Dark Skies (2013)

Quick bite: Dark Skies (2013)

A suburban family under financial pressure becomes the embarrassment of the commuter belt when sinister forces beyond their control begin interfering with their lives. But enough about their mortgage company. The space aliens in this movie are the more immediate threat, with their coming and going and conducting experiments for reasons that not even J. K. Simmons can explain in a lackluster monster-expert cameo. Will the family sitting down to spaghetti dinner be enough to repel the invaders? What if they board up their windows first? The plot is more faithful to the first half of Poltergeist (1982) than the actual remake from 2015, so that’s one thing to recommend it. Keri Russell stars as the soccer mom. Directed by Scott Stewart.