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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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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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Galaxy Quest | Watchalong!

Sync up your Blurays and join hosts Emma Fyffe, Alexis Torres and Mark Donica in watching Galaxy Quest! Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. Mark Johnson and Charles Newirth produced the film for DreamWorks. Parodying television series such as Star Trek and its fandom, the film stars Tim Allen,Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of a defunct television series called Galaxy Quest, in which the crew of a spaceship embarked on intergalactic adventures. Enrico Colantoni stars as the leader of an alien race who ask the actors for help, believing the show’s adventures were real. The film’s supporting cast features Robin Sachs as the warlord Sarris and Patrick Breen as another alien. Justin Long makes his feature film debut as an obsessed fan of the television show. Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchalong!/id1050050922?mt=2

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.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Christian Bale) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos discuss Exodus: Gods and Kings by Ridley Scott. It’s a 2014 biblically-inspired epic film written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley. It is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Book of Exodus. The film is dedicated to Scott’s younger brother and fellow director, Tony Scott, who committed suicide in 2012.

Ghostbusters (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Demetri Panos, and Marisa Serafini discuss Ghostbusters which is a 1984 comedy film. Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/?ref_=nv_sr_5 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters BuzzFeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/24-fun-facts-about-the-movie-ghostbusters#42t3smh Fun Facts: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/films/30-ghostbusters-facts Revel: http://www.avclub.com/article/revel-ghostbusters-trivia-new-and-fascinating-info-205535 Screenwriting Lessons: http://scriptshadow.net/10-screenwriting-lessons-you-can-learn-from-ghostbusters/ Making Of Ghostbusters: http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/ghostbusters-making-of