Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly Round-Up (9/30/12 - 10/6/12)

Alien (Ridley Scott) **** - I bought the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set and I decided to watch the extended director's cut of Alien, a film I've seen a couple of times before. It's still a thrilling, wonderful shocker of a sci-fi horror film which, really, must be seen by everyone.

Ted (Seth MacFarlane) *** - The way I feel about this film is the same way I feel about its writer-director-co-star Seth MacFarlane - hit and miss. There are some really, really funny sequences here in this rude and crude tale of a man who lives with his talking teddy bear who came to life after a magical childhood wish. MacFarlane's style of blending shock/crude humor with pop culture references lends itself well....only SOME of the time but enough to make this film quite watchable. It also has some uncharacteristic sweetness and some depth thrown in for good measure.

5 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Alien is a great film man, this extended DVD sounds great too. The way you described Ted is exactly how I imagine it to come across too haha.

mad padre said...

Alien is an amazing film in so many ways. It was interesting to see Scott sort of revisiting that world in Prometheus without making that film an explicit prequel.

I haven't seen Ted yet. It is one of those films I wouldn't go out of my way for.

Cheers,
Mike

John Doe said...

Alien is one of my fav movies. I haven't seen TED yet but I've heard that it goes well with weed.

Adam said...

I didn't like the original alien

MRanthrope said...

I'm picking up Prometheus on blu-ray as soon as I finish typing this!