Video: Film of the week - Skyline

THE pick of this week’s new releases is alien thriller Skyline, which follows a group of friends as they battle to stay alive in under-siege LA.

Skyline, 15 rating

Starring: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison

Genre: Thriller

Jarrod (Balfour) and his girlfriend Elaine (Thompson) fly to Los Angeles to celebrate the birthday of Jarrod’s best friend, Terry (Faison).

The trio stay in Terry’s plush suite, which he shares with girlfriend Candice (Brittany Daniel).

At the end of the night, both couples collapse in their bedrooms while Terry’s pal Ray (Neil Hopkins) and assistant Denise (Crystal Reed) crash in the living room.

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In the early hours of the morning, pulses of bright blue light fall from the sky and Terry and his friends stare horrified out of the penthouse windows as they witness the mass harvesting of the city’s population.

If the group are to evade capture and a grisly fate, they face some tough choices.

Rating: 7/10