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Movie: Alien?

Oh, yuck. From the very get go, this movie has a yuckie factor that will have you pulling your chairs up onto your seats. Ripley is back. Bishop is back. And the alien is back. Did I say that Aliens are just like Alien, only different? Shoot, I said that too soon. Alien? is just like Aliens, only different. Here’s now.

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Movie: Aliens

If Alien scared the snot out of you, well, Aliens will… well, it probably won’t. Aliens. A sequel. And in so many ways, it’s not. Alien was science fiction. Well, a combination of science fiction and horror. And when it was released, it not only scared the snot out of bajillions of people like me, it also created or at least helped create a whole new flavor of movie. There hadn’t been anything like it, but there’s been plenty like Alien since then. Same for Aliens, only it ushered in significant changes to American perception of action films and

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Movie: Alien

Back when I was starting my “Summer of a Hundred Movies” project, I watched Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. No, I was not smoking a lot of dope back then. I was watching some of those movies I’d just not watch at home with the wife or kids. And really, that list of “Movies I’d Never Watch In the Presence of Another Human Being” has Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem at #6 (Howard the Duck is #1, and Xanadu is #2, if you’re really curious). As i was making my way through the Star Wars series, I

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Movie: Alien vs. Predator

Oh, did you think I was kidding?? Yes, I next watched Alien vs. Predator.? And let me tell you, it was bad.? Really bad. How bad?? Oh, let me count the ways. It’s bad when the bad guy, who is not on his home turf and not familiar with the area, stops chasing the victim and goes and hides exactly where the victim is headed to hide.? This, my friends, is the opening scene of Alien vs. Predator.? Man, running through the complex, sneaks into a random building to hide, only to discover that the Predator has already chosen