life

Somehow the most unbelievable thing about this movie that involves a rapidly growing alien life form found in the dirt on Mars attacking a bunch of astronauts is the fact that NASA held a contest that let a bunch of elementary school kids name the alien.

Life is about a group of astronauts, most notably played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson, who find a dead alien life form in soil samples from Mars. Because humans are stupid, they decided to try and bring it back to life. Obviously this doesn’t go well and we have our movie… which is basically Alien.

According to IMDB’s upcoming movies list, Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal comes out this week.  My local theater’s release list seems to disagree with that, so it may be a limited thing.  Regardless, it gives me the opportunity to talk about an actor who has recently become one of my favorites.  He has picked some excellent roles over the past 5 years or so and I’m excited to see what he does from here on. I was close to doing a top 10 list but couldn’t quite find 10 that I enjoy enough to put on here.  So here’s a Top 5 with some honorable mentions: