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Alien | Watchalong!

Sync up your Blurays and join the hosts of Anatomy of a Movie in watching Alien!

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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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!

Cosplay Coach Ep. 11 – Spandex & Superheroes!

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Today Meredith Placko (@mplacko), Emma Fyfe (@EmmaFyfe), Alana Jordan (@alanajordan) discuss ROAD TO COMIC CON! San Diego Comic Con is coming up July 9-12 and we want to get you ready for one of the biggest conventions of the season! This week we’ll be talking about spandex and Superheroes!!! First introduced in the 1950s, Spandex is a great fabric for swimsuits, superhero costumes, etc. The stretchiness that makes it so great for these things, though, is also what makes it so tricky to work with. Like any knit fabric, it’s a lot more manageable if you use a serger, but you can also use your standard sewing machine, it’s just a bit more difficult. Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com

Cosplay Coach Ep. 10 – The New Disney Princesses!

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Today Meredith Placko (@mplacko), Emma Fyfe (@EmmaFyfe), Alana Jordan (@alanajordan) and special guest Kristen Carr! (@SpaceInvaderK) Discuss… Articles of Interest:  happilygrim.blogspot.com/2013/08/disney-tutorials-for-not-so-grownups.html?m=1  Disneyscreencaps.com ROAD TO COMIC CON! San Diego Comic Con is coming up July 9-12 and we want to get you ready for one of the biggest conventions of the season! All month long we’ll be featuring some of the most loved characters in pop culture, and today we’re going to go IN on some new Disney Princesses!!! Obviously we won’t be able to cover everyone in just an hour, but we picked our favorites to talk about how you can make your own costumes of these lovely ladies! And don’t forget, at the end of the show, we’ll be spilling the details for our McCalls Costume Contest Challenge! But first… Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com

Cosplay Coach Ep. 9 – The Girls of DC Comics

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Today Meredith Placko (@mplacko), Emma Fyfe (@EmmaFyfe), Alana Jordan (@alanajordan) and special guest Miss Chrissy Lynn! (@MissChrissyLyn) Discuss… ROAD TO COMIC CON! San Diego Comic Con is coming up July 9-12 and we want to get you ready for one of the biggest conventions of the season! All month long we’ll be featuring some of the most loved characters in pop culture, and today is part 2 of our Batverse where we talk all about the ladies of DC Comics! (Pic001 – Women of DC) Obviously we won’t be able to cover everyone in just an hour, but we picked our favorites to talk about how you can make your own costumes of these lovely ladies! And don’t forget, at the end of the show, we’ll be spilling the details for our McCalls Costume Contest Challenge! But first… Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com

Cosplay Coach Ep. 8 – Evolution of Batman Costume Design

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! The Caped Crusader has undergone many transformations throughout the years; join hosts Meredith Placko (@mplacko), Emma Fyffe (@EmmaFyffe), Alana Jordan (@AlanaJordan) and guest, Jeff Henderson as they dissect the bat on this week’s Batman-themed episode of Cosplay Coach! Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com

Cosplay Coach Ep. 7 – Pride & Prejudice Costume Design

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Emma (@emmafyfe), Alana (@alanajordan), and special guests Yume and Michelle host The Cosplay Coach this week! Bust out your parasol for this week’s Cosplay Coach! We’re taking a stroll down memory lane. We talk the costumes from Pride & Prejudice. Guests Yume and Michelle join us to break it all down! Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character,Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of thelanded gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions. (NLA)

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet’s five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of “most loved books.” It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen’s memorable characters or themes. Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com Costume Designer: Jacqueline Duran

Cosplay Coach Ep. 6 – Mad Max Costume Design

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Meredith (@mplacko), Emma (@emmafyfe), Alana (@alanajordan), and special guest Andrew Vogel (Vonfogel) host The Cosplay Coach this week! Get your football pads ready and gear up for this week’s Cosplay Coach! We’re getting mad in here – not angry, but crazy with Mad Max Fury Road coming out this week. We talk the costumes from George Miller’s post apocalyptic rock opera and how you can gear up for the end of the world. Guest Andrew Fogel (League of Steam) joins us to talk shop and cars! Articles of Interest:

Interview with costume designer Jenny Beavan: http://wonderlancer.com/artistry/jenny-beavan/

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Cosplay Coach Ep. 5 – The Fifth Element Costume Design

The Popcorntalk Network proudly presents The Cosplay Coach! In depth costume breakdowns on your favorite films and cinematic works alongside tips and tricks on how to create your own Cosplay! Meredith (@mplacko), Emma (@emmafyfe), and Alana (@alanajordan) host The Cosplay Coach this week! Jean Paul Gaultier is known for pushing the boundaries of fashion, so it’s no wonder when Luc Besson was looking for a designer for his space opera The Fifth Element, he brought on L’Enfant Terrible himself to create the looks for Korben, Leeloo and their motley crew. Today on Cosplay Coach, we’ll show you what goes into creating some of the coolest outfits in space. Also, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con in June 19-21, so tune in to find out how! We break it all down in this episode of Cosplay Coach! Articles of Interest: From “On This Day in Fashion” – The Fifth Element: A Comic Book Future Designed by Gaultier: http://onthisdayinfashion.com/?p=13466 – awesome article with lots of specifics about the costumes Cosplay Coach theme song by Niko Makaris www.nikomakaris.com Costume Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier