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Bill Paxton on Neill Blomkamp’s Alien: “If you’re going to bring Hicks back, you’ve got to have Hudson”

24 May 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Michael Biehn’s Corporal Hicks expected to return to the Alien franchise alongside Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming fifth instalment of the sci-fi series, Entertainment Weekly took the opportunity to ask Bill Paxton if he’d have any interest in reprising the role of Hicks’ fellow Colonial Marine, Private Hudson.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of [the project],” said Paxton. “Maybe. I mean, if you’re going to bring Hicks back, you’ve got to have Hudson!”

Rumours suggest that Blomkamp’s Alien will serve as a direct sequel to Aliens (that may or may not ignore Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection), which if true would make it highly unlikely that we’ll see more of Hudson given the character’s fate in James Cameron’s 1986 sequel.


- Gary Collinson

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Bill Paxton is more than ready to take part in Alien 5: "You need to have Hudson"

22 May 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Paxton is ready to battle Xenomorphs one more time in director Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5, if asked.

It has already been confirmed that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley, while Michael Biehn is also expected to be back as Corporal Dwayne Hicks.

Paxton admitted to Entertainment Weekly that he is not entirely familiar with Blomkamp's plans for Alien 5, but would be interested in coming back as his Aliens character Private William Hudson.

"I mean, if you're going to bring Hicks back, you've got to have Hudson," he declared.

Blomkamp has previously described his movie as a direct sequel to Aliens, although he has stressed that it will not ignore events in the later films either.

Alien 5 is currently scheduled to premiere in 2016. Watch Blomkamp and Weaver discuss the film with Digital Spy below: »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

19 May 2015 11:28 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.    

A good fight scene is built into the fabric of an action film such that you can sense it coming like a storm on the horizon. It’s in the details of the opponents: the cracking of knuckles, the puffing of chests, the staredowns that say, “It’s about to go down.” A good fight scene makes you want to cover your eyes yet is impossible to look away from. You get tingly waiting for the violence to erupt, and if it’s done its job, you come away dizzy, invigorated, or even nauseated. »

- Shane Ramirez

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The Ultimate Horror Ladies of the 80s Battle 2 The Crystal Lake Blondes

17 May 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

And here we are. Our first couple of horror ladies have valiantly battled and sadly only one moves on. The votes have been tallied from this site from Facebook and from Twitter (31 votes for JoBeth Williams and 83 votes for Sigourney Weaver) and alas we must bid a fond farewell to Ms. JoBeth Williams. Let it be known that she was my personal choice for the first battle and frankly it was a very difficult decision. In the end I looked to my alltime top 40 movie list for assistance. On this list Aliens holds the 5 spot while Poltergeist is 3. That clinched the Williams vote. Im extra sad to see her go. »

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

13 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »

- ryanlambie

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Vote The Ultimate Horror Ladies of the 80s Battle One Gimme Back My Kid

13 May 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lets start this competition which is all about ladies 80s Horror Ladies to be exact off with a big bang as we look to the most female of all female things motherhood. This first step into the ring brings us smackdab into a place you best not find yourself between a faithful mother and her missing child. This inaugural contest finds Sigourney Weaver of James Camerons horrorscifiaction classic Aliens up against JoBeth Williams of the Tobe HooperhelmedSteven Spielbergproduced suburban haunted house legend Poltergeist. »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Rescues & Escapes

12 May 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’re an action hero, pulling off daring rescues and badass escapes is just another day at the office. The rescue has been the prototypical action scene since humans have been able to put pen to paper. From Tarzan swinging in on a vine to Iron Man flying in on his jets, a hero isn’t a hero unless he can swoop in and save the damsel or the day. The only thing more exciting is if the clock is ticking on his escape. Whether it’s from a burning building, »

- Shane Ramirez

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Dark Star: The World of H.R. Giger, Documentarian Belinda Sallin’s Outrageous Subject

8 May 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Dark Star: The World of H.R. Giger Opens May 15 H.R. Giger was a Swiss artist who bore no resemblance to most Swiss. He was a provocateur, creating artwork unlike anything else – metallic, filled with imagery of female genitalia giving birth and skeletal but alive – put him on the map. Giger won a Special Effects Academy Award for his work on Alien and worked on all but one Alien sequels including Aliens vs. Predator, creating creatures and thematic art. Remarkably, Giger never sketched, but used an airbrush freehand to express his dark imaginings. Documentarian Belinda Sallin looks at […] »

- Anne Brodie

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Second Opinion – Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

3 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monsters: Dark Continent, 2015.

Directed by Tom Green.

Starring Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock and Parker Sawyers.


Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.

Making a sequel to a critically lauded film as Gareth Edward’s Monsters (2010) wasn’t going to be an easy feat and Tom Green’s follow up Monsters: Dark Continent manages to expertly fail in every way. Much like the transition from Alien to Aliens, this time round we follow a group of soldiers as they attempt to deal with insurgent activity caused by the Monster infection. This is where the similar ends. Whilst »

- Helen Murdoch

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James Cameron Has Mapped Out An Early Script For Avatar 5

28 April 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shared universes are undeniably in vogue in Hollywood at present, with the likes of DC, Sony and Universal marching down the path carved out by Marvel not so long ago. And though James Cameron’s Avatar franchise doesn’t necessarily match this billing, with news surfacing that the esteemed director has mapped out a script for a potential Avatar 5, the lush world of Pandora seemingly boasts a scope on par with the other shared universes rolling in the dollars for the studios of Tinseltown.

As a matter of fact, the director recently postponed the planned trio of sequels, meaning moviegoers won’t be revisiting the alien world until 2017 at the earliest. However, in a recent interview with Hey U Guys, James Horner – sound composer who has worked alongside Cameron for Aliens, Titanic and the original Avatar in 2009 – revealed that the filmmaker currently has an embryonic plan for a fourth sequel, »

- Michael Briers

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Thn Interview: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Director Tom Green

28 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Gareth EdwardsMonsters was one of those films that people fell in love with. Made on a shoe string budget, the film highlighted just what could be achieved with some hard work, determination, and a good knowledge of special effects software. Now four years on there is a sequel on the way. Monster: Dark Continent is set a decade after the events of Monsters. The creatures have spread further into the human population, there now being several danger zones. The plot centres on a group of fresh army recruits whose first mission takes them deep into the forbidden territory as the embark on a rescue mission.

The film is being directed by British director Tom Green. Green came to studio Vertigo Films’ attention thanks to his impressive short films Brixton 85 and Kid, as well as his hand in E4 television series Misfits. In the run up to the film »

- Kat Smith

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Monsters: Dark Continent Review

27 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tom Green

Cast: Sam Keeley, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie

Run Time: 100 minutes

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Ten years after Monsters, the invading creatures have infected a lot more of the Earth, with the Middle East becoming overrun. The constant attempts to wipe out the creatures from this part of the world has lead to a rise in insurgents. After a squad of soldiers goes missing behind enemy lines it’s up to battle-worn Sergeant Frater (Harris) to lead a squad full of fresh recruits on a rescue mission deep into monster territory.

Gareth Edwards’ 2010 film Monsters is seen by many as one of the most original and innovative movies of this century. Edwards’ managed to craft a thought-provoking sci-fi monster movie on a shoe-string budget. Rather than other films that dealt with invading aliens, this one was devoid of massive set pieces and the White House being blown up. Instead the »

- Kat Smith

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Jessica Biel’s ‘Devil in the Deep Blue Sea’ Sails for Cannes

24 April 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Content Media has acquired international sales rights to romantic drama “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,” which stars Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams and Jessica Biel. Justin Timberlake will be scoring the film.

Content will unveil the first footage of the film, which is in post-production, in Cannes as the company introduces it to international distributors for the first time.

Bill Purple (“New Girl”) directed the movie from a script he wrote with Robbie Pickering.

Biel produced the film through her Iron Ocean Films banner with partner Michelle Purple, along with Mike Landry and Carlos Velazquez of C Plus Pictures and Chuck Pacheco of Nine Nights, respectively.

The cast also features Orlando Jones (“Evolution” “Sleepy Hollow”), Paul Reiser (“Aliens,” “Whiplash”) and Mary Steenburgen (“The Proposal,” “The Help”).


- Leo Barraclough

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Blu-ray details for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie revealed

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.

Pre-order Chappie On Amazon UK Or Amazon Us

In addition to the standard edition of Chappie, Sony will also release the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Terror Awaits on an Abandoned Mining Facility in this Trailer for Infini

21 April 2015 9:22 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Infini is a sci-fi thriller from director and writer Shane Abbess (Gabriel). A trailer for this film was released late last year. Now, Entertainment One Films has released another, official trailer for the film. The clip shows the edges of space and an abandoned mining facility. Also, Infini stars Daniel MacPherson, Whit Carmichael and Luke Hemsworth. This title will be release shortly and a preview of the film is hosted here. The film focuses on a lone survivor at a mining facility. Whit (MacPherson) requests a rescue and a team of explorers are sent to intervene. But, a terrible biological agent is set to be released and time is both precious and running out, for everyone. The film blends elements of horror and science fiction. Much of the film is set in the future, where technology is greatly advanced. Meanwhile, it looks like the agent has already changed some of »

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Watch Now: Darin Beckstead’s Evil Nature Proof of Concept & Exclusive Q&A

21 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Every October, we stab them with knives, killing their regular appearances and bringing them to new life with sharpened teeth, ghoulish gazes, and impossibly wide, sinister smiles. We make pumpkins into little monsters every year, but what if they came to life on their own... and wanted revenge for the years of jack-o'-lantern carvings, discarded guts, and baked seeds? Darin Beckstead's Proof of Concept for his planned feature film, Evil Nature, expertly explores this unnerving "what if?" with ample amounts of holiday humor and creature-centric horror. We've been provided with the fun and frightening Evil Nature Proof of Concept to share with Daily Dead readers, along with an exclusive Q&A with director Darin Beckstead.

Press Release -- "The brainchild of filmmaker Darin Beckstead has been unleashed! This two-minute Proof of Concept was inexpensively lensed during a single evening in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by Gilbert Adler (Constantine, »

- Derek Anderson

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Bill Paxton set to join Daniel Radcliffe for Grand Theft Auto film

15 April 2015 1:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Aliens star Bill Paxton could be set to join Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in Grand Theft Auto, BBC Films’ true-life story of the creator of Grand Theft Auto and a Miami lawyer who wanted to get the game banned.

Radcliffe is playing Sam Houser, the British co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind GTA as well as games such as Max Payne and Red Dead Redemption. Paxton would join the cast as activist attorney Jack Thompson, who ended up attacking Houser and his games, and blasted media outlets for pushing rap and sex on radio stations before he went after video gaming.

Owen Harris (Black Mirror) is directing the film, and is set to start shooting on April 20th. The film is based on Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, the book written by David Kushner.


- Scott J. Davis

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles hits Blu-ray Tuesday

8 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Shout! Factory.  This highly anticipated home entertainment collection will be available at Walmart stores nationwide and at

Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as Heavy Metal Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection), Michelle Ryan »

- Robert Greenberger

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Review: Invaders From Mars

8 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The downfall that faced Tobe Hooper's creative relationship with The Cannon Group in the eighties wasn't much different than the fate of George A. Romero's collaboration with Orion Pictures. After leaving an iconic legacy for horror in the previous decade, Hooper had a reputation to live up to when he made a three picture deal with Golan and Globus that resulted in the ambitious, but entertaining failure Lifeforce, the misunderstood parody The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and the family friendly remake of Invaders From Mars that helped sink Cannon out of Hollywood forever.

When considering the talent involved in this production that included screenwriting duties from Dan O' Bannon and special effects from legends like Stan Winston (who was simultaneously working on James Cameron's Aliens), John Dykstra (Star Wars) and Alec Gillis, this quite frankly should have been an exhilarating fantasy spectacle at the very least. Ironically, »

- Sean McClannahan

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Con Air: the 90s action film that remains unmatched

7 April 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here's our tribute to one of the best action movies ever made: a story of Nicolas Cage, a plane and a toy bunny...

"Break out the fine china, chill the lemonade, tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. Cos this boy's coming home to his ladies. Coming home forever."

Action cinema changed in 1999. The release of The Matrix unleashed a torrent of imitators, but also altered fundamentally the editing of movies in the genre. This came with a price. Action sequences became harder to follow. Character was relegated. The old style idea of pitting a movie star against some peril in extraordinary circumstances was seemingly less tempting. The Matrix had started something.

Well, that, or everyone just watched Con Air, and figured they couldn't top it. Because in truth, how could they? One of the most quotable, enjoyable and wildly entertaining blockbusters of the 1990s, I can't think »

- simonbrew

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