Rene in Texas loves Mysterious Skin. An interesting choice for the aliens question. Those of you who've seen it will agree.
Lynsey in Maryland is fond of a James Cameron's flick The Abyss.
Ed Harris is simply the icing on a big old fantabulous cake when it comes to that flick.Ed as icing? Yes, please. Smother my deserts with it.
Neel in Nevada choose one of my favorites Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! for three reasons.
1. The Bening, hot off The American President and willing to try something completely different."Ack Ack Ack" really is one of the funniest lines in the history of the cinema. I laugh every time... which is saying a lot because the line is repeated hundreds of times. I also completely love Sarah Jessica Parker in that movie. She's so undervalued as a comic actor in that she's only really valued for Sex & the City these days but hasn't she been wonderful in so many other comedies, too?
2. When the filmmakers decided that the temporary solution of having the aliens saying only "Ack ack ack" was funnier than anything else they could come up with, so they kept it.
3. The scene where they show the contrast between The New York Times' sobering, scientific headline announcing the alien arrival and The New York Post's more tabloid approach.