Late Night Cult Classics at The Loft Cinema! The greatest cult movies of all-time are back on the big screen!
“Relentlessly exciting … tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package.” – James Berardinelli, Reel Views
She’s back! Sigourney Weaver returns to stomp some major alien booty in James Cameron’s relentless, guns-blazing, feminist-tinged sequel to Alien, which combines horror, sci-fi and war movie conventions to brilliantly thrilling effect. Retrieved from a drifting escape pod where she has been held in suspended animation for fifty-seven years, a revived Ripley (Weaver, who earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress) is persuaded to return to the planet where her former ship picked up the alien, as the human colony since established on the distant world has suddenly gone mysteriously silent. Arriving at the colony with a platoon of macho space marines, Ripley finds that a plucky young girl named Newt is the sole survivor — aside from literally hundreds of hungry, slavering xenomorphs. With the soldiers picked off one by one, a knock-down, drag-out, all-female showdown brews between the vicious alien queen and Ripley, who’s become a surrogate mother to Newt … and only one mother is getting out alive. Also starring Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Paul Reiser. (Dir. by James Cameron, 1986, USA, 137 mins., Rated R) Digital