Flixist on YouTube - Top 5 Alien Movies EVER

In perhaps the most controversial FlixList of all time, I decided to leave out any of Ridley Scott's Alien movies in my top 5. There you go, you can complain in the comments section below. But the five on this list I believe are five o...

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Alien: Covenant sequel to film within 14 months

If the reviews are to be believed, and they should be because we wrote it, Alien: Covenant is not a good movie, and is definitely not the space horror film you thought you were getting. However, that probably won't stop the box office ...

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Review: Alien: Covenant

As reviled as it is (justifiably or not), Prometheus deserves a little pass for being unlike its Alien siblings in large part because of its branding. It may be in the same canon, but it’s not pretending to be an Alien movie. And, at ...

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See Alien: Covenant early and free

Ridley Scott is bringing the Xenomorphs back to where they should be. After the weirdness that was Prometheus it looks like the franchise will be returning to its horror roots. Or at least a rickety spaceship with people dying in it. Want t...

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Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 isn't happening says Ridley Scott

After Prometheus landed and everyone was kind of confused about everything and just wanted another Alien movie it looked like Neill Blomkamp might sail in to the rescue. The director had some ideas that he threw out on the interne...

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Alien: Covenant gets a prologue with food and drinking

Yesterday we got our first good look at the crew of Alien: Covenant and today we have a bit of a prologue to the film that's been released. "Prologue: Last Supper" doesn't really tell us much, but it has fun playing with some of Alien&...

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New image for Alien: Covenant teases new trailer

When the first trailer for Alien: Covenant landed I was pretty excited as it looked like a true return to from for the series after the oddness of Prometheus. I mean just check out this new picture; it's basically a small crew waiting ...


Disney casts Emily Blunt in lead in Mary Poppins sequel

Back in September, we let all our readers that love strange bag ladies who hand out drugs to kids know that Disney had heard their pleas and decided to release a 2nd "Marry Poppins." (I mean, seriously, she's been Poppin' pills since 1934!)...

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Prometheus sequel gets new, Alien friendly title

Despite the two hour confusing slog it was, Prometheus was divisive here at Flixist. We even pulled in Jim Sterling at one point to talk about it because it was so crazy. I'm sure Ridley Scott was interested in pursuing a sequel because it ...

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Review: Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

H. R. Giger passed away a year ago this week. His biomechanical art is instantly recognizable--Egyptian and yet otherworldly, simultaneously erotic and repulsive; a combination of flesh, alloy, suppurations, and vertebral forms. His design ...


Neill Blomkamp will ignore Alien 3 and Resurrection

When it was announced that Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a new movie in the Alien franchise, a few people in the Flixist staff lost their minds (me included). I even posted a feature called "6 things we want from Neill Blomkamp's Alien pr...

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6 things we want from Neill Blomkamp's Alien project

We've all wanted to make a movie at some point. We've all thought it through in our minds, from story to characters to the final act that would shock audiences around the world. Our own personal dream movie. A movie we would love to see, bu...

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Neill Blomkamp will officially direct new Alien film

When you write your list of perfect directors for the Alien franchise, where does Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9, Elysium and the upcoming Chappie) fall in? Hope it's close to the top because after what seems like months, Fox and Bl...


Watch a 3 hour documentary on Aliens right now

Quick! What are you doing with the next three hours? Working? Learning? Reading? Exercising? Wrong, wrong, wrong and very wrong. You're watching this three hour documentary on Aliens that landed on YouTube back in January. Yea, y...

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Funko's Pop! Movies line features Robocop, Predator

If you're someone who occasionally buys toys to place near your work space like me, then you've probably heard of Funko's line of vinyl figures. They've done everything from Disney characters, Marvel and DC characters, TV show characters, a...


Damon Lindelof not working on Paradise (Prometheus 2)

Ridley Scott's Prometheus is a gorgeous movie rife with half-baked, pseudo-intellectual ideas. It's also populated by embarrassingly stupid characters. A lot of my gripes fall at the feet of Damon Lindelof, who rewrote the film's ...


Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus

Ridley Scott's Prometheus was a gorgeous-looking movie filled with some the most abysmally idiotic characters I've seen in a long while. (e.g., How do you get lost when you have a digital map? Why can't you run diagonally or perpendicularly...


Book: Alien - The Illustrated Story

Originally published in 1979 by Heavy Metal (the American counterpart to France's magazine Metal Hurlant), Alien - The Illustrated Story had been out of print for more than 30 years. It's a rightfully acclaimed adaptation of the Ridley Scot...


Three images from an alternate Prometheus scene

Warning: This is ever so slightly spoiler-y. Prometheus is still a bit of an open wound for me. I know several people who really enjoyed it, but for me it was nothing but sloppy story telling and a slap-dash attempt to start cashing in...


Prometheus sequel confirmed; Damon Lindelof not returning

The "Is-It-or-Isn't-It" Alien prequel, Prometheus, is receiving a baby sequel in 2014 or 2015. While I haven't seen Prometheus yet, I'm sure the chance for further exposition will help the crowds that felt the film left too many questi...


Tim Anderson pulps Alien, The Matrix, Blade Runner

There's something about pulp art I really enjoy, whether it's on Argosy, Black Mask, Amazing Stories, or Weird Tales. It's lurid, it's striking, it's all enticement. A few months ago I saw some Mexican pulp art that was just phenomenally st...


Red Letter Media hits every plothole in Prometheus

This should go without saying, but: SPOILERS. Prometheus is a film that raises a lot of questions. Sometimes it means to raise them and other times not so much. It's definitely philosphical in many ways, and often those kind of questi...


Review: Prometheus

Do not believe anything Ridley Scott has told you. Prometheus is a prequel to the pre-existing Alien film series. The corporate backers are one half of that template for evil sci-fi corporations, Weyland-Yutani, and a keen eye will cat...


Book: The Book of Alien

I try not to make my endorsements with histrionic zeal, but there's no getting around this one. If you're an Alien fan, you need to have The Book of Alien in your life. Returning to print for the first time in decades, just in time for...


Flix for Short: Alien: The Easter Edition

Ah, Easter. The day that families celebrate Jesus doing something by telling children that a giant rabbit put candy in their yards. Everyone knows that the rabbit is the real star of the show. But where does he come from? How did he come t...


Ridley Scott reveals the Prometheus - Alien connection

Ridley Scott has finally opened up with concrete details of how his forthcoming sci-fi Prometheus connects to his 1979 genre classic, Alien. The link has been a subject of great speculation during the build-up to the movie's summer release ...


Ridley Scott's Alien through the eyes of an 11 year old

Sometimes as a kid you aren't allowed to see a movie, which forces you to create it in your head. That's probably the best way to describe Alien age 11, a comic book adaptation of the Ridley Scott film by John White, which he made as child ...


Monty Python members reunite for alien comedy

According to Variety, the Pythons are getting back together for a new project. Titled Absolutely Anything, it is a science fiction comedy about an Earth man who gets unlimited power granted to him by powerful aliens and proceeds to screw th...


Original Alien trailer remade, now more Prometheus-y

I'm sure we've all seen the Prometheus teaser trailer by now, right? I'm also sure we can all agree that Prometheus is totes definitely 100% not at all an Alien prequel, right? I mean, it's pretty obvious. Still, there are a few whackos ou...


Prometheus teaser poster has a face monolith

So, the Alien prequel (or not, I dunno still), Prometheus, being directed by Ridley Scott, is shaping up to be a film about things. There's a face monolith, so there's that, I guess. I think it's one of those movies that you really just nee...


Monday Movie Trivia: Sigourney Weaver born Susan Weaver

I just finished writing a Monday Movie Trivia article for James Cameron, but the last fact involved Sigourney Weaver and while fact checking it I discovered she was actually born Susan Weaver. A nice little piece of trivia that's not too sh...


Cowboys and Aliens poster

At a random time today, Mondo will be releasing this poster for Cowboys and Aliens. While the movie itself ended up being a bit of a disappointment, you can't deny that it's got a pretty cool premise. I mean, cowboys versus aliens, how coul...


Riddick 3 finds pot o' gold under rainbow

Riddick may be able to fight aliens, but he isn't able to fight budget deficits quite as easily. The cast and crew were locked out of the studio late last month when the studio's owner was tired of not getting his paycheck, and it seemed li...


Ridley Scott confirms, again, Prometheus is Alien prequel

I don't quite understand why Ridley Scott hasn't been able to just flat out say, "Yes, Prometheus is a prequel to Alien." He has hinted at it, used the phrase "Alien DNA" a lot, but he can't just freaking SAY THE WORDS. WE ALL KNOW THAT'S W...


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Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"


SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"


The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"


Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"


Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"


Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"


The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"


The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."


The Way Back"Can't find its way"


The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"


The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"


Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"


Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"


Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"


Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"


My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"


Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"


Ride Your Wave"Love and water"


We"A deadly serious sex comedy"