All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
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…
*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…
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…
Series veterans Chris Carter, Rob Bowman, and Frank Spotnitz deliver a witty, sharply scripted, and endlessly gripping sci-fi thriller with Fight the Future, a terrific entry in the X-Files canon with absolutely gorgeous widescreen cinematography, great performances, highly impressive special effects, a good story, and exciting set pieces.
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…
Okay, so this is the year of TV for me. Last year I watched just under 700 films (if you include fanedits, of which there were 30) and decided to have a break from the format to focus on stories in a shorter length. The first show I decided to tackle was X-Files. It has been number one on my list for a while now and ever since the new season was announced it's only moved higher on my to do list.
It's now Feb 9th and I'm five seasons deep and just watched this film, which bridges the gap between seasons. Whilst I get the idea of branching out into the cinematic side of things, I really feel that…
Una película de alto presupuesto no era el mejor escenario para esconder la espectacularidad, que en la serie de TV funcionaba por el bajo presupuesto y el suspenso periódico.
No es fallida en absoluto, pero el hecho de que no haya impactado con fuerza, con razón, fue y sigue siendo decepcionante.
Possibly the best 1990's paranoia thriller - and that's saying something. Like 3 good episodes of The X Files mashed together, I've always loved how this movie starts with a high concept and just keeps rolling at a fast pace until the very end. The office building bombing conspiracy, the bee facility, the alien ship, and the ambulance scene that would have made for an insane TV season cliffhanger are all excellently staged moments in this movie.
A tense film with a twisted plot that has only gotten better with time.
iiii ,,,, would definitely watch that again
okay just hear me out like yeah it was terrible bUT THEY WERE COCKBLOCKED BY A BEE
We've been rewatching the entire series on blu-ray, and since we finished season 5, thought it was time to check out the movie again.
On to season 6!
The first X-Files movie takes place right between seasons 5 and 6 of the television show, and therefore requires that the viewer be somewhat familiar with the general goings-on. At the same time, the film manages to lay everything out and explain far more than the series ever has up to this point.
It was the right move at the time, when the show was at the height of its popularity in the 1990s. Everybody watched it back then, myself included, and Mulder and Scully were a part of daily pop culture. You felt like you knew these characters. In that respect, the film plays out like a big budget double episode, albeit one that drives the overall plot forward.…
Great addition to the shows mythology.
As a movie, it's serviceable. As an "X-Files" movie, it's entertaining enough and partly exciting just to see these characters and familiar settings in a big budget context. But once that novelty wears off, it's enjoyable but disappointing because somehow a summer blockbuster version of a sci-fi TV show can't hold a candle to the actual TV version of itself? This movie falls in between Seasons 5 & 6 and there's at least 10 episodes I could list that look and feel more cinematic and theatrical than this movie. The movie is far from bad (and my rating grew half a star after I endured 2008's "I Want To Believe") but it's just the rare instance of the show being so damn good that even a MOVIE pales in comparison.
I am re-watching the entire X-Files series on Netflix and last night, in the middle of the night, I completed season five. I realized that before I can continue onto season six, I would have to revisit the first feature length film: X Files: Fight The Future. I had forgotten how great this film is as both a stand alone sci-fi action film AND an amazing addition to the mythology arc of the series. It's just a fun and entertaining companion film that I really enjoyed much more this time around in context with the rest of the series.
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…