Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

  • Directors: Kevin Reynolds
  • Producers: Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson
  • Writers: Pen Densham, John Watson
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman, Christian Slater, Nick Brimble, Mike McShane, Geraldine McEwan, Daniel Peacock, Michael Wincott, Walter Sparrow, Harold Innocent, Brian Blessed

Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner), an English nobleman, joins King Richard “the Lionheart” in the Third Crusade. In Jeruslaem, Robin is captured and imprisoned along with his comrade Peter. Robin engineers an escape, saving the life of a Moor, Azeem, (Morgan Freeman) in the process; Peter dies in the attempt and has Robin swear to protect his sister Marian. Robin returns to England with Azeem, who vows to accompany Robin until the debt of saving his life is repaid.

In England, with King Richard on crusade, the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) rules over the land, aided by his cousin, Guy of Gisbourne (Michael Wincott) along with the witch Mortianna (Geraldine McEwan) and the corrupt Bishop of Hereford (Harold Innocent). At Locksley castle, Robin’s father (Brian Blessed) is lured to the gates and killed by the Sheriff’s men after refusing to join them.

When Robin and Azeem arrive in England, they find Gisbourne and his soldiers bullying a boy named Wulf, accused of poaching (because his family was starved by Gisbourne). Robin reveals his identity and saves Wulf.

Gisbourne reveals Robin’s actions to the Sheriff, who dismisses Robin as unimportant. Robin and Azeem find Locksley Castle destroyed and Robin’s father murdered. Lord Locksley’s servant, Duncan (Walter Sparrow), has survived, though his eyes were removed in torture. Duncan tells Robin that “Nottingham and his Witch” appeared with soldiers at the castle, claiming Robin’s father confessed to devil worship; this allowed them to execute him and declare his lands forfeit.

Robin and Marian marry in the forest. Their wedding is interrupted by the return of King Richard (Sean Connery), who blesses the marriage and thanks Robin for his deeds.

Alien Resurrection

  • Directors: Jean Pierre Jeunet
  • Producers: Bill Badalato, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
  • Writers: Characters, Dan O Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay, Joss Whedon
  • Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, Leland Orser, Dan Hedaya, J E Freeman, Kim Flowers, Raymond Cruz

Alien Resurrection takes place 200 years after Alien 3. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) has been cloned on the outer space military science vessel USM Auriga using “blood samples from Fiorina ‘Fury’ 161, on ice.” The United Systems Military wants to extract the Alien queen embryo that was implanted in her before her death in Alien 3. After successful extraction of the embryo, the scientists decide to keep the Ripley clone alive for further study. They raise the Alien queen and collect her eggs for further use. As a result of the cloning process, during which Ripley’s DNA was mixed with the Alien’s, she has developed abilities including enhanced strength and reflexes, acidic blood, and an empathic link with the Aliens.

The Betty, a ship full of mercenaries, arrives delivering several kidnapped humans in hypersleep. The military scientists use them as hosts for the Alien facehuggers, raising several adult Aliens for study. The mercenaries encounter Ripley, and their youngest member Call (Winona Ryder) recognizes her name. She attempts to kill Ripley, believing she may be used to create more Aliens. Call is too late; the adult Aliens have already been created and quickly escape their confinement, damaging the ship and killing most of its crew. Dr. Wren (J. E. Freeman), one of the ship’s scientists, reveals that the Auriga’s default command in an emergency situation is to return to Earth. Realizing that this will unleash the Aliens on Earth, Ripley, the mercenaries, Wren, a marine named DiStephano (Raymond Cruz), and a surviving Alien host, Purvis (Leland Orser), attempt to escape on the Betty and destroy the Auriga.

Ripley and the surviving mercenaries arrive at the Betty. As they launch, the human/Alien hybrid attacks Ripley and Call. Ripley kills it by using her own acidic blood to burn a hole through a viewing pane, causing the creature to be drawn violently through the small hole and into the vacuum of space. The survivors escape in the Betty as the Auriga impacts into Earth.