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Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong

Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.

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Death Race

Lesley Smith
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Alien vs. Predator (2004)

The monsters are functions of the franchise, but also vaguely resistant, less transparent than they seem.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alien vs. Predator (2004)

King of the video game movies, director Paul W.S. Anderson continues to meet and resist expectations with his latest, Alien vs. Predator.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Resident Evil (2002)

Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Resident Evil (2002)

Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.

Cynthia Fuchs
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