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RAMBALDI, CREATOR OF ALIEN AND ET CREATURES, DIES

August 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Special-effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who created the creatures for Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror flick Alien and Steven Spielberg’s 1982 family film ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, has died at age 86. His work on those films brought him Oscars for visual effects. He also shared a special achievement Oscar in 1976 for King Kong. But his work […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PROMETHEUS

June 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Clearly, given the reputation that Ridley Scott’s Alien had as one of the great classics of sci-fi film, his prequel, Prometheus, has fostered high expectations. Several critics have suggested that they have gone unfulfilled. “Watching Prometheus is like opening a deluxe gift box from Tiffany’s to find a mug from the dollar store,” writes Ty […]