Aliens

SUB-GENRES: Action / Horror DIRECTED BY: James Cameron WRITTEN BY: James Cameron (screenplay); James Cameron, David Giler, & Walter Hill (story) RELEASE: 1986 PEW PEW: Unlike its predecessor, Aliens brings action to the forefront, delivering a pulse-pounding and unrelentingly exciting experience. CAT FOOD: The film also holds up in terms of social commentary. It addresses…

Chappie

SUB-GENRES: Thriller DIRECTED BY: Neill Blomkamp WRITTEN BY: Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell RELEASE: 2015 PEW PEW: Action takes a back seat on this one, but it is not non-existent. CAT FOOD: Heaps of existential deep thinking offered up against a degenerate backdrop. The great thing about Neill Blomkamp’s most bizarre outing to date is…

Alien

SUB-GENRES: Horror DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott WRITTEN BY: Dan O’Bannon (screenplay); Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett (story) RELEASE: 1979 PEW PEW: The film takes a while to build up and, even at its most suspenseful, isn’t about action. CAT FOOD: The inter-crew drama and the implications of corporate and military greed are fertile ground for…