All the talk about Neill Blomkamp's take on Alien and ignoring any sequels after "Aliens" made me curious to revisit this part, which I've only seen once on VHS (so you can imagine how long ago that was...).
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch it with producer's commentary (Fincher famously declined to participate in re-assembly), but, even as stand-alone film, "Alien 3: Assembly Cut" is very competent, full fledged entry in series and should not be ignored at all, despite any other sequels that may come (although they are welcomed with open arms).
Having read countless pages about the troubled production of this big budget disaster of the early nineties, the end result is somewhat... dissapointing in it's mediocrity.
However, it's satisfactory that all of it's leads (Streep, Hawn, Willis and Zemeckis) survived it with almost no reprecussions.
Continuing the estabilished trend, Bennet Miller's "Foxcatcher" is one of the most subtle, nuanced mainstream dramas of recent years and delivers powerhouse performances of all three male leads, especially from almost-unrecognizeable Carrell.
Follow this one, as the nominations are sure to follow.
Tough, gritty and quietly powerful, this film not only delivers great Guy Pearce and surprising Robert Pattinson performances, but also answers one of the most important questions out there - is Australia really the best place to be after the apocalypse? Definetely not!
With influences ranging from "Max Max" (the 1st one) to "High Plains Drifter", this is "The Road: Down Under". Highly recommended!