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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Blue Thunder

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at BLUE THUNDER. THE STORY: Frank Murphy ( Roy...
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07.29.2016
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Alien 3 & Resurrection won't count once Neill Blomkamp makes his Alien pic

I hope you're not a fan of ALIEN 3 or ALIEN: RESURRECTION, if you count the sci-fi franchise among your favorites... Because in due time, they'll no longer count in the grand scheme of things. Much like the STAR WARS expanded universe, they'll be chalked up to glorified fan-fiction once Neill Blomkamp gets to take the reins on a new ALIEN sequel.  Sigourney...
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07.06.2016
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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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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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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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Sony remaking 80s flick Blue Thunder; will trade helicopters for drones

Your first thought of Roy Scheider may be JAWS or SeaQuest DSV, but for me it will always be BLUE THUNDER. The 1983 action movie about a pilot using an enhanced military helicopter to patrol Los Angeles was one of my favorite movies growing up as a kid. The John Badham movie was not the greatest movie made but it had some pretty awesome aerial sequences. Now, the movie is being...
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03.17.2015
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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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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Arrow, Boba Fett, It, Waynes World

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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09.13.2014
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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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Creator of classic Alien design, H.R. Giger, has passed away at age 74

Sandra Mivelaz, administrator at the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland, informed the associated press that artist H.R. Giger died in a hospital on Monday at age 74, due to injuries suffered in a fall.  The artist was famous for mixing man and machine in his work, and had a visual style that was instantly recognizable.  No small feat, considering the field he worked in.  He...
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05.13.2014
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