Life_(2017_film)Life (2017) – 2/10

The possibility of life on Mars always makes for compelling viewing.  Jake Gyllenhaal and to a lesser degree Ryan Reynolds are fine actors.  This is going to be good.

Wait, what’s that tag line? I think they meant we were better off without this movie.

A group of highly educated and trained astronauts working in a confined space. With crazy quarantine protocols. Making life and death decisions based on emotion.

An extremely intelligent and very hungry alien. And it’s definitely evil; evil with capitals and in bold.  EVIL.  

Never stood a chance.  Earth is in trouble.  If you are looking for an intelligent, well acted, interesting science fiction flick then you are better off without this movie.




Buried_PosterBuried (2010) – 6/10

Ryan Reynolds is pretty convincing in this filmed entirely in a coffin flick.  You have to ‘go with it’ so you might as well.

Some genuinely intense scenes – a black snake, shifting position in the box, bombings.  When you hear the call to prayer it’s heartbreaking.

So close to the surface.  Cliche ending . . . it’s the wrong coffin!!! Directed by Rodrigo Cortes.