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.

get out

A movie with a nearly perfect Rotten Tomatoes score is always intriguing to me. I just wasn’t expecting this one to be… well completely wacked out of its mind.

Get Out is about a young black man who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents. This goes worse than most meet the parents situations go, which as most men can tell you is saying something. I guess the rest of us can consider ourselves lucky that most of our (ex)girlfriends’ families are only half this insane.