Actor Yaphet Kotto dies age 81

Actor Yaphet Kotto, known for his performances in Alien, the James Bond film Live and Let Die and the television series Homicide: Life on the Street, has died at the age of 81.


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‘Aliens: Fire Team’ game coming summer 2021

A new game set in the world of the Aliens movie franchise is coming this summer. ‘Aliens: Fireteam’ is a co-operative third-person survival shooter in which three-player teams must fight swarms of the interstellar creatures to complete the mission and get out alive. The game is from Cold Iron Studios, the San Jose-based game studio owned by Disney’s 20th Century Games unit.

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Alien Franchise Producer David Giler Dies

David Giler, a key figure in the behind the scenes creation of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic Alien and one of the film’s producers has made passed away at the age of 77.

Gilet went on to produce every single installment in the Alien film franchise.


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Alien Series in the Works at FX, Ridley Scott in Talks to Executive Produce

A series set in the Alien universe from Noah Hawley is officially set up at FX.

The announcement was made Thursday by FX chief John Landgraf as part of the Disney Investor Day presentation.


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British actor Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien) has passed away

We are sad to report that British stage & screen actor Ian Holm has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian. He has many well-known roles in Film & TV including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

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Review- Memory: The Origins of Alien Documentary

Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott‘s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals never-before-seen materials from the archives of Alien creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.


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SDCC16 Live Stream planned for Aliens Reunion

God bless Live-streaming !!!!! 20th Century Fox in association with San Diego Comic-Con will live-stream the ‘Aliens Reunion’ panel.

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Horror Month: 10 Horrifically Brilliant Horror Scores

Horror Month – June 2015

A films score plays and important part in drawing the audience in to the dramatic unfoldings. Here at Indie Mac User we have picked out top 10 horror scores – and as always drop your favourite in the comment box !!!!
“Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.” – Martin Scorcese

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New ‘Alien’ movie confirmed

Written By Lewis Mainwaring

A new Alien movie is officially in development.

Neill Blomkamp is to direct the film, with Ridley Scott on board as producer.

“So I think this is officially my next film,” Blomkamp wrote on  his Instagram account on Wednesday night (February 18).

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Review: Debug (2014)

Debug is the 2014 Sci-Fi/Thriller big screen debut from writer/director David Hewlett (better known for his sci-fi acting roles such as Stargate & Rise of The Planet of the Apes) and stars Adrian Holmes, Jeananne Goossen and Jason Momoa.

The story resolves around a team of criminal computer hackers that have been sent into space by the Department of Corrections to help salvage old ships by over-riding their computer systems. This seems like an easy job; until they come across an abandoned prison ship. As they interact with the various virtual elements of the ship’s system they s4-debugoon realise it is fighting back in a very real and physical way as it turns the team on each other.

This is hardly new territory in sci-fi (i.e. the Alien franchise starts with a similar premise and there is of course Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oddyssey) however the hacker angle does provide a fresh and interesting new take on this. All that said I feel the film is well executed but did not particularly stand out for me. Jason Momoa’s performance is ominous and unnervingly evil as the ships AI Iam.

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