MAY 28TH, 2013

DARK SKIES // “Dark Skies” is formulaic and borrows multiple concepts from dozens of films, but writer-director Scott Stewart still finds a way to make the most of this familiar story about the most unfamiliar of subjects; aliens. With themes galore and several key performances, specifically Keri Russell, who delves deep for this role, “Dark Skies” produces some hair-raising moments and satisfies with a creepiness all its own. Borrowing plot lines from films like “Signs”, “Paranormal Activity”, and “Poltergeist”, the film never feels entirely unique and makes some rookie choices when dealing with character development and the major letdown of the ending, while a completely revolutionary ending was right at its fingertips. Despite all its shortcomings, the film had me on the edge of my seat and the constant cycle of nightly events, made infamous by the “Paranormal Activity” franchise offers up a certainty that occurrences are bound to happen. Also, the visuals of the aliens themselves was spot on, providing an updated look to the image with associate with extraterrestrial while still scaring the crap out of you. For the most part I enjoyed this film and thought with a few tweaks, this could have been a showstopper but instead remains an above average alien flick.

New Releases
Dark Skies (2013)
The Numbers Station

TV Box Set

  • Are You Afraid of The Dark? Season One
  • Beetlejuice: The Complete Series
  • Covert Affairs: Season Three
  • Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part Two
  • Inspector George Gently: Series Five
  • Longmire: Season One
  • Red Widow: Season One
  • Suits: Season Two
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Volume Four

Special Editions/Other Releases

  • Best of Warner Bros Cartoon Collection
  • Government Agents Vs Phantom Legion
  • K-On!
  • Life is Sweet: Criterion
  • Love Heart Love?: Complete Collection
  • The LEGO: Batman Movie
  • Yossi 2-denied2

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