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Alien | Watchalong!

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Alien is a 1979 British-American science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film’s title refers to a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship. Dan O’Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. The film was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their Brandywine Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill made revisions and additions to the script. Shusett was executive producer. The eponymous Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film. Alien launched the Alien franchise and is chronologically the first of the main series, with the prequel series set in an earlier timeframe.

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REVIEW: Is Netflix’s iBoy As Ridiculous As Its Title? | Sci-Fi Weekly

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Sci-Fi Weekly”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the futuristic world of Cinema Past and Present! This week hosts Zach Wilson, Jesse Klein and Hayley O’Connor review the new Netflix film iBoy and report all of your sci-fi news for the last week!

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10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi TV/Movies for 2017 | Sci-Fi Weekly

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Sci-Fi Weekly”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the futuristic world of Cinema Past and Present! This week hosts Zach Wilson and Jesse Klein take a look forward at the world of Sci-Fi Entertainment for 2017 and report all of your sci-fi news for the last week!

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Does Alien Hold Up? Plus News for the Week of 10.12.2016 | Sci-Fi Weekly

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents “Sci-Fi Weekly”, a weekly vodcast series that celebrates the futuristic world of Cinema Past and Present! This week hosts Zach Wilson and Jesse Klein discuss whether or not the classic film “Alien” still holds up today and report all of your sci-fi news for the last week!

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Sigourney Weaver Profile – Episode #40 (October 6th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Today it’s all about Sigourney Weaver… So who else to discuss Sigourney than with Ivan Reitman, James Cameron, and Sigourney Weaver herself!. Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien. She reprised the role in three sequels: Aliens (1986), for which she was nominated for anAcademy Award Best Actress; Alien 3 (1992), and Alien: Resurrection (1997). Weaver is also known for her starring roles in the box-office hits Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), and Avatar(2009). A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, she won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1988 films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first to have won two acting Golden Globes in the same year. For her role in the 1997 film The Ice Storm, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additionally, she has received three Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Award nominations, and two Saturn Awards. On stage she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the 1980 Off-Broadway play Das Lusitania Songspiel and received a Tony Award nomination for the 1984 original Broadway production of Hurlyburly. In 2013, she returned to Broadway for the first time in over 15 years in the original production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the Tony Award for Best Play. Her other films include The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), Dave (1993), Death and the Maiden (1994), Copycat (1995), A Map of the World (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Prayers for Bobby (2009). Weaver acquired the nickname of “The Sci-Fi Queen” for her numerous contributions to science-fiction film history, including minor roles in successful works such as Futurama (2002), WALL-E (2008), Paul (2011) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Aliens (1986) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Aliens with guest Ryan Brookhart! Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen,William Hope, and Bill Paxton. It is the sequel to the 1979 film Alien and the second installment in the Alien franchise. The film follows Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostileAlien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill of Brandywine Productions, who produced the first film and the later sequels, were executive producers of Aliens. They were interested in a follow-up to Alien as soon as its 1979 release, but the new management at 20th Century Fox postponed those plans until 1983. That year Brandywine picked Cameron to write after reading his script for The Terminator; when that film became a hit in 1984, Fox greenlit Aliens with Cameron as director and a budget of approximately $18 million. The script was written with a war film tone influenced by the Vietnam War to contrast the horror motifs of the original Alien. It was filmed in England at Pinewood Studios and at a decommissioned power plant in Acton, London. Aliens grossed $180 million worldwide. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actressnomination for Sigourney Weaver, winning both Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects. It won eight Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actress for Weaver and Best Direction and Best Writing for Cameron. Aliens is considered one of the best films in its genre.

Predator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Predator with guest Jason Sparich! Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team, who are on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America. Kevin Peter Hall co-stars as the titular antagonist, a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life secretly stalking and hunting the group. Predator was written by Jim and John Thomas in 1985, under the working title of Hunter. Filming began in April 1986 and creature effects were devised by Stan Winston. The film’s budget was around $15 million. Released in the United States on June 12, 1987, it grossed $98,267,558. Initial critical reaction to Predator was negative, with criticism focusing on the thin plot. However, in subsequent years critics’ attitudes toward the film warmed, and it has appeared on a number of “best of” lists. Two sequels, Predator 2 (1990) andPredators (2010), as well as two crossover films with the Alien franchise, Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), have been produced. Another entry in the series directed by Shane Black is in the works at 20th Century Fox.

Discussing “Sirius” – Inside The Documentary

Break down the latest documentaries with the creators on Popcorn Talk’s Inside The Documentary. Watch the documentary “Sirius” available on Netflix. Inside The Documentary breaks down Documentaries alongside their creators discussing the processes and decisions that go into all aspects of their creation process. Join us for an intellectual in-depth discussion! On today’s episode, we discuss “Sirius”. Sirius is a 2013 documentary directed by Amardeep Kaleka, based upon ufologist Steven M. Greer’s book Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge. Partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, the movie is narrated by Thomas Janeand follows Greer’s efforts to reveal what he claims is information about top secret energy projects and propulsion techniques. Sirius features interviews from former officials from the government and military as well as images and a DNA analysis of the six-inch human skeleton known as Ata that was found in the Atacama desert in northern Chile in 2003. The film premiered on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California as well as online. Follow Kristen Snyder On Twitter!  Follow Bobby DeMuro On Twitter! Follow Isaias Castaneda On Twitter! Follow Ryan Malaty On Twitter! Theme song by Niko Makaris.  

Independence Day (Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Independence Day with guest host Autumn Chiklis ndependence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia,James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Connick, Jr. The film focuses on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a destructive alien attack and, along with the rest of the human population, participate in a last-chance counterattack on July 4, the same date as the Independence Day holiday in the United States. The screenplay was written by Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich came up with the idea for the film when fielding a question about his own belief in the existence of alien life. He and Devlin decided to incorporate a large-scale attack when noticing that aliens in most invasion films travel long distances in outer space only to remain hidden when reaching Earth. Principal photography for the film began in July 1995 in New York City, and the film was officially completed on June 20, 1996. The film was scheduled for release on July 3, 1996, but due to its high level of anticipation, many theaters began showing it on the evening of July 2, 1996, the same day the story of the film begins. The film’s combined domestic and international box office gross is $817,400,891, which, at the time, was the second-highest worldwide gross of all time. It is currently the47th highest-grossing film of all time and was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and science fiction resurgences of the mid-to-late-1990s. It received mixed to positive reviews upon release, with critics praising its visual effects, score, and acting, but criticizing its plot and character development. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and was also nominated for Best Sound Mixing. A sequel, titled Independence Day: Resurgence, is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2016.

Sir Ridley Scott Profile – Episode #17 (December 9th, 2014)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. This episode of PROFILES is all about the work of stylish filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott. Malone and Mantz talk about their favorite Scott films, and talk to Sir Ridley himself about his career and his new film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. Are you not entertained?? Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Under The Skin (Scarlett Johansson) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts discuss the film Under the Skin which is a 2013 British-American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer. Produced by James Wilson and Nick Wechsler, it was written by Glazer and Walter Campbell as an adaptation of Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys on men in Scotland. In Scotland, an alien takes the body of an attractive young woman and travels the country in a van picking up men. As she lures her victims into a trap with the promise of sex, the men are immersed in a kind of preserving liquid and their flesh is harvested. She is monitored by another alien, who has the body of a male motorcyclist. When she attempts to seduce a man on a beach, she witnesses the accidental drowning of a man and woman. She watches dispassionately, then kills the first man after he tries to save them. She takes his body with her, leaving the couple’s toddler behind. When she seduces a lonely and sexually inexperienced man who has neurofibromatosis disfigurement, she takes pity on him and allows him to escape. The man is tracked and killed by the motorcyclist, who then sets out in pursuit of the alien woman across Scotland. Troubled by the encounter with the man with neurofibromatosis, the alien begins to feel more conscious of her human body. She attempts unsuccessfully to consume human food. She is helped by a man who takes her to his home, cooks for her, and gives her his own bed. She trusts him and they attempt to make love, but are unable to. The alien subsequently flees into a deep forest and takes shelter in a remote cabin. She is woken by a commercial logger, who tries to rape her; in the process, he tears her skin, revealing her alien body. As she extricates herself from her human skin, the logger douses her in petrol and burns her alive. The smoke from her burnt body coils into the sky.The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. HELPFUL LINKS: IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/ Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Skin_(2013_film) Movie Pilot – http://moviepilot.com/movies/211051-under-the-skin?lt_source=external,manual Fandango Movie Review – http://www.fandango.com/undertheskin_171114/movieoverview Fandango Movie Trailer – http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/undertheskin-trailer/171114 Movie Insider – http://www.movieinsider.com/m8223/under-the-skin/ How Scarlett Johansson Helped An Individual Challenge Disfigurement Stigma – http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/13/scarlett-johansson-screen-stigma-disfigurement New York Times Review – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/movies/scarlett-johansson-as-a-deadly-alien-in-under-the-skin.html?_r=0 Scarlett Johansson Talks About Nudity – http://www.beautyworldnews.com/articles/8497/20140331/scarlett-johansson-avengers-age-of-ultron-star-naked-hot-2014-instagram-tumblr-favorite-talks-under-the-skin-full-frontal-nudity-photos-for-first-time.htm Scarlett’s Recent Movie Success – http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/under-the-skin-2nd-best-limited-opener-of-2014-dom-hemingway-weak-vod-openers-include-top-directors Jonathan Glazer On “Under The Skin” – http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2014/04/12/jonathan-glazer-how-get-under-skin/2JywVv9AVdy9UCrUDzshGM/story.html PopCrush’s Top 10 Anticipated Horror Movies – http://popcrush.com/anticipated-horror-movies-2014/ Entertainment Weekly About Film – http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/04/10/under-the-skin-birth-jonathan-glazer/ Follow Us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/movieanatomy Like Us on http://Facebook.com/AnatomyOfAMovie