Excerpt: You don’t have to be a cynic to declare that Dark Skies is nothing you haven’t seen before. Still, it demonstrates why so many movies dramatize extraterrestrials and unexplained phenomena, because when done right (as this mostly is), you find yourself intrigued and entertained.
Excerpt: a fairly blah blend of sci-fi speculation and the original “Amityville Horror.” When the jolts do come, they’re of the cheap (hand on invitingly exposed shoulder) variety. You can’t fault Stewart for attempting a more atmospheric, Ray Bradbury approach to a well-worn genre. Too bad he, like Mrs. Barrett during one of her fits, is slamming his head against a sliding door.