Tag: Aliens

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Great Effin Moments in Film: Aliens (1986)

When it comes to great film moments, this one has an edge. As a fan of the original Alien (1979), I was wondering a couple of things when I was in the theatre watching this scene from the 1986 sequel. First, since the crew has woken up from cryogenic sleep and they’re gathered in mess eating a meal, is someone gonna start convulsing and you-know-what pop out? You have to wait for a full chest-bursting scene later (and they already kind of pulled the trigger on that earlier in the film, as well).

The other question they answer here is, as with Ash in the first film, is there a shady android among them? The answer comes in this great scene, where Bishop (Lance Henriksen) exhibits an otherworldly skill with a knife, at the expense of eternal whipping-boy Hudson (Bill Paxton).

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Farewell to Bill Paxton, Gone at 61

One of the joys of watching James Cameron’s thrill-ride movie Aliens is Bill Paxton’s full-throated portrayal of Colonial Marine soldier Pvt. William Hudson. Always one to volunteer others for a dangerous mission instead of doing it himself or whining constantly about hardships faced, Hudson lends even more realism to an already heavily grounded science fiction/horror movie: …

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 016

Navi, a character from James Cameron's film Avatar

Where we take a trip to Pandora and meet a bloated action star hiding in the jungle. With the help of Telly Savalas we also uncover the treasures from Cameron’s other obsession, the Titanic, and ponder what it’s like to be a nerd these days.

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: See Why Alien Queens Fear this Woman

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Riply in Ridley Scott's movie Alien

Ripley’s showdown with the alien queen at the end of Aliens is one of the most thrilling scenes in cinematic history. With young Newt in peril, the loading doors suddenly open and there stands her protector, clad in a power loader suit, impressive hydraulic claws at the ready. The fact that Ripley’s wielding of this suit of …

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: PFC Vasquez

When it comes to kicking ass, there’s no one better than PFC Vasquez, as played by Jenette Goldstein in Aliens.

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‘Aliens’: The Satisfying Death of Carter Burke

Stand-up comic Paul Reiser only really had Diner and Beverly Hills Cop under his belt as major movie roles before being cast as the slimy Carter Burke, company man to the Wayland-Yutani corporation, in Aliens. Starting out as a seeming good-guy who’s trying to smooth the way for Ripley’s return from 57 years of floating through the galaxy in …

Nerdstalking Podcast

Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 013

Where we discuss the five major flicks in the Alien movie franchise: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien3 (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and Prometheus (2012). The AvP movies get the occasional mention, but we decline to discuss them in-depth. We start out the show covering some upcoming and imminent genre stuff, such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, …

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‘Aliens’: Images of James Remar as the original Hicks

It’s easy to see why James Cameron originally cast actor James Remar as Cpl. Hicks in Aliens. Remar looked good in the armour, exuded a commanding presence and even had a history with producer Walter Hill, having appeared as Ajax in the Hill-produced classic The Warriors. But it was not to be. There are conflicting reports as to …

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‘Aliens’: They’re In the Room!

Cpl. Hicks takes a peek at the subject of our October episode. Will you dare?  

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Siskel and Ebert Review ‘Aliens’ in 1986

The fat guy and the other one give a pretty brain-dead review of Aliens in 1986.