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In spite of a lukewarm reception to the third film, the studio wanted to take another try at the Alien Franchise.  Although they managed to pump this one out in just three years, it is a bigger mess than the last one. This film is set around two hundred years after the last one.  It establishes a new wrinkle in the xenomorph mythology.  Not only do they borrow from their host, they… Read More

The success of Aliens had the studio rushing to try and get an Alien 3 going.  There were a lot of false starts and bad ideas that led to what we got.  Good scripts got tossed aside for weird ideas.  There were questions on whether Weaver wanted to return.  While she did finally return, she pushed for this to be the end of Ripley’s journey. Music video director David Fincher was given… Read More

About seven years after Alien, hotshot director James Cameron brought the franchise roaring back to life.  Rather than make a generic sequel, Cameron made a bold choice.  The first film was a haunted house movie, Cameron opted to make a war movie. Ripley is awakened 50 years after the first film to find everything she knew is gone.  On top of that she is plagued by nightmares of the alien creature.  Ripley… Read More

Alien begins rather quietly.  We see the interiors of a ship that is floating through space.  It comes to life and we meet a crew…space truckers, so to speak.  We do not know much about what they are hauling, though it does not matter much.  We get that these are working class joes.  This is not Star Trek.  The ship has awakened the crew due to a distress message. Going down to… Read More

  So, the Ghostbusters Trailer has hit.  And there were responses.  I initially saw plenty of “I’m in” responses.  Suddenly I started to see a lot of “blah” reactions.  Some were super aggressively angry that the trailer was a disappointment. And, I agree to an extent that there was some stuff that is frustrating (Mentioning the original film as it does makes it seem like a sequel, and it is not).  But… Read More