Monsters (2010)

Written and directed by Gareth Edwards.  Starring Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able. Plot: six years after Earth is invaded by aliens, two people struggle to get through an "infected zone" so they can go home. I usually don't give away too much, or at least I try not to, but today I am giving it … Continue reading Monsters (2010)

Where the Others Are (2020)

Directed by Austin and Aaron Keeling.  Written by Melissa Hughes.  Starring Emily Goss and Daniel Van Thomas. Plot: a woman living in an RV with her abusive husband begins to suspect he's been replaced by an alien. Originally produced as a live immersive theatre experience for only two audience members at a time, Where the … Continue reading Where the Others Are (2020)

All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

Written and directed by husband and wife, David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry.  Starring Amanda Fuller, Brea Grant, Constance Wu, Jocelin Donahue, Jonathan Kite, Katie Parker, Maria Olsen, Mark Kelly, Matt Long, Megan Duffy, Michelle DeFraites and Stephanie Drake. Plot: a couple on an awkward date go to a strange theater to watch a series … Continue reading All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

Attack the Block (2011)

Written and directed by Joe Cornish.  Starring Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Franz Dramew, Jumayn Hunter, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost. Plot: a young street gang defends their South London block from an alien invasion. As a young gang (not the most likable characters when the movie starts) mug Sam (Whittaker), an … Continue reading Attack the Block (2011)

Species (1995)

Directed by Roger Donaldson.  Written by Dennis Feldman.  Starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Ben Kingsley, Marg Helgenberger, Forest Whitaker, Alfred Molina and Michelle Williams. Plot: the government messes up yet again, by making a human/alien hybrid that ends up being as fatal as she is beautiful. Sil (Williams) is a human/alien hybrid being kept in … Continue reading Species (1995)

Aliens (1986)

Directed by James Cameron.  Written by Cameron, Walter Hill and David Giler.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Al Matthews. Plot: after floating in space for 57 years, Ripley is found alive - at first they don't believe her story, but when aliens … Continue reading Aliens (1986)