A High School in New Jersey Turned Alien Into a Gigerific Stage Play

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Generally speaking, creating unlicensed adaptations of film properties is frowned upon in local theater scenes. But sometimes, you get away with it by creating something super rad, which is what happened in the case of Alien: The Play, a full-length adaptation of Ridley Scott’s
Alien helmed by Perfecto Cuervo, an…

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The Disney-Fox Deal Is Officially Complete

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As of 12:02 a.m ET today, the Walt Disney company officially took over the reins of much of 21st Century Fox, making the House of Mouse even more disconcertingly powerful than you can possibly imagine.

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Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom Movie Has a Script, But Its Future Is Uncertain Thanks to Marvel

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The future of Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie was immediately thrown into question the moment news broke that Disney had designs on purchasing 20th Century Fox in order to regain the cinematic rights to a number of Marvel characters, like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. At some point, it’s likely that all of those…

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From a Certain Angle, It Looks Like the Dark Phoenix Trailer Takes a Subtle Jab at the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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A new Dark Phoenix trailer dropped in the dead of night this week and gave us another look at how Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey will transform into her darkest, most cosmically-empowered self on the big screen for the second time in the character’s cinematic history. But a fan also spotted something peculiar…

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Watch WETA Transform Rosa Salazar Into Alita: Battle Angel’s Living Weapon

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There’s much to be said about the rest of Robert Rodriguez’ Alita: Battle Angel. But the two things that stand out most about the film are actress Rosa Salazar’s performance, and how much work the movie’s VFX put into making her look like the most lifelike cyborg to ever set foot outside of the uncanny valley.

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