Simply put, Ellen Ripley is the Alien franchise. Even though her adversary gets the title, Ripley is the star of the first four films, and her story is what ties everything together. So the fact that director Ridley Scott has an idea to work her back into his films isn’t a surprise. But the way he wants to do it might…
Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the…
No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.
Lost in History, whose Twitter is the definition of “amazing internet rabbit hole” (and you can find ’em on Instagram, too) recently posted this incredible series of images from a promotional photo shoot for 1986's Aliens. The subjects, of course, are a pair of kick-ass survivors named Ripley and Jones.
Not content to show tons of footage from Iron Fist or to bring out all the Defenders together, Marvel and Netflix also announced that Sigourney Weaver would add another classic science fiction franchise to her filmography. She will be the villain of The Defenders.
Though A Monster Calls is about a child and a talking tree, it’s more layered, emotional, and powerful than most movies starring adults. The film is a tale of loss, filled with life lessons anyone, children included, will find challenging and heartbreaking.
Recently, Sigourney Weaver said that Neill Blomkamp’s still-in-the-ether Alien movie be a new sequel to Aliens, meaning, it would render the series’ existing third and fourth films redundant. Alien 3 may be the most maligned film in the franchise, but it would be a shame to erase Ripley’s adventure on Fury 161, and…
The cast of Aliens assembled at Comic-Con to celebrate the iconic science fiction film’s 30th anniversary, and all agreed that James Cameron’s script is a key part of what makes the film a classic. But woven into that strong storytelling are also some of cinema’s most memorable one-liners, as stars Bill Paxton and…
James Cameron put it very delicately when he admitted he didn’t like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But he has no such restraint when discussing the sequel to his Aliens, the polarizing Alien 3. It begins with the cruel discovery that Aliens’ hard-fought survivors—other than Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley—have all perished.
Whether or not J.A. Bayona’s new film A Monster Calls ends up being any good, we can say one thing for sure: it’s going to be beautiful. And, let’s be honest, if this trailer is any indication, it’ll probably be exceedingly good, too.
News of filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s hypothetical Alien movie has been swirling for the better part of two years. In that time, we’ve heard so many rumors and quotes about it that it’s hard to keep them straight. But a new one is a clear as crystal.
Alien collectors who also collect toys can silently weep today as their dream has finally come true. Hot Toys has revealed a 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley figure with full Sigourney Weaver likeness and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
Tuesday, April 26, aka 4-26 (as in LV-426), has been dubbed “Alien Day.” To celebrate, several different companies and brands have teamed up to do events related to Ridley Scott’s masterpiece. There will be screenings, Q&As, art shows, special merchandise, and more.
When Neill Blomkamp released art that he had put together for an Alien project that he wanted to work on, it was quickly greenlit, then put on the back burner when Ridley Scott announced his own Alienverse film, Alien: Covenant. According to Sigourney Weaver, Blomkamp might still get to make his film.
Back when Aliens was the number one movie in America, Sigourney Weaver took to Saturday Night Live for their 12th season opener, and took part in an Aliens spoof. The skit is... sort of interesting, but the joke on Ripley randomly removing her jumpsuit for no reason is pretty classic.
Some fans of James Cameron’s Aliens consider Newt the worst part of the movie: Her high-pitched scream, laughable dialogue, it can be painful. If you are one of these people, I have some potentially bad news: Newt might be the star of Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel.
A truly great fantasy fairy tale movie is a rare thing. In the ‘80s, films like The Dark Crystal, The Neverending Story and Labyrinth made the cut. Guillermo del Toro’s early films, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, are worthy additions. And next year, we may need to add a new one to the pantheon.
Many of you now know about one of the many things I collect. Another thing on that list is prop replicas of weapons from movies. I’ve got lightsabers and samurai swords, but one thing I always wanted and never got was the Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Now I can build one for under $30.
As a concept, Alien vs. Predator was always kind of cool. A fun fan-idea, blending two great franchises, that worked in comic books and video games. But the movies, while financially successful, aren’t very good and Alien star Sigourney Weaver thinks the idea “caused more problems than it was worth.”