LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel...
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver helped make a New Jersey high school's encore stage production of "Alien" a special event.
"Alien: The Play" had drawn widespread praise after...
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school's stage production of "Alien" is coming back with help from the 1979 film's director, Ridley Scott.
Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of more than 2,000 pieces of film memorabilia including props from "Star Wars" and "Terminator" films has earned more than $6 million.
Profiles in History says Friday that a Harley-Davidson ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" sold for more $480,000, while a Death Star prop used in "Return of the Jedi" sold for $240,000.
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"Syfy 25 Screening Series: Galaxy Quest Movie Party"
What's better than watching "Galaxy Quest," the 1999 "Star Trek" send-up starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell? It's watching it with other fans in an interactive setting. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
When you can sing along to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in this classic musical, the world's a much happier place. 7:30 p.m. Friday
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of Marvel Television surprised fans at Comic-Con Friday by showing the entire first episode of the new Netflix series "The Defenders."
The show that unites superheroes Jessica Jones, Luka Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist premieres next month. Sigourney Weaver plays the villain.
Weaver and the rest of the cast, including Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Charlie Cox and Finn Jones, appeared during the presentation inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibit hall.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1980s movie that starred Melanie Griffith as a secretary who breaks out of the typing pool is heading to the stage as a musical. Cyndi Lauper will write the songs for the "Working Girl" adaptation.
Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions said Tuesday they'll adapt the Mike Nichols-directed film for Broadway, with "Kinky Boots" composer Lauper teaming up with "New Girl" writer and "Tigers Be Still" playwright Kim Rosenstock on the story.
If you’ve been with the “Alien” series since Sigourney Weaver first squared off with the creature, you’ll enjoy the foreshadowing that comes from “Alien: Covenant.”
Set before very first film, it hints at how mutant embryos made their way to space.
The year is 2104 and a ship called Covenant is headed to a new planet where 2,000 travelers and 1,140 embryos hope to live.
Sigourney Weaver "wasn't even sure" if she wanted to be in a movie when she auditioned for 'Alien'.
The 67-year-old actress came from a theatre background and admits she wasn't sure if she wanted to sign up to a Hollywood movie when she stood in front of the science fiction franchise's director Ridley Scott at her audition for the 1979 film.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Modern movie culture would have you believe artificial intelligence is out to kill us all.
In "2001: A Space Odyssey," Hal, the AI computer aboard a space flight to Jupiter, develops a mind of its own and turns against the crew. "The Terminator" makes his mission clear in the movie's title. Ava, the pretty-faced android in "Ex Machina," has a killer instinct. David, the pretty-faced android in "Prometheus," also doesn't have the best intentions for human survival.
(TNS) — They’re calling this coming movie summer of atomic blonds and wonder women a gender-empowerment breakthrough, and though I hate to be a buzzkill, I have to note the first big Memorial Day holiday slot goes to “Baywatch.”
Still, it is an unusual summer – just about every Friday night will be ladies’ night.
Smart Rating: 95.93Genre: Science fiction, horrorStarring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John HurtIn deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.
Smart Rating: 96.29Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael BiehnOriginal: "Alien" (1979)Smart Rating: 95.94After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a 9-year-old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
Smart Rating: 80.36Genre: thrillerStarring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher PlummerNew York City custodian Daryll Deever (William Hurt) is a big fan of local news reporter Tony Sokolow (Sigourney Weaver), so he is intrigued when she shows up to cover a story at his workplace. There's been a murder in the office building, and Tony suspects that Daryll may have insight into the crime, a notion that he furthers to stay close to her. However, when those behind the killing begin to think that Daryll really knows something, they target both him and Tony to keep their secrets hidden.
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A local newspaper called it this little Ohio city's "lost year."
It was a year of subpoenas, search warrants, depositions and whispers. Hillsboro's mayor, a standup comedian long before he became a politician, was the focus of it all.
Drew Hastings, who has appeared on Comedy Central and "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, dubbed it "The Year of Living Strangerously," playing off the 1982 Mel Gibson-Sigourney Weaver movie "The Year of Living Dangerously."
Arevalo’s “The Fury of a Patient Man” wins Goya best picture
MADRID (AP) — Actor-turned-director Raul Arevalo's first film, "The Fury of a Patient Man," won best picture and he was honored for best directorial debut and best original screenplay at the 31st Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards.
Arevalo, 37, shared the screenplay award Saturday night with David Pulido for co-writing the dark thriller.
TORONTO - A movie has a way of sitting up straight whenever Sigourney Weaver is in it.
Whether the part is small or large, she reliably jolts any film alive with her intelligence and commanding presence. She usually means business.
That, of course, has been apparent since her breakthrough role as Ellen Ripley in "Alien." But it's no less true of Weaver at 67. She has an almost queenlike status on today's movie landscape, particularly in science-fiction.
Q&A: Sigourney Weaver on an unexpected life in sci-fi
TORONTO (AP) — A movie has a way of sitting up straight whenever Sigourney Weaver is in it. Whether the part is small or large, she reliably jolts any film alive with her intelligence and commanding presence. She usually means business.
That, of course, has been apparent since her breakthrough role as Ellen Ripley in "Alien." But it's no less true of Weaver at 67. She has an almost queen-like status on today's movie landscape, particularly in science-fiction.
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The Latest: Bill Murray receives prize at Kennedy Center
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Bill Murray being honored at the Kennedy Center (all times local):
Bill Murray accepted a bust of Mark Twain for his lifetime achievement in comedy — and immediately handed it to the audience to be passed around.
Murray was honored Sunday night at the Kennedy Center by more than a dozen of his co-stars and collaborators, including David Letterman, Sigourney Weaver and his older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray.
Emma Stone, Jane Curtin join Bill Murray tribute in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma Stone and Jane Curtin are late additions to the lineup of performers who'll celebrate Bill Murray when he receives the nation's top prize for humor.
The Kennedy Center announced Tuesday that Stone and Curtin will take the stage in honor of Murray on Sunday night. Murray is this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Curtin performed alongside Murray on "Saturday Night Live." Stone co-starred with him in the little-seen movie "Aloha."
Letterman, Aykroyd to honor Bill Murray at Kennedy Center
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Murray was the first and last guest on David Letterman's late-night show, and Letterman will return the favor by making a rare public appearance when Murray is presented with the nation's top prize for humor.
On Tuesday, The Kennedy Center announced the lineup of performers for next month's celebration of Murray, who'll receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sigourney Weaver apparently isn't finished fighting aliens.
The original star of the "Alien" film franchise says she's hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in another sequel.
Weaver told the Comic-Con crowd during a Saturday panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi sequel "Aliens" that "District 9" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp pitched her an idea for another installment when they were working together on...
Comic-Con 2016: Bustin’ still makes Ghostbusters fans feel good, three decades on
They came from across the nation, wearing tan jumpsuits and carrying unlicensed nuclear accelerators on their backs. They converged at a small bar in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter Friday night, united by their love of a 32-year old film.
"That year, 1984, was such a great year for films," Jared Williamson said. "It was a golden decade for science fiction and fantasy (films)."
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Sigourney Weaver has been named the 2016 recipient of the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award by the Indianapolis Zoo.
Weaver portrayed primatologist Dian Fossey in the 1988 movie "Gorillas in the Mist" and is honorary chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. She starred in "Gorillas Revisited" for BBC and Animal Planet in 2005.
Weaver said in a statement, "Our children deserve to inherit a world of wildlife. And...
Escape to a cool movie theater this weekend with the kids to have a few laughs or catch dueling superheroes in action.
1. “The Secret Life of Pets”
Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
Review: ‘Secret Life of Pets’ loaded...
Expect plenty of surprises on the third day of Comic-Con International as both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. (producer of DC Comics movies) are holding court in Hall H. Neither studio announced what casts would be there, but it is a good bet you'll see the stars of upcoming films "Dr. Strange," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," and "Suicide Squad."
What is a sure thing is the CW's slate of superhero shows with the stars of "Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," and "Legends...