Let me preface this by saying that due to summer vacation being here, and work schedules being vastly different, we can now add movies to this list that we have watched alone.  This means that not every movie will have two ratings necessarily.  This is the only way we will ever be able to reach our goal set at the start of the year.  With that in mind, all the other rules still apply: has to be a movie I haven’t seen within the past year, or seen more than once (when both are reviewing a movie, this must apply to at least one of us).

Now, onto the latest movie!  Bridgette fell asleep about halfway through the movie so she is unable to give an accurate rating, hence she has no rating here.

Movie Number- 37
Title- Alien (1979)
Genre- Sci-Fi/Horror
Branden’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- N/A out of 10
Average Rating- 7
Netflix Rating- 4 Stars
Comments
– Finally, I have seen this movie!  I’ve seen scenes from the movie countless times, but they never really made sense until now.  I am shocked that I was able to avoid spoilers from this film for all these years.  Admittedly, although I enjoyed this movie, I found it incredibly difficult to stay awake throughout.  Now, this may be entirely due to the fact that I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before, and that mixed with the very quiet scenes, and gaps of not a lot happening.  I am sure, by this point, that anyone who has any interest in sci-fi or alien movies has seen this film, so I don’t need to say too much more about it.

I will make note that I have the entire Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator series, so I will be reviewing all of these by the next few weeks, and then will play through the game (Aliens vs. Predator) that I picked up yesterday.

This is a sci-fi classic that everyone needs to see at least once.  Good.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn't until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor's and master's degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.