1989 Batman TV Commercial, Featuring Alfred Pennyworth

One thing I don’t think I ever realized is that the man who played Bruce Wayne’s manservant Alfred Pennyworth in the 90’s Batman films was a Hammer Films star. Michael Gough made many films for the legendary British horror studio, including ‘Dracula’ in 1958 as Arthur Holmwood, alongside Christopher Lee in the title role. He made a very dignified Alfred, and you can hear the sarcasm dripping from his voice in this commercial, as he hawks some Diet Coke. You can click on the post to watch the video.

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New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Out

Whatever Marvel paid to use Zeppelin’s ‘The Immigrant Song’ in a Thor trailer, it was money well spent. Click on the post to see trailer:

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 018

Now that the dust has settled, we dissect the latest King Kong film and consider its place in the wider world of Kong movies. We also throw Aquaman under the boat in our discussion of the ‘Justice League’ trailer and take a trip to the Satellite of Love in anticipation of the new version of ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000’.

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Farewell to Bill Paxton, Gone at 61

One of the joys of watching James Cameron’s thrill-ride movie Aliens is Bill Paxton’s full-throated portrayal of Colonial Marine soldier Pvt.

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The Thing about those Dyson Hand Dryers.

I went to a Chinese buffet yesterday, and in the washroom they had one of those Dyson Airblade hand dryers,

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To CGI Leia, or Not to CGI Leia

It’s not really a question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the pixelled slings and motion-captured arrows of

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: See Why Alien Queens Fear this Woman

Ripley’s showdown with the alien queen at the end of Aliens is one of the most thrilling scenes in cinematic history.

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: PFC Vasquez

When it comes to kicking ass, there’s no one better than PFC Vasquez, as played by Jenette Goldstein in Aliens.

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien3’: A Jaw-Jutting Look at the Alien

The third Alien movie has a lot of problems. Not the least of which, as Ross points out in our Alien podcast

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’: Does Your Photo ID Look as Good as Ellen Ripley’s?

Actress Sigourney Weaver was a scant 29 when she essayed the role of warrant officer Ellen Ripley in the film Alien.

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‘Aliens’: The Satisfying Death of Carter Burke

Stand-up comic Paul Reiser only really had Diner and Beverly Hills Cop under his belt as major movie roles before being cast as

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’ Design: From House Harkonnen to Huge Honkers

When you consider all of the movie projects over the years that have been floated and then sunk under the

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‘Alien: Resurrection’: The Ridiculous Newborn

We’ve been neglecting the other Alien films outside of the first two and Prometheus. There’s a perfectly good reason for that:

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‘Alien’: Inside Mother

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes image from the making of Alien. From left, it’s director Ridley Scott, giving some instructions to Ian

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’ Design: The Xenomorph

One of the signature features of the titular creature(s) from the Alien franchise, besides their elongated heads, sharp teeth and lethally

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