Alien (1979)

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Alien revolves around a group in space as they are unexpectedly waken up early on their journey back to Earth. They land on an unknown planet due to a transmission signal and they go out and discover alien eggs when one ends up infiltrating their ship.

I have never seen any of the Alien films. So watching the ’79 film was an experience and I now know why it’s so iconic. It scared the hell out of me with the suspense and was also pretty gross at parts. My biggest takeaway from the film: everyone on the ship is dumb and should have listened to Ripley.

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Adrift (2018)

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Adrift surrounds a couple Tami and Richard played by Shailene Woodley and Sam Clafin. The two are travelers who meet in Tahiti and start up a romance. The two decide to sail the world together, but once they get a job to sail to San Diego a hurricane cuts through their path, wrecks their boat, and both must try to survive until they are able to reach land, which is thousands of miles away.

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Game Night (2018)

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Game Night surrounds three couples who regularly have game nights, but the stakes are raised once Brooks (Kyle Chandler), Jason Bateman’s brother in the film, stages a murder mystery  game which leads to his kidnapping, the couples then have trouble figuring out what is part of the game and what is real.

First off, this film is really fun. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams have a really great dynamic here. They are both super competitive people, which means that they are the main focus of the film and take all their game nights seriously. They also work well with the two other couples. But Jesse Plemons, who plays the creepy neighbor, is the real standout here. He was able to balance being stoic and serious with trying to insert himself in the couple’s game nights, which made all the other characters uncomfortable – it was great.

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