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If ‘Life’ seems familiar, that’s because it is

“Life” so echoes Ridley Scott’s 38-year-old claustrophobic science-fiction classic “Alien,” in which a group of space travelers is under attack from a merciless invasive being, that it can only pale by comparison. But, taken on its own creature-feature terms, “Life” has enough taut moments — especially in its first half — to make it tensely diverting, though not memorable in the long run.

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Movie review: 'Personal Shopper' is both genuinely scary and psychologically serious

Maureen, a young American living in Paris, fits nowhere since the death of her twin brother. She spends evenings trying to connect with him in the afterlife. They both claimed the spiritual skills of a medium to examine the beyond, and promised that the first to pass would reach out to the survivor with some message. During the day she is the fashion assistant to a wealthy "high-profile media personality who doesn't have the time to worry about practical things." Understandably, Maureen is skittish 24 hours a day. Even more so when an occult figure makes a milky, ectoplasmic appearance before her eyes. And further still when anonymous messages from a possible stalker flood her iPhone.

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Movie review: Woody Harrelson is strangely likeable goofus in 'Wilson'

That guy you met on Match.com who announces straight off that you're not his heart's desire, but goes rattling on about his own relationship issues? The dude who sits next to you in an empty bus, asks your religion and explains why that's not the best choice? The odd duck who takes the urinal beside yours in a deserted restroom because he has inquiries about fatherhood you might be able to answer?

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Oscar statues were once painted plaster and other little known Academy Award facts

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