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The Hunter or The Hunted? Pt 1 (Alien, 1979)

Alien begins rather quietly.  We see the interiors of a ship that is floating through space.  It comes to life and we meet a crew…space truckers, so to speak.  287 more words


Alien - Review


Ridley Scott’s Alien remains one of the defining works in both the horror and science fiction genres, a film that, like any of the best of their genres, invented a whole new universe by starting small. 1,005 more words

Film Reviews


Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 2 hours 6 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Intense Sci-Fi Violence, some Sexuality and brief Nudity

Directed by: Luc Besson… 859 more words

Science Fiction

Alien (1979)

Alien was the film that launched the career of Sigourney Weaver, Scott and a thousand face huggers. Beyond its legendary reputation was a truly great film.  725 more words


Alien (1979)

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. 78 more words

20th Anniversary Film Review: The Fifth Element

Author’s note: I rewatched the 4k restauration of the original 1997 film “The Fifth Element” in a local theater. This review is meant as a revision and appreciation of the film, having had the benefit of time to inform the impact and cultural significance of the piece in the cinematic landscape. 681 more words

Film Reviews

Brazil (1985)

Dir. Terry Gilliam. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin

Brazil gives itself an awfully difficult task to pull off, requiring a faceless evil to fight against, a clear vision of the world of the future, and a protagonist who can both guide us through the future and hold our sympathy. 1,298 more words