This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
This Time It's War
When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story... all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
When I was an agoraphobic psychotic 13 year old in 1987, my most prized possession was a VHS tape I had made myself by recording David Cronenberg's The Fly and Aliens off of HBO. I watched those movies over and over. I barely went to school that fall. I had not finished the end of 7th Grade because incarcerated in a for-profit psychiatric hospital for children, let out to go to an academic summer program, which was a bad idea because crazy, was kicked out, moved with my parents' dying marriage to a Marine Corps air base in South Carolina, and proceeded to not go to 8th Grade. Instead I watched horror movies on cable and the ones my mom…
Did the math, and I do believe, on a purely technical level, "Get away from her you bitch!" does in fact pass the Bechdel test.
The action packed James Cameron directed sequel to the atmospheric horror classic Alien finds our heroine Ripley once again doing battle with the alien thingys and this time she has some help from a squad of badass Colonial Marines. Space breathing. Maybe Jonesy really does have nine lives? The way Carter Burke pets a pussy. Alien dreams that would scare Freddy. Big business brouhaha. The dangling ash from Ripley's cigarette. Bootleg Apple FaceTime. Sgt. Apone and his badass cigar. Co-ed locker room. Vasquez could kick all our asses at the same time. Virgin rescue? Bishop's knife. The Bill Paxton scream. Hudson and Hicks are to Aliens as Parker and Brett are to Alien, they are the motherfuckers. Lt. Pansy Gorman.…
Part of Hoop-Tober
“I can handle myself.” “Yeah, I noticed.”
Fifty-seven years. That is how long she had been in stasis. Her crew, her friends killed by that...that thing. The Nostromo detonated, the stowaway alien blasted into hyperspace. And then hypersleep. For fifty-seven long years, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her tabby cat, Jonesy, had been floating through space in suspended animation. They might have floated forever had a salvage crew not stumbled across them. Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) says the odds of finding her escape pod were one in one thousand, but surely they were lower than that. Pure luck. Pure luck that she got out alive, pure luck that she was found. And what have the intervening fifty-seven…
There are very few sequels in cinema that have managed to surpass the originals and overcome the expectations of the first chapter's loyal & faithful fans. And James Cameron's Aliens does exactly that by taking the original story of Ridley Scott's Alien and expanding upon it in ways most sequels are afraid to as this second chapter is way more bigger & action-packed than its predecessor and succeeds not just as a great sci-fi horror but as a redefinition of action filmmaking as well.
The story of Aliens takes place 57 years after the events of the first film & concerns the solo survivor Ripley, whose account of what happened on the planet is dismissed by her executives as the very desolate planet…
How To Bastardize Artistic Integrity 101, or, The Invention Of Capitalism Before Your Eyes, or, The Most Harmful Film Of All Time.
Cameron destructs any semblance of artistic integrity found in Scott's original film - no longer are we following the narrative of an intruder attacking a natural order but we are living it: Hollywood, the industry, has attacked and ruined and let itself get in the way of what may have been another breezily intellectual thriller. In the first film the Alien was an Outside Being encroaching upon sterility, but now, in Aliens, this outside being is the capitalistic studio system so hellbent on making things deliverable they lose all sense of individuality: yes, this is the first real…
Fuck You, Paul Reiser: The Movie.
Where to start?
Okay, I'm not going to mention the fucking cornucopia of cliches, because I don't know how badly this film suffers from the Seinfeld Is Unfunny-trope. Probably pretty badly.
So one thing that made me legitimately mad at this movie was that it has exactly the same story as Alien, but on goddamn steroids. Hell, I wouldn't even be mad if this had recreated the exact same claustrophobic atmosphere as the original, because that was brilliant, but it didn't. Instead it decided to go full Rambo for some stupid reason.
Remember that scary as fuck Alien that six armed people couldn't get rid of? Yeah, there are hundreds of them now. Also, they are now dropping like…
believe me, that scene where ellen ripley fights with the alien and says "get away from her you bitch!" is the definition of cinema
I´m in the minority where I prefer the original, but this is still fantastic.
Maravillosa, me encanta, no puedo dejar de recomendarla, y soy totalmente fan de la saga Alien. Y esa frase "aléjate de ella perra", creo que la recordaré para toda la vida.
A fun spin on what is essentially the first movie again.
Ripley in the Power Loader vs the Alien queen is the one moment maybe even more iconic than the original.
The first time I saw this movie, I really disliked it. The second time, I liked it. The third time... Somewhere in between. It's an entertaining movie overall, but it lacks the style of the first. It has a much more traditional "action movie" feel to it. Where Alien was quiet, this is LOUD, where the first was slow, this is fast, where the first was sparse, this is crowded. Alien was much more reminiscent of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, whereas Aliens has more in common with The Terminator (also directed by James Cameron, just two years earlier) and Starship Troopers (made over a decade later but with a similar vibe). The performances, apart from Sigourney Weaver's, are…
"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…
today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…