Thursday Movie Picks: Alien Movies

Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly event hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. To see the future themes for participation, as well as posts from other bloggers, head over to her site! This week’s theme involves aliens, specifically alien movies. Here are my picks this week.

The Family Fang

The opening sequence immediately throws the audience in the middle of the story – the disappearance of Caleb and Camille Fang, two artists known for their eccentric experimental art. The movie is then partly told in a series of flashbacks and interviews in order to understand the world that Caleb and Camille have perpetuated, and the kind of world their children, Annie and Baxter have tried to distance themselves from.

Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Movies - Spanish

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This is a weekly event where she provides us with a theme, and we give three movies that fit said theme. This week's theme is Spanish movies. Here are my picks this week:

Our Little Sister

When the father of sisters Shachi, Yoshino and Chika passed away, they went to the funeral despite having not seen their father for ages. They also meet their half-sister, Suzu, his daughter from his second marriage. On a whim, they ask Suzu to live with them, which she agreed to. 

The Martian

The Martian was one of my favorite books read last year. It’s funny; it’s adventurous and would definitely make a great film. Despite the influx of space-related flicks as of late, it was a good piece to adapt. I had a bit of doubt about it, particularly due to Matt Damon being casted as the lead character, and that his character might be reminiscent of his earlier astronaut character in 2014’s Interstellar. Nonetheless, the movie didn’t disappoint.