David Liebe Hart first rose to a special kind of fame throughout his beloved appearances on Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. Whether it be his unique puppetry, his interesting musical performances, or his vivid storytelling, fans of his various appearances always have a specific segment or two they can point to and exclaim their love. Hart can most recently be seen on Awesome Show‘s 10 year anniversary special, and he has taken to the road for an all-new tour in support of his new Space Ranger album. HNN staff member Nick Banks and I sat down with David during the New Haven stop of his tour to conduct an interview on his recent works and to delve deeper into the supernatural topics we first discussed with him last December (You can check that out by clicking this link). What began as a simple interview quickly turned into a trek across New Haven in search of train tracks, churches and tacos. What follows is my account of that odyssey.
In a recent interview with Collider, Ridley Scott revealed that he cut just about 20 minutes from his latest film Alien: Covenant.
Scott cut the 20 minutes based on test screenings and in an effort to bring the film in at just over the two hour mark. Scott actually appeared happy with the feedback from the test screenings and there were no signs that the director was told to trim the film by his producers (no Blade Runner-style creative showdowns it would seem). Scott asserted that sometimes a director “…thinks you know everything, but you don’t”. read more
IMDb took to Twitter today to share a clip from the upcoming UFO documentary entitled Unacknowledged. Opening with the teaser line, “Roswell was not the beginning,” the clip gives viewers a brief look at what the film will be about. You can watch the entire clip below:
— IMDb (@IMDb) May 8, 2017
Unacknowledged is narrated by Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame. The tagline for the film is “We’re not alone. We never were.” The film premiered in Los Angeles on April 24th, and it will be available to stream on digital formats starting May 9th, 2017. read more
Bill Paxton, the prolific and versatile actor of Aliens, Titanic, Tombstone, Twister, Predator 2, The Terminator, True Lies, and many other projects, has passed away due to complications related to a recent surgical procedure.
Born on May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill Paxton rose to Hollywood stardom in the mid eighties after small roles in films like Stripes. He has the distinct credit of being the only actor to be killed by both a Predator and an Alien from the two hit Fox franchises. Paxton’s Private Hudson in Aliens is known to have some of the most quotable lines in all of the franchise, including the classic, “Game over, man. Game over!” read more
Fresh off of his remarkable performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane, John Goodman now has his sights set on extraterrestrials. According to the folks over at Collider, director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, TV’s The Exorcist) will helm a new sci-fi thriller called Captive State, starring Hollywood vet Goodman and set in inner-city Chicago. But if you’re expecting a big-budget alien invasion flick, you won’t find it here…..in Captive State, the visitors are already here and have occupied the city for a decade. read more
It looks like fans clamoring for a new trailer of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will have to quench their thirst with just a few still images released from the film’s Twitter account yesterday. One image shows Michael Fassbender, as one of his characters, dressed in all white sitting at a piano; another shows some of the blood that we’ve come to love from this series covering the inner walls of the ship.
The film’s plot synopsis reads: “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” read more
Interview & Article by Nick Banks & John Evans
David Liebe Hart, the unique entertainer who rose to stardom through his appearances on Cartoon Network’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, is a busy man. It’s no wonder that Hart is one of Tim Heidecker’s and Eric Wareheim’s go-to guys: He is known for his quirky and unusual bits on both shows which explore puppets, aliens, ghosts, and positive messages for children… all through song and choreographed skits. Although he is not always a polished performer, fans are attracted to the raw nature of his delivery and his earnestness. On Awesome Show, David sings about anything from “the importance of staying in school and saying focused,” to how to greet an alien. On Check It Out!, David plays a more exaggerated version of himself who often helps Dr. Brule (John C. Reilly) to have a greater understanding of the supernatural and extraterrestrial world through the use of puppets and songs. read more
The full trailer for Arrival, starring Amy Adams, reveals the lengths one woman will go in the race to understand an alien species. Last week we posted the first teaser for Paramount’s upcoming alien invasion film, which gave fans minimal plot details.
In this full trailer a glimpse of the alien species is revealed, as linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) risks her life to make communication with them for the sake of humanity. The complexities of trying to understand not only an alien language, but the motives of an alien species, and teach them to understand us, are the heart of the thriller. read more
Aliens: Defiance #3 Early Review
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Ricardo Burchielli
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: August 17th , 2016
Rating: 7 out of 10
Synopsis: Davis One and Hendricks face off against the rest of the android crew as the Weyland-Yutani corporation attempts to regain control of the mission.
Our thoughts: An artist switch in the middle of a series is a pet peeve of many comic book readers. Most fans will begrudgingly accept changes to their favorite writer/artist team on an on-going title at the start of an new arc, but switching artists mid-storyline often changes the dynamic and tone of an already established “look and feel” of a comic book. Tristan Jones’ extremely detailed style is replaced this issue with the talented, but more realistic style of Wood’s frequent DMZ collaborator Ricardo Burchielli. read more
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1 Review
Writer: Jon Layman
Artist: Chris Mooneyham
Publisher: Dark Horse/IDW
Release Date: July 27th, 2016
Rating: 6 out of 10
Synopsis: 80’s sci-fi/horror icons and the top cop from Megacity One thrown down in this messy mash-up!
Our Thoughts: I have never been a fan of cross-overs between two companies or intellectual properties. Even as a young reader of comics, I was never interested in seeing Superman meet Spider-Man because I knew that it wouldn’t last. I was (and still am) a big fan of continuity within an established universe. You can imagine that the last few years have been difficult for me as a long time comic book reader, bearing witness to multiple “new universes” and a wiping away of years of continuity and story lines. read more