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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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Review: A Hologram for the King

PLOT : An American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia hoping to make a huge financial deal for his company. While there he befriends a taxi driver and a beautiful doctor, both of whom give the man a unique perspective on his own life. REVIEW : Anyone who has ever traveled abroad is fully aware of the culture shock, jet lag and all the side effects of traveling to an unknown...
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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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Bad voiceover is just one of Tom Hanks' problems in Hologram trailer

Here's a challenge for you... Press play on the trailer below for A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, Tom Tykwer 's adapation of David Eggers' novel starring Tom Hanks , and see how far you can get before you feel absolutely compelled to hit the Stop button, thus ending your misery. If you can get beyond a minute, you may be deserving of some type of medal. Roadside...
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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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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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Cool Videos: To celebrate his birthday, this is how Tom Hanks does it

I never really thought I'd be posting a Justin Bieber video . . . ever, but fortunately I'll be doing so in the strictest literal sense of the term. Bieber was behind the camera for this endeavor posted on his Instagram account. What we have in front of his lens is far more entertaining, and that's Tom Hanks breaking it down to Montell Jordan's 'This Is How We Do It' in full-on...
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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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Image released of new Tom Hanks flick; bonus slice of Patrick Wilson

CLOUD ATLAS was an ambitious project, to say the least.  I think it was a film I admired more than enjoyed, but all three directors have projects in the works that I'm willing to check out.  The Wachowskis have another slice of Sci-Fi headed our way in the form JUPITER ASCENDING, starring Channing "Gambit" Tatum and Mila Kunis . The wait wont be long as that...
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