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.