‘Alien: Covenant’ Director Ridley Scott Believes Humans Will Never Survive an Alien Invasion



Ridley Scott and his creation

Sounds like Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien and forthcoming Alien: Covenant is not very optimistic about humanity’s fate. In fact, the Guardian reports Scott believes that aliens exist, the chances are good we’ll meet them, and it will go badly for us. 

“I believe in superior beings. I think it is certainly likely.” Scott told the Guardian. He noted he’d spoken with a NASA expert regarding the possibility of alien life and the expert said, “Have you ever looked in the sky at night? You mean to tell me we are it?”


Shot from Alien: Covenant

Scott obviously knows how to add interest to interviews regarding his new movie, but he sounds sincere on the subject of real extraterrestrial beings. Experts, he said, “say that there are between 100 and 200 entities that could be having a similar evolution to” humanity. “So,” Scott concludes, “when you see a big thing in the sky, run for it.”

That perspective is a far cry from the warm and fuzzy vision in a film like Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Then again, Scott admitted the fun in his Alien films is scaring the hell out of people. And his films are hits, said Scott, “because people are perverse.” 

The word on Covenant is that it’s a return to the grim and terrifying experience that made Alien such a blockbuster in 1979. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out to be prophetic.

Alien: Covenant premieres in theaters everywhere on May 19, 2017.

h/t Guardian  

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Navy SEAL Describes How Osama Bin Laden’s ‘Head Split Open and He Dropped’ During Historic Raid in New Book



Robert O’Neill and Osama bin Laden

While Navy SEAL Matt Bissonette’s controversial 2012 book No Easy Day certainly provided a detailed look at the May 2, 2011 raid that took out 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, he wasn’t able to publicly name the special operator who double-tapped the rogue Saudi millionaire’s head. Now that man, Robert O’Neill, is coming out with a book of his own—The Operatorand in it he details the master terrorist’s cowardly end. 

O’Neill, age 41, left the military in 2012 and has since become a popular speaker about notably conservative issues. On that fateful night in 2011 the seasoned combat veteran was part of SEAL Team Six. 

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He writes that the men infiltrating the Abbotabad, Pakistan compound went in knowing there was evidence that they’d found bin Laden’s lair, but according to O’Neill, he knew for sure the target was truly significant after they blew through the first compound gate only to find yet another wall. 

“…[This] is good,” was O’Neill’s reaction, “That’s a fake door. That means he’s in there.” 

As they made it inside, O’Neill writes that it really hit him that they were about to make military history. He puts readers inside his head: “Holy shit, we’re here, that’s Bin Laden’s house. This is so cool. We’re probably not going to live, but this is historic and I’m going to savor this.” 

O’Neill goes on to detail how cleverly the SEALs made their way deep into bin Laden’s inner sanctum with much more stealth and subtlety than you’d expect. 

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O’Neill writes about getting close enough to take out their target, stating that SEAL ” tactics said we should wait for more guys, but we needed to get up there.” 

“And then,” he writes, “I had a thought so clear it was like a voice in my head. I’m tired of worrying about it, let’s just get it over. It wasn’t bravery, it was more like fatigue—I’m fucking done with waiting for it to happen.”

When O’Neill finally knew for sure he was in the sweet spot, even the presence of bin Laden’s youngest wife gave him little pause. The operator aimed over the woman’s shoulder and fired two rounds. 

“Bin Laden’s head split open and he dropped,” writes O’Neill, “I put another bullet in his head. Insurance.”

The Operator is available online and in bookstores now. It sounds like one hell of a read.

h/t Daily Mail

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The Internet Is Freaking The Hell Out Over This Creepy Viral Photo



NO THANK YOU

It takes you a moment. At first you think you’re looking at just another selfie of a couple. Every day, people are posting millions of these online. Then you see it. Just over the girl’s right shoulder, in the mirror—the back of the guy’s head, just like normal—and the girl’s evilly grinning twin. 

As the Daily Mail determined upon probing this photo by Twitter user Andy Fuentes, there is an obvious explanation, and it’s right there in the text of Fuentes’s tweet.

It suddenly seems obvious—using Photoshop or some other image manipulation program, Fuentes decided to make a joke based on his girlfriend’s sign, Gemini—the twins. Everybody have a good laugh and pat the guy on the back, right? Nope. Twitter users weren’t having it. 

Seriously though, nothing to be scared of here. But as the Mail noted, we still don’t know what was going on almost exactly a year ago when an Twitter user with the handle @itsthemans posted this selfie, which gets more chilling the longer you look at it.

It’d be easy to ask Mansour, the guy who took the pic, of course. But—his account no longer exists. That’s not creepy at all, right?

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Still Sexy As Hell at 59, Was So Scared While Filming ‘Scarface’ She Cried Herself to Sleep



Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface

One of Michelle Pfeiffer’s most memorable roles was her portrayal of Elvira Hancock, girlfriend of Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface. The now-classic saga of a drug kingpin’s implosion was a breakthrough for Pfeiffer and led directly to her becoming a superstar in the ’80s. In a recent interview with director Darren Aronofsky for Interview Magazine, Pfeiffer revealed that the role took a real toll on her.

While Pfeiffer’s statements mysteriously don’t appear in the digital version of the interview, they’ve been excerpted by several publications, including the New York Daily News.

She told Aronofsky she often cried after shooting and said, “I can tell you that I was terrified. And it was a six-month shoot I think.”


Movie still from Scarface

“Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and I were really the only females,” Pfeiffer continued, “It was a boys’ club.” Pfeiffer went on to say that it was the nature of Tony’s relationship with Elvira for him “to be very dismissive of my character,” and that’s why she “would go to sleep some nights crying.”

It isn’t clear whether Pfeiffer didn’t like the attention these revelations have received and asked them to be taken out of the published interview or if they simply appear in magazine’s print edition. 

She did do a new photoshoot with the magazine, and these pics show that at 58, one of the most beautiful actresses in movie history still has it going on. 

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A new version of Scarface is in production. We’re stoked about it but we know one thing: the actess who takes on Michelle’s role as the woman at Tony’s side will have one hell of a big job to do.

h/t Daily News

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