So, "DeepStar Six" was much much worse than expected. I do no recommend it even for idle watching when giving yourself your own pandemic haircut. Objectively worse than "Leviathan", which I have now decided was largely enjoyable.
You may remember James Cameron's "The Abyss" (1989) because of the cutting-edge water-creature CG, or the infamous line: "They must have done something to us." You may also remember DeepStar Six, which was a big budget flop that year. But there were FOUR other underwater horror/adventure movies that year.
One of them was "Leviathan", starring Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, and Amanda Pays. I watched this movie last night and I can say that, as far as blatant rip-offs of Alien goes, it was one of them. The movie works fine as a weekend feature playing in the background. Some good tense moments, a changing creature, body horror.
It's on tubitv.com for free right now. I had never heard of Tubi before. Basically, it's on-demand with some commercials. Four over the length of the movie, I think, and they were short and non-irritating. Many many less than Comcast crams into its on-demand. And you don't have to make and account or anything.
Only available for a couple days, so if The Phantom is your thing or if you've never seen it (as I had not), watch it right away. It's a recording of the 25th anniversary and ends with a special presentation of the original cast along with a reprise of the most well-known songs.
I quite enjoyed this production of Hamlet at the Globe Theatre.
I find Shakespeare interesting in that I understand more of what is being said if I just let it roll over me rather than trying to parse all the word as they come. I feel that a disservice was done to the Bard when I was introduced to him (several times) in school. Even when hewing to the script and on the original stage (well, a facsimile thereof) this production it is never stuffy, boring, or insensible.