• Ridley Scott on 'The Terror,' rebooting 'Thelma & Louise,' and what's happening with 'Alien' (exclusive)
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    Hanna Flint

    Ridley Scott on 'The Terror,' rebooting 'Thelma & Louise,' and what's happening with 'Alien' (exclusive)

    The iconic director spoke to Yahoo Movies about his new period drama series, what it would take to reboot his classic female empowerment film and produce a new 'Alien' movie.

  • Sir Ridley Scott to be honoured with Bafta Fellowship
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    PA Movies

    Sir Ridley Scott to be honoured with Bafta Fellowship

    The film-maker’s career spans more than 40 years.

  • Ridley Scott is gobsmacked that Doctor Who is a woman (exclusive)
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    Sam Ashurst

    Ridley Scott is gobsmacked that Doctor Who is a woman (exclusive)

    And the director hints at what Disney’s Fox deal could mean for the Alien franchise...

  • Biggest Fox movies and TV shows joining Disney
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    Sam Ashurst

    Biggest Fox movies and TV shows joining Disney

    Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox was an absolute bargain...

  • Ridley Scott says future 'Alien' movies will 'drift away from the alien stuff'
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    Tom Butler

    Ridley Scott says future 'Alien' movies will 'drift away from the alien stuff'

    Sir Ridley Scott remains convinced he'll get another shot at the 'Alien' franchise, despite the box office struggles of 'Alien: Covenant'.

  • What's next for the Alien movies?
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    Digital Spy

    What's next for the Alien movies?

    Prometheus sequel? Covenant prequel? Alien 5 ?

  • Poll: Which is Ridley Scott's best movie?
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Poll: Which is Ridley Scott's best movie?

    What will you choose? Gladiator? Blade Runner? Alien? Black Hawk Down? Or something else entirely? Ridley Scott has got an amazing back catalogue to choose from.

  • Harry Dean Stanton, quintessential American actor, dies at 91
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Harry Dean Stanton, quintessential American actor, dies at 91

    Harry Dean Stanton, the character actor with the world-weary face who carved out an exceptional career playing grizzled loners and colorful, offbeat characters in such films as Paris, Texas and Repo Man, has died. Stanton, who also was memorable in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981) and John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink(1986) — in fact, what wasn’t he memorable in? — died Friday afternoon of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, his agent, John Kelly, told The Hollywood Reporter.

  • 'Alien: Covenant' exclusive: Ridley Scott Blu-ray bonus clip breaks down new monsters
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    Nick Schager

    'Alien: Covenant' exclusive: Ridley Scott Blu-ray bonus clip breaks down new monsters

    Director Ridley Scott reveals how he used a combo of practical rubber suits and CGI to bring his latest intergalactic monsters to life in "Alien: Covenant."

  • Alien: Covenant removes Xenomorphs from Chinese release
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    Ryan Leston

    Alien: Covenant removes Xenomorphs from Chinese release

    Don't expect to find many aliens in the Chinese version of Alien: Covenant...

  • Neill Blomkamp admits his Alien sequel is "totally dead"
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    Ben Bussey

    Neill Blomkamp admits his Alien sequel is "totally dead"

    South African director confirms that Ridley Scott's return to 'Alien' dropped the axe on his proposed 'Alien 5.'

  • ‘Alien’: Inside the Chestburster Scene That Shocked Audiences — and the Cast
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    Gwynne Watkins

    ‘Alien’: Inside the Chestburster Scene That Shocked Audiences — and the Cast

    The story behind 'Alien's infamous scene

  • The 'Alien' Movies That Never Were: Your Ultimate Guide
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    Nick Schager

    The 'Alien' Movies That Never Were: Your Ultimate Guide

    From the original through the “AvPR” series and beyond, a guide to all the alternate paths the “Alien” movies almost took.

  • 'Alien: Covenant' — Billy Crudup on Finding Faith in the 22nd Century
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Alien: Covenant' — Billy Crudup on Finding Faith in the 22nd Century

    The star plays a scientist who is also religious, a rarity for futuristic sci-fi: "I was interested in trying to humanize the coexistence of those competing agendas."

  • 'Alien: Covenant' Prologue Is a Moody Continuation of 'Prometheus'
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Alien: Covenant' Prologue Is a Moody Continuation of 'Prometheus'

    Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles from the 2012 film that leads into 'Alien: Covenant,' director Ridley Scott's new entry in the saga

  • Sigourney Weaver is back as Alien's Ripley on Stephen Colbert
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    Ben Arnold

    Sigourney Weaver is back as Alien's Ripley on Stephen Colbert

    How hard could it really be to get a chest-bursting alien out of you? As Sigourney Weaver discovers, pretty tricky.

  • Ridley Scott Says He Anticipates Making Six More 'Alien' Films: 'I'll Be Ready to Go Again Next Year'
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    Nick Schager

    Ridley Scott Says He Anticipates Making Six More 'Alien' Films: 'I'll Be Ready to Go Again Next Year'

    It’s not 100 percent clear that anyone really wants to know where the aliens we first met almost 40 years ago in Alien came from — as with all the best horror-movie monsters, their mysterious origin is partly what’s so scary about them. Nonetheless, Ridley Scott seems to think the world must know how and why the xenomorphs came to be, as evidenced by his upcoming Alien: Covenant, a second prequel to his 1979 original, which will delve further into the creatures’ backstories. ...

  • 4 things we learned from the Alien: Covenant trailer
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    Ryan Leston

    4 things we learned from the Alien: Covenant trailer

    The official trailer for ‘Alien: Covenant’ is here…

  • 9 interesting things you never knew about Bill Paxton
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    9 interesting things you never knew about Bill Paxton

    Hollywood actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61, it’s been reported. According to the BBC, Paxton suffered from post-heart surgery complications and is survived by his wife, Louise, and two children. Before making it as a big-time actor, Paxton, like many other famous faces, earned his money doing a low paid, regular job like us normies – he was a car park attendant.

  • The most DISGUSTING visual effects ever committed to film
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    The most DISGUSTING visual effects ever committed to film

    30 years ago this month, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the greatest cinematic achievements of the year, one of which just happened to be the super-gross practical effects of David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’. Like the Academy honoured Seth Brundle’s grisly transformation from man to fly, we now honour the greatest and most disgusting visual effects in movie history.

  • Acting legend Sir John Hurt has died, aged 77
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    Mike P Williams

    Acting legend Sir John Hurt has died, aged 77

    The late, great Sir John Hurt. 2017 is barely a month old and the film industry has lost one of the true greats in Sir John Hurt. The actor, who was previously diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, had battled through the disease and been given the all-clear, but was unwell in 2016 when he was forced to pull out of play ‘The Entertainer’. On the advice of doctors, Sir John withdrew from Kenneth Branagh’s production last July after a spell in hospital.

  • Ridley Scott: I'll never ever make a superhero film
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    Mike P Williams

    Ridley Scott: I'll never ever make a superhero film

    Marvel and (to a degree) DC have had a number of lucrative superhero movies hit cinemas over the years. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the ‘Alien’ director didn’t hold back when it came to expressing his disdain for superhero films and how sees some of his past films have been tackled in comicbook-y way. Scott revealed that he had actually been offered the chance to direct several superhero and comicbook stories but turned them down without hesitation.

  • 10 ways movies get space science totally wrong
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    Ben Falk

    10 ways movies get space science totally wrong

    Whenever a film is set in space we can always expect the same old tropes. Unfortunately, most of them are scientifically nonsensical. We spoke to Dr David A Kirby, senior lecturer in science communication studies at the University of Manchester and author of ‘Lab Coats in Hollywood’, to pick through the most common space movie myths.

  • A Field Guide to Major Movie Merchandising Misfires, From 'Alien' to 'Waterworld'
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    Ethan Alter

    A Field Guide to Major Movie Merchandising Misfires, From 'Alien' to 'Waterworld'

    With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “ Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years . In today’s fourth installment, writer Ethan Alter looks back on movie-related goods gone awry. __________________________ Ever since George Lucas’s foundational blockbuster Star Wars proved that the Force is strong with tie-in movie merchandise, audiences have been able to follow their favorite big-budget spectacles directly from the multiplex to the toy store. But not all blockbusters ? nor toy lines ? are created equal. While action figures modeled after such citizens of that far, far away galaxy as Han Solo, Amidala, Kylo Ren, and Jyn Erso are always guaranteed to fly off the shelves, some toys are destined to sit there gathering dust. Maybe the movies they were based on played to empty theaters, while everyone saw The Force Awakens for the gazillionth time. Or maybe, just maybe, the toys themselves desperately needed more time in the plastic incubator from whence they emerged. With spiffy new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys arriving this week, we look back at some of the biggest merchandising misfires in contemporary movie history. And as you’ll see, even a mighty brand name like Star Wars can take a major toy-related tumble now and then.

  • Alien Day: Rare behind-the-scenes pictures show how they made the Alien Queen
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    Ben Falk

    Alien Day: Rare behind-the-scenes pictures show how they made the Alien Queen

    ‘Aliens’ remains as fresh as it was back in 1986.