Extremely late to this, but I'm also a huge defender of Alien 3, both versions. It has a lot of great character interactions in it. Besides Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, and Danny Webb are all fucking fantastic in it. Plus, Fincher did such a good job in those clautrophobic chase sequences where they're trying to lure the alien into the chamber.
I also quite enjoy Alien: Resurrection, mostly for it's pure lunacy. The casting of it is just marvelous. I'm a huge sucker for both Michael Wincott and Dan Hedaya, and of course Ron Perlman and Dominique Pinon are always marvelous. Brad Douriff as the main scientist steals the show for me though.
Aaaand on the topic of Miyazaki - Gabe, you're in for such a treat with these movies (not sure what all you ended up catching at Cinefamily). Howling's Moving Castle is unfortunately not nearly as good as it looks, though it is stupendously gorgeous. My favorite is Porco Rosso, but pretty much all are good.