Monday, February 6, 2017
Life (2017) and T2 Trainspotting
This March we travel back into outer space with Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller, Life. When a space station crew of 6 astronauts intercepts a research vessel returning from Mars, they discover the first proof of life beyond Earth. But as this intelligent organism continues growing in strength and size, the astronauts are forced to fend for their lives against this unknown foe. The footage looks impressive and the cast has enough big names to catch my attention (Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds), hopefully Life ends up being a surprisingly strong effort in the early months of 2017.
My love and appreciation of filmmaker Danny Boyle cannot be overstated. His stylish approach and creative storytelling always turn his films into a unique experience. Boyle follows up an old classic from over two decades ago with T2 Trainspitting. Ewan McGregor reprises the role of Mark Renton, a former junkie who returns home to reconnect with old friends, but finds his past mistakes can't be escaped. As a fan of the original, you better believe I'm excited for this sequel. T2 Trainspotting will receive a modest theatrical release this April, so keep an eye out for it.