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Newswire: White House correspondent April Ryan tells Stephen Colbert why “fake news” is nonsense

In a country where the press is under attack (figuratively and, as of this week, physically), White House correspondent and American Urban Radio Networks Washington bureau chief April Ryan has endured more than her share of abuse from the Trump administration, and Trump himself. As shown in clips …

Stephen Colbert

Here Are the 10 Best Films Starring Michael Fassbender

With the surprisingly good Alien: Covenant, Fassbender keeps adding to his already impressive resume.<p>At the age of 40, Michael Fassbender already has an acting career that most of his peers can only dream of.<p>Sensitive little indie hits? Check. Powerful, critically-acclaimed dramas with visionary …

Michael Fassbender

The Art Of Alien: Covenant

Now that the movie is out, the artists who worked on <i>Alien: Covenant</i> are free to share their stuff. And regardless of your thoughts on the movie …

Art

Design Team Helps Ridley Scott Realize His Scary Vision for ‘Alien: Covenant’

Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant,” released by Fox on May 19, marks a return to the sheer terror of the sci-fi franchise’s roots, which started 38 …

Science Fiction

Box office preview: Pirates 5, Baywatch to make Memorial Day waves

Two seafaring blockbusters set sail this Memorial Day weekend, as Disney’s fifth <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> installment squares off against the action-comedy <i>Baywatch</i>, a contemporary (and, by critical accounts, quite raunchy) reimagining of the classic television series of the same name.<p>Will both of …

Movies

How Princess Leia helped me claim my own womanhood

Princess or General, the resourceful, blaster-wielding Leia Organa helped me find my place in fandom and womanhood at the same time.

Star Wars

Studios Bust Budgets Of Horror Genre, Hoping For Monster-Size Hits

As Universal revives its scare-slate of monster films — <i>The Mummy</i>, <i>Bride of Frankenstein</i>, etc — studio production schedules increasingly look like …

Movies

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Baywatch’ Take On Memorial Day: Which Beach Will Win?

This could be the best Memorial Day weekend box office in three years, but this holiday isn't what it used to be.<p>“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men …

Movies

Please stop using these meaningless words in your video game and movie titles: Origins Edition

If the rumors are true, then the next entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise is going to be subtitled 'Origins'. On its own, it's a fine descriptor, …

Assassin's Creed

Alien: Covenant leaves much better lingering questions than Prometheus

Instead of ‘Why are these people so stupid?’ the new film leaves us asking ‘What do we still need to know?’<p>In 2012, the science-fiction / horror film <i>Prometheus</i> brought Ridley Scott back to the film franchise he launched in 1979 with <i>Alien</i>. There have been many <i>Alien</i> sequels, spinoffs, and multimedia …

Science Fiction

Great Job, Internet!: Fact check: Satan did not write Alien: Covenant

It’s rare to see the kind of far-ranging critical disagreement that <i>Alien: Covenant</i> has engendered. Some are praising it as a great return to form for both the franchise and Ridley Scott, while others see it as a parade of rote slasher tropes awkwardly welded onto an old-school mad scientist yarn. …

Movies

Alien Covenant returns to the theme that made the original so terrifying: men giving birth

There is something inside of you that has to come out<p>There is a simple truth at the heart of the <i>Alien</i> movie franchise: being chased by a monster is terrifying. Nobody likes being eaten alive. But the real terror of the series isn’t the prospect of being murdered by a runaway xenomorph. It’s the …

Science Fiction

Fascinating “Obit” explores the arcane art of celebrating the newsworthy life

<b>Three and one-half stars. Unrated. 95 minutes.</b>Who died today?That’s an ordinary question, when posed by people of a certain age as they open their …

David Foster Wallace

A Workwear Jacket Worthy of Drake and “Alien: Covenant”

If you look closely at the tactical vests that so thoroughly fail to protect many of the characters in Ridley Scott’s new film, “Alien: Covenant,” you may notice their distinctive pattern of two-inch-wide vertical quilting. This quilting is the signature of Craig Green, an acclaimed London menswear …

Fashion

Terror in space

A Swedish film called Life-a Nordic version of the 1979 space thriller Alien is making waves on China's screens.In its opening weekend over May …

Movies

The Substandard on Ridley Scott and 'Alien: Covenant'

Great Scott! In this week's episode the Substandard discusses <i>Alien: Covenant</i> and the best (and not-so-best) of Ridley Scott. JVL admits he has "the …

Movies

Hollywood’s Childish Strategy to Cash In On Movies

Creepy Alien figurines. Despicable Me underpants. Light sabers in every color and shape. Toys and other gear connected to movies are becoming a much …

Movies

‘Alien: Covenant’: How the VFX Team Engineered Those Terrifying Xenomorph and Neomorph Creatures

VFX studio MPC helped Ridley Scott redefine the iconic Xenomorph and create the new Neomorph in the latest "Alien" installment.<p>For “Alien: Covenant,” …

Science Fiction

In Ridley Scott’s new ‘Alien’ movies, the xenomorphs are really Trojan horses

<b>This post discusses plot points of “Prometheus,” which came out five years ago, and “Alien: Covenant,” which came out last weekend. So, you know, spoilers, etc.</b> <b></b><p>Bloomberg published an odd piece earlier in the week suggesting that “Alien: Covenant” is finding success by being the “anti-‘Star Wars.’ ” …

Opinion

15 Burning Questions We Have After Alien: Covenant

Tally up the body count, check behind the sofa, and count the box office takings, because Ridley Scott’s <b>Alien: Covenant</b> is finally in cinemas. Some …

Science Fiction

“Alien: Covenant” Bursts with Pomposity

In space, no one can hear you laugh. Ridley Scott’s extraterrestrial adventure “Alien: Covenant” is deadly serious about matters that he takes deadly seriously, and the only things that he derides with any irony—muffled and sardonic though it may be—are the movie’s snippets of art greater than his …

How to Make Your ADR Performance Sound Natural

Dialogue and automated dialogue replacement supervisor Rachael Tate (“Alien: Covenant,” “The Martian”) shares tips for actors to give follow-up voice …

Filmmaking

Alien Egg Cake Balls

You know where facehuggers come from, don't you? From xenomorph eggs, of course! We can skip the middleman and just ingest the eggs first without all …

Dessert

The Rise of the Stupid Smart Character, or Why Helmets Matter

<i>Henry Bevan on the rise of the stupid smart character…</i><p>If you’ve been browsing this website over the last couple of days you will have noticed there …

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David in Alien: Covenant Is the Best Blockbuster Villain in Years. Here’s Why.

<b>(This post contains spoilers for Alien: Covenant.)</b><p>One of the strange side effects of the rise of superheroes in Hollywood, as well as the borderline …

Movies

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 5/23/17

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><i>Azrael</i><br>by Gav Thorpe<p><i>The Carrion Throne</i><br>by Chris Wraight<p><i>Radiate</i><br>by C.A. Higgins<p><i>Shift of Shadow and Soul</i><br>by Hilary Thompson<p><i>User</i><br>by Devin Grayson …

Comics

What Alien: Isolation gets right that Alien: Covenant gets wrong

<i>Warning! Spoilers ahead for Alien: Covenant.</i><p>Since the release of Alien: Covenant I’ve seen a few people ranking the famously inconsistent series from …

Movies

Alien: Covenant sneakily explores the horrors of directing blockbusters in 2017

If you want to create something new, you’re going to have to make it out of something old’s DNA.<p>As I left the screening of <i>Alien: Covenant</i> I attended, two of my fellow viewers were loudly arguing about how they thought the film was “unnecessary.”<p>Sure, they said, the movie had some effective …

Science Fiction

Will 2017 be the most violent year ever for movies?

The new horror film “Alien: Covenant” boasts stellar production design, a masterful dual performance by Michael Fassbender playing look-alike …

Movies

Not the funny guy you know: Danny McBride is full of surprises. Here's a big one: Horror is much more his style.

Danny McBride has a special flair for playing obnoxious loudmouths – the kind of outwardly cocky yet inwardly tragic jerks that he's brought …

TV