Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle […]

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Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: The Thing Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1982 Studio: Universal Pictures & Turman-Foster Company Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $19.6 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producers: Stuart Cohen, et al. Screenwriter: Bill Lancaster. Adaptation? Yes, of the 1938 novella Who Goes There? […]

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Movie Discussion: Ron Underwood’s Tremors (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Tremors Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 19, 1990 Studio: Universal Pictures & No Frills Film Production Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $16.5 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ron Underwood Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriters: S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Resident Evil Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 15, 2002 Studio: Constantin Film Produktion, et al. Distributer: Screen Gems Domestic Gross: $40 million Budget: $33 million (estimated) Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Producers: Jeremy Bolt, et al. Screenwriter: Paul W.S. Anderson Adaptation? Yes, based on the 1996 video […]

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Movie Discussion: Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Alien Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 22, 1979 Studio: Brandywine Productions & Twentieth Century-Fox Productions Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Domestic Gross: $78.9 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ridley Scott Producers:  Ronald Shusett, Gordon Carroll, David Giler & Walter Hill Screenwriters: Dan O’Bannon (Story […]

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Movie Discussion: Bong Joon-ho’s The Host [Gwoemul] (2006)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: The Host Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Gwoemul Date of South Korean release: July 27, 2006 Date of U.S. release: March 9, 2007 Studio: Showbox Entertainment, et al. Distributer: Magnolia Pictures Domestic Gross: $2.2 million Budget: ? Director: Bong Joon-ho Producers: Choi Yong-bae, et al. Screenwriters: […]

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