I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
The X Files
Fight the Future!
Blackwood, Texas: After falling through a hole in the ground, a young boy is infected by the alien Black Oil. One week later, in Dallas, a federal building is bombed by terrorists, killing five people, including the Blackwood boy. Mulder and Scully, now part of an FBI anti-terrorism unit, learn that the boy as well as three other victims were dead even before the bombing, cause of death: an alien virus. In the Texas desert, the agents find an agricultural complex that may hold the key to unlocking the government conspiracy surrounding the extraterrestrials and their lethal virus which Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
The X Files television series began when I was nine years old, and I was hooked after about six minutes of the first episode. Thanks to the miraculous invention known as the DVR, the way I see the world of weekly television has changed drastically. Half the time I forget a show was even on that day until I check later at night and see it waiting for me, whenever I want to watch it at my convenience. Not in the mood to watch Game of Thrones for the next four weeks? Just let em' pile up and binge watch it on a Saturday afternoon!
I love recording forty different things and skipping commercials as much as anyone else, but…
Well, this was a very nice trip down memory lane. I saw THE X-FILES movie on opening night, and even gave an (effusively positive) interview to a TV news crew on the way out. I also remember being dismayed when I found out that a lot of fans were disappointed in it, because as a fan from day one (literally, I was one of the few people who watched the series premiere back when it was thought to be a sure failure), it was everything I could have wanted in a movie version.
I also never understood the criticism that it's "just like a two hour episode of the show." One of the things that I love the most about…
if you weren't a fan of The X Files and around in the summer in 98, it's probably hard to imagine what a big freakin' deal this movie was back then. i mean this was a big, BIG movie that was set in between seasons 5 and 6 of everyone's then favorite TV show. it was a movie that had to satisfy the obsessed, rabid fan base and play to the folks who knew nothing about the series' overly complicated crazy conspiracy plot lines. seriously, this movie had so much going into it, it's a damn wonder it not only was a great time in 98 but still holds up so well 17 years later.
The plot acts basically as…
As an obsessive fan of The X-Files, there was no greater event in 1998 than the release of Fight the Future, the long-awaited transition of Chris Carter's seminal TV series to the big screen, a series that genuinely helped shape television going into the 21st century and was *the* pop culture show of the 90's, the series that resonated so deeply with an era of growing paranoia about personal freedoms & distrust in the powers that be. A tall order then for regular series director Rob Bowman, in his feature film debut no less, to transfer the adventures of FBI agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully onto the silver screen, especially given the film was conceived by Carter both to standalone, bridge…
Although I definitely see more glaring flaws within some of its preposterous and unexplained plot points more now than I did when seeing it in theaters at the age of 14, I am still wildly entertained by this movie every time out.
The chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson remains seamless and consistently a joy to watch, and together they create such a solid backbone to hold their debut movie as Mulder & Scully above water. I don't get into much television, just never have, but The X Files had that perfect bit of casting up top to draw me in, and this movie did not disappoint.
It's fun every time out.
*This is a review of the new season.
I attended the screening last night. The crowd and the atmosphere was amazing. It was a packed house of enthusiastic fans and there was plenty of laughter and applause.
I love that they kept the old opening credits. It didn't even look like they remastered it or cleaned it up. It's the same, creepy, grainy, low-res images and the same, old, creepy theme.
The season premiere is an okay episode. It's great to see Mulder, Scully, and Skinner together again. There's also a big plot twist here that's quite fascinating. I'm interested to see where they'll go with that. The problem with the premiere is it's a premiere for the fans—both casual…
For the show's first five seasons, the visual aesthetic of The X-Files was inextricably linked to the very idea of television--degenerate images beamed into the privacy of one's home from possibly anywhere. Then came the movie. With nothing going for it on a narrative level, this blur of denatured blockbuster poses is only "interesting" at its most laughably retrograde. OF COURSE only Mulder is allowed to curse. And, re. Scully's third act predicament, did the promos promise the return of Deep Throat?
One funny thing that goes against this grain (or maybe just confirms a fanboyish bottom line): Nicholas Lea's Alex Krycek is nowhere to be seen in a sexy summer action flick that lavishes closeups on the Lone Gunmen.
I just finished the new X-Files series from earlier this year (which I liked for the most part) so I felt like revisiting the old films.
This really brings back some memories. I was a huge fan of the show during the 90's and was really looking forward to this in the summer of 1998.
It was great seeing Mulder and Scully on the big screen- but I recall being slightly disappointed by it at the time.
And it still doesn't quite measure up to my expectations even with a good bit of nostalgia involved.
It's been a while since I watched the show, but this really seemed like a standalone that didn't effect the overall series at all (maybe…
me @ the bee: listen, i respect your work but fuck you
I'm leaving the night light on
I LOVE MY PARENTS MULDER AND SCULLY
Not really a masterpiece but I'm a fan of the X-Files
My wife has been making her way through the whole of the X-Files TV series and when she reached the end of the 5th season I figured I'd rewatch this movie with her since I hadn't seen it since it was in theaters. I was a HUGE X-Files fan when it was airing - I guess I still am - and getting a motion picture from the franchise was just about the most exciting thing that could happen in my life at that time (a new Indiana Jones movie was about the only thing that could have trumped my X-Files excitement in the '90s. Be careful what you wish for). I remember it being about as good as I could…
Some of the logic errors are a whole lot more distracting now than they were to 13-year-old me, and some aspects of the conspiracy plot the film proposes have become a whole lot less sexy by virtue of becoming planks in actual conservative conspiracy theories. (FEMA cleans up after hurricanes, guys! They're not a secret government!!) Still, the movie's logic is a lot better than the show's logic was at this point in its history, and there are so many great little moments packed into the film that it's really easy to overlook some fairly substantial story logic problems. Come to think of it, that's a pretty great microcosm for the franchise as a whole, isn't it?
I've been waiting for them to kiss for so long...sigh....guess I'll just wait for my dreams tonight.
god bless 80's