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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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05.04.2016
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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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04.26.2016
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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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03.29.2016
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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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02.09.2016
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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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09.25.2015
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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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06.24.2015
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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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05.29.2015
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Awfully Good: The Black Hole

With TOMORROWLAND an apparent disappointment , we look back at another costly Disney sci-fi failure… The Black Hole (1979) Director: Gary Nelson Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster   A group of astronauts encounter a massive spaceship impossibly close to a black hole and find it inhabited by a...
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05.20.2015
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Neill Blomkamp wants to give Ripley a proper ending with his Alien sequel

A week ago we learned that a new ALIEN movie was in development from DISTRICT 9 and EYLSIUM director Neill Blomkamp . The man started putting the ideas for the movie together himself and posted some concept art online. Fox got word and his persistence paid off because the studio set him to the director’s chair. The film will be set within the ALIEN universe and father to the...
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02.25.2015
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Ink & Pixel: Alien

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I’m always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold...
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10.08.2014
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Cool Videos: Alien: Isolation brings dread to gaming consoles

There have been a ton of games over the years capitalizing on the ALIEN franchise (and more recently, ALIEN VS PREDATOR), but this is the first game I've seen that really emulates the atmosphere of Ridley Scott's original ALIEN. So much so, that I thought the player was actually on the Nostromo. Check out the trailer here: Here's the synopsis: Alien: Isolation is a...
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06.10.2014
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Sigourney Weaver open to playing Ripley again in another Alien movie

While making an appearance at the Hero Complex Film Festival , Sigourney Weaver revealed she is interested in reprising her iconic role from the ALIEN series, and talked about what a fifth ALIEN flick might look like. The actress took part in a Q & A after a double feature screening of Ridley Scott 's ALIEN and James Cameron 's ALIENS, and Weaver says she believes Ellen...
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06.03.2014
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