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Paradise – A Prometheus / Alien: Covenant Fan Edit

If, like many (misguided souls, in my opinion!), you were disappointed by both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, here’s a remedy that combines the best of both, while leaving out some of the “silly” stuff. Vimeo user Daniel aka Job Willins, who previously created a brilliant mash-up of Alien and Prometheus entitled Derelict, has worked his magic […]

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Scene Is Believing: Alien

The Chestburster scene, Shepperton studios 2001: A Space Odyssey on one level considers the birth, ascent and re-birth of mankind into a “star child”, gazing serenely upon the Earth and us, the viewer, with untold possibilities. Alien represents the Freudian nightmare tucked away in the recesses of the mind, a disturbing perversion of birth: life […]

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Composed #1 – Top 10 Jerry Goldsmith Scores

There is no question, that in terms of productivity and memorable film scores, John Williams is the person that everyone would immediately think of. He has been responsible for some of the greatest scores every produced. From the E.T. Theme to the Raiders march, from the Superman theme to Jaws, from Harry Potter to the whole of […]

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The Best (and Worst) Alien games

Making games of films is problematic at the best of times. In fact it is almost as problematic as making films of games. The result is nearly always a total failure and rarely fun or memorable. With a franchise as open to potentially creative, inventive and innovative game-design as the Alien saga, there surely must have been a rich selection of […]

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Ridley Scott, Cine Realist

  “Keeping it real“- no, not Sir Ridley Scott trying to get down with the kids, more his guiding mantra. Scott is first and foremost a builder of worlds, his art school, set design and commercial background the cornerstone of his various milieaux. If people are dismissive of the Ridley Scott “style”, or even search […]

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Alien And Nostromo: Shock Corridors

“We live as we dream – alone,” quoth the cover of Alien‘s script forebodingly, the words from Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness, just one of the author’s influences on the film – the knackered space tug / ore refinery Nostromo is named after Conrad’s novel of corruption, revolution, and corporate amorality. The ship is a character in […]

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Ripley, An Alien 3 / Alien: Resurrection Fan Edit

Here’s another great fan re-edit by @jobwillins (AKA Daniel), the creator of Derelict, the Alien / Prometheus mash-up. Daniel states: After the positive reception to Derelict (my Prometheus/Alien mashup), I decided to take a look at the least-loved of the proper Alien series. Ripley is an editing project that blends Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I […]

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Tim’s Top Alien Saga Moments

Here at Cinetropolis, we love the Alien movies (some of us even like Prometheus!). We feel there’s nothing better than quoting Hudson (“Game over man!”) or chewing our nails as Ripley races back through the decks of Nostromo to turn off the self-destruct (“Goddamnit, Mother!”). So without any further ado, here is my list, the first […]

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Welcome to the Machine – Alien 3

Studio interference is not a new phenomenon. Studio suits have always thought they know better than the creative people they hire, which is like hiring a grandmother to suck some of your eggs, but then insisting you show her how it is done. They regard the idea of trusting a creative talent with their money […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Prometheus

“A king has his reign, then he dies. It’s inevitable.” It is undeniable that Prometheus has problems in the script department, that characters behave in odd ways and are sometimes the writers pawns, moved from point A to B to get to the next set piece. Even when one takes into account first draft scripter […]

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