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Fox Releasing Ripley’s ‘Aliens’ Reebok Sneakers as Part of ‘Alien Day’ Celebration

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by Mike Sampson March 29, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
Reebok/20th Century Fox
Remember “Back to the Future Day” last October when the internet celebrated the date — October 21, 2015 — Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future II? And how to commemorate the occasion Nike announced the self-lacing Air Mag sneakers that Marty...

Neill Blomkamp’s Abandoned ‘Aliens’ Sequel Would’ve Starred Newt as the New Ripley

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by Mike Sampson November 23, 2015 @ 2:43 PM
20th Century Fox
Earlier today, Matt Singer wrote an article all about the “Legacyquel” phenomenon where “beloved aging stars reprise classic roles and pass the torch to younger successors.” Recent examples include Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Days of Future Past. One film that almost got added to that list is the now-defunct Aliens sequel where director Neill Blomkamp’s proposed follow-up would’ve had Sigourney Weaver returning co-star alongside a now-grown Newt, who would be the franchise’s new action hero.

‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Is a Friendly Growling Tree Monster

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by Britt Hayes November 19, 2015 @ 4:15 PM
Liam Neeson is exchanging his leather jacket and kidnap rescue mission for his next film, in which he plays a gravelly-voiced CG tree monster. You don’t get to see too much of him in the first trailer for A Monster Calls, but you can hear his Tom Waits impression as he narrates with the story of an invisible monster who doesn’t want to be invisible and alone anymore. It’s like The Iron Giant, but with a tree creature.

Sigourney Weaver Confirmed For a Cameo in the ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

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by Mike Sampson September 25, 2015 @ 10:23 AM
Columbia Pictures
Sigourney Weaver was the only one of the core actors from the original film (minus Rick Moranis who retired from acting) who was not going to be appearing in the new Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig version. But, as it turns out, Weaver will be appearing in the new Ghostbusters movie, alongside Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Annie Potts.

Neill Blomkamp Reveals Some New ‘Alien’ Concept Art

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by Britt Hayes July 16, 2015 @ 5:36 PM
20th Century Fox
It was only a couple of months ago that we were posting updates on Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie just about every other day, as the director was hit with a barrage of questions about the upcoming project during the press tour for Chappie (oh hey, remember Chappie?). It’s been a while since we got an update on Blomkamp’s Alien project, but the director has revealed a new piece of concept art featuring a couple of familiar faces.

‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series in Development, Because Sure, Why Not

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 21, 2015 @ 3:25 PM
DreamWorks
Just when we thought that the TV-movie reboot trend had given way to straight-up resuscitating old series, in swoops Galaxy Quest for a bit of meta fun. The 1999 Tim Allen sci-fi comedy has officially been targeted for a TV adaptation from Paramount, bringing the crew of the NSEA Protector out of mothballs once again.

15 Frightening Facts About Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
Alien is now widely considered to be one of the best sci-fi/horror films ever made, but originally Fox didn't want to make it. In fact, it was only the success of another one of the biggest sci-fi films of all-time — Star Wars — that convinced the studio to give director Ridley Scott the greenlight. So, without Chewbacca, there would be no xenomorphs. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Alien!

‘Chappie’ Review: Highly Artificial, Limited Intelligence

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by Matt Singer March 5, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
Columbia
The technology in Neil Blomkamp’s movies is so fully realized and intricately detailed that it feels like another one of his characters. Now Blomkamp’s made Chappie, a film where that’s literally true in the form of a police robot given the gift of human consciousness. The result is one giant metaphor for itself; a story of the world’s first true artificial intelligence and how it is almost corrupted by violence, presented in a movie where any semblance of serious consideration of what it means to be alive is drowned out by gunfire, explosions, and macho posing.