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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson & Ryan Reynolds Star in the Edge-of-Your-Seat Sci-Fi Thriller Life Debuting on Digital June 2 On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD June 20th. Includes Never-Before-Seen Astronaut Diaries & Three Immersive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. »
- Tom Stockman
Before it's released on digital platforms on June 2nd and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 20th, you can watch the first ten minutes of the sci-fi horror film Life, along with new behind-the-scenes videos.
Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa »
- Derek Anderson
If you missed seeing the alien's bone-snapping firm handshake in the sci-fi horror film Life on the big screen, you'll soon be able to invite Calvin into your own home with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Proudctions' 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release of Life on June 20th, following its June 2nd Digital release.
Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada »
- Derek Anderson
Directed by Daniel Espinosa.
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth
When the trailers for Life first started dropping, the comparisons to seminal sci-fi horror Alien were inevitable. A group of astronauts find alien life and all hell breaks loose pretty much sums up both films, however, they do differ in a lot of ways (both positive and negative). Alien is a superbly crafted and original film which blends high concept sci-fi with horror and drama. Whilst Life can’t claim to be original, it does offer enough new little twists for it to stand alone in its own right.
A group of astronauts (in what we must assume is present »
- Helen Murdoch
Directed by Daniel Espinosa.
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first; no, Life is not the Venom origin story many fans are hoping it will be. It’s also inextricably indebted to Ridley Scott’s Alien throughout, which while denting much prospect of originality, does little to impact its integrity as a tripwire-tense, sharply-acted sci-fi horror romp, serving as a welcome tonic amid the recent annual onset of blockbuster bombast.
- Shaun Munro
Why Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi horror is very much worth your time.
You might already have a number of personally justified reasons to skip Daniel Espinosa’s outer space horror-thriller Life, written by the Deadpool and Zombieland scribe duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. For starters, the general lack of interest in it might be weighing down your own willingness (Forbes’ Scott Mendelson reports the movie only made a measly $12.2 million weekend debut.) Or its overall “meh” critical reception — with an underwhelming 66% score on Rotten Tomatoes (just 46% when you look at Top Critics only) — might be the deal-breaker for you. Or perhaps you have room for one and only one set-in-space horror per year inside of you, which you already reserved for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant.
Due respect, you will be missing out, and not just on its first-rate and diverse ensemble »
- Tomris Laffly
Life is going to be making its way into theaters this weekend and will be providing moviegoers with their terrifying springtime sci-fi fix. The movie has drawn quite a few comparisons to Ridley Scott's Alien but despite the similarities, the movie has been received quite positively thus far. A lot of that positivity stems from the fact that Life features a very stacked and very talented cast that includes a few major A-list stars.
To help close out this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, Sony decided to premiere Life ahead of its official release to a lucky crowd and as an added bonus they also brought the cast and filmmakers along. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with several of the cast members including Rebecca Ferguson, Ariyon Bakare, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds during SXSW. We talked about everything from the challenges of filming a movie in space, »
After shattering box office records last weekend with an amazing debut of $174.4 million, nothing was expected to stand in the way of a second straight weekend win for Beauty and the Beast. The live action fairy tale adaptation squared off against three newcomers this weekend, Lionsgate's Power Rangers, Sony's Life and Warner Bros.' CHiPs, although, as expected, none of these new releases managed to come close to Beauty and the Beast. The Disney blockbuster easily won its second weekend in a row with an estimated $88.3 million.
Last weekend, this long-awaited live-action adaptation broke Batman v Superman's record for largest March opening ever, and it also broke records for the largest debut for a PG movie, and had the biggest IMAX debut ever for a PG film as well. While it only opened against one other movie last weekend, the R-rated thriller The Belko Experiment, which debuted in roughly 1/4th »
The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could capture an additional $90 million by the end of its second weekend, which would put its domestic total well above $300 million. Its global total after Friday also waltzed past the $500 million milestone.
Film Review: ‘Power Rangers’
Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” meanwhile, morphed to $15 million of Friday from 3,693 theaters. The reboot of the popular ’90s TV show should land solidly in second this weekend with over $40 million.
The other two major openings — Sony’s “Life” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Warner Bros.’ “Chips” from Dax Shepard — are showing moderate-to-low interest from theater-goers. On Friday, the former made $4.3 million from 3,146 spots, while »
- Seth Kelley
Chicago – Combining the invasion elements of “Alien” with the life-raft-in-space morbidity of “Gravity,” the new film “Life” maintains a grip from the enlightened beginning to the twisted end. Mars is the origin, so the film joins “The Martian” and “The Space Between Us” in sourcing the red planet.
The idea, it seems, is to find the type of actors who can sell the story, and the cast of “Life” is up to the task. Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson are part of the crew that is experiencing the “and then there were none” scenario, as the life form from Mars is loose on their space station. This seemingly unstoppable force occurs through the decision making of exploration… are we willing to take the consequences of “discovering” life outside the earth? It all adds up to a well done thriller, which is more of a suspense movie – like »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The search for extraterrestrial life has been the basis of films going back to the alien invasions films of the 1950s. But as technology and science have caught up to the minds of science fiction writers, we, as a species, have never been closer to proving there is life on other planets. That discovery, and the "worst case scenario" of that discovery is the terrifying basis of the new film, Life.
Life stars Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson as astronauts/scientists on the International Space Station tasked with intercepting a satellite from Mars that has collected soil samples and is now returning back to Earth. The team, along with fellow actors Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, and Ariyon Bakare, are all the best at what they do, and this rainbow coalition space "dream team" has the eyes of the whole world watching as they begin to study the soil for microscopic life. »
Spoiler Warning: This post basically ruins the entire movie! This year, we're already expecting some brutal extraterrestrial horror in the form of Alien: Covenant, but Life (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds) really took us by surprise. The marketing and the trailer seemed modest enough; it looked scary, sure, but it came across more as a "thinker" alien movie than a straight-up bloodbath. Let's just say we were very, very wrong. In fact, Life is so unsettling and nightmare inducing, we'd like to issue an advanced warning that it's really not for the faint of heart. If you feeling like you can't stomach its horrors or you're just curious about the ending, we're breaking down the shocking conclusion of the film. Here's the basic premise: A group of astronauts has been living in the International Space Station for months. Their mission is to recover a sample from Mars and see »
- Ryan Roschke
The science fiction/horror film Life sends a team of astronauts to Mars on a mission to retrieve a robotic capsule containing what may be the first life form found on Mars. They are supposed to analyze this single cell, in the safety of space, but everyone who saw the movie Alien knows collecting extraterrestrial life forms is risky business.
So we are already braced for a scary ride when the little organism they name Calvin turns out to be less cute than it seems, despite reaching out a finger-like appendage a la Et. The accomplished Nasa crew on this interstellar mission is an international mix of scientists and specialists, mostly with multiple skill sets. The six crew members include physician/pilot/seasoned space veteran David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal »
- Cate Marquis
Space. “The final frontier.” Sprawling nothingness explored to death by superheroes, adventurers and aliens alike. The whole “spaceship disaster scenario” seems familiar by now, doesn’t it? Characters are confined inside cold, industrial coffins that repeat symbolically through modern science fiction. Gravity might take us outside, but the backdrops rarely differ. Infinite black vastness dotted with twinkling stars – like an unending echo chamber. It’s with this mentality that Life plays by Ridley Scott’s alien survival textbooks, as a thousand post-Alien thrillers have similarly attempted. In space, no one can hear you scream – but can they hear you “meh?”
Director Daniel Espinosa takes us aboard the International Space Station, where astronauts await research findings from Mars. The tiny cargo shuttle almost flies away due to its wonky trajectory, but Roy Adams (Ryan Reynolds) reels in the hurdling package. Researcher Hugh Derry (Ariyon Bakare) studies their collected specimens, to »
- Matt Donato
As much as it wants to be, the new deep-space thriller Life is no Alien. Then again, what is? What could be? When Ridley Scott directed his 1979 no one-can-hear-you-scream masterpiece, there were still rules to break and boundaries to push. He giddily broke and pushed all of them, combining what were dismissed as two distinct and disreputable gutter genres (science fiction and horror) and fusing them into one glorious chest-bursting hybrid. You could be intelligent and graphically gooey at the same time. Who knew? In fact, it was possible that by doing so you could even approach something like art. »
- Chris Nashawaty
What we have here is junky Alien clone disguised as, well, something better. But there's no life in Life, just leftovers, and a set-up comes pretty close to being a parody of the 1979 Ridley Scott classic. We're squeezed into a claustrophobic , $200 billion international space station, which is charged with care of a probe that has returned from Mars with soil samples. And what do you know, when you put one of those samples in a petri dish, something emerges. And it's alive! At first, the one-cell organism looks like a floating plant tendril, »
‘Life’ Finds a Way to Deliver a Fun Thrill Ride Despite the Generic SetupA compelling cast, an intelligent enemy, and slick thrills make for an entertaining slice of sci-fi/horror.
As much as films like Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures want us to believe otherwise, space-set horror films have shown us again and again that astronauts really aren’t all that bright. How else to explain the endless display of scientists and space explorers who encounter a previously unknown alien life-form and against all common sense decide it’s probably something they should touch?
That’s the immediate hurdle the new film Life needs to overcome even before the the first frame appears, and while the moment in question is a definite stumbling block the movie still succeeds in becoming a highly entertaining and often suspenseful ride into darkness.
A six-person crew aboard the International Space Station have just brought an interplanetary sample aboard, and »
- Rob Hunter
To celebrate the release of Sony Pictures’ Life, we have a brand new, world exclusive clip to share from the film.
Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and Olga Dihovichnaya, and opens across the UK from Friday March 24th. We posted our very positive review for the film just last night, and you can check it out right here.
Here’s our exclusive Life clip for your viewing pleasure.
The post Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Life’ – opening in cinemas on Friday appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
If Hollywood’s revitalized interest in space — embodied by Gravity, The Martian, and Interstellar — has proven anything, it’s that the galaxy is terrifying enough without the presence of extraterrestrial life. As the horrors of eternal darkness, flying debris, spacesuit malfunctions, and grappling with the psychological effects of loneliness weigh on our protagonists, Life attempts to up the ante by adding to the equation a creature hell-bent on destroying every human in its path. Although wholly derivative of the sci-fi touchstones that came before it, Daniel Espinosa’s streamlined, down-and-dirty approach makes for a refreshingly self-contained survival thriller.
Beginning with an extended, zero-gravity-replicating single take that hovers through the International Space Station, we’re introduced to the crew (made up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya), who have found the first proof of life beyond Earth. A space probe heading back from »
- Jordan Raup
There will always be films that exist as a way of paying tribute to a classic that’s come before it. In the next few days, a new one is hitting screens. On Friday, Life opens and it hopes to be a new version to an old hit. The cast here though is impeccable, led by the A-list team of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. They’re two of the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Working off of a script by the suddenly hot screenwriting duo of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are fresh off of a Writers Guild of America nomination for Deadpool. This is what Reese and Wernick have been up to since, with Reynolds along for the ride as well. The movie is a science fiction horror outing in the tradition of Alien. Here, we follow a team of a half dozen scientists working aboard the International Space Station. »
- Joey Magidson
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