The Alien Franchise: Part Two (feat. Jaime Prater & Ryan Zeid)
Ramp up the violence and turn down the storytelling; it’s Part Two of our Alien franchise reappraisal! This week, we pick up with “Alien 3” and analyze why it’s so fit for reclamation from fans and cinephiles alike. At the 24-minute mark, Chance is joined by the hosts of the Alien universe podcast “Perfect Organism.” Jaime Prater and Ryan Zeid discuss why the narrative hardship of “Alien 3” appeals to them and why the cutesy self-awareness of “Alien: Resurrection” certainly does not. At 44 minutes, your hosts jump back into “Resurrection” and consider whether creative gore is enough to merit a “bad-good” rating. Finally, at 59 minutes, Noah and Chance debate whether the fact that “Alien Vs. Predator” is better than you might think is actually a good thing. It’s six more hours of aliens and a lifetime of images you can’t un-see!
Listen to our guests’ wonderful podcast here: perfectorganism.podbean.com.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.