Before she wielded high-powered assault rifles and flamethrowers like Arnold, and became the most iconic heroine in outer space, Ripley was a man. Early drafts of the Alien script—when the movie was called Star Beast—featured Ripley as your typical male action hero. Ridley Scott changed all that by giving Ripley a sex change and re-writing Alien so that it would not only be one of the most frightening horror movies of all time but also a critique on structured sexism and the monstrous nature of male inhibitions.Scott's clever gender reversal has Ripley start off the movie as if she were a supporting character in a man's world, performing secretarial duties on the spaceship Nostromo before, to our surprise, becoming the movie's hero.There's phallic and reproductive imagery galore in the movie but most telling are the sexualized attack's on Ripley, first from the cyborg Ash who tries to stuff a rolled up magazine down her throat and then the alien, which sneaks up on her when undress
This bake is a perfect combination of some great sweet treats. Andrea and Sarah show you how to make cookie dough cheesecake bars in this episode, with three layers consisting of a biscuit base, cheesecake middle and cookie dough topping. Yum!
Wow your kiddies with this curious name for a delightfully healthy and fun treat that you can make in minutes. Chef and author Catherine McCord shares her recipe for strawberry "elves" that will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!
After years of addiction to methamphetamine, former NFL player Terry Tautolo gets the treatment he needs to turn his life around with help from P.A.S.T., the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center and his former NFL and UCLA coach Dick Vermeil
Bella and her partner in crime, Dani, answer a series of rapid-fire questions revealing how well these sisters actually know each other. Ever wondered who Bella's celebrity crush is? Now's your chance to find out!
The irony of a movie like "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is that it stands on its own so well that you forget it's a sequel. Nobody talks about the original to the same extent they do this one and if we are being honest, the less said about the later sequels, the better.A large part of that "T2" success is because of the visual effects used that earned the team an Oscar. Unlike something like "Avatar" that is mostly CGI, only a fraction of "T2" is comprised of effect shots. The most famous of them all though is the T-1000 morphing sequence which cost over $5 million to produce over an 8 month period.Not since "TRON" nearly a decade earlier had a film looked to change the game in the same way "T2" did and it was noticeable. Utilizing Industrial Light and Magic's "Cyberscan" (photo realistic CGI) technology, they projected a laser over the face of Robert Patrick, who played the T-1000 model and then they were able to build the 3D visuals over the scan. They then paid extreme attention to how Patrick carried himself while shooting the scene and matched up his movements with the character's movements. Director James Cameron also borrowed the liquid effects from his 1989 hit "The Abyss" to fully round out the impressive scene.
Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show. Watch theLouis Vuitton Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show footage fromStyle.com. Want more? Visit Style.com for more runway shows, fashiontrends, shopping guides, and news about models and designers.
It's not that Tron was the best movie ever made, but it was one of the most creative. This was the first time computer-generated imagery had ever been used to such a massive extent in a movie. Visual effects group MAGI used a "SynthaVision" process to render the graphics, which basically means it made the computer see simple shapes as solid objects with density.This occurs mostly in scenes where the Lightcycles and Recognizers are used, which normally corresponded to scenes where live actors weren't the focus -- because at the time, the technology didn't exist for live-action figures and CGI animation to be used together. Instead, filmmakers needed to use hand-drawn animation with the live-action shots (mixed with editing) to create what you saw on screen.Here's the where things get even more fun though: Many Disney animators initially refused to work on Tron, as they felt computers would put them out of a job. A little more than two decades later, those fears came true and Disney closed their hand-drawn animation studio in favor of CGI. However in the irony of ironies, Pixar guru and industry visionary John Lasseter eventually ordered the facilities re-opened, as he saw the value in both type of releases.Another fun fact: Tron was disqualified from the 1982 Visual Effects Oscars, as voters felt the film's computer-aided effects were considered "cheating."
If you’ve ever tried online dating, you’re probably aware that the guy who looks like a prince on paper isn’t always the man of your dreams. Call us jilted if you want, but we think this take on Cinderella’s first date with Prince Charming might be a little more realistic than the fairytale version.
Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show. Watch theAlexander McQueen Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show footage fromStyle.com. Want more? Visit Style.com for more runway shows, fashiontrends, shopping guides, and news about models and designers.
Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show. Watch theValentino Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show footage fromStyle.com. Want more? Visit Style.com for more runway shows, fashiontrends, shopping guides, and news about models and designers.
Runway, backstage, and front-row footage from the Paris show. Watch theChanel Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show footage fromStyle.com. Want more? Visit Style.com for more runway shows, fashiontrends, shopping guides, and news about models and designers.
The rib eye is the ultimate steak-lover's steak. It's the most flavorful cut of the animal, and comes with very rich marbling, which provides superior taste when cooked. The cut itself comes from the rib section, where it gets its name. The bone from the rib is typically removed before sale, although some restaurants specifically sell "bone-in rib eye" preparations of the cut. Its abundance of marbling makes it a great cut for grilling and slow roasting.
In winter driving conditions your all-season tires are not guaranteed to keep you safe in heavier snow fall or icy conditions. Which is why it is imperative that if you live in a region that receives extremely inclement you are properly set up with a set of winter tires prior to the start of the season.
Willie Degel is the founder of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in New York City, and he's best known as the host of the show Restaurant Stakeout on the Food Network. We headed over to Willie's restaurant to get some expert tips on cooking steak, and to take a look at how he runs his kitchen. In this first part, Willie shows us what to ask for when you go to the butcher, how to properly cook up a steak, and what the finished product should look like when you do it yourself.