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.
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.
God bless Live-streaming !!!!! 20th Century Fox in association with San Diego Comic-Con will live-stream the ‘Aliens Reunion’ panel.
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
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).
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 soon 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.
Written by Lewis Mainwaring
Alien³ is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director David Fincher(Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network).
This film is the third instalment of the Alien film series; set directly after the events of the previous film Aliens (1986 – which was written and directed by James Cameron and is personally my favourite instalment of the franchise).