Ellen Ripley, the lead character of the Alien films, is one of the most iconic female heroes in cinema history. And today, during the celebration of the franchise of which she’s the star, her fans have been screwed over in an incredibly crappy way.
Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton turns 90 this year. His wildly varied career contains a few starring roles (the haunting Paris, Texas is a must-watch), but the man’s true gift is portraying memorably offbeat characters that may only appear in a few scenes—but that still improve the entire movie.
Post-apocalyptic and beautiful are words that I’ve never put in a sentence together until I saw this short film. It takes the exuberant beauty of the ancient temples of Myanmar and incorporates stunning futuristic spaceships to them. That combination creates such gorgeous landscapes that I wish they existed for real.
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
It’s been a fantastic year for Alien fans when it comes to toys. NECA have been churning out awesome figures, most notably the first ever
Jones the Cat
Ripley figure to use Sigourney Weaver’s likeness, and a coll figure based on her Aliens look. Now Aliens Ripley is getting a rad toy to play with: The Power Loader!
ACGHK 2015 took place over the weekend, and the best and brightest of the Asian Toy scene were out in full force, showing off their coolest products and teasing some new ones. Here’s the very best of what’s was on the show floor in Hong Kong!
Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels will leave a lot of people wondering how this movie even exists. What kind of a universe allows such a travesty to happen? But Pixels came about because a short film went super-viral. And here are nine other films that were greenlit purely thanks to internet manias.
This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the other. It’s cool to know where Curiosity has gone and what it has seen but perhaps the craziest thing of the video is hearing the noise of the planet. It’s just so damn freaky.
Production design is one of the most underrated aspects of filmmaking and fictional consoles and interfaces can have an actual impact on those we’re sitting in front of in the real world.
We’ve known it’s been coming for a while, but here it is in the fully coloured, plastic flesh: NECA’s latest Ripley is here to kick action figure ass and look like a little plastic Sigourney Weaver while doing so.
I mean, Alien or not, what else are you going to put eggs in other than an egg carton?
When we got our first look at Herocross’ take on the titular Alien of the classic sci-fi-horror series Alien, we were slightly baffled by its astonishing ability to look insanely cute and still be rather creepy. Those points are still rather salient when you get to see the fantastic final figure in its tiny glory.
NECA's recently revealed gigantic Big Chap toy already looked amazing, but new pictures of the prototype figure have been released, showing off even more articulation — and even a potential Aliens version of everyone's favourite Xenomorph.
The alien from, well, Alien is an iconic sci-fi horror monster, a wonderfully scary creation. But when you chibi-fi it, some of that creepiness is replaced by gosh-darned cuteness — which in turn adds a whole other layer of weirdness. How can something be so cute and so creepy?
Like seriously, they're living up to the Big Chap name on this one. It's massive, and it looks gorgeous!
I mean, come on. If you're buying something like this, you're buying it to aid in scaring the living bejesus out of your friends and family too, right? The mere fact that it looks incredible is practically a bonus at that point.
You wait so long for an Ellen Ripley figure that actually has Sigourney Weaver's likeness, and two come along at once! NECA have unveiled their next wave of Alien toys, and that recently revealed Power Loader is going to get a Ripley to go with it.