Saturday, July 05, 2008

Revelations Winners Revealed

Three alien-loving Film Experience readers have won The X-Files: Revelations DVD set. Eight episode of Chris Carter's beloved series (starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny) are going home with them. The episodes are handpicked for their relevance to the new movie. I asked all contestants what their favorite movie about aliens were. The randomly drawn winners named the following films...

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.
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.
"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?

3 comments:

Kamikaze Camel said...

A lot of Mars Attacks! is just hilarious though.

Janice said...

Is that Gillian in bed with David D and Chris Carter? (I assume the blond is Chris) That picture is just so hot (forgive my lapse into immaturity here.) Why doesn't Gillian get more work?

God she is so hot in that pic. (Did I already say that?)

NATHANIEL R said...

that is the X-Files big trio, yes.

i have no idea why she doesn't work more, no.