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“We’d better get back, ’cause it’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night… mostly.”
Aliens plays this weekend (September 30rd and October 1st) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
Aliens is a great sequel though James Cameron chucked the creepy Ridley Scott atmosphere for a more action-oriented format. Set 57 years after the original, Ripley’s escape pod has been found, and she is returned to earth. Once she gets there, however, her story is discounted and The Company fire her for detonating her old ship. A few weeks later Burke, an employee of The Company, asks her to go with a group of marines to Lv-426 (the planet where she found the first alien), where contact has been lost with a colony of terraformers…
Aliens is a fantastic movie. It is quite different from 1 & 3 in the series, in »
- Tom Stockman
Director-producer Ridley Scott will receive the 30th American Cinematheque award.
The presentation will take place on Oct. 14 at the Beverly Hilton.
Scott received Academy Award director nominations for “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator” and “Thelma and Louise.” Othe directing credits include “Alien,” “Black Rain,” “Blade Runner,” “The Duelists,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “G.I. Jane,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Legend,” “The Martian,” “Matchstick Men,” “Prometheus,” “Robin Hood,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “White Squall.”
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Ridley Scott as the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita. “To state it simply, Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors in the history of the motion picture.”
- Dave McNary
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