The X Files

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It would probably take a team of top FBI investigators years to figure out what's going on in writer/producer Chris Carter's big screen expansion of his TV series. The truth may be out there, but it's certainly not in here as agents Mulder and Scully (Duchovny and Anderson) spend two hours running around failing to reveal the conspiracy to cover up the existence of aliens among us. To the neophyte, it will make little sense: there's an Oklahoma-style bombing, gooey extra-terrestrials lurking underground in Texas, enigmatically powerful men plotting in rooms, Landau off his trolley and an awful lot of bees. Money has been spent on massive set-pieces and expensive hardware to remind us we're not watching the box, though those who have never seen the series may be at a loss to fathom the appeal of the Duchovny-Anderson duo.

By: TJ

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Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rob Bowman
Screenwriter: Chris Carter
Cast: David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
John Neville
William B Davis
Martin Landau
Mitch Pileggi
Blythe Danner
Armin Mueller-Stahl

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I've always really despise the type of cop shows that are all in the basic channels like Fox and NBC the shows like Law and Order criminal intent where it's all the same times every week just solved the same type of crimes just like last week and now all the end happily ever after. That being said... I remember as a child hearing about the x-files on an almost daily basis. Growing up in the 90's it was going of the biggest and most talked about shows that there was the entire decade. And the show and the music in the beginning themselves scared me and the rest of my generation for a long time after. Since they're making a new season this year starting in a couple weeks I believe, I begin watching the original seasons, amazing. I was floored and shocked and utterly stupefied at how much I loved this show. I had no idea what I was in for and I never knew how limit pushing and/or original and creative and ahead of its time that this show was.    I hav I have to finish season 9.  Then I'll finally be ready - watch every second of what I know will be huge success and an amazing ride through yet one more season of powerful moving and philosophically thought-provoking storylines!