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    Weekend Reel Reads: The Origins of Aliens, Drivers and One Scary Shark

    This week's octet of stories from around the web deals almost primarily with the beginning. In some cases, it's the genesis of a franchise, but in others, it's the spark that leads to a celebrated life in film.

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    GREY MATTERS: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR VS. ALIEN VS. PROMETHEUS

    For months Twentieth Century Fox has been frothing us up over Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the "Alien" business with "Prometheus." But for me, this is an occasion to not only celebrate the uncelebrated—Paul W.S. Anderson’s fantastic "Alien vs. Predator"—but to see through Scott’s contributions and m...

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    The Films Of Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

    Ridley Scott is, in some circles anyhow, a god. Practically treated as royalty with laudatory genuflection from certain film enthusiasts — generally genre fetishists — he has turned in two unimpeachable cinema touchstones, "Blade Runner" and "Alien," plus a few other arguable modern semi-classics in...

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    SIMON SAYS: Trying Harder: What PROMETHEUS Gets Right

    One character in Prometheus sums up why Ridley Scott's return to his 1979 science fiction milestone is as refreshing as it is, in just two words: "Try harder."

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    The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

    To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS Timeline

    It’s perplexing to survey the recent surge of excitement from sci-fi movie fans about Ridley Scott. Sure, Scott’s two directorial sci-fi films—"Alien" and "Blade Runner"—set the benchmarks for the sci-fi horror and the sci-fi futuristic thriller, respectively, but Scott hasn’t directed a sci-fi film...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

    The success of "Star Wars" changed everything. While "2001" had been a giant hit a decade ago, most put it down to a fluke, but George Lucas' film suddenly proved that science fiction wasn't just for B-movies, but could be a licence to print money. Every studio in town were chasing the genre, but 20...

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    Morning Pour: Links 11/7/11

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your ten topics for November 7, 2011:

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    VERTIGOED: ALIEN

    PRESS PLAY'S "VERTIGOED" CONTEST: FINALIST

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