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    Daily Reads: 'Toy Story 4' is a Love Story, Rating Oscar-Baiting Make-up and More

    Plus: "The Comback" comes back as cringey as ever, and "Interstellar" is the most Nolan-y Nolan movie yet.

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    Watch: A Video Essay about Aliens in Movies: Scary, Wondrous, Awful, Magnificent

    As I watched this briskly edited video essay by Waterclock about aliens in movies from "Alien" to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" to "E.T." to "Super Eight," I found myself, oddly enough, drawn back to a memory from my childhood that had very little to do with outer space, but every bit to do w...

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

    In space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in any movie theater where "Alien" is playing.

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    Sigourney Weaver Confirms Her Character’s Son For ‘Ghostbusters 3’; Says There Could Another ‘Aliens’ Story To Tell

    Well, actress Sigourney Weaver is certainly a chatty Cathy as of late. It’s probably because “Ghostbusters” celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last week and now everyone’s getting all misty and nostalgic about the movie (including us, we Ranked The Movies Of Summer 1984 and looked at The 20 Greate...

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    R.I.P. H. R. Giger (1940-2014), Watch 2 Hour 20 Minute Documentary On The Making Of 'Alien'

    Even if you didn't know his name, you likely experienced the surreal, wonderful terror of his creations. Artist, filmmaker, painter, sculptor and more H. R. Giger has passed away today at the age of 74, but he's left an a wholly unique and influential stamp on one of the most iconic sci-fi films of ...

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    Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Reveals How His 'Dune' Inspired 'Alien' & Challenges With Getting Script Published

    Frank Pavich's "Jodorowsky's Dune," opening this week in limited release, is a documentary that, for film freaks at least, is something close to miraculous (read our review). It's a detailed, first-hand account of Chilean-French filmmaker Alejando Jodorowsky's failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert's...

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    Ripley: Believe it or Not, It's About All That

    When Women and Hollywood asked me if I wanted to do a couple of guest posts on horror movies, I jumped at the chance. Like Kerensa Cadenas mentioned in her introduction to the series, I have an abiding fascination with horror movies and the way they manage to articulate seemingly inarticulable fears...

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    Criticwire Picks: "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Anna Karenina" Mark Great Week for Literary Adaptations, Plus: Top Fan Grades

    Although their source novels were released thirteen decades apart, both films have fared well with pre-release reviews and festival runs. Also this week: a look at a few documentaries in theaters and on Netflix plus what film has the Criticwire Fan Seal of Approval.

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    Watch: Get Ready For 'Prometheus' On Home Video With Test Footage From Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

    Long before 3D, digital effects, RED cameras and whatever other tech gizmos Ridley Scott played with for "Prometheus," there was his original "Alien." A much more lo-fi production by today's standards, the movie still thrilled with its H.R. Giger designed creatures and unrele...

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