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Alien franchise: ranking the movies in order of quality

Ryan Lambie Odd List Jan 23, 2015

Alien and Aliens are classics. But how do the other sequels, prequel and spin-offs compare? We try to rank them in descending order...

Alien 3: the story ideas that never made it to the screen

Ryan Lambie Feature Jan 13, 2015

During its fraught production, Alien 3 went through dozens of drafts. We look at some of the story ideas that never made it to the screen...

A closer look at Neill Blomkamp's abandoned Alien sequel

Ryan Lambie Feature Jan 6, 2015

As Neill Blomkamp reveals the concept art for a seemingly abandoned Alien sequel, here's a closer look at what its story might have held...

Terry Rawlings and the alchemy of editing

Ryan Lambie Feature Dec 9, 2014

A BAFTA event highlighted editor Terry Rawlings' work on such films as Alien and Blade Runner. We take a look at a unique industry talent...

51 films, and how they were affected by test screenings

Simon Brew Odd List Oct 10, 2014

From 28 Days Later and Goodfellas to Big and Last Action Hero: here's the impact test audiences had on 51 movies...

Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Odd List Jul 30, 2014

Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...

Final cut tussles between directors and studios

Ryan Lambie Odd List Feb 4, 2014

We head back to the 80s and 90s to look at eight famous battles between directors and studio executives over a movie's final cut...

Creative things to do when an actor won't return for a sequel

Ryan Lambie Odd List Aug 14, 2013

When an actor can't reprise their role in a sequel, how do you fill the gap without the audience noticing? Here are a few solutions...

10 films that began filming without a finished script

Ryan Lambie Top 10 Feb 13, 2013

From classic noir thrillers to modern special effects blockbusters, we look at 10 movies that began production without a finished script...

The joy of reading movie scripts

Ryan Lambie News Mar 6, 2012

They’re the foundation of any movie, but they’re often a great read in their own right. Here, Ryan explains why movie scripts can be so fascinating…

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