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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sega's Alien: Isolation video game is the closest thing to an direct sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 film

When PROMETHEUS hit theaters last year, many looking for a true follow-up to ALIEN were disappointed with a very different type of sci-fi movie from Ridley Scott . While I really enjoyed PROMETHEUS, I too have been holding out hope for a direct ALIEN sequel that would capture the same horror that the 1979 film engineered. A movie like that may not be coming soon but it appears the new...
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Sigourney Weaver

Last week, we took a look at the career of a downright icon when it comes to being a badass- Denzel Washington . But, as good as he is, I think he just might be beat in that department by this week’s subject. Sigourney Weaver Chalk Sigourney Weaver up as one of our true modern legends. During the eighties, Weaver did it all. Not only was she one of...
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Review: This Must Be The Place

NOTE: This review originally ran January 24th as part of our Sundance 2012 coverage. PLOT: When his father dies, a washed-up eighties pop star named Cheyenne (Sean Penn) leaves his Dublin estate, and his thoughtful wife (Frances McDormand) to travel to America and bury his estranged dad. Once there, he learns that his father, a Holocaust victim, was obsessed with tracking...
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