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Aliens: A Love Letter to Ripley

What a masterpiece.  Aliens is one of those few movies that I can watch again and again, an exceptionally good high-tension thriller in which you will learn to hate some of the humans even more than you fear the ostensible monsters.   1,135 more words

Performance of the week: Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986)

Sigourney Weaver made history when she became the first performer to be nominated for the best actress Oscar for a sci-fi action horror film performance. 1,166 more words

Performance Of The Week

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Ambition is a good word to describe James Cameron as a filmmaker, whether that refers to his ambition to cross genres with a single franchise (Aliens), or revolutionizing one type of movie in particular (Titanic), the man knows how to get people in the movie theaters, paying for overpriced snacks. 517 more words

Joss Whedon's "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012): a Horror Cliché Mega-Spoof

Written and produced by Joss Whedon (with director Drew Goddard and John Swallow, respectively), this film generated great expectations among his fans (including me). In my opinion, Whedon, Goddard, and their cast and crew do not disappoint. 651 more words


Trailer Tracks: Alien (1979) - Ridley Scott

Another classic trailer! This one runs for only 2 minutes, and the first minute doesn’t even include any footage from the film, but it so sets a creepy tone for what is essentially a sci-fi riff on the old dark house routine… 25 more words


Alien (DVD Screening)


So yes I am a big movie fan, however it is shocking the amount of ‘classics’ that I have never seen – I am fairly good on films post 2000 but anything much before that and it will be quite likely that I will have missed it.  561 more words

DVD Screenings

CLASSICS: Aliens (1986)

written by: James Cameron

produced by: Gale Anne Hurd

directed by: James Cameron

rating: R (for monster violence and for language) 

runtime: 137 min.

U.S. release date: July 18, 1986… 1,878 more words