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Sigourney Weaver: Ripley’s Game


Sigourney Weaver had two upcoming releases when she appeared on the cover of the September 1997 issue of Movieline Magazine.  She reprised her role as Ellen Ripley for the last time in the reboot Alien: Resurrection and she starred in Ang Lee’s seventies-set drama, The Ice Storm.  In this interview, Weaver speaks honestly about the roles she turned down, the costars who were put off by her height and what it’s like to be recognized by strangers.

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Readers Rank the Alien Movies


Last week, Jeffthewildman ranked the movies in the Alien franchise from worst to first.  So of course we asked readers for their rankings.  The votes have been tallied.  Let’s review the reader rankings.

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Worst to First: Ranking the Alien movies


In a crowded summer movie season, Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Alien prequel series has gotten squeezed out at the box office despite decent reviews.  What does that mean for the future of the Alien franchise?  It’s hard to say at this point, but it seems like as good a time as any to rank the Alien movies from worst to first.

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Sigourney Weaver: The Heat is On


Sigourney Weaver is a genre icon.  It’s probably a safe bet that she is best known for having played Ellen Ripley in four Alien movies with the threat of a fifth installment to be made some day if the stars align.  Despite a strong connection with science fiction, Weaver’s career has been fairly eclectic.  She’s done comedies ranging from Ghostbusters to Working Girl and prestige pictures like Gorillas in the Mist.  And she’s been nominated for Oscars in all of these different kinds of roles.

In 1992, Weaver was returning to the part of Ripley for what was supposed to be the last time in Alien3.  She was coming off a hiatus during which she gave birth to her only child.  In this cover story from the June 1992 issue of Movieline magazine, Weaver discussed her changing priorities as an actress and a mother.

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Top 10 Horror Films Of The 1970s


 

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In focusing on the Networks, Chinatowns and  Raging Bulls of the 70s, it’s easy to overlook another great aspect of 70’s filmmaking: the horror genre. The decade is frequently cited as one of the best in cinematic history. That doesn’t just apply to prestigious dramas like The Godfather.  The seventies were also one of the best decades for horror. The films listed here are proof of that.

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’70s Movies Bracket Game: Jaws v Alien


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Welcome to the second round of our bracket game celebrating the absolute best the movies had to offer during the 1970s! As someone who was in elementary school at the end of the decade, I have had to catch up on most of these films on home video, but even the move to the small screen cannot blunt the impact of such strong storytelling. During this round, I will be focusing on one great scene from each film and will share my thoughts about what those scenes mean, why they are great, or how they were executed. Then you get to whittle down our field a little by voting on your favorite!
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’70s Movies Bracket Game: Alien v Close Encounters


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Throughout April we here at Le Blog are going to be celebrating the Me Decade! The 1970s were an amazing time for the art of filmmaking. Audiences across the world turned out in crowds and lined up around the block for a wide variety of movies. For example, films as diverse as The Rescuers, Annie Hall, The Kentucky Fried Movie, and The Island of Dr Moreau all managed to hold down the top spot at the box office at some point during 1977. Just take a look at our bracket below and consider how many great films did not get included. Auteurs such as Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas, Altman, Spielberg and others broke through in the 70s, delivering films that were both artistically lauded and financially successful. But what has ended up being our absolute favorite movie of what may be the finest decade in film history? That is what we hope to find out here…within the context of the Le Blog community. So join us and vote each and every day as we dispose of masterful art with a click of a mouse!
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Movie Heroines Bracket Game Winner!


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A lot of times, the winner of the bracket games is pretty obvious from the outset.  But there were a lot of strong candidates in our Movie Heroine game.  Ultimately, it came down to Ellen Ripley vs. Princess Leia.  And Ripley won with almost 70% of the votes.

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Movie Heroines Bracket Game: Princess Leia Vs. Ellen Ripley


Princess Leia Vs. Ellen Ripley

With Cinderella and Insurgent in theaters, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes.  What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation.  We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect.  But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists.  Who’s the best movie heroine?  It’s time to find out.

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Movie Heroines Bracket Game: Sarah Connor Vs. Ellen Ripley


With Cinderella and Insurgent in theaters, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes.  What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation.  We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect.  But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists.  Who’s the best movie heroine?  It’s time to find out.

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Movie Heroines Bracket Game: Laurie Strode Vs. Ellen Ripley


Laurie Strode Vs. Ellen Ripley

With Cinderella and Insurgent in theaters, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes.  What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation.  We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect.  But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists.  Who’s the best movie heroine?  It’s time to find out.

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Movie Heroines Bracket Game: Ellen Ripley Vs. Trinity


Ellen Ripley Vs Trinity

With Cinderella in theaters and the Divergent sequel opening this Friday, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes.  What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation.  We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect.  But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists.  Who’s the best movie heroine?  It’s time to find out.

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