365 Movies By Day Reviews of Movies I Watch that I Feel Like Writing About


Alien: Covenant (2017)

Ridley Scott's (Gladiator, The Martian) brainchild franchise proves a few things. The Alien series still has legs. Its sequels continue to evolve. And Scott has no plans of letting his baby fall into the wrong hands again. Ridley's monster first burst onto the screen in 1979's Alien, a movie that did for space travel what Steven Spielberg's Jaws did for swimming on beaches just four years prior. It certainly wasn't the first movie set on a spaceship. And it certainly wasn't the first horror film. But, if it wasn't the first horror film set in space, it was certainly the first one we all remembered as being the first one. And, just as the tagline of the original movie poster suggests, In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream, nothing can be truer as sit down and prepare ourselves for one of the Alien movies (minus the two Alien Vs. Predator movies of course).


Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Sleeping With Other People was the fifth movie that I saw over a 48 hour period. The others were The Finest Hours, Anomalisa, 45 Years, and Love & Mercy. While The Finest Hours was entertaining and was a cool movie to see on the big screen in 3D, the only movie of the five that I really enjoyed was Love & Mercy. For as much as I disliked most of Anomalisa and 45 Years, the worst of the five movies was Sleeping With Other People. I am a big of Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers, Hall Pass). I liked him a lot on Saturday Night Live and thought he has had a fantastic start to his movie career and sometimes he can make you laugh out loud with his humor. I think, at least for now, he needs to stick to strictly doing "funny" comedies. Sleeping With Other People was a comedy that was not funny and one that played like a dramedy more than any of the other movies of Sudeikis that I am familiar with. Likewise, this has also been classified as a romance, which I find to be sort of sad and a discredit to the genre as a whole. I sort of hated the premise of this movie and felt that it was very hard for me to relate to, either on a personal level or how I observe those close to me. Perhaps this is the lifestyle for many people, but I don't see it in my life. I didn't know if I was supposed to take this movie seriously or if this was just supposed to be a fun 90 minutes. In either case, it failed. I neither enjoyed myself or even laughed one time.