All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
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…
Having escaped the alien from Alien, Ellen Ripley returns to Earth (in deep sleep), only to find out her ship drifted off course, taking 57 years to be retrieved. Meanwhile a lot has happened: the colonisation of the alien’s planet for instance. When the colonisers also find out about their mistake, Ripley joins a termination SWAT-team to get rid of the alien plague that’s terrorising the colonisers, but they may have underrated the dangers that await them. Aliens is Alien going full James Cameron. It’s bigger, longer, louder, faster and more violent. The action is therefore also highly enjoyable with some classic scenes I had already heard of without ever watching it - “that can't be, that's inside the room”.…
I don't know about anyone else but I find reviewing my favourite films to be far harder than reviewing some ropey old load of shit that I've just watched.
There are a couple of reasons why this might be. On the one hand I think it is because I am more naturally of a negative disposition and find it a lot easier to hand out criticism and sarcasm than praise and encouragement. Then again, a more positive way of looking at it could be that I just find there is so much to be said about my favourites and it is very difficult to know when and where to stop.
Aliens being my favourite film, this is the most difficult…
Dobar akcić, potpuno drugačiji tip filma od prethodnika, veći budžet je itekako vidljiv, retardirana klinka s retardiranim naglaskom me doduše naživcirala, ali ostali likovi su baš "stereotpino akcijski" okej, od najvećeg doucha koji postane najvaće pičkica kad krene akcija, drill sargenta s cigarom u ustima, neiskusnog pićkica liuteneta itd. Jedino mi fali možda malo više te neke pozadinske priče, ali u svakom slučaju dosta drugačiji od prethodnika koji je bio neki SF horror, ovo je SF akcić. Svakako je okej za pogledati bez prevelikih očekivanja.
My daughter's pick for movie night. She wanted to re-watch this classic. One of her favs and mine as well.
This is one of the best sequels out there in film franchises. It is rare that you get a sequel to a film considered one of the best in their genre which is considered exactly on the same level. I mean, Godfather I & II seems like a similar situation. Somehow I'm at the same place with this one as I am with those though, I prefer the first just slightly more. Like .001 difference.
I think my favorite thing about this sequel is Bishop. They do such a good job using your experience from the first film to influence how you interact with the new robot character. Also, adding in a lot of action compared to last time is a great choice. Often times the plan is always to just replicate what worked well previously, but instead they know they can't slowly reveal what the alien looks like anymore. Instead just ramp it up a few more notches baby!
Film 27 of the "Scavenger Hunt #5" Challenge!
Task 15. YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THAT? (a popular movie you haven't seen)
Jayce's August Scavenger Hunt
I saw Alien a year and a half ago for the first time, and have been meaning to see Aliens ever since. I am so glad I finally have. I really find the Alien franchise fascinating because each film has a different director with a drastically different style. Here, we have James Cameron directing something much different from Ridley Scott's haunted house in space. While I liked Alien, this film definitely had more substance and much more story. Sigourney Weaver is just as great here as Ripley, and possibly even more so than in the original. The style and art from Giger is just as beautiful and haunting here. Just a really great film, and one I have definitely been missing out on.
James Cameron's stankiest of turds.
Fuck you, Newt!
I still liked it.
Finally finished this after two attempts to watch it with friends but not having enough time. Wow, what a movie. A genuine masterpiece of action horror.
My favourite film of all time.
Aliens is one of my favorite movies of all-time, and I was fortunate enough to get a chance to see it on the big screen! I can't even imagine the thrill of being able to watch it like this for the first time because even after watching it countless times before, the movie still entrances me the way it always has :)
I wish i had seen it much earlier in life. But tonight was a good a time as any to add a film to my all-time favorites list.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…