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Alien Movies in Order: How to Watch Chronologically and by Release Date

It’s hard to overstate the profound impact of Ridley Scott on modern visual media. His style and techniques permeate genres and mediums beyond quantification. They’re backed into the identity of popular culture. In his near 60-year tenure directing cinema, he’s created classics including Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, G.I. Jane, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and […]

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Sigourney Weaver Says Hollywood’s “Incredible Sexism” Is The Reason She Didn’t Pursuing A Directing Career

Veteran actress Sigourney Weaver has made a name for herself playing strong and determined characters going back to the original “Alien” film from 1979, where she essentially played a modified version of the “final girl” in Ridley Scott’s artsy sci-fi take on the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” However, her ambitions to get behind the camera as […]

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Lance Henriksen’s Android Performance In Aliens Was Centered On One Simple Philosophy

Lance Henriksen is one of the few actors besides Sigourney Weaver whose character lived to return for another installment in the “Alien” franchise. Ridley Scott’s first “Alien” movie taught audiences and space survivor Ripley, played by Weaver, not to trust androids. Then, James Cameron’s sequel, “Aliens,” subverted that by introducing Henriksen’s android Bishop, and casting […]

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‘Star Wars’ Movie in the Works From Damon Lindelof, ‘Ms. Marvel’s’ Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Eyed to Direct

Damon Lindelof is going to a galaxy far, far away — or, at least, he’s well on his way there.The co-creator of “Lost” and Emmy-winning executive producer of “Watchman” is developing a new “Star Wars” movie for Lucasfilm — and the top-secret project has already a director warming up their hyper-drive: Oscar-winner and “Ms. Marvel” […]

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10 Underrated Horror Movie Monsters That Deserve More Attention

Which iconic movie monster first comes to mind when it comes to the enduring genre of horror films? Audiences might be immediately reminded of the menacing extraterrestrial Xenomorphs from the Alien movie franchise, or their combative nemesis Predators (Yautja). Perhaps evil slasher killers like Michael Myers from the Halloween movies and Freddy Kreuger fromA Nightmare […]

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The Chestburster Scene In Alien’s Script Convinced Ridley Scott To Hop In The Director’s Chair

After the smashing 1977 success of “Star Wars,” Hollywood executives realized the commercial potential of the science fiction genre. This afforded opportunities to the few writers who had science fiction scripts ready, some of whom had had trouble getting their movies made before the new sci-fi craze. This included Dan O’Bannon’s script for “Alien,” which […]

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Prey Opens the Door for a Broader Exploration of Human History

For decades, the Predator franchise has struggled to stay relevant and exciting post-the original 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger led-movie. While the original has been beloved since it was released, Predator 2 made less money and struggled to find critical success on its own. Even though it has since seen new life as a cult classic, it […]

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‘Prey’: How the SFX Team Ratcheted Up the Horror for the Redesigned Predator Alien

With the new “Predator” prequel, “Prey” (now streaming on Hulu), set in the Comanche nation in 1719, director Dan Trachtenberg wanted a more appropriate design for the iconic alien hunter. He’s leaner, more feral, and primitive-looking (played by Dane Diliegro in a special effects costume). Yet he’s still as ferocious and badass as ever. Gone […]

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