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Hollywood Collectibles Group Adds Sci-Fi Horror to Home Decor with Life-Size Alien Queen Wall Sculpture

If their life-size Alien Chestburster replica got your attention, then you'll really want to stay frosty when it comes to Hollywood Collectibles Group's life-size Alien Queen wall sculpture.

Due out later this year and available as both a standard edition and an Hcg Exclusive version (with a second extended jaw), the Alien Queen life-size wall sculpture depicts the iconic creature from James Cameron's Aliens, standing 37 inches tall and looking like it could take a bite out of any of your house guests that dare to walk within its reach.

You can view official photos and details on the collectible below, and visit Hollywood Collectibles Group online for more information.

Alien Queen Life-Size Wall Sculpture (Hcg Exclusive Edition): "We are proud to announce our Officially Licensed Life-Size Alien Queen wall sculpture!

This stunning life-size wall display pays homage to the terrifying Alien Queen’s iconic battle with Ripley, in the climatic scenes of Aliens.
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‘Annihilation’ Review: Dir. Alex Garland (2018)

Annihilation review: A look at Alex Garland’s direct-to-Netflix (in the UK and some other territories) feature – a pure-hit of sci-fi and one hell of a trip.

Annihilation review by Andrew Gaudion.

Annihilation review

Another month, another big sci-fi release from Netflix. Where January saw the release of the fumbled The Cloverfield Paradox and last month brought with it the crushing disappointment of Mute, March sees the highly anticipated release of Alex ‘Ex Machina’ Garland’s new directorial effort, Annihilation. Striped of its international cinema release by Paramount Studios due to worries that it was too cerebral for audiences, Annihilation (based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer) comes to Netflix on more of a positive wave of critical reaction than the two sci-fi streaming flicks before it, two films which have done a great detriment to Netflix’s standing as a major film studio competitor, only enforcing the notion
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Review: "Annihilation" Alliteration

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The Doomed Mission is a substantial trope in sci-fi action-adventures like Annihilation, but it's one that director Alex Garland and Co. (and maybe Jeff Vandermeer, but I haven't read his book upon which the film is based) approach in a notably holistic manner. “Why did my husband go on a suicide mission?” asks Lena (Natalie Portman), a military biologist, of Ventress (Jennifer Jason-Leigh), the hardened psychologist. Ventress's response, an intuitive gloss of Beyond the Pleasure Principle, suggests that the instinct for self-destruction pops up in mundane ordinary habits: through over-drinking, over- working, or abandoning what and who you love. Then, the psychologist throws the question back at the cancer-cell biologist. Why does life produce the conditions of its own demise? Who said that self- destruction is a purely psychological phenomenon? What makes Annihilation exhilarating as sci-fi is that, like 2016's Arrival, it's not about scientific knowledge as a unified system,
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SXSW 2018: 'Blockers,' 'A Quiet Place' Open Fest in Big, Broad Way

SXSW 2018: 'Blockers,' 'A Quiet Place' Open Fest in Big, Broad Way
We open on your standard postapocalyptic Americana wasteland – "Day 89," we're informed via disclaimer, though Day 89 of what we don't know ... yet. Small town streets are strewn with trash. Busted stop lights lie in the gutter. The inside of a general store looks like its been ransacked several times over. A small group of scavengers gingerly pick over the shelves, with a young boy taking a liking to a toy space shuttle. His sister catches it before it falls to the ground; she shakes her head "no." So does their father,
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Early Concept Art Imagines Lance Henriksen As The Terminator

When we think of the Terminator, it stands to reason that the first image which springs to mind is that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. After all, not only was that one of his career’s defining roles, but he’s also viewed as being the face of the film franchise. In fact, one could argue that some of the disillusionment moviegoers shared toward Terminator Salvation had to do with his absence.

Funny enough, history could’ve played out much differently if Arnie had been cast in the role of Kyle Reese as originally intended. Believe it or not, there’s a debated urban legend saying it was Lance Henriksen whom director James Cameron originally envisioned to play the cybernetic organism with living tissue over metal endoskeleton in the picture that blurred the lines between science fiction and horror.

Now, thanks to Core of Movies, we have a general idea of what that would’ve looked like.
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Fight Zombies and Aliens in Rainbow Six Siege’s Outbreak Mode

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is about to enter sci-fi horror territory with the launch of the new Outbreak cooperative game mode, which will run from March 6-April 3. Originally released by Ubisoft back in 2015, most of Rainbow Six Siege’s game modes up until this point had you fighting terrorists, although during the Outbreak […]

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Best Women Characters In Sci-Fi Cinema

Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotnyin Annihilation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

Contributed by Cate Marquis, Melissa Thompson and Michelle Hannett

Opening in cinemas on Friday, February 23rd, is Skydance Media’s and Paramount Pictures’ Annihilation.

Lena (Natalie Portman), a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband (Oscar Isaac) inside “Area X” — a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the all-female expedition discovers a world of mutated landscapes and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity. From visionary writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) and based on the acclaimed bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny.

Women characters in sci-fi have gone from the films of
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In Defense Of: “Spider-Man 3” (2007)

One universal truth in the world of cinema is that sequels will always be a tough nut to crack. Though there have been a handful of follow-ups that have arguably surpassed their cinematic originals — Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back and Aliens spring to mind — Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 can also be added to the list as it too helped buck the ‘inferior sequel’ archetype by delivering a bonafide classic in the superhero sub-genre.

‘But we’re here to talk about Spider-Man 3!’ I hear you shouting. Well, here’s the thing: I can safely say that Raimi’s third, and final chapter, won’t be joining the pantheons of greatest sequels of all-time, unlike its immediate predecessor. That said, I do believe that Spider-Man 3 deserves some love, too.

On that note, come join us as we take a look back at Raimi’s oft-maligned third entry into Marvel’s beloved web-slinging series.
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Disney World Opens Toy Story Land in June 2018

It's official: Toy Story Land will open at Walt Disney World on June 30th, 2018. The new part of the world-famous theme park has been under construction for quite some time, but it will be fully operational this summer, which has Disney fans from all over the world excited. Toy Story Land has been open at the Paris theme park for almost a year and Us Disney fanatics were starting to get a bit antsy while waiting for construction to finish.

As we sit and wait patiently for Toy Story 4 to be released, Toy Story fans can enjoy Toy Story Land which will "shrink" Disney World guests down to the size of Andy's toys as they walk around a backyard environment with all of their favorite characters from the franchise, including Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men, and many more. In the new part of the park,
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Ryan Lambie interview: science fiction, cinema, Moviedrome and more

Simon Brew Feb 16, 2018

We chat to Ryan Lambie about Moviedrome, sci-fi cinema, his new book, and a little bit of Doctor Who...

Never let it be said that this website would never, ultimately, eat itself and disappear up its own backside at the same time. Our much-loved deputy editor, Mr Ryan Lambie, has gone and written a book about his love of science fiction cinema. Thus, we decided to take the opportunity to give him a bit of a grilling, and put him through the terror and hell of a Den Of Geek interview. Honestly, chums, I’ve been waiting for a moment like this since I first met the man, over a decade ago.

Here, then, is Ryan on The Geek's Guide to Sf Cinema, the films that changed his life, and Jason Statham

Firstly, congratulations on your book, that I gather is available at from lots of posh booksellers.
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Bill Paxton’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital

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Bill Paxton’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital
The wife and children of deceased actor Bill Paxton have filed a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, alleging that the hospital was negligent in treating the “Aliens” actor prior to his death last year According to the suit, filed by Paxton’s wife Louise and children James and Lydia, the actor consulted the defendants over his cardiac conditions, including bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysm, and was counseled to undergo heart surgery. However, the suit contends, prior to Paxton’s Feb. 14, 2017 surgery, the defendants “misrepresented and/or concealed information relating to the risks of surgery and care that would be provided and/or...
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Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Try To Survive Mysterious Creatures In A Quiet Place

Paramount Pictures has released an effectively chilling trailer for the upcoming horror thriller A Quiet Place.

Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

Hoo-boy is this ever creepy. How do you keep a newborn baby quiet, never-mind a child with a toy?!

Plus, are these Aliens? Monsters? And who is hunting them? And why don’t they just leave???

After watching this “end-of-the-world, looks like an M. Night Shyamalan film” trailer, never mind how much I love John Krasinski, April 6 can’t arrive soon enough!

A Quiet Place opens in theaters April 6, 2018.

Left to right: Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place, from Paramount Pictures.

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures© 2017 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

Left to right: John
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Bill Paxton's Family Blames Surgeon Who Operated on Him and Hospital for Actor's Death at 61

Bill Paxton's Family Blames Surgeon Who Operated on Him and Hospital for Actor's Death at 61
Bill Paxton’s family is blaming the hospital and doctor who operated on him last year for his untimely death.

The Big Love star’s family and estate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against surgeon Ali Khoynezhad and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to court documents first obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Paxton’s family is accusing the doctor and the hospital of providing the actor with “negligent diagnosis, management, and treatment,” which they say led to the complications that resulted in the actor’s death last Feb. 25. He was 61.

According to the lawsuit, Cedars-Sinai “misrepresented and/or
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Donald Glover discusses his Deadpool animated series

Back in May of last year it was announced that Donald Glover is developing a ten-episode Deadpool animated series for Fxx, and speaking to PopCulture to promote the second season of his hit show Atlanta, Glover was asked if he’s feeling any pressure tackling such a fan-favourite character.

“That it’s funny,” he replied. “That one it just seems really easy. There’s not as much to hold sacred, in a weird way. I know people love Deadpool and I know people are big comic book geeks, but it’s not the same as like Lando or Atlanta, where you have a whole city on your back. Deadpool is very aware of himself, so, I don’t have to live up to anything. So it’s been actually, quite easy.”

Glover, who will soon be seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story as Lando Calrissian, is writing the Deadpool
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Rob Liefeld compares Deadpool 2 to James Cameron’s Aliens

This past week we got our first real look at Deadpool 2 with the arrival of a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s blockbuster X-Men spinoff [watch it here].

Following its release, comic book writer Rob Liefeld – who co-created both Deadpool and the newly-introduced Cable – spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the movie where he compared it to James Cameron’s Aliens in terms of upping the ante and spectacle.

Deadpool was Alien,” said Liefeld. “It’s brilliant. It completely works. It’s a masterpiece. Deadpool 2 is Aliens. It’s when James Cameron came in and said, ‘Ok you want me to do this? We’re going to make it bigger, put in loads more action.’”

With John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch at the helm, it would certainly seem like we can expect to see some impressive action sequences in Deadpool 2, and given the success of the first movie,
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Boogeymen, Box Office, and Best Picture: The Blumhouse Effect

Matt Rodgers on the rise of Blumhouse Productions

If you peek through the window at Blumhouse Productions, past the levitating chair in the middle of the room, and the dank haired girl performing a spasmodic rendition of the robot to creepy effect, you’ll see an empty shelf, suspended by cobwebs, on a wall with an insidious crack running from floor to ceiling. Potentially, on March 5th of this year, amongst Sinister masks, and hypnotic teacups, there could sit an Academy Award for Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which would not only be a crowing glory for that film’s journey, but another landmark moment in the 18 year rise of Jason Blum’s ghost train production company.

Their working model is to produce independent movies and release them through the studio system, more often than not to huge multiplier figures at the box office. What singles them out for praise,
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Deadpool Creator Says The Sequel Is Like James Cameron’s Aliens

Even with 2018 being packed with blockbusters – superhero and otherwise – it’s probably safe to say that Deadpool 2 is likely among those that are most anticipated. I mean, not only is it following in the footsteps of its predecessor, which just so happened to be the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, but it also includes the long awaited live action debuts of Cable and Domino, two cult favorites in the comic book community.

That being said, it was more than pleasing to see the former featured heavily in the first full trailer that dropped earlier today. Aside from having a laugh at the expense of a certain CGI mustache fiasco that occurred recently, we got a fair idea of how the straight-faced Cable will play off the irreverent Wade Wilson – and it’s thus far proven to be pretty freaking entertaining.

But if creator Rob Liefeld is to be believed,
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Rob Liefeld Compares Deadpool 2 to Aliens, Teases ‘Loads More Action’

Following the release of Deadpool 2‘s first full-length trailer, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld compared the film to 1986’s Aliens, the second film in the Alien franchise.

Deadpool was Alien. It’s brilliant. It completely works. It’s a masterpiece,” Liefeld told The Hollywood Reporter. “Deadpool 2 is Aliens. It’s when James Cameron came in and said, ‘Ok you want me to do this? We’re going to make it bigger, put in loads more action.’ ”
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Deadpool 2 is a ‘Bigger’ Sequel Like Aliens, Says Rob Liefeld

Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld compares Deadpool 2 to Aliens as a bigger, action heavy sequel. Fox as a studio may have their future in question, but one property that is safe no matter what is Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds spent years getting a solo movie for the character off the ground and was ultimately reward with Deadpool‘s runaway success in theaters. The upcoming sequel will attempt to recapture the magic of the first movie, while expanding its world in the process. Part of that growth will include the introduction of Josh Brolin as Cable, as well as Zazie Beetz as Domino.
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Replay Level? The Best Video Game Movie Scenes

Matt Rodgers on the best ever video game movie scenes…

The first part of 2018 will see two high profile videogame adaptations hit the big screen in an attempt to do what 2016’s Assassin’s Creed couldn’t, by breaking a curse which has stretched back as far as 1993’s infamous Super Mario Bros. movie.

First we’ll get Sony’s Alicia Vikander starring Tomb Raider reboot (March 16th), followed a month later by Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage (April 20th), an adaptation of the 1980’s single-screen arcade game in which a giant gorilla, lizard, and wolf take down a bunch of skyscrapers.

Who knows whether they’ll break the run of cartridge based catastrophes, but rather than focus on the negative aspects of this much maligned sub-genre, here at Flickering Myth we thought we’d replay the best moments from throughout the history of videogame adaptations, starting with…..

Silent Hill (2006)

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