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Alien

Prometheus (Film)

It all began with a giant elephant-like creature more than 30 years ago. Dubbed 'the Space Jockey', it appeared seated in a pod-like device in the original Alien film. The creature - featured in books and comics - has not been shown in any other film in the series.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Channel hop

Steven Spielberg is helping us erase the memory of his 2002 alien-abduction series Taken by executive producing two highly anticipated sci-fi shows, both of which are scheduled to arrive on our screens this month.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Gunning for the aliens

Westerns have seen a revival recently with such films as No Country For Old Men, True Grit and There Will Be Blood. Now here comes Cowboys & Aliens with an all-star cast and crew.

Yet this isn't your traditional Western shoot-'em-up.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Super 8 (Film)

Trailers can be misleading. They often highlight the best parts of a film at the expense of burying the true essence of it.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Prodip's art show takes viewers out of this world

Local hip hop group LMF's leader, bassist and graphic designer Prodip Leung has a thing about little green men. The musician's debut solo exhibition, titled Tribe of Many Colours, features 25 paintings and drawings that showcase his wild imaginings of extraterrestrial life.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gantz: Perfect Answer (Film)

From a marketing standpoint, releasing a two-part series just a month apart is genius. You simply ride the hype of the first release and hope it lasts or picks up steam by the second.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Skyline (DVD)

Special effects experts the Brothers Strause take the helm as directors and co-producers in sci-fi thriller Skyline.

Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and his girlfriend Elaine (Scottie Thompson) head to Los Angeles to celebrate the birthday of Jarrod's best friend Terry (Donald Faison).

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Buyer beware: don't bother

Special effects bigwigs the Brothers Strause take the helm as directors and co-producers in sci-fi thriller Skyline.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Alien strike a bolt from the blue

Packed with stunning visuals, the latest sci-fi thriller Skyline shows aliens are not always nice and we have to be on our guard.

Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and Elaine (Scottie Thompson) go to Los Angeles for their friend Terry's (Donald Faison) birthday. They are greeted by giant blue lights which suck up thousands of people into spaceships hovering in the air.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

New-look Aliens look to repeat old winning ways

After 18 years of coming to Hong Kong, you would think the Aliens would be regarded as sentimental favourites. 'No way,' snorts Willie Los'e, coach of the defending champions at the GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens, which begins tomorrow.

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Tale about aliens falls flat

In the deluxe DVD edition of Walt Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, Dwayne Johnson stars as Jack Bruno, a taxi driver in Las Vegas. He unwittingly protects two siblings from outer space who are battling to save our planet from an alien invasion.

The travellers are humanoids who crash landed on earth.

23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Mayhem as aliens battle it out

This Christmas there will be no peace on Earth, because they're back! They're both back! Aliens versus Predator 2 sees the return of sci-fi fans' two favourite monsters, 'Alien' and 'Predator'.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

movie buff

Monster movie fans, take note. The Host, a popular Korean film about a monster that appears in Seoul's Han River, will hit the screen next month.

Director Bong Joon-ho said he wanted to create a monster with a unique Eastern touch. His creature is a big fish with legs that attacks and devours Seoul's citizens.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

War of the world visions

Aliens attack! The menacing creatures dominate the newly released War of the Worlds. In recent years the Hollywood film alien has become a cliche: no creature from another planet is complete without a grotesque skull structure and long, thin octopus-like legs. They drag earthlings skywards in the tired abduction scenes. It is occasionally terrifying; generally trite.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mean green mutha from outer space

Job description: The MGMFOS has one primary function, and that is to creep us out so comprehensively we'll be looking under the bed and sleeping with the light on for weeks. When a director gets it right, a truly believable space alien at once captivates and terrifies us, firing the imagination as to what horrors might really be lurking out there, in a galaxy not so far, far away.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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