Video Essay Explains Why ‘Alien’ is a Classic of the Horror Movie Genre


You probably don’t need a video essay to know that Ridley Scott’s original ‘Alien’ movie was a masterpiece of horror, just watching it will inform you of that. But this video by The Film Theorists is fascinating nonetheless. It’s part of his Frame by Frame series where he looks at the craft of moviemaking. And in this video he goes past the Xenomorph designed by HR Giger to detail the psychological horror that was created from the incredible set designs.

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Amusing Sketch Tells Guys Night Out Told in Style of Newscast


You might think that night out with the guys drinking beers and having total banter was legendary enough, but it’s probably never going to make the news. However comedy sketch duo Alex Cooper and Tom Blackwood (aka Mid-Brow) have imagined what it might be like if a night out was told in the style of a solemn newscast.

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IT’S MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There’s noting quite like the grim reality of a Monday morning to shock and shook the system. Apart from the grim reality of a weekend trip to Ikea, that is—after something like that sitting at your desk on a Monday morning can seem like sweet, sweet respite. So with that in mind let’s enjoy this Monday morning. You can start that enjoyment with the links below.

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Why Rappers Love Grey Poupon


So it turns out that rappers really really like fancy Dijon mustard brand Grey Poupon, it’s their favorite condiment. How did it get this way? Well Vox video producer Estelle Caswell delves into how it came to be. It seems it was first mentioned in 1992 on the single “East Coast” and quickly spread through pop culture.

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How to Skitch in NYC


If you have no idea what skitching is, then this film will show you. It features pro BMX rider and filmmaker Austin Augie who shows you the somewhat risky art of how to skitch, which is basically hitching a ride by holding onto a moving vehicle while riding a skateboard or bicycle. In New York City too, which is probably the most dangerous city to do it in.

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FPS Video Game Weapons Are Turned into an Awesome Remix


Eclectic Method, who is a master of making music from the most unlikely of samples, teamed up with Gamerdisco for his latest remix. To create this they used only weapon sounds from first-person shooter video games. These included sound FX from The Last Word hand gun from Destiny, the guns from GoldenEye 007, the Needler from the Halo game series, and the Flail Gun from Bulletstorm.

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Man At Arms Forge a Cutlass From Pirates Of The Caribbean


Tony Swatton is a master swordsmith and the creator of web series Man At Arms — in it he and his fellow blacksmiths and craftsmen create all manner of badass fictional weapons from video games to film, from Zelda to Lord of the Rings. In this episode they create three stunning looking cutlass swords taking inspiration from the movie franchise Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Fingerboarding in a Fancy Restaurant


You’ll never look at a tabletop in the same way again after seeing this video of a guy with a miniature skateboard doing tricks and jumps on a rotating table. This would be the perfect thing to do when as a kid you’re really bored sat at the dinner table at a restaurant, because not only would it pass the time but it would really, really annoy your parents.

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Pink Floyd Exhibition ‘Their Mortal Remains’ Opens in London


As a band Pink Floyd have created many an iconic album, from Wish You Were Here to The Dark Side of The Moon. But as well as their iconic studio albums they’re also renowned for their legendary live performances, featuring all many of props and crazy stage designs. All this and more is contained in the new Pink Floyd exhibition called ‘Their Mortal Remains’ which opened at London’s V&A museum recently. It’s spectacular and a collection like this—combining the personal with the conceptual—has never been seen before.

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Freaky Visuals ‘Archive the Human Legacy’ in this Experimental Animation


If you were looking for something that was both visually stunning to look at while also being completely freaky and WTF, then you’ll have found it in this experimental animation by Baron Lanteigne. Lanteigne calls it “a piece about our collective effort to archive the human legacy” but you can take it as straight up CGI eye candy if you wish, because it works as that equally well.

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‘The Pixar Theory’ States That all Their Movies are Connected and Part of the Same Universe


You may or may not have heard of The Pixar Theory, which was first proposed by Jon Negroni. This video further explores the idea, which is basically that all the films are connected and take place in a shared universe. Not only that but all the action that takes place in the films happens chronologically on the same timeline—it’s kind of mindblowing and this video details how it works.

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Rick and Morty Spoof Alien Covenant in New Teaser


Rick may be a high functioning alcoholic which might not be good for his liver, but as this new teaser from Adult Swim reveals, it does have some benefits. For the video the Rick and Morty team have collaborated with Fox to create a promotional video for the Alien: Covenant movie. And it’s a great merging of franchises, as we see an alien face hugger leap onto Rick’s face. However his years of drink and drug abuse save him from being killed.

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