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The Actor’s Actor: Sir John Hurt, 1940-2017

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Sir John Hurt, one of the greatest actors of his generation, has passed on following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. In a career that spanned nearly six decades, Hurt assayed every type of role across every type of genre and was brilliant in all of them. It staggers me to consider the […]

Next Summer We Will find a New LIFE!

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During last week’s episode of the Walking Dead, a surprise movie trailer was dropped right in the middle of the commercial breaks. A new science fiction film is coming next summer about the first contact with alien life in space. Things do not seem to go to well for the crew involved and it gets all […]

For Alien Day, Newt Returns?

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Neill Blomkamp just dropped some production art for the ‘is it or isn’t it dead’ Alien 5 on his Instagram page. In this case it is a look at a grown up Newt. She looks like a badass for sure having grown up in the shadow of the Alien. Now with this in mind, does […]

Happy 4/26! Alien Day!

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Following off the heels of Star Wars’ ‘May the Fourth’ and ‘October 21st’ for the Back to The Future films, Fox is pushing to make this a new event. In case you did not get the connection, the 4/26 date is reference to the Alien planet being called LV-426 in the James Cameron sequel, Aliens. […]

There Will Be a ‘Midnight Special’ in March 2016

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  Popping on my radar this week is this little film from Jeff Nichols, called Midnight Special. I have not heard much about it until now and I have to say it sounds really good. The poster made it’s debut and I have to admit it’s a good poster and done the job of piquing my […]

‘Prometheus 2’ is now officially ‘Alien Covenant’

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Fox officially announced the release date and the synopsis of the new film from Ridley Scott which ties Prometheus into Alien now, in a much more overt and fuller way. Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — […]

My Geek Obsession – Movie Novelizations

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A long, long time ago... Before the internet, before home video there were novelizations of movies. In most cases a book gets turned into a movie. With a novelization the movie gets turned into a book! When you wanted something tangible from your film experience and a way to relive the movie over and over, or even just a way to get more details, novelizations were the way to go. It could even include new scenes.

Prometheus 2 is Now Called ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’?

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So if you watch the clip above from Hey U Guys, Ridley clearly states that Prometheus 2 is no longer that name. It is now Alien: Paradise Lost. Hmm. WTF? What does this mean for Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel? He seems to have put a lot of work into pre-production and story already. Has it been […]

Prometheus 2 starts filming in January ?

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  The sequel to the much maligned quasi-reboot / prequel to the Alien series is heading back for a part 2. According to Indiewire, Ridley Scott is keen to start shooting soon, maybe even as early as January. “I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” Scott  told Total Film recently. […]