Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.
This time, James Cameron’s Aliens.
- This episode was heavily edited down from a runtime of almost three hours to precisely two hours, in the interests of brevity. It is the most edited episode of The 250 to date. (November 2016.)
- Both Andrew and Darren watched the film separately, the only time that this has happened to date. (November 2016.)
- Both Andrew and Darren watched different cuts of the film. Darren watched the theatrical cut, Andrew watched the extended cut. The differences are listed here. This is the only time that this has happened to date. (November 2016.)
- Recorded 23rd June 2016.
- Aliens at The Internet Movie Database.
- The IMDB 250 as it appeared at time of recordings.
- The Dissolve‘s roundtable discussion of the film.
- Tasha Robinson at The Dissolve‘s look at the film’s approach to masculinity and femininity.
- Walt Goodman at The New York Times‘ review of Aliens, July 1986.
- Time‘s interview with Sigourney Weaver, July 1986.
- Genevieve Valentine at The Dissolve‘s look at the film’s supporting cast.
- Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com on watching Aliens with a bunch of young kids.
- James Cameron’s Starlog essay addressing various letters of complaint about Aliens, November 1992.
- Alien Series‘ rundown of Ridley Scott’s various plans for his own sequels to Alien.
- The Dissolve‘s examination of the trouble transition from Aliens to Alien3.
- Randy L’Officier’s interview with James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd on the production of Aliens, 1986.
- Slash Film‘s interview with James Cameron about his proposed adaptation of Jurassic Park.
- Jim Naureckas at eJumpCut‘s analysis of the Freudian themes of Aliens.
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