I don't want to say that the Sci-Fi Squad Movie club got off to a rough start, but I think it is fair to say that Jacob and I both picked movies that were a little less accessible than most sci-fi movies tend to be. So I think this weekend we'll stray away from the more dour side of the genre and go with something a bit more thrilling*: Chris Gorak's Right at Your Door.

If you haven't seen this largely undiscovered 2006 mini-gem already, it's about what happens after a dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles. Except it's not the large scale disaster movie you might think. Instead of Gorak attempting to go the Roland Emmerich route, he opted for a more intimate scale that explores what happens to a single couple after a dirty bomb goes off in LA. The result is a tightly wound, well plotted little film that would have been right at home as an Outer Limits episode from the '90s.

It's a common enough movie that your local rental store should have a copy, but if you're like me and have a crippling fear of walking out your front door lest a dirty bomb go off in your city, Right at Your Door is available on Netflix Watch Instantly. I don't have any discussion questions to keep in mind off the bat, so just kick back, enjoy at your leisure over the weekend and then on Monday I'll have a longer writeup to offer.

*Okay, so as you can tell from its plot, Right at Your Door isn't exactly an upper of a movie, but it's still a lot of fun.
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