famously played badass Ellen Ripley in the past Alien films and its upcoming sequel.

She's also made memorable appearances in genre comedies like Ghostbusters and Galaxy Quest, in addition to featuring in past and future Avatar movies.

McM London Comic Con is held at ExCeL London from October 23 through October 25. »

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Round-Up: Watch The Gallows Opening Scene, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Supernatural Mystery Minis

16 June 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first official clip for The Gallows has been revealed courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures UK. Also in this round-up: The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray and DVD details and news on the release of Supernatural Mystery Minis.

The Gallows: A Blumhouse film from Warner Bros. Pictures, The Gallows hits theaters in the U.S. on July 10th. Written and directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, and Pfeifer Brown.

"Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone."

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Produced by Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy, The Town That Dreaded Sundown »

- Tamika Jones

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John Hurt reveals cancer diagnosis by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-16 16:22:14

16 June 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

John Hurt at the London premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. BFI South Bank, Tuesday 13th September 2011 Photo: Sam Hughes

Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.

Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.

Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »

- Jennie Kermode

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John Hurt is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: 'I am more than optimistic about my outcome'

16 June 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The British movie icon - best known for roles in Alien and The Elephant Man - has said that he will continue working despite the recent diagnosis.

"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.

"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.

He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."

Hurt won Oscar nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, and was awarded with a knighthood last year.

He most recently »

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Watch: 'Prometheus' And 'Alien' Re-Cut Together Into 2 1/2 Hour Black-And-White Movie

12 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” was recently pushed up a couple of weeks for an October release date and will mark the third time Scott has ventured into space. His previous two interstellar sojourns, “Alien” and “Prometheus,” couldn’t be further apart, critically. One’s a stone-cold classic and the other’s legendary status is definitely less than a sure thing. However, Job Willins has attempted to join Scott’s two xenomorph-featuring films together to make an entirely new film: “Derelict.” Read More: Watch: 7-Minute Video Explores Ridley Scott's Awe-Inspiring And Awkward Filmography  Running nearly two-and-a-half hours, Willins has cut the two films together for a black-and-white version where “Prometheus” has 30 minutes swapped for an hour of “Alien” footage. It’s an interesting look at an alternate timeline where the two films and storylines could have been played as echoes or reflections of each other in the same film. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Attacks!

11 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’ve seen a film montage in the last 10 years, then you’ve been witness to at least one of the scenes mentioned on this list: the vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park signaling the T-Rex prowling nearby. It’s the perfect type of image to tell the audience: something is coming. These flashes of exhilaration are fan-favorites, and it’s no surprise to see them featured prominently as the centerpieces for some of the greatest films ever. It’s the invasion when the aliens come out of the sky, the »

- Shane Ramirez

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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You’ve got a T-Rex? Six of the most believable cinematic creations

11 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, in cinemas now across the globe, I’ve decided to take a trip through 5 of my favourite on-screen creations that have defied the laws of supposed reality. We’re talking those creatures that capture the imagination when they’re first seen but also made you disregard that they weren’t even real.

Let’s begin…

6. Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

I must admit my movie mind was cautious before the re-launch of another Apes saga but once you see Wyatt’s version that came complete with Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium monkey, sorry Ape, Caesar, then the game was changed forever.

Caesar is an exceptional creation and not just as they’ve given us the believability factor but because it’s done with all the correct intentions. Gone are the days where we know there are humans under the suits, »

- Dan Bullock

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Get lost in space with Matt Damon in the first trailer and viral video for The Martian

8 June 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ridley Scott knows how to make a space movie. Having directed such outer space classics as Alien and Prometheus, he’s proved more than once that he can handle committing the Final Frontier to film.

So it only makes sense that he’s taking on The Martian, based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir. Starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, the story follows a crew of Mars-bound astronauts that end up leaving Watney behind without enough supplies to last. Formally trained as a botanist, Watney has to find a way to survive until a mission can retrieve him, while the people in charge on Earth struggle to bring him home.

Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, Donald Glover, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this promises to be a memorable space thriller.

A viral teaser and first official trailer have been released, »

- Amanda Wood

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Matt Damon Is Stranded on Mars in Intense First Trailer for 'The Martian'

8 June 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Never mind little green men, there's only one man we need to worry about in "The Martian": Matt Damon's astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, he's left behind and presumed dead. But he's not dead. He's just stuck there. So he's forced to use Bourne-level smarts to survive and signal home that he's still alive.

20th Century Fox just released the first 3-minute, 17-second trailer for "The Martian" and -- prepare to cringe at this, but dammit it's still true -- it's out of this world. Just watch:

"The Martian" is directed by Ridley Scott, so it's already off to a great start, and it's based on the novel by Andy Weir. Matt Damon is the headliner, but he's joined by A-listers Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Donald Glover, and ... Kristen Wiig? Yeah, she's branching away from just comedies, »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch: First Promo for 'The Martian' Introduces the Ares 3 Crew

7 June 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Crew Fact: Huge fan of classic Kung Fu movies." 20th Century Fox has debuted a fantastic promo video for The Martian adapted from Andy Weir's novel, directed by Ridley Scott. The video is a viral promo for Nasa featuring astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who takes us on a tour of the Hermes spacecraft soon embarking on the Ares 3 mission to Mars. In the video we get to meet crew members: Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, Michael Peña as Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel, and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis. And finally, we get a few minutes with Matt Damon as Watney at the end. I can't wait to see a full trailer, but this is a perfect introduction for now. View below. The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, »

- Alex Billington

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