Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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…
Hard to believe for someone as self-describedly geeky as I am, but somehow I made it all the way through college in the 90's without watching a single minute of The X-Files.
When this movie came out, I figured it was finally time to see what's up. So off to the cinema I went.
That's right: I went into this movie knowing absolutely nothing about the show. I didn't even know which was "Mulder" and which was "Scully". And you know what? I didn't have any trouble following it. Good job, Carter and Friends. Surely I wasn't the only one.
And not long after, I began using the screen-name "Mulder" whenever I could.
PS - The first TV season on DVD I ever had was season one of this show. I got it for a birthday gift, and my brother and I marathoned it over one weekend. I think it was something like $140.
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.
"I'm over here!"
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'The X-Files' is just a pure delight. It's one of those ridiculously conspiratorial films filled with government secrets so insane that I wouldn't have been surprised to discover that the President himself is an Alien. It mixes a PG-13 replica of the gore of James Cameron's 'Aliens' with a hilarious, high-octane sense of excitement and terror. Duchovny and Anderson have wonderful chemistry and they bring their intriguing, endearing characters to life in an absolutely wonderful, loveable way. The direction is solid and packs in some excellently inspired angles--as well as a perfectly balanced ratio of steadycam-to-handheld. The supporting performances of Martin Landau and John Neville bring a steady, rock-solid sense of gravity that fills out the cast and adds to the suspense in general. From its sensational (If somewhat goofy) opening to its unbelievable finale, 'The X-Files' is just that: sensational.
I am mid X-Files rewatchathon and while I love the series, I find this movie just okay and hampered by trying to appeal to both fans and non-fans alike.
Good: Stuff blows up, I don't get such good explosions on TV.
Bad: Terry O'Quinn was not in the movie enough.
Meh: This is basically just a 2-hour episode of the series.
"Trust no one, Mr. Mulder."
Owned - Blu-Ray
Mulder pissing on an Independence Day poster >>>>>>>>>>>>
(Real sci-fi FTW. Happy to see one of those badly cliched '90s revivals of The X-Files.)
Viewed on Shomi
This is a good 2 hour episode of The X-Files.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Disregard preconceived notions about the television series The X-Files. Look at this film solely for what it is, as its own entity, as though it were not produced as part of a hugely successful ongoing series.
The film is a conspiracy thriller, played more straight than any other that comes to mind since the genre’s glory days of the 1970’s; one small incident builds to a larger incident which unveils this and suggests that which leads to this and the lead being put on the run before almost unravelling the conspiracy but not quite because you can never really stop the unknown entities behind it all. The lead’s quest for justice must go on, because somebody must.
The film is…
[tied in with an x-files (proper) rewatch that fizzled out round the time Mulder stops appearing every episode]
Muy esperada en su momento versión al cine de la entonces exitosísima serie de televisión. A medio camino entre el “capítulo largo” y un planteamiento digerible para los neófitos en la materia, la cinta es un correcto producto de entretenimiento. La relación entre Mulder y Scully es aquí algo menos fría que en la tele.
I love The X Files, but this was more like a long episode than an actual movie. It did not really bring anything new to the table- so if you don't want anything to change, then this is something you will like. Perhaps, because this movie was threaded into the series, is why this movie was the way it was- but for me, I was looking for something fresh and somewhat of a takeaway from the series. I did not feel I got that.
If you have not recently seen an episode of The X FIles in years then your movie watching experience will be better than mine, as I watched it while re-watching all the episodes.
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…