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Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Day One

7 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Happy Black Friday everyone! With the holiday shopping season kicking off today, we thought we’d get a jump start on our Annual Holiday Gift Guide as well, so that we can provide you guys with some great gift options and help you save a few bucks in the process.

Once again, Daily Dead is going to be posting some of our favorite gift ideas for all the horror, sci-fi and comics lovers out there over the next few weeks and just because we want to do something fun for our readers, at the end of each day’s recap, we’ll be posting a holiday horror-related trivia question and giving away great prize pack featuring items from our fantastic sponsors, including Scream Factory, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Horror Decor.

Vendor Spotlight: HorrorDecor.net

For any horror fan out there who likes to incorporate their love of zombies, slasher movies »

- Heather Wixson

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What Movie Have You Watched the Most? The Hitfix Staff Answers

27 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everybody has that one movie that they've watched so many times, "knowing it by heart" doesn't even begin to describe the relationship. It's the film that you drop everything to watch when it comes on TV, or that you bought and wore out the VHS copy, and then the DVD and the Blu-Ray... and you're still happy to watch it again on Netflix. Maybe it all started with what your family liked to watch (or what they hated) or what ended up in your stocking at holiday time, or what you fell in love with at the theater. Below, the HitFix editorial staff shares its most-watched movies of all time. What is yours? Tell us in the comments! Donna Dickens "Titanic" I was that fourteen year old girl. The one that saw “Titanic” in theaters multiple times (my personal tally was seven.) I bought the VHS two-pack. I recorded the »

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Director Ridley Scott on Creating His Vision of Moses

25 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The ideal place to meet Ridley Scott would be on a raging battlefield, in the furthest reaches of outer space, or in the midst of any of the other vast canvases on which he creates his movies.

Instead, we’re sitting in a basement salon at London’s trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where the 76-year-old director has parked himself, however briefly, to discuss his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and to ruminate on his long career.

“You’re probably going to be sitting down, so you’re not going to get a proper sense of him,” actor Christian Bale, who stars in Scott’s new film as Moses, warned this reporter a few days earlier. “You’ve got to see Rid on the move to understand him. He’s totally kinetic. I’m absolutely sure he springs out of bed at 10 times the speed I do.”

Australian actor Joel Edgerton, »

- Scott Foundas

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Rare Aliens Set Photos Show Actor James Remar as the Original Corporal Hicks

19 November 2014 9:27 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

James Cameron's 1986 film Aliens is an awesomely badass movie and one of my favorite sci-fi action films of all time. The movie was released with Michael Biehn in the role of Marine squad Leader Corporal Dwayne Hicks. But before Biehn came along, James Remar had originally been cast in the role. He even filmed a good chunk of the film before he was fired. Today we have a set of rare photos from the movie that feature Remar as Hicks. 

It's really weird seeing him in the role because after seeing Biehn kick ass as the character it's hard to imagine anyone else play him. Remar was most recently in the Daniel Radcliffe film Horns, but he might be best known for his part as Harry Morgan in Dexter

When Remar was let go from Aliens, it was said that it was because of "creative differences," but the actor »

- Joey Paur

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Aliens: rare photos of James Remar as Hicks

16 November 2014 10:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Biehn was a late replacement as Hicks in James Cameron's Aliens. Some rare photos of James Remar in the role have surfaced...

James Cameron was a couple of weeks into filming his superb sequel Aliens when he had to make a significant casting change. James Remar had originally been cast as Corporal Dwayne Hicks, but he was replaced by Michael Biehn, and his scenes re-shot.

The story at the time was creative differences, but since then the actor confirmed to Sidebar that "I had a terrible drug problem, but I got through it... I was initially cast as Corporal Hicks, and I was fired after a couple weeks of filming because I got busted for possession of drugs, and Michael Biehn replaced me".

Out of nowhere, it seems, a bunch of photos have now popped up online, that show James Remar as Hicks, before he got the boot from the production. »

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Check Out Some Pics Of James Remar As 'Corporal Hicks' In Aliens

15 November 2014 5:58 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

I'm a huge Aliens fan but I must admit this was news to me. Before Michael Biehn took over as the character, James Cameron had cast James Remar in the film as Corporal Dwayne Hicks but he wound up being fired. Remar had always maintained that he had to leave the production because of “urgent matters at home”, but a few years ago the truth came out. “I had a terrible drug problem, but I got through it. I had a great career and personal life, and messed it up with a terrible drug habit," he admitted in an interview with Sidebar. "I was initially cast as Corporal Hicks, and I was fired after a couple weeks of filming because I got busted for possession of drugs, and Michael Biehn replaced me.” Though no footage of Remar as Hicks exists (that we know of anyway), The Playlist have unearthed these pics. »

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Rare Aliens Set Photos Show James Remar as Corporal Hicks

13 November 2014 7:06 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s always hard to imagine our favorite movies with different actors in the lead roles, which is why it’s especially fascinating to learn of original casting choices that didn’t end up working out. Take James Cameron’s Aliens, for example. It… Continue Reading →

The post Rare Aliens Set Photos Show James Remar as Corporal Hicks appeared first on Dread Central. »

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New Look at Neca’s Bishop Series 3 Aliens Figure

13 November 2014 9:35 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In Aliens, Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley didn’t much care for Lance Henriksen’s android Bishop after she was almost killed by the conniving robot Ash on the Nostromo, but Bishop helped Ellen get over those trust issues by aiding and not abating her in the sequel. Commemorating Bishop in their upcoming Series 3 Alien franchise figures is Neca, and they recently revealed a closer look at the “artificial person” collectible.

Along with the Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit figure from Alien and the Dog Alien figure from Alien 3, the Bishop figure will be available this December. This Bishop depiction is scaled to seven inches and comes with a couple of key accessories. We have a close look at the figure below (via Neca).

To learn more about the Alien Series 3 figures, visit:

http://necaonline.com/46854/products/toys/action-figures/alien-7-scale-action-figure-series-3-assortment/

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Sigourney Weaver in "Alien: Isolation"

8 November 2014 4:10 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and images of actress Sigourney Weaver as 'Ellen Ripley' from the "Alien" movie series, in a live motion capture performance from the 20th Century Fox/Sega video game "Alien: Isolation", directed by Alistair Hope:

"...in 2137, 15 years after the events of 'Alien' and 42 years prior to 'Aliens', 'Amanda' investigates the disappearance of her mother 'Ellen Ripley'.

"Amanda is transferred to the space station 'Sevastopol' to find the flight recorder of the 'Nostromo'...

"...only to discover an 'Alien' has terrorized the station and killed the vast majority of the crew..."

"The interesting thing about science fiction is that it’s always relevant, " said Weaver about reprising her feature film role.

"It’s always out ahead of us. And I do think people love to be terrified. 'Alien' terrifies you in a wonderful and eerie and elegant way..."

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- Michael Stevens

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60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

4 November 2014 3:35 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and »

- Max Molinaro

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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

31 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

- Andre Soares

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‘Interstellar’ Looks to Join a Short List of Space-Related Films to Garner Best Picture Oscar Noms

31 October 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is hoping to join Guardians of the Galaxy, another space-related film, at the top of the box office after it opens Nov. 5 and could garner a best picture Oscar nomination. In the trailer, Matthew McConaughey‘s character says, “We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars; now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt,” so one wonders how often the Academy looks skyward for best picture nominees and if voting members have set a precedent for space films to do well at the Oscars. Though many of the voting members came of age when President John F. Kennedy said we were going to put the first man on the moon, only six space-related films have been nominated for best picture: Gravity (2013), District 9 (2009), Avatar (2009), Apollo 13 (1995), The Right Stuff »

- Anjelica Oswald

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James Cameron -- Terrorizing Malibu With Front Yard Horror Show! (Photos)

30 October 2014 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Cameron's known for sinking millions into big budget action films or sinking ships -- but now he's jumping into the horror game with a sick Halloween display ... worthy of his Malibu mansion.No 'Avatar' blue creatures, or 'Aliens' monsters -- instead Mr. Terminator went with more traditional macabre scenes. But check out the gallery ... his ghouls, ghosts, and cemetery will put most to shame. Sadly, Jc passed on paying »

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Gale Anne Hurd To Receive 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

29 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America made the announcement today.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed producers of Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning programs that shatter box office and ratings records.

Hurd worked on Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond The Stars and went on »

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PGA Awards to honor ’Walking Dead,’ ‘Terminator’ producer Gale Anne Hurd

29 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s unclear who dubbed Gale Anne Hurd the “First Lady of Sci-Fi,” but it’s a title she owns with every fiber of her being. James Cameron's former confidante (and wife), Hurd started as an executive assistant to Roger Corman before producing such films as "The Terminator," "Aliens," "The Abyss," "Tremors," "The Relic," "Armageddon," Ang Lee's "Hulk," "and "Aeon Flux.” Today, she’s more popular ever, the matriarch and hype woman of the highest rated cable television show, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” For her undeniable contributions to the world of blockbuster cinema, the Producers Guild of America has announced that it will bestow Hurd with its highest honor. The PGA announced today that Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Previous winners include Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson, the producers behind the James Bond franchise, Working Title Films’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, »

- Matt Patches

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Gale Anne Hurd in PGA lifetime honour

29 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. 

The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24 2015 in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honour in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild Of America.”

Previous winners of the Selznick award include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and last year’s recipients Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd’s credits include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Armageddon, [link »

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‘Terminator’ Producer Gale Anne Hurd to Receive Selznick Award from PGA

29 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced Wednesday. The award, which recognizes a producer's outstanding body of work in motion pictures, will be presented to her at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony in January. The film and TV veteran is perhaps best known for producing two iconic James Cameron films, ”The Terminator — which they co-wrote —  and “Aliens.” But she also currently serves as an executive producer on television's most-watched scripted drama, AMC's “The Walking Dead.” See photos: ‘Walking Dead’ Season 4 Death Toll: 34 and Counting “I. »

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'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd to Receive PGA Achievement Award

29 October 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Producer Gale Anne Hurd, known for her work on AMC's "The Walking Dead" and James Cameron films "Aliens," the "Terminator" series and "The Abyss," will receive the Producers Guild of America's 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. The prize will be presented to Hurd at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles. Hurd's production career launched when she produced and co-wrote Cameron's box office smash "The Terminator" in 1984. Other feature credits include commercially minded films "Armageddon," "Hulk" and "The Incredible Hulk," "Aeon Flux," "The Punisher" and the Oscar winner "The Ghost and the Darkness." Her executive-produced "Walking Dead" is among TV's most-watched scripted dramas. Named for the Academy Award-winning "Gone with the Wind" producer, the Achievement Award has previously gone to such »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Gale Anne Hurd Tapped for Producers Guild’s Selznick Award

29 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected Gale Anne Hurd to receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.

The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on  Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Previous winners include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and the most recent recipients Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd produced and co-wrote “The Terminator” three decades »

- Dave McNary

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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.

 

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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