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I Want That: Punch fountain in the form of a Xenomorph

Do you really want to be the loser who doesn't have a punch fountain in the form of a Xenomorph at your next party? I know I don't, and thankfully the team over at NEATOCO have our backs. After sculpting the deadly creature from Ridley Scott 's ALIEN from the waist up and inserting a tube, they were able to transform their creation into a handy, and disgusting, drink...
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The Kill Counter - The Alien Quadrilogy (video)

Ever wondered how many people lose their lives in any particular movie, be it action, horror, sci-fi, or even comedy? Well, we've got you covered with The Kill Counter, our new series takes out all the guesswork and counts down every death on (and sometimes off) screen. Break out your calculator and try to keep up! For the latest episode we head to a place where no one can hear you...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: John Hurt

John Hurt I was at Sundance when I heard that John Hurt had passed on. Being a long-time fan of one of Britain’s truly great actors, I was surprised that I’d never written him up for this column. Maybe it’s that I never associated Hurt with being “bad-ass”, but even a cursory look at his work reveals that he was all that and much more....
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Francis Ford Coppola needs your help to make an Apocalypse Now video-game

Really? Although APOCALYPSE NOW is highly regarded and considered to be one of the best war movies of all time, I can't imagine that many people were eagerly awaiting its video-game adaptation. Francis Ford Coppola has announced that should we want it, we'll soon get to experience his psychedelic vision of Vietnam in video-game form. In order to " maintain the creative...
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Why It Works: Being There

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** In my time analyzing movies, one film that has always stood out to me is Hal Ashby 's BEING THERE. Not only is it memorable and timeless, but it breaks the rules of screenwriting...
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Awfully Good: 1979's Captain America and Captain America II (Video)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR has some big shoes to fill if it wants to live up to...   Captain America (1979)   Director: Rod Holcomb Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich   Fledgling artist Steve Rogers and his Street Van of Justice™ are the only things standing in the way of America receiving the...
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Cool Videos: Kick off Alien Day with the classic trailer to the original

As you may have noticed, today is being dubbed "Alien Day" by 20th Century Fox and anyone else wanting to get in on the action. Why April 26th? Well, if you recall, LV-426 was the satellite on which the crashed ship was found in the original ALIEN. Of course, the moon went on to see more action in ALIENS when a "shake and bake colony" was established and ultimately...
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20th Century Fox is turning April 26 into Alien Day

Open up those Calendar apps and start making notes for April 26. The previously unremarkable Tuesday has now been dubbed ALIEN Day by Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products who have turned the date into a massive social media campaign to celebrate the ALIEN franchise. For 24 hours, 4/26 (a nod to LV-426) will be filled with product launches, nationwide screenings and a Twitter...
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Bryan Fuller will be showrunning CBS' new Star Trek series

Back in November, CBS announced that it'd be bringing STAR TREK back in series form, using their new digital subscription platform CBS All Access to bring forth a new crew and a new ship. Now we know who will be running the show. Bryan Fuller, who recently acted as showrunner for HANNIBAL, will be operating in the same capacity for the new STAR TREK, while also adding executive...
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Now Ridley Scott claims there are Ripley connections in Alien: Paradise Lost

We many never get Ridley Scott to shut up about PROMETHEUS 2... sorry, ALIEN: PARADISE LOST. Now that the cat is out of the bag about the title and the closer we inch toward him heading into production sometime next year , he wants to tell us all the things about the next movie whether we want him to or not. By the time he even puts this thing in front of cameras, it wouldn't...
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VHS Retro Art Round-up: Monkey Shines, Phenomena, Evil Ed, Phantasm and more

Every child of the 80s will remember going to the video store and trying to find a movie to rent. Back before the days of Blu-ray and On Demand, selecting a movie usually meant finding the flick with the coolest box art. Like modern posters, classic VHS art has been lost but thanks to the Internet there are countless reminders of these cool creations. This column will be dedicated to...
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Why It Works: Alien

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Low budget sci-fi movies and generic monster-in-the-house fare... the 70's and 80's were awash with both of these, resulting in a metric shit-ton of forgettable and laughably...
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