Classic Film Review: Alien 3 (1992)

‘It takes it back to the more horror genre that the first film used, and seeing the xenomorph creeping around, killing people in the shadows was pretty cool’ Alien 3, 1992 Directed by: David Fincher Written by: David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Lance Henriksen   RememberContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Alien 3 (1992)”

Classic Film Review: Aliens (1986)

‘It always amazes me when I see a film that’s older than I am look as good as this film does’ Aliens, 1986 Directed by: James Cameron Written by: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen   This is one of those rare occasions where the sequel takes what the original created, andContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Aliens (1986)”

Films Ranked: M. Night Shyamalan

Film Ranking: M. Night Shyamalan Night Shyamalan has a wide range of films with a wide range of quality and having watched them all for the Success or Failure segment I am now going to rank them in terms of my favourite to least favourite (note: this is not ranked by quality, as #1 willContinue reading “Films Ranked: M. Night Shyamalan”

Film Review: Extinction (2018)

‘As generic-as-they-come in terms of alien invasion films’ Extinction, 2018 Directed by: Ben Young Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Pena, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard   Peter (Michael Pena) is haunted by vivid visions of an alien invasion and slowly they begin to affect his working and personal life. He’s close to seeingContinue reading “Film Review: Extinction (2018)”

Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) vs. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)   The second edition of Original vs. Remake is another alien-invasion film made initially in the 1950’s and remade in the early 21st century, but will the original win out again? The story of the film (spoiler alert, by theContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still”

Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

‘A wonderfully told story with an ending full of missed possibilities’ The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951 Directed by: Robert Wise Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe   Klaatu (Michael Rennie), a humanoid alien, arrives on Earth with an eight-food tall robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to give a warning to aContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)”

Classic Film Review: The War of the Worlds (1953)

‘On the whole, including the brutally beautiful final sequence of the aliens destroying a city, the film looks beautiful’ The War of the Worlds, 1953 Directed by: Byron Haskin Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson   Based on H. G. Wells’ novel of the same name, The War of the Worlds takes place in California (notContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The War of the Worlds (1953)”

Classic Film Review: Alien (1979)

Horrortober: Alien, 1979 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto   This film is nearly 40 years old and, yet, the alien created is still probably the greatest alien ever created for film. Its design, its birth (we argue about the chickenContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Alien (1979)”