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Noah Hawley's "Alien" Series for FX Is Already Making Enemies

Politics are invading science fiction for the first time ever.

Showrunner Noah Hawley at THE WAY BACK World Premiere 2020

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Noah Hawley's rise is one of the best thing that's happened to TV in the last decade.

As a showrunner for FX, he has adapted the Cohen brothers 1996 classic Fargo and the Legion storyline from X-Men comics into critically acclaimed series. The shows demonstrate Hawley's range as a showrunner, with wildly different tones and storytelling approaches, and now FX is trusting him to stretch his talents even further, creating a new sci-fi horror series based on the Alien franchise.

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In 2003, Jay-Z announced that his eighth studio album, The Black Album, would be his last. The revered Brooklyn emcee was calling it quits after less than a decade since his debut offering, Reasonable Doubt.

Jay Z's departure was captured in the documentary Fade to Black. Fans and rappers alike were saddened by his premature exit; but many, including Hov himself, felt that a comeback was in the near-to-immediate future.

Fast forward to 2006, and Jay-Z returned with Kingdom Come. Hip-Hop rejoiced in the Michael Jordan of Rap's return to the booth, but the album felt like Michael Jordan had returned in a Washington Wizards jersey. Fans felt his three-year hiatus caused Jay-Z to lose a step.

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Multiple Teachers Are Currently Trapped in Quarantine with Matt Damon

The Good Will Hunting star has been locked down in Ireland with his family and multiple teachers since early March

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In a recent interview with Irish radio show Fully Charged, Matt Damon revealed the charming circumstances of his family's lockdown in Dalkey, Ireland.

Dalkey is an upscale suburb of Dublin where the Contagion star had arranged to stay with wife, Luciana Barroso, and their three daughters while he was filming The Last Duel with director Ridley Scott and co-star Adam Driver. The couple brought teachers along for the trip to make sure their children stayed on top of their education, but ever since the project was put on hiatus in early March, Damon, his family, and those teachers have all been locked down together.

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Commemorating Rutger Hauer and the Greatest Death Soliloquy in Film

Rutger Hauer's monologue from Blade Runner lives on as one of the best performances ever given.

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Beloved film actor Rutger Hauer has passed away at 75-years-old.

Rutger Hauer lives on through his iconic performances, most notably that of renegade android Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi noir, Blade Runner.

Arguably one of the most sympathetic antagonists in movie history, Batty's lasting impact as a character largely hinges on his famous death soliloquy.

The setup is that Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a bounty hunter tasked with locating and killing "replicants"––androids who have gained human emotions and rebelled against their masters. Roy Batty is leader of a small band of killer replicants and, at last, Deckard has caught him. Deckard wounds Batty, but Batty knock him off the rooftop of a building. Then, just before Deckard falls to his death, Batty rescues him. As Deckard stares at his opponent in confusion, Batty delivers this monologue:

Blade Runner - Final scene, "Tears in Rain" Monologue (HD)

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

Hauer's performance is absolutely flawless, but most people don't realize that he also changed the line completely.

In the original screenplay, the line was: "I've seen things… seen things you little people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion bright as magnesium… I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments… they'll be gone."

Hauer felt that the line was too much like "opera talk," so he cut the line apart the night before filming and added the concluding sentiment about "tears in rain."

The resulting performance portrays a character who, even though we've spent the entire movie rooting against him, displays an appreciation for life far beyond the protagonist's capacity. In his dying act, Batty proves his right to live and the folly of our hero's entire quest. Hauer is almost entirely responsible for this moment, truly one of the best film scenes ever.

A great artist will be missed but never forgotten.