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Comic-Con 2019: Exclusive Images from J.W. Rinzler’s The Making Of Alien, Published by Titan Books

This past May was the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien, and Titan Books is keeping the celebration going this summer with J.W. Rinzler's new behind-the-scenes book, The Making of Alien. Featuring photographs, artwork, and new interviews with Scott and his crew, this insightful book is out now at San Diego Comic-Con (at Titan Books' booth #5537) ahead of its official release later this month, and if you couldn't make it to the convention, we've been provided with exclusive images from the book for Daily Dead readers to enjoy!

Check out behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and script notes from The Making of Alien in our gallery below, and keep an eye out for The Making of Alien when it's released on July 23rd from Titan Books.

You can visit Titan Books' website for more information, and if you haven't already, check out our San Diego Comic-Con online hub to
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Toy Story 4 – Lego Set No. 10769: Unboxing & Review

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The release of a new kids-orientated movie is, these days, often accompanied by a fresh wave of Lego sets based on the film. This year we had the release of Toy Story 4, which came with a Huge wave of sets which ere all aimed squarely at the young kids market – and we’ve got our hands on a few for review! Our first review is of Set No. 10769: Rv Vacation

Help your child experience the adventure and fun of DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 4 with the 10769 Toy Story 4 Rv Vacation Lego® 4+ set! This jaunty set is developed to be fun and easy for preschoolers and youngsters, featuring a recreational vehicle (Rv) with special Starter Brick chassis, removable roof and interior with bed, toilet and sink, plus a park building wall with special Starter Brick baseplate, tree, picnic table and a grill. The Starter Brick pieces help even
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Comic-Con 2019 Photo Gallery: Neca’s Booth Features Tons of Horror Awesomeness, Including Full-Size Chucky and Tiffany, They Live, Halloween III, New Nightmare Freddy, and More

Neca’s booth is always an annual highlight at San Diego Comic-Con, and all the horror-ific goodies they brought with them for 2019 are enough to make my wallet openly weep. On display this year, Neca brought with them a cavalcade of awesomeness, including a new series of figures called Toony Terrors, which are cartoon-esque versions of everyone’s favorite horror icons, including two versions of Pennywise, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, and Leatherface.

Other Neca highlights are the 3-pack set of figures from Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a ghoulish Candyman collectible, a New Nightmare version of Freddy, a set of They Live characters, Dekker from Nightbreed, an entire line of figures for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which will arrive in Target in 2020), some fun stuff from the Alien and Predator universes, more Gremlins, the creature from Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, both Arnold Schwarzenegger and
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Gen Con 2019 to Feature Playable Mini-Scenario from New Alien Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Looking to take gamers into the world of Alien in the year 2183 Ad, Free League Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox are working on a rulebook for a new Alien tabletop role-playing game. The game will be featured at Gen Con from August 1st–4th, where players will be able to preview Hope's Last Day, a cinematic mini-scenario written by Dave Semark:

Check out Free League Publishing's newsletter below for more information about the Alien tabletop RPG at Gen Con, and visit the game's website for additional details.

"That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!"

Hello! This is the ninth official newsletter for the upcoming Alien tabletop RPG by Free League Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox.

We're sorry for the radio silence recently. The reason isn't that nothing is happening - quite the opposite in fact! We have been working very hard at completing the first full and laid-out version
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Exclusive Images From Titan Books’ The Making Of Alien

In 1979, cinematic history was made when Ridley Scott’s Alien was released. The film introduced the world to the Xenomorph, the banana head-shaped alien that has since become a pop culture icon. Designed by Swiss artist H.R. Giger, the creature has been seen in multiple films, TV shows, video games, comics, books, and more, cementing […] The post Exclusive Images From Titan Books’ The Making Of Alien appeared first on Dread Central.
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Short Film Review: The Bounty (2017) by Sudipto Shankar Roy

Tackling the science-fiction genre in your first short feature is perhaps one of the most challenging tasks you can think of when you are a director. The sheer amount of effects alone can be the ultimate test to many, since even seasoned filmmakers swear they will never go “into space” again once they have finished their first feature within the genre. At the same time, the rewards for such an undertaking can be great, especially if the world you create, the atmosphere you establish works well and is unique. Considering the lasting effect of films like “Blade Runner” or “Alien”, there is no doubt a well-done science-fiction film can be quite influential in the world of film and have a lasting effect on many generations of artists.

Perhaps this may have been the starting point for Indian director Sudipto Shankar Roy as he began working on his short feature “The Bounty
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Review: "The Sender" (1982) Starring Kathryn Harrold; Arrow Blu-ray Special Edition UK Region 2 Release

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By Tim Greaves

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One of the most surprising things about director Roger Christian’s 1982 chiller The Sender, which screams America from almost every fibre, is that it’s British made. With a cast and crew of varied nationality and narratively set in America – location work took place in Georgia – all the studio work for the Paramount Pictures production was actually shot on stages at Shepperton in the UK.

British born Christian himself was a former Academy Award winning art director on the first Star Wars (and a nominee in the same category for Alien). On the other end of the ‘accomplishments to be proud of’ scale, however, he’s the man responsible for the woeful Battlefield Earth, so it’s fair to say his cinematic career was mixed. The Sender, his debut in the director’s chair, resides on the upper end of that scale.
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Sdcc 2019: Dates, Schedule, Panels, Tickets, and News

John Saavedra Jul 18, 2019

What you need to know about Sdcc 2019, including dates, times, schedules, panels, and where to buy tickets!

Sdcc 2019 will likely be the most important pop culture event of the year due to the sheer number of big reveals, trailers, and news that will come out of the convention's biggest panels. What can you expect to see at the show? The latest on all your favorite TV series and comics as well as what Marvel Studios has up its sleeves for its Phase 4 lineup.

As you prepare for the nerdiest weekend of 2019, here's everything you need to know about the con:

Sdcc 2019 Dates

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will run from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. The convention takes place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Sdcc 2019 Schedule and Panels

Below, you can find a schedule featuring this year's can't-miss panels (click the links for more coverage):

Thursday

Popeye
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U.S. Air Force to Area 51 Alien Hunters: Stay Out, or Else

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Nearly one million people intend to storm Area 51 on September 20th. However, the Defense Department doesn't think it's such a wise idea. As of this writing, a Facebook event has over 873,000 people signed up to go "see them aliens" and over 763,000 people "interested." While this is more than likely a joke event, it has captured the imagination of a lot people who really want to know what the government is hiding from us in the mysterious Area 51 in Nevada.

The top-secret military facility has been operating since 1955, but the United States government did not acknowledge its existence until 2013 and alien enthusiasts want to know what they have been doing there for over 60 years. Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews does not think the "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" event is a wise decision, even if it's a joke. She had this to say.

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Blu-ray Review: Nightbeast (1982)

Sincerity: it’s not always in fashion, and is often pushed aside in favor of cynicism and snide commentary. You know, the easy route—a lack of belief and faith in what one is presenting. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the entertainment industry, where artistry can be overtaken by the bottom line in a quest for first place at the box office. And then you had people like Don Dohler, who created films for the sake of creating them, in order to capture the joy of being a kid in a theater and transported to another time and place. Such is the case with his magnum opus Nightbeast (1982), a spectacular no-budget wonder that encapsulates everything wonderful about the movies, now given fresh life through a terrific new Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.

Sure, I’m hyperbolin,’ but Nightbeast has everything you could want in a sci-fi/horror/action thriller:
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‘Crawl’ Review: See You Later, Alligators

‘Crawl’ Review: See You Later, Alligators
A summer movie, a natural disaster, a strong young woman in peril, a toothsome underwater predator or two — whaddaya need, a road map? In the grand tradition of Jaws homages, Alexandre Aja’s survivalist horror pits us vulnerable humans against Mother Nature’s little chompers — in this case, massive alligators straight outta the sunshine state’s swamplands. University of Florida swimmer Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) gets a worried phone call from her sister (Morfydd Clark) in Boston; their divorced dad (Barry Pepper) hasn’t been returning her calls, and with
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Millie Bobby Brown enters the Marvel Universe in ‘The Eternals’

Millie Bobby Brown is riding the success of her pivotal role in Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ by taking on an undisclosed role in Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’.

The film is to be adapted by indie director Chloé Zhao (The Rider) and would see Brown joining previously announced cast members Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-Seok and Richard Madden. Others rumoured to be joining the cast are Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

Making their first appearance in 1976, ‘The Eternals’ are a species of humanity, described as an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth. Created by an Alien species known as Celestials, they were created to be the defenders of Earth, which leads to the inevitability of war against their destructive counterparts, the Deviants.

Also in news – ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 set to take a new route

The film is thought to centre around Sersi, a fourth-generation member of the
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Stuber Arrives as Disney's First R-Rated Movie in Almost 6 Years

Disney is getting back into the business of R-rated movies this weekend with Stuber. Disney is notoriously a family-friendly company that generally, at least in the past, avoided going over a PG-13 whenever possible. However, with the recent merger with Fox, they've crossed into a new era and, while R-rated movies may not be released under the main Disney banner, the Mouse House is definitely going to be pushing the envelope more, and that starts this weekend.

Stuber, an action/comedy that stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), was a project that Disney inherited as part of its $71 billion merger with Fox. So it's not an R-rated movie that got the green light under their watch, but nevertheless, it's going to be the first time the studio has released an R-rated movie in six years. The last time this happened was when their
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: Making ‘Alien,’ Chantal Akerman, Analyzing ‘Peterloo’ & More

It’s summertime, and that means a roundup of film-related books must include some lighter fare—hence this column’s inclusion of reads about Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Alien, and Dungeons & Dragons. However, there is also a fascinating exploration of Mike Leigh’s underrated Peterloo and a memoir from the late Chantal Akerman. Plus, Howard Stern returns with a deep dive into his years of stunningly insightful celebrity interviews.

The Making of Alien by J.W. Rinzler (Titan Books)

J.W. Rinzler’s books on the original Star Wars trilogy rank among the finest making-ofs in recent decades. And few films are more befitting of the Rinzler treatment than Ridley Scott’s Alien. This beautifully designed text from Titan Books is bursting with illustrations and behind-the-scenes photos, as well as stories of the difficulties Scott faced making the film. There are also absurdly lovely details, like Harry Dean Stanton
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Legion M Will Return’s To Sdcc With It’s Biggest Activation Yet And Much More

Legion M, backed by its more than 100,000 members and 16,000 fan-owners, returns to San Diego Comic-Con (Sdcc) for its biggest activation yet, hosting star-studded events, industry parties, two fascinating panels—including an in-depth look at Legion M and Screen Media’s feature-length documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” which was acquired early this year at Sundance using Legion M’s innovative Film Scout platform—and amazing experiences for Sdcc attendees to celebrate the power of fandom and see first-hand how the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company is revolutionizing Hollywood. Legion M’s Sdcc event schedule includes the late night fan-premiere of the critically-acclaimed Sundance favorite “Memory: The Origins of Alien” followed by a special Q&a with the film’s director Alexandre O. Philippe (“78/52,” “The People vs. George Lucas,” “Doc of the Dead”) in the all-new Tcl Chinese Theatre at Theatre Box®. The feature-length film, which premiered to rave reviews
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Who Is the Psychic on General Hospital? That's 'Alien' Star Veronica Cartwright!

Who is Sibley Gamble, the psychic Ava hired on General Hospital? That's veteran film and television actress Veronica Cartwright! The soap was extremely tight-lipped about her character and the storyline in which she’ll find herself involved when the news of her casting first broke, but once she made her first appearance in the July 8 episode, it was revealed that she was playing the psychic that Ava contacted to try and communicate with Kiki from beyond the grave! Her stint is just a five-episode guest appearance, though, so stay tuned to see if that's enough time for her to offer Ava some kind of peace. Cartwright is best known for her role as Lambert in the sci-fi/horror classic Alien, but she has appeared in numerous films and televisions over the course of her career. She was Emmy nominated three times for her guest roles on primetime series like ER
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Christopher McQuarrie Says the Worst Scene in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Was the Studio’s Idea

Christopher McQuarrie Says the Worst Scene in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Was the Studio’s Idea
One of the best directors on social media is hands down Christopher McQuarrie. The “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” filmmaker often uses Twitter to share screenwriting tips, provide director’s commentary to his films or movies he’s watching, and offer up his honest thoughts on the industry. A recent McQuarrie Twitter thread found the director musing on logic and explanations in films with otherworldly elements.

“‘Ghostbusters’ understands that logic is overrated,” McQuarrie wrote. “They knew exactly what needed explaining and what didn’t. Most importantly, the protagonists are just trying to make a living. They only become traditional heroes in the final act.”

McQuarrie had hoped to be just as limited on explanations when it came to his 2014 science-fiction action movie “Edge of Tomorrow,” starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. McQuarrie adapted Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s Japanese novel “All You Need Is Kill” for the Doug Liman-directed movie. The writer shared
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Interview: Marcus Shepherd on his ’5 Great British Horror Films’

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In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with East London filmmaker Marcus Shepherd about 5 Great British Horror Films, the mobile cinema Stow Film Lounge and his children’s drama The Tricycle Thief. Shepherd’s choices include:

Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1965) Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) Alien (1979) Woman In Black TV Version (1989) Under The Skin (2013)

For what’s on at Stow Film Lounge see www.stowfilmlounge.com and find more on The Tricycle Thief at www.stowfilmlounge.com/the-tricycle-thief/
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Why Jiu Jitsu could be a B movie fan’s dream come true

Tom Jolliffe runs the rule over the potentially brilliant upcoming sci-fi action film Jiu Jitsu

Occasionally a film escapes my attention that really shouldn’t escape my attention. It’s been green lit for a while now but there’s a certain martial arts action sci-fi film that has the distinct conceptual feel of a late 80’s, early 90’s video special from Albert Pyun (in a good way).

For fans of straight to video shlock, and B movie brilliance, there’s an enticing amount of promise in every fibre of Jiu Jitsu. The plot is as follows:

‘Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the Alien invader, the
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Stranger Things Season 3: Spoilers and Questions Answered

Louisa Mellor Jul 5, 2019

Major spoilers ahead as we dig into any questions binge-watchers may still have about Stranger Things season 3…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Warning: contains spoilers for all episodes of Stranger Things season 3. Do not read until you’ve seen the whole season! We have a spoiler free review right here.

And that’s a wrap on season three. Hawkins’ gate to the Upside Down is closed once again. The Flayed Soup Monster is now a pile of old gloop left for the Us military to clean up. El’s lost her powers. Billy is no more. Hopper was turned to dust (or so it seems). The Byers family plus one - or plus Eleven, to be specific - is leaving town. And Erica’s a dungeon master.

If you’ve emerged blinking into the sun after an eight-hour binge-watch and still have nagging questions,
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